11.28.2008

CHRISTMAS!!!

WOW, HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE 29 DAYS AWAY FROM CHRISTMAS! I LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME! IT'S THE BEST! CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (LOVE EM), DECORATING THE TREE WHILE LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC, EATING ALL THOSE SWEET GOODIES (YUM), THE JOY OF KNOWING MY SAVIOR WAS BORN, WATCHING HALLMARK CHANNEL MOVIES (WITH A TISSUE BOX OF COURSE ;) AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME JIM CARREY'S THE GRINCH! I LOVE THAT MOVIE. iT'S ALL SO EXCITING!!!! I WAS THINKING LAST NIGHT WHY ARE WE PEOPLE SO HAPPY AND JOYFUL DURING CHRISTMAS TIME? COULD IT BE FROM GETTING PRESENTS? EATING A LOT? GETTING CHRISTMAS CARDS? HEARING FROM PEOPLE YOU HAVEN'T TALKED TO IN AGES? WHY IS IT THAT WE ARE SO JOYFUL? AND THEN IT CAME TO ME. WE ARE SO JOYFUL (THOSE WHO KNOW JESUS OR NOT) BECAUSE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS BORN IN THIS TIME. WE GOT HOPE, THAT'S WHY WE ARE SO JOYFUL. WE KNOW WE HAVE PROMISE NOW. WE KNOW WE AREN'T HOPELESS ANY LONGER. WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPEN DURING CHRISTMAS TIME. NEEDS ARE FILLED. I THINK GOD DOES SO MANY GREAT THINGS (EVERYDAY, BUT ESPECIALLY DURING CHRISTMAS) TO SHOW US THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE AND THAT HE IS ALWAYS HERE AND THAT HIS SON IS THE ANSWER TO IT ALL. SO LET'S GIVE GOD OUR HEARTS THIS CHRISTMAS AND TRUST HIM TO SUPPLY ALL OUR NEEDS (AND SOME WANTS). LET'S WORSHIP HIM IN EVERYTHING WE DO. GOD BLESS~

11.27.2008

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! Hope everyone is awesomely blessed today!!! love you guys!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! Hope everyone is awesomely blessed today!!! love you guys!

11.26.2008

Worship..

So the Lord has made my worship with Him way intimate. I love to worship God and I've been a bit intimate in worship but He has changed my worship a lot this past few days. It all started last week when Matt said this, "worship God like He's right in front of you." Now some may think well that's stupid we know God is near us everywhere but.. I've never thought of it that way before. Now when i worship God i think of Him and Jesus with their throne right in front of me. It's helped me to pour out my heart and soul more and it's really blessed me so i wanted to challenge anyone reading this in their worship to the King to just think of Him right in front of you. If you really think of Him as the King of kings then you'll have an amazing experience in your time with Him!!! Just wanted to share.

11.23.2008

Time

Time is very interesting. Sometimes time is a good thing and then sometimes time is a bad thing. Over all time is very precious. Sometimes i think of all the things i could be doing and realize that i waste SO much time. Time wasted doing things like watching TV, getting on the Internet, eating all day long, etc... when i could be sharing Jesus with someone. Which reminds me that that is something I've been thinking about. What i really don't like is when people try to "force" Jesus upon someone. Jesus never did that. The Bible says to go forth and preach the Gospel not go forth and point out every body's wrongs and then tell them that they are going to Hell if they don't repent. That freaks people out. It freaks me out. It's like sharing a cookie (no disrespect intended) but for real we don't go to someone and say "Take this cookie right now!" (Not that you'd have to persuade someone to take it but anyways...) sharing the Gospel is telling them about the love that God has for them and how God gave His Son just for us and that when we choose to accept Jesus we are satisfied and fulfilled. That's sharing the Gospel. Once you tell someone about Jesus leave it up to God and He will do the rest in that persons heart. God doesn't look at how good a person is, He doesn't look at how they've lived their lives, God looks at the heart. And if there is some stuff that doesn't need to be in your heart God will change it. But glad i got that out ha ha. Anyways, back to time. Like right now here i am on the computer when i can be changing the world but then again maybe this blog is changing the world (hmmm.... ha ha: ) But I'm trying to challenge myself to use my time wisely and if you want you can do the same. Remember that Jesus loves you!!!!! l8ter!

