Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I Will


Sometimes we just need to say two words, I will. I will serve. I will go out and share the gospel. I will make friends with the person who is treated like a outsider. I will. 

If you are a Christ follower you have a command : to make disciples of all nations.

Matthew 28:18-20 says,"  18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

We need to just say I will. Here I am Lord, send me. You are missionary wherever you are, it doesn't matter how old you are, just tell. Share the Good News and let God do the rest, you've planted the seed, let God make it grow.

And be willing to serve, be the hands and feet of Christ. And remember, whenever you share God's Word the Holy Spirit will fill you up and will do the speaking for you ( but you still need to talk :).

Just say I will.



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Describing a Moment : If You're Still


If you're quiet, if you're still... you can hear the sounds of nature past the sounds of this busy world we call home. You can hear the birds call out to each other. You can hear the crickets speak out into the night. You can hear the faint sound of raindrops.

If you look, if you're still...you can see the wonders of God's beautiful creations. Clouds moving across the sky. Birds flying about in the evening sky. Flowers swaying in the wind.

Be still, just for a moment, take it all in.

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Sometimes in our busy lives we forget to just be still, to look around us, to really listen and look at  God's creations. So sometimes instead of my regular blog posts then I'm going to post something I've written describing nature.

Hope you liked it!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fitting In

Ever feel like you don't fit in? You are not alone with this feeling, we all feel like we don't fit in from time to time. But what is really fitting in?
   
Fitting "in" is feeling like you're wanted, that you're "in line" with other people, that you aren't different. Truth is, you are different. No two people are completely the same. Truth is, you are wanted. Truth is, you have a King who died for your sins 2,000 years ago so that if we believe in Him then we can be in heaven with Him one day. Truth is, if your friends don't accept you for who you are, are they really your friends?

People have different definitions of fitting "in". The important thing to remember in those times is that you have a loving God in heaven who hears your prayers and is with you. Also, if you're going through some emotions about fitting in, then talk to your parents. I talk to my mom about all my problems. True, they won't always know exactly what to say, but talking about it can make you feel better and having their loving arms around you can help you.

Joshua 1:9 says,  " Be strong and courageous, for the Lord will be with you wherever you go." Like that verse says, God is always with you, He will never leave your side. So remember if you ever feel like you don't fit in then remember, you fit into God's plan.

So always remember you fit in with God. You are wanted. You are loved. Always remember that.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Masterpiece

     An artist calls his or her favorite art piece their masterpiece. You are God's masterpiece. You were made in the image of God.
 
   Genesis 1:27 says, " So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. "

   People may tell you that you are worthless, not wanted, not loved. You are priceless. You are loved. You are wanted. God loves you so much that Jesus took our place on the cross so that if we believe in Him then we can one day be with Him in heaven. You are priceless, unique, and special. You may not always feel special, but trust me, you are.

   God made you the way you are. God put those hairs on your head in place. He designed that beautiful personality you have. He put that loving smile on your face. If you ever don't feel special (and we all have those moments) then pray to the One who created you. God made you special.



                                 Just like God made these beautiful sight...... He made you.

God made you special, always remember that. You are God's masterpiece.