I find a lot of non-affirming Christians preaching a similar message on homosexuality. The message is something along the lines of “we are called to love gay people because judging is wrong and we must love prostitutes and sinners and homosexuals because that is what Jesus would do”.
To all of these well meaning Jesus lovers, let me just give you a bit of advice. There is not one single gay person that would even remotely appreciate you categorizing them in this way. You are essentially saying “gay people embody sin so well that of course if we want to be good Christians then obviously we are going to treat them well”. There is no gay person that I know of that would be interested in your portrayal of Jesus.
Regardless of what you believe, just remember that being gay is not equivalent to being a slutty tax-collecting serial killer.
5:29 pm • 5 March 2014 • 9 notes
Remember that there are NO LIMITS! Keep pushing, keep moving forward, keep a positive attitude even when things are looking bad.
DON’T STOP DREAMING BIG. DON’T BE AFRAID TO DREAM OVER-THE-TOP.
Don’t feel like you are too average or too limited. Limits BE GONE by the power of the Creator! Opposition does come, but it is EASILY overcome! Just please, don’t EVER give up or slow down!
So what are you waiting for? GO AHEAD AND WATCH YOUR WILDEST DREAMS COME TRUE. GOD GRANTS YOU COMPLETE PERMISSION— IN FACT, HE WOULD LOVE TO PARTNER WITH YOU!
4:54 pm • 5 March 2014 • 4 notes
If we really want to take back what the enemy has stolen we cannot remain in a Christian culture. We are called to go to the ends of the Earth. We are called to the marketplace. We are called to every corrupt industry. Yes, we are called to actively participate in corrupt systems! We are called to jump in and be the change. We are called to influence from the inside out, not from the outside in!
We must position ourselves in the pits of hell and glory blast our way out, revolutionizing everything in our path! We are called to influence the influencers! We are called to be the best at whatever we do! We are not called to go to youth group and church and other Christian organizations. Are you kidding me?! We are called to the brothels and the streets. We are called to the wealthy and the poor. This does not mean spending most of our time in our cozy communities with an occasional mission trip. This means we get the hell up, be an active part of mainstream society, and radiate the love of God while you are at it. Christianity has become so secluded. Even its attempts at being “relevant” are quite pathetic. If Jesus was walking the Earth today I guarantee you he would not waste his time going to church. Christianity should look more like a lifestyle and less like an organization/cult/religious society.
6:07 pm • 4 March 2014 • 16 notes
We will not stop being controlled by the world around us until we are satisfied by the Creator. If you are not satisfied by the Creator, then your natural tendency will be to live in submission to the people and culture around you. Your heart will bruise easily or quickly dry up and die. Your emotions will be inconsistent and unhealthy. Your theology (if you care about such things) will probably be infected with some sort of disease. You will not live as if you are perfect, because you are taking part in a system that is imperfect. There are countless roads to destruction, and you will quickly find yourself going down one of these roads.
Someone who is satisfied in the Creator has a much different story to tell. This is the person who reports to God alone. This is not a belief to adhere to, this is a lifestyle choice. Someone who is satisfied in the Creator only understands what is perfect. This is the person who is becomes emotionally stable and spiritually advanced. This is the person who is able to be like Jesus and constantly personify love. This is the person who has been set free from striving and struggling. Being satisfied in the Creator is the most perspective shifting, life changing, and healthiest thing we could ever do.
5:20 pm • 4 March 2014 • 8 notes
I am tired of people talking about satan as if he has a say.
11:33 pm • 1 March 2014 • 39 notes
I CAN’T BREATHE RIGHT NOW.
I WAS JUST OFFERED A CONTRACT WITH A MODELING AGENCY WHO’S MODELS HAVE BEEN IN CAMPAIGNS FOR AMERICAN EAGLE, RALPH LAUREN, LEVI’S, NORDSTROM, LE SPORTSAC, AND BILLY REID; AS WELL AS WALKED THE RUNWAYS OF CHANEL, MARC JACOBS, PRADA, VERSACE, AND LOUIS VUITTON.
