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Dear men: If you believe my neckline is causing to stumble, you have bought into the lie that women are the problem, NOT YOUR LUST.

Dear women: If you believe you are responsible for your fellow man’s sins, you have bought into the lie that YOU are the problem, NOT SIN.

Dear men and women: Our struggle is NOT against flesh and blood. It is against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

When you believe that your struggle is against a man or woman’s body instead of against the spirit of death, you have lost and will continue to lose.

posted 8 hours ago with 380 notes  entirelyauthentic)

When your number one priority is your relationship with God, every other relationship falls into place.
—Matt Smith (via springtimeheart)

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pureblyss:

I want to gracefully let go of the things I thought I wanted for the future and hold fast to whatever God has for me now.

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God does not, for our convenience, become a direct object of scientific investigation, since God by definition is not finite and thus not subject to the measurements required by empirical sciences.
posted 4 days ago with 128 notes  azspot)

'What is Christianity?' Undoubtedly half will respond, 'A relationship with Jesus.'

That is wrong. The gospel cannot be merely a private transaction. God didn’t break through history, through time and space, to come as a baby, be incarnated, and suffer on the cross just so you can come to him and say, ‘Oh, I accept Jesus and now I can live happily ever after.’ That’s not why he came…. Jesus came as a radical to turn the world upside down. When we believe it is just about Jesus and yourself, we miss the whole point.
—Chuck Colson, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity…And Why it Matters, p. 87 (via blakebaggott)

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kschlabaugh:

All Sons & Daughters - Great Are You Lord

"You give life, You are love. 
You bring light to the darkness.
You give hope, You restore. 
Every heart that is broken. 
Great are You, Lord. 

It’s Your breath in our lungs.
So we pour out our praise.
We pour out our praise. 
It’s Your breath in our lungs. 
So we pour out our praise to You only.

You give life, You are love. 
You bring light to the darkness.
You give hope, You restore. 
Every heart that is broken. 
Great are You, Lord. 

All the earth will shout Your praise. 
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing. 
Great are You, Lord.”

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stephaniegraceofficial:

I’ll return to Biblical womanhood gladly. Because Biblical womanhood is Deborah being called by God to lead the nation of Israel into victory. Biblical womanhood is Jesus choosing a woman as the first person to whom He revealed His identity as The Messiah and making her the first evangelist. Biblical womanhood is Jesus revealing himself first to women after His resurrection, trusting them with the task of telling His disciples. Biblical womanhood is Jesus inviting Mary and Martha to sit at his feet to be taught as disciples, valuing their presence there with Him instead of busying themselves with meal preparation and “women’s work.” Biblical womanhood is Paul calling Lydia and Priscilla his coworkers in Christ. Biblical womanhood is Priscilla teaching Apollos (a man) and her name being listed before that of her husband, Aquila, when the couple is mentioned in scripture. Biblical womanhood is Paul referring to Phoebe as a minister and a leader. Biblical womanhood is Lydia founding the church in Phillippi. Biblical womanhood is countless other examples of women, valued and empowered by Christ, teaching and leading right alongside men. 

Biblical womanhood is not a few taken-out-of-context verses, written to specific audiences and wrongfully universally applied, about women remaining silent in church and not having authority over men. 

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posted 1 week ago with 690 notes  stephaniegraceofficial)

girlwhowasonfire:

i’m listening to a sermon by hermionedgranger's dad and he's talking about how there's so much cultural context that we're missing out on when we interpret this passage - for example, the word 'head' as in 'head of the wife' in ephesians 5 doesn't mean the same thing in the original language as we think it does in english.

paul is essentially dismantling the framework of the household codes where women literally had no say and the man had absolute control of everything - women, children, and slaves.

paul says in ephesians 5:21: ‘submit to one another out of reverence for christ.' this is power to the powerless, through the saving grace of christ.

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I am so thankful that I have a joy that the world can not rob me of; I have a treasure that the world can not take from me; I have something that is not in the power of man or devil to deprive me of, and that is the joy of the Lord.
—D. L. Moody  (via hejk)

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Does he or she lead you to Christ? Or do they lead you to themselves. Do you fall in love with Jesus when you are with them? Or do you fall in love with them. It’s so easy to make that special someone your top prize, but when it comes to another heart, they cannot be what you are striving for; they can only help you get there.

T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

This is so good to keep in mind!

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Amen and amen again.

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