i want the holy spirit *in* me

Don’t let sin keep you from God. Seek Him even while you’re in sin. Don’t think that you have to present yourself in a flawless manner for Him. God knows everything about you: what you did/thought/said and what you will eventually do/think/say. He still wants you. He still loves you. If the Holy Spirit makes His home in you, He doesn’t plan on moving out before He finishes what He started in you. As imperfect as you are, God still wants you to come to Him.

Jesus is the master of speaking to our hearts.

Although I’ve never heard the audible voice of God, He speaks to me in so many different ways. Sometimes loud. Sometimes soft. Sometimes He says hard things. Challenging and overwhelming things. Sometimes He says just what I need to hear to calm my soul. Sometimes He speaks to me in ways I may not understand in the moment but that I desperately need for the days to come.

Maybe all you needed to hear today is this one thing—God still speaks. To each of us. Individually. Right where we are.

Thank You, Lord. Thank You that You still speak. Give us ears to hear Your voice today through Your Word, Your prompting of our hearts, Your Holy Spirit, or however you want to speak to us today.

—  Lysa Terkeurst
final words from victims’ families

“Feel the presence and the warmth! Feel it! Feel the Spirit! Feel the awesome power of the Holy Spirit! Feel it! It flows! You don’t have to look at me, but I see that Spirit. I want you to think about that as I forgive you, You are just a body being used! I forgive you! It makes us feel good, I know you don’t understand that. Understand that as you have been judged - know that you have an opportunity to ask for forgiveness. I hear you breathing all the way over here, speak to that spirit inside of you. Know that God will forgive you.”

- Daniel Simmons, Jr son of Rev. Daniel Simmons

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anonymous asked:

I believe in God,and would like to consider myself/become a Christian again..But the issue is,so many Christians (The Duggars for example) are the type of thing that makes me run away from Christianity...It's people like that,that make me want nothing to do with this...Any advice? Thank you! I want to be a Christian again,but it's the ignorant people and the crap they say/do that makes me so upset and discouraged.

Hey there, anon! I am so excited for you as you consider embarking on this journey. The fact that you feel a desire to explore Christianity in spite of the often-all-too-public Christians who don’t exactly behave in Christ-like ways is a testament to the urge of the Holy Spirit and the power of the story of Jesus. 

My biggest advice for you is to seek out Christians whom you can look up to! Saints are a great place to start – you can check out our saints tag and our LGBTA Patron Saints tag for some great ones. Seek out people who are still alive too – whether online or offline. Most importantly, seek out a church that proclaims and acts on a message that you believe in – what you believe Jesus to stand for. If you are “progressive” or LGBT+ yourself, an affirming church would be a good choice – you can look for ones in your area here. Having a faith community that encourages you to grow in Christ’s love and with whom you can worship and serve is vital to any faith life.

Finally, have some patience and pray for grace when confronted with Christians whom you disagree with or who don’t seem very Christ-like. These people tend to be pretty vocal, which is too bad, because it often seems like they’re the majority of Christians when I do not believe they are. Furthermore, pray for patience especially with Christians who mean well and are trying hard to get things right, but are – like everyone else – flawed human beings who are going to mess up sometimes. See this post and this post for some tips I gave to Christians who are trying hard and are concerned about the bad rep Christians often get for some perspective. 

Some other things to keep in mind if you begin this journey: sometimes, you’ll feel like faith and God are so far away, and you’ll be frustrated or discouraged. That’s okay and completely natural. Sometimes doubts will come over you, and that’s okay too. Check out our faith tag and doubt tag when feeling this way for some encouragement and advice. It’s also important to find ways to pray and carry out your faith that work for you! See our prayer tag, particularly this post and the links within it, for some tips. 

Good luck to you, and please feel free to ask more questions as you begin this journey! <3

A lot of people ask me how did I switch from my previous lifestyle to this new one. All that I am left to say to them is by the power of the Holy Spirit, Prayer, Repentence and knowing who my Savior is and what He did for me and His people I was able to change and be born again in Him and through Him only. Praise Him for His redeeming love and strength. One thing a lot of people have trouble doing and it’s one of the hardest to do by following Christ is denying our flesh daily and following Him humbly. Not many want to do that these days but it’s truly what gives you that first step into salvation and being able to keep your eyes on Him. Tearing out anything that causes you to stumble in the walk of Christ. It’s crucial and important.

                                                  Malachite.

