February 23, 2013

Love & God.

Replace the word LOVE with GOD and you get something so miraculously true:

GOD is patient,
God is kind.
He does not envy,
He does not boast.
He is not rude,
He is not self-seeking.
He is not easily angered.
God keeps no record of wrongs,
God does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
He always protects,
always trusts,
always hopes,
always perseveres.
God never fails.

All of this 1 Corinthians love stuff is so easy RIGHT NOW while I'm at home alone and cozy on the couch. It's easy to trust and be kind and patient when there's not a soul around to bother you. But I want to be able to remember this stuff and practice this stuff in the moments that really matter, like when I'm interacting with people. When I'm in the fiery heat of the moment with another person and all I can think about is myself and my own feelings. I don't want to be selfish, I want to be an example of ultimate maturity, which is to strive to be like God. Sometimes I'm scared living out the characteristics above will just cause me to be a doormat, but in all actuality it's just taking the high road. Think of how God trusts YOU and is patient with YOU and never keeps any record of wrongs from YOU...I mean, if God can do that with us, then why on earth can't we be the same with our friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, spouse, siblings, parents, ect? Why not?? I believe it's possible, not by our own strength but by God's strength.

February 20, 2013

Blog Reno's!

It is 3 AM and I have officially completed my blog renovation! I am so incredibly excited about this {but not so excited about the major lack of sleep part}. I have been on an--unintentional--blog hiatus and I felt like this was the best way to inspire myself to be the avid blogger I once was! We'll see how long that lasts... haha.

A few random facts about the visuals you see before you;
The title of my blog..."Forever and Always", was originally named after my favourite Taylor Swift song back in 2009 when I first started this whole thing. But now over the years, the phrase has aspired to a much deeper meaning. It's about God and how He will exist Forever and Always, and how He will love us Forever and Always. I want this blog to be less about me and more about Him, but at the same time I know He still can use me & the events in my life to glorify Him...and I just simply want to be a light.

The colour...Tiffany's blue! Sigh... only my boyfriend will understand my obsession with this colour. {Hee hee!} But seriously now, it IS a gorgeous colour! Also, you'll notice some pink hearts and pink font; baby pink is my favourite colour ever...even more-so than Tiffany's blue. Just saying.

My background...anchors! I love anchors and all things nautical and East-Coasty! They make me feel happy, like I can almost feel the sunshine kissing my shoulders and smell the sea-salt in the air...like I'm living in the almost-predictable setting of a Nicholas Sparks book. {Too bad I live miles from any ocean!} I also felt that the anchors went well with my blog description...

My blog description..."for in Him 'I have a hope, an anchor of the soul, firm and secure' -Hebrews 6:19. This is an amazing verse that can be found in The Bible, which pretty much states that in this rocky/scary/crazy/unpredictable/not-so-pretty world that we live in, Jesus is the one thing that is CONSTANT, RELIABLE, and SECURE. We can trust in Him because He will never change, nor will He ever leave us. <3

Well, thanks for reading! It is time I let myself sleep after these long and gruesome hours of hard laptop labour. Good night! :)