Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The best New Year's Resolution ever!

Ok, this is just a side note, doesn't have nothing to do with the previous post. I won't forget to post up my sequence to the question, but, since New Year's is just right around I want to post something about it!

A lot of us make New Year resolutions, either loosing weight, getting better grades in school, being a better son/daughter/mom/dad/husband/wife, etc. However, do any of us make resolutions to get closer to God? You may, or you may not. You might say, "I want a closer relationship with God this year!" Well, then in June you forget about it because summer is here and we all know in the summer things are a bit different. Do you keep that promise? Or is it just something you say and then you throw it away in the wind? As a start to this New Year, make a commitment, a promise that YOU will no matter become closer to God. Don't make a promise unless you can completely be sure about it. God doesn't forget a promise like that. Personally, there is no better commitment you can make than having a closer relationship with the one and only true God.

Yes, it's fine, you can make many other resolutions, whatever they are, but most of the time a few will only last, and make your relationship with Christ grow more than it has in the past 2, 5, 10, 15, whatever the amount of years you've been a Christian. Read the bible daily, even just for 5 minutes, prayer is the only way you can draw closer. The only way you can develop a deep friendship. I have a love and respect for my God, I love him so much, that I can't even describe it! That my friends is the best New Year's resolution, having a deep love and friendship with Jesus Christ our Lord! Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (NLT)

Have a blessed and a heart full of love for Christ this New Year of 2009!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Part 1...guys!

I hope y'all had a great Christmas?! I sure did, and I had a great big surprise too!

I have been thinking these past days while I have been off school...what should I post about on my blog? Should I touch the subject of guys and girls?! It came back and forth in my mind...yes, no?! I don't know! Not until this morning in my quiet time did I get a voice speak and say, "Yes, do it!" So, you might know what I will say, this is a subject which many don't like to touch, especially Christians. But, lets face it, do we have this problem, often starring at the other gender, or are we totally ignoring and have no problem at all?

Ok, buckle up your seat belt, stay on your computer chair, and read my words, here we GO!

Do you have an issue about this thing with guys. Whenever you see a guy, and lets say there's something you like about him, do you have thoughts about this guy, or do you block them out immediately? Is it something that comes easy to you, or do you struggle in this area? When my 13th birthday came around I saw guys from a different perspective, there were boys I knew for a long time and they were just there. When that birthday came I saw guys from a point I never saw before. I saw the cuteness in them and was aware that THERE IS a BIG difference between us! I was getting all happy and didn't see the danger in my foolishness. I have talked to a few girls and they all have had the same experience, some earlier than others, or some later on in life. Come on, honestly, don't tell me you have gone through your single year and haven't noticed a single guy where your heart goes up and down? I have a friend and she once told me that this is a normal feeling for a girl. When we see a guy we like, we get out of our way, and maybe our heart jumps up a bit too. Now, here's a question for you girls to answer! Is It OK to Have a Crush on a Guy? I'm going to leave you girls with this question, it's up to you to answer with leaving a comment, and then in my upcoming post I will post about that subject and continue where I have stopped!

Is this feeling all normal, or am I nuts? Just wait, stay on your chair and see what I will write!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hey guys! Since Christmas is just a day away we are forgetting the true meaning of everything. Check out this beautiful picture of the way Christmas is displayed. Despite the voice of the singer, the video itself is great! I wish you all a great and blessed Christmas day. Don't be afraid to say, "Merry Christmas!" Don't find yourself caught up in the "Happy Holiday" saying. Don't be afraid to say, CHRISTmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not only on Christmas day!

A lot of people tend to be more spiritual and going to church just because Christmas is around, read this poem and you may want to think otherwise!

Lord, this is my prayer
Not only on Christmas Day
But until I see You face to face May
I live my life this way:

Just like the baby Jesus
I ever hope to be,
Resting in Your loving arms
Trusting in Your sovereignty.

And like the growing Christ child
In wisdom daily learning,
May I ever seek to know You
With my mind and spirit yearning.

Like the Son so faithful
Let me follow in Your light,
Meek and bold, humble and strong
Not afraid to face the night.

Nor cowardly to suffer
And stand for truth alone,
Knowing that Your kingdom
Awaits my going home.

Not afraid to sacrifice
Though great may be the cost,
Mindful how You rescued me
From broken-hearted loss.

Like my risen Savior
The babe, the child, the Son,
May my life forever speak
Of who You are and all You've done.

So while this world rejoices
And celebrates Your birth,
I treasure You, the greatest gift
Unequaled in Your worth.

I long to hear the same words
That welcomed home Your Son,
"Come, good and faithful servant,"
Your Master says, "Well done."

And may heaven welcome others
Who will join with me in praise
Because I lived for Jesus Christ
Not only Christmas Day -- Mary Fairchild

Changed your mind?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Beware of these books!

Everyone, take a good look at this. I received this email and was urged to share it on my blog. This man Neale D Walsch is the author of Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens. These titles may be catchy, and may sound totally spiritual, but wait before you purchase these items. Inside the books the words may not seem so spiritual. The devil has his hand on these books, read the article below and please pass it on!

