Psalm 30: the love edition

Inspired by Truly Tanisha : )

god is love

Psalm 30

1 I will exalt you, love
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
I called to love for help,
and love healed me.
3 Love brought me up from the realm of the dead;
and spared me from going down to the pit.

4 Sing the praises of love, faithful people;
praise love.
5 For anger lasts only a moment,
but love’s favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

6 When I felt secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”
7 When love favored me,
love made my royal mountain[c] stand firm;
but when love hid it’s face,
I was dismayed.

8 To Love I called;
to Love I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, Love, and be merciful to me;
Love, be my help.”

11 Love turned my wailing into dancing;
Love removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing love’s praises and not be silent.
Love, I will praise you forever.

The Atheist says God is Love

God Is Love

At the end of the summer I took this awesome course about relationships with Matthew and Terces, the founders of Cafe Gratitude (more info about what I took away here, here and here) and one of the coolest things they showed me is that God is love.

I do not consider myself to be a Christian person and I often used to feel uncomfortable at religious gatherings or when people would talk about their concept of God. I have realized how limiting this is. When I do that I miss out on so much inspiration and there is a whole part of existence I cannot connect with.

In any religious passage, I can replace “god” or “jesus” or “allah” or any word like that, with LOVE! I find this very inspiring and uplifting. Here are some example:

Genesis 1:22
God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”

BECOMES

Love blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”

Psalm 121:7-8
The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

BECOMES

Love will keep you from all harm— love will watch over your life; Love will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Psalm 9:9 
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

BECOMES

Love is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Regardless of your culture, age, religion or spiritual belief I hope we can all agree that love is a powerful thing. Go forth, love others.

I love you!

xoxox

Jenni

Random Bible Quote

LOL! I just got a random message on Youtube saying:

Mat 5:2 And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying,
Mat 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
Mat 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn! For they shall be comforted.
Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek! For they shall inherit the earth.
Mat 5:6 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness! For they shall be filled.
Mat 5:7 Blessed are the merciful! For they shall obtain mercy.
Mat 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart! For they shall see God.

Reminds me of Godspell.

SuperForesty Reads: Andy Weir’s “The Egg”

SuperForesty Reads: Andy Weir’s “The Egg”.

You should definetly check out this story.

http://www.galactanet.com/oneoff/theegg_mod.html

I’ve heard the “we are all of one” message before but I didn’t really comprehend what that meant until I read this story. I’ve been thinking about it all day and telling everyone I know to read it. It’s really helped me overcome any feelings of jealousy because we are all the same person and have the same experiences. If someone else gets to do something and not me it is really me doing it. I’ve felt so whole and connected to everything thinking of this idea.

If it was a religion i’d join.