Because Of You
authored by Taylor Sasser

imageBecause of you, I have a savior. Because of you, my sins are forgiven. You took on the cross and chose to be crucified, beat, mocked, spat on, hated for me. You knew humanity would be messy. You knew we would mess up over and over again but you still love us beyond measure. You are my healer, in every aspect. You pursued me when I was far from you and you pursue me still today. The greatest day of my life was when I surrendered my all to you. I laid down my brokenness and fell into a love strong enough to not only save but make me righteous in your sight. You opened my eyes to the most beautiful relationship I will ever know and my joy will always be found in that. Because of you, I have found joy, unlike any joy I had before you. Because of you, I have strength in the trials that I would never have, without you. Because of you, I have peace that surpasses understanding. It is my honor to spend the rest of my life praising and loving you in return, King of Kings. I don't deserve it but you have blessed me and continue to each day because you love me. Simplicity, how beautiful it is. Thank you for the cross. Thank you for arms wide open for every soul in need. You are good and faithful forever. I could never tell you enough and until the day I get to tell you face to face. Thank you, Jesus.

You set me free
  Having a relationship with the Lord doesn't prevent hardship in this life. He is the rock, the helper, the fighter for you when they do come. So many people forget that each person on earth, is simply human. Each person on earth, at some point, will battle trials of many kinds and will far too often, battle them alone. Each person carries the weight differently. Judging a person's mental health based on their outward expressions or behavior is impossible. Far too often, those that "have it all together" are actually falling apart... It's so important to remember how fragile life is and just how easy depression can take over. Be someone that cares about every person that crosses your path. Pray for those around you. Offer your time, to listen. Check in. Reach out. Be genuine about loving each other.


Beauty for Ashes, Is Holiness!

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

Happy                            Whiteville
Divine Lordship is not a threat; rather it’s the place of greatest safety.