11.22.2008

Surrender

Surrender. It's such a simple word to say so why is it so hard to do? One of the things that i used to struggle with was surrendering myself to God. It's just i didn't want to let go of my hopes and my dreams. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's gone through this. But when i finally gave myself completely to the Lord and totally surrendered there was this strange peace that came into my life. I no longer worried about my future because i know my Jesus is capable of providing for me. I let Him have the key to my heart and only Him because I've seen people give a little of themselves to a say boy/girl friend or just a friend. Trying to buy love from that person but let me tell you that absolutely NO ONE can love you the way your Maker loves you! Not a soul! He desires you all day everyday. When we don't let God have our hearts and our dreams we are missing out on what all God will use us for. But really who wants to use someone who doesn't want to surrender themselves to His will. Especially since God has proved Himself faithful over and over and over and over. So if there is something in your life you've been worrying about like.. where to go to school, what will happen in whatever situation, and who your gonna marry and when. Just give it all to the Lord lay it all at His feet and open your arms in sweet surrender. And let me say that it will be SWEET!!! It may be a process but it will pay off!! May God shower His love and blessings on YOU today!

11.21.2008

Just read this..

"If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory."
William Hazlitt

Thought that was a cool quote. peace <3

11.20.2008

Megan Meier



Well, I'm sure most of you have heard of this case and if not then let me just start this off with a summary. Megan Meier was a 13 year old girl who met a guy on myspace who completely made her feel gorgeous and special and then he turned on her. (Turned out to be a mother who made the whole thing up. ) and she hanged herself on October 17, 2006. It makes me so sad that she was treated that way. It makes me want to cry. Really it is evil to do that to a 13 year old girl whom is just starting life and feeling good about herself. If i could go back and meet her i would explain to her that she is a Princess and that God has mad passion for her and her beauty! She was always heavy her mother says but she had just lost some weight and was feeling good about herself. To anyone who thinks their size is what defines them let me tell you that it's NOT! What defines you is the Lord and your heart. Sure, you want to do your best to keep your Temple (body) healthy and pure but God doesn't love you any less if you are a little bit overweight. Please just keep her family in your prayers and others who may be going through the same thing. Im not posting this to "depress" anyone or to make people get rid of their myspace accounts. I'm posting to help us all be aware of the world and the hurting people in it. We as Christians have the power to share hope with the entire world! So let's do it! The Lord is very proud of you and He longs for you! Remember at all times no matter where you are or what you've done JESUS LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you want more info on this just go to http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/ and this is the story on what happened. http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/story/ God Bless you!

11.18.2008

Just A Thought

Well tonight at The Basement was stinking amazing!!!! As always :) but this post isn't particularly about The Basement this post is about our lives and glorifying God. So i was in the middle of the service *listening intently* and the Lord totally spoke to me. Back it up a bit to this morning/afternoon i was reading my devotional and it was on making sure that your life glorifies God in everything I do and so i started praying and talking to the Lord about my desire for my life to be completely His. And during the service Matt Pitt is talking about imitating Christ and then someone yawns and then what did I do? Yawned because you know how when someone yawns and you see it then you yawn and it's contagious (I'm going somewhere with this, i think ;) well I thought wow what if we lived our lives for Jesus so radically that when people saw us they would want that Love we got and that joy we got and come to know Jesus!!!?! How awesome would that be? How incredible would it be if everyone saw us and the way we live out life (not just talking the talk but walking it out too) and begin to have a relationship with the King? That would be completely amazing! And it's not impossible so I've decided to challenge myself (and you) to make sure every move i make is glorifying to God and that the world would know Jesus Christ through me. Saint Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the Gospel everywhere you go, use words- if necessary." Just a thought from the Lord if you wanna think about it! sweet dreams of Jesus!

11.16.2008

Where do you belong?

