Kayleigh Johnson.
Romans 11:36 "For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen."
I am saved by grace, and taking every day to know my Creator and my King more.
I battle slight depression and anxiety.
Newly married.
ISFJ.
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breanna-lynn:

Nothing replaces closeness with Jesus. Everything your heart needs comes from knowing Him. If I can encourage you to do anything, pursue Him. Spend time every day with Him, no matter how busy life gets, because life overflows out of this place with Him. It doesn’t take away from anything else- it adds to it. You’ll be able to give and pour into others better when you are being filled up by God. Bob Sorge wrote, “…there seem to be relatively few believers whose secret life with God is so vibrantly life-giving that it kindles a contagious desire in others to follow their example.” Yet imagine the impact one person full of the Holy Spirit and His life and joy can have on others. Our time alone with God is about a lot more than just you and Him. It’s going to affect everyone around you. Spend time with Him. Things start happening in more than just your heart; it will start changing your life and reaching people in ways they need; you might be amazed what God will do when you just devote yourself to staying close to His heart daily. (at Vienna Espresso Bar & Bakery)

breanna-lynn:

Nothing replaces closeness with Jesus. Everything your heart needs comes from knowing Him. If I can encourage you to do anything, pursue Him. Spend time every day with Him, no matter how busy life gets, because life overflows out of this place with Him. It doesn’t take away from anything else- it adds to it. You’ll be able to give and pour into others better when you are being filled up by God. Bob Sorge wrote, “…there seem to be relatively few believers whose secret life with God is so vibrantly life-giving that it kindles a contagious desire in others to follow their example.” Yet imagine the impact one person full of the Holy Spirit and His life and joy can have on others. Our time alone with God is about a lot more than just you and Him. It’s going to affect everyone around you. Spend time with Him. Things start happening in more than just your heart; it will start changing your life and reaching people in ways they need; you might be amazed what God will do when you just devote yourself to staying close to His heart daily. (at Vienna Espresso Bar & Bakery)

I’m currently working on a book that goes through the lives accounted for in Hebrews 11, taking a look at how to cultivate faith-led lives today.

But part of me wants to start compiling all of my five minute thoughts from certain verses or passages to make it into a short devotion book of sorts.

Idk man. I’m really getting into writing lately. And encouragement is such a huge part of my heart that God keeps growing.

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jspark3000:

A culture of honesty requires a culture of grace. Honesty only happens when you have the reckless hope of an unconditional love, when you know the raw truth about yourself will not be met with cringing, but embrace. It’s how we quit hiding. It’s messy, scary, sloppy, and hard: but it is real, and it’s probably the church that Jesus had in mind.

— J

By this we know that we love the children or God, when we love God and obey His commandments.
For THIS is the love of God, that we keep His commandments.
And His commandments are not burdensome.
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And tho is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. By

1 John 5:2-4


I love how all of this is connected.

Our love of God is shown, is proven, by our obedience to Him. And likewise, our love of God’s children, our brothers and sisters in Christ, is shown, is proven, by our obedience to God. We love our neighbors by loving God, because by loving God, He calls us to love others as He loves them.

It seems like circular thinking. And it is in a way. But it’s because by nature God has seen it to be good that it is all so connected to each other that they cannot exist outside each other. He has called us to intense community with one another and with Him.

And we know that His commandments are not burdensome because His commandments free us up to love more deeply — because we are obeying, and through our obeying, our hearts because more sensitive to His Spirit, more sensitive to others’ needs, more sensitive to be able to love truly. His commandments bring Life because they are Life.

So why are we not meditating on His commandments more?

I know that I am so afraid of having to change and having to give up what I like to do. But He has called us to Life abundant — and that cannot be obtained in our life of sinfulness and disobedience.

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freshest-tittymilk:

portraits-of-america:

     “I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’”  
Bethlehem, PA
 

Thats mildly hilarious

freshest-tittymilk:

portraits-of-america:

     “I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’” 

Bethlehem, PA

 

Thats mildly hilarious