Beautiful Love

A blog about God and his beautiful love; standards, wisdom, passions, family, friends, kiddies, photography, cities, school, music, traveling, me, you, living for Christ, and a ton of other random important things in life

so I haven’t updated my iPod in years; I just discovered this was on it yesterday… It’s my new favorite song : )

Many people won’t care what you know ‘til they know that you care…

Things I’ve Learned

this post will be short and sweet; I PROMISE.

So God has been sharing and revealing a heck of a lot to me recently; some through personal quiet times, other people and other lessons have come the hard way. I just wanted to share some things I’ve learned (am learning) so far in 2013.

1. I am learning the good side and the value in being vulnerable (aka I’m learning its okay to be “weak”). [ie. when I’m weak he is strong; and the value vulnerability holds in “community”]

2. I am learning the importance of Sabbath.

3. I am learning it’s okay to say “no” sometimes; use discernment. Don’t overwork, over-commit or overwhelm yourself to the point you’re not effectively living out your purpose.

4. I am learning that good Financial Stewardship is hugely important.

5. I am learning that you should pay your parking and driving tickets on time (or simply avoid getting tickets) *learned this one the hard way

6. I am learning that mission work is costly (time, money, resources etc) and requires a lot of faith in God

7. I am learning that walking in integrity is an everyday every MOMENT type of thing.

8. I am learning that I CAN and WILL trust my future to God.

9. I am learning the power of reflection and debriefing.

10. I am learning that SLOW progress is STILL PROGRESS.

We are unworthy. Our souls are dirty. True repentance starts by acknowledging those facts. We are defiled and tainted. We are utterly unfit to bear His holy name. But it’s not about our worthiness. It’s about HIS.

—Leslie Ludy (Set-Apart Femininity)

(via littlethingsaboutgod)

CeCe Winans

—More Than What I Wanted

AWOLNATION

—Sail

i will forever love this song… yesss, the lyrics are very hmmm, “interesting” : ) 

(Source: dreamsofyou-js)

beneathewaters:

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless Babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save

Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live, I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From a life? s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

I will stand, I will stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground, all other ground
Is sinking sand, is sinking sand
So I stand

(Source: Spotify)