Where do you belong? This is a question that I've actually been thinking a lot about lately. But mainly it was What people do i belong near? Sometimes it's easy to let people's opinions matter more than they should. When a person's opinion matters more to you than God's we know we're in big trouble. I've never cared what people thought of me. To be honest i still don't. But everybody wants to belong to someone (boy or girl) so i was just praying saying Lord where do i belong? And the Lord began speaking to me. He said, "YOU belong to ME." I actually had forgotten how much the Lord loves me and longs for me. He loves us all so much! He pursues us!
2 Thessalonians says this
2:13, "...from the beginning God chose you..."
From the very beginning before you were even born (Jeremiah 1:5) God chose us! He loves us so much that before the world had even seen you He CHOSE you. What a God we serve! So what if people think that we aren't special or "worth" their time. Because God says that you are worth way more than anything in this world to Him. You know what is so funny? When someone is mean to you and is being a real snob just be nice to them and *shocker* love them. Why? Because the Bible says that, "'If your enemy is hungry give him something to eat, if he is thirsty give him something to drink. In doing this you will heap burning coals on his head.' Do not overcome evil by evil but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:20-21 When your nice to someone who is normally mean to you that makes them angry because they see that what their trying to do to isn't working. This is just a thought. anyways gotta go so rock on 4 Jesus Christ!

11.15.2008

Zephaniah 3:17~

"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."!!

Prayer for a 3 yr old girl


Please pray for Caylee Anthony. I'm sure you know who this little girl is. BUT, if you don't she's a missing 3 year old in Florida. Suspicions that her mother may have murdered but still no body. So just pray that they find that little girl. Isn't she so beautiful? I love her and i didn't even know her. Just continueous prayers pretty please! Thanks!

See the great things the Lord is doing!

"Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!" 1 Samuel 12:16
You know that's true. If we just look around we will see the great things the Lord is doing right before our eyes! Some of the stuff going on around the world is..

People in Iran are getting hungry for the Lord.
People in middle school (Hewitt/Clay and others) are starting things like 'Redeemed'.
People in high school are standing for God no matter how hard it is.
Football players are choosing to say that they aren't doing the whole football thing on their own but that's it God working through them.

Everyone is doing something for the Lord. And it's the Lord having us become so hungry and thirsty for Him. I mean there is so much junk that has gone on this past 6 or 7 months and more. The main thing i was thinking about was the girl in Florida who went to a friends house and was basically jumped when she got inside. Praise the Lord she survived, but how do you get that messed up that you think because one of your friends stole your brush (allegedly) you need to teach her a lesson by nearly beating her to death? Mainly in the head? What's wrong with that?
We NEED people now more than ever standing for God. So that stuff like this can be prevented. If everyone who knows Jesus told 3 people... well we'd start a revival!! All this typing in wanting to encourage you that no matter what your going through, situations or what not, please stand for God and hold fast to Him. You CAN do all things through Him because He gives you strength!!! (Philippians 4:13) Remember that Jesus loves you!!!!!! He desires you and has passion for you!! So let Him have something to have passion for! God shower His blessings on you~

11.13.2008

God answers prayers

Yes this is true! God always answers prayers! When you pray, He hears you! BUT sometimes God doesn't answer the way we think He should. I mean i could make a huge list of all the things that i think God should've answered differently, but when i look back on that list then i'll realize that God allowed certain things to take place for me to build a relationship with Him and grow stronger in it. Looking through the Bible you see all kinds of prayers answered like..
The Israelites being led out of Egypt into a safe place out of captivity.
Hannah prayed to God for a child and He gave her one (1 Samuel 1)
Hezekiah prayed to the Lord for deliverance (2 Kings 19: 14-19) and so He did.
David killed a giant (9 feet tall to be exact) because God answered a prayer.
That's just some of them. There are many, many others. But there are also prayers that God DOES answer but not the way we want it. But like i know if God didn't do things the way He has in my life i would be... well i wouldn't be good. lol So all this just to let you know that whatever you are praying wether it be a miracle, healing, deliverance... whatever! GOD WILL ANSWER IT!!! So keep heart and keep praying because God will answer it. love u peoples!

PART OF GOD'S ARMY!

