posukkum, via butterfli7)
Late night stuff.
Counterfeit Gods - Tim Keller
Remember this—if you don’t live for Jesus you will live for something else. If you live for career and you don’t do well it may punish you all of your life, and you will feel like a failure. If you live for your children and they don’t turn out all right you could be absolutely in torment because you feel worthless as a person.
If Jesus is your center and Lord and you fail him, he will forgive you. Your career can’t die for your sins. You might say, ‘If I were a Christian I’d be going around pursued by guilt all the time!’ But we all are being pursued by guilt because we must have an identity and there must be some standard to live up to by which we get that identity. Whatever you base your life on—you have to live up to that. Jesus is the one Lord you can live for who died for you—one who breathed his last for you. Does that sound oppressive?
You may say, ‘I see that Christianity might be just the thing for people who have had collapses in their lives. But what if I don’t fail in my career and what if I have a great family?’ As Augustine said, if there is a God who created you, then the deepest chambers of your soul simply cannot be filled up by anything less. That is how great the human soul is. If Jesus is the Creator-Lord, then by definition nothing could satisfy you like he can, even if you are successful. Even the most successful careers and families cannot give us the significance, security, and affirmation that the author of glory and love can.
Everybody has to live for something. Whatever that something is becomes ‘Lord of your life,’ whether you think of it that way or not. Jesus is the only Lord who, if you receive him, will fulfill you completely, and if you fail him, will forgive you eternally. ” ― Timothy Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
There’s this new donut shop in my neighborhood. I was reading their Yelp reviews and some of them cracked me up..
I arrive there at 12:30, head inside and I’m informed that they closed at 12 noon and they will be reopening at 6pm. Really, a doughnut establishment opening for only a couple hours in the morning and then another couple hours at night. What kind of hipster donuts is this? Sure it would be nice to check their web site for their hours but apparently their bandwidth has exceeded. Good job part two. "
“ I don’t think these guys know what they’re doing.”
“ This place is the best. Fantastic donuts and a great glass of wine, what can be better!!There is also a menu with salads and pulled pork sliders. OMG.
You gotta try this place. 10 stars!!!” "For a new place, you think the staff would be more interested in helping you explore. The woman behind the counter just stared into space. I asked about 3 different donuts and her answer was always ‘I haven’t tried it yet.’"
Also, out of all the fonts they could have chosen from, they chose Papyrus for their logo. Case closed.” Pahaha, I feel like most folks go on Yelp to rant. This place has an interesting selection for sure, but for $4-5 per pop, I’m not sure if they’ll manage to keep any regulars. Stay tuned…
"The most terrifying truth of Scripture is that God is good."
For you will certainly carry out God’s purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John.
C.S. Lewis (via jspark3000)
A great listen.
There are things you cannot know without suffering. Do not begrudge the seminars of suffering.
A Christian isn’t a man who never goes wrong, but a man who is enabled to repent.
Advertising agency McCann hired photographer Nick Meek to capture
stunning images of millions of flower petals sweeping through the lush landscape of Costa Rica in a campaign for the new Sony 4K TV.
We make a god out of whatever we find most joy in. So find your joy in God and be done with all idolatry.
John Piper (via littlethingsaboutgod)
revelation19, via gkwonn)
Many times people think if God has called you to something, he’s promising you success. He might be calling you to fail to prepare you for something else through the failure.
Tim Keller (via princedenmark)
“The truth you store up in silence comes back to you in the storm, and it lifts you away as on a life raft from the fears and disappointments that would otherwise pull you under. When you abide in his word, he abides in you.”
― Christine Caine
Experiencing it at this very moment. A peace which surpasses all understanding. Romans 8:28
Don’t finish structuring your life and then sprinkle Jesus on top. He’s the cornerstone. Strip everything away and start with Him.
Mm.. Another good word.