Can’t agree more

An excerpt from Relevant Magazine:

"Discipleship Isn’t Easy. Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost us our lives. Jesus put it bluntly:

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?” (Luke 9:23-25)

To be a disciple of Jesus means that we have given up our lives in order to follow Him wholeheartedly and unreservedly. It means that our lives are no longer our own—they are His.”

Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called.
The Medicine of Hope (via feebusandyou)

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Coming back

Coming back to Your presence, stripped off of everything…

Not as a leader, nor as a shepherd… No roles, no facades.

But just as a child of God, awed by my Father’s love. 

I want to fall in love with You Jesus, over and over again.

It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water.
Barbara Kingsolver (via awelltraveledwoman)

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