2.28.2009

Ashamed?

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.." Romans 1:16

Well, the past 24 hours has been not stop rain and thunder and lightening. Let me tell you, when it comes to storms I'm fine, until it messes up my life! lol When I can't do anything, that makes me mad. So I sat around the house for hours yesterday. But it wasn't completely unproductive because I was able to finish reading a book (more on that later). But as I was sitting there I was thinking about the above verse in Romans. It seems everyone is ashamed of Jesus. Mostly from the "it may offend someone" mindset. I mean we all have our fears but let me tell you that I will not apologize for being passionate about Jesus Christ. Sometimes we hope someone will see Him in us (which is great) and that they will come up to us and say, hey why are you so happy or whatever and we'll be able to to tell them about God. But some people are shy and won't do that but they need Jesus too, so it's up to us as Christians to be bold and courageous and share His love. You know what, everyone in the world is looking and searching for something or someone to believe in. I want to do my ABSOLUTE BEST to point them to the One who can satisfy all their cravings. Sometimes I'm not so sure I do such a good job. But God is so faithful and He will always direct our paths to someone who needs Him. So we can trust Him. I want to encourage you that if you don't know Jesus and His love for you please, comment on my blog so I can talk with you about Him. Jesus Christ will absolutely change your life and revolutionize who you are!!!! He can restore you and heal you from everything in your life. Gosh, if you could know how much He loves you it would blow your mind away! I want EVERYONE who reads this to remember that JESUS LOVES YOU WITH ALL HIS HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! be blessed, love y'all!


2.26.2009

You Make Time for the Things you love....

Well, I spent the past couple minutes trying to figure out what to blog on and then I thought of it... we make time for the things we love. Don't we? Yeah we do. This is just gonna be totally honest. NOTE: to any of you "holier-than-thous" out there, this post may shock you!

Sometimes when I get up in the morning I don't "feel" like spending time with Jesus. Gosh, i love Jesus Christ with all my heart but sometimes I wanna watch tv. So I watch an episode of CSI NY and... then another... and then another... and so on. Next thing I know the day is gone and i haven't spent any time with my Savior. And that makes me mad. The enemy is very good at what he does and he is very tricky. God doesn't ask us for anything but our lives and time. That's not alot considering what we deserve. So when we don't take time to spend time with Him it hurts Him. I don't want to hurt Him at all. So I was thinking about how to prevent this and instead I thought of something that I hear alot at church, you make time for the things you love. If you truly love Jesus then you will make time for Him. So it was painful to think about this but I decided that in order to have everything in my life balanced I need to start my day off right and that is by spending time with my Lover, Jesus Christ! I wanted to share this with you, not to point the finger but to say that we all get off track sometimes and we all are imperfect. But God's grace is sufficient and when we fall He picks us right back up and says, "it's okay my Child, just keep going. It's all forgiven." So just remember today to take time to make time for Jesus!! I love you guys!!!

2.25.2009

HE LIKES ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No, it's not a boy. This may sound weird or silly but I just learned this so I am sharing it! Sure, Jesus loves us and that is AWESOME!!!! But guess what? Jesus actually LIKES us! That's what all people want is to be liked. Jesus likes us "as is". He will never ditch us because we don't wear the latest fads or talk in the latest words. Jesus likes you for YOU! He likes us whether we are the coolest, most popular person, or have the most friends or if we're the healthiest person. So just a reminder to you don't forget that JESUS LIKES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The other thing I want to post on is.....

LABELS:
Everyone has a label. You've got Christian (which is my label) and emo, punk, preppy, jock, nerd, stay-at-home-mom, cheerleader.. etc. But when I woke up this morning something popped into my head, "I don't wanna be labeled." The only label I will claim is that I am Jesus'. Everything else will not be labeled upon me. Why let someone put you in a group? You've heard people tell each other to "think outside the box" so why do we stay inside the box? Don't let people decided who you are right away. The only thing that is truly important for people to see is that you love Jesus and others. Don't label yourself and don't let other people do so either. l o v e y' a l l!!!!!

