"I am NOT alone, Your heart is my home."
“The New Covenant promises that God will show mercy toward all our iniquities and unrighteousness. Yet this is not new; the Lord has always been merciful in all of the biblical covenants. What is different about the New Covenant is how God shows us His mercy: He sends His Spirit to empower us with a revelation of the almighty grace and lovingkindness of Jesus Christ, at the very lowest point of our Christian walk—even while we are sinking in guilt and failure.”
Excerpt From: Wilkerson, David. “It Is Finished.”
"We’re part of a culture that really loves to hate us
Every chance they get they attempt to isolate and debate us
It’s not that they don’t like us, its just they don’t like God in us
It’s common knowledge and Oddly enough, it makes a lot of sense to a lot of us,
We completely understand because we use to occupy the same space
And lived in a similar type state until we tasted of God’s grace
So we continue loving this world that so easily rejects us
And passionately press past the lack of their cultural acceptance
And as if there weren’t enough problems for us gaining influence
We keep fighting over the issue of what’s too worldly of a christian to make a difference
So no matter how you paint it or politically campaign it
Whether you water it down and drain it. It’s really all the same ain’t it?
It’s the same frustration, same constant segregation
Christians living like aliens trying to relate with citizens of a different nation
What always makes for a better presentation than bark and bite
Is a proper understanding of living life filled with salt and light
So we walk this fine line of walking in light of God’s kindness
And live with a sense of worldliness without the fear of compromising
Loving God and neighbor until Christ comes to split the sky
Or die in this society hailing Jesus as Messiah”
"Exile Dial Tone" by Beautiful Eulogy
Story of Daniel and the 3 Hebrew boys
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.
And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here. ” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire. And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! (Daniel 3:16-19, 23-28 NKJV)
What if we understood that apart from all the exciting things Jesus is doing in our lives, the most important thing for Him is His personal relationship with us?
What would it look like if we LOVED people into success? #somethingtoconsider
How did I get here? Grace.