Your Lord is very jealous of your love, O believer. Did he choose you? He cannot bear that you should choose another. Did he buy you with his own blood? He cannot endure that you should think that you are your own, or that you belong to this world. He loved you with such a love that he would not stop in heaven without you; he would sooner die than you should perish, and he cannot endure that anything should stand between your heart’s love and himself.
He is very jealous of your trust. He will not permit you to trust in an arm of flesh. He cannot bear that you should hew out broken cisterns, when the overflowing fountain is always free to you. When we lean upon him, he is glad, but when we transfer our dependence to another, when we rely upon our own wisdom, or the wisdom of a friend—worst of all, when we trust in any works of our own, he is displeased, and will chasten us that he may bring us to himself.
He is also very jealous of our company. There should be no one with whom we converse so much as with Jesus. To abide in him only, this is true love; but to commune with the world, to find sufficient solace in our carnal comforts, to prefer even the society of our fellow Christians to secret discourse with him, this is grievous to our jealous Lord. He would fain have us abide in him, and enjoy constant fellowship with himself; and many of the trials which he sends us are for the purpose of weaning our hearts from the creature, and fixing them more closely upon himself.
Let this jealousy which would keep us near to Christ be also a comfort to us, for if he loves us so much as to care thus about our love we may be sure that he will suffer nothing to harm us, and will protect us from all our enemies. Oh that we may have grace this day to keep our hearts in sacred chastity for our Beloved alone, with sacred jealousy shutting our eyes to all the fascinations of the world!"
Your Lord Is Very Jealous Of Your Love
Mars Hill Devo
my cousin just sent me this video and DANG. i wanna go beast it at the gym right now
the first thirty seconds of this song is my soul right now in music form
you can’t please everybody
a lesson learned later than sooner is still a lesson learned
And we ring in yet another new year! I spent all of today in bed recovering lost hours of sleep. It was fantastic and I have no regrets.
At 25 years old, every year seems to change my life dramatically, and that’s definitely an underrated charm of being in your twenties. I’ve learned to love change and anticipate how this world -how my world- will be different in a year from now.
I would write about how great my 2013 was, or what I expect from 2014, but I just want to write about how in the last week of 2013 and in the first two days of 2014, I’ve fallen in love with Jesus again. I could not have asked for a more perfect end & beginning, than with the One who IS my beginning and end.
The only thing I’m dreading about this year is turning 26. LSKDJLSDKFJDLKSJFSKDJ. That means I’ll OFFICIALLY be entering my late 20s. EWWWWWWW. Obviously, I am not embracing age well. Hoping for a heart change to welcome my 26th year with love and open arms! (Not likely, but a girl can dream.)
I believe in 2014. It’s going to be amazing, for all of us. :)
sappy tumblr posts suck, but
i really miss my grandpa today
the holidays are emptier without him
today, i declare Your Lordship over my life!
God, You are GOOD. You are wonderful to me. :)
You have my heart always
it’s Your breath in our lungs,
so we pour out our praise to You only