2.24.2009

Death by Desires

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

What is up with desires? Well, everywhere I have looked I have seen things about desires and so I though what better thing to do then to address this and post something on it. After all, there are too many people out there who are afraid to talk about certain things because it may be "uncomfortable". I guess the first to find out is what do we desire? Some of us desire...
a boyfriend/girlfriend or a wife or husband,
to be in the spotlight,
to be loved deeply,
to be a "STAR",
to be skinny,
to be beautiful,
to be a jock,
to be alone,
to make lots of money,
to travel,
to be a... whatever. There are so many desires we have (many that I didn't even mention). None the less we can't just ignore them. We need to bring them out in the open and deal with them. Not all desires are bad, but some of them are very dangerous. If you desire a man or a lady that's okay, but it's why you desire him or her that can be dangerous. If you desire a car that's okay, but if you want it more than you really should that can be dangerous. If you want to be skinny that's fine, but if you go to great measures to achieve that healthy body that can be dangerous. There are so many desires out there and so many things for us to fall into. We just need to make sure that we listen to the Holy Spirit when he tugs at us to stop before we get into something that won't honor God. That's really what its all about. None of us are perfect and none of us will ever be but we can do our best not to fail God. Today let's take a look at our desires the things that we want really bad and take them to the Cross to make sure that it is in best interest of our relationship with Jesus! love y'all!!!

2.23.2009

A Truth Revealed

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
2 Corinthians 5:17

Well, what is one thing that holds me and many other people back from being the incredible people God has called us to be? The past, that's what!! Everyone is held back by it I think. That is until you get set free from it! 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that we are a NEW creation when we accept Jesus Christ into our lives. God tells us in His Word that He has already forgotten all our sin once we ask for forgiveness, so why is it so hard for us to do the same whether it be for ourselves or with someone else? Probably one of the most misunderstood things in the world is being a "new creation." because the world will always bring up the past even when it has been forgiven. God doesn't want us holding on to our past. And He doesn't want us holding on to each others pasts either. Paul didn't hold on to his past because he knew that in Christ he was completely forgiven and didn't need to hold on to something that was already forgotten! So I pray today that you don't hold onto the past sins because you are forgiven! I pray you find the new creation God has made you and find the new potential He gives along with it! I leave you with a question, will you let your past make you a villain or victor?
love ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless~

2.22.2009

Get Your Armor On!

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:10-17

The past few days I have been learning about the armor of God and how important it is that we put it on everyday. Now this can be a bit confusing (as it was for me to when I first heard about the armor of God a few years ago) because it's like, how in the world do I put on "imaginary" armor. But in fact it isn't imaginary and it is very much necessary. Here's what we need the armor of God for... The Belt of Truth- to be able to see what is false. The Breastplate of Righteousness- to be holy and righteous people for God. The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace- to keep our feet from walking in the wrong path. The Shield of Faith- to protect our bodies from the sin that will eventually kill us. The Helmet of Salvation- to keep our heads from being hit by things we don't need in them. The Sword of the Spirit (which is the Word of God)- God took the time to give us His Word for a reason, so that we would be able to cling tightly to His truth!!!

All of His armor is important so this week as you go about from place to place make sure that you have on your armor as I will too. May you be richly blessed this week!!! Love you guys!!!!!

2.21.2009

It Takes Effort

So, God has been revealing some pretty amazing things to me. But the main thing has been about relationships... mainly mine with Him. Okay think about relationships with me for a sec. When your in one you are happy (usually), excited, and LOVE spending time with that person. Now if your serious then you will put effort into that relationship. Usually you don't slack off. Then why is it when we have a relationship with Jesus we just put in as little effort as possible? Well, not all of this do this and certainly not all the time, but we all have our moments where we slack off (which is normal in any relationship), but sometimes once we slack off a little bit we just keep putting in less and less effort. Basically the purpose of this post is just that in your relationship with Jesus Christ don't slack off on Him, because He puts SO much effort into us and we can do the same. love yawl!

2.20.2009

This may step on some toes... oh well!

Here are some things that I have heard many people say before:

"God is not a loving God, if He were bad things wouldn't happen."

"God cannot exist. It's not possible."

"There is no evidence that there was a Son of God."

"I don't live for God, because i don't wanna be wrong in the end. "

"Christians are so mean, they tell people that if they don't believe in God then they'll go to Hell."

