3.31.2009

He loves us as our Daddy

And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Hebrews 12:5-12


I am just beginning to learn more about our Father loving us as a father. Dads are there to help their children through life and love them. Sometimes true love is discipline. When your parents tell you that you can't do something or that they are grounding you for doing something they are actually showing you love. Now believe me, the first time somebody told me that I was like, "hah, yeah, that is not them loving me it is them trying to ruin my life!" lol But I have learned a little bit and not understand that it really is love.

Sometimes, God doesn't allow certain things to turn out just the way we think we they should turn out because He always has a bigger purpose. When a prayer isn't answered the way we think it will be (and I know all about that) it's for a reason. The Lord is always thinking of His children and what is best for us, not what will always make us happy.

I just want to encourage you to allow your Heavenly Daddy to love on you and not to get mad at Him when a prayer isn't answered the way you think it should be or when something is lost because God has convicted you. Remember that He really does love you no matter what satan may be telling you on the inside. Blessings to you all!! love, love, love, love you all!!!!!!

3.30.2009

Testimony

I prayed for God to show me the correct time for me to share my testimony on here since everything is about His timing and I feel led to do so now. So bare with me and please take a minute to read about what God can and will bring you through.

When I was 2 my parents got divorced. However my dad never came back afterwards. A lot of hurt and anger came along with him leaving. I began having trouble with my anger and couldn't control whatsoever. I had an outburst everyday which consisted of cursing, yelling, hitting, screaming, and crying. This went on for about 12 years I think. It's a wonder I survived that, anyhow, I've always been raised in Church but I didn't think anything of what I was hearing it was all just something you did. I stopped going to Church for a while to try and figure out where my place in the world was. Wasn't long before I realized that I NEED God.

When I went back to Church I prayed that God would become real to me. And that He did, I began a personal relationship with Him but still had not surrendered myself completely to Him. I listened to music that didn't glorify Him at all and that's when I learned that, that stuff really can mess your mind up and make really, really impure. I spent a while struggling with that and finally I went to a thing called Disciple Now which completely changed me by God. That was something that helped me experience God and know what His love felt like. And that Love is what I needed. I than gave over EVERYTHING that I had and surrendered because I knew that was the only way I could be used was if I was fully surrendered to Him.

For the first time in my life I knew what I heard people talk about with God firsthand. Along the way I have had many many struggles with forgiving, loving, not allowing people to get to me and so on. One of the main things I struggled with for a VERY long time was my appearance. I've always had a bit of a weight problem and let me tell you that not a soul let me forget about it. The people at my Church even made their comments about how I looked. It hurt really bad. That was one thing that I had a hard time forgiving but seventy times seven isn't in the Bible just to read, it's meant to be put to practice. After trying nearly every diet, even throwing up a few times I learned that God loves me as I am. God used Psalm 139 to minister to me and tell me how I am fearfully and wonderfully made and so that is what I now believe all because of Him. All the glory goes to God and God alone because I could never have gone through anything on my own. I tried, but I failed.

Everyone, I want you all to know and encourage you that no matter what your going through God will bring you through it! He tells us in His Word that He never put something on us that is too hard to bare. God is FAITHFUL, and He loves His children with a passion like no other so just remember that. love you guys lots and have a blessed week~

Crossroads







I read this really cool book a while back and was thinking about it yesterday so I thought I'd spread the word to all my lovely blogging buddies. This book is amazing for anyone who has struggled with something in their family (like an absent parent) and really shines God's faithfulness through it and shows just how Awesome and Mighty are God is!! So go find it and start reading! love yall!!!

3.28.2009

Seeking Him

Hello blogging buddies! So today I am posting on something I just learned and am continuing to learn about.... seeking God.

