Saturday, December 26, 2015

// He has taught me so much //

i used to be scared of life. 

the simplicity of it all -

the way we grow up, live, die,

generation after generation with so little time - 

it frightened the heck out of me.

my least favorite nights were the ones where the flesh would


whispering that "no one cares for you in the long run, aside from your family of course."

i lived in a constant worry that i wasn't living life to the fullest.

that my lifestyle was lazy, without purpose.

this was my biggest fear:

that i would live.

i would die.

and that would be all. 

simple lives scared me

but now,

 i stand with a polar opposite drive.

simple lives inspire me.

it sounds like an oxymoron.

it doesn't make sense.

but think: 

we have an average of eighty or ninety years to change the world!

no, not the world: 

rather the lives of those around us.

the humans: the hurt, lost, suffering,

drowning sinners that surround us. 

this is not an obligation we have, this is a privilege.

our purpose on this earth is first and foremost to glorify Him who created us.

and through this purpose, we should find ourselves bringing others to the Savior. 

the simplicity of this life, is that love {should be} our motto.

in our actions, words, thoughts, life.

my good friend, you do not live fully until you start loving those humans.

the ones that live close to your daily life, 

or the ones you speak to on a rare occasion,

or even the ones that you never speak to.

LOVE THEM.

with all your heart and mind strength.

until the peace of God, the love of your Savior, just surges through your veins.


{remember real love is full of actions, not just words} 

 take seconds, 

fleeting moments in the big picture,

but friend, 

they are moments that these humans with never forget.

{consciously or subconsciously it does not matter} 

make it your mission, or life list:

i. GOD

ii. HUMANS

through this i have found my purpose, my love for life, my overwhelming peace and love for Christ.

for when you start loving people, you realize how helpless you are:

in their life,

in your life;

you realize the need you have for a great Savior.

it forces you to throw it at His feet

to surrender the flesh and ask for His help.

and His word {the bible} comes alive, 

you learn so much about Him and his plans.

about how He works, how He helps people, 

how He helps you.

it takes the focus off your life and puts it on Him. 

and that my friend, is pretty darn incredible.

. .

a simple life is full of these small acts.

imagine how many fleeting moments you can fit in ninety years.

that's a lot of love, a lot of lessons learned, 

and a lot of Christ's work lived out.

that is why,

a simple life inspires me.


i do not know how clear this all is.

but i do know that the great love i have for my Savior, Jesus Christ,

drives my life, 

my actions,

and my love for these suffering humans.

it's my purpose.

. . .

merry christmas my dear friends!

don't be a scrooge. :)

<3 eva
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12 comments:

  1. oh wowwwww. I love this SOOO much. Your writing really speaks to the heart, and I think it's something that so many people struggle with. Thank you for showing where the hope is in the midst of the despair a lot of us have.
    I just followed your blog, it is so wonderful <3

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    1. lauren, THANK YOU.
      i just followed your blog, i'm looking forward to future posts!

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  2. THIS. evelyn my goodness this is so beautiful and inspiring and not inspiring in an abstract way, but inspiring to actually *do* things. to love and reflect Christ's undeserved and unreserved love for me in my love for others. seriously this was clear as an early fall morning. like wow. I feel like this dissolved so much of the fog that tends to gather around my senses when I think about my duty and privilege to God and others and my future. the answer is still, and again, love. thank you for this lovely reminder. <33333

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    1. ps LOVING the winter vibes coming along with your header gaH

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    2. re-reading comments, and I don't know why i didn't reply to this. but know, olivia that this means the world to hear you say that. clearing the fog of this modern world and reminding people about what life is really about is a goal of mine <3
      thank you thank you dear

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  3. oh my goodness. this is........true. that's the only word that comes to mind. it's true it's true, and i am surrounded by falsity. God is so good, and He is speaking through these words of yours. amen. AMEN. <3<3

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    1. God IS so good. thank you for encouraging me. i pray that God will continue to speak through me.

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  4. i'm blown away by your beautiful beautiful writing. everything about this post is perfect ♥ and isn't it true that our love for Christ should drive us to love and help others sacrificially? and how little actions of love, just the little things, can last for literally forever. it's beautiful, isn't it?

    so thank you for sharing, eva.
    XXX -nameless writing

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    1. YES YES YESSS. thank you so much, whoever you are! i followed your blog, and i can't wait to read more!

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  5. "this is not an obligation we have, this is a privilege." < literally do you even know how beautiful these words are? THEY ARE. ♥ oh my gosh. You said it, girl. And how are we supposed to love the distant ones, if we can't even love the ones we see every day? So how you said that "simple lives" inspire you... I was thinking about this the other day -- about how my heart is so full and bursting with love for so many people that I've never even clapped eyes on. I love them. I love them because I see Jesus in them, shining through their eyes. All of them.

    You are blowing my mind, girl.
    love,
    abbiee

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    1. you are making me glow. you make me want to write more, to love more, to live more. thank you <3

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