It's really sad some of the reasons people give for not believing in God. Alot of the reasons are ridiculous, some are a bit understandable.None the less there is a God in Heaven who loves you. I've read a ton of reasons. I've met people who have been atheists. You know, I'm not judging anyone who may not believe in God- that's your personal choice. But I do have something for anyone who doesn't believe in Him to think about.

Here's the thing... if you wanna believe there is no God then there is a 50/50 chance that your right or that your wrong. 50% chance that there is no God that the whole world is just an accident and freak of nature. So no need to think about Heaven or anything like that because it won't exist. But there is a 50% chance that there is a God (and yes there is) and that He created you for a mighty purpose and to live for Him. So where does that leave us? Well, you can choose to live for the Living God and in the end if your right and there is no God what problem do you have? The fact that you lived a wonderful life full of love and forgiveness? But what if there is? If you were to meet Jesus Christ face to face right now, would you be in Heaven or in Hell?

I struggled with whether to post this or not because I didn't want to "offend" anyone or make someone angry. But there is no such thing as a feel good message all the time. Jesus told us that we would have to take up our Cross daily. So if God wants me to post this, then I will walk in obedience and do so. To anyone who has been thinking of believing in God but then really is sure, let me just challenge you to something:

Live it all out for Jesus Christ (and I mean really live it all for Him) and if your life isn't changed then you can go about doing your own thing. But let me tell you, once you have an encounter with Jesus you won't want to live for yourself anymore because you will have the void in your heart filled. My prayer is that you learn that God
loves
YOU
like
crazy~!!!!!!!

Be truly blessed!

2.19.2009

The Comfort Zone

Yesterday, I was sitting around being lazy and guess what? Jesus spoke something to me! Well, i tend to be really lazy which isn't really good, but God is working with me on this. Any who, so I was thinking...

Gosh, I wanna do something big for God.

So, God said this- "If you wanna do something big for Me you gotta get out of your comfort zone." It hit me pretty hard because sometimes it's just really easy to be in my little nest of comfort and never venture out to the world because it can be uncomfortable. To be honest, I'm not really sure how to get out of my comfort zone. I guess I gotta pray about it that God would guide me and give me wisdom. Cause I am really in need of some! lol My challenge to you and to myself is dare to step out and be bold and get out of your comfort

Joshua 1:9 says,
"Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

What holds us back from changing lives, making an impact, and being radical for God? Fear. And where does that fear come from? Being out of our comfort zone. But if we don't ever get out of our comfort zone we won't ever do anything big for Christ because sometimes we're not gonna be familiar with something, but when we get out of our comfort zone we have no need to fear because God told us that He will be with us WHEREVER we go!!! So my prayer to anyone who reads is that they will be more bold for Christ and that they will have a new step in their walk! love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2.18.2009

Seaglass and Sin

Hello peoples! Well, I got a cool thing that God showed me. Sunday I was watching the Travel Channel (how hardcore of me ;) and was watching this lady (don't know exactly what the show was lol) and she was looking for seaglass. And so they looked around the water and then explained how seaglass comes about. Seaglass is well, glass that people throw out in the ocean and after it's been out there awhile the ocean works it over and it turns sorta roundish and has these beautiful elabortate colors. So I was like, "wow God, You are Awesome!" See, God knew that we humans would pollute the earth, and He especially knew that we would leave bottles and junk on the beach, so what did God do when He created the earth? He made something really special out of the trash we leave around. Seaglass! So then I was thinking about this, God knew we would sin. He knew we would mess up, and fail Him, so He gave us His Son, Jesus Christ so that He could make us something really speacial and beautiful! He gave us forgiveness!!!! So, my point in all this is telling you that don't let someone tell you that you aren't worth anything and that you aren't special because you are!!!! He made YOU special and He loves you dearly! None of us deserve forgiveness, but we have it! That's God's grace and love for you right there!



You are special. You are forgiven. You are set free. You are His. You are made in God's image. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are loved.





love,love,loves you guys!!!

2.17.2009

Stand Out!

