Talitha Koum

"My Beloved is mine and I am His."

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours   (via vijfmei)

(Source: freyjageist, via myfavorite-what-if)

Proverbs tells us that a gentle word turns away wrath. When you have a disagreement with someone, focus on being gentle. Keep the peace because that’s where God can move on your behalf. Victoria Osteen (via simply-divine-creation)

(via simply-divine-creation)

We’re far worse than we ever imagined, and far more loved than we could ever dream. Tim Keller (via thebeeble)

(via calm-mysoul)

20102014

"Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD (YHVH) is your strength.”

Nehemiah 8:10 (NLT)

Joy
Original Word in Hebrew: חדוה (chedvâh)
Strong’s Definition: From the root word חדה (châdâh), to rejoice: - make glad, be joined, rejoice.

Strength
Original Word in Hebrew: מעוז (mâ‛ôz)
BDB Definition: Place or means of safety, protection, refuge, stronghold.

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Boy am I thankful! Cos if my strength was dependent on my own joy .. I’d be in the ditches all day err-day. So encouraged because today was toughie. Mentally and emotionally. But His joy is far greater than my circumstances and unlike my fleeting feelings, it is constant! In His joy I find my footing, there is protection, there is safety, there is peace in the midst of chaos. 

One can have the same joy in terrible circumstance that they would have when all is well, the same attitude of being on the mountain top when they are in the valley.” 

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James 1:2-4 (MSG)

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

Psalm Twenty Three

The Lord is my shepherd (relationship); I shall not want (no lack, constant supply). He makes me to lie down (rest) in green pastures (sheep-cot or enclosure where there is protection); He leads me beside the still waters (refreshing). 

He restores my soul (soul restoration happens when you spend time in the presence of God); He leads me in the paths of righteousness (guidance / orbits of righteousness - steady and gradual) For His name’s sake (for His purpose - all earthly fame must point to that one heavenly name, Jesus). Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (there is immunity), I will fear no evil (shadow, not substance, cannot touch me); For You are with me (presence); Your rod and Your staff (defense and protection), they comfort me. 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies (feed, not fight / feast, not flight). You anoint my head with oil (honor) my cup overflows (abundance). Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. 

Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things- they save you. Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted (via larmoyante)

(via a-thousand-words)

18102014

I don’t want presents, I want presence. I don’t want  words, I want actions. Show me, don’t tell me. I’m sick of words, empty promises, they do nothing for me. 

17102014

Just having one of those days, where I roll out of bed a good half hour before noon, stuff myself silly with food and head back to bed for a second helping of sleep. 

Just so you know, I spent Tuesday to Thursday productively working on my little projects as well as with my other iron mates, y’know, we just be sharpening each other over lunch or tea so I reckon I have a legit hall pass to sloth Friday away. 

BACK TO BED ~