"...If you seek Him, He will be found by you;.." 1 Chronicles 28:9

Okay, the most awesome thing happened last night! I was sitting in my room reading the Word and talking to God. I was writing in my journal and the most clear, still small voice said, "If you seek Me you will find Me." I didn't have to think about it or anything I KNEW that this was God speaking to me. (That's something that I had trouble with for awhile was figuring out what voice was God's, what voice was mine, and what voice was satan's, but I prayed about it and God did the rest!) Anyways, I know what God was talking about too. I've been reading a lot about different things in prayer and stuff and I just realized that I haven't been seeking God the way I need to be. It wasn't done intentionally, God knows that, but it's like sometimes we forget to seek Him and just do all the "right" things and not pay much attention. So God convicted me with that and started taking apart some of the reasons why I haven't been seeking Him like I need to.

During that I learned that time has a lot to do with it. Sometimes it's so hard to juggle life and school and work and all this stuff and still spend some quality time with the King. On top of that I really like spending time with my family as do lots of other people and it just seems there's never enough time to do all of that. Then God showed me that there is time for it all but I need to let Him have my schedule and He will weed out all the unnecessary things. And let me tell you, I just realized that there are a LOT of things that are just plain dumb to waste time on.

So, this weekend my focus is on seeking God with all of me because He will be found if we do. And I want to ask you if you are willing to seek God this weekend too and just really get into His presence? It will really bless you if you do! Something cool to do is get a pen and some paper and sit down and write down all the stuff you spend your time doing. Everything and then lay it before the Lord and pray over it. See the stuff that He wants you to get rid of and the stuff He wants you to spend more time doing. I love you guys and hope you have a really blessed weekend!!!!!!! God Bless



3.26.2009

You have a voice

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you.." Jeremiah 1:5



I'm currently learning about being brave for God and letting my voice be heard so I thought it would be a good idea to post something on that. A lot of times we think that we must be a preacher or in the spotlight with a microphone in hand to make a difference for God. But guess what I learned? You can make a difference for God right where your at!! God knew each of our destiny's before He even created us! He knows what He's called us to do but the question is, will you do what He calls you? Will you speak what He tells you to speak?



Life is hard. That's a cold, hard fact. But what we have is a God who cares deeply about us and will pull us through anything! You have a voice. You have the chance to make a huge difference in this world simply by what you say. That's huge! Of course actions speak louder than words, but we must speak for God and do what He says. Are you gonna be silent? Afraid to speak in the name of Jesus because it may or may not offend someone? Don't be! God places people in our lives who WANT to hear our story. To hear the story of a man who died on the Cross to save our nasty souls from Hell! And even some people who don't want to hear your story, they actually listen still because they know deep down that they need God who is the only true One who satisfies! The past few weeks I have been praying that God will help me keep a watch over what I say because I never know who may be listening and if I say something that isn't glorifying to God it could turn someone off .

I want you to remember that whether you choose to speak up or not, you are. I want you to ask yourself if it's for God or the devil. We have the chance to impact the world so brightly and show them the Light of the Son. It's so awesome what we are given in just opportunities! So I want to know if you will join me in speaking up in a world filled with lies? Because if we don't speak up, who will speak up and fight the lies of satan and tell the Truth. I want to encourage you not to be scared to speak up or not speak up because it can be uncomfortable because God is right there by your side and I have learned that God really will give you the words to speak. So don't worry about any of it.

This weekend pray and press into God and see what He has for you and what He wants you to speak to the world. Then pray about creative ways to speak up. Be bold, be courageous, be outspoken for Christ!!!!!!!! I pray this encourages you to use the voice God gave you because He gave it to you for a reason! :) love you all!! be blessed~

