Pretty much my response to everything since I’ve been in my 20s:
"I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking."
— C.S. Lewis (via rainydaysandblankets)
"Be with someone that requires you to grow, makes you forget your problems, holds your hand, likes to kiss, appreciates art, and adores you."
— Mama Zara (via makelvenotwar)
"You have to love
a person entirely,
not the parts you like best —
even the ugly pieces,
the mismatched ones,
the ones that got caught in the rain
and don’t quite fit together
like they should."
— Unknown (via goodwinmacalister)
I read once that when a person falls in love the brain creates a chemical that bonds the person to their love interest. Sadly, after two years, that chemical subsides and another chemical is created that continues the bond (if nurtured and protected) but the bond is less passionate, less energetic and more thoughtful and familial.
I suppose that’s how I feel about Jesus now. I feel like He’s family. Or, more appropriately, I feel like I’m in His family. It’s almost like we once had a passionate thing and now we’re just kind of growing old together.
Often, when people try to get me worked up about Jesus, zealous and emotional, I don’t necessarily feel like it fits me. I’d have to fake it if I acted that way. To me, faith is about maintaining and protecting a solid relationship in which there is now about fifteen years of history, too many memories to name, lots of great, slow work to do and plenty of other people to introduce Jesus to so they can start their relationship as well."
— Donald Miller (via jspark3000)
"Jesus can. Not me. Jesus."
— (via rahgodgirl)