pure jollity.
My name is Sofie`. I enjoy many things. Amongst the vast list, here are a few: art, reading, writing, autumn, spring. I embrace change. The Lord is my most lovely Shepherd, my gentle warrior. I love delicacy. I love laughing. I love HAIR!
(check out my hair blog http://itsahairybusiness.tumblr.com/ where you will learn more about me).
Through life's often strange, yet beautiful mysteries, I aim to find what is lovely; what is pure jollity. Thank you, Lord for the life you've given me. I love you!

Fill them with holy fear and trembling.

Don’t, enemy, crow over me. I’m down, but I’m not out. I’m sitting in the dark right now, but God is my light. I can take God’s punishing rage. I deserve itI sinnedBut it’s not forever. He’s on my side and is going to get me out of this. 

Micah 7:8-10

Fill them with holy fear and trembling.

He is worthy of all praise.

Psalm 97

God rules: there’s something to shout over!
On the double, mainlands and islands — celebrate!

Bright clouds and storm clouds circle ‘round him;
Right and justice anchor his rule. 

Fire blazes out before him,
Flaming high up the craggy mountains.

His lightnings light up the world;
Earth, wide-eyed, trembles in fear. 

The mountains take one look at God
And melt, melt like wax before earth’s Lord.

The heavens announce that he’ll set everything right,
And everyone will see it happen — glorious!

All who serve handcrafted gods will be sorry-
And they were so proud of their ragamuffin gods!

On your knees, all you gods — worship Him!
And Zion, you listen and take heart!

Daughters of Zion, sing your hearts out:
God as done it all, has set everything right.  

You, God, are High God of the cosmos,
Far, far higher than any gods.

God loves all who hate evil,
And those who love Him He keeps safe,
Snatches them from the grip of the wicked.  

Light-seeds are planted in the souls of God’s people,
Joy-seeds are planted in good heart-soil. 

So, God’s people, shout praise to God,
Give thanks to our Holy God!  

God is kind, but not soft.
Romans 2:4

Psalm 55 - The Message Bible.

16 -19 I call to God; 
      God will help me. 
   At dusk, dawn, and noon I sigh 
      deep sighs—he hears, he rescues. 
   My life is well and whole, secure 
      in the middle of danger 
   Even while thousands 
      are lined up against me. 
   God hears it all, and from his judge’s bench 
      puts them in their place. 

    22 -23 Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— 
      he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. 
   He’ll never let good people 
      topple into ruin. 
   But you, God, will throw the others 
      into a muddy bog, 
   Cut the lifespan of assassins 
      and traitors in half.

   And I trust in you.

God, you did everything you promised,
and I’m thanking you with all my heart.
You pulled me from the brink of death,
my feet from the cliff-edge of doom.
Now I stroll at leisure with God
in the sunlit fields of life.

Psalm 56:12-13

Now I stroll at leisure with God in the sunlit fields of life.


PJ&O Challenge: Day 16

Your favorite Olympian: Poseidon. I really fell in love with his character. And C’mon. Who wouldn’t think living under water is cool? Seriously now. That’s amazing. 

something in common… just kidding ;) But I do like her, I love wisdom and I like how her character is stern because she knows what’s best, but in a loving way because what’s best isn’t always what’s easy. 

PJ&O Challenge: Day 21

If you were stuck in an island forever with the condition that only one god could visit you, which god would it be:

Athena, because that way I could have a really intellectual conversation and when she left I’d have something to think about.  Or, Poseidon; I’d ask him to allow me to breath underwater so I could swim in the Ocean and such. 


Seeking Intimacy

jenniecruz:

“Come break the chains,
The chains that hinder love.
All that remains of yester year.
Come break the chains,
The chains that pull me down.
Come break the chains and draw me near.”

Misty Edwards- Break the Chains

Christ revelation.

Something God laid on my heart: Lord, bless the person who reads this. God, please don’t allow the devil to intervene and make this come across as bitterness or know-it-all-ish. You laid this on my heart, and I am obediently sharing it. Allow it to come across as humble and gentle, but also serious, Lord. Thank you, Father. Amen.

I don’t want to be accepted, I want to be respected. 

God’s approval is the only approval that matters; and lasts.  The unsightly opinions that some people may have, often don’t.  The ridiculously unnecessary judgmental disapproval is often, if not always, forgotten. Think about it.  Even the disfavor we *(sarcasm) generously* lend ourselves is forgotten.  Am I right?  Yes.  Ha!  But seriously, they are.  Why does this generation severely long for acceptance?  The only thing we are entitled to do when someone is  obviously confused[;)] is 1.) Pray for them; fervently and humbly.  Whatever they think you are struggle with, they more than likely battle with themselves.  And 2.) Ask the Lord for boldness. To stand up for yourself.  Demand respect of them, and or, yourself. God will be there to back you up for sure, If you are acting according to His ultimate will. (That’s where discernment comes in.. a completely different, deep topic).

I pray for Christ to ignite boldness in me. Drench that bold stuff up with oil, light it on fire. Lord, help me to desire respect rather than acceptance. Lord, help me to stand up boldly for what you have allowed me to conceive as righteous and holy; according to your Word. For the furtherance of your Mighty Kingdom. God, I am at your feet, asking this humbly of you. You are holy. 

God, I love you so much. 
Thank you for boldness. Thank you for gentleness.  You created them both and you will bless them. Thank you, Jesus. 
Amen.

"Your glory burns in the stars. Shine down Your light let it burn in my heart. Bring me to glory, bring me to you. Lord it’s your heart that I will hold on too."
-Phil Wickham. 

Contentment.

  • Philippians 4:11-13
    I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 

  • 1 Timothy 6:6
    But godliness with contentment is great gain. 

Where I long to be.

Lord, I imagine myself at the foot of your throne. Lying prostrate, kissing your feet affectionately; full of joy and humility. I haven’t gazed upon your face honestly yet; however, I see a magnificent, light reflecting off the golden streets. My eyes are filled with tears of amazement; joy. But through the mist of delightful bewilderment I can distinguish features. Not a nose, nor eye, nor the sweet mouth of my king; but of everything simply good, and angelically peaceful.

Of all things you’ve ever bestowed upon me: happiness, fear, confidence, uncertainty. All I can do is insensibly stare at the likeness. For something inside me knows, that to look upon your miraculous splendor directly would mean the definite end of me. However, as I once again gain the liberty of hands and mouth they automatically begin to caress and kiss your holy feet.

God I don’t want leave this moment. I could lie here forever. Grant me this one thing, Oh Lord: that I may find favor in your house forever. I have no intention of leaving this place, Father. But if the world succeeds in greedily tearing me away from you, fight to bring back, Lord. God, leave the spot at your feet for me. Open always for the use of worshipping you. And there I will lie forever, at the feet of my Savior. 

You Are Blessed

When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said: "You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is more dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are — no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for. You’re blessed when you get your inside world — your mind and heart — put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom. Not only that — count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens — give a cheer even! — for though they don’t like it, do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.” SALT AND LIGHT"Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage."

 "Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand — shine! Keep open house: be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." MURDER You are familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ’stupid!’ at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire.       

                              The simple moral fact is that: words kill.

                   

Matthew 5.

Daily Challenge:

teenagefaith:

Do something nice for your mother today.

She deserves it. (:

Daily Challenge:

teenagefaith:

Go outside. Go for a run, go for a hike, just sit out on the grass. Take a look at God’s wonders.