rooted in christ

Jesus didn’t die to simply give you a thriving business or a big house or the spouse you’ve always dreamed of. He didn’t die to give you a small Christian life that revolves around your own personal comfort and gain. You must not let yourself think that God is going to bow down at your request, that you get to use Him for your own wills and desires like a genie. He is King. This is His story, not ours, and the gospel is Christ dying upon that cross to pay for mankind’s sin and to reconcile us to the Father. Because of the cross we now have access to so much forgiveness. Grace. Mercy. Love.

Praise Him for all blessings; He is a Giver of good gifts. But preachers and churches that promise you more wealth when you believe in Jesus is not preaching the true gospel. Don’t let your joy or identity come from these earthly things–remember that we should be storing up treasures in heaven, not on earth. Your joy and your identity has to be rooted in Christ.

He has to be your greatest Treasure, because He is the greatest Treasure. No amount of earthly wealth or success could ever compare to Him.

Whenever I write a fix-it fic, please know that I’m not ignoring the things that have happened to them; I just want these people to stop hurting, and to give them a kinder ending
—  me, an overly-invested asshole

Have hope so deeply rooted in Christ, so that when the world falls apart around you, you can still stand with your feet firmly on the ground. Trust in Jesus with your whole heart, not just part of it. Our hope is in the One who, unlike anyone or anything in this world, will never fail you. What I find to be even more beautiful about hoping and trusting in the Lord, is that when pain and heartache becomes a reality for those around you, they’ll be searching for comfort and peace. You know the One who brings joy and comfort. They will look at your life and wonder why your hope is unwavering, and why you are at such peace in this crazy world. He will use these things to speak to others. Trusting in God comes with so many blessings that affect not only your life, but everyone around you.

Anytime, Sweetheart: Part 9

Pairing: JDM x OFC (RPF)
Features: Ackles & Padalecki Families, R2, Misha Collins & Vicky Vantoch, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Briana Buckmaster, Kim Rhodes, Ruth Conell, and other OFCs and cast members

Summary: (I’m horrible at summaries, but let me try): Kylin Ackles runs to her brother’s house after leaving her abusive boyfriend of 3 years, where she meets Jeffrey. Events unfold that bring them together, as well as push them apart.
Warnings: Emotional abuse, Physical Violence, mentions of rape, cursing, drinking, recreational drug use (weed), Strip Club, RPF, NSFW, GIFs, Age Difference, smut, 18+ ONLY PLZ

(A/N: This is strictly a work of fiction that I came up with off the top of my head. For fictional purposes his S/O & Son are not mentioned. I love him and his little family, though, so no hate intended. This is the first time posting anything on Tumblr, but I couldn’t get it out of my head since my ao3 fic is currently on hiatus because writers block. Feedback is appreciated. unbetaed, all mistakes are mine.)


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   "Look at your self, whore" he voice snickered, “Can’t even take a dick right anymore. How is he going to want you now?”

  It was dark, decrepit, and foul smelling. I couldn’t see or hear anything except for the sound of his voice. 

   "He’ll probably stay with you for a while, because he feels bad, but then, then once he realizes what a burden you are, how pathetic, ugly, and stupid you are, how miserable you will make him, he’ll leave. Just like everyone else. He’ll go find a real woman, someone who will take care of her man the way a woman is supposed to.“

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The Persecuted Church

Pray for believers whose faith has not been found out yet. As they know they could face humiliation or death if found out. Pray that their hope would be deeply rooted in Christ.

DAY 107:

let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18

My dear sister,

It’s not enough for him to say he wants a relationship with you. It’s not enough for him to just flirt here and there, send you texts here and there, kiss you here and there…whatever it is, love is more than just words. It’s actions, and as followers of Christ, if we truly desire to do things His way by being intentional and godly in our relationships, we have to give our all to it, not just parts of it!

Love goes deeper than just going on dates or going on an emotional roller-coaster with a guy. Love must be deeply rooted in Christ and deeply rooted in the things of God. We don’t just do things just because. We don’t just enter into relationships out of boredom. Because of Christ, everything we do has purpose.

So if you’re talking to a guy or are interested in someone who has words with no actions, it’s time to really look at the time you’re investing. This is important because no matter what this guy says, it is his actions that will really show you where his heart is! Remember this when it comes to:

1. That guy who just wants to text and talk but never commit
2. That guy who likes to flirt with you, but flirts with other girls too
3. That guy who is not respecting your time, your heart, your body
4. That guy who you’ve been thinking about all day, even though you know he is not willing to pursue you
5. That guy who is leaning on you emotionally, physically, or spiritually and he is not committed to being in an intentional relationship
6. That guy who are not in a relationship with but keeps sending you mixed emotions
7. That guy who you are no longer in a relationship with but still wants to talk to you regularly and be completely involved in your life
8. That guy who you are constantly going back and forth over if this is “the one” God has for you

Whatever it is, don’t retreat back to what he said. Think about what he does. Don’t think about the time he said, “Yea, I’m a Christian!” Think about how he LIVES for Christ!

Biblical context + further reading: 1 John 3:11-24
Written by itsmorganlife

Let your roots grow down into Christ and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth.
—  Colossians 2:7