Dear Lord...

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Amen.

When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of ‘No answer.’ It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, ‘Peace, child; you don’t understand.’

—C.S. Lewis (via daughterofkingaslan)

(via yjuberfan)

The Holy Spirit is always ready to help us. We don’t even know how we should pray or what we really need, and when we think we do, we don’t know how to say it right. The Holy Spirit takes our deepest emotions and longing and puts them into the beautiful language of heaven, pleading with God for us as if were right there. Actually, God know our hearts and the thinking and purpose of the Holy Spirit because the Spirit always speaks to God for His people according to what God wants for us.

—Romans 8:26,27

People can’t see or receive Jesus when we live like them.

—Pastor A. Anderson