Why in the world are we so afraid of standing out? Being different? What God intends for us to be is ourselves. But so many times we are uncomfortable with that. Girls- spend all their time in front of a mirror trying to figure out what went wrong, why they "aren't as pretty" as all the other girls. Guys- get their self worth and affirmation from sports, and how many girls they can "hook up" with. Being Mr. Popular. Now not all girls and guys are this way, but most of us- before we truly know what God wants for us, are. We don't listen to who God says we are, but we'll listen to someone who is only our friend for our social status. What? That is crazy! God is TRUTH! We don't need to listen to crazy garbage that people say we are and are not. I want to stand out and be different from the world. Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform to pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be to test and approve what God's will is- His good, pleasing, and perfect will." NOT OF THIS WORLD!! Different, called out by Christ. Jesus wasn't like everybody else and really people were drawn to Him by that (and many other things too :) So how about instead of being just like everybody else, you stand out for the Kingdom of God. love ya'll!!!!!

Amazing Verse...

"Anyone who intends to come with Me has to let Me lead. You're not in the drivers seat; I am.
Don't run from suffering; embrace it. Follow Me and I'll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, My way, to finding yourself, you're true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want, but lose yourself?" ~Matthew 16:24-26 MSG

2.16.2009

Lord of All?

Okay, So God gave me this amazing revelation over the weekend. I've been struggling a bit with different things and I was listening to God talk to me about some things. But to be extremely honest I didn't listen for awhile. I didn't want to let go of some of the things God wanted me to. So He told me this amazing thing, "You have accepted my Son as your Savior, but not as the Lord over everything in your life." You'd think that this would be something that happens from the point you accept Jesus, but obviously, it's doesn't. Ha ha. So, I was like... what? Of course Jesus is the Lord of my life. But then I was hit by the hard truth that I haven't completely surrendered everything and I hadn't really made Him Lord of my life. So I started to cry. And broken by His grace and love I started to pray and surrender all the things that I haven't and now i feel a good bit at peace. Some of the things I needed to surrender have been a struggle for me, but I just start praying. So for any of you who haven't made Jesus the true Lord of everything I pray that you will today because He will set you free indeed!! For sure, I can tell you that on experience. love you peoples!!!! God Bless!

2.15.2009

Untitled Prayer

Lord,
I'm down on my knees.
I'm falling down before you in need of forgiveness.
You have my heart. You have my life. You are not
just my Savior you are my Lord. You are the Lord
of everything in my life. God, I wanna make an impact
but I don't know how. Please show me Your glory and
show me how I can make an impact for You! Help me
keep my eyes focused on You not on the world and the
people in it. You are mine and I am Yours and I know that
with You I CAN do all things!! Thank You, Lord!!
I love You so much!!!!!! Blessed Be Your Name!!!
Amen

2.14.2009

Haappppy Valentinessss Day!!!

Happy Valentines Day!!!!!! Well, it seems that if you don't have a special someone to spend today with then it's just stupid to us. But guess what?! You do have Someone who loves you more than anyone can!!!! You have Someone who would love to be your Valentine!! Actually, He's your Valentine every day of your life! Wanna know who this amazing Someone is? Jesus Christ!! He loves you so very much and just longs for you to know how much He really and truly does love you!! While everyone is running around today, you have Jesus to just sit in His presence and love on Him as He loves on you!!! Jesus is yours!! He is captivated by you and when you walk into a room He is taken by you!! I wish you could know how much Jesus loves you!! I wish you could see how Awesome He is and Awesome He thinks you are!! Today if you don't have a boyfriend/girlfriend or wife/husband or even if you do, just let the Lord love on you and you love on Him even if it's only for 15 minutes! Jesus LOVES the time you spend with Him!!! He cherishes YOU!!!!! love you guys and have a blessed Valentines!!

2.13.2009

Captivating


So I just finished reading one of the best books ever (aside from the Bible which is the guide to life and the Love Letter God wrote us)!!! Captivating by: John and Stasi Eldredge are very open and honest when it comes to getting to the route of all women of the Lord being amazing warrior princesses for His Kingdom. I highly encourage all you ladies out there to buy this book!! I can tell you truly that this book is one that will bless you immensely! Main thing that you will learn from this book is your Question. Which is, Am I lovely? It takes you through the process of getting to your Answer and really gets into your core (or at least it did mine.) This book really got to my heart. This is definitely a book that God has His hand in and for any girl out there who is feeling worthless, stupid, or thinks her value should come from someone other that God, you should totally pick this book up! It took me about 2 months to read it but I would suggest you don't rush it and just let the truth of it all seek into your heart and soul. love you guys~

Fireproof!!!!

