Archive | February, 2013

Giving

21 Feb

Have you ever heard it’s better to give than receive? Well hopefully you have. Giving is something beautiful, something that many people have a hard time doing. Giving doesn’t have to be about money, it can be your time, an ear for someone who needs to talk or helping hand. Everyone had something to offer and everyone had a unique gift that needs to be put to work. Make sure you do what you love and love what you do. Always give 100% because nobody likes when you half so something. Always remember that God gave His best, His Son Jesus Christ, so if He did so can YOU.

Genetics

21 Feb

Psalsm 139:13 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (NIV 1984)

There are times when we feel like we aren’t good enough, aren’t pretty enough. But God made you just the way you’re  supposed to be made. Sometimes when you look at other people they seem to get all the attention, while you’re left in the background. God didn’t make anything to be less than anything else. You are beautiful in your own way, you are unique. God doesn’t look on the outside it’s what is on the inside that really matters. Just know you are loved

Perspective: Positve

20 Feb

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones -Proverbs 17:22

your perspective about life is really important. Never feel as if life is just a slow dying process rather think of each day as a blessing, a chance to do better, to be better, love more, and go deeper in Christ. Even in the midst of your trial just know that it is perfecting you, getting you to be more Christ-like. Life is a wonderful gift, many people before and after you wish they had another day to live and enjoy life. God’s love should help carry you through; His love should be the light in a dark place. His love is LIFE

Classics

20 Feb

When classics come to mind I think they are something original, an example or a standard for excellence. Marilyn Monroe was always a model of what beauty is and is iconic for her looks. Who do you consider to be a classic? Original? A model for excellence? I think Jesus is easily iconic but doesn’t get all the show and glam He deserves. When Christ came into the world He came in a manger and was surrounded by barn animals. He didn’t demand attention, He was born to a normal life but He is FAR from Normal. God is the ultimate supreme, He is divine in every way, Nothing is normal about Him. If God, this big and awesome, loves and cares for you so much why shouldn’t you love Him?  

Privacy

15 Feb

We’ve all had our parents prying in on our business. As we got older we felt that we should have more privacy but living in their house they’ve always seem to know what we were up to and we seem to always get caught. We were forced to do things that we didn’t want to do. Christ is not like that. He’s the perfect gentleman; He’ll never force you to do something you don’t like. He’ll gently guide you in the right direction but in the end it’s all up to you whether you listen. Christ knows everything you can’t hide anything but just know He still loves you. God only wants the best for you, he never said you won’t get hurt but if you do He’s there to help you.

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Injustice

15 Feb

Proverbs 31:8-9: “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
There are millions of things wrong in the world, but to blame God is pointless for the simple fact is that it says in His word that he gave us the world so that we (His people) can rule it. WE can make the world a better place by spreading His love and speaking for those who don’t have a voice, those who can’t fight for themselves, those who don’t have any attention because of other issues. I once heard a quote “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Don’t just sit idly by while WE have the power to change injustice. Remember with God anything is possible. Go be change!

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Presence

11 Feb

God is always with you. From the time you were born until now. He has been with. He’s watching you and has helped guide you and protect you from accidents. Even when times seemed as if there was one set of foot prints on the ground it was His, He was carrying you. Never feel as if you are alone God promised he will never leave or forsake you. Go to him in prayer and find shelter in His presence so that you feel His beautiful arms wrap around and comfort you. He is here.

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Life: FUN

10 Feb

This super bowl commercial is funny I admit. They look like they’re having so much fun right? Is this what you call fun? Sneaking out at night, partying till dawn, getting in some trouble? Though this is fun to the world our fun should be a little different. Our fun isn’t always sitting in church listening to pastor, reading the Bible, or prayer which are all part of the Christian life but it’s more to it. You can still go to concerts such Lecrae, Jesus Culture, The Newsboys. You can still go out at night to church functions or a friend house. Being a Christian doesn’t mean you hang up the fun and become boring. You’re still young so have fun and enjoy Christ.

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Purpose

10 Feb

We all have a purpose in this life. We are not here just to do our “own thing”. God has blessed us with many talents and abilities that NO ONE else can do. Call on God and find your place, No matter how big or small it may seem God needs you to help further His Kingdom. Nobody’s place in too small and nobody’s job is too big that it out shines yours. We all belong in His Kingdom just find where your suppose to be and LIVE it, own it be a part of God’s Kingdom.

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Into the Wild, …

10 Feb

Into the Wild, pg. 132:
“I just don’t understand why he had to take those kind of chances,” Billie protests through her tears. “I just don’t understand it at all.”

Many people don’t understand many things in life. Why people behave the way they do, why it seems like the more you pray the worse it gets. Many subjects and life experiences baffle but praying always helps. It allows you to put your burdens on Christ who said in His word that he will carry them for you..just trust Him. He loves you and doesn’t want anything to weigh you down. Prayer also helps you to release negative emotions and feelings just trust Him and God will make you free.