5.27.2011

Surprised?

Let me ask you a question, if you were to tell your friends you are a Christan would they be surprised?

Mmmm! That question messed me up a couple weeks ago when I was first asked that. It was one of those times I was like, Gosh! Lord, you are really wrecking me for Your glory. I've been thinking about it a lot recently and thought I would share my thoughts and opinion and my heart on it all.

If I were to answer this question I would say no people would not be surprised at all to hear I am a Christian. But I would add that there have been decisions I've made that would've surprised people. My example has not been the best at times and I'm ashamed of that. I know that even though I may not think so, people are always watching me and I can have an affect on people.

For example, some of the music I was listening to was not very good to be putting in my head much less allowing others to put in their head as well. There were times I could've said you know that's not really honoring to God or what He wants for us. We are better than that, but instead I kept quiet and moved on.

Now I'm trying really hard to be the best I can be and to be all God has made me to be. I mean why settle for less than God's best? He has so much more in store for me and for you than you can ever imagine! Don't let the world and its lies deceive you. The people who claim the "good life" is partying, drinking, smoking, having sex outside of marriage is a complete and total LIE! The Good Life would be living for Jesus, walking in His ways, living life the way He intended. Some people say you can't have any fun if you're a Christian, well that's not true because living for Him has been the best, most amazing, fun, adventure/journey of my life and it continues to be each and every day! :)

Any who, getting back to what I was saying, there is so much we can do to simply be an example of Christ not only to our friends but to the people around us. Strangers. Who knows they might not be strangers for long depending on God's plan for them in our lives. :) Like my pastor told me, sometimes the greatest motto in life is "Do the right thing." Even if its not popular, even if you get made fun of, even if you lose some friends over it, do the right thing! The best way to be is God's way. Always remember, it may not seem like it at the time, but it is well worth it to live for Christ. The reward comes after you've finished the race. I pray you're encouraged! I love you all! Stay in Him.

5.25.2011

Don't Wait

I wondered why I couldn't hear God. Had He gone away? Was I just not listening? Did I do something wrong? Was it me? Was it the people I was around? Was it my ears? My heart? Or was it Him?

This was the conversation going through my head during April. Yep, nearly the entire month I spent with these thoughts. I couldn't figure it out. Well let me rephrase that, I knew exactly what was going on after about a week I just didn't want to admit it. Walking in disobedience to God is one of the worst things you can do. My life was completely wrecked by me trying to live my way.

Anyways, so it turned out that the relationship I was in God was not happy with. He told me to let it go but I wanted to hold on so dearly to this person because I loved him. When I finally became obedient to God my life became amazing!! The blessings you get just in your spirit for walking in the ways of the Lord are incredible!!!

A couple things I want to remind you of is 1. If you are disobedient to the Lord, correct your ways now! Don't wait. Your life is so precious and life is too short to wait on things. 2. If you are only being partially obedient, its as bad as being completely disobedient. Give God your all or nothing, but don't be in between. 3. Always remember that no matter what you've done God has forgiven you if you've repented and asked His forgiveness so don't let it hold you back! God has so much more in store for you. The past is just that the past. The present is called the present because it is a gift. :) Don't focus on the things you've done, focus on the things you are doing and give the Lord your all in everything you do.

That was my thoughts tonight. I hope you all had a blessed Wednesday!! i love you all!! Any prayer requests? Leave them in a comment below. Goodnight! :)

5.24.2011

I'm Baacckk!!

So I want to apologize for the severe lack of blogging!! Oh my goodness!! Life has been so crazy!! And there is so much that I've learned through the living of life that I'd like to share. First off I'll start with everything that's happened in the last few months...

Well let's see... I have an absolutely amazing church that I am attending that I LOVE!! I have a great group of believers around me that challenge me in my walk with Christ!!! I keep growing and becoming what God wants me to be! That's the good thing that has happened!!

There was a  bad... not really bad because its not a bad thing it just became something that brought me away from Christ that being my fault. I got a boyfriend. And he is a wonderful guy and he did a lot of really good things. We got really close really fast and that was not good. I gave him my heart (which is something you should never do, God is the only One who deserves something so precious) and he became my everything (which is something else that shouldn't happen) and my relationship with God slowly dwindled down to almost nothing. I was pretending and lying to myself that it was God ordained and that He liked the relationship I was having when really it started out that way but it was not ending that way. About a month ago I was praying and felt like God was saying "Let him go and come back to Me." and so I finally did. After praying and coming down to the realization that it was not in best interest for him or I to be together we broke up. I was heart broken for a few days but now I am amazing. I have come back to the Lord and my relationship is growing with Him more and more each day and I am actually getting closer to Him than ever before.

I've learned many things that I will share with you in due time. One thing I realized during this journey was that I had prayed for God to become my everything and His answer has been taking away everything that I might see His is all I most definitely need. He is vital to my life and without Him I have nothing and am nothing. I am so thankful for the grace and forgiveness of our Lord because without Him and that I don't know what I would do or where I would be!!

My heart breaks sometimes for leaving the Lord. But His still small voice reminds me that He is gracious, forgiving and loving and He is just glad that I am here now. The old is gone, the new is here (2 Corinthians 5:17)!!! I am officially back to the blogging world so I will most definitely post at least once a week!!! Thanks to everyone who kept up with me and asked if everything was okay! I love you all!!!! You are amazing!!! Remember no matter what that God loves you!!! He is love!!! Have a blessed day!!!!