"Ministry is a marathon. It's not how you start out that matters but how you end. So, how do you make it to the end? The Bible says, 'Love never fails' (1 Cor. 13:8). If you minister out of love you can never be considered a failure."
God sometimes uses trouble to open your eyes, to make you aware of His voice, to make you sensitive to your surroundings. It's a wake up call, a nudge in the right direction. Don't allow the enemy to implant bitter thoughts in your mind tha...t will only make you steer away from the Lord; thoughts that will only make you question His motives. Pray for discernment and revelation in this confusing time. Trust and seek the Lover of your soul. (Spiritually Single)
"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed" (1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV)
How awesome is that our Savior not only understands us but has also endured sadness, joy, love, anger, anguish, temptation and trouble. Somehow when you know a person has walked in your shoes, their words become worthy, relevant. He's been ...through it and wants to help you live through it too. He knows what it's like to be blinded by tears, He knows what it's like to be overcome by sadness and grief. He knows how it feels when you're heart leaps of contentment. He knows what it's like to be troubled by something to the point of sweating drops of blood. He knows what it's like to love someone more than yourself. He knows the anger that comes when you've been taken for granted. He knows what it's like when temptation presents itself and you are at your weakest. He's been there, He's lived through it and He's conquered. Open your heart and let Him take over. Allow Him to deal with the emotions that have defeated you for so long. Emotions that have paralyzed you, that have prevented you from serving Him and living your life to the fullest. (Spiritually Single)
My Princess, (Prince) I know you have an idea in your head on how everything should unfold in your life. Even today you have an agenda. Because I love, I need you to give Me back all your plans for today and for all your tomorrows. If you l...et Me have your day, I can then intervene with something special. My intervention will give you more joy in your journey than your good intentions. I know all that your heart longs for, and I want to do more for you than you could ever do for yourself. So give Me a chance a change your agenda from ordinary to extraordinary, because that's the kind of life I've destined you to live, My beloved. Love, Your King and your Life Planner (Source: Spiritual Inspiration)
“Wedding vows are not a declaration of present love but a mutually binding promise of future love. A wedding should not be primarily a celebration of how loving you feel now-that can safely be assumed. Rather, in a wedding you stand up befo...re God, your family, and all the main institutions of society, and you promise to be loving, faithful, and true to the other person in the future, regardless of undulating internal feelings or external circumstances ” — Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage
Relationships aren't what they use to be, now a days people give up too easily, they allow their relationship to fall apart due to the little things instead of actually resolving the problems together, most of all they allow others to get in the way of what they have together. The way I see relationships is you try so hard to get this person in the beginning, you do all these small things in order to let them know how you feel about them, your effort is constant. So, why not continue all of this? If this person actually means something to you, you would try, you wouldn't allow them to feel insignificant in your life. Lastly, Stop treating your relationship like a chore, be with them because you want to, be committed to one person. If you truly do love them show it because you want to.. not because you have to.
Holding on to pain is self abuse. – Your past has given you the strength and wisdom you have today, so celebrate it. Don’t let it haunt you. Replaying a painful memory over and over in your head is a form of self abuse. Toxic thoughts create a toxic life. Make peace with yourself and your past. When you heal your thoughts, you heal the health of your happiness. So stop focusing on old problems and things you don’t want in your future. The more you think about them, the more you attract what you fear into your everyday experiences – you become your own worst enemy...Jerose
Your outlook looks bleak and you're tired. The many doubts and questions disturbing your thoughts make it difficult to believe there is hope in the near future. God wants you to stop relying on your strength and stop trying to get through this season on your own. You weren't made to do life alone. He wants you to recognize and admit you can't get through this without Him. He so graciously wants to give you His strength, His peace, and His hope; He's just waiting for you to seek Him. Spiritually Single (Unequally Yoked)SeekJesus
"Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him." (1 Chronicles 16:11)
“Everything I want is just Him, to get lost in Him, to feel His love and more and more of this dazzling that He does. I wonder at His beautiful system and how it feels better than anything I could choose or invent for myself. I wonder as I ...gaze up at the night sky, this love letter from God to creation, this reminder that somewhere there is peace, somewhere there is order, and I think about how great His kingdom is, and is going to be, and I wonder, in this beautiful moment, how I could ever want to walk away from it all.” — Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts