Monday, June 30, 2014

You know that Christ was rich, but for you he became poor. Christ did this so that by his being poor you might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Week 27

Life has it's ups and downs, everyone goes through bad things because no ones life is perfect. But everyone is also very different,  some people might have the same problem but they handle it differently and some people could have a totally different problem yet they handle it the same. So when the waves of life settle down and the troubles finally come to an end everyone has a different result and some are good and some are worse than before they started. The difference between these two people is that one does not have God. If you have God with you throughout your trouble you'll be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And when you reach the end of this tunnel you will be re-newed, re-freshed, and re-built. You are becoming the person that God created you to be. You are becoming you!

Let's say you are a glass of water and someone (Satan) had a dropper full of:
  • Impurity
  • Envy
  • Pride
  • Greed
  • Lust
  • Anger
  • Rage
  • Malice
  • Filthy Language
  • Etc.
And he squeezed that dropper with one of these things into your glass of water a few times a day. Your glass of water will be very dirty in the end. God can re-new your cup. Refresh your water. And re-build your life. If you've already done this before, but a week later, maybe, you don't feel new anymore than that's because you were looking for pleasing you own self instead of others... instead of God. Look to Him because He will make you feel new. He will make you feel good.

 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4 NIV
 Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
Philippians 2:4 MSG

Saturday, June 28, 2014

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. Proverbs 31:17

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:3-4

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? Psalms 56:3-4

Monday, June 23, 2014

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Psalms 40:4


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalms 28:6-7

Week 26

A Ballad Of The Trees And The Master
Into the woods my Master went,
Clean forspent, forspent.
Into the woods my Master came,
Forspent with love and shame.
But the olives they were not blind to Him,
The little gray leaves were kind to Him:
The thorn-tree had a mind to Him
When into the woods He came.

Out of the woods my Master went,
And He was well content.
Out of the woods my Master came,
Content with death and shame.
When Death and Shame would woo Him last,
From under the trees they drew Him last:
'Twas on a tree they slew Him -- last
When out of the woods He came.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day Everyone

(Picture from Pinterest)
I hope everyone is having a great father's day! I'm sure if my sister and I didn't just have our teeth taken out we'd probably go mini golfing or something with our dad, but instead we are all enjoying a happy evening together at home, which is just as fun! ;-) God Bless!

Week 25

Everyone's always telling me to "have Grace," but what does it mean? That's when I started doing some research. This is what I found.

God's/The Bible's definition of Grace:
Grace- an underserved favor of gift; the underserved forgiveness, kindness and mercy that God gives us.

The forgiveness, charity, mercifulness.  
The animosity, enmity, disfavor.

Okay, so what it's saying is, if someone hurts you in any way you should have Grace; show mercy, and forgive them. Sometimes it can be hard though, what do you do then? Then you need to talk to God. Tell Him about it and ask Him to help you forgive. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When you are going through a difficult time and wonder where God is, remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Week 24

From Romans 12:9-21:

Love is a beautiful thing, but sometimes can be very difficult. You have to love friends, family, even enemies. And that's a lot to think about!

Rule #1: Love must be sincere.

Rule #2: Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Rule #3: Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.

Rule #4: Honor one another above yourselves.

Rule #5: Never be lacking in zeal (eagerness; strong desire), but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Rule #6: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.

Rule #7: Share the Lords Truth- Reach out

Rule #8: Live in harmony

Rule #9: Do not be conceited

Rule #10: Overcome evil with good

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.  Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.  Romans 12:9-21

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Modesty- Shorts- This Ones For The Girls

I recently read a blog post about how short shorts should be. At first I was kind of disappointed with what they said because I thought my length of shorts was long enough, but who wouldn't be upset about that? Anyways, it said your shorts should be about two inches up from your knee. So the "shorts" their talking about is like mini capris. That's almost two times the length of my shorts now!

So the next time I wore my shorts, I paid attention to everything. And guess what? When I sat down, they scrunched up to an inappropriate length. So, it took me a while, but I finally agreed with what they said in that post. I want to be God's little girl, and the first line of business is perfecting modesty. You may be thinking, how can changing my clothes help me in my relationship with God? Well it can, and I'll tell you why.

God only wants what's best for you and me, and this is the best place to start. God made your body for your husbands eyes only. Not for everyone to see. When I walk down the street and I see a girl wearing shorts too short, I shun them. But not on purpose! I try to be nice but it's hard to not look at those spots when passing people, and it's even harder to talk to them. Girls, that's not how to get attention!

Being modest doesn't mean you have to wear ugly clothes, it doesn't mean you have to wear skirts all the time (unless you want to), and it certainly doesn't mean you have to cover your entire body like a body shield. It just mean to cover the private parts. And they make beautiful clothes that do that!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Jesus Take the Wheel

She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati
On a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat
Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline
It'd been a long hard year

She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention
She was going way too fast
Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn't even have time to cry
She was so scared
She threw her hands up in the air

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
And the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I'm sorry for the way
I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
Oh, Jesus take the wheel

Oh, I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
From this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

Oh, take it, take it from me.
Oh, wow, ohhhhh.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Week 23

Where There's a Will, There is always a Way

My little brother is a perfect example of how 'where there's a will, there's a way." It's funny actually, when you tell him that he can't play with mommy's books for example, and block any possible entrance to them, he WILL find a way to get them. I'm not even kidding, he is determined to get those books. (lol)

This is what God wants you to do, he always wants you to be able to find a way to him. He always wants to find ways to what is good. He always wants you to be happy. And to be truly happy means to always have God by your side and on your mind. He loves you, and you love him. So never stop looking for Him, don't let anything stand in your way.