1.30.2009

What is Real Love?

What is real love? Does anybody know? Well according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Real Love looks like this, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." But can I be real for a second? Sometimes I don't want to love people, especially the ones who have hurt me. Sometimes I want to be angry at people. But Jesus said that they will know that we are His, by our love. So what good does it do for me to hate the people around me? It doesn't do a bit of good. Why? Because a) it never helps us or them b) they probably don't even care and c) it doesn't reflect who the Father is. God wants us to Love Him and love others. If we're only loving God that's not truly loving Him because He wants us to love Him with our lives and in order to do that we must do His will. That's what it is all about is glorifying God and making an impact for Him. So I'm letting go of any false love and am going to do my best to truly love everyone regardless. We tear each other down way too much. Sometimes it's better to think of one good thing that a person you don't like has. A quality. So another thing I'm gonna do and invite you to join me, is I'm going to look for at least one good thing in every person. What about you? Will you do the same? Love ya guys!!!!!

1.29.2009

Huge 3 day sale on...

C28!!! It's a wonderful sale and I think all of ya'll should at least go to the website! :) They have some amazing Christian t-shrits for only 10$!!! If you go to www.c28.com/186708 you get 10% off your purchase (but be sure to enter the promo code at the top of the page). I can tell you personally that C28 has wonderful service and gets your t-shirt there in pretty good time. The shirts are also nice fitting. Just wanted to let you know about this amazing sale and this amazing ministry!!! love your faces!!!

This little light of mine...

Don't we serve a beautiful God!?! Beauty is in all sorts of things like...
people,
the sky,
music,
words,
The Bible,
books,
animals,
plants,
and much more. My favorite beauty from the Lord is looking at the stars. Really, I love them!! That song by Chris Tomlin- Indescribable always goes through my head when I look at the stars. You know what's so cool, is God always knows when I really need to see His beauty. So on the nights when I'm just having a rough time, I go outside and see His beautiful creations shining brightly. It refreshes me and reminds me that like those stars I must shine the Light of the Creator. Sometimes it's so easy to let the situations we face in life make our light shine very dim. But God promises that no matter how tough a situation is, He won't give us anything beyond what we can bare. So I'm gonna do my best that no matter what the situation I won't let the Light that I bare grow dim, but let it shine as brightly as possible!!! That the Love of my Savior will overflow onto the people around me. So I end this post in saying... this little light of mine, I'm gonna LET IT SHINE!! love ya'll!!!!

1.28.2009

Stand

Standing for Christ
When you stand for Christ sometimes it means giving some stuff up. I'm not gonna lie to you, it does mean giving up something for Christ. We can't continue living the way we were because that's not what God calls us to. It means that life will be hard. That people will sometimes not like you just because you live for Jesus Christ. Does that mean you should give up? To just forget about Jesus and live your own way? No way!! Because living for Christ is the most exciting, thrilling, hard, special journey that you will EVER go on. And I mean, if you run this race with endurance you get a VERY special crown at the Finish Line in Heaven! Mark 13:13 says this-
"All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved."
I don't know about you, but I want to stand firm for real!!!! But what always runs through my head is.. how? How do I stand firm everyday? Here's a few simple things you can do to stand firm.
1) Read your Bible- God cares for you so much that He spent time creating a Love Letter for you. All He wants you to do with that Love Letter is read it, live it, and share it.
2) Worship- Worship is really important because it's taking the focus off of ourselves and onto the One who really deserves it.
3) Pray- Talking to God is something very important for you to do to stand firm because it's where you just tell your Creator your heart and place your requests before Him.
4) Share your faith- Standing firm is easy when your not doing anything really, but to really put into action what you've learned you gotta share your faith. Jesus didn't say if you 'wanted' to, He commanded us to share with others the Love we have found.

Now my question to you is this- will you join me in standing firm in the faith!? I pray that you will. love ya'll!!

1.27.2009

"Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord' and do not do what I say?" Luke 6:46

I've read through Luke a few times and you know what? I've never "read" that verse before. I read it like a few weeks ago and I was like, has this verse always been there (though I know it has lol). Anways, this post is on that verse. I do my best to follow God and be obedient to Him. But I find myself doing just what Jesus said, calling Him 'Lord, Lord' and not actually being who He's called and chosen me to be. Sometimes it gets really hard. And you feel like giving up, but we can't give up on God! He's never once given up on us, so why would we do that to Him who made us? I'm really gonna try my best to actually do what He tells me to do and not just say the 'right' things. I'm not gonna say things just to please people and I'm certainly not gonna do something just to please someone.

