Inside the Rebellion of Saints

this is for all the kids who glow in the dark. I'm the narrator and this is just the prologue.

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"I love you" < my three favorite words to say, and my three favorite to hear.

"Love", it’s rather a funny little word isn’t it? We hear the word "love" every day, everywhere we go. Surrounding us. We know what it means, right? Or do we really?

We can “love” a special someone, and on the other hand we really “love” tacos from Taco Bell at 11 pm on a weekend. Sometimes these can be said in quite the same manner. Is a person the same value to us as a taco? I certainly hope not! lol :P

But it’s true. We’re all guilty of it (me included). We LOVE Christmas carols, we LOVE that amazing band we saw in concert last night, we LOVE that attractive actor or actress, we LOVE sleeping, we LOVE tumblr…you get the idea. But let’s look at the meaning of “love” from Christ’s point of view, I’m sure most of you have heard it half a billion times: “No greater love does any man have than this - to lay down his life for a friend.” So according to the Bible, “love” this simple little word, truly means something deeper than a taco. It’s sacrifice, but not just any sacrifice…the ULTIMATE sacrifice. 

Now I’m NOT willing to DIE for Christmas carols…they’re great, but not that great honestly. Panic! at the Disco is my favorite band…but given the circumstances I can’t say with 100% certainty that I would lay down my LIFE for them. I wouldn’t lay on the train tracks in front of an approaching train for Christian Bale or James Franco (2 of my FAVE actors lol). I wouldn’t die for sleeping - though I may die without it eventually…but that’s another topic. Anyway and as much as I care about all of you and spend a LOT of my free time on this blog, I would NOT die for tumblr. 

But I would most certainly die, without a hesitation or a second of doubt, for those I love. And that means something.

Unfortunately our society has distorted the definition of love, degraded it, defaced its intended beauty, distorted our idea of “true love” and overall made us less desiring of it. Because if love is nothing more than a taco or watching Christian Bale in all of my favorite movies, then in all honesty it truly isn’t anything THAT special.

For instance in the world we live in today we can say “I love you” to someone and they may chuckle “Yeah I love you too…” or in a text “haha i luv ya 2 :)” [i HATE that]. If love is the ultimate sacrifice then it is no laughing matter. 

When you LOVE someone you want to shout it from the rooftops, you want to scream it at the top of your lungs, you want to burst with joy, you want everyone to know…especially the one. But see since “love” is so overused, people are often afraid to say it. They think that if it’s said too much then it won’t be believable, or it will be taken for granted and said haphazardly. I believe that when you love someone, this NEVER happens. “I love you” can’t be overused, or said too many times. Honestly I never want to stop saying it.

When I say “I love you”, I SINCERELY mean it. NO haha’s or LOL’s. I MEAN IT. Because love is sacrifice, and if I wouldn’t lay down my life for you, I don’t LOVE you and certainly I wouldn’t say “I love you” because that would be a lie - and I am many many things, but not a liar.

Love is a divine word. The most beautiful thing that God has given us the freedom and capability to say is, “I love you”. It is my belief that we were all created and put on this earth to say “I love you”. And if “I love you” was all you ever said in your whole life, those three simple words, you would die having lived a successful and fulfilling life.

So the whole point of this was to say, don’t think you can overuse the words “I love you”. If you love someone, by all means TELL them. As often as you like, any way you know how. Life is too short to never have loved, or never having told someone what they mean to you. If you love someone, you NEED to tell them every day at least once “I love YOU”. If you tell them more than once, it’s even better. Love feeds our souls, makes us stronger. Love is WHO we ARE. 

Love cannot be overused or overdone.

Nothing divine can ever be meaningless.

If you love someone you are on a pathway to holiness.

Because TRUE LOVE is holiness. 

<3

God bless you all

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“What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what gets you out of bed in the mornings, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”

-Pedro Arrupe  (1907-1991)

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“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which came to me as a seed goes to the next as a blossom and that which came to me as a blossom, goes on as fruit.”

Dawna Markova, Ph.D   - Writer, speaker

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Wanna start a revolution?

I do.

Wanna start a war?

Let’s be a founders of a rebellion.

Forget anything that we’ve been told by this world.

Let’s stop listening to politicians trying to convince us that they can bring “CHANGE!”.

Why aren’t we the “CHANGE!”?

I don’t see why we couldn’t be.

Perhaps we are.

Well then it’s time to stop hibernating.

We CANNOT wait for good things to come to us.

We have to pursue greatness!

Don’t settle for good.

Don’t settle for anything.

Stop being satisfied with “good enough”.

We weren’t made to be lazy.

Wanna fight? Yeah?

