Monday Inspiration: May 30, 3016

“He would not let the fear rise, nor hope falter, nor defeat be entered in his thoughts.”
C.S. Lewis // Dymer, Canto 3.17

By: Gabriela Yareliz

There is a very real fear that abides in many of us– a fear that He, the Almighty God of the universe may pass us by or not hear our little whimper. We may not bluntly think of such things, but this belief may permeate our reactions and expectations. We fear. Fear is an ever present force that seeps into so many parts of our lives. What if, instead of fearing about certain things, we fought for them in trust through prayer? What if instead of becoming paralyzed, we were driven to action? What if instead of trying to find ways around certain things, we just humbly accepted them and allowed God to heal our pain?

“Love is a sacrificial choice we make daily. When the going gets tough, we have to keep going forward. We choose to live each day, we choose to eat and drink water, so we must choose to love one another. Nothing is more wonderful than knowing that someone doesn’t feel “stuck with you” but rather that they have chosen to walk this journey with you and will fight for you when you are too weak to defend Yourself.” T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

About the thought above…

Sometimes, when we think about sacrificial love, we just think of it in terms of us sacrificing for another, or God sacrificing for us– but what about the things we may sacrifice for God, to show our love? It can be argued that when we give up anything for God, we are winning, regardless; but still, in our nature, in our hopes, in our hearts, there may be things that we let go of that are not small to us. They are in fact big, and we give them up to show what we are choosing and what we are loving.

“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice.
Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way.
Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already.
Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.
C.S.Lewis – Mere Christianity (via both-seeker-and-sought)
“So why don’t I call on His name? Why do I run to this person or that person, when God is so near and will hear my faintest call? Why do I sit down to plot my own course and make my own plans? … My part is simply to obey His commands, not to direct His ways. I am His servant, not His advisor. I will call upon Him and He will deliver me.”
Charles Spurgeon, commenting on Joel 2:32 (via craigtowens)
“The real cry of all our hearts is that we need Jesus, that we need Him to restore us, to fill us, to love us, and to never leave us. Beloved, He will always answer our cries, and He will even hear our whispers; always responding with love and grace.”
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

“I hope we have eyes to see that God is doing something we cannot see. This takes discipline, but we have help. God has a vision far greater than my sight. He has an imagination that infinitely outweighs mine.” J.S. Park

“The sun does not demand a plant to grow more quickly than it should, it simply shines and allows the plant to soak in the rays that it gives. So should our love be, never forcing but always radiating, allowing growth to happen in time.
T.B. LaBerge // I like you and I miss you (via tblaberge)

My mint seeds that I had planted have not grown. Perhaps, it’s time to start over. It’s time to start over and continue the wait.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

4 thoughts on “Monday Inspiration: May 30, 3016

  1. There is a school of thought that says we attract what we fear so our soul can ascend to higher levels. Interesting thought . . . transcending fear purposefully . . .

  2. Encouraging words sis! Interesting to note that we all inherently have the same desires, the same fears. Yet, we fall into thinking that no one else understand the thoughts of our hearts and experiences at a given time and forget that God hears and actively listens to all of our prayers. Even the whispers and the whimpers (my favourite part of this post). Humble acceptance and healing sound so logical and easy, but in practice, it seems sometimes like the hardest thing to do. In my thoughts and conversations with God lately, I’m coming to understand that the root if this is unbelief, from which stems fear. Still the encouragement is that God knows all this and knows that our growth happens over time and He’s never impatient with us. Just as He was patient with the disciples, and the Israelites, and the prophets. Charity suffereth long and is kind.


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