Pleasing People...
Why should we live to please people? We shouldn't because there's no reason. Who are some of the people we try to please? Well, there's always the 'popular' crowd. We do everything we can to be cool with them and for what? Most of the time they'll love you for a week and then leave you. We need to hang out with people who love us for who we are. No matter how much cash you got, what you wear, or how you talk. We need to hang out with people who love God just as much as we do and who will call us out when we're going something that's not pleasing to God. So remember today to LIVE for God and love God and others. love u guys!!!!!!! peace <3

1.26.2009

Hopeless?

Okay, well the past few weeks has really been heck. Very hard, but God always knows when I need Him the most. And He knows when you need Him most. Are you feeling hopeless right now? Let me tell you that you can continue to hope in God because He is faithful. I don't know what God has in store for me and I don't know where He'll take me, but I so do know that God will continue to bless you and love you no matter what!!!! Don't you ever let someone tell you that your hopeless, or that "it's hopeless". Because nothing is. Our hope endures through Christ! When we feel like there is no one there for us, God is. So rest in the thought that even when the "sun isn't shining" God IS there!!!!! love ya'll!!!!!!! Oh and I got a quote for you guys...



"God nowhere tells us to give up things for the sake of giving them up. He tells us to give them up for the sake of the only thing worth having." ~Oswald Chambers

1.25.2009

Love Revolution!!!

Wouldn't it be amazing to just see a love Revolution!?! Where regardless of our differences we loved each as in fact Jesus Christ told us to do!! This week I've set a goal for myself to not get angry. Now I know I'll have my moments but that's when I'm going to drop to my knees and pray. My goal is to love people this week, so that in turn I can share Jesus with them. Sure, it's not gonna be easy but pretty much all life isn't easy. At least I know that I have a big God to lean upon. Here's questions to ask yourself if you want to join in on having a love revolution. What usually holds you back from loving someone? Answer- Hate, anger, or unforgiveness. <-Once you get the answer then you have to ask yourself these 2 questions, Have I given everything I got to God? Have I surrendered it all to Him? Because if we have then we would get past our hate and anger and let God heal those so that we can love. Matt Pitt says this, "It it worse to have 1 enemy in your heart than to have 10,000 on the battlefield." Our feelings can sometimes be the destruction of ourselves. Not always, but sometimes. I've realized that I have a bit of unforgiveness in my heart. It's not that I can't forgive it's that I can't forget, but is it really forgiving if you can't forget it? I don't think so. You may be thinking, oh my gosh I can't believe this person is telling me that they are having problems forgiving. Reread the title of my blog! :D ha So I'm gonna give God my very best from this point forward. I'm gonna give Him everything, including my feelings. So I'll leave you with this question,
are you willing to join me and give God your all? be blessed!!
love you guys!!! for real! :D

Who Are You? You are God's Child!!!

"Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God..." John 1:12

You hear everyone say this, "I wish I knew who I am." or "I'm trying to find who I am." And I decided to clue you in on who you are! #1 who you are is- You are God's Child. As you read the verse above ^ you can see that in God's Love Letter to you He says that, "You are My Child!" No matter what you do or say you will always be God's child! People can do nothing to you because YOU are God's!!! The absolute apple of His eye! So, spend some time reflecting on God today and the fact that YOU are His Daughter or Son! love ya'll! Happy Sunday!

1.24.2009

All that I am..

You can see ALL that I am. All the things that I do. But God, I want my life to please You! You see all my failures and all my mess ups. Yet even then You still love me the same. Your love never fails and never dies. No matter how old or young someone is. So to You, Lord, I place my hands to do Your will. I don't care what other people say. That my love for You is not right or my love for You is not worth it. Because my life is in Your hands and I am in Your arms. Where no matter what happens I am safe and I am loved. You have my heart.
Amen.

Joy Suckers..

Okay, we all know em', some of us are one but nonetheless we all experience someone who is what I call, 'A joy sucker'. The ones that it doesn't matter how good a day your having can absolutely ruin it in a matter of minutes, they just suck the joy right out of you. The people that you can walk up to tell them "Jesus loves you!" and don't even smile. The people who around Christmas time have a sour look on their face. Etc. But whatever, anyways I was thinking today about joy suckers and how I've been one all day. Probably cause I slept late and have many things to do and here I am blogging when I should be doing those things but that's a different story for a different time! ;) So I decided around an hour and 10 minutes ago to start my day completely over. Wipe out all the bad stuff that was bothering me and just begin again. I want my faith to be LIVED OUT not just something I do behind closed doors. My advice to any joy suckers out there is this, put a smile on your face (because Jesus loves you) and share that smile and love with everyone around you! love yawl!

1.23.2009

Random Thoughts..

