Imitation is not salvation. But salvation brings imitation. - John Piper
  1. iwilltrustinyou:

1) He/She must want kids.
2) He/She must be a Christian.
3) He/She must want to work in full-time ministry.
4) He/She must love the movie, “The Notebook.”
5) He/She must love taking long walks on the beach.
Sound Familiar?
A list of  ”non-negotiables” is pretty common in the realm of Christianity. Are they wrong? No. But are they your answer to finding the one? Nope, not even close.
Having a list of what you are looking for in a significant other is great. It means you actually took time to think for a change. But I think there is something way more important than a list that describes your perfect mate.
Can you guess what it is? It’s who you need to be first. 
My Point: Focus on being the right person before looking for the right person. Everyone wants to find their future husband or wife, but what everyone needs to realize is that a relationship without God will eventually turn into a relationshipwreck. (clever huh?) 
God is more focused on who you are becoming, than who you need to be with. Turn the focus on your heart before trying to gain the love of someone else’s.
Don’t worry: He/She will come when the time is right. But don’t let your impatience ruin your inner-transformation.  Seeking God first is always the way to go. He will never stray you wrong.
Psalm 105:5 - Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
- Jarrid Wilsonhttp://jarridwilson.com/relationshipwreck/  

    iwilltrustinyou:

    1) He/She must want kids.

    2) He/She must be a Christian.

    3) He/She must want to work in full-time ministry.

    4) He/She must love the movie, “The Notebook.”

    5) He/She must love taking long walks on the beach.

    Sound Familiar?

    A list of  ”non-negotiables” is pretty common in the realm of Christianity. Are they wrong? No. But are they your answer to finding the one? Nope, not even close.

    Having a list of what you are looking for in a significant other is great. It means you actually took time to think for a change. But I think there is something way more important than a list that describes your perfect mate.

    Can you guess what it is? It’s who you need to be first. 

    My Point: Focus on being the right person before looking for the right person. Everyone wants to find their future husband or wife, but what everyone needs to realize is that a relationship without God will eventually turn into a relationshipwreck. (clever huh?) 

    God is more focused on who you are becoming, than who you need to be with. Turn the focus on your heart before trying to gain the love of someone else’s.

    Don’t worry: He/She will come when the time is right. But don’t let your impatience ruin your inner-transformation.  Seeking God first is always the way to go. He will never stray you wrong.

    Psalm 105:5 - Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

    - Jarrid Wilson
    http://jarridwilson.com/relationshipwreck/  

    (Source: iwilltrustinyou, via seekfollowlead-deactivated20130)

    PERMALINK      August 30 2012
  2. "Before God could bring me to this place He has broken me a thousand times."
    — Smith Wigglesworth (via radquotes)

    (via seekfollowlead-deactivated20130)

    PERMALINK      August 30 2012
  3. Preach it @mattosogood ! #lovemychurch (Taken with Instagram)

    Preach it @mattosogood ! #lovemychurch (Taken with Instagram)

    PERMALINK      August 29 2012
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  5. "Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brass, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the cross."
    — Jim Elliot
    PERMALINK      August 28 2012
  6. "If I paid you $50,000 for every person you preached the Gospel to today, how driven would you be to do it? What if I gave you $100,000 to spend an extra hour in prayer? Would you be more inclined by financial gain to give a few hours of your time, or are you inclined by the love of Jesus? What compels you more, eternal treasure in heaven or worldly treasure that will rust and be destroyed?"
    PERMALINK      August 27 2012
  7. Without the Spirit; without prayer, the Church is nothing more than a social gathering for people who want to do good in life but often fail. With prayer and the Spirit we become a force to be reckoned with.

    (Source: thejesuszone)

    PERMALINK      August 27 2012
  8. BOOM. Jim Elliot at age 20. (Taken with Instagram)

    BOOM. Jim Elliot at age 20. (Taken with Instagram)

    PERMALINK      August 24 2012
  9. give me a man …

    instructmehowtothankthee:

    who will take me to the most dangerous and darkest parts of the world where there’s no gospel being preached, no light as a witness and is willing to lead me to my death though it be painful and/or violent

    and i will give him an I do.

    (Source: swallowedupbylife)

    PERMALINK      August 23 2012
  10. I am in tears while listening to this song. What a beautiful prayer for the Bride of Christ!

    PERMALINK      August 23 2012
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