Dear God,

I am so thankful for how You are working in my life right now. This is grace. Now way I can get back on track without Your love, faithfulness and grace. No way I can do this on my own. Yes, this is grace.

There’s nothing I can boast before You and before men. This is You at work in my life. This is Your faithfulness flowing in grace. I will always be humbled, Lord, by Your power and majesty. I will always be in awe by Your glory.

As I walk by faith in this road less traveled, my prayer is for my heart and mind be after the heart and mind of Christ. Let Your Holy Spirit enable me to selflessly and passionately love and care for Your people. Enable me, Lord, to listen and obey You intentionally from my heart. Let me not lose sight of the wonderful things that You are doing and about to do.

Jesus, I want to live for the glory of Your name all the days of my life. Not by my own might or power but by Your Spirit in me.

So dearly loved,

❤️ Ish

God named all the stars and it’s not likely that He has forgotten the cries and joy of your heart.

Hold on to hope, my dear! :)

❤️ Ish

LORD, I am ready to lose this life to gain it in Heaven! Greater things are yet to unfold!

Dear God,

pepper-ish:

It’s true that only in You love lasts forever.

Lahat natatapos. Lahat lumilipas. People come and go. Human emotions grow and fade. Pero Lord yung pag-ibig Mo sa akin na higit pa sa emosyon at kaisipan ng tao ay hindi natatapos, hindi nagbabago. Maraming bagay akong hindi naiintindihan, mga bagay na minsan ang sakit. Sabi Mo Lord, "Desisyon lang yan, anak." Hindi madali, pero pipilitin ko pong tingnan ang buhay sa mga mata Mo.

Lord, hindi ko alam kung nasasaktan ako ngayon. Hindi naman ako nalulungkot. But if this is dying to myself, I know I will eventually be fine. Only through Your grace. Father, I choose to fix my eyes on You. Ayokong tumingin sa kung anong wala ako. Ayokong tumingin sa disappointments o regrets na maaaring meron ako. Sa mga pangako Mo ako patuloy na aasa at dedepende. Biguin man ako ng maraming tao o kahit ng sarili ko pa, Lord Your love will never fail.

Salamat po dahil ang puso ko ay puno pa rin ng pag-asa. Hihintayin ko pong maganap lahat ng pangako Mo sa buhay ko. Hindi ko alam kung paano, pero nagtitiwala pa rin po akong napakaganda nito. Higit sa lahat Lord, I look forward in seeing You face to face. Ang sarap isipin na makikita ko rin ng harapan ang tanging Diyos na nagmahal at patuloy na nagmamahal sakin nang walang katulad. Heto po ang buhay ko, patuloy na iniaalay sa Iyo. Eto po ang puso ko, patuloy na ipinagkakatiwala sa Iyo. Sa presensya Mo Panginoon, walang katulad.

Jesus, be with me. All days of my life.

♥ Ish

Being completely broken is something that is necessary for God to change you. Yeah, it hurts a lot… But in the morning it will be so worth it. It’s something you would never sign up for, but also something you would never take back.
— Sheila Walsh

(Source: tlrblair)

pepper-ish:

Thank You for this desire You continuously put in my heart. Thank You for making me want to live a life beyond the ordinary. I don’t want to settle in mediocrity. How can I expect ordinary things from such an extraordinary God like You? I don’t know what lies ahead. But my heart will remain…

This is one of those difficult kind of nights.

Pray for me? :’)

♥ ish

I want to be so full of Christ that I don’t have time to listen to the desires of my flesh, and to the lies of the world and the enemy.

❤️ Ish

Happy cells, happy heart! This is my prayer for you, dear one. :’) Goodnight! ♥

Rendered speechless by Your beauty
Lord, I’m blown away
With everything that’s in my heart
A million words could never say
All there is to say

I want to be with You
I need to be with You
I long to be with You precious King
So with every day
Lord in every way
You’re my everything


imjellycious:

God take my mind, my thoughts, my time, my strengths, my gifts, take whatever left of time i have in this world. Take all that i am, all that i have and all that i will be. I’ll give myself entirely to you.

Beautiful Brokenness

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Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fiber of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.

— CS Lewis

It’s as if Lewis knew that I would go through exactly what he had written and that I would not have the right words to describe it.

Why would I question God? He never said that dying to self is easy. Dying is never fun at all. No way this could be a smooth ride. But I find comfort in  the truth that as I die to myself, to my desires, to my flesh, I’m being made alive in Christ, in Spirit, and in Truth.

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. (Philippians 3:10) As I seek Christ, His heart, His righteousness, it is as if He is trying to break the things in me that is not from Him.

I will not trade this beautiful brokenness for things that are not eternal, for people whose lives are nothing but vapor. I find peace and joy that as I suffer with Christ in death, I will also share with Him a glorious resurrection.

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18) I press on towards the goal. I give my life to serve His purpose. This is not about me. Not about what I want, and not about what I have to give up and surrender. I was born with nothing, and I will die with nothing. (Job 1:21) This is all about the Author and Finisher of my faith. He is worthy of every surrender, of every part of me, of all of me.

JESUS, be glorified!

❤️ Ish