Who said that in order to have a good time you have to have a boyfriend or girlfriend, or beer/drugs? I have so much fun all the time! Not that my life is always a party cause it's not, but I have a pretty good time. Most people will tell you that I am very loud which is very true. Not that I try to be it's just how God made me! So if you don't like me because I'm loud, don't get around me lol. I'm all about people embracing who God has created you to be. Some people are quiet, some people are loud, some people are meek, some people are bold. That's all good. That's how God made them. I love when people are just not afraid to be them. This post is just random thoughts that I needed to get out! ha ha! love ya'll!!!! peace!

The Lord has been..

teaching my so much! I've had so many different things going on in my heart. So here's what the Lord has been teaching me.
Number 1:
God has been teaching me about how I start my day. You know I didn't really think about it until now but God told me that the way I start my day is extremely important. If I start my day off getting up and getting on the Internet it usually isn't that great of a day, but if I get up in the morning and worship and spend time with Jesus I usually have a wonderful day! So tip to you is to make sure to put God first and it helps a ton if you get up in the morning and spend time with Him.

Number 2:
Well, the past few days I've been needing some encouragement. I was hoping for someone to build me up and make me feel good and then the Lord was telling me, "All the encouragement you need can and will come from Me." Thinking about that I realized that Jesus is all I need. I don't need encouragement from other people. Feeling as though my affirmation should come from people when actually it should come only from God!

Number 3:
I've been really longing to visit some place. Like another state and just meet new people. I love meeting new people and getting to know them and their personality because it always shows me yet another part of God's personality. But anyways.. I was God, I really want to go somewhere. Then I was reading my Bible and went to Psalm 37:4 which says, "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." So maybe I won't get a chance this year to go to another state but if I am just content with the Lord and His will for me now, He may send me to another place in the future. I just need to be content where He has me now. Not always thinking about something "better". So my challenge to you is to be content with where the Lord has you and delight yourself in Him cause He will always know what is BEST for you!!!

Be blessed! love you guys!

1.22.2009

It's too hard..

It's too hard...
Ever had that running through your mind over and over and over and...? Buddy, I have. It gets hard sometimes doesn't it? It's get to points before where you think you'll never make it. Do you know that at that exact point God is about to do something amazing? That's what gives me hope. You may be thinking, ha, you wish you knew how it feels. You wish you could give me hope, but you can't. No one can. I've been there before. And your right if your thinking that because I can't help you, only God can help and heal people's hearts. I've had my times where I have no clue where to turn. My purpose in posting this is to give any one who needs a boost hope. God has SO much in store for you! And He longs to share with you all that He has in store. Jimmy Needham said this in an interview somewhere,(not the exact words)
"Sometimes God has to break you in order for you to be used. So I say God, break me so I can be used." I can't tell you why certain things happen. But I can tell you that God really does love you! We all have been dealt bad cards at times but I know for an absolute fact that God has a purpose in everything and not matter how hard it can be God will help you get through it! Life is scary. Things happen that scare the heck out of me and stuff goes on that I'm like, hey God, are you still here with me? Cause seriously I don't think I can go through this. The important thing to remember is we never walk alone, and when we can't feel God, He's still there. This may all sound really lame-o but it all goes down to this- you just gotta have faith. Here's a very good poem and I think it sums it up very well..

Footprints in The Sand
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other belonging to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his
life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life. This
really bothered him and he questioned
the Lord about it:

"LORD, You said that once I decided to follow
You, You'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed You most
You would leave me."

The LORD replied:
"My precious child,
I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

Remember this! BE BLESSED! I love you alllllll!!!!!

Right now...

I am trying to find my true self. God has been teaching me a lot lately and I've been wanting so bad to find His path for me. I'm not really sure what it is. I know that God will show me His plan when ready it's just I'm not patient and I want to know now. Ha I mean life is scary as heck and it's painful at times, but God brings us through it. It's like... I'm tired of trying to be what other people want me to be. I don't want to do what's "expected" of me. I just want to be who God has called me to be. There's a quote I read by Rob Bell which is really good. He said this-
"May you do the hard work of the soul to discover your true self. May you find your unique path, the one God has for you. And in the process, may you find yourself comfortable in your own skin."
I want to find that unique path God has for me. Don't you? So it's time that I forget the opinions of everybody else and just be me. Just be the person God wants me to. So the year hasn't gotten too far ahead so I have a year long challenge to you:
BE THE PERSON GOD CREATED YOU TO BE NO MATTER WHAT THE REST OF THE WORLD SAYS.
It will be worth it. love, love, love you ALL!!!!!


1.21.2009

It's Time to Make a DIFFERENCE!!

