Take nothing for granted. Pray a lot. Most of all, love each other deeply with everything you have. Love makes up for practically anything. And friends, when life gets really hard don't assume God isn't working. Be patient. Trust Him. He sees you and won't leave you there. ♥
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
“And being found in the fashion of a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death—even the death of the cross. Therefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”—Philippians 2 8-11 (via kristianxedge)
My dad is a metal nazi. He does not think that you can glorify God with metal whatsoever. He claims that it is a sin that they tour with secular bands, that they head bang and jump around, and basically it should have no part of Christianity.
You tell me that everything is okay, but I know it’s not. Ever since I got engaged you haven’t been the same. You just made things more awkward proposing to someone who is already engaged. You say you are happy for me, but how can you be? I really wanted you to be my best man, but I know that is too much to ask. You tell me to come over any time, but I can’t do that. It’s too awkward. I wanted to see you the other day. I miss you and everyone in your house. I sent you a text on Thursday. I asked what you were doing. You said ”nothing, why?” so I told you that I wanted to see you. No reply. I wish you were not in love with me. I miss being best friends. I know we ”still are,” but it’s not the same.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”—Colossians 3:12-14 (NIV)
I don’t want to have to tell people “I believe in God” or “I’m Christian.” I want them to see it in my actions, in the way I dress, in the way I talk; I want them to see it in me before I even get the chance to tell them.