HANGING THE GIANTS

"Christianity isn’t meant to be a form of escapism, a safety net, or a crutch. Rather, following Jesus means bravely sacrificing yourself for the love of humanity, becoming nothing for the sake of others."

- (via sjmattson)

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I know you were there but what 
were you there for? Fuck your style, I
wanna know what you bled for, when no one 
was watching… When no one would listen..
When passion was the currency when no check
was written.

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"People who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you."

- Neil Gaiman (via idrugdealer)

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Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, put first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

Oh, God, be my everything, be my delight
Be, Jesus, my glory My soul’s satisfied
Oh, God, be my everything, be my delight
Be, Jesus, my glory My soul’s satisfied

My Jesus, you satisfy
My Jesus, you satisfy

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Oh, God, be my everything, be my delight
Be, Jesus, my glory My soul’s satisfied

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Traversing the rift.

It’s is with fear of the unknown that i write. The beginning of a journey towards the wellness of such a poignant relationship. The complex, and weighty ‘father son’ relationship hangs in balance. 
Can it be mended? 

The question itself frightens me. The fact that i have discovered the question ought to inspire hope; however, if the answer transpires toward the negative I fear it would break me. It would indeed sever a part of me that was forever meant to remain attached. That fear is fuelled by what I’m now discovering has been the advancing rift between us that has occurred over my teenage years until this very time as a 26 year old adult. Until recently I hadn’t know either how far we had grown or to what extent the loving, reciprocal and edifying relationship of a father meant to me. 

I guess the discovery renders the first hurdle crossed. I’m also sure that there are larger ones awaiting me further down the track. 

Here is my commitment to do the best I can on my end as we now attempt to bridge the gap. A gap which spans ideas of love, success, communication, wealth and the expression of faith. 

Life has it’s hurdles. There are rainy days. I am grateful for the many words of late that have been spoken over me. They serve as nourishment for now and no doubt the journey to come. I find my rest in the arms of the Lord who guides us through the valley of the shadow of death and into rich pastures. 

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To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear.

But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.

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- Timothy Keller (via heiditai)

"Never condemn anyone. Greet everyone with a good disposition, whoever he may be, with the hope of finding in him only good, seeing before you the image of God."

- St. Nikon

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"A brother at Scetis committed a fault. A council was called to which Abba Moses was invited, but he refused to go to it. Then the priest sent someone to say to him, ‘Come, for everyone is waiting for you.’ So he got up and went. He took a leaking jug, filled it with water and carried it with him. The others came out to meet him and said to him, ‘What is this, Father?’ The old man said to them, ‘my sins run out behind me, and I do not see them, and today I am coming to judge the errors of another.’ When they heard that they said no more to the brother but forgave him."

- The Apophthegmata Patrum, or The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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