“Holy spirit, you are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by your presence Lord”
I definitely needed to hear this. I’ve been pretty distant from God. Listening to these lyrics made me realize that I’ve literally forgot the sole purpose of my life here – to glorify God through everything and anything I do. Does my relationship with him glorify God? Would God approve?
I know God places others in your life to help you grow. I just pray God guides me and watches over whatever rough patches there are to come. Lord, I need you
I’m not gonna lie, I started summer on a real low point. Normally, whether it’s school or work or organizing some event, there is always something to do. When summer started, there wasn’t. And not having that, gave me this really empty and unsatisfying feeling. I noticed myself just longing to start work…which was a month away.
THEN. I started reading the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises”(27, Coelho).
OOOOOHHH shit. That night I spontaneously went to a Lana Del Rey concert and my summer really started. There is so much I want to do, but I never can do because I don’t have time. And now, I have that time. Each day is a gift. Each day has something good in it. At the end of the day, if I look back and can’t say at least one good thing about that day, it’s my attitude and perspective about life that needs to change, nothing else.
i think one of the most powerful forces the holy spirit instills within us is conviction. I remember last regional retreat I learned that the closer you are with your relationship with God, the more conviction you feel when you’re doing something wrong. I think one of the scariest feelings is seeing that sense of conviction and your conscience disappear. That’s when you know you’re really far away from the right path…
This ties in with my last post about empathizing with God. The closer you are in your relationship with him, the more you understand how and why he feels the way he feels.
break my heart for what breaks yours
“Heal my heart and make it clean,
Open up my eyes to the things unseen,
Show me how to love like you have loved me.
Break my heart for what breaks yours,
Everything I am for your kingdom’s cause,
As I go from what nothing, to eternity.”
This song is beautiful, particularly the bridge. The mere idea of being able to empathize the way the Father does is so powerful. It makes you realize there is so much we have to learn, and so much love we can give. Break my heart for what breaks yours, Jesus.