Center your life on Him.
It’s so much easier to live holy
when you’re not living for yourself.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.
Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
But not just when the pain is ending and the understanding comes.
He was faithful in the midst of our hurt, when we were filled with confusion.
He doesn’t suddenly become faithful when we finally come to know what He was doing the whole time we thought He had left us.
When we were unfaithful, He was faithful.
When we didn’t understand, He was faithful.
When we hated Him, He was faithful.
When we blamed Him, He was faithful.
When we marred His reputation, He was faithful.
When we left- He stayed.
When we cursed- He blessed.
When we hated- He loved.
He is faithful.
He was faithful.
He has always been faithful.
" — (via yesdarlingido)
(And if the only time you call Him faithful is when you aren’t facing trouble, then you must realize that it was not Him who was unfaithful during that time, but you.)
Imagine this; Jesus, the One who saw the birth of the world and holds the key to the hope of all creation, said “Let the children come to Me.” This should be an indicator that you are fiercely loved, and that He, who is priceless, sees you as a most precious person. So, when the same voice that awoke the stars in the night sky calls you to walk on the water, you should know that He is fully capable of bringing about a way for you to do the impossible. For when He speaks, all else falls silent and nothing but His glory is heard; and that glory, that brought dead men back to life, calls you by name.
Can you hear it? Him calling the children unto Him? Can you not hear it? Him beckoning you to walk in faith, and see His love in action." — T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace, and the Gospel (via tblaberge)