It is so time to make a difference! Thinking about the stuff in the world that just gets accepted, it's wrong and someone needs to do something about it. God has called to be a voice and make an impact for His Kingdom and I am so tired of just sitting around not doing anything about it. God has a huge calling on each one of our lives. I'm not going to not accept His calling because it's greater than anything I could ever want or dream. If we were meant to not make an a difference we wouldn't have been created because what is something that has no purpose? I'm ready and willing to take a stand. I'm ready to be a voice not an echo to what the world says. My question and challenge to you is this, Will you stand with me? Will you be a voice for the voiceless? Will you speak what God tells you to? I always keep this in mind, to see a change in the world YOU must be the CHANGE that you want to see. If you choose to accept this challenge then let's pray shall we?

Father,

We want to be a change in the world. We want to make an impact and mark history for You, Lord. I pray you give us the strength we need to be that change and to stand up for You and the voiceless. Use us, God, as You will. Thank you Lord God! We love you so much!

Amen



BE BLESSED!!

Found an amazing...

Found an amazing site today. It is an amazing thing going on tomorrow and it's taking a stand on life! It's incredible. Most of us won't be able to go to DC but we can pray for them. Heres the link if you wanna check out the website which I highly recommend ->http://www.neversilencelife.com be blessed!

REMEMBER THIS- CHRIST DIED FOR YOU, SO WHY DON'T YOU LIVE FOR HIM?!

1.20.2009

Some verses...

that I read yesterday and wanted to post.

James 1:2-4, 12:-16
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

Don't be deceived, my dear brothers."

1 Corinthians 10:12-13
"So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."

Luke 6:46
"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?"

Inauguration Tuesday

Well, today is something that is marking history. Inauguration going down today. And I've been thinking about it. People are freaking out over different things and some are showing disrespect to past Presidents. Regardless of your party whether your Republican or Democratic we all are made by the same God. You may or may not agree with President Obama but we still need to pray for him. Leading the country is not easy regardless of who you are. I will pray for him to the best of my ability and I ask you to do the same. We are all on the same team. Whether that be meaning team USA or on the Jesus team. We don't need fighting with each other during the race. We may not agree with the things some of us say (we're all entitled to our opinions) but God wants us to love each other ever the same. It's our job as Christians to set an example of who Christ is and taking the courage to swallow our pride and forget our differences and love each other truly. This is just a thought... God bless you!

1.19.2009

A Prayer

Hello Lord,
My love be lifted high to You.
My entire world be lifted high to You.
I am not afraid to run after Your calling for my life.
My purpose is only found in You.
I am satisfied only by my King.
So I've searched many years for something really satisfies me.
But I didn't know that it was You all along.
I spent awhile looking, when the One was right in front of me.
I was blind to what was there. But now, Lord, I see you!
I see that there is nothing but You that can satisfy.
Now I will tell the world Who I've found.
The Love of my life.

What is the Purpose?

What is the purpose of my blog?
That question is what I've been asking myself. I want to make sure my heart is in the right place. Sure having people comment and stuff is great and makes me feel good, but that's not the purpose of my blog. This blog is for God's glory and the core purpose is to save souls through it. If that means that no one comments that's fine. As long as I know that this is something pleasing to the Lord then that is what really matters! So from this point forward this blog is dedicated to the Father. If you want to comment on here that's fine, but it's not the purpose of this blog. God bless you majorly!

He Made Me Different

God- He made me different. I'm not like everybody else. Never have been and don't want to be. In fact, God made each one of us different! He made us not of this world! Holy and blameless. But somewhere along the way we lost what God made us. We lost what He intended for us to be. My goal is to help others find their way back to the "default" that God set for them. See what other people see is not what God sees. People don't see the integrity you have, like God does. People don't see the future He has planned for you. Why do we try so hard to be like the other people around us? Why are we afraid of being different? Let me tell you, God loves it when we embrace the way He created us instead of saying,
"Oh God, why did you make me so fat?"
"Father, why did you make me so small?"
"Lord, why did you make me so stupid?"
Those are just some of the complaints. But there are many others. I've decided that no matter how I feel of myself I'm going to accept God's truth and believe it. You should too! Because God has many many things planned through you and though you may not be able to see that God can, He sees your potential. So when other people tell you that you can't do something forget what they say and remember what God says! He loves you! peace~

1.18.2009

Lord, I give my hands to You.
They are for Your glory.
I don't have much to offer except for my life.
I am ready to do Your will.
I am willing to go for You.
My soul pants for You!
My heart has a deep thirst for You, God.
No one can satisfy it except for You!
Not a person in this world can quench my longing.
Father, here is my heart.
It is Yours.
Amen

Idols?