3.25.2009

Just Listen

So, I really don't know what it is but lately things about listening to Christ have been popping up everywhere and then God began teaching me about that. There are a lot different things we struggle with and one of mine would be listening. Everyone who knows me knows I LOVE to talk and that is not always a good thing. But I know that one thing everyone needs to do is listen to God and that is one of the hardest things for me. I read on Stephanie Smith's blog (http://www.stephanieisagirl.com/) a story about listening to God and it just proves that when we listen to God we can be a blessing to the people around us just by listening to what God calls us to do. And so then I read something on a person who almost missed what God had for them but decided it is always best to listen to God before you miss out on something that will majorly change your world!! The thing is though, that sometimes if we aren't willing to listen to what God is telling us to do then God will find someone else who will listen and their life will be blessed. Matthew tells us that many are called but few are chosen. Why is that? I think it's because the many likes knowing that they are called, but few will choose to go forth radically and do what their purpose in life is. I've spent a lot of time thinking about God's calling and whatever He calls me to do and thinking that, what if it were something really tough to give up? What if it weren't something that I really wouldn't want to do? Would I be willing to do it anyway? Or would I just say, you know what, I don't want to? I would hope that I will do God's will regardless of what it is. Really not knowing what God may call me to do in the future I can't say what I would do. That's just honest. But right now I'm doing His will no matter what. The purpose of this post is just to remind myself and you to take some time out today whether it's for 10 minutes or an hour to just listen to the King (and talk with Him) and see if there is something God wants you to do that maybe you have been ignoring and not willing to do but now you want to surrender. Whatever it may be.. just remember to listen.

love you peoples~!!! blessings to you!

3.24.2009

"Apply Here"

Well, God just totally rocked my world with something yesterday and so that is what I'm posting on today! I was thinking about God's Word and how we read a lot and people can quote it (which is great) but not as many of us actually apply it to our life. I've got a personal mission to take what I read in God's Word and actually walk it out.



I wanna ask you, do you read the Bible and actually apply it to your life? Well, if not your not the only one. There are many of us out there, but we really NEED to use what God has written to us and do whatever it is. God has called all of to do so. I read this in the Word today....



"... But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory." Isaiah 60:19



"...For the Lord will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended." Isaiah 60:20



Alot of times our attitudes don't match up with this. I know alot of times my attitude does not match up with the fact that God is an EVERLASTING Light and is there for me no matter yet my attitude reflects an annoyed, angry person. I want people to see the Light of God in me. So if you want to apply God's Word to your life and actually follow what He says then feel free to take one of these two verses (or both) and just spend a little time praying about how you can reflect an attitude of "mourning ended". Be really blessed!!!! love yall!

3.23.2009

Set it on Fire and a question

I wanna set the world on fire

All of our hearts have different cries but I believe they all come down to being a part of something and doing something much bigger than ourselves. The above verse is from a song by Britt Nicole called Set the World on Fire. It has been echoing in my head for the past hour now. I wanna set the world on fire for Jesus Christ and the only thing left remaining to that is how. To reach out to people and see them accept Jesus is something that I long to do everyday. But like many people I have my days where I am afraid and scared to talk to people and not very bold in the confidence Jesus has given all of us. But on those days is when I feel like the biggest failure because I know people need Him it's just some days aren't my best and that's when I need God the most to pick me up when I've fallen flat on my face. I get so fired up and excited when I think about how Jesus walked the earth and told everyone about His Father no matter what kinda day He was having. I mean come on, Jesus may have had bad days Himself but He knew why He was on this earth and that is something that we all would be better off if we would go forth in the purpose God has for us and walk it everyday. So this week a goal to live out would be... be confident in the life God has called you to and try your best to walk it every single day no matter how life may be going. Remember that Jesus is on your side no matter what. I'm really gonna try my hardest to do that. I know it's not easy especially when life is getting hard as heck but it's so rewarding when you look back and say, "hey, even when it was hard I still did my best for You, Lord." And now I have a question that I would love everyone to answer. Just a little something I was thinking about... what is a unique way that you witness? You do not have to answer if you don't want to. love you guys a ton!!!! have a greatly blessed week!!!