YOU GUYS MY LIFE LITERALLY JUST CHANGED TODAY.
*grabs bottle of champagne*
You guys, my life is insane right now.
This is huge.
I appreciate all the love and support.
9:27 pm • 27 February 2014 • 35 notes
Many days I dismiss all the charismatic activity in the world around me as being silly and not fruitful. Sometimes it just feels like one big show being put on by some fringe subculture.
Despite my tendencies to become ultra-skeptical about people, I cannot avoid Charismatic experiences in my own life. Sometimes days, or even weeks may go by with not a single tongue uttered or speck of gold dust appearing.
Something beautiful that I have discovered is the sovereignty of God in relation to tangibly experiencing the supernatural. Even though my mind may think one way, my spirit is still crying out from a deep place. My spirit is saying “feed me” as I go about my every day. This is why what has become known as a “Charismatic experience” is something I cannot deny, avoid, or separate myself from.
Gold dust appears when I don’t believe it is real. Money appears out of thin air so that I can purchase groceries. I get overcome with something beyond me, and it just so happens to feel like a bolt of lightening running through my body. I question those around me, then I end up with a burning stomach, a secret word, a tongue or an interpretation.
It was several years ago that I gave God complete and utter permission to do and act in whatever manner is pleasing to Him, and that I would be open to anything. Openness of our minds, hearts, spirits, and bodies yields a supernatural lifestyle. Cast down your skepticism, theology, and other limitations. I dare you to become so still that God becomes God for you, that He would do whatever He wants to do.
Unfortunately, many people will never come to this place of submission due to the vulnerability and humility that it demands. To you and to myself I say, be vulnerable.
4:38 pm • 21 February 2014 • 13 notes
I have found myself waiting, and waiting, and waiting. I have been frustrated at the lack of things happening.
In one day I got a new job and a new home. I have more bills, and less time. I have to focus on modeling, eating right and working out. I have to balance two jobs and online school. Sleep is officially a luxury.
This is one of those times when I ask you, my dear friends, to say a prayer for me. I am officially becoming a “real” adult, whatever that means. It is overwhelming, but it is happening! Pray for my sanity.
12:19 am • 21 February 2014 • 9 notes
let me move to the rhythm of your heart
that I would be satisfied at night
and sing with you in the morning
that nature and I would join in song
the winds and my breath would become one
and somehow move your heart
causing me to know that I am a child
longing for you
1:32 am • 20 February 2014 • 15 notes
So I was praying in tongues and I said “quinoa”
3:51 pm • 18 February 2014 • 7 notes
Bon Iver // Beth/Rest (Solo Piano Version)
Sound of heaven ringing just for you
2:43 am • 17 February 2014 • 4,835 notes
classy living tips:
- make sure your pant leg reaches your shoe but doesn’t bunch
- practice using new vocabulary every day
- if you don’t know how to respond, simply smile and walk away
- oatmeal is your friend
- spontaneous road trips are always a good idea
- get a cheap gym membership— it is worth it
- instead of being awkward around a coworker, get to know him/her
- be intentional about happiness
- dress up at least once a week
12:58 am • 16 February 2014 • 23 notes
You are not just a soul that God puts in a jar and sets on a shelf. You should not deny your body, mind, emotions or spirit. Instead of making yourself out to be the greatly feared enemy, go ahead and take some time to see yourself how God sees you. Instead of neglecting yourself, you should figure out how to take care of yourself for once. Your flesh died already, so there goes that excuse.
Believing that you are the antithesis of everything good is the epitome of false humility and identity. This path of thought is one of the most destructive lies that Christianity has offered.
4:02 pm • 15 February 2014 • 34 notes
“To harm anyone in the name of faith is to diminish our own relationship with God.”
— President Barack Obama
12:54 pm • 9 February 2014 • 8 notes
“Don’t say “God, bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies” when what you’re putting in your body is shitty food that isn’t nourishing! Eat nourishing food, then thank God for the blessing to have good food.”
— The Berbecs
(Source: lukexvx, via whirll-wind)
12:55 am • 8 February 2014 • 96 notes