Category Archives: Inspiration

Galatians 5:22-24

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

 

There are two levels at which the glory of God may shine forth from a Christian marriage:

One is at the structural level when both spouses fulfill the roles God intended for them — the man as leader like Christ, the wife as advocate and follower of that leadership. When those roles are lived out, the glory of Gods love and wisdom in Christ is displayed to the world.

But there is another deeper, more foundational level where the glory of God must shine if these roles are to be sustained as God designed. The power and impulse to carry through the self-denial and daily, monthly, yearly dying that will be required in loving an imperfect wife and loving an imperfect husband must come from a hope-giving, soul-sustaining, superior satisfaction in God.

I dont think that our love for our wives or theirs for us will glorify God until it flows from a heart that delights in God more than marriage. Marriage will be preserved for the glory of God and shaped for the glory of God when the glory of God is more precious to us than marriage.

Excerpted from John Piper, “The Surpassing Goal: Marriage Lived for the Glory of God,” Building Strong Families, Wheaton: Crossway, 2002. 96.

via How Gods Glory Shines in Christian Marriage – Desiring God.

“I have learned that ultimately,  it’s not about what we want out of life, but what He wants for us. It’s not about what makes us feel good, because He makes us feel better. It’s not about the easy road, because His road is paved with grace, mercy, and a whole lotta love.

While it may not feel good right now, what He is doing in us is good. A kind of good we can trust.”

via Emotions: When The First Month Of Marriage Isnt Bliss – Good Women Project.

Psalm 139:

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast.

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?

Why do you say, Israel,

“My way is hidden from the LORD;

my cause is disregarded by my God”?

28 Do you not know?

Have you not heard?

The LORD is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,

and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD

   will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

  they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.

A fire in our own little fireplace with a nest of blankets = pure love, and definitely “cinematic”. I am so so so so very thankful that moments like that are possible. And really, they’re only possible with God.

A fire in our o…

‎”People that go to church and don’t read their Bibles are going to create their own view of Jesus.”

I really don’t like sports, and I especially have no interest in football. But I keep reading articles about this Tim Tebow guy, and it really makes me so happy to see people unashamed of Christ… and so willing to talk about their faith. Especially people who have huge influence. I can’t really explain it, it just warms my heart to see people using fame for good. Like DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron), who just started an online Christian magazine – Roo Mag. It’s really inspiring.