When you choose to die to your flesh
When you choose to pray for your enemies
When you choose to love your neighbor even if they have wronged you
When you choose to obey GOD…
These choices are not being accounted for nothing,
God sees you and honors your faithfulness.
The closer I get, the more I understand man’s chief end in life: to know and be known by him. To love Him, and to love His people.
If trials are what bring me closer to him, and if tribulations are what bring him glory, then so be it.
“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith — that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:7-11
She is His Daughter, but do not grow faint, we have the most charming apparatus—the looking glass.
Whisper into her mind, that her value solely rests on the number of inches that circle her waist and the placement of her cheekbones. It’s simple, really.
Beguile her with sweet deceit into her ears, your worth is founded on how ‘pretty’ he thinks you are, soon enough, she’ll come to believe it. Intrigue her, with every one of his fickle glances, that she was only made to satisfy his insatiable lust. With this delicate twine, although she can easily break free from it, she will be shackled—unable to speak, incapable of comprehending His love. Sing to her, simple luring lullabies, that tunes her heart to yearn for his careless affections, his frivolous approval. Make it appear as if, she requires it in order to truly be loved.
Though she might adorn the garments of His salvation, or the His crown of grace, shy her away from this veracity, and invite her deeper into the vanity. There she will be blind from the blaring truth that she is cherished by her King, deaf to the reality that He created her exquisitely in His likeness.
And there, she will be subdued, muted, by her own insecurity, where we won’t have to worry about her coming to understand her true value in Him.
Seduce her to this place, in front of this counterfeit mirror, and she will fool herself into believing first, that her worth is immersed in this appearance. Eventually, it will poison her identity as the semblance of His beauty.
It will grow roots into her heart, and immediately, she will begin to assume that she remains the sum of her past mistakes; like a parasite, it will consume her.
It’s an effortless, elementary strategy, any mindless one of you can manage it. I presume you won’t disappoint.
Your affectionate Uncle,
One of the things that tear up my heart..
Please let me serve You, I don’t care how much you ask of me, I owe it to you anyway.
It’s so incredibly easy to want to burn bridges with others. So easy.
But when you think about how Jesus denied himself, how he took up his cross, how he pursued the sinful… your heart and mind shift.
Love is hard, but love is good. Love is the only way Jesus ever lived.
“Oh, no single piece of our mental world is to be hermetically sealed off from the rest, and there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’”
- Abraham Kuyper
And since God is compassionate, He condescended
and became like us as a representative. Sent for the purpose
to make atonement for His own elect and connect the
most wretched of men to the throne room of the divine Architect.
And so the ineffable unapproachable God who invented space
and the human heart invaded space to reach the depths of
human hearts. Its all a part of His perfect plan - sinners
in the hands of God holding on a kite string. Connecting a
redeemed humanity by the finished work the King of kings.
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