A simple thing that I've been thinking about is this... why do we hold human beings like us so high? For instance, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers have millions of kids who go absolutely crazy over them. Yet when we talk about Jesus Christ being the Son of God and dying for us all people aren't in awe of that. Why do we give fame to people? I will tell you right now that I hold only Jesus Christ high! If your in a movie, that's wonderful! But if you think that I'm going to treat you any differently than a friend, that's not gonna happen. You won't see me screaming over a person who's in a movie or in the music biz or in sports. I think it's great when you see different people standing up for Christ! Anyone who stands for Christ Jesus whether your in a movie or in school I think that's great! But God commands us not to create for ourselves any other god but Him. When you plaster your wall with some person that's making for yourself a god. Not pointing the finger or anything because I used to have one person in particular that I thought was the best thing that's ever walked the earth but then I met Jesus Christ and He turned my entire viewpoint around!!! So just remember that we serve a GIANT God who loves!! I'm not saying that people who sing or are in movies are bad because they probably aren't. I'm saying that even they don't want to be held on a pedestal.

fun post...

Was thinking about posting this and decided to.. I have a question for ya,

What do you do in your spare time? You can have 1 or 10 different things. I just wanna know what you do! :D
Mine would be listen to music, sing, read, write, or blog.

Remember that in everything you do, do it unto the Lord!

1.17.2009

The Reason I Sing

Since I was little I've always loved singing. It's always been a passion of mine. Wether I can sing or not.. well, I'm not really sure. ha ha But used to I would dream of standing in front of millions of people and singing my heart out. When I met Jesus pretty much all that changed! My heart loves to sing, but not for people.. for Jesus Christ! I really just love putting on a worship song and singing to Him. It's my passion now. Everyone has a unique way of showing the Lord your love for Him. My ways would be by my life/actions and then it would be singing a new song of praise to Him. It's like incredible things happen when I worship. I desire worshipping God with all me. I love just closing my eyes, lifting my hands and saying God, I surrender my all to You! So this post is to tell you- find your unique way of showing your love to the King and then do it! He loves it when you love on Him. And He loves you!! Pretty much all life comes down to the fact that God loves you so much!!!!! be blessed!!

1.16.2009

It Can Only Be A MIRACLE


Well, if you've seen the news you probably know about this story but I'm posting something about it anyway. LOL Yesterday a plane landed into the Hudson. Everyone on the plane got off safely.What a wonderful thing! So it is only by God's faithful hand that this plane didn't explode from the fact that the pilot didn't have time to empty fuel and it's amazing as well that the plane didn't break in half because of impact. This is amazing! Aside from the fact that this is a miracle it also provided a time for people to see the beauty in humanity. It is so nice to see people coming together and helping one another. White, Black, Mexican... it doesn't matter what your race is- all these people just coming together the way God longs to see it. Just wanted to post on it! God Bless you today!!!

1.15.2009

Wow..

I am on my knees in God's faithfulness. The past few weeks have been rough and trying. I've had the question in my head if the things I need to be blessed with will ever happen. But I serve a BIG, INCREDIBLE, AMAZING God and I will NOT let that stinky devil mess with me. Ya know sometimes I don't like it when it gets quiet because the enemy always gets at me. When it's quiet I start thinking (which isn't always a good thing lol) and the enemy tells me stuff like this...
God's not gonna help you.
You've come as far as your gonna come.
Your not gonna make it.
That thing so and so is true. Your a failure.
You'll never become anything.
Why would God use you?
These things become so strong sometimes that ya know.. you start believing them. Then the TRUTH God has placed in His love letter to us feels "unimportant". But the Word is the most powerful thing that God has given us. And satan knows that. That's why he does his best to keep us from reading because he knows the minute we start getting involved with the Word of God we'll begin to know our TRUE identity. We'll begin to know that we are the Apple of God's eye and that He loves us beyond anything!!!!!!! Let me just tell you that if satan is yapping in your ear don't believe what he says for a second!!! Let God whiper His truth into your ear. And this time you can BELIEVE it because it's TRUE!!!!! You are so special!!! Don't EVER forget it! The King of kings is enthralled by your beauty!! be blessed!!

1.14.2009

Had to post this...

I've posted a bit today but I have to post what the Lord has been teaching me! If you read Nehemiah 3 and 4 you'll find out that God have Nehemiah the task of rebuilding a stone wall around Jerusalem. But he didn't have much of the supplies that he needed or the people. He was very short on people actually and many people told him that he can't do it. Goes to show what a big God we serve! In Nehemiah 6 these 2 guys Sanballah and Tobiah were basically talking smack to Nehemiah telling him that there is no way in the world that he can rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. But Nehemiah kept God is focus and ended up completeing the task just as God has told him he would. But the only reason he was able to was because he kept trusting in the Lord and he knew he served a MIGHTY God!!! As Children of the Most High our job is to trust the Lord with everything inside of us so that we don't lose sight of how BIG a God we have! When we start dwelling on things that aren't going exactly the way we hoped, we forget that we can trust God! He says in Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.." So today just rest in the hope and peace that God has got your back and there is no need to listen to people who say that you "can't" do something because through God, we CAN do ALL things!!!!!! be blessed!