3.22.2009

A sweet lesson learned

Well, I struggle ALL the time. I'm not perfect people, I have problems myself which is why I NEED God everyday. It's really like Paul said in the Word in which he wants to do what God wants him to do but the sinful nature is really hard to beat. Only God helps me with this problem but recently I've learned a pretty sweet lesson of letting it all go and moving on. In Matthew 5 Jesus tells us that is our right arm causes us to sin we should cut it off so that we don't sin. What Jesus is saying is that if you know something is causing you to sin then get as far away from that as possible. Now I realize that sometimes people around you can get on your nerves and stuff and sometimes we can't get away from them (that's a whole 'nother blog post tho. lol) but we just need to love them.. sometimes from a distance. ;) This post I'm speaking specifically on things that cause you to sin. There's alot of stuff on there in the world that causes me and you probably, to sin. I found one of those things that causes me to sin the other day and thinking about what Jesus said I realized that I needed to get as far away from that thing as possible so that I don't sin against Him. So I've been praying alot about it and finally God said, you know what, you can pray all day (and that's great), but I need for you to take some action. To physically stop sinning in that way. So this is some wisdom from me to you my brothers and sisters to check your life and see if there is a sin that you need to get away from and when you find it, then get away from it then! It will help you so much! have a greatly blessed week!! love yall.

3.20.2009

Me, me, me, me, ME!!!!!

It's all about ME! That's a problem all of us have. Thinking about ourselves lots more than we do about others. I have struggled with this so much I can't even tell you. God always lets me know when I am outta line and need to evaluate my mindset and my heart. The mindset of 'life is all about me' or 'life revolves around me' is a very dangerous and bad mindset. In Acts 20:35 it says, "...And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " Really it is! Giving of yourself to God and giving of yourself to people. Pouring into people's lives is so rewarding for your heart and your life. Getting to tell people about Jesus is so awesome!! But when we spend all our time thinking about ourselves we miss out on sooo much! God wants to bless you and me so much but if we are thinking about only ourselves then we won't be as blessed. I'm going to do my best this month to make sure that I have my eyes set on Jesus and love Him with everything inside of me and also to do a little bit of pouring into people's lives and spending time and taking time to love on people. I want to keep the focus off of myself and onto Jesus. To reflect the Son to the people around me because that's really why I am here. So I wanna know if you guys will join me in keeping our minds on Jesus not on ourselves. I'm not saying that caring for yourself if bad because it isn't. God wants you to take care of you, but there is such a thing as too much of that. So pray about your life and your focus to see if maybe you need a little bit of rearranging in your heart. Hope you all have a blessed weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

3.18.2009

Are You Ready?

I have been thinking about Heaven and Jesus returning for His Disciples and I want to make sure that everybody is prepared when He returns. I was thinking about how much I mess up everyday and yet Jesus still loves me like He does! I can't tell you how many bad days I have when I just don't want to tell anyone about who Christ is and sometimes I don't but what we must remember is that knowing Jesus and making Him known is what we are on this Earth for!! Jesus told us in the Bible that He did not come to be served but to serve and I thought, gosh I spend so much time on myself and very little on the people around me. It really upset me and troubled me. But God is so faithful and helps us when we aren't who we think God wants us to be. So I am going to take what Jesus said to heart and really not come to be served but to serve others and invest time into other people and really be there to listen and love on them so that they know Jesus' love for them. There is a quote that says, "you may be the only Bible someone ever reads." (author unknown) and what that means is your life may be the only chance for a person to know Jesus. I don't want any of you all missing out on Heaven because you didn't personally know Jesus or make Him known. I don't want you missing out on the incredible opportunities and plans God has for each of you! Everyone has a calling for their life and may I should state that again... EVERYONE has a calling for their life and plans that God has for them and they are no greater or not because God makes all His children's lives specially. I want to ask you, what do you live for? Is it that next high that comes from drugs? Or that next buzz that comes from drinking? Or are you living one party to the next? Whatever it is I want to invite you to come to the Lord and let Him love on you like NONE OTHER because He really does love you. You don't need to party or hang out with people who don't really like you just to feel alive because living for Jesus will be one of the most thrilling, exciting, scary, loving journey you could EVER have and Jesus is willing to give you freedom from the past and all that it held in it. Jesus died to set all of us free and not one of us can ever deserve it but we have it and I think each one of us should accept His offering for a beautifully rich blessed life. Jesus said, "It is finished." when He died on the Cross. I heard an interesting word from Matt Pitt on this and he said that he believes that when Jesus said that on the Cross He started looking up to Heaven and said, "It.." and then He looked through the crowd of people who were around and somewhere found the devil way down there and said, "is FINISHED." How powerful that is!!!!! It's not really official since none of us know exactly how the Cross and all went but it is a fresh way of thinking of it. So I finish this with are you ready to live it up for Christ? Are you ready and prepared for when Jesus comes back? You can be! Just pray the prayer on the side of my blog and let me know so that I can pray for you. Now you have a fresh, new, CRUNK life to live for Jesus Christ!!!! love y'all soo much!! be blessed by this~

3.17.2009

Give in to Him!!

