When you read the Bible you will see that the Old Testament talks primarily about God the Father. In the New Testament it talks more about Jesus Christ. When Jesus Christ ascended the Holy Spirit came down to be with us. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God that is with us in this present time. He indwells every believer and empowers us to do the will of the Father. It is thus necessary for us to know him if we want to follow Him. When we have a relationship with Him it is easier to recognize His fingerprints in the daily affair of our lives.
When the people saw that Jesus went to the house of Zacchaeus the tax collector they all GRUMBLED saying Jesus had gone to be a guest of a sinner (Luke 19:1 -10)
Now imagine this: you saw Jesus having dinner with Napoles in one of her many mansions bought with our taxes.
I’d probably be outside the gates of her mansion in the front line of a mob that just formed protesting that this woman is a sinner and that Jesus shouldn’t even bother visiting her. I can almost imagine the feeling of disgust and disapproval I would feel - I really wouldn’t be any different from the crowd in Luke 19…
If you read on until verse 10 you see that Zacchaeus encountered Jesus and was forever changed. This is a picture of God’s grace. Zacchaeus was probably like Napoles in his time; yet Jesus still went to him.
God goes to the broken, the messed up, the sinful, the lost. He knows we’re messy, he knows we keep failing, he knows we’ll just break his heart countless times— yet in the mess of it all Jesus cries out and says “I am here standing outside the door of your heart…I am here for You! Will you let me in? ”
Will you, like Zacchaeus “welcome him joyfully”? Or will you, like the crowd, look on in disdain and disapproval as if your choice and standard was better than God’s?
Anonymous asked: Excuse me, I need some help and it's urgent. I need to send a letter to my friend but her blog has no ask button. I've tried typing /ask after her url but it doesn't work. I have no other contact with my friend. How do I message her?
Unfortunately I don’t think there is a way unless you can get their attention by reblogging a post or something.
imcalledtoservehim asked: Hi! I just wanted to say you are so beautiful and you and Paolo are so cute! Your story was really inspiring because I've never been in a relationship before, but I hope my first one will be my last just like yours and Paolo's. He was a true gentleman going to your parents like that. God bless you both! :)
Awww thanks dear :) I know I’m probably replying to this post SUPER late haha but thank you. God is good and please do pray for us when you can that Paolo and I would live a godly life day by day, and that our love story would be a manifestation of God’s grace and God’s Holy Spirit daily leading us in every decision and action we make. :)
This never fails to make me cry. Because we need to remember just how much God loves us. GOD LOVES YOU! Yes He does. He loves you so fiercely! How come you have forgotten? How come you have let the world tell you otherwise? God loves you! He shows it everyday. How come you no longer see that? How come your heart is so calloused? Know this—-GOD loves you that He gave EVERYTHING because He wants YOU to be with Him. God loves you. God really really does.
God is WORTH the WAIT
Pitter Patter of Little Feet [x]
Anna’s expecting and tired, so she spends a lot of time resting in her room. To keep her spirits up, Kristoff keeps her company and entertains her by playing with the little baby booties they’d gotten as a gift. They’re so small, the father-to-be can barely put a finger in them.