A reminder to you..

That you belong to the Lord!!!!!!!

Psalm 24:1
"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world and ALL who live in it."

Don't let anyone tell you that your not special because you ARE!!! When you are God's there is nothing more special than that!!!!! Don't forget it!! peace!

Running the Race Alone? NO!

"They will proclaim His righteousness to a people yet unborn- for He as done it." Psalm 22:31

I am so excited that God is rising up a people who is unashamed and unafraid for Him. I'm getting to see people every week have a fire ignited inside of them and getting radical for Jesus Christ! It's a powerful thing! It's the most amazing, special moment when someones gives their life over to Jesus!! It's spectacular!!! I love seeing or hearing people on the internet, radio, tv.. who are just loving Jesus and sharing the love! It reminds me that I am not alone in this race but that I have brothers and sisters who are willing to stand for Jesus as well. Really this post is just to remind you of 2 things:
1) Don't forget that your not alone. Jesus is there and God has also supplied each of us with a brother or sister to stand with. and...
2) Don't be afraid to stand up for the cause of Christ! At the end of the finish you'll get a reward!!! :D

be blessed~

Fully Alive?

So.. John 10:10 is probably one of the best ministering verse's ever. Tons of Truth in it! To refresh your memory John 10:10 says this,
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and have it to the full."
Which leads me to ask this question.. Are you fully alive? You know satan does absolutely EVERYTHING he possibly can to keep you from that abundant life Jesus wants us to have. He trys to take as many hits to us and he can thinking that we'll give up on living for Christ. A lot of times we do.. but the thing to remember is to go ONE more round because we can do the impossible through Jesus! So many people believe that being fully alive is having the latest car, making as much money as possible, having the picture perfect family, getting a big house, getting the best job.. but none of that satisfies and none of that is the abundant life Jesus is talking about. Sure, all that stuff is good and cool and there is nothing wrong with it but if that's all you have in your life then somethings missing.. or rather Someone. Jesus will bless you when you hand everything.. your dreams, hopes, love, life- over to Him. The abundant life begins when you ask Jesus into your life. I hope that you will (if you haven't already). The life you will have when Jesus comes into your life will mess you up it's AWESOME!!! God bless you!

1.13.2009

Trust in the Lord

Well, the Lord placed it on my heart with all the worries that people are having right to talk about the simple yet hard topic of... trusting in the Lord. It really is a simple thing to do... but when you can't see the God above you it can be a bit tricky. The Lord has many things for us if we just trust in Him. Sure, there are things that can be troubling depending on the situation but nothing is impossible with God! Not at all! Right now it seems everyone is freaking out about the President and the stock market and all these things but there is no need to worry because God is in control of the world! I worry sometimes but then the Lord reminds me that there is nothing to worry about. Psalm 25:1-2 says, "O Lord, I give my life to You. I trust in You, my God!..." This should be us. We should say this to the Lord each day. Another wonderful verse is this, Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all Your heart and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take." We can trust in the Almighty God! We can serve whole-heartily and not worry about anything!!!!!! Let your attitude today reflect that. You know if you attitude stinks your heart probably will too. I would know from experience (before Jesus) and sometimes you gotta tell the Lord to check out your heart ever- so often so that if somehow a stinky attitude has come back He can make it beautiful. So be blessed in knowing that no matter what your situation is God is FAITHFUL! By the way, I know this as well because I have been in many trying situations and God has NEVER let me down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! peace

1.12.2009

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Oh God,
my heart thirsts for You. This hunger for You cannot be quenched! I love you more than life! God, I depend on You! With my who entire heart, soul, mind, stength... my LIFE- I live for You. Every day I face giants but You overthrow them! You protect me! I will run this race of being a Christian with strong faith and perserverance! I run to You each day at Your feet in need of stength and love and You give it to me. All this in just saying to You, Lord......
THANK YOU, O GOD, FOR YOUR NEVER FAILING WAYS!!!!!

To Be Beautiful..

This a womans longing. You know us ladies just really want to be beautiful in someones eyes. We want someone to be taken with us. That we walk into the room someone is just amazed at us. And you know us girls will look for that love in every place that we can. We find it in different things like... number 1: guys, or food, or in clothes, even in music or people. But you know what? Even before we were born there was Someone who has ALWAYS been taken with us! He's always loved the way we look, talk, and basically ARE! That's what blows my mind! Oh you wanna know who it?! It's GOD!! Yup, He loves you with all His heart and all He wants is for you to love Him back! For you to look at Him in the morning with an open heart ready for what He has for the upcoming day. So for all you ladies out there remember that Jesus Christ loves you with everything in side of Him!!!!!!!!!!! be blessed! and Happy Monday~!

1.11.2009

Another fun post...

