February 20, 2012
August 23, 2011
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship." - Romans 12:1
Why do we have such a hard time following God's instructions? We never have a hard time following the instructions of other hero's, such as firemen. When you're trapped inside a building that is burning to the ground, you won't think twice about what the fireman instructed you to do, you'll just simply do it. Why can't we be that way with God? I mean, isn't He also trying to save you from a fire? Not just the "fires" and the pains throughout your life, but more so - the everlasting pit of flames, misery, doom, disease, pain, and oh - so much more. Yet we can't listen? We can't follow His instructions? How crazy is that? When God gives you instructions don't walk half way to Him on water and then start doubting. Walk the full distance, trusting wholeheartedly! We need to follow all the commandments that God has given us, without questioning. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." - Proverbs 3:5. When your Creator reaches out His hand to pull you out of any "hell" that you're in or may face, don't even think once before grabbing it, and NEVER let go. If you want opportunities in your life then start following in obedience to God's commandments. "Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” - John 14:21.
August 15, 2011
"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven." - Ecclesiastes 3:1
This world is always changing. Friends move, loved ones pass away, and new family members are born. Time moves faster, weather changes, and even the quick in your step fades away. You and everything in your life may change around you, but Jesus Christ never will. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." - Hebrews 13:8. God will always love you, no matter what you do or have done. He will always be with you even if you move from Maine all the way to California. God's still the same! Your life may have a complete 360° flip, and most of the time, it won't be very easy to adjust to. But with God on your side, you'll be able to adjust, and get through any trials that may be thrown at you. Just as the summer will soon fade to fall, so our lives will also be an ever-changing season. Don't get discouraged, don't lose hope - instead trust in the One who has conquered over every mountain this world has produced. Trust in the One who will always be the same, yesterday, today, and forever - Jesus Christ!
July 12, 2011
"A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit." - Proverbs 15:13
Searching for happiness? Well you're a step closer if you read this! (Let's point you in the right direction!). You see, if you're looking for happiness in this world you'll never find it, because there is none. Let me explain: Happiness is not of this world, nor is it found in it. We go through life wishing to have this, or be that. We have dreams, aspirations, and goals we set, just so we can reach a new level of happiness. Well, wondering why you can't be happy even if you reach those dreams, or perhaps you have reached them. Are you happy? Some of you might be! Just make sure your happiness isn't from, or of this world. Feeding the flesh will not get you anywhere, and it certainly will not give you a happiness that will last an eternity. True happiness is found in God; it is God! That's where your never ending joy will flow from, not from earthly desires! Don't get me wrong, having nice things is great! (I wouldn't mind a Lamborghini myself, haha!). But if you think that having all that will make you happy, then you're wrong. Like I said, true, everlasting happiness, is found in God! Feed your spirit - not your flesh! "And the world and its desires are fading away, but the person who does God's will remains forever." - 1 John 2:17. So you want true happiness? Well I hope this post will point you in the right direction!
June 23, 2011
Think About It:
"For my people have done two evil things: They have abandoned me--the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!" - Jeremiah 2:13
Have you ever gone through a day without getting a single drink of water? Or perhaps you worked in the summer's heat or did a strenuous exercise that made your throat and body seem like a dry, empty well, that hadn't been used for centuries? I know I have done all of those things! - (It's making me thirsty just talking about it, haha!). Anyways, did you know that it's recommended that we should drink about 64-80 ounces of water every day? - That's right! That's a lot of water! So whenever you go a day without drinking water you're body is kinda like a dry well. It can't function properly and later on could lead to more serious matters, like kidney failure. In a similar matter, just as our body needs water, our spirit needs God. Without Him, our lives are dry wells, period! "Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.'" - John 7:38. We can't function properly without Him! He is like water to our dry mouths. A rain storm in a dry desert. And an everlasting spring of water, at the bottom of a once broken cistern. Just as fish cannot survive without water, we cannot survive without God. We need Him throughout the day, everyday! Then you can function properly and will never have to worry about those problems that would've occurred later on. Don't you want it? - That refreshment of life poured on your dead, dry, and thirsty soul! Don't just take a sip! Dive into it and let God start making you function properly! Start digging, because that everlasting spring is just a shovel-full away!
