gosh i want to stuff my face with these beautiful peaches. it was in slovenia and i’m really looking forward to visit this market again :)
submitted by sophiamariepappas: It’s been raining in Berlin so much, only a bouquet could make it better
But “not-feeling-God” doesn’t make you a bad Christian: just an honest one. And maybe our baseline for “feeling-Him” got messed up with a false foundation.
Maybe when Life Got Hard, no one taught you a clear theology on pain. Maybe no one mentioned that seasons of doubt, suffering, and detachment are regular valleys in a believer’s life.
Those are also the EXACT times we go to God and tell Him everything. To even say, “I don’t feel you right now, God.” You can tell Him that.
Most of us think we’ve failed God when we don’t feel Him, when it’s actually that feeling of His absence that can either push you to Him or from Him. He’d much rather it be to Him. J.S. (via jspark3000)
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28
He’s working things for our good. So incredible.
Commit Scripture to Memory
Several times each day precious, golden moments should be consecrated to prayer and the study of the Scriptures, if it is only to commit a text to memory, that spiritual life may exist in the soul.—4T 459 (1880).
God’s precious Word is the standard for youth who would be loyal to the King of heaven. Let them study the Scriptures. Let them commit text after text to memory and acquire a knowledge of what the Lord has said.—ML 315 (1887).
Build a wall of scriptures around you, and you will see that the world cannot break it down. Commit the Scriptures to memory, and then throw right back upon Satan when he comes with his temptations, It is written. This is the way that our Lord met the temptations of Satan, and resisted them.—RH April 10, 1888.
Hang in memory’s hall the precious words of Christ. They are to be valued far above silver or gold.—6T 81 (1900).
Keep a pocket Bible with you as you work, and improve every opportunity to commit to memory its precious promises.—RH April 27, 1905.
The time will come when many will be deprived of the written Word. But if this Word is printed in the memory, no one can take it from us.—20MR 64 (1906).
Study the Word of God. Commit its precious promises to memory so that, when we shall be deprived of our Bibles, we may still be in possession of the Word of God.—10MR 298 (1909).