Our Prince [Jesus Christ] does not approach us with a “temporary relationship” mentality. He does not flirt with us, spend a little time with us to see how compatible we are, try is out for a weekend, and then dump us on Monday morning. He does not stick with us for five or ten years, them decide the relationship has gotten stale and leave us for someone else. His love is unconditional. It is not based on our performance. It is not based on our perfection. It is not based on fleeting emotion or feeling. It is based on His choice, His decision to be completely faithful to us no matter what - even at the expense of His blood.

Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

This is why we live differently

     “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin — because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

     Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

     In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.”  - Romans 5:6-14

"So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed." - John 8:36

veryunrelated:

But if anyone has the world’s goodsand sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? —1 John 3:17

veryunrelated:

But if anyone has the world’s goods
and sees his brother in need,
yet closes his heart against him,
how does God’s love abide in him?
—1 John 3:17