pseudorandom thought generator

I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

“Because you relied on the king of Syria, and did not rely on theLord your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped you. Were not the Ethiopians and the Libyans a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the Lord, he gave them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.”

(via simply-divine-creation)

wisewordsofayouthpastor:

Proverbs 28:1. Love this verse.

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways

“ Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god … to worship … is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your own body and beauty and sexual allure, and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before [your loved ones] finally plant you… . Worship power, and you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to numb you to your own fear. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart, you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. Look, the insidious thing about these forms of worship is not that they are evil or sinful; it is that they’re unconscious. They are default settings. ”

—    David Foster Wallace

“ We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 
as unknown, and yet well known; 
as dying, and behold, we live; 
as punished, and yet not killed; 
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; 
as poor, yet making many rich; 
as having nothing, yet possessing everything. ”

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When I think of streams that weave through desert lands
As beauty comes alive
I think of the healing fountain of Your grace in my life
In my life

Never once did You leave us on our own …

O Love of God - Laura Story

My heart is so proud, My eyes are so unfocused.
I see the things You do through me as great things I have done.
And now You gently break me, then lovingly You take me
And hold me as my father and mold me as my maker.

I ask you, How many times will you pick me up,
When I keep on letting you down
And each time I will fall short of Your glory,
How far will forgiveness abound
And You answer, My child, I love you.
And as long as you’re seeking My face,
You’ll walk in the power of My daily sufficient grace.

To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known but not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us from self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.

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Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage

“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation; they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigor; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be. If at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”

Jane Eyre