I’m very tired of seeing people that complain about wanting to be in a godly relationship and pursue Christ with someone and ~guard their heart~, etc, etc, also reblog pictures that aren’t quite hardcore porn, but are clearly people having sex.

I don’t care how artsy or ~soft grunge it is, I don’t care how lovely the intimacy looks,I don’t care how much it spices up your photography tag, if you do things like that you are setting your mind up terribly for a godly, Christlike dating relationship.

I’m not going to make a blanket statement about how everyone else’s brain works, but when I see things like that, it makes me crave physical intimacy in a less-than-healthy way. Purity is enough of a struggle for me without seeing reminders of what I’m “missing out on” on my dashboard. Hormones suck, a lot, but I’ve found I feel less, well, let’s be honest, thirsty when I cut out media that entails a lot of sexuality- and this includes what appears on my dashboard.

I know something like this probably seems very silly, uptight, and close-minded, but little things like this can pile up, one after another, pretty quickly. I didn’t struggle with sexual sin until I was eighteen, but all I needed was one catalytic relationship for it to all come crashing down on my head, and suddenly, all the intimacy and sexuality I had been thinking about and dwelling on since high school became a lot harder to deal with.

I’m still fighting the repercussions.
I’m still losing those battles as often as I am winning them.

My challenge to you is to avoid having pictures or text discussing sex on your dash as little as possible, and avoid reblogging them when they do come up. It won’t kill you to try it, and it just might benefit you a whole lot.

Please trust me on this one. 

❝ Twenty seconds. Just for twenty seconds, focus on the words you’re about to read, beloved: God wants you to know how much He loves you right now, the moment after this, and in all the moments that will come. Now, let that sink. ❞

— Pam Carbungco, Twenty seconds  (via edzed)

❝ I have made you. I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. ❞

— Isaiah 46:4  (via audreydejarnette)

Lord, change me.


Lord, change me.

The key to protecting your heart is not allowing it to be anywhere that Christ is not. What I mean is that sometimes we don’t allow Christ to have full access of our lives, we sing our songs and raise our hands, we read our Bibles and pray our prayers. Yet, we don’t long for God the same way we long for others. That is why we fall into bad situations, we end up repeating addictions or bad habits. We end up in the wrong relationships, and damage them in the process.

When we say to Jesus, “Lord, have Your way in me, make something new.” we are telling God to have it all, and with that submission we start to see a change in our lives, a change of obedience, of trust, and how we look at others.

Jesus is the most important thing in all of creation, it would be wise to build your life around what He wants, and what He would do. By surrendering your heart to Him, you end up guarding it so well that you will only desire those holy things that God desires. A good marriage, helping those who need help, loving the unlovable, seeking justice, bringing about Christ’s kingdom to fruition, honoring the meek in spirit, and so on.

It is not enough that we get comfortable in our routines with God, because God is not wanting a robot, He wants a child that He can show the world to. He wants to take you places that you will have to trust Him completely, and He wants to make you a pro in the field of loving others truly.

Don’t wait for that boy or girl, start participating in the grand adventure of life, because we have been called by Christ to do so; and a ship is steered by the direction of its captain.

— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

❝ Solitude with God repairs the damage done by the fret and noise and clamor of the world. ❞

— Oswald Chambers  (via hannaoliviaway)