WOO!!!!!!!!! I HAD THE MOST AMAZING TIME WITH THE Lord TODAY! LITERALLY THE MOST AWE-STRIKING TIME! BUT I WAS LISTENING TO THIS SONG BY WORTH DYING FOR CALLED INFILTRATE AND THE Lord JUST REALLY SPOKE TO ME! HE WAS TELLING ME ABOUT HOW I AM PART OF HIS ARMY AND HOW I NEED TO BE LIKE A SOLDIER IN STRENGTH. BUT I WAS LIKE WOW God, I WOULD TOTALLY DIE FOR YOU IF THAT MEANT I COULD LIVE FOR YOU. BUT ANYWAYS THESE ARE THE LYRICS TO THE SONG... THEY ROCK(THE LYRICS AND THE BAND ;)

INFILTRATE BY WORTH DYING FOR
I AM A PART OF THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE UNASHAMED.
I HAVE HOLY SPIRIT POWER.
THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST. I HAVE STEPPED OVER THE LINE.
THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE
I AM A DISCIPLE OF HIS
I WON'T LOOK BACK, LET UP, SLOW DOWN, BACK AWAY, OR BE STILL.
MY PAST IS REDEEMED, MY PRESENT MAKES SENSE, MY FUTURE IS SECURE.
I'M FINISHED AND DONE WITH LOW LIVING, SIGHT WALKING, SMALL PLANNING
SMOOTH KNEES, COLORLESS DREAMS, TAMED VISIONS, MUNDANE TALKING,
CHEAP LIVING, AND DWARFED GOALS.
I NO LONGER NEED PREEMINENCE, PROSPERITY, POSITION, PROMOTIONS, PLAUDITS,
OR POPULARITY.
I DON'T HAVE TO BE RIGHT, FIRST, TOPS, RECOGNIZED, PRAISED REGARDED OR REWARDED.
I KNOW LIVE BY FAITH, LEAN ON HIS PRESENCE, WALK BY PATIENCE, I AM UPLIFTED BY PRAYER, AND LABOR EMPOWERED.
MY FACE IS SET, MY GAIT IS FAST, MY GOAL IS HEAVEN, MY ROAD IS NARROW, MY WAY IS ROUGH, MY COMPANIONS ARE FEW, MY GUIDE RELIABLE MY MISSION IS CLEAR.
I CANNOT BE BOUGHT, COMPROMISED, DETOURED, LURED AWAY, TURNED BACK, DELUDED OR DELAYED.
I WILL NOT FLINCH IN THE FACE OF SACRIFICE, HESITATE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ADVERSARY, NEGOTIATE AT THE TABLE OF THE ENEMY, OR PONDER AT THE POOL OF POPULARITY.
I WON'T GIVE UP, SHUT UP, LET UP, UNTIL I HAVE STAYED UP, STORED UP, PRAYED UP, PAID UP, AND PREACHED UP FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST! i AM A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST!
WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU,
WE WILL DIE FOR YOU,
WE WILL GO
FOR YOU!

11.12.2008

Jeremiah 32:40,
"I will make an everlasting convenant with them:
I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire
them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from Me."

Turn to the Lord today and give Him your life! He loves you soo much!!
He desires you and has passion for YOU!!! How could that NOT be love???!!!!!!!!!!

Last night

Last night at The Basement was great! Jason Standridge spoke about the Love of the Father and i thought he did a fantastic job. As some people know Jason and his wife had a baby boy 3 months ago and so Jason knows what being a father is like now. So he talked about how he understands how God doesn't want us to hurt and He wants to do anything for us to keep us from hurting but sometimes God allows certain things to happen so that our faith in Him will grow stronger and that we will TRUST Him. Jason said that right now his son is totally relying on him for everything that he needs and that we as well need to totally rely on God everyday for all our needs! It's not easy sometimes trusting God because we can't see Him or physically 'hear' His voice. But when we trust in God and lay everything at His feet our stress level will not be at high because we know that whatever is going on our Daddy will fix it!!!! Here's some verses that Jason gave last night:
John 15:13
1 John 4:16
1 John 3:1
Jeremiah 32:41

Love your faces!! haha :P

Didn't get to post...

Didn't get to post yesterday but i would like this to be special for our men and women fighting for our freedom everyday and for those who fought for it in the past. It's only because we have brave soldiers who choose to fight for Freedom everyday that we get to get up in the morning and brush our teeth and eat our breakfast and read our Bible. Freedom is not free. We have incredibly blessed lives here in America. We can basically do whatever we want to because we are free. I think about the soldiers often and how there are people who are just a few years older than me fighting for our freedom and losing their lives. That's so amazing! When i hear people say things like, "well our soldiers don't really do much..." okay well what pops in my head when i hear them say that is lets see you go over there and do that.
I would love to be able to say that i would go and fight for our country but i don't think i would. I wouldn't be able to so when i see 18 year olds going and courageously fighting knowing that they may never come back home, well i become very proud of them and it brings me hope. So to any person reading this please remember out troops and pray for them daily. And to anybody reading this who has served or is about to i'd like to say to you.. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless!!!

