Friday, February 25, 2011

I Was Awarded

The rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Write seven things about yourself.

3. Pass on to seven other bloggers.

4. Tell the seven awardees of their award! :)

The person who awarded me:
Thank you so much, Melanie. I'm grateful that you (said you) like my blog, and for awarding me. (I have to say, I never thought I was "stylish")

Seven things about me:

Number one: It wouldn't be a lie if I told you I have the potential for being one of the worst human beings alive. (I almost was and sometimes almost am.)

Number Two (and probably the most important): My sin is forgiven because of Jesus' death and resurrection. I am a new person continually trying to let Christ live through me.

Number Three: Galatians 2:20 is my favorite verse, and it explains the way I try to be perfectly, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

Number Four: I'm not really important so I don't have seven things to say about myself. I'm not going to post about myself, just about what the LORD is showing me and doing to me.

Number Five: When I'm am uneasy, worried, sad or troubled I find peace in Christ Jesus. "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27) As my grandad says, if you can't sleep at night "don't count sheep, talk to the Shepherd."

Number Six: I would encourage anyone who reads this to join the Bible Bee this summer. If you have friends/family ages 7 to 18 you should tell them about it too. If you are older than 18 you can still be a part of the Bible Bee by volunteering, encouraging your church to host a Bible Bee, or donating. (Being in the Bible Bee was one of the best decisions I've ever made.)

Number Seven: I want to share a story with you I read recently. It is sad and beautiful, but it is a picture of sacrificial love. Hope Does Not Put To Shame

Seven Bloggers I'm awarding:








All seven of you have wonderful blogs. I look forward to reading your blog posts. Thank you!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

An Amazing Testimony

This is such an incredible testimony. I hope you like it as much as I do. Check it out!

P.S. If you scroll down the page you can see the words/subtitles. =]

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who Was Your Valentine?

A Valentine may have played a love song for you, but God sings you the sweetest love song in the universe.
"The Lord your God... will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

A Valentine may have given you flowers, but God sent you the most beautiful rose of all: Jesus.
"I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys."
Song of Solomon 2:1

A Valentine might've bring you chocolate, but God provides you with something even sweeter, His Word.
"How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" Psalm 119:103

Your Valentine may even love you for a lifetime, but God loved you before you were born and will love you for all eternity.
"Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love...with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3"

Friday, February 11, 2011

2 Lessons I Learned in MO

Number one: My life will be filled with words I wish I'd never said.

Proverbs 17:27-28 tells us:
"He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive."

The tongue is described as a fire, a sharp razor, a sword, an arrow, and full of deadly poison.

James 3:6 says "And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell."

"Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles." (Prov. 21:23)

Another reminder is found in James 1:26: "If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless."

"But to the wicked God says: 'What right have you to declare My statutes, or take My covenant in your mouth. You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.'" (Ps. 50:16,19)

And number two: My life will be filled with words I wish I had said.

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers” (Eph. 4:29). "... nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks." (Eph. 5:4)

We need to replace our old habits with new habits. Instead of insulting let us use words that are "good for necessary edification", so that it may give grace to those listening. Instead of negative words we should use words to give thanks.

I know how easy it is for my tongue to get out of control. I must continually seek His forgiveness and allow Him to change the attitude of my heart and my mouth, so they will be pleasing to Him.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer” (Ps. 19:14).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Life IS Valuable

"And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion."  Mother Teresa

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."  Elie Wiesel