When you spend 75% of your days in laughter life gets significantly less difficult.
Since moving into my new home I have:
Turning to God is always worth it. I would rather be “too Charismatic” and “spiritual” and “crazy” if it means I get to live the life God has for me. I would rather be insane in Him than sane without Him. He is the one who is the One. He is the Supernatural God. I don’t care about the opinion of man— I live for an audience of one.
You know the ways of the old country, its joys and pains, its happy and sad moments. You have spent most of your days there. Even though you know that you have not found there what your heart most desires, you remain quite attached to it. It has become part of your very bones.
Now you have come to realize that you must leave it and enter the new country, where your Beloved dwells. You know that what helped and guided you in the old country no longer works, but what else do you have to go by?
The new country is where you are called to go, and the only way to go there is naked and vulnerable. — Henri Nouwen
People are so fearful of being alone. The way we single out people that we want to know, date, talk to, spend time with, hook up with, or be friends with. We are constantly communicating at work, at home, in the freaking bathroom. Through the internet we have the means to be in constant communication. We define our lives by the people in our lives. Marriage is the key to happiness and purpose. If we are alone for even a few hours, we will not be happy. We will not feel complete. If we lose friends we act as if we have lost a part of ourselves. This is wrong. Wrong. WRONG.
This way of thinking robs us from so much painful beauty.
I’ve spent a good chunk of the last month of my life alone. And right now, for the first time in a long time, I don’t have anyone to look forward to seeing. Nobody that is going to satisfy my need for happiness. Nobody that is truly going to give me the affection that I need. I work with strangers, I come home to an empty room, and I spend my days and nights alone. I go on walks, lay in my candlelit room, and at times it is very painful. In fact, sometimes it is unbearable. I’m alone. It is possibly the most painful blessing a person can experience, yet so profoundly formative.
As my face is pressed against the cold wood floor of my room, I am forced to feel my own thoughts. When its just the trees and I dancing through the park, the moonlight exposes the dark areas of my heart. All of a sudden I see myself. Me minus everyone. It scares the hell out of me sometimes. The longer I look the more secure I become. The longer I endure the pain the more I love myself. The hours feel like days and the weeks feel like a few seconds. And in the midst of the pain my purpose is revealed, and I begin to step into my destiny. Mystical things happen to me in these times. I go into trances almost on a daily basis now. I get high, and not off of drugs. I slip into deep dreams. Its like the door to my soul has been opened, and I can hear the distant laughter of a King resounding deep within my spirit.
That is more alluring than anything else; my Creator and I are harmoniously acting as one.
God is insane.
He leads us out of darkness and into light. He is with us in our darkest moments of perversion. He takes us out of sexual immorality, depression, materialism, dependency on other people, hate, anger, abuse, manipulation, and fear. He picks us up in His arms and passionately carries us out of darkness and into light. He effectively severs the ties between our souls and anything that is not of His perfection. Everything He has for us is perfect, and He desires for us to relate and identify with perfection. So now we are made new. We see the fruit of the Spirit as familiar, not far off. We know that we are sons and daughters of a King. We live like royal ambassadors of the Kingdom for the sake of the world. We are intoxicated because of Love, the most prevalent identifier of our God. We are not orphans and so we will not live and feel like orphans. We are compelled to love God’s creation passionately. We love people at all costs, because every person is worth it. Whether they believe it or not, every person is a beloved child of God. This is not an exclusive club or a religion full of prerequisites. This is the God of reality and clarity, who knows all and loves all. This is the God revealed in the magnificent creation that we take part in. This is the One who is the One. This is Jesus.
Anonymous asked: Someone is interceding for you this morning! Praying that you would feel deeply the presence and love of the Lord! He wants to use you to flip cities upside down, dear friend!
He is using me to flip a city.
Memphis, TN y’all.
But thanks for the intercession what a remarkable blessing.
Holy Ghost time
I decided to start a selfie blog so that I don’t flood your dashes with pictures of me all the time. You’re welcome. And if you’re one of those weird people that likes seeing pictures of me you can follow me here. God bless.
wearing a scarf because I want to
Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. —
Stop feeling like you have to do spiritual warfare all the time
As if the darkness of the world is some massive force trying to kill you
As if you are going to die if you forget to pray about something
You want to do spiritual warfare?
Just give someone a hug
Dance a little bit
Be happy because Jesus is happy
Or just walk into a room
Or just sit still
If the Holy Spirit is flowing through you, darkness will flee
Evil is not God’s equal
When you turn on a light, darkness doesn’t fight back