11.10.2008

hey!

hey loves!!! Hope everyone is amazing! :) Well, I'm not really sure why I'm writing a blog right now except for the fact that I'm bored and also hungry. Ha! Anyways.... so i don't know what to write about... oh some people think God doesn't answer prayers well i am a living answered prayer! Yes, i was born a month early(and survived or else i wouldn't be sitting at this computer! lol), i was changed by God's grace and now God is answering my prayers. Here's a story for ya.. One day i was sitting in my time with the Lord and (I'm not very patient) i was praying and asking God, "Do you want me to be single for the remainder of my life or what?" And I felt God kinda telling me that i would be single for life but i didn't know, so i went and opened my Bible to the page i had been reading earlier and BAM! Right there in front of me this verse popped out, "For your Maker is your husband- the Lord Almighty is His name- the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth." Isaiah 54:5. So at least for now God is my "Husband"! God will answer prayers, sometimes it's not like that experience, and it's not the answer we want but He does answer every one! Go talk to your Maker now or your computer will self destruct in 5 - 4- 3- 2-... well if only i were cool enough to make your computer blow up or something! lol Maybe a little smoke or... whatever! hahaha! love you peoples! May God bless you!

11.09.2008

Psalm 4:8

"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord,
make me dwell in safety." PSALM 4:8

Sweet dreams of Jesus, lovely people! :) Remember that Jesus got your back! good night!

P.O.D. Youth of the Nation

Maybe your wondering why i posted this (or not lol) well i posted these lyrics because this is a song to wake people up to the world or nation around us. I've liked this song since the very first time i heard it and i just hope you will read the lyrics and that God opens your eyes (if they aren't open to the "youth of the nation") now. God Bless you incredibly!!!

P.O.D. Youth of the Nation lyrics..

Last day of the rest of my life
I wish I would've known
Cause I didn't kiss my mama goodbye
I didn't tell her that I loved her, how much I care
Or thank my pops for all the talks
And all the wisdom he shared

Unaware, I just did what I always do
Everyday, the same routine before I skate off to school
But who knew that this day wasn't like the rest
Instead of taking a test I took two to the chest

Call me blind, but I didn't see it coming
Everybody was running, but I couldn't hear nothing
Except gun blasts, it happened so fast
I didn't really know this kid though I sit by him in class

Maybe this kid was reaching out for love
Or maybe for a moment he forgot who he was
Or maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged

Whatever it was, I know it's because We are,
We are, (we are) the Youth of the Nation We are,
We are, (we are) Youth of the Nation We are,
We are, (we are) the Youth of the Nation We are,
We are, (we are) Youth of the Nation

Little Suzy, she was only twelve
She was given the world with every chance to excel
Hang with the boys and hear the stories they tell
She might act kind of proud, but no respect for herself
She finds love in all the wrong places
The same situations,
Just different faces
Changed up her pace since her daddy left her
Too bad he never told her she deserved much better

Johnny boy always played the fool
He broke all the rules so you would think he was cool
He was never really one of the guys
No matter how hard he tried,
Often thought of suicide
It's kind of hard when you ain't got no friends
He put his life to an end,
They might remember him then
You cross the line and there's no turning back
Told the world how he felt with the sound of a gat

We are, We are, (we are) the Youth of the Nation
We are, We are, (we are) Youth of the Nation
We are, We are, (we are) the Youth of the Nation
We are, We are, (we are) Youth of the Nation

Who's to blame for the lives that tragedies claim
No matter what you say
It don't take away the pain
That I feel inside, I'm tired of all the lies
Don't nobody know why,
It's the blind leading the blind I guess that's the way that the story goes
Will it ever make sense?
Somebody's got to know
There's got to be more to life than this
There's got to be more to everything I thought exists

