❤ His Glorious Ruin
Hi my name is Evan. Born and raised in Oklahoma. I'm a Reformed Believer, Hooper, and a Full-Time Student. I enjoy fellowship, dancing, reading, traveling, chicken, and rootbeer. Pretty simple, get to know me!
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It would be a lie if I told y’all I’m not feeling a little anxious about tomorrow lol I got nominated out of the thousands of people and I’m one of only 6 girls who got picked. Now it’s just up to Kyrie or Anthony Davis to draft me so y’all go make some noise on their twitter account to draft me! If I get picked I’ll get to go on an all-expense paid trip to Barcelona, Spain next week with Nike and the USA basketball team. #SummerIsSerious #Nike #BallIsLife #SneakerHead #summerisserious #nikebasketball

It would be a lie if I told y’all I’m not feeling a little anxious about tomorrow lol I got nominated out of the thousands of people and I’m one of only 6 girls who got picked. Now it’s just up to Kyrie or Anthony Davis to draft me so y’all go make some noise on their twitter account to draft me! If I get picked I’ll get to go on an all-expense paid trip to Barcelona, Spain next week with Nike and the USA basketball team. #SummerIsSerious #Nike #BallIsLife #SneakerHead #summerisserious #nikebasketball

"How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place. O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation."-Augustine

Couldn’t have asked for a better conference to attend on Valentines Day weekend to point me back to my first and ultimate love; Jesus. This conference has been a balm to my weary soul.

"How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place! O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation." -Augustine

— James 4:2-3
— Jeremiah 32:40

"If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful." Luke 6:32-36

— Sanctification: Examining Fear and Anxiety, Matt Chandler
— Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, Tim Keller

Tonight as I was journaling I decided to go back a few months and read a few of my previous ones. Considering the circumstances of this past week, this old post absolutely wrecked me. So I just thought I’d share a piece of it with you guys.

May 17, 2013
“Our whole life we will wander and constantly run to people and things to satisfy our needs that will leave us empty. Not until our idols fail us will we begin to understand the futility of idolatry and how nothing else can truly satisfy us. Jesus will continually recapture our hearts and chase us in our rebellion.

If anyone else gets to read this and there’s one piece of advice I could give to you, is to allow Jesus to strip the falsehoods from your life when it’s time, no madder how naked and alone you may feel, let him strip you. ,because it is better to live naked in truth than clothed in fantasy.

That is one thing I can honestly say that the Lord has done with me these past two years. It has been grueling, depressing, and some of the darkest times of my life, but I know Jesus is pursuing me and wooing myself to Him for my good.

If there’s anything that I’m 100% sure of its that I need Jesus every waking moment of my life. I’m just a wretched sinner loved by Christ. The gospel HAS to be real to change this glory-thieving heart of mine. Soli deo Gloria”