Posts tagged personal.
My great uncle is wearing cargo shorts with brown socks and black dress shoes.
You know what’s comforting? Being in the thick presence of God, and just sitting with Him.
I felt like I was curled up in His arms, and He was speaking gently over me. I don’t know how long I sat like that, but it felt like forever. We talked about life and what I’ve been going through lately, and He commented occasionally, I could hear Him laugh when I got distracted or jumped spots in my story, and He reminded me of promises I had long forgotten.
I think it was the most intimate conversation I’ve ever had with God. It was so natural, so loving, so fluid. No “christianese,” no religious preconceptions, nothing like that. Literally just a father and daughter talking about life and catching up after missing one another.
People often think they are preaching deeper truths because their subject matter is lace with prophetic paradigms or the supernatural. Yet their teachings are laced with keys and techniques that are formulaic. What indicated you are really teaching a deeper truth?
You affirm the simplicity of Christ.
I used to be so against letting myself feel painful things. But ever since I learned how amazingly important it is to fully feel what emotions come up, I’ve found that it’s helped me immensely in understanding myself, especially in situations I try to figure out logically but continue to be stuck.
I try to use logic when deciding who and what is healthy for me to have in my life. And instead, today I asked myself, “How would I feel if this person wasn’t in my life anymore? What would my tomorrow feel like if I ended things today?” And I let myself get carried away in those emotions. Whatever feeling came up, I just let it run it’s course, whether that meant tears or a scream or a laugh. And that has spoken more loudly to me than any pros/cons list that I could ever make. I know it takes a balance of emotion and logic - that’s where the best decisions are made. But I’ve been doing this exercise before I make decisions. I logically find a solution, and then I open up my emotions and truly hear what they have to say.
It’s been one of the most freeing things I’ve let myself do I think.
I feel like I should be way more mature now that i’m 22 like stop using hip slang ironically and emojis and like use proper grammar all the time and maybe delete the 40 pictures of animals I have on my phone that I use as reaction pictures in texts.
I’m really blessed by the way that Davy gets to know the people that he’s met on this roadtrip and to lift them up through his portraiture. I don’t have a portrait of Davy, but if you care, I want to just let you all see what I personally saw in him.
It’s like having my parents with me all the time. They’ve been my rock and my spine for the last 22 years. I adore them. These are for them.
Not quite done yet! Color next month. :) #progress #vscocam
Garden and flower metaphors are actually really powerful to me. I’ve always deeply loved and appreciated flowers, and as a lot of you know, daisies have really personal meaning to me. Isaiah 51:3 got me through a really tough situation. Last winter a word got spoken over me about how God was uprooting my garden and planting new and bigger flowers, and how that hurts, but the seeds will one day spring forth.
So man, that last quote. It got me.
I’ve had that “Say Yes” song stuck in my head all night and all morning.
WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO.