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Sitting cross-legged I closed my eyes in worship.

Hands on my heart as tears erupted in sync with my spirit.

I felt naked before the Lord as Eve did

Burden of shame and guilt from disobedience weighed my shoulders …

I was spun into a pure white room with flashes of red

No spots, no corners,…

Dang son. So crazy.

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Someday I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us 

Someday I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us 

02:52 pm: kattgao

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Psalm 37:4
"Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart”
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It’s just a dream at the moment God…but make it a reality.

Psalm 37:4

"Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart”

It’s just a dream at the moment God…but make it a reality.

11:32 pm: kattgao1 note

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spiritualinspiration:

 Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13, NIV.
Spiritual maturity isn’t measured by how long you’ve been a Christian, how much you know, or how often you go to church. Spiritual maturity is measured by the way you treat other people. It’s measured by the love you allow to operate through you. First Corinthians 13 tells us about the characteristics of love. One characteristic is that it is not rude. That means, when we are walking in love, we treat other people with courtesy and respect. Are you courteous to other people? Are you kind to the person at the checkout counter that may be moving too slowly for you? Are you gentle when you are driving down the highway and someone cuts you off? Are you patient with your family and coworkers? These are all ways we show love.
Scripture also tells us that love is patient. It is kind. It does not envy; it is not proud. It is not rude. Love is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love never fails. Notice that these characteristics don’t have anything to do with feelings. That’s because love is a choice. You can choose to walk in love toward people even when you don’t feel like it. Today, make the choice to do what is right. Choose today to show kindness and be courteous to others. Look for ways to cultivate the greatest thing in your life—love! As you do, you’ll move forward into the life of blessing God has in store for you!

Amen! COME ONNNNN

spiritualinspiration:

Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13, NIV.

Spiritual maturity isn’t measured by how long you’ve been a Christian, how much you know, or how often you go to church. Spiritual maturity is measured by the way you treat other people. It’s measured by the love you allow to operate through you. First Corinthians 13 tells us about the characteristics of love. One characteristic is that it is not rude. That means, when we are walking in love, we treat other people with courtesy and respect. Are you courteous to other people? Are you kind to the person at the checkout counter that may be moving too slowly for you? Are you gentle when you are driving down the highway and someone cuts you off? Are you patient with your family and coworkers? These are all ways we show love.

Scripture also tells us that love is patient. It is kind. It does not envy; it is not proud. It is not rude. Love is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love never fails. Notice that these characteristics don’t have anything to do with feelings. That’s because love is a choice. You can choose to walk in love toward people even when you don’t feel like it. Today, make the choice to do what is right. Choose today to show kindness and be courteous to others. Look for ways to cultivate the greatest thing in your life—love! As you do, you’ll move forward into the life of blessing God has in store for you!

Amen! COME ONNNNN

01:47 pm: kattgao2,173 notes

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The Word of God states in Acts 16:30-31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Father God, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for my family. I plead the blood of Jesus over each of my family members. I bind the spirit of strife and division. Thank You that my family is saved, free, sanctified, and set apart for the Master’s use. My family is blessed and filled with the Holy Spirit. My family is willing and obedient; we eat the good of the land according to the Word of God. My family is whole in Jesus’ name. The peace and presence of God reign in my household. Christ is the center of our household. The desires of my heart are placed there by You Lord and I thank You Lord that You bring those desires to pass. Your favor, protection, salvation, provision, and grace are my family’s portion. No weapon formed against my family shall prosper. My family hears Your voice and the voice of a stranger they will not follow. My family shall fulfill all that You have called us to do with joy. My family runs and completes their Heavenly race—- In Jesus’ name. Amen. 
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Anyone who is praying for their family’s salvation. Don’t give up :) Never, ever, ever give up. 

The Word of God states in Acts 16:30-31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 

Father God, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for my family. I plead the blood of Jesus over each of my family members. I bind the spirit of strife and division. Thank You that my family is saved, free, sanctified, and set apart for the Master’s use. My family is blessed and filled with the Holy Spirit. My family is willing and obedient; we eat the good of the land according to the Word of God. My family is whole in Jesus’ name. The peace and presence of God reign in my household. Christ is the center of our household. The desires of my heart are placed there by You Lord and I thank You Lord that You bring those desires to pass. Your favor, protection, salvation, provision, and grace are my family’s portion. No weapon formed against my family shall prosper. My family hears Your voice and the voice of a stranger they will not follow. My family shall fulfill all that You have called us to do with joy. My family runs and completes their Heavenly race—- In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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Anyone who is praying for their family’s salvation. Don’t give up :) Never, ever, ever give up. 

12:24 am: kattgao

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We are not our failures. You are not your shame. At the cross, Jesus scorned shame and became sin so that we might become the righteousness of God. Your definition comes from the God-man who concluded, “It is finished!” as he died to purchase your perfection before the throne of God.

It is my prayer that Jesus Christ would become your deepest desire, so that all other lesser pleasures pale and disappear in comparison to his majesty. We are not saved and sanctified by our checklists. We get to be obedient because we already stand as sons and daughters loved, forgiven, and justified by our Dad.

When God looks at you, Christian, he sees: Jesus.

Levi the Poet (via bornofthespirit)

(Source: kailaturner, via saint-bmo)

04:45 pm: kattgao901 notes

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What every Christian needs to hear…for real.

02:44 am: kattgao

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Black and White.

"Identity has to be the foundation of everything we do. The reason why is because most of the church culture that I was brought up in was, they really emphasised things you need to DO, what you need to LOOK like, these are the expectations you’re called to FULFILL, and these were hung over me instead of this is who you’re called to BE, and this is who you’re called to be LIKE. 

And so I was constantly drilled: you are to love everybody, pray, read your bible everyday, worship God, talk to God, be patient, do not be angry, love and they would never emphasise how to get there. And it was always about: this is what I have to do, as long as I look okay on the outside then no one cares what’s really going on inside. It creates this culture where everybody shows up to church a-okay and all preppy and nice and no one knows what’s going on inside and I get to put up this face at church and no one knows what’s going on with my life.

Even though it’s sucking everywhere else, even though I’m struggling, depressed, hurt, broken, I’m not allowed to show it because I’m at church. And I have to act like I have everything together, I have to act like I don’t struggle with any sin and I have to act like all my friends love me and I’m doing perfectly in school and I’m pleasing my parents and I’m not arguing with them or whatever because I listen to everything they say because I love my parents all the time and they love me all the time. And NOTHING’S going on. 

And what happens is, is that you get is hypocrites. And it’s exactly what Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for, you guys are white washed tombs, you’re clean on the outside, you look perfect on the outside but inside you’re full of dead men’s bones. And this is the reason why, people today in American culture today do not like “church” - when I mean church I’m saying the institution of what they believe to be Christianity, I’m not saying the Christ body because the bride is beautiful. But what I’m saying is what people believe to be the church of Christ - people who represent God, they have this picture in their head. You ask anybody on the street “What do you think of church?”, someone whose not a Christian or religious and you ask them, “What do you think of church and Christianity?” the first thing most people say - hypocrites.

But if you ask any of them, “what do you think about the person of Jesus Christ?” they say - I love him, he represented love, he loved everybody, he was an amazing teacher, he was a prophet…there’s the utmost respect for the person Jesus. Yet when you ask them about church who say they FOLLOW him you have the exact opposite and that is a problem. 

Anytime you emphasise outward change over change of the heart, you have religion instead of the Kingdom.”

- Brandon Lee

07:19 am: kattgao

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The Greatness of our God

" Give me eyes to see 
More of who You are 
May what I behold,
still my anxious heart.
Take what I have known
And break it all apart 
For You my God are greater still 

No sky contains 
No doubt restrains 

All You are, 
The greatness of our God
I spend my life to know
And I’m far from close 
To all You are, 
The greatness of our God

Give me grace to see 
Beyond this moment here. 
To believe that there
Is nothing left to fear.
That You alone are high above it all
For You my God, are greater still “

10:43 am: kattgao

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Once upon a time there was a king who ruled over everything in a land. One day there was a gardener who grew an enormous carrot. He took it to his king and said, “My lord, this is the greatest carrot I’ve ever grown or ever will grow; therefore, I want to present it to you as a token of my love and respect for you.” The king was touched and discerned the man’s heart, so as he turned to go, the king said, “Wait! You are clearly a good steward of the earth. I want to give a plot of land to you freely as a gift, so you can garden it all.” The gardener was amazed and delighted and went home rejoicing. But there was a nobleman at the king’s court who overheard all this, and he said, “My! If that is what you get for a carrot, what if you gave the king something better?” The next day the nobleman came before the king, and he was leading a handsome black stallion. He bowed low and said, “My lord, I breed horses, and this is the greatest horse I’ve ever bred or ever will; therefore, I want to present it to you as a token of my love and respect for you.” But the king discerned his heart and said, “Thank you,” and took the horse and simply dismissed him. The nobleman was perplexed, so the king said, “Let me explain. That gardener was giving me the carrot, but you were giving yourself the horse.” 
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Lord, I give you my carrot :)

Once upon a time there was a king who ruled over everything in a land. One day there was a gardener who grew an enormous carrot. He took it to his king and said, “My lord, this is the greatest carrot I’ve ever grown or ever will grow; therefore, I want to present it to you as a token of my love and respect for you.” The king was touched and discerned the man’s heart, so as he turned to go, the king said, “Wait! You are clearly a good steward of the earth. I want to give a plot of land to you freely as a gift, so you can garden it all.” The gardener was amazed and delighted and went home rejoicing. But there was a nobleman at the king’s court who overheard all this, and he said, “My! If that is what you get for a carrot, what if you gave the king something better?” The next day the nobleman came before the king, and he was leading a handsome black stallion. He bowed low and said, “My lord, I breed horses, and this is the greatest horse I’ve ever bred or ever will; therefore, I want to present it to you as a token of my love and respect for you.” But the king discerned his heart and said, “Thank you,” and took the horse and simply dismissed him. The nobleman was perplexed, so the king said, “Let me explain. That gardener was giving me the carrot, but you were giving yourself the horse.” 

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Lord, I give you my carrot :)

09:07 am: kattgao