What a fucking mess this gem is, goddamnit.

If Garnet represents the best of fusion, then Malachite represents the worst of it, in every single way. She creeps me the fuck out and her actual existence is so wrong I have trouble commenting on it.

Let me get this out of the way, what Lapis did was wrong, it was fucked up, it was morally horrible. And yet I understand why she did it, and her actions came from fear and desperation, something that Jasper herself caused.

Does Jasper deserve this? No, she doesn’t, no matter how horrible she is. I’d say that this is actually worse than the mirror, because Jasper can’t even retreat to her own mind, her spirit is now fused with a gem that hates her guts and wants her to suffer, and holy fuck how did this get through the censors.

Lapis accepted that she would never be free, and then made the decision that if she was gonna be a prisoner forever, then she was at least going to take someone with her. That decision was taken when she was scared out of her mind and deep in hate against everyone except Steven. She was betrayed and hurt, and she wanted to hurt someone else. I think the act of dragging Jasper to the bottom of the ocean was something that Lapis enjoyed, if only for a few moments. After being a victim for so long, suddenly having power over the life of another person can be intoxicating, and Lapis gave herself to that emotion.

There’s really not much more to say. This whole situation is extremely fucked up, and neither Lapis nor Jasper deserve what happened to them.

EDIT: FOUND!

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starfiretheninja  asked:

Can you pray for me and my boyfriend? We reached our one year anniversary today and we want to look to God to guide us in our future.

I am so happy to pray with you.  

May the Lord continue to bless your relationship.  May it grow and mature.  May you find joy in each other and be willing to give selflessly of yourselves for the welfare and happiness of the other.  May your hearts be guided by the Holy Spirit and may they be blessed to overflowing with God’s love.  Amen.

Here are a couple of prayers you can pray together.  HUGS!

Holy Spirit told me it’s better for me to live single than to marry outside of His heart, meaning with lustful desire in my heart. I agreed.

Marriage shouldn’t be considered if you’re not full of Jesus because you don’t want to bring anything less into a marriage because marriage is sacred.

“Feel the presence and the warmth! Feel it! Feel the Spirit! Feel the awesome power of the Holy Spirit! Feel it! It flows! You don’t have to look at me, but I see that Spirit. I want you to think about that as I forgive you, You are just a body being used! I forgive you! It makes us feel good, I know you don’t understand that. Understand that as you have been judged - know that you have an opportunity to ask for forgiveness. I hear you breathing all the way over here, speak to that spirit inside of you. Know that God will forgive you.”
- Daniel Simmons, Jr son of Rev. Daniel Simmons

Your Love Guard Me Through This Night…

Tonight I Pray that you get into the habit of putting on the full armor of God every single day!  Don’t allow anything to come between you and Jesus.  I pray that you realize that the closer we get to the end the more trials Satan will throw in Your path.  It will be when you have HIS full armor on that the Holy Spirit will be able to flow through you and carry you through the trials to the place He wants you to be. Then you will have the opportunity to seek out the Lord so that you can please Him above everything else in our life. I pray that you walk IN the Lord and not try to walk in both this world and with Jesus for when you allow other people’s expectations to drive you, your energy is scattered to the wind draining you of everything.   When you pretend to be something you are not, you cannot please God.  I pray that you turn our eyes to Jesus and make Him the central focus of your life. He has designed you to need Him every moment and when you realize this He will show you that He can meet every single one of your needs.  Hold tightly to His hand and allow Him to lead you through the maze of darkness and into the warm light of His Eternal Love!!! In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!!  God Bless You!!!!  ♥♥♥

anonymous asked:

Heyy lil pal, what have you been up to?? Exorcising more spirits? Dismantling terrorist organizations?? Do tell me!! i’m so bored holy shit // its-ya-boy-mogami

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NO.

Anybody but him.

Anybody but Mogami.

Especially not while he was still recovering from the Divine Tree incident.

Still, there was no way Shigeo was about to let that bastard see him squirm in fear. He took a deep breath in, clenching his fists so hard that he could feel his own circulation getting cut off. It wouldn’t be for about five seconds before he finally exhaled, working up the courage to look at Mogami’s face in the process.

“I haven’t really done anything interesting,” he finally answered, the flat tone in his voice notably more strained than usual. “So please go away before I exorcise you.”

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It’s been a while

There’s so much I want to write, but it’s also 1:14am. 

