apricotalice: Vulnerability →
benshim: Wise and thoughtful words (as usual) from an ACF alumna. Sin is kind of like having a huge, painful, decaying, and totally revolting wound on your back, in that irritating spot that’s just out of reach from your hands, but also conveniently located so that you don’t have to look at it if you don’t want to, and also so that you can easily cover it up with a t-shirt. … Vulnerability...
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32
A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good. Proverbs 16:29
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its...
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Proverbs 16:24
The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Proverbs 16:23
Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has...
but the instruction of fools is folly. Proverbs 16:22
Therefore let those who suffer according to God's...
1 Peter 4:19
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 1 Peter 4:16
But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's...
that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glroy is revealed. 1 Peter 4:13
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test...– 1 Peter 4:12
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace 1 Peter 4:10
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 4:9
self-pity is a form of pride, too.
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also...– C.S. Lewis (via durianquotes) never attempt to conceal it, pray it out
The wise of heart is called discerning, and...
Whoever gives thought to the word will discover...
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.– Proverbs 16:18
The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life. Proverbs 16:17
How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Proverbs 16:16
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right. Proverbs 19:13
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.– Proverbs 16:9
Why am i trying to fight by myself
when the Lord is my Shepherd?
He is relentlessly faithful.
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
The end of all things is at hand; therefore be...
1 Peter 4:7
With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 1 Peter 4:4
For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 1 Peter 4:3
so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 1 Peter 4:2
Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin 1 Peter 4:1
When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is...
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Proverbs 16:5
The LORD has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble. Proverbs 16:4
Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will...
All the ways of man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit. Proverbs 16:2
Hey David 1/5/13
I hope you remember the conviction, repentance and affirmation you received here. OIL 2013 was a time God answered your prayers, seemingly momentarily, but hopefully as a movement. I hope you have been laying yourself bare before God, at His feet. Holiness is Christ in you, not your obedience (that is your act of worship). You are nothing w/o Him. Repent daily and see how you can deny yourself...
Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise...– Ecclesiastes 7:10 (via brianli)
Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see...– Unknown (via hislivingpoetry) HAHAHAHAAHHAAHAAHAHAH VERR GOOD
God believes in you more than you believe in Him
more like What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it - the fact that he knows me. Knowing God, J.I Packer, pg 41
The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself
but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. Proverbs 15:32
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Proverbs 15:31