We are, We are, the Youth of the Nation
We are, We are, Youth of the Nation
We are, We are, (we are, we are) the Youth of the Nation
We are, We are, (we are, we are) Youth of the Nation
We are, We are, (we are, we are) the Youth of the Nation (the Youth of the Nation)
We are, We are, (we are, we are) Youth of the Nation (Youth of the Nation)
We are, We are, (we are, we are) the Youth of the Nation (the Youth of the Nation)
We are, We are, (we are, we are) Youth of the Nation (Youth of the Nation)
We are, the Youth of the Nation
We are, Youth of the NationWe are, the Youth of the NationWe are

Ayiesha Woods - Love Like This lyrics

I want to stay in Your presence all day / And I don't care if the time slips away / There's no place I'd rather be / When You're here surrounding me with Your love / I'm finding out that nothing compares / With these endless moments we share / Now I have peace of mind / Fulfillment of a great kind when I'm with You / And I… I've never known love like this before / My heart is Yours / I... I've never known love like this before / You take my breath away / Lord I can't imagine not having You here / And I find it so amazing / What I feel when You're near / When it's just me and You / There's nothing that I can't do / So take me away / I never want this to end / I am surrounded by Your love - it's everywhere / And all that I am is Yours forever
Truly i have never known a love like Jesus Christ! My heart beats rapid when i think of Him! He holds my heart because He is truly the only One i can trust with it. I've never seen a man like my Jesus! And just so you know i may not be able to see Jesus right now in flesh but i can see Him in my heart and i know He's all around me!

ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

YES!!! I am so glad that one person really can make a difference! But God has to do it through you! You cannot do anything on your own, but with God you can do anything(Philipians 4:13)!
There's a quote (which is not mine) and i don't know who spoke it but it says,
"It only takes one person to defy the world to start a revolution."
Wow! Only 1 person out the billions and billions of people in the world to start a revolution! I did a little bit of reading on the word 'Revolution' and others near to it (kept it very simple though) and heres what i got...
Revolution means: a radical change
Revolutionist: is a favorer of a radical change/revolution.
Revolutionize: to bring about a complete change in.
Each one of us can a revolutionist. We are meant to be. That's why Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will able to test and approve what God's will is, His good, pleasing and perfect will."
We can start a revolution!! In my mind here's how it goes, i have a dream of a revolution, i am a revolutionist, and soon will revolutionize the world for Jesus Christ! While everyone is running around, freaking out about the world (when there is no need to because we have God) they are forgetting there are still lives that need hope and hearts that need healing and each one of us can help someone come to know the Lord Jesus! Who knows if the reason the world is the way it is right now is just so God can get more of His children to come to Him?! My mission this week is to just fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)! After all it's not a "suggestion" from God it's a command from God! So this week maybe you should challenge yourself as well and stand with me to tell at least 1 person about Jesus! My new favorite saying? "It's all about ONE MORE SOUL!!!!!!" AMEN!

11.08.2008

John 8:1-11

Well, most people know that this story in the Bible is one of my most favortie stories because there is just so much power in it! It's John 8:1-11. Basically here's what happened, A woman is caught in the act (yes, in the act eek!) of adultery. She was broken and lost and the mean teachers of the law decided to figure out her justice. So they took to the One and Only Jesus, and asked, "Teacher this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law of Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" See what the teachers of the law could never understand was that Jesus did not come to condemn the world He came to save it. So they thought they could trap Him into saying something that the Son of God would not say. But Jesus did the unexpected (He always was :) and bent down and wrote something in the sand(verse 6). Then they continued questioning Him and finally He said, "He who is WITHOUT sin can throw the first stone." Yup, Jesus went there! And so one by the one the teachers began to leave. Now understand, Jesus could've thrown a stone at her because He was and is without sin. But He didn't, why? Because He loves us! But the last verse says this, (10&11) "Jesus straightened up and asked her, 'Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?' No one, sir. 'Then neither do i condem you.' Jesus declared. 'Go now and turn from your life of sin." Wow!!!!! Jesus didn't condemn her, He could've listed all the things she'd done wrong and told her she was a sinner and would go to Hell, but Jesus LOVED her. And if all of us (myself included) would just love those around us and stop trying to point out faults we would all be better off. Jesus loves us all so much! God doesn't look at our lives, our clothes, or our outward appearance!!! And if you don't believe then let me tell you what God's Love Letter to us says, "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." ~1 Samuel 16:7~ He looks at the HEART! When you give God your life then you begin to give Him more of your heart and once you give Him your heart He begins to shape it and mold it into His heart. Remember God is not condemning you, He's loving you and trying to get you to turn from your old ways. So turn today in repentance and let God's love wrap you up like none other!!!!!

