- Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why (via quotes-shape-us)
“If someone were to look at your life would they say the greatest thing you appreciate about God is that He, through the Word of God and through the Spirit, that He has seen fit to teach you. Do you treat His Word, His written will – His revealed will – as the most precious gift that was given to you? And do you dive into It like me into a box of chocolates? The only thing Jonathan Edwards and I have in common, other than saving grace, is that he was a chocoholic and so am I. You
give me chocolate, I devour it. Can you appreciate – do you appreciate – the Word of God, because you have nothing but the Word. You have nothing but the fact that He opens up His mouth and teaches you, and what comes out of that mouth your life depends upon it.
Oh, young Christian person. You want to wear Christian t-shirts, sing Christian music, and hang around Christian friends, but how many of you will wear out a Bible and say, “I must know this lest I die?” The most compassionate thing He can ever do for you is reveal Himself to you. And He’s done that, if you are a believer, through His Spirit and through the Word. Now the most horrifying judgment God can send against you is to close Himself off from you and tell you nothing. To hide from you. To let you go on with just enough Christianity to soothe your defiled conscious, and yet you know not the truth. You live a Christianity that is no Christianity at all and you cannot see how false your life is.”"
- Paul Washer (via itsallaboutchrist)
my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.”I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expectedwe really need more teachers like this
Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves,
when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess,
we have lost our thirst for the waters of life, having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, where storms will show your mastery, where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes, and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ."
Francis Drake (via definedbyyou)
*don’t know what to say*(via simplyliveforjesus)