"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

This is a great passage I think because so many times the one thing that kills us inside is our thought patterns. You know you hear people cussing and hang around them so much that you begin to cuss too. Or you watch a show on TV that has alot of risque stuff in it and it begins to weigh on your mind. There is so much out in the world that is hurtful to us but only if we let it. The mind is so powerful. If you fill your mind with good things like the Word of God then your mind will be pure and blessed, but if you fill your mind with worldly garbage then your mind will be impure and hurting. God wants to bless us so much!! But sometimes we don't want those blessings in refusing to give Him complete control of our lives and minds. That was one of the things that I had so many problems with when I was starting out as a Christian. I loved the music I listened to but it was not glorifying to God so finally after a long battle with God I gave in and let me tell you, the blessings will pour in. Sometimes little, sometimes big. So I just ask you to at least try and give God control of your entire life and mind. You will be blessed for it!! You will be walking in a straight line to the Lord! Keep being passionate!! love y'all!

3.15.2009

Live your life!!

Been thinking lots the past few days (mostly because that's all I've had to do) and living my life has been something that has popped up many times. Of course life isn't really "mine" because my life is God's but God has trusted me with it as far as living and breathing and walking goes haha. It's just my life is directed by God and His direction of where He wants me to walk. I've noticed over the past few weeks that many people are afraid to live their life. They are afraid to go out and really LIVE because "something bad might happen" and then someone explains to them why sometimes bad things happen and stuff but really I think all of it comes back to fear. Why do people not believe in God? I think it's because they are scared. 'Fear of the Unknown' if you will. So afraid to be wrong in the end. But God has given us many things to show us that He is real and alive!!!! We need to start trusting God in everything because we will be blessed for it. The economy is bad yes, but this is God's world and His economy and He will help His children at the right time. Haven't you noticed that when something really bad happens something good is around the cornor? I believe that God is really about to do something AWEsome!!!!!! I've been held back before by fear and it is definitely not something I want you to go through. What I want you to know is that you can't let fear hold you back from being the incredible person God has made you to be. If you feel like God wants you to move (whether it be figuratively or literally) then move! Just make sure it is God's will and then LIVE your life!! God gave you breath for a reason don't waste it! You were made for such a time as this. Follow His way! I hope this blesses everyone who reads it!

Passion & Purity


I just finished reading a book by Elisabeth Elliot called Passion & Purity. It was an amazing book!! Well written and is filled with letters and journal entries from Elisabeth's past. I would encourage girls and guys to read this book because it just gives you a better understanding of how times have changed and how they haven't. Reading this book was a great pleasure and I would highly encourage you to buy the book or go to the library and check it out (and then after reading it you'll want to buy it ;) love you peoples!! happy reading!!!