Jesus, i'm sorry I forgot..

So yesterday i was reading in one of my devotional books,this devo book is by Rebecca St. James and it's called Pure. And it's was on the movie "The Passion of the Christ". And the story i read was this,
"Mel Gibson spoke at one of the conferences i was at and said that a nun watched his movie and after watching it prayed, "Jesus, i am sorry i forgot."

When i read that i thought wow! Because sometimes it's so easy to forget just how incredible is what Jesus did for us. Really painful but He did just for us! So it said John 19 and so I did and then i started crying because i just realized that i completelty forgot what Jesus did for me. Well, i didn't forget i guess i forgot the meaning and power of what Jesus did for me. And so i end this in saying,
Jesus, forgive me, i forgot.

11.07.2008

Psalm 37:4
"Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."

So delight in Him and then wait in expectance for what He will do!

GOD IS FAITHFUL!

In my time with the Lord today i was reading Joshua and i came across Joshua 21:45 which really spoke to me. It says,
"Not one of all the Lord's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled."
God IS FAITHFUL! He fulfills everything that He promises. He never changed and never will! That's why He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! (Hebrews 13:8) When God said He thinks of you all the time (Psalm 139) He meant that... FOREVER! God will never leave you. Right now everyone is freaking out but there is no reason for that. Why? Because if you know the Lord then you know that God will take care of His children! You are His child! And if you don't know the Lord then it's not too late for you to know Him! It's never too late until you draw your last breath. You can never mess up too bad for God not to forgive you. Once, you come to Him with a repentant heart He forgives you just like that! Anyways, right now we can all trust in the Lord. 2 Chronicles 16:9 says, "For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him." God will STRENGTHEN our hearts! He will do what He says He will! GOD IS FAITHFUL!! WOOT HOO!!!!

Unbreakable by Fireflight

I hope when people read these lyrics they realize that we are unbreakable with God!!!!!!

Where are the people that accused me?
The ones who beat me down and bruised me
They hide just out of sightCan’t face me in the light
They’ll return but I’ll be stronger
God, I want to dream again
Take me where I’ve never been
I want to go there
This time I’m not scared
Now I am unbreakable, it’s unmistakable
No one can touch me
Nothing can stop me
Sometimes it’s hard to just keep going
But faith is moving without knowing
Can I trust what I can’t see
To reach my destiny
I want to take control but I know better

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Forget the fear it’s just a crutch
That tries to hold you back And turn your dreams to dust
All you need to do is just trust

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words and music by Dawn Richardson, Justin Cox, Glenn Drennen, Wendy Drennen, Phee Shorb and Rob Hawkins

Behind the Song:"When we wrote this song, I drew inspiration from the story in the Bible that tells about the woman caught in adultery. She was thrown at the feet of Jesus, and the religious leaders of the day were looking for Him to condemn her according to their laws. Instead, He asked each of them to punish her according to the level of their own perfection, and they had nothing to say. I tried to think how she must have felt, to be turned free and unpunished although she was guilty. This song is about breaking free and going further and higher than you or anyone ever expected. It’s about facing fear and sometimes even facts and becoming stronger than both." - Dawn Richardson (Fireflight)

CHRISTMAS TIME!!!

Yes, i am aware that Christmas is not here yet, and that's it's not even in the month of Christmas, but right now i'm listening to Christmas music and it put me in the Christmas Spirit mood! :) But anyways, it got me thinking. What if we all lived as if it were Christmas all the time! What if we were kind to everyone like we are when it's Christmas? What if we bought gifts for people or told them we appreciated them like we do when it's Christmas time? Well i've realized that a lot of times when it's Christmas i love on people a lot more than normally. Pretty much everyone does that. But I take forgranted that i have amazing friends! That God has blessed me so greatly with theses amazing people! And to all my friends and family, i wanted to say that I'm really sorry i take ya'll forgranted sometimes. It's not intentially, it's just what happens. So for the rest of the month i'm going to do my absolute best to let my friends know how much i appreciate them and live like it's CHRISTmas all the time! Remember Jesus lives!!! And He loves you!

