The question of what my career will be is a hard one to answer. You see, my answer is not the typical answer someone might give. I want my life to be 100% spent in service of my Savior. And I know that throughout this whole unit I’ve been learning that every follower of Jesus is called to ministry regardless of their vocation. But my heart longs for a vocational ministry, for them to be one and the same; for my entire life to be composed of knowing Jesus and making Him known.

I want to lead worship. I want to go into dark places and bring the Light of the World to them. My heart is drawn to young women; to bring them the hope their hearts long for and to show them the love that has ravished my heart. I want to see healing come to the broken, the sick, and the needy. I want to see the dead come to life; in a literal and a spiritual sense. I want to be a part of God’s moving in this generation. 

I believe that God has me here for a reason, even though sometimes I wish that I wasn’t. And so, because of that very reason, I want my entire life to be spent bringing Him glory and sharing Him with the world. I want to plant churches, write books about His love, write songs about His grace and power, and to invest in people because He has loved me and set me free. I know that He will provide financially for me and for all of my needs. I want to have a big house with rooms that can become safe places for people who have no where else to go. I want it to be a project of restoration; not only because I love old things, but because it will be a beautiful example of the restoration that I believe God is calling me to share. The same restoration He has shared with me.

My life will not be an ordinary one. My plans are not ones that are easy to express with those who ask. But they are what makes my heart soar. I know that my God has placed me here, in this world, for such a time as this. I will walk by faith and see Him come through like the wonderful Warrior that He is.

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10 Sep 11 at 8 pm

jodiwho:

I’ve decided right now I just need to write

These feelings are so strong and these chains are so tight

I feel like I cant even give one more fight

This loathing I feel I thought it was gone

How discouraging to find out once again I was wrong

These chains keep on tightening I don’t know what to do

I know that I need to just look up to You

But this guilt this hate its holding me down

I feel like I’m about to fall face first to the ground

I fight and I fight still this battle I’ll never win

Every time I get closer I just fall into new sin

Judging and saying look what they’re doing wrong

When look of course it was me all along

I need to just run to the safety of You’re embrace

But these chains hold me back no I can’t win this race

But wait it’s not me no I’m not on my own

The Lion of Judah fights for me I am not alone

There is hope in the day there is hope in the night

I AM is on my side I have nothing more to fear in this fight.

Dancing in Your light.: I’ve decided right now I just need to write These feelings are so...

My Jesus is so wonderful.

Do you know that I’m stressed out? Do you know that I’m battling really hard against the fear and doubt and insecurity that DOES NOT BELONG in my life? Do you know my  Jesus has been faithful to me, oh so faithful; He’s told me exactly what I need to be focused on. I need to be focused on growing. I need to walk, to grow, in Him. To be focused ON Him. I need to let Him mold me into the woman He wants me to become. A woman with a gentle spirit, one that is fully at rest because I know that my Jesus will provide. How could He not provide, friends? 
Oh, He’s teaching me so much. So much. He is being so faithful, all while I’m borderline stressing that He won’t be faithful. THE CONTRADICTIONS MAKE ME SEEM LIKE AN IDIOT. 
And that’s what I am without IAM. Oh, His love is too much.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope. -Psalm 130:5

HE IS SO WONDERFUL!

Guys, I love Him so much. I need Him so much. He.. I’m speechless. If I had my camera right now ya’ll would see me right now. likE GAH. 
I know He is faithful.

I KNOW HE IS FAITHFUL!

YOU HEAR THAT STAN?!?! MY JESUS IS BIGGER THAN YOU.
(I call Satan Stan, for you who are unaware.)

My Jesus IS enough. He is enough.
I feel like crying. In good ways. In bad ways. Just releasing. I need to release. He’ll help me release.

OH. He is so good. Take heart, Hannah. Let His lead us.. HA! Lead us. Cause we’re walking.

He never leaves, guys. He never leaves me.

I KNOW THESE THINGS. Sometimes I just need to claim ‘em. Don’t be afraid to claim things, friends. Don’t ever be afraid.

Be in prayer for me. You all are awesome. 

(Source: thereisabetterway)

breanna-lynn:

not by sight.

Faith is being sure of what I hope for.

Faith is being certain of what I do not see.

I do not focus on what is seen.

I choose to fix my eyes on what is unseen.

What is seen is temporary.

But what is unseen is eternal.

I will hold unswervingly to the hope I profess,

for He who promised is faithful.

(2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 11:1, 2 Corinthians 4:18, Hebrews 10:23).

relevant. Oh, Jesus. Your ways are higher.

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20 Jun 11 at 1 pm

This is my beautiful friend Kaityln. She is awesome and Jesus brought her into my life. He loves her SO MUCH and it’s all over her life.
She’s alive because of Jesus.

And what she says is truth. Jesus loves her, and Jesus loves you.
watch this. ♥ 

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The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on ME, because the Lord has anointed ME to preach good news to the poor. He has sent ME to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.

That’s Jesus’ mission. He is alive, and still continues to work out this mission. ahhh, praise Him! He has come to set us free! and whom the Son sets free, is FREE INDEED!