Fireproof is one of the best movies ever!! Just like Facing the Giants it's a movie that spoke to my heart and showed me a lot of new things!! To anyone who hasn't seen the movie I HIGHLY encourage you to go out and buy it or rent it!!! It's absolutely amazing!! God has His hand on those movies for sure. If you haven't seen Facing the Giants then you need to rent that too!! Both movies are incredible!!! love ya'll!!! be blessed!!

2.11.2009

Hello to All!!

Hello loves!! Well, I wanted to share with you what God has been teaching me! So yesterday I was reading the Word and came across these verses,
"Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put a perverse lips far from you.
Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.
Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn
to the right or to the left; remove your foot from evil." Proverbs 4:23-27
I've really been trying to stay in tune with God's voice and really understand His Word more. So I decided to take a look back at those verses and break it down.

"Keep your heart with all diligence, for our of it spring the issues of life." I was confused by this for some time and still kinda am. But the best I could think of was that God wants to keep our hearts in Him and put our trust in Him even when we're having a ton of problems. Just to take heart in Him.

"Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you." This is saying that we need to make sure that we are pure in our mouths and what we say and also stay away from people who aren't pure in what they say. Because you are who you hang around.

"Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you." I think this is saying that we need to keep our eyes on what God has for us not in what the world has around us. It's easy to look at the world and think, 'wow that looks appealing.' but that only lasts a moment. However what God has for us and what He has planned for us is eternal!

"Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established." I think this is saying watch where your going because you can fall into a trap and not even know it. Just as that Casting Crowns song says (Slow Fade), "people never crumble in a day. It's a slow fade."

"Do not turn to the right or to the left; remove your foot from evil." This verse is what of the best because it's really clear. This verse is saying, don't look at the world and don't look at the people around you, look to the Lord and keep your eyes steady on Him because only He can truly fulfill your desires, dreams, and much much more!!!

I hope this has blessed you!! love you all!!!!!!!!!!! peace!

2.09.2009

1 John 5:18

"We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him." 1 John 5:18

Remember today that satan can't do a thing to you unless you allow it. God will always intervene for you if you ask Him. He is faithful!! When the devil starts telling you that your stupid and can't do a thing and that you are hopeless just tell the Lord and He will stand up for you with His mighty strength and tell that nasty devil he isn't gonna bother you. Be blessed!! love yawl! thanks for reading my blog!

After God's Heart

Difficult as it times can be we need to be after God's heart. Every day I long to be more like Him yet I still fall into the traps of different things. One thing can be easily angered but Jesus told us to not be easily angered and to love our neighbor as ourself. I was thinking about that the other day. How do I love my neighbors? Sometimes I don't love them and sometimes I do. But if I am really loving someone as myself then I won't say some of the things I say and I won't do some of the things I do. To really love is to have compassion. Do you have compassion for the people around you? Do I have compassion for the people around me? Sometimes I do. But sometimes if I've been hurt by a particular person then I have absolutley no compassion for anybody and the only person I think of is myself. To be after God's own heart is to know His heart and try to have a heart like His. I've really been trying to listen to God and His heart for me. I've been trying my best to listen to His voice and not my own. You know last night I was in my room and I was like, God, I really want to hear You speak and I really want to know You better. I want to reflect on Your truths everyday. And God said, look to Me. Stop looking to the people around you for comfort and for fulfillment and for compliments and look to Me. Keep Your eyes and your heart on Me. It was so beautiful and so clear. I was just so happy. So right now I'm doing my best to be completely after God's heart and I encourage you to do the same. It will CHANGE - YOUR - LIFE!!!!! There is a song and I'm sure most of you know exactly what one I'm talking about but it is by Misty Edwards and I am going to post the lyrics below. It is a beautiful worship song to God!! love.love.love you!!!



Favorite One by: Misty Edwards

Jesus,
here I am your favorite one
What are You thinking, what are You feeling?
I have to know

For I am after Your heart
I'm after Your heart
I'm after You

(repeat)

And I'll crown You with my love

2.08.2009

What Are You Bowing To?

