The women throughout Christian history who have truly glowed with heavenly beauty all had one thing in common – an emptying of self. They were so caught up in the things of God that they gave no thought to their own lives. They did not seek to draw eyes to themselves. They sought to bring glory to Jesus Christ alone.
As a result, they were some of the most confident, poised and courageous women that have ever lived. They accomplished amazing things for the Kingdom of God. They saved lives. They stood before Kings. They rescued dying children. They reformed societies.
And they did it without spending their time and energy focused on self."
- Leslie Ludy, The Cure for Insecurity (via dancebeforethelord)
I’ve recently taken up journaling again. Two weeks in and it’s already proving to be just what I needed: a creative outlet, a threshing floor, a place to think. I’m kicking myself for taking years off of this blessed practice: and I can rather accurately pinpoint the time I stopped.