Hey friend! I'm Bonnie.
I'm now alive on the inside.... only by the mercy and grace of God.
Serving the King because of love, loving others because of His love.

I have a newfound identity in Christ!!! =)
Extra about me: infj , 2w1 , studying art (+ psych), blessed by the people around me.

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Hey. Jesus loves you. =)
Here is an ear and a friend. How are you? [my ask]

My Father is faithful!!!! Will share about our recent trip to Thailand very soon.
Thank you for all your help and support. God is good.

sonofhislove:

You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way. // Songs of Solomon 4:7 // Imagine Jesus looking down on you and whispering this into your heart every night. He is in you too. 

the first artist, the first creator of the stars and waterfalls and beauties of all nature and existence, this amazing artist, looks at you and calls you beautiful and his. wow. Altogether beautiful and flawless, in him. Wow.

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Just this morning I’d been praying and asking God to show Himself to me. I asked the God of the universe to intersect my life with His revelation, then got up from my prayers and forgot to look. Forgot to seek Him. Forgot to keep my heart in tune with His voice and His invitation.

All because of the chaotic rush of my day.

When all of life feels like an urgent rush from one demand to another, we become forgetful. We forget simple things like where we put our car keys or that one crucial ingredient for dinner when we run to the grocery store. But even more disturbing, we forget God. We say with our mouths that we are trusting and relying on God, but are we really?

A quick check to see if this is true is our ability to notice what God wants us to notice and our willingness to participate when God invites us to participate.

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Lisa Terkeurst, The Best Yes (via shechoosesjoy)

WOWOW..needed this.. reblogging twice

(via letmywordsbetruth)

http://sonofhislove.tumblr.com/post/98403965274/dear-sis-the-love-of-god-in-christ-jesus-is

sonofhislove:

Dear sis, the love of God in Christ Jesus is always present to remind you of the kind of person you are. The safest place to find rest is near Him, where you’ve not only died to yourself, but also to the world, to find yourself in Christ. If you want to be defined by a man, let it be Him. If you…

sonofhislove:

Something you’re holding on to is hurting you because it was never yours to begin with and it’s not enough. 

Jesus is enough.

kvnclytn:

Faith is not white knuckles and holding on for dear life. It’s a trust fall, it’s a release, it’s a strength in letting go, a softening of heart.

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Today, you have access to the Father.
Today, you can stop running away.

You’ve been running hard,
running around,
running in all sorts of directions,
But you never stopped to blink
and see that the Father
Your Father
Has been in front of you this whole time
Waiting
Loving
Patient
ready for you to say “Yes.”

"Yes Lord, I wanna come back to you
Even though I know I’ll screw up again
Even though I don’t feel ‘repentant’ enough
Even though I don’t feel like I mean it
Even though I feel like a loser
A hypocrite
A liar
A hater
God, I’ll still come back to you

Because despite my heart telling me that I need to beat myself up or be sorry enough to come back to you

Despite my mind that tells me that I’ll keep sinning over and over again

I know that somewhere inside
There is the Holy Spirit
And he’s telling me
“Try, try again
You see, stop trying to
earn
love
When the Father already lavished
all of the fullness of his love
upon you
Remember the cross again,
yes it was real
Remember me,
remember how I love you
Remember how I Am
I am love”

So stop trying to be perfect,
Stop trying to be this person you’ll never be

Stop clinging onto that little pride you had left,
that you can “earn”
the fullness of the love
of the Father

Stop letting your insecurities
—lies planted by the father of lies—
Drown out the voice of your Lover
and Friend and Savior and God

Stop choosing to listen to the wrong voice—
You have the power in you to do it,
You have the power of the Holy Spirit

Trust me, you don’t need to try
to “fix all your problems”
Because God already
defeated
death
for you
And you can be holy like him,

But you gotta accept Jesus
You have to let him into your heart today
And tell him “yes, I love you!
I trust you,
even when my heart condemns me,
because you’re bigger than that!
And I have access to you!
And you love me!”

Trust him, and look straight back into his eyes.
Start walking intentionally with him again.

Read his word.
(Try 1 John.)
He’s never left you.
So acknowledge it!

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a note to myself // bonchoish

What’s crazy: all my secret sins are set before God, in the light of his presence (Ps. 90:8),

And YET I do not have to be afraid, because in full knowledge of all of me, God still loves me and he chose to love me. I no longer live under a spirit of fear, but of REDEMPTION!!

This holy, perfect God, He makes me holy through his Son, Jesus Christ. All I need to do is believe and obey. Wow. I get to be like my Father. What a privilege.

1 John 4:18-19
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
We love because he first loved us.”

Read the rest of 1 John 4, guys. I’m telling you, his word is alive and sharp and piercing and convicting and that will always be better than living in intentional ignorance and sin.

You weren’t made for that kind of life, and God is calling you out of a Spirit of love and not fear, because he already paid for you.

"Father, I want to die for him, I want to die for her because I love him, and I love her. And I know you do too."

Jesus had this kind of heart when he died on the cross for you. He loves you. He wants to talk to you. Open up your word and I promise, he will do what is best for you and your heart, out of love. Don’t be afraid. =) He’s already in front of you, so look back to him!!!

sonofhislove:

If you’re trying to be perfect, your focus is you, not Jesus. And you have a greater sense of how selfish you are. God isn’t asking us to do things “the right way,” He’s calling us to believe in what His Son did for us, deny ourselves, carry our crosses, and follow Him. :)

"To think you can love God without being changed by Him, is to think you can jump into the ocean and not get wet. To really love Him, you must understand that your life is going to be wrecked by Him, and built again into something beautiful, something lasting."

T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace, and the Gospel (via yesdarlingido)

Yes. =) and don’t be afraid. He’s not here to condemn you.

He’s right here in front of you, right now. He didn’t save to so he could admonish you. He came to love you. He’s waiting for you right now, and you just need to see that he’s right here. Pick up your bible and read, close your eyes and pray, and trust that he is with you right now even if you might not feel him. If you ask, you’ll receive. If you seek, you’ll find.

Don’t let doubt stop you from doing what the Holy Spirit is telling you in the back of your mind, that God really is there even though you might not feel him. Trust his voice, put down your doubt and disbelief and pride. Read, pray. =) you can do it!!

(Source: tblaberge)