Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Prayer

Father in Heaven,

Let your name be reverence in all the world, for You are holy and deserve all praise. There is no one like You, you are our Provider, Healer, Deliver and so much more. Father I thank you for this day. I just want to thank you for my brothers and sisters in the Faith. I pray Lord that they will stay in Your face to seek you and have a relationship with You. I pray that they will love You with all their hearts and that they will put You first in all things. That they will submit to you and resist the devil. I know some of my brothers and sisters are being persecuted for their faith in You, but I pray that you will strengthen them and know that You love them. I pray for unity and love among us.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!

Our Father Loves Us!!!!!

Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. Eph. 1:4

For I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Ps. 139:14

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 1 John 4:9

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 8:38-39

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Will You Die for Christ?

What if you were is a situation when someone hold a gun to you and ask if you would die for Christ? What would you say? Some people would say "of course I would die for Him" but when I really think about that question, I wonder what I would say. I don't know what I would say if an opportunity to die for the Savior. I would hope to say "yes", but would I? I hope that I would love my Savior more than myself. I hope that I would be bold in my faith.

Cheack this video out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPADJNtf-PU

Beauty

What is beauty? Is it blue eyes? Is it tall and skinny? Do you have to have long hair? Do you have to be a size zero? It is something physical or invisible? I was thinking of this question when I was at a women bible study this past week as we were talking about beauty. It is such a good topic and so many people struggle with the concept of beauty. For me I thought beauty was to have the perfect face, to be tall, and have really long hair. I even thought it was something that was easily seen. As I grown I a Christian I realize that what the world think is beauty is different from the way my Father see's beauty. I have come to notice that beauty is seen in someone (the way they listen and do things for you). It is my Father creation that is beauty (animals, flowers, people, tree's rivers etc.). What really trip me up was that beauty is invisible. I say that because for Jesus Christ when I think of Him, he is beautiful and I can't see Him. It is something about my Lord that I find beautiful. I wish my sisters and brother in Christ would see that what the world view of beauty is not how Our Father sees beauty. I wish we could all stop trying to be like the models of TV, when I look at the women of TV, I see that what they have won’t last. I don't see anything wrong with dress up but I find there is a problem when we become obsess with beauty. I think people need to change their view of beauty.

Beauty is not always of the outward appearance. It is something that is inside of our heart.

1 Peter 3:3-4
Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Thank You Jesus Christ!!!!

Today I cry at the thought of knowing that our Savior would even think and consider coming down here to die for our sins. He did that so we could have a relationship with Him and the Father. Before Christ, because of our sin there was a gap between us and God. But the good news is that we have a chance to be forgiven and be with our Father. When I look at myself all I see is a filthy person that deserves to go to hell. I'm amazed that God would think of me and save me from the wrath to come. He is truly an amazing Savior and there is no one like him. I just have to thank my Savior for dieing on the cross for my sins. Because of Christ Jesus, there is a chance that I can be with Him, a chance to have a relationship with Him. I love you Lord and just want to thank you for dying on the cross for me, you did not have too but because you love us you voluntarily decided to die for us. Thank you.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Spiritual Emphasis Week

One thing that I can honesty say that I love about the college I go to, is that I love Spiritual Emphasis week, so far my college has brought some really good guest speakers. This time they brought a husband, father of eight children, pastor, professor and an entrepreneur. He is also a founder and pastor of the Hub University church in Florida.

Day 1: Son/Daughter of God (Identity in Christ)
Day 2: Sanctification
Day 3: Purity

I learn so much this week and I am so happy that the Pastor Rivera came to talk to us. It is so important for us Christians to know who we are in Christ and that we can trust God. For me it can be so hard to let go and let God do what he will. It's so hard to trust, but its God, he will never hurt me and I see that now. I always hear him say "trust me, I want hurt you" but I don't listen. But I changing my ways and I am going to trust God with everything (my hope, dreams, desires, fears, secrets, pains etc.). Since I am saved I don't have to continue in my old ways, I must turn from my sin and choose God. I’m not a slave to my sin. It is God who sanctifies us, as it says in 1 Thess. 5:23-24, "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it." It is a process that we as Christians go through. I love the analogy of holding on to the "fake peals" which is that we hold to our old ways but God want to give us something better and that is Him. So true because I know I can be so afraid to let something’s go but I must trust God that everything will be okay. I learn something the 1st is that we must leave our life of sin, 2nd we must cleft on to God and the things of God, and 3rd is receive from what God want to do.

This week has cause to reflect on a lot of things going on in me and around me. I am ready to trust God with everything and know that He is God and he know what's best for me. My God is faithful and I want him to take control over my life and lead me.

Looking Back

I was looking back at all my post and I notice a lot about myself as a Christian. I remember when I first started this blog I was 16 years old and at that age I did not like myself. I was very depressed and I did not have any friends. I was just so incomplete and unsatisfied with myself. I did not have Christian friends and I really needed that to help me along in my Christian walk with God. I see year by year I was writing different, I could see the difference in my relationship with God, my self-esteem was higher, did not want to kill myself, I just wanted to be with God. I wanted to be like him and have a relationship with him. I thank my Father from where he brought me in life. I am happy to be a child of God. Thank Him for answering my prayers about putting older Christian women in my life, about school, and having a relationship with Him. I praise my God. He is so good.

I can say that I hope that year by year that I will continue to grow as a Christian and be a woman after God.

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