The Gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart.
—  John Calvin
Please pray

My better half is struggling with depression badly at the moment. She has a history of self harm too. Please pray that she finds comfort and peace and ways to help her through this. She doesn’t like to talk about it and has no coping mechanisms other than self harm. I love her dearly and I think she is beautiful, I would be overjoyed the day she finds a nugget of beauty within her.

anonymous asked:

What do you do when you feel distant from God? I don't even feel him in my life anymore :/

The Sunday school answer is James 4:8 :

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded.

But let’s give that some practical application, shall we?

I know this feel, greyface. More than you know. It’s something I’ve struggled with a lot in residency, even with frequent church attendance and weekly Bible study groups and (mostly) daily Bible reading. 

Communication is key. If you have a human relationship that is damaged, you have to communicate with the person to repair it. It’s the same with God. You have to tell him your struggles and how you feel far away. Ask him to bring you back. Then listen to what he tells you to do. Read his word and digest it; meditate on it. Do some journaling. Trust him to get you through little things and he will build your trust in him for the big things. 

You can go through all the motions of Christian life and still feel far from God. Heck, all I did before starting a relationship with Christ was do the motions. Reading your Bible and fellowshipping with other believers may help keep you from straying farther, but ultimately, God brings you back to Himself. If you open yourself up to him and pray (and listen!) to him, he will bring you back to himself. Then the motions will no longer be a method to keep you from straying, but rather will be an outpouring of your relationship with Christ. 


Considering that pride is called the root of all evil, we could always use more emphasis on its antidote: humility.

The LITANY OF HUMILITY (text here) was written by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X. 

We could meditate on this prayer and/or if you are a music fan, have you heard any of the following 4 songs based on the Litany? 

Jude 1:3-4 (NKJV)
Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are all of the same Scripture ♥ Islam is a religion of empathy, understanding and has no place for prejudice ♥ Islam is the Original Religion, passed down from the dawn of time, calling us to worship One God ♥ As Muslims it is not our place to judge another human or religion or party, but it is our place to spread the True Word of God, and erase the lines between humanity which causes division ♥

Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.
—  Romans 14:1
Let’s me talk about this. Church on Sunday. For those of you that went to Church today praise God and for those that didn’t go to church today praise God. If we do go to church faithfully or if we go now and again. In the eyes of God you are both equally the same. He loves you if you go to church faithfully and He loves you if you go to church occasionally. Sometimes faithful Christian church goers can come across condemning to the ones that come occasionally.. Let me tell you something important, if they were more love in the church and less judgement they would be filled and people be running to church every time they was a service. So if you are the one that attends church regularly I ask you this? Is your church full of love? than makes sure it is full of love. Than more people will come!!