Well, I'm in a very creative mood right now and so here is a fun question I want to ask.. what do you do when your creative? Mine? It usually depends.. I like decorating. So I draw or decorate my binder (which is also my journal ha ha) Remember that the reason we are creative is because God is! be blessed!

Verses...

I read these verses yesterday and wanted to post them.. so here they are:
Psalm 4:3
"Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for Himself;
the Lord will hear when I call to Him."

Psalm 5:7
But I, by Your great mercy will come into Your house;
in reverence will I bow down toward Your holy temple."

Slow Down Time...

Well, like many other people I know it seems I have been busy, busy, busy. Not really with going anywhere just with things that need to be done like... clean, write, read, etc. But today is Sunday. The day that the Lord set aside for us to rest in Him. "By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested from all His work." Genesis 2:2 Today is a great day to sit with the Lord and love on Him as He loves on you. Today is a good day to curl up with a good book.. just you and Jesus and family. Today is a good day to journal. I always find Sunday's really great days to journal because its a fresh week starting and a good time to let every thing (since its the day of rest) out so that the week isn't affected by bottled up emotions. Be Blessed~

1.10.2009

Knows me better than I know myself

Oh my goh!! God knows me SO much better than I know myself! He knows my true desires and dreams. He knows things that I don't know I want. He places people in my life that I sometimes wonder why are in my life and then He shows me the reason. God has given me quite a few friends.. but there is only like 2 that I trust with every thing inside of me. They know who they are! ;) God knows absolutely EVERYTHING about me. He knows all those silly, stupid, crazy secrets I have that I don't tell anyone. He knows how to put a smile on my face when no one else can. He knows how to place a peace inside of me like no other. He knows how to calm me down when I'm about to go out of my mind. It's crazy and then again it's not! I'm just like amazed at my amazing Savior!!! No one in the entire world can make my heart fell the way it feels when I'm with Him. Only people who have had an encounter with God can know this feeling I'm talking about. But if you want to feel all these things all you gotta do is pray the prayer on the side of my blog ~> and begin letting God change you from the inside out! peace

1.09.2009

My goal for the year is...

drum roll please.... TO BE AS EXTREME AS I CAN FOR CHRIST!!! Seriously, my goal is to not be afraid to tell the entire world who my King is and to not be afraid to say no to something (even if its the most popular thing) too much time is spent being afraid! I know that this year God is gonna help me through every challenge I may face and no matter how hard it may be in the end there will be a reward! You know last night (it was like 12 but I like think that's night! lol) I was looking up at the sky because the moon and stars were so GORGEOUS and I was just telling God how beautiful His creation is and then it hit me, God is a MARVELOUS GOD and can do anything and I have absolutely nothing to be scared of because He will ALWAYS take care of me!!! So I'm not scared to speak openly about my God and His great love!!!! If you don't like it.. well I'm not gonna apologize for loving Jesus and sharing His love!! peace

1.08.2009

Fun post..

Thought i'd post just something thats kinda fun so here is a question:
What are some of your favortie artists or bands?
Mine are Hillsong United, Hillsong, Barlowgirl, and Manifest, Decyfer Down, Skillet, Leah Faith, Deperation Band, Inhabited, Addison Road, Fireflight, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Kellie Pickler, David Crowder Band, Family Force 5, Casting Crowns... many more lol
God bless YOU!!!

Brand New Day

There is a song by Fireflight (the lyrics are below) that is called: Brand New Day.
I think it fits well since its the first of the year. Each day is a brand new day! God's
amazing grace is never run out. Every day He has more grace to pour out onto His
children. God is so crazy in love with us its not even funny. But do you know that sometimes
we get to busy that we lose sight of God and it sorta goes like this,
i really need to read my Bible... eh but my favorite show comes on
at this time.. but i need God... but He'll understand.
11:00 pm at night
oh my gosh! I can't believe that I put God off. I didn't read my Bible
or worship or pray and now I'm too tired.
Ever notice that when you procrastinate about spending time with God
it usually doesn't get done? I'm reading this book called Captivating (highly suggest to
ANYONE!!) and last night I was reading.. God longs to be loved. It's part of God's heart.
He doesn't want us putting Him off. The Bible tells us that our God is a jealous God and that is rightfully so because He doesn't ask much of us except for our lives! But so what if you didn't read the Word yesterday because TODAY is a BRAND NEW day! Today you can start reading your Bible and spending amazing time with the Lord. That's what He longs for and when you do you'll be blessed by it!!!!! peace <3

1.06.2009

True Worship

John 4:23-24,
"But the time is coming- indeed it's here now-
when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and
in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.
For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship
in spirit and in truth."

Let's worship God today like the Awesome God He is. Let's spend some time loving on Him and surrendering our all to Him. So that we are -in fact, worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth! God Bless!!!

