Happiness keeps you sweet, Sorrow keeps you human, Life keeps you humble, Success keeps you glowing, But only GOD keeps you going...
If you find yourself in a habitual pattern of sin and are not experiencing any consequences, fall on your knees immediately and repent. Cry out to the Lord for mercy. Let your heart default to running to God. Why? Because you are being set up for a fall. Satan doesn’t just want your hand slapped. He wants to destroy you. He plays for keeps. Sin is not a game, a diversion to occupy your free time. It is a deadly enemy that must be dealt with by taking decisive action. … Keep short accounts with God. Invite his discipline as evidence of his gracious love for you.
I love you. Oh god. Oh, my god, that just came flying out of my face. I love you, I just… I did it again. I love you, I do, I just, I love you and I have been trying not to say it. I have been trying so hard to just mash it down and ignore it and not say it and… Jackson is a great guy. He is. He’s gorgeous and he’s younger than you, he doesn’t have any grand kids, or babies with his lesbian BBF’s, and he’s an Avery. And he liked me, you know? He really liked me. But it was never gonna work out because I love you. I am so in love with you. And you’re in me, it’s like you’re a disease. It’s like I am infected by Mark Sloan, and I just can’t think about anything, or anybody. And I can’t sleep, I can’t breathe, I can’t eat. And I love you, I just, I love you all the time; it’s every minute of every day, and I love you. God, that feels good to just say that, I feel so much better. I love you.
--Lexie Grey (Grey’s Anatomy 8x22)
It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
As the shepherd goes before his sheep, himself first encountering the perils of the way, so does Jesus with His people… . The way to heaven is consecrated by the Saviour’s footprints. The path may be steep and rugged, but Jesus has traveled that way; His feet have pressed down the cruel thorns, to make the pathway easier for us. Every burden that we are called to bear He Himself has borne.
--Desire of Ages (pg. 480)
Jesus knows us individually, and is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He knows us all by name. He knows the very house in which we live, the name of each occupant. He has at times given directions to His servants to go to a certain street in a certain city, to such a house, to find one of His sheep. Every soul is as fully known to Jesus as if he were the only one for whom the Saviour died. The distress of every ones touches His heart. The cry for aid reaches His ear… . He cares for each one as if there not another on the face of the earth.
--Desire of Ages (pg. 479, 480)