We all have emotional wounds that are cut very deep. And we always find something to fill that wound up with. Or so we think it fills us up, really it just masks what's really going on. What are some things we bow down to?
Food,
clothes,
people,
the toilet (eating disorders),
cars,
money... etc.
All just stuff. Nothing that will ever heal your heart. So what is something I bow to? Food. I eat when I'm happy, bored, sad, mad, excited. But the Lord says that my body is His holy temple and I should take care of it. Not meaning to be a "health freak" or something but to just work out eat right (with the occasional splurge ;) What do you bow down to? Exodus 19:3 says, "You shall have no other gods before Me." Since there is no other god but Him above. What we need to ask ourselves is what am I trying to fill when I bow to _____? I just want to encourage you to find out what it is that you are trying to fill. Is it not having a father active in your life? Feeling like your not good enough for anything? Trying to measure of to the world and it's standards? (Which by the way is never a good idea because you won't ever be "good enough" to the world.) Whatever it is, when you find it, give it to God and let Him heal you. It's the only way to be completely made new and healed. God bless! Remember the only One to bow to is the Lord Jesus!!!!!!!! Love ya'll!

2.07.2009

2 Timothy 1:7

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline."

All I can say is believe it!!!!!!!!



Let the tears Roll.....

Let the tears roll. Yup, that's right. You know it's awfully therapeutic to just cry. (Guys you may be a bit lost on this one so it's okay if you stop reading right now. lol) But we girls (and guys) have a lot of trauma and hurt in our hearts and the way for us girls to get it out is to cry. Maybe this sounds weird or dumb and if that's what you think, fine. But I always find very comforting when I've had a rough week to just sit in Jesus' arms and cry. He's always there to comfort me. So to you ladies out there- if you've had a tough week and are just really craving some comfort RUN to the Lord, sit in His arms and cry. Just let it all out. You'll feel better for sure!! love yawl!!

2.06.2009

Clean out your Closet

Most of us have a lot of clutter. We have a ton of junk and stuff and most of it just sits around collecting dust. The reason I was thinking about this is because I'm gonna be cleaning today. But you know we spend a lot of time cleaning out the stuff in our homes and little time cleaning out the stuff in our hearts. Just like a "pack rat" with things we are "pack rats" with hurt. People hurt us deeply. So we hold to that hurt and unforgiveness. We hold on to laziness in our hearts and anger in our hearts. Before you know it's just a jumbled up mess. Everything is cluttered around the good stuff. But there is Someone who will take care of that mess and clean it up, but it will take a process. Who's that Someone? His name is Jesus. He desires to clean it up and He desires to make you more like Him. But we must be willing. Just like when cleaning your house, if your not taking your time it ends up looking half way done. But when Jesus is the One cleaning I can promise you that if you give Him your heart and let Him clean you of all the things that drag you down then it won't be half-way done at all. So this is a question that you need to ask yourself and tell the Lord your answer...
Will you let Him clean out your clutter? love you guys a lot!!!!

A Prayer...

Who do I have to run to but You?
Where do I have to go besides Your arms?
I cling to You, God.
My love is Yours.
Why can't we see what a marvelous God we serve?
Why can't we love You like we need to?
I don't know, I have not much wisdom.
I only know what You teach me.
I can only be content in You.
I can only be truly satisfied by You.
I am going to be a true warrior in the body of Christ.
I am going to live this thing out to the best of my ability.
If I'm not living for You, then what do I have?
Nothing. That's what.
So here's my life, Lord. For You to use.
Amen.

He took it all for YOU!!!

So here's the scene,
He's on the Cross, doing the will of the Father and number one thing on His mind... is you.
Yep, Jesus went to the Cross because
1) He was gonna do the will of God and
2) He wanted you to be able to have the relationship with Him desired.
Jesus... He took it ALL for YOU!!! Every beating He got was for you. He didn't care that it hurt, He wanted to set you free. See Jesus wants you to understand that through all the pain that He went through it was worth it. Jesus says this to you, "You are WORTH dying for!!" See the thing that we sometimes forget is Jesus already knew who wouldn't love Him, who wouldn't believe in Him, who would betray Him, yet even when He knew that He still took it all on the Cross for you. None of us deserve what Jesus did/ does for us. But the fact of the matter is He did all for us. Don't let people tell you that you are worth nothing. Don't tell yourself that you are worth nothing because it's not true!! Just ask Jesus, He knows! love ya'll!

