Last night’s high school group study was on Commandments 6, 8, 9, and 10. 

While talking about coveting, i got really convicted, especially when the pastor mentioned how often in the church we covet each other’s spiritual gifts and identities. 

I sometimes just wish I could help lead worship like some of the people in our group. But my voice is average at best, and I can’t play an instrument. So that part hit home.

And though I don’t covet specific people, I’m often wishing I had a relationship like some of the couples in the group.

Yeah, still working on it.


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While We’re Young - 1 Girl Nation

I can’t wait to see what the future holds in-store for these amazing young women.

Don’t you realize that God doesn’t need you? If he needed you, he would require perfection, but he does not need you. He wants you. He wants you and as incomprehensible as that is, we know it’s something of affection and not obligated. What does that mean for you? That you can stop avoiding Him. It is his good pleasure to will and to work in your life. He is constantly extending an invitation to you. Despite how much you decline his invitation to approach him because of how you’ve bought into the lies you’ve believed and the excuses you’ve crafted, he wants you and is still asking you to come. His patience is not wearing thin. He isn’t sick of you. Think of receiving an invitation to a wedding—you’re not invited because they need you, no. You have been invited because they love you and they want you to share and partake in something beautiful. You receive an invitation because someone wants you to join in on something bigger than yourself. You’re being invited for their pleasure and for yours. You’re not bringing anything to the table. You’re just asked to show up. So, God is extending an invitation to you and if you don’t feel like you have anything to offer, you’re in a perfect position to come.
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I am a lover, but I am not love.
I am art, but I am not an artist.
I am healed, but I am not a healer.
I am created, but I am not a creator.
I am living, but I am not life.
I am shining, but I am not light.
I am a mere reflection of the One who is.

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The grass withers and the flowers fade but the word of our God endures forever.
Isaiah 40:8 KJV (via gillianstevens)

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Keep Calm and Read the Bible


I had a discussion with one of my interns the other day about the Bible. She expressed concern that she wasn’t having these awesome, break-through revelations every time she read the Bible. She felt like she was “doing it wrong” for not always being moved to tears or feeling strongly convicted every time she read the Word.

I began asking her about her private life, areas of sin she had previously struggled with. She said that God had given her victory over those things, and she hadn’t been doing them any more. I asked her why she should still feel conviction for things that had already been forgiven, and she smiled, then quoting Romans 8:1, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Then I began to ask her what she would tell a friend in certain situations, like if they were struggling with sin, needed a physical healing, felt distant from God, struggled with self-esteem, felt called into ministry, felt afraid, ect., and she began to give me scripture after scripture.

That’s why we study and read the Word of God everyday. Not so we always have major “revelations” but so that we can be ready to edify the church and lift up those who are struggling at all times.