We find freedom, we find love, we find power, we find acceptance, we find hope, we find purpose, we find life, we find comfort, we find courage, we find peace all at the feet of Jesus. Claim these things today. Claim them!

<3

(Source: thereisabetterway)

Don’t be afraid anymore.

(Source: thereisabetterway)

be praying for me, if you would. :)

I’m doing a research paper on suicide for my English class. This is a topic very close to my heart, and I need strength and protection as I dive in.

I truly believe no one is ever out of God’s reach. No one should ever feel like the only hope is ending their life, because that’s not true. There is freedom. There is love. There is hope. There is Jesus.

Joel 2. Go read this. Because this is what's going on all around us. Everyday. Ahhh, I get so pumped up :D
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23 Feb 11 at 2 pm
tags: joel  God's heart  hope  Jesus  love 

Then the LORD was jealous for his land 
   and took pity on his people.

The LORD replied[a] to them:

   “I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, 
   enough to satisfy you fully; 
never again will I make you 
   an object of scorn to the nations.

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22 Feb 11 at 3 pm

For Today - The Breaker’s Commission.

The thoughts scattered and threw themselves at her from every direction. The storm blew and the winds threatened to knock every bit of life out of her. She watched as everyone she once loved walked away; the very people she had placed so much respect and trust in. Suddenly they were gone. No one understood the price that she had to pay, the pain she was feeling as they left. No one knew.

And she stood there, she took a breath. And then another, and then another. Her chest rising and falling with every gasp she took. The wind grew stronger; the rain fell harder. She remembered hearing someone warn her “This won’t be easy" a long time ago. The words had entered her in passing, and she filed them away to the hidden spaces of her mind. But now they rang true. The rain fell, the pain screamed; yet as she stood there she didn’t feel alone. Her hair flew away from her face as the winds beat against her. And the tears fell from her eyes slowly. They weren’t tears of desperation; they were just tears. Blessed tears.

I just want Jesus..

she whispered.

I just want Jesus.

(Source: thereisabetterway)

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19 Jan 11 at 12 am

heisjealousforme:

Remember, darling. You receive only by giving, never by taking. Love is the constant process of giving, giving, giving. Never seek to take anything. This is where fear comes from, where doubt comes from, where anguish lies. This is where you find jealousy and emptiness and self-condemenation and codependency. Give, give, give. Open yourself to receive as you give all that you are. Receive all you need from ME and give yourself away. You will never run out. You will never run out. Receive all you need from ME, beloved, in Me alone. Look to Me for reassurance. Look to Me so that I may tell you who you are. Let Me tell you who you are so that you may have confidence to give what I have given to you. Allow Me to be the link in the chain. Allow Me to be the pursuer. Breathe. And do not give the enemy a foothold. Repent, come back to Me. There is nothing that you go through that was not created in you for My own purposes long before you took your own breath. Surrender. And trust in Me. Do not close your eyes and fumble around. Do not grasp in desperation. It is finished. You have nothing to worry about. Do not seek to bury yourself again.

Live in the LIFE I have given you. Live in the freedom My love offers. DO not allow your emotions to get the best of you, beloved child. I am with you. You were created for this moment, and I am shaping it into a moment that will be used to glorify Me. It is in loving that you learn to love, so do not be ashamed when the moment comes where it seems that in the moments before, you knew nothing of the word. You are following the path of love. It is a path that is humbling. It is a path that brings meekness and dependency on Me alone. This is doing what I created it to do. This is fullfilling its purpose: which was and is to bring you closer to Me. Trust the process, darling.

Trust in Me. I am for you. I am for YOU. And I am with you through every moment. What looks like weakness now, what looks like doubt now…just wait till you see what it looks like when I shine My light on it completely! This is glorious. I am doing a beautiful thing here. Oh, trust Me with everything. Give Me your whole heart once again. I am shaping you. Yield to the pressure, even in this small struggle. I am purifying you. I am testing you that you may come out tried and true. Oh, beloved, if only you could see it…I am doing a marvelous thing here. Stop being an unbeliever and BELIEVE. Look at this fruit. This is just the beginning. This is just the beginning. Give, give, give.

It is in loving that you learn to love. And I am not asking you to know how to run when I have only just taught you to walk. I am asking you to hold My hand and pick up the pace as I do, as I show you how. Everything is going to be alright. You have no reason to fear. The enemy has no handle on you. It is finished. It is finished. Believe. Trust in Me, darling. I am teaching you. I am teaching you to give yourself, to surrender fully. I am showing you what abandonment looks like. Oh, if you could see your beauty, daughter. If you could see your worth. You would never again doubt. Do not doubt My love. Do not doubt the love I am pouring out on you in this. You are beautiful. There is no flaw in you. You are beautiful. There is no flaw in you. You are beautiful, there is no flaw in you. You will not be left behind. I am here, at the center. Give, give, give….It is in loving that you will learn to love. SO give all you are to Me and I will show you how.

(via i-am-anointed)

Led by His Spirit: The Path of Love
"How He Loves"
John Mark McMillan
The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down
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15 Jan 11 at 8 pm

wewontbequiet:

He is with us.

(via doeverythingwithlove)

tags: hope  lost  darkness  true love  Jesus   
wewontbequiet:

He is with us.