I just discovered a love for the words of the wise people of this world. They bring me such comfort and increase to thirst for wisdom deep in me. For a history assignment the past week, I had to look up fifteen quotes from George Washington. What a wise and devoted man! Here are a few of my favorites:
“To be prepared for war is one of the most affective means of preserving peace.”
“If freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we will be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”
“Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
This quote is one of my most favorite quotes EVER because it totally inspires me to preserver through all things, and not only to keep going, but to do it well. To be there 100%. To sacrifice myself for the cause, or the person. To focus not on myself, but to be totally committed to whatever I’m doing. To just rock it in the name of Jesus. This not only applies to what out attitudes should be in our spiritual walk, but with anything we do. Whether it’s doing algebra (this is hardest for me), or living a healthier lifestyle, or working for a living. It’s ultimately all for God’s glory, so be.all.there.
Life Group. Well, that’s an interesting name for a Bible study. It sounds like a name for a group at a hippie church or something, but I like it because it just feels deeper somehow. The group itself is for the high school girls at my church, and we meet every Sunday evening to discuss a book that we’ve chosen to read for that semester. For this semester, we’re reading “What Happens When Young Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst and her daughter, Hope.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical at first, saying “Psh, I let God do whatever He wants to do in my life!” Wrong. I don’t. I hear His whispers and a lot of the time I just ignore them unless it’s something that I want to do. That’s what I realized once I started reading this book, and it’s eye opening.
The writing is convicting; it’s inspiring. The author pushes the important fact that saying yes to God means you will enter into a beautiful love story and adventure with the King. How exciting does that sound?! I love adventures, and so far, Jesus has been the most exciting adventure of all.
“The more we say yes to God, the more we will live in expectation of seeing Him. The more you experience Him, the more you’ll open up your hands and heart in absolute faithfulness to receive what He is offering, saying, asking, or requiring.”-Lysa Terkeurst
Yay to first time posts! 🙂 As you know, the purpose of this blog is to display all things beautiful and finding the beauty in the challenging topics as well. This is my theme verse for all my posts and categories.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all of His benefits- Who forgives all of your iniquities, Who heals all of your diseases, Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, Who dignifies, and Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy; Who satisfies your mouth with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s! The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.”