god is greatest

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nine in the afternoon // panic! at the disco

Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God.” (1 Chronicles 22:19) This means setting our mind and heart on God rather than the things of this world.
The great promise to those who seek the Lord is that He will be found. “If you seek Him, He will be found by you” (1 Chronicles 28:9). And when He is found, there is great reward. “Whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). God Himself is our greatest reward. And when we have Him, we have everything. Therefore, “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!”

Originally posted by pafkufpaf

The world is a stage for Leo and they play multiple characters with ease. The role of life is a performance, and the Leo absolutely enriches their environment with creative expression and sunny exuberance. Leo is the symphony of the first four signs coming together. There is more to Leo than superiority and dramatised scenes for attention. They are a fairytale story of their own, the character God used for all the greatest stories.

The Leo is a cabaret. Their striking impression becomes the sun in every room, radiating the light and catching every set of eyes. This is the Leo artist, illuminating their solar dance in rapturous self expression. Maybe they paint, sing, or act. Or maybe they just wield divine creative genius in their pure being. Pride emanates in admirable self confidence, and self presentation is important and vivid. When another stage is set, the Leo’s heart becomes sultan. They are hopelessly romantic, impassioned, reactive, and generous. Every action is inflamed by the beat of the heart. In this moment Leo is the nurse who soothes the vulnerable or counsels friends. And for all the remarks of egocentrism, Leo is admirably empathetic, often sacrificing their own wellbeing to rescue a friend or care for somebody. There are good skills of mediation in Leo, and a heartbeat that plays a gentle lullaby. Now she wants to save the world. This is the side of Leo that weeps over the news and the condition of everything.

When the curtains are pulled, the Leo’s emotions internalize, with nobody awake to watch, the Leo can crumble. Loneliness becomes like walls, incarcerating and relentless. There is severe, responsive sensitivity, that which somewhat drives the individual’s incessant need for validation and trembling fears of abandonment. This side of the Leo longs to cradle baby cubs and fall into the arms of a protective lover. The inner child is raw and wounded here. This is when they look into the mirror and see a frightened child in the body of a full grown adult. And this intimate bond with the inner child sets another stage for Leo, where they become the teacher, the guardian, the source of amusement. There is a golden glow in Leo that seems to draw children close. And they seem to have a natural way with young people, often inspiring with leadership and amusing with play. The Leo never quite loses the graces and the faults of youth. The Leo never follows a script, but the red carpet is always ready to be rolled out. This is the infinite motion picture.

-C.

So now you know: that is how the gods got their greatest treasures. It was Loki’s fault. Even Thor’s hammer was Loki’s fault. That was the thing about Loki. You resented him when you were at your most grateful, and you were grateful to him even when you hated him the most.
—  Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman