08:28 pm, shyuswag
text
Bible Verse Challenge

Some of my favorite verses of the Bible!

My friend Sara tagged me for the Bible Verse Challenge on Facebook. I’m not usually a fan of these online “challenge” trends that has been going around the Internet since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I’m glad to share some of my favorite verses. A short FB status update seems a little superficial. If I’m doing this, I want to share something with more substance.

I’m not gonna tag other…

View On WordPress


07:01 am, shyuswag
picture HD
1 John, ISIS and the Gospel versus Terror

Beautiful and challenging.

1 John, ISIS and the Gospel versus Terror

Beautiful and challenging.


08:06 am, shyuswag
video

So lay down your burdens Lay down your shame All who are broken Lift up your face Oh wanderer come…

So lay down your burdens Lay down your shame All who are broken Lift up your face…


05:02 pm, shyuswag
text

I hadn’t heard this song since middle school. I know it wasn’t meant to be written this…

I hadn’t heard this song since middle school. I know it wasn’t meant to be written this way, but I immediately related the lyrics to Christian concepts. Especially because of the rut I’ve been in lately, it was relatable.

Wake me up.
Call my name.
Save me.

Wake me up, Lord.

View On WordPress


09:00 pm, shyuswag
text

Do I abuse God’s grace and make it an excuse? Do I honestly care more about what people think…

Do I abuse God’s grace and make it an excuse?
Do I honestly care more about what people think than my own sanctification?
Do I truly want to get out of the rut I find myself in?

I want to sing without wondering if I’m hitting all of the notes: not caring if my voice cracks, not caring if my hands are high enough, not caring what the person beside me may be thinking.

I want to pray as if I were…

View On WordPress


06:31 pm, shyuswag
picture
"One Wrong Word and It’s Over" — Or Why We Leave Too Fast - J.S. Park

"One Wrong Word and It’s Over" — Or Why We Leave Too Fast - J.S. Park…

"One Wrong Word and It’s Over" — Or Why We Leave Too Fast - J.S. Park

"One Wrong Word and It’s Over" — Or Why We Leave Too Fast - J.S. Park…


07:27 pm, shyuswag
text

In the midst of all this solid food knowledge, I can’t forget that there is a lavish feast waiting for me at the feet of Jesus.

After last night’s epiphany, God really met me at church this morning. It was the first time in a while I could feel His presence speaking to me.

A phrase that kept coming back to me was, “You knew so much before.” As in, I understood the weight of the Gospel so much more when I barely knew anything about it. It seemed contradictory to me at first. But thinking about it biblically, it started to…

View On WordPress


09:18 pm, shyuswag
1 note
text
Motivation

I introduce myself to others as a very devout Christian. But it’s all a lie.

I remember watching a video a while ago of a group of Christians in Asia receiving a copy of the Bible for the first time in their lives. The image of their sobs of joy remain vivid in my memory. Some of them may have been recently saved despite the persecution and pressures of everything surrounding them. They may have had to go by a handful of memorized verses in their house church services.…

View On WordPress


07:33 pm, shyuswag
text
His Plan

As I lay on my side, curled into a ball, voices cry out to me from the dark.Having that conversation with him was a mistake.
Falling too deep for her was a mistake.
Arguing about that was a mistake.

You’re never going to completely heal.
Reconciliation is hopeless.
You’re not ready; you’re never going to be ready.
Why would you even believe there’s a chance?

Every decision you make is going to be…

View On WordPress


07:00 pm, shyuswag
2 notes
text
Trusting Knowledge

If He leads me away from dental school, so be it. Because His plan is better.

School starts in three days. As excited as I am, I’m also getting more and more nervous. 

I keep thinking about what I would do if, by some circumstance, dental school is taken away from me. What if going to this school in New York is pulled out from under me like a carpet trick? What would I do? 

I’ve prayed tirelessly for this door to open as my next step. I’ve literally spent years preparing…

View On WordPress