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'if I loved you any less I might be able to talk about it more'

 

You have listened to fears, child,” said Aslan. “Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?

C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian (via cattedrali)

(Source: favoredgrace)

I was trying to figure out my family’s love languages and decided my mom’s was wifi.

agirlnamedbecca:

I am a lover, but I am not love.
I am art, but I am not an artist.
I am healed, but I am not a healer.
I am created, but I am not a creator.
I am living, but I am not life.
I am shining, but I am not light.
I am a mere reflection of the One who is.

Anonymous asked
God is big enough to do anything, right? For an abortion to succeed, God chose not to intervene. And since by His nature God must always act to accomplish His will, couldn't you then say successful abortions are within God's will?

peterdwebb:

It’s cool that you laid your argument out so clearly and logically. If all of your premises are correct, then you are right.

You’re right about the first one. For an abortion to succeed, God must chose not to intervene. 

The second premise is wrong. God’s nature does not force him to act to accomplish His Will. It’s God’s Will that none should perish, but we know that there are those who do perish, and so there are things that happen that are outside of His Will. 

He works to accomplish His Will, but sometimes people rebel and decide to do the opposite. It’s the story of the world. He’s calling the rebels and traitors to come back under His banner. There’s forgiveness for disobeying His will. For would-be mothers and abortion doctors. For liars and cheats. Rapists and murderers. The prideful and the greedy. 

Yep, it’s free will man. You either choose His perfect will, where you follow His perfect plan for you that also partakes in fulfilling His perfect will for humanity, or you choose His permissive will, where you do your own thing and live for yourself. Either way, His will’s going to be done, whether you’re in it or not.

The amazing part is that we can do our own will our whole lives, but if we repent and humble ourselves to submit to His perfect will, He can transform us and put us right back into His perfect will.

It’s so mind-boggling. Look at Peter’s life for example: he denied Jesus Christ, his master, his leader, the Messiah. That could not have possibly been God’s perfect will for Peter’s life. BUT, Peter was completely humbled by it, repented, and went on the be the rock of the early Christian church.

If Peter hadn’t have had that experience, he would not have learned that lesson of humility and repentance, and who knows what the church would have been like? Yet God, in His mysterious ways that we will never understand, turned that situation’s outcome as a lesson and testimony of repentance and redemption.

To me, this is the epitome of Romans 8:28, saying that “we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”

Boy, how He works things out for His glory is so unfathomable. But, like a dog cannot understand the mind of its master yet still obeys his voice, all I can know is the voice of my Master’s urge to come and be embraced in His love.

And that’s something I’m okay with.