Jesus know your wounds.

I was reading one of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons last night and he said this:

Christ has not an unknown sheep. It is not possible that He should have overlooked or for-gotten one of them. He has such an intimate knowledge of all who are redeemed with His most precious blood that He never mistakes one of them for another, nor misjudges one of them. He knows their constitutions--those that are weak and feeble, those that are  nervous and frightened, those that are strong, those that have a tendency to presumptio  those that are sleepy, those that are brave, those that are sick, sorry, worried, 
or wounded.


All I could think when I read this is this: Jesus knows your wounds.

Let that sink in.

Really. 

He knows all about them even before I have the guts to tell Him about them.  Even when it hurts so much that you don’t want to tell anyone about it.  He knows already.  He knows them exhaustively before you can even begin to understand them yourself.

This is my Savior, and I am in awe.

God is at work in the mess. That’s the message of the Bible. That’s why the Bible is not pretty. That’s why it’s grimy, because God is working in the mess. He’s working in the tears.

Matt Chandler 

(via littlethingsaboutgod)

Still remember that prayer is always to be offered in submission to God’s will; that when we say, God hears prayer,
we do not intend by that, that He always gives us literally what we ask for. We do mean, however, this, that He gives us
what is best for us; and that if He does not give us the mercy we ask for in silver, He bestows it upon us in gold.

Charles Spurgeon

The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.

Oswald Chambers   

(via littlethingsaboutgod)

It is not only wrong to worry, it is infidelity, because worry means that we do not think God can look after the practical details of our lives, and it is never anything else that worries us.

Oswald Chambers

Sang this in church today. Again, a song I hadn’t heard before but SO beautiful.  Oh, for this to be my desire every day.

"Like a rushing wind Jesus breathe within,

Lord have Your way,

Lord have Your way in me…

I surrender.”

It’s a cultural disability in America that we worship pleasure, leisure, and affluence. I think the church is doubly damned when they use Jesus as a vehicle for achieving all of that. Like, if you give a tithe, He’ll make you rich. Why? Are you hacking Him off or something? If you give a tithe, you get rid of ten percent of the root of all evil. You should be giving ninety percent. Cause God can handle money better than we can.

Rich Mullins 

If a kid is introverted he doesn’t need to be broken like a dog. He doesn’t need to change his personality. He doesn’t even need to “come out of his shell.” He’s not hiding in a shell. He just doesn’t feel the need to chatter incessantly with everyone in the room. If that makes you uncomfortable — that’s your problem. There’s nothing objectively preferable or superior about extraversion.

Matt Walsh (via thatkindofwoman)

(via thatkindofwoman)