3.13.2009

Let's Get Serious

Let's get serious for a minute, okay? What is our purpose in the world? To be the salt and light of the world. Matthew 5:14 says, "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden." So why do we as Christians try so hard to hide our Light? Everybody is so afraid of being rejected (myself included) but why? You know who didn't care whether He was liked or not? Jesus! So if He didn't care what other people thought of Him why should we? We shouldn't! I've decided to do God's will regardless of what people say or think. I don't care if people like me or if I'm doing what is most popular. God's will for me is way more important. Christianity is not supposed to be a "trend" but I think that for awhile that's what has been in "Vogue" so to speak. However living for Christ is so much more than going to Church or saying the right things. It really is a lifestyle. I like to ask myself this ever-so-often, if I were to die in 10 minutes where would I go? It's a good question to ask yourself to keep in line. So have you asked yourself? Would you go to Heaven or Hell? I want to know the real Jesus and I want the rest of the world to know Him too. We aren't perfect. God knows we will never be. God is not looking for you to be perfect (even though there may be people who hold you up to high unattainable standards.) what God is looking for is your heart. I don't want to spend my life being afraid of telling people about Jesus Christ and that He saved us from going to Hell, just because people may think of me in a way that isn't what I would want. I always think about Galatians 1:10 where Paul says that if he were trying to win the approval of people he would not be a servant of Christ. So that is my mindset from 'point A' on. The fact of life is this, you've got ONE life and you need to figure out what way you want to LIVE it and when you think of how you want to live your life ask yourself this, "Am I really living?" and "What or Who am I living for?" Because this life here on Earth is temporary but very important. Because it our purpose to show the world (I say show because I believe that your actions DO speak louder than words.) who this Jesus is and truly how Awesome He is!! So what is your answer to all this? I'm not trying to scare people or get on your bad side but to be honest you know that there is a time when eventually your life will come to an end and I want you to have the comfort of knowing that you'll be spending eternity with Jesus! As we are breathing now let's live our lives completely for Him!! thanks for reading! love you guys alot!! And remember that your life matters!!



BE BOLD LIKE A RED APPLE FOR JESUS

3.11.2009

It's NOT alright!!!

Why are some people so oblivious? Nobody goes below the surface anymore. Instead of asking "how are you?" and then walking away, it would be nice to see people stay around and talk to that person. But that is not what this post is about. Nope, this post is about something that has been laid so heavy on my heart I HAVE to share it. To "set the scene" a bit I'll tell you that Spring Break is coming up (or for some people it already is). You know what happens on Spring Break? Yup, party party, drunk, drunk. Some people's lives are ruined during Spring Break. It's not alright. It is NOT alright. Nobody addresses or talks about anything anymore. Nobody will tell someone, "that's wrong." No. Why? Because the world has changed it that all is okay and nothing is wrong. There are no standards or boundaries or anything. It's really upsetting. But I believe that God is bringing back standards for us and it is our job as Christians to set the example. People say there is nothing you can do about the drug and alcohol abuse that is going on. God says we can set the example. Heard about a story yesterday on the news that there was a girl (16 I think) who sent pictures of herself naked to her boyfriend. Her boyfriend sent it to some friends and they sent it to the whole school. She committed suicide. Last year there was a girl in Florida who went for Spring Break got raped and then killed herself. Obviously people are trying to fill the void in their hearts with something that will last a little while and end with their heads around a toilet for hours. I'm not able to physically go and help people out on spring break but I can you can be in prayer for this. Will you join me in praying for the youth of the nation? God is gonna do something so amazing!!!!!!!!!! love you guys alot!!

BE BOLD LIKE A RED APPLE FOR JESUS!!

3.10.2009

Glorify Him

Hola!! Well, I had an awful weekend. Why? Because I was sick :(
However God is so faithful and is making me better! :D Praise Him!! A little thing to think on this week is, are you glorifying God? Jesus glorified God in absolutely everything He did. But I've noticed that some days I don't even try to glorify Jesus. Some days I am lazy and mean and not living for Jesus Christ. So my goal for the week and I invite you to join me is to do my very best to glorify my King and really and truly live for Him. love y'all!!!

BE BOLD LIKE A RED APPLE

3.04.2009

Got dreams? Let them be His!!

Don't you ever just have longings and different dreams you wish you could snap your fingers and have? I know I do. Sometimes I just dream about being in a different State and having a different life. I know that this is the life God wants me to have but sometimes I want a different one. Sometimes I dream about the future and who I will meet and sometimes I just sit and think about the next step God wants me to take in my life. But what really got me thinking about this would be a book that I'm reading. Passion & Purity by: Elisabeth Elliot, and she talks about her longings and things she wanted to do with her life but first wanted to make sure that it was God's will. I've had many different struggles (still do) but God has/is helping me overcome all of them. It's a process though. I've really been learning about being content with what God has for me at this point. It's not bad to think about the future and dream about what it holds but sometimes its not good for us because we become unhappy with what we have right now. I just want to remind you to stay content with what God has for you right now. We can do a little soul searching and praying and tell God what we would like. Ultimately it comes down to whether it is God's will or not. You will know when it is. How? You may ask, well Ive always noticed that when it is God's will a) everything falls into place (most of the time), and b) your heart will feel at peace. Keep being passionate! love you guys~!! God Bless!

