December 4, 2011

pure and undefiled religion

y'all, isn't my friend Joy gorgeous? i tease her all the time about how photogenic she is. i've never seen a bad picture of her. no one has. i've tried. i even creeped back into facebook pics from before i knew her. nothing. it's incredible! but what i find even more gorgeous and incredible is her heart. this girl has a huge heart for the orphans and widows of Africa, particularly Uganda (where she's living right now). she has a heart that serves without ceasing. she has a heart to carry His name to the nations and proclaim the gospel to all people. she has a heart to nurture and love. no matter where i am, my prayer is that i, too, will have a gospel-driven heart like Joy.

"pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this:
to visit orphans and widows in their distress,
and to keep oneself unstained by the world."
james 1:27

"hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
proverbs 13:12

live unashamedly :: laugh uncontrollably :: love unconditionally.

1 comment:

Joy said...

honored to be your friend beks! thanks for always being by my side and supporting me! blessed so much by you! love you!