I fucking love Gothic architecture so much. Gross demons and judgy saints hunching everywhere. Pointed arches and carved foliage. Fucking gargoyles and shit. Setting up the guttering so that the devil can vomit water on you. High cross-rib vaulting. This weird blend of the organic and the demonic in stone. All those oppressive geometrical patterns, the spikes and thorns, the monotony of it all, the way it’s such a precise miracle of engineering meant to raise you up to the glory of God but it’s so heavy and earthy that it drags you to hell simultaneously. It’s the perfect blend of the beautiful and the ghastly, the heavenly and the demonic, glorifying God with its high spires and condemning man with its enclosed vaults and I can never get enough of it.
We are to take everything to God—little things, very little things, even what the world calls trivial things. Yes, we are to take everything, living all day long in holy fellowship with our Heavenly Father and our precious Lord Jesus. We should develop something of a spiritual instinct, causing us to immediately turn to God when a concern keeps us awake at night. … May we take these truths to heart, instinctively walking in them, so the result will be lives that glorify God more abundantly than ever before.
God is spirit. So the people who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Worship is not just singing songs on Sunday morning, it’s an act of surrender that is seen in obedience. Worship is not just raising your hands and feeling the moment, but rather it is giving up your life in exchange to His and glorifying God every moment of it.
When you worship God, He doesn’t care about how well you sing, He cares about how well you know the One you sing about. When you worship Him, He doesn’t care about your external show, but rather He cares about what is inside your heart.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
A woman who lives to glorify God is more beautiful than a woman who is perfect outwardly but inwardly rotten. She is a woman who spends her time seeking her King rather than seeking the sinful pleasures of this world. She is a woman who stands up for her convictions and striving to live out His Word rather than conforming to this godless generation.
Those godly women may not have the kind of beauty this world praised, but they are very precious in God’s sight. And what God thinks about them is far more valuable than the opinions of this world.
Allow God to shape you into a woman who is beautiful on the inside not just on the outside. Allow Him to show you what true beauty looks like, a beauty that will glorify Him and a beauty that will lasts.