Verse Of The Week:
"But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31
This Week's Top 3 Songs:
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Random Fact About Me:
Ok, this may may come as a shocker to about 94.7% of you - yes, i'm that positive, haha! I love clothes! Wait! Don't click that close button just yet, haha! Hear me out, haha! I love the city look. Like weird hats, vest, ties with clothes that obviously don't match, strange looking shoes, weird gloves, pea-coats and scarves for the fall/winter, all that good stuff! And my hair is different, on average, about every 2 weeks, haha! - I mean, how cool is it when your hair is standing straight up? - What's up with that? - (get it, up? hahaha! Ok, please ignore my corny jokes). ANYWAYS, God has made each of us unique - in the way we look, our talents/abilities, our voices, and so many other things! There's not another person exactly like you in the whole universe! Wow...so out of the billions of people in the world, you're one of a kind? Yes! God took the time to make you unique. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." - Psalm 139:13. I don't know about you but that makes me feel so humbled and special. So my challenge to you is: The next time you're taking a long time picking out an outfit or doing something crazy with your hair, haha, just think about how God took an even longer time just thinking about how He was going to create you. Feel special? - I know I do :)!
June 15, 2011
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails." - Proverbs 19:21
What do you see in this image? Some see a young, beautiful lady, while others see a tired and weary old woman. Well I hope you're able to find both in the picture...I'll leave that up to you, haha! However, the point of this is to show you how we each can see two different views in one picture. Kinda like our lives, isn't it? We may see something for our life but God may see something totally different for it. "We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." - Proverbs 16:9. We make so many plans for our life and never even question if that's what God has for us. And not just for our long term future either, we're doing this on a daily basis. You may have many plans for your life, but the plans of God are the ones that bring you unending joy, comfort, happiness, etc. throughout your lifetime. If you want to succeed in life you need to have a complete change of plans. Get the new directions and start going after the things that God has for you. His plans are far greater and more prosperous than yours could have ever been. Now, take the image of your life and forget about what you see - but instead, find out what God sees for it.
Verse Of The Week:
"The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning."- Psalm 29:7
This Week's Top 3 Songs:
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Random Fact About Me:
FIRE!!! Wait! Don't run, I'm just here to tell you that I love them, haha! - (How cheesy!). I love having a fire going anytime time of the year. If it's summer we always try to have a fire going outside in a small fire pit by our pond. If it's winter, however, you'll always find one inside our fireplace, (indoors). There's just something about it that makes me comforted and warm inside, (no pun intended, haha). I like to think of God that way sometimes, - the fire that's raging within me, the One who comforts and keeps me warm inside. What an amazing feeling! Don't let yourself block and smother out that fire within you. So many times we will let ourselves get in the way and obscure God's bright light from being seen. Keep that fire going - It's a beautiful thing!
June 13, 2011
"Sink your roots in him and build on him. Be strengthened by the faith that you were taught, and overflow with thanksgiving." - Colossians 2:7
In your life have you ever felt as though you're being tossed back and forth like a tree in violent storm? I know I have. There have been points in my life where I've felt that I was going to break, but instead I managed to survive the storm that was, at first, tearing me into pieces. How did I do this you ask? You see, when all the burdens and heartaches of life came raging against me, I simply put my roots in a different soil. - I put my trust in God. Even the largest of trees can be broken by a small windstorm because their roots aren't in strong soil. Every time a storm has come I have always watched in amazement as trees would bend and the tops of them would almost touch the ground. How would those trees not get ripped up and be carried away by these powerful winds? - Because the trees put their roots in solid ground. If we put our faith and trust in God, we will be able to withstand any storm that the devil throws at us. We may bend and get tossed around, but we will never be uprooted - because our roots will be in solid ground. Stop growing in the unstable ground of this world and start growing in the solid ground of God's Kingdom! A soil that will not only keep you protected from the harmful storms in life, but a soil that will make you grow and prosper into things you could have never imagined.