Temple...

I'm sure most of you know that our bodies are temple's for the Holy Spirit. But a lot of times when people talk about our bodies being a temple and that they need to be kept from impurities they don't consider food an "impurity". Like eating rice crispies treats everyday is an impurity. There is absolutely nothing wrong with eating a cookie every once in awhile but when you pig out its not good for you. Its something i have just been learning about recently. I thought that keeping impurities out from my body would be like not having sex before marriage or not wearing revealing clothes. Like treating my body with respect and honor. But then a friend of mine and I were talking about it and how you can't eat garbage all the time because it hurts your Temple. I happen to have a lot of trouble with eating. I eat when I'm happy, sad, mad, disturbed, stressed... etc. Not a good thing but I've always been that way. But Jesus is helping me right now to start getting my temple back to way God created it. My point in all of this is that i have challenge for you guys as well, how about we all come together and consciously think about what we put into our bodies before we do so. And also keep your mind pure too. Keep God's Word in your mind and heart and you will go amazing places!

11.06.2008

Pray

I know I have written 2 posts aready today but i live for the now and God has just laid so much on my heart right now. I just wanted people to pray. Pray for our Country, for our leaders, for our world, for our sin. Maybe (like my friend Mama Pitt said) we should plead our case before God. Maybe we should look at our sins and say, "Father, forgive us. We know we need you." I think we all need to pray like never before and i also think we should trust in the Lord. A very good verse in the Bible says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your way acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6 He will. God is faithful! He is! God never changes and He will always be there for His children but sometimes things have to happen in order for us (His children) to come to Him and know Him. So just think about it and pray!

You can not earn God's love!

There is absolutely nothing you can do to earn God's love. I've learn that first hand. I used to think and sometimes still do that there is some way that i could possibly earn what His Son did for me. What He did for all of us. Isn't it so hard to understand why God loves us? Why God would want us as His own? Well, you know why He wants YOU? Why He loves you? It's because you are SO special! You really ARE! The love God has for you is so great!! Don't you believe me? Okay fine, if you dont then here is what you can believe God's Word! Psalm 139 says, "For you created my inmost being you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." It also says in verse 17 and 18, "How precious to me are Your thoughts concerning me God. How vast is the sum of them. Were i to count them they would out number the grains of sand on the seashore." Think about that for a minute. Think of all the sand on the beach, think of how you cant pick up one single grain without getting like 30 more also. So if the Creator of the Universe thinks of you that much you better believe you are special! He has so much passion for you! God pursues you all day everyday. All God wants from you is your life and your heart. That's it. It's not a major thing. It can be hard to surrender to God but once you do your life WILL NEVER BE FILLED WITH MORE JOY EVER! Yup, for sure! Just pursue God a little bit back. All you have to do is worship, pray, and read His Word. So just love on the Lord today! Give Him a little love back. God bless!

FIRST TIME BLOGGING ON blogspot

Well this is my first blog. I've had a couple but never kept them but this I'm excited about! My main purpose in having a blog is to bring Jesus to the world. Right now we definitely need Jesus more than ever. If you don't know Jesus let me tell you a little about my Love. Well Jesus lived in flesh over 2,000 years ago. He loved you so much He died for you. Yes, think about it- He loves you so much that He chose to die for you. He was flogged, beaten and then hung on a Cross. Went through more pain than we could ever know!! But He did that all for YOU! A lot of people think that God is not a loving God. God sent His ONLY Son to die for us because He didn't want anything to separate us and Him ever again. I want you to know that I am not perfect, just forgiven. I want you to know that God's grace is fresh and new EVERY, SINGLE day!!! God doesn't look at the things man looks at, He doesn't look at your appearance, your life, or what you wear. He looks at your heart. So if you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, all you have to do is come to God with repentance in your heart and ask Him to come into your life and make you brand new, once you do that CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your a new creation! The old life is gone and the new life is here! Let's live it all out for Jesus and bring Him the praise He deserves!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!