My Heart to Yours

I have nothing to offer You except for my life. I am a sinner. I fail everyday. Its only by Your amazing grace that I am saved. I'm not a speaker that I could bring other people to You. That's only by Your power that anyone would get saved because of something Ive said. I lay myself down at Your cross. Holding absolutely nothing back. Holding tight to Your hands and humbleing myself before You. I do not choose to be a people pleaser. Too much time is spent trying to please others. No, I choose to be... a world changer! A city shaker! A bondage breaker!
A passionate person about God who will not back down. I don't care if I'm popular, God. As long You love me.. which is forever! Thank You for always seeing the real me. For always putting full attention on me. I can't ever thank You enough! i love You!!!!!!!
Amen.

1.05.2009

Survival Mode?

Are you living in survival mode? You know, where you settle for only what you MUST. Settling for less than what God has for you. That's probably one of the worst things. Settling for something smaller than what God has. God doesn't intend for us to simply live in survival mode. He wants us to hope, and to dream. God dreams BIG dreams for you! He has a plan in absolutely everything! These past few weeks I've felt as though I've been living in the survival mode. Everything just sort of piles up and it's like.. well your kinda crawling. But God told me that He doesn't want me doing anything on my own, that He's by my side every step of the way and always will be. He told me that I shouldn't just "settle" but that I should go after what He has for me... what ever it may be. So this post is to give hope to any one who might be in survival mode. Let God help you! Let Him love on you, because His love is like none other!!! Remember the words of John 10:10 ,
"..I (Jesus) have come so that you can have life, and have ABUNDANTLY."

1.02.2009

Do the impossible!

So I was just thinking about how we do serve the God of the impossible!!!
So then why do we settle for only the possible?
Since we serve a God of the impossible, why don't we choose to strive to do (through God) the impossible? WE CAN!!
I want to make it my mission this year to do the impossible. I'm not sure if your like me but I just love to prove people wrong. I know, maybe that's a bad thing, but I don't like it when people want to make it look like they've got my life all figured out. I've had people tell me all kinds of things as to how I would be grown up. I like thinking that through Christ I can do the impossible. You know, the one thing someone says is IMPOSSIBLE and then God makes it possible?!! That makes me smile. I just love how God does all these things people think can't be done. So I got a challenge for you- how about this year strive for the impossible?! We can all join together and unite for Christ!!! let's go crazy for Him!!!!!!! peace <3

The LIES

Okay I am SO tired of the LIES satan tells all of us.
I'm really tired of him messing us up. Here are some of the lies he tells us:
Girls- You aren't pretty enough.
Stopping right there, I've seen way too many magazines today. The pictures of women.. all the makeup and unattainable outfits and quote "style". All the super skinny people. Some people are created that way which is fine. But when I look at the "models" who are basically starving themselves.. well it's really sad. I've enough of all the attainable "beauty". I've done a post before on how we as ladies are princess' of God, but seriously... YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and you don't need to let anyone tell you any different!! okay.. going on lol..
You're not good enough.
You aren't smart enough.
No one wants to listen to you.
No one really likes you.
Your unlovable.
Your stupid.

The list goes on. The enemy only wants to make you believe these things so that you don't believe God. You get to the point where you hate yourself because of all the lies. I know, I've been there. I've been at points in my life where it was so dark I didn't know what to do. The point where you feel you've fallen way to hard and there is absolutely no way to get back up. But I serve a God of the impossible!!! I serve a God who can do absolutely ANYTHING. When I felt like there was no way out God's light was RIGHT THERE. Always! Wet her it was a service at church or a song on the radio. God would speak to me. The devil only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But let me tell you... he can't destroy or kill who God is! He can't take away your TRUE identity. YOU ARE THE APPLE OF GOD'S EYE!! HE LOVES YOU MORE THAN YOU WOULD EVER KNOW. HE KNOWS YOUR POTENTIAL, HE KNOWS YOUR SMART, HE KNOWS YOU HAVE INTEGRITY. I really wanted to let you know that. be blessed!

1.01.2009

I stand Amazed

I stand amazed at my Lord. You know, God IS an AWESOME God!!!!
My G-O-D is B-I-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I look around and just see all these amazing people of Him. I look around at The Basement and about go to tears just seeing all the people there who are coming because they are thirsty for the Lord. I serve an INDESCRIBABLE God!!! I just HAD to get this out!!! Really short post but I just wanted to tell the world about our Big God!!!! He loves you!!!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Hello peoples!!!
Happy New Year!!
I absolutely love the new year. Just the fact of knowing that you can have a brand new start. Well, I am looking forward to this year of bringing others to Christ,
of seeing more people become desperate for Him,
on loving every one around me,
and of course writing more posts on my blog!! haha Hope every one has a blessed day!!!!!!!!!