John 3:16,
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life."

2.04.2009

Back in Check...

"They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for doing anything good." Titus 1:16



Wow, this verse is something that will definitely keep you in check with your walk with God. It makes me think too. I was thinking about it and had some questions, by my actions do they reflect Christ? do people see the Light and Love in me? do I need to change some things? I'm thinking it's about time to just let God evaluate my heart and my life for Him so that if I'm not being the light I should be and if I'm not reflecting as I need to be then He can help me with this. So many times it's so easy to just put up this front that makes it look like your living for Christ and doing all the "right" things. But you know what, God can see through all our fronts and all our 'faces' that we put on. 1 Samuel 16:7 says that God doesn't look at the appearance but He looks straight at our heart. You can't be fake to God. You can pretend with everyone around you and they can believe you but when it comes to God He will always see through it and see the real you. So what I'm going to do and hope you'll do the same is take some time today (doesn't matter when) and let God evaluate me and my actions and get them back to where they need to be. Let Him have your heart today! love ya'll!



2.03.2009

The Little Things....

Sometimes satan makes us believe that the little things we do for God like, writing encouraging notes to friends or just random people or telling someone that they look great when they feel like they don't, etc. We think that things like that don't make a difference but guess what?! IT DOES! God does not look at the big or little things we do for Him any differently. He sees them as making an impact for His Kingdom! We hear whispers from the devil and think them to be true, but actually all of them are lies. But for some reason God can tell us 2,000 Truths and satan can tell us 1 lie and we believe him instead of God. Why is that? I don't really know. But anyways, I just want to encourage you to do some little this week. The little things can change the world! Like loving people you don't want to, or praying for someone who hurt you. Or write to someone to encourage them. Whatever you do, do it unto the Lord for His glory and always remember that He loves you! love yawl!

2.02.2009

Talk, talk, talk, talk....

That's all I do. ha ha I talk, talk, talk, talk, talk... and so on which I don't think is a problem at all. But sometimes I miss things that are important (and sometimes not) because I'm talking. The Lord longs to let us hear His voice if we would just listen. That tends to be my problem area though, I just have a really hard time listening.

Psalm 46:10,
"Be still and know that I am God!"

So I want to encourage you to stay in tune with God's voice and heart for you this week. That's what I'm gonna try and do too. love you guys! peace!

2.01.2009

Psalm 96:1-5

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

Psalm 96:1-5

"I'm all ALONE!"

Ever had someone tell you that? Or maybe you were the person who said it. Either way I want to tell you that you are NOT alone!!! This is the month of love (Valentines Day) and it seems like everyone thinks that if they don't have a boyfriend or if they don't have a girlfriend then they are worthless and alone. Why does this world make it sound and look like if you don't have a special someone on your arm your just a sad person with no purpose. Look, if your single that's GREAT! And if your not single that's great too!! It does not matter what your 'status' is. So a couple weeks ago I'm walking through Walmart and looking at all the Valentines day stuff (yeah, i'm hardcore like that! ;) and I'm seeing bears and hearts and stuff that says 'Be Mine', and 'I love you', and then I see something that says 'Your Mine' and it may be silly but it sorta reminded me that I am the Lord's and if no one in this entire world likes me it doesn't matter because I belong to Him. So do YOU!!! You belong to the Creator of your soul and He loves your more than you can imagine! He has SO much in store for you and all He wants you to know deep in your heart is that You are His!!!!!!
A lot of times our outlook on life is determined by the wounds deep within our hearts. Not physical but emotional. Sometimes it's friends that wound your heart, sometimes it's parents, sometimes it's your teacher at school, or it can be someone who goes to Church with you. People wound our hearts and instead of us going to the Ultimate Healer we go to other things like food, alchol, drugs, or even- more people. So if you have some untended wounds in your heart go to God today and begin to let Him heal them. They aren't helping anything while they are just 'there'. Let God take you into His arms and whisper His love into your heart and ear. God is so taken by you! He sees you all the time and not once does He ever get tired of looking at you or talking to you!!!! Let the Lord be taken with you today! Let Him have your heart this month because you will never be the same!! Remember that you aren't alone, You've got JESUS!!!!!!!!!! love, love, LOVE you guys!!