we were made for so much more.

Friday, March 1, 2013

"We really were made for something so much wilder and ‘real-er’ and more radically extraordinary than entertaining ourselves with movies/TV series, having thin and toned bodies, marrying someone amazing, volunteering in church programs, getting well-paying jobs, building successful businesses, taking fun vacations, being nice people, owning homes, having solid friendships, traveling the world, getting famous, or raising well-behaved children. These are all pleasant things. But we were not made for ‘pleasant.’ we were made for God. He is the One beautiful and consuming Fire that will set our hearts to burn as they were created to burn. We were made to live real and radical and revolutionary lives of purpose, thrill, and absolute freedom. Don’t choose to live 15% alive. The Fiercely tender Love of God is TOO OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD FOR THAT. Jesus is worth your everything. Wake up, oh my soul, to the thrill of Your God - His Love is better than life."
— Emily Timmer

12 comments:

  1. this is going on my quote wall. SO good.

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  2. Geesh, I honestly think our hearts/minds are on the same wavelength at times! I was just talking to my brother yesterday about this thought that I don't want a perfect life that some of us strive to build (beautiful dating period, amazing husband, gorgeous house, nice career, well behaved kids, etc.). I want a life of God (and that means impact and trials). I don't want the good life. (coffee soon?!) xoxo

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  3. Oh my goodness, I love this.

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  4. don't choose to live 15% alive.
    love this!

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  5. this is EXACTLY what's on my heart right now. Literally, this is perfect and describes so much of what I needed to hear! Thank you!

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  6. THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. :) I'm putting this on my chalkboard wall. :)

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