I’ll bullet point my thoughts and hopefully when I read back on this tomorrow or in 10 years, I will remember what my heart and mind want to communicate so badly during the wee hours of the night.

1. This year I don’t want to remember the things that God has done in my life but be more aware of what He is constantly doing.

2. I need to and want to talk about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit more. With my family, friends, workers, and even strangers. 

3. I want to pray more. I want to be more intentional with the people I am surrounded by praying for them. I want to dig deep and go deep. I want others to experience the joy and hope of Jesus Christ. 

4. Nature. 

5. It’s so crazy to know that there are so many broken people around me. There are a million crying souls that desires for someone to just listen. I hope that this year God will use me to listen more, pray more, and share more.

6. I have forgotten how easily stumbled our young hearts can be. It’s so easy to judge those that are older than me who fall short and question their faith… but then again I look at my own actions and words and realize that I too can easily stumble those around me. Humbled and challenged over and over again. To be a light and to be more wise.

7. Being a Christian in your mid to late 20s is such a test. I’m constantly asking myself how I am using my time, talents, and treasure to glorify God, and I can honestly say that I’m doing the bare minimum.


yes, my desires can be good… but please please move me to action.

we have one life to show those that we encounter that the God we believe and love so dearly is the real deal.

First words
  • Baby: T.. T..
  • Mother: Omg
  • Baby: T.. hr..
  • Mother: I can't believe it. Come on, honey!
  • Baby: Thranduil is my sugar daddy. That's right. God fucking dammit I love his fucking fabulous hair and body and face. Sweet Jesus what a babe. I want his lips all over my gracious soul. Lord have mercy for I have sinned. I wanna be his little elve-slave. His wife didn't die in war, she died because she was mesmerized by the holy spirit called Thranduil. Oh gosh, I want him to smack my ass and call me Legolas. Take me now, Thrandu-

Can I be honest here? It’s one of those days where I’m fighting against lukewarm love for God. I don’t want lukewarm love. I want to be knee deep in scripture, loving every minute of it. I want messy scribbles in my Bible and my notebook I keep beside me during my studies. I want to talk to God every hour of every day. I want to cry with joy because I’m so filled with the holy spirit. Instead, I find myself crying because I’m somewhere in the middle of all this. I’m… lukewarm. 

But I know I won’t stay this way, and I know I’m not alone. I think most of us go through times like these, where we doubt, and we grow afraid, and we grow anxious, and we grow bored. 

Praying for any of you who may feel the same. May God set a fire in us that never fades. 

Trusting in Him. After all, He’s got this.

I was tagged by @tooruoikawas (thank you very much! <3)

Rules: tag 9 people you want to know better
Relationship Status: single
Lipstick or Chapstick: lipstick! 
Last song/music I listened to: I’ve had the whole “That’s the spirit” album by Bring Me The Horizon on loop for the past few days 
Top 3 shows:
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Samurai Champloo, Code Geass (but also Cowboy Bebop, GTO, Black Lagoon, Monogatari series, Sakamichi no Apollon, Death Parade, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Mob Psycho 100, Michiko to Hatchin and many sports animes xD) 
Top 3 characters: males - Ikari Shinji, Tachibana Makoto, Mugen; females - Motosuwa Chii, Asuka Langley Souryuu, Balalaika ^///^ 
Top 3 ships: oikage, kawoshin, makoharu

@turismoout @glamourlacking @livingsharkbait @k-k-koda @warriorskellet @isenfyre @holy-moe and anyone who wants to do this c; 

LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

The answer can be found in Psalm 23:1-6 (NKJV),

The Lord the Shepherd of His People
A Psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.

3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord
Forever.

anonymous asked:

Stars, Fairy Lights, and Rainbows!

Stars: What are your favorite blogs?
I have many favorites here! I enjoy the blogs of everyone I follow. :) Here are some: @relentless-for-jesus, @christianmetalhead2112, @god-loves-u-sweetheart, @seekingforhope

Fairy lights: If someone wanted to get to know you, what should they read/watch/listen to?
The Word of God. My identity is in Christ and I love Him most of all. He’s Who matters most to me and Who I live for, so reading/listening to His Word is how someone can know where my heart is and Who I serve in this life.

Rainbows: What always makes you feel better when you’re sad?
When I’m hurting, asking Him for the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit always helps me. Also talking to those who I am close to and trust is helpful.

Thank you for asking, anon!