Our callings are all different. We ought not to compare the cross that we carry with the cross that others bear. What is it to you if your cross seems heavier? Just as Jesus commanded Peter, “You follow Me” (Taken with instagram)
When Andrew and Peter began to follow Jesus, Jesus asked them “What are you seeking?” -John 1:36-38, ESV
Often times we find ourselves following Jesus because of the blessings we reap. And when God doesn’t answer our prayers the way we want Him to we get upset with Him, thinking that He owes us. When in fact God owes us NOTHING!
God, in all His generosity and grace, chooses to bless us though we do not deserve it. God owes us nothing, rather we owe to Him our lives! Yet why is it that we act as if He needs to bless us and grant all our desires before we follow Him?
The core of Christianity stems from a desire to pursue and build a relationship with Jesus REGARDLESS of the cost. Christianity is not following Jesus because of what you can get in return—-but rather it is a choice to follow Him simply because God is God. Knowing that the road may be long and rough but still choosing to stick it out through the end because you enjoy the companionship so much.
Now ask yourself, what are you seeking? Are you simply seeking the benefits and blessings of following Christ? Or are you seeking Him because you want to know Him and that you want to have a relationship with Him?
Stop treating Jesus as if He is some cosmic genie that abides by your bidding. Jesus is God. A God who is too wonderful for words to describe. A God whose love none can measure. He was, and is and is to come. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the reason we are living. And we should stop living as if we are entitled to so much, because we aren’t.
Your reason for seeking will eventually be your reason for staying. Seek God because of who He is, not because of what you can get from Him.
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Breakfast with my brother :) playing with instagram is fun (Taken with instagram)
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theregoesashleyy asked: Hi, my name is Ashley. I just created this blog as a project for my youth group. We are looking for ways to reach the youth and unite them under our amazing and wonderful God. If you could please promote my bog in hopes of reaching those looking for a place of encouragement it would be greatly apprciated. I really hope to reach a lot of people. Thank You.
Hi guys :) Feel free to visit and follow.
simplyorthodox asked: Happy New Year Dorothy!
Happy New Year too! ^__^ thank you for the greeting. hope yours was awesome :)
Anonymous asked: How to leave your comfort zone? How am I going to deal with my church mates? Hope you answer this question. Thank you!
Hi Anon. Leaving our comfort zone is simply a choice. There is no magical formula or magical prayer that will get you out of it. It is a conscious effort that you have to make because you want to. God can and will give you the strength to do so if you ask Him, but it’s still up to you if you will step out in obedience.
With regards to the latter question “how am I going to deal with my church mates” I’m not really sure of what context you mean… but every believer ought to be treated like your own siblings, with love and care. Regardless if they do not treat you the same way. We fulfill the law by loving one another just as Christ taught :)
Watching Work of Art: The Next Great Artist makes me wanna go and work my creative side and see what I can actually do :)
Thank You Jesus for this wonderful year. Cheers to the coming year! ^__^
Starting a new project / tumblr specifically for women :)
No content yet though… Hopefully will be able to add in more stuff soon :) Still just re-blogging stuff from my site haha… Sorry if it is redundant. I guess it’s just like sorting out the stuff I post hehe. Oh, do feel free to suggest great blogs to follow :)
P.S. Title refers to every woman out there :)