LET’S FIGHT!

We have every right, every power, every grace, everything strength, every capability to set the world on fire.

To send a shockwave throughout the world.

We created to do/perform nothing less, no lesser feats.

Stop waiting.

Start doing.

Live vibrantly, passionately. 

Throw your heart and soul into renewal and discovery.

We need YOU to be all you can be.

That’s enough.

Now stop giving up, stop slacking off, stop putting off.

Be.

Be all you were made to be.

Help us change the world.

Help us create a Kingdom of God here on earth.

There has been enough time spent on petty rulers and people who try to lead us.

We have to remember Who IS the King of Kings.

It’s time for a rebellion.

Are you with me?

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The Only Thing (part two)

i’m so sore and sick of this selfishness, i long for something with sustenance, i’ll cry. and i’m done with this guessing game, i’m losing it, this plane’s got some turbulence, confused a bit but i’ll fly. you are beautiful you are wonderful. you are. and i feel it all here crashing down i feel seeking hard for answers yet to be found and this mask i’ve had on for too long it just won’t hold out, and i see the water… let the dead sink, let’s just hit before we have time to think.

i give out my love to the closest and first taker, completely consistent in my desire for anything but You, how much longer will i see and not change what i do? God change my heart from not Yours to Yours from dirty to beautiful, i need You to take and shape and change me, God stop me, God please stop me. my heart desires itself not truth, hate not love, me not You. God have my voice and rebuke me not in my sin but i pray You’d kill me if You’d receive glory again. You are beautiful and glorious and good, i’m a brute beast who praises Your name much less than i should. i constantly find salvation in the offering i bring. i pretend i can see, when You’re the only thing i’ve ever seen.

you are beautiful, i’m not
you are wonderful i’m not

you are beautiful
you are wonderful
yeah you are.

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As I journey through these 40 days of Lent…

…without my music.
I will try to produce each day a new Christian song from my massive vault for your listening ears. I get a kick out of finding new stuff in a genre that is commonly overlooked by my peers. Don’t give up. If the typical praise n’ worship aint yo thang….there are still a TON of great stuff out there that spans through a ton of genres under the surname “Christian”. It’s not about being a prude…its about finding stuff that’s still YOU (ie suits your style, suits your fancy) while uplifting your soul & feeding your spirituality (or lackthereof). You aren’t a sissy if you listen to “Christian music” and youre not lame. If you listen to top 40 “christian music”…okay yeah you are lame. But if you frequent top 40 stations anyway, that’s kinda obvious. Believe it or not a lot of the stuff you are already listening to is Christian (ie. the almost, underoath, paramore, flyleaf).
For a long time I shied away from the whole Christian ideal when it came to music. I didn’t want that “screamin’ Jesus” stuff 24/7…but as I journied deeper into that area I found stuff that was simply uplifting with good values interesting ideas that connected with ME and my spirituality. I mean lets face it, how many songs can you have that deal in the common topics of “getting laid” “getting high” or “getting drunk”. BORING. I want something that feeds my soul. And I want to bring that to you. So bare with me & give this stuff a chance. Open your ears, maybe you’ll discover what I did. :)

Artists I suggest: RED, Skillet, Manafest, Fireflight, Krystal Meyers, Rebecca St. James, Tenth Avenue North, Sent By Ravens

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Nothing Matters But You (feat. Z Berg) - The Young Veins

Since we met
I sit around and want you
I don’t do the things I oughta do
I’m so in love I let the world go by me
Nothing matters but you
Nothing matters but you

Every dream I dream
I dream about you
Lovin you is all I want to do
I’m so wrapped up that nothing can untie me
Nothing matters but you

Most folks need a world to conquer
Something big to do
They don’t know the worlds I conquer
When I’m kissing you

Let them all go chasing after rainbows
I have found my pot of gold in you
Your love is all I need to satisfy me
Nothing matters but you
Nothing matters but you

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alwaysforgiven7:

“I wanna set the world on fire
Until it’s burning bright for you
It’s everything that I desire
Can I be the one you use?

I, I am small but
You you are big enough
I, I am weak but
You you are strong enough to

Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with you
There’s nothing I cannot do
Nothing I cannot do”
-Britt Nicole “Set the World ion Fire”

alwaysforgiven7:

“I wanna set the world on fire

Until it’s burning bright for you

It’s everything that I desire

Can I be the one you use?

I, I am small but

You you are big enough

I, I am weak but

You you are strong enough to

Take my dreams

Come and give them wings

Lord with you

There’s nothing I cannot do

Nothing I cannot do”

-Britt Nicole “Set the World ion Fire”

(via iwillfearnoevil7-deactivated201)

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