Oprah is pushing this book. (another reason I don't care for her!)

Please pay special attention not only to what your kids watch on TV, in movie theaters, on the Internet, and the music they listen to, but also be alert regarding the books they read.
Two books are, Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens, written by Neale D. Walsch. They sound harmless enough by their titles alone. The books have been on the New York Times best sellers list for a number of weeks, and they make truth of the statement, "Don't judge a book by its cover or title."

The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the "voice of God". However, the "answers" that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and I paraphrase), when a girl asks the question "Why am I a lesbian?" His answer is that she was 'born that way' because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed, with brown eyes, etc.). Then he tells her to go out and "celebrate" her differences.
Another girls poses the question "I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?" His reply is, "Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong."

Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin. His reply "I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong, because the rule is "'judge not lest ye be judged."
Not only are these books the false doctrine of the devil, but in some instances quote (in error) the Word of God.

And the list goes on. These books (and others like it) are being sold to schoolchildren through (The Scholastic Book Club), and we need to be aware of what is being fed to our children.
Our children are under attack. So I pray that you be sober and vigilant about teaching your children the Word of God, and guarding their exposure to worldly mediums, because our adversary, the devil, roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). We know that lions usually hunt for the slowest, weakest and YOUNGEST of its prey.
Pass this on to every Believer you know. God bless! And, if you are in doubt, check out the books yourself.

Scary isn't it? I even went a step further earlier on Amazon and read a few comments from others who have read the book. I'll let you read one review: "Perhaps this book should be better titled Conversations with god (small "g") for Teens as the Holy Jehovah God would not reveal answers to questions in the way it is written here. This book is based on liberal man's interpretation and not what our youth need to hear. They hear that enough from television and society. I would NOT let my teen read this book. It is not Bible based and certainly not of GOD!!!"

It's shocking how man is deceiving the eyes, ears, and hearts of men, women, and children! The way of the ungodly is taking over this world. It's just like the words from the song, 'Slow Fade' "Be careful little eyes what you see, it's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings. Be careful little ears what you hear, when flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near, be careful little lips what you say, for empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray." Sadly, Christians are falling into the foolishness of this world. Please, pass this on to anyone you know! We need to, as I always say, make way through this world as a light!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Reading Psalms in a month...but how?

My days, my time, my school, my studies, my family, my life, my dog, my friends, my email,! That's right, I have a blog! But you see all the MYS I have?! That's why I have such limited time to blog, and what am I doing here, explaining all this to you, just take it and believe me! But, what have I done again...? I have changed the entire layout. Shame on me, always messing around with it, I'm probably the only blog in the whole world doing so?! I didn't want a Christmas background, because I'd be in the same shoes next month! Alright, I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving? I sure did, ate way to much but worked it all out the following day, playing soccer and football!

So, can you believe it that December is here?! Shall we say, "Happy Birthday!" to our last month. Crazy, isn't it? Snow showers, tea, Christmas carols, Christmas decoration, cookies, gloves, hats, scarves, boots, coats, all take place in the beautiful month of...December. What a lovely month this is, celebrating the birth of our beloved Savior! As all this 'new' stuff arrives, new moments are also cherished and remembered. You may get busy since the holidays are just around the corner. I know how that all is, shopping, family time, friends, tests in school, baking, and so much more takes up your day and time. Although, we should not forget to read our wonderful bible. Right?!

As the new month approached us before we could stop it, I have once again started at the beginning of Proverbs 1. I have been doing this every single month since winter 2006. Perhaps, a few of you don't know what I'm talking about. You see, the lovely book of Proverbs has 31 chapters, total. Now, since each month varies from 30-31 days, not including February, you take Proverbs and lets say for an example, December 1st you read Proverbs 1. Now, since December has 31 days, you will totally match up with Proverbs. Of course, a few months throughout the year are short a day, that's ok! Do you see where I'm going with this? For each day, you read a Proverb. The 15th of December you read Proverbs 15! I'm pretty sure a few of you knew that!?

However, I have learned another trick from a friend concerning Psalms. I haven't done this in awhile, so as December 1st was yesterday, I began it up again. This is what you do. Lets say you'd be interested in reading the Psalms in a whole month...but how, you ask yourself? Well, you take for example, December 1st, you read Psalm 1, 31, 61, 91, and 121. Do you see any pattern? Ok, let me explain myself. For each day, you read the date and then add 30 to each chapter. Understanding? Another example, December 10th, read Psalm 10, 40, 70, 100, and 130. As you know, there are only 150 chapters. So, on average, you read 5-6 chapters a day, and surprisingly, you get through the whole book! Give it a shot and see how much you'll learn from the Psalms. My favorite is to pray a Psalm, especially Psalm 51! That is a Psalm which has helped me so much. You might notice that you have ignored the book of Psalm so, take your eyes to that book and explore the beautiful writings therein!