Sunday, October 28, 2012

Forgiveness.

If someone wrongs you, give him grace. The Lord forgave us all our debt (the debt we could never, ever pay), therefore we are called to forgive others freely. We have the choice not to bring it up again. Let it go. Release it.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Couture Collections: Casual Autumn Coziness

   The look is simple and understated; ideal for Autumn. It's subtle yet playful. It gives you the impression of "full fledged fall". First a colour-block sweater paired with long flannel trousers, then a hint of sophistication with some Marc Jacobs Slips and a fun, polka-dotted Kate Spade bag. Next thing you know, you're ready for the Fall festivities and New York street style, enjoy!
   -T.I.E.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thirst No More

     When everything around you is in complete uproar and peace is not in your grasp, that's when you call on the Lord. Seek his abundant mercy in times of numbness and agony. Do not allow the world's hectic environment to cloud your mind. Remember to keep your eyes lifted up to the One who promises abundance of joy and eternal life. “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11)
     I wish everyone could experience the vast desire I have for the Presence of the Holy Spirit. Come to the Well with me, for when you drink from the Well your thirst shall be quenched. Satisfaction beyond comprehension will captivate your senses; this giving you the most beautiful feelings of... Joy. You heard me correctly. Joy. Peace. Serenity. All those things you have been so desperately longing to feel flood your soul. Your cup runs over. You can breathe easy, so stop searching and start praying. Dive into His word. Listen closely, and wait in His peace.
     I'll leave you with this. Psalm 27:4 says, “One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
     Go in peace,
The Introverted Evangelist.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

There is No Power in Hell


   Look fear directly in the eyes and say, "My God is greater than you, satan. My God is stronger than you. My God is bigger than you. Whom then shall I fear? Certainly not you. Get behind me in the name of Jesus!". Philippians 2:10-11 says, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
   Isn't it great to know that no one, not even the devil, can stand in the powerful Presence of the Lord. The Lord is the ruler over all the nations. There is nothing more powerful than the Word of God. Nations fear and kingdoms praise. He is the King that gave us life. He is worthy of our praise forever!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Sword of Scripture

   When Jesus was out in the wilderness and the enemy tried to tempt Him, Jesus would rebuke the temptations with God's Word. "It is written..." Jesus chose to use the Sword of Scripture, because God gave us the exact same weapon to fight off the devil's temptations. Jesus used the devil's temptations as a way to teach us how to protect ourselves from the enemy.
   So next time you feel tempted or under attack, call on the Lord and pull out the Word. Matthew 4:10 says, "Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! Scripture says, ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.’”"
   May the power of the Living God dwell within you. Remember the fight has already been won, and we are victorious by the blood of the Lamb. We can rejoice with songs of triumph and delight, because in Him we are more than conquerors.

   
   -The Introverted Evangelist.

Ambassadors for Christ


      “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:20-21)
     Come, let us shout it out! I am not ashamed! For the Lord is my saving grace, and I take refuge in Him. There is certainly no amount of darkness that can dim the glorious light of the Lord. He is the Almighty creator of the universe; He defeated the grave! What joy I feel when I'm reminded of just how powerful and strong my Lord and Savior is, and how much He loves me. He cares for me with His gentle touch. I hear His heartbeat and experience peace, even when the storm around me is raging with fury. Embrace the warmth of His Presence. Seek Him. Speak to Him; He's always listening. His love is freely given!
     Once you have come to know His abundant love and mercy, you will be able to share it. Spread the word. In Matthew 10:8, Jesus said, “Freely you have received, freely give.”. He who has received the gift of God's grace can share it with the world. The power of the living God is great, so go and tell the world!
     “That they may know that You, whose name alone is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.” (Psalm 83:18).
     
     May the Lord bless you and keep you,
     The Introverted Evangelist.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Starting Today

   Today I wake, and I see the outstretched road before me. I know the road is treacherous, and I know that I am frail. Any other would hide, but I choose to expose myself to the One who takes my fear and turns it into irrefutable faith. When I'm at my weakest, if I call on the Lord, He will without a doubt come to me. "Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your strength." (Psalm 54:1 NKJV). In Matthew chapter 14 Jesus spoke to the disciples, saying to them, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid." Peter responded, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." (Matthew 14:28 NKJV). So the Lord called Peter to come, and he stepped out into the water and began walking towards Jesus. But when Peter was reminded of the raging storm on the water, he began to sink. In desperation Peter cried out to Jesus, "Lord, save me!"  Verse 31 says, "And immediately Jesus stretched out  His  hand and caught him,". How incredible it is to know that in our time of need, the Lord will immediately come to rescue us. All we need to do is step out onto the water, and keep our eyes on Jesus.
   One of my favourite verses on faith is Psalm 62:7. It says, "In God  is  my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength,  And  my refuge,  is  in God."
   Try to start your day with faith in the Lord, and the reality that He will always save you. Immediately.


   God be with you,
The Introverted Evangelist

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Needing to be Rescued

I've fallen to my knees. My lungs can hardly breathe. There is nothing that can satisfy me except for You, Lord. Come and rescue me from the grasp of darkness. Come hold me in Your living arms.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rejuvenated


Rejuvenated.
"When we talk and we’re all alone, I feel His gentle heartbeat. It is the most reassuring melody for my shaken spirit. The love of Jesus Christ. Intimately pure and holy. Revival for my once sorrowful soul."
- The Introverted Evangelist