"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Sunday, June 30, 2013

seed, time, and harvest

"Faith is so powerful. It moves God.
Faith moves God."

my gmail account's folder for email drafts is a virtual treasure chest. i looked into my 99 email drafts last june 20 and one of them caught my attention the most. it contained the following thoughts which i know are not mine (only those not enclosed in quotation marks are mine):

at the right time, things get revealed; befriend suspense.
"But things that are kept hidden are not forgotten, they are remembered. Things that are withheld do not produce disinterest, they spark curiosity. Secrets are the greatest attention-grabber of all. Suspense is the greatest interest-retainer of all."

stay committed, live with integrity. 
"Strong people keep their commitments. They guard their commitments. They don't play games with their commitments. Consider this: Your life is only as strong as your weakest commitment."

have faith, expect God's goodness; why worry? 
"If you expect the worst, you won't be disappointed. But if you expect to see God's goodness, you won't be disappointed, either."

be open, be very blessed; 'pressed down, shaken together, and running over' is a wonderful measure. 
"God can bring one opportunity across your path that will thrust you to a whole new level. He has explosive blessings in store that can blast you out of where you are and into a place of abundance."

understand perfect love.
"God will never love you any more than He does right now. But He also will never love you any less than He does right now."

perfect love is unconditional love for always.
"He loves you on your good days; He loves you on your bad days. His love is not conditioned by your response. God is love and His love is given freely. It cannot be earned and it is not undeserved."

all of these reminded me of this photo shared by kitkat (a friend) especially 'for those walking down very long hallways':

seen shared on facebook. no copyright infringement intended.

i also got reminded of what i consider as the best advice i ever received: "Just trust in the goodness of God's heart whatever happens."

if you haven't yet, may you find yourself... very blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved. may WE always be reminded that we are.

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