Yes this is Katherine
I am in a lot of fandoms but I really love The Elder Scrolls, Homestuck, LOTR, UTAUloid, MLP, Madoka Magica, Pokemon, Animal Crossing and Battlestar Galactica/Caprica. That being said, this isn't really a fandom blog. I mostly just reblog cute, feel-good things.
I try to tag all my stuff especially fandoms. Fair warning, I have a dumb affinity for corny electronic/trance music too.
I AM CURRENTLY NOT FOLLOWING ANYONE NEW SO PLEASE DON'T FOLLOW ME AND EXPECT A FOLLOWBACK. However, I love all my followers and me not following you does not mean I will not willingly talk to you C:
Should we substitute eternal joy for temporary happiness? Should we cast all hope aside because the sun has set and we have forgotten it’s light? Should we surrender all that is good for what is easy, because we have fallen one too many times?
Nay, I say carry on. Fight and know that we are going to fall many times in the struggle for that wonderful promise of completion in Christ. We will feel as though we are being drained of everything. But it is not the end of everything when we have lost everything; it is the beginning of Him who is in us. When we have surrendered ourselves, we become accepting of Christ.
Continue on Christian, leave what the world calls good and find what Heaven calls blessed. There are far greater things ahead of us, my friends; keep looking forward."
There are days or weeks or even months when I read the Bible and there are no grand epiphanies.
There are whole seasons of Sundays when I sing praise and feel nothing.
There are times of prayer where the silence kills me.
There are great Christian books and podcasts that I eat up which don’t budge my spiritual life.
There are too many times when I doubt the very existence of God and the sending of His Son. It can all feel like a crazy lie.
I’m probably being too honest — but I’ve found that I’m not the only one who feels this way.
It’s in those times that I ask myself, “Am I out of love with God somehow? Am I losing my faith here? How do I get back to where I used to be?”
But I keep reading my Bible. I keep singing on Sundays. I keep praying. I soak in books and sermons. I serve. I enjoy the company of mature Christians. I enjoy the fellowship of the broken.
And you know what? Sometimes the clouds part and God comes through and His love squeezes my heart and I fall to my knees remembering how good He is. Then I read Scripture and can’t stop weeping and I turn on Christian songs in my car full blast and sing loud enough to scare the traffic. I serve with shaking hands and get convicted by those sermons and soak in God’s goodness all over again.
So I’ve learned over time: I wasn’t really out of love with God. I’m just a fragile human being who changes as much as the weather. I was setting a ridiculous standard for myself that can’t be defined by self-pressuring parameters. I was tricked by the enemy into judging my flesh. My faith is based on His grace and not my feelings. And I think I need to relax."