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I heard you; now I can’t stop listening.

—T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You (via tblaberge)

(via ivannion)

Was challenged yesterday with the truth that Jesus was busy, but available. He left margin in His schedule. He spent His life preaching and teaching, but had CONSTANT interruptions. He would be teaching and a blind man would show up asking for His attention. He would be teaching only to look up and see people lowering their sick friend down from the roof. It’s insane how many times He was given an opportunity to say “sorry, but I’m busy” and He didn’t. The most impactful situations you can ever be in will be the ones that aren’t planned. Jesus never stepped out the side door to avoid helping people. WHILE we were yet sinners, He chose to die for us. Not after we got our lives and relationships figured out; WHILE. Don’t miss out on opportunities to minister to hearts today, because your schedule is overbooked. Compassion is seeing the need, feeling the need, and doing something about it. You’re going to make countless decisions today. Make the decision to make time for the unexpected and unplanned. Make the decision to love {while} someone isn’t really deserving of it. No one is. But we change the world when we love anyway.

Was challenged yesterday with the truth that Jesus was busy, but available. He left margin in His schedule. He spent His life preaching and teaching, but had CONSTANT interruptions. He would be teaching and a blind man would show up asking for His attention. He would be teaching only to look up and see people lowering their sick friend down from the roof. It’s insane how many times He was given an opportunity to say “sorry, but I’m busy” and He didn’t. The most impactful situations you can ever be in will be the ones that aren’t planned. Jesus never stepped out the side door to avoid helping people. WHILE we were yet sinners, He chose to die for us. Not after we got our lives and relationships figured out; WHILE. Don’t miss out on opportunities to minister to hearts today, because your schedule is overbooked. Compassion is seeing the need, feeling the need, and doing something about it. You’re going to make countless decisions today. Make the decision to make time for the unexpected and unplanned. Make the decision to love {while} someone isn’t really deserving of it. No one is. But we change the world when we love anyway.

How do you learn to pray? Well how do you learn to swim? Do you sit in a chair with your feet up drinking coke learning to swim? You get down and you struggle. That’s how you learn to pray.

Leonard Ravenhill  (via bibledevotionals)

(Source: community4christ, via bibledevotionals)

Depend upon it, my friends, if you get tired of the Word of God, and it becomes wearisome to you, you are out of communion with Him.

D . L . Moody (via bibledevotionals)

Because sometimes laying on the floor for an hour is necessary.

Not everyone will believe it can be done. You’re going to have people tell you that your passions are too lofty and that chasing after this will simply end in heartache. You’re going to have people tell you that loving someone who hurt you is a waste of your time and that having a patient heart is having a weak heart. Sometimes those voices you hear telling you that it can’t happen, that it won’t happen, that you’ll never get this — they’ll be your own thoughts. If God prompted your heart to do something, respond in obedience. You may consistently ask yourself if it’s actually God asking you to love that person, to chase that passion, to make something happen. But dwell on this simple truth: what if it IS God pushing you to do it? To chase it? To love it? You get that chance today. It’s Monday. New opportunity. Make it happen. Don’t give up. Something great is about to happen.

Not everyone will believe it can be done. You’re going to have people tell you that your passions are too lofty and that chasing after this will simply end in heartache. You’re going to have people tell you that loving someone who hurt you is a waste of your time and that having a patient heart is having a weak heart. Sometimes those voices you hear telling you that it can’t happen, that it won’t happen, that you’ll never get this — they’ll be your own thoughts. If God prompted your heart to do something, respond in obedience. You may consistently ask yourself if it’s actually God asking you to love that person, to chase that passion, to make something happen. But dwell on this simple truth: what if it IS God pushing you to do it? To chase it? To love it? You get that chance today. It’s Monday. New opportunity. Make it happen. Don’t give up. Something great is about to happen.