"But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It's a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright."
“I’ve always wondered if, when we want to do something that we know is right and good, God places that desire deep in our hearts because He wants it for us and it honors Him. Maybe there are times when we think a door has been closed and, instead of misinterpreting the circumstances, God wants us to kick it down.”
“Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. It's not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us. God asks what it is He's made us to love, what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made. And then, leaning over us, He whispers, "Let's go do that together.”
"...you know those things that have pinged you? Those gifts that are beautiful? Those countries and people who are most important to you? The God you love? Keep moving toward those....she just kept pointing me back toward the God I'm trying to follow, the people and places I've been drawn to, and the hopes that have emerged within me. That's what Jesus does too: He points us toward Himself."
“Simply put: love does.”
I'm not ready to leave. honestly I don't know that, given the choice, I'll ever be ready to leave. but in the midst of the heartbreak, tears and pain that will follow, I know that I have loved and been loved. and lucky for me, I have a God, and lots of little voices, hands, and feet that continue to love me even when I'm hurting. especially when I'm hurting. everyday, chose to love. it's just better that way.