3.03.2009

Whose side are you on?

"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth." Revelation 3:15-16

This verse is amazing to me. Sometimes it's difficult to hear but what we need to ask ourselves is this questions, "whose side am I on?" Because God desires people who are either hot for Him or cold for Him. People who either all the way for Him or not. Its really easy to get out of whack and not be all the way for God, completely and totally His. The good thing is that God's grace is sufficient and He will help us get our priorities straight and will forgive us. I have decided that I am giving God my absolute all! I'm not gonna be on satans side, I'm gonna go all out for Jesus Christ!!! I leave you with this question... whose side are you on? Jesus' or the devils? Be all out for Jesus Christ!!!!! He loves you!! love y'all!!

3.02.2009

Isaiah 30:18

"Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him." Isaiah 30:18

God. He is always waiting on us. God waits for you. God has so much passion for you and He really does long to be gracious to you and show you mercy. The hardcore truth is that none of us- not me, not you, not any of us, deserve God's love and grace. But because He loves us SO much He forgives us and loves us. Not because He "has" to but because He wants to! God waited for you before you came to Him and He will wait for you when you don't want to do His will or don't want to glorify Him. He's Awesome that way! That's how He is. I just want to remind you this week that God loves you with all His heart and just longs for you in a VERY SPECIAL way!! So don't forget Him, just spend a few minutes with Him each day. That's all He wants! love y'all!!!

A Prayer

God,
I wanna be a leader. I wanna go against the grain of the world and stand out for You. I really want to make an impact! To be a part of something much bigger than I am. I run to You. I search for You and I am down on my knees in awe of Your amazing love! Lord, supply for me opportunities to truly glorify You and tell the world about who You are. My life is Yours and my life is all Yours! I want to tell people about You. I want my words and actions to line up with Your Word. I wanna love people like You do though I know I will never be able to I strive to really LOVE. Thank You, God, for Your amazing beauty and love. May I remind people of it everyday.
Amen

3.01.2009

Beauty in Five Words

In Natalie Grant's book "the Real Me" there is an exercise to do. It says that when you hear the word beauty what do you think of? Name 5 things.. and so I put...
1) good hair

2) tan all over

3) well done makeup

4) healthy body

5) laughter

Thinking about this, isn't it awful that this is what we think is beautiful? That the Hollywood way of thinking has transferred over into our hearts? We see all the time on TV and on the Internet all these "beautiful starlets" and they have everything that looks "perfect" but what you don't see is the hours it takes to achieve that and how unhappy they are because they don't look like that naturally. This really is a distorted look on beauty. You know what true beauty is? Psalm 139:13-14, "I praise you because I am FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made." Since we are fearfully and wonderfully made when we look in the mirror and say, "God, why couldn't you have made me "hot"?" or "Lord, my nose is way too big. Why did you do this?" We're saying that God made a mistake in the way He made us. But to remind you, God is PERFECT. He cannot make mistakes. You were made in your His beauty and His image. What you need is to accept that you ARE fearfully and wonderfully made. If you don't believe that then pray about it. Just remember this week that you are chosen and beautiful. Have a blessed day!!

Snowy Sunday and a book...


Well, it's snowing outside (which is extremely rare!) and here I am blogging. haha Well, actually i wanted to tell you about the book that I finished. I read The Real Me: Being the girl God sees by Natalie Grant. This book is extremely good. For any girl who hasn't liked what they see in the mirror you should definitely read this. It shows you who you are in Christ and that your beauty comes from Him. It talks about the eating disorder Natalie struggled with and also includes stories from girls dealing with different things. I would also tell you that your age does not matter. Though this book is geared more towards teens to early twenties you can pass this along to anyone. It will truly bless you! I'm going now... gotta use my free time wisely! ;) love you all!!!!!!! peace~