Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New creation

If any man be in Christ he is a new creation. This verse (2 Corinthians 5:17) means more to some than to others. For example, I got saved at an early age, because of that Christ made me a new creation, but I didn’t have some huge sin debt to get over. I hadn’t had a chance to mess up my life or get into “serious sin” on the other hand; a friend of mine just recently got saved, she’s a teenager she has some bad habits that were fine or a lost person but not acceptable for a Christian. She has some skeletons in her closet she has to get over and give to God. For me being a new creation wasn’t near as significant as it was for her. She realized God had forgiven her; He has made her a new creation, her old sins and mistakes are passed away. God forgives everyone who comes to Him, if there young and innocent like I was or who ever in your mind is the worst possible person ever. To God our sins are equal. Although it’s easier for me to overcome my past, I am no better in God’s eyes, or I would be, but God has forgiven me and washed me white as snow in His blood shed on the cross. God is willing to make us all new creations if only we come to Him by faith. No matter what you’ve done be it big or small God can and will forgive you if only you ask and believe in Him.

Lamp to our feet

God is a lamp to our feet. A guy brought this out in a message in youth group last night. God has a plan for us; He created a path for us to take. He lights for us only what is directly in front of us; He is a light to our path not our horizon. God has a plan, His will is for us to become little Christ’s that’s what being Christian means! As we follow this path He is leading us; there are going to be trials and struggles along the way, but He placed them there for us to grow in Him. He’s there walking us through every step; always there when we need Him and when we think we don’t. He may not revile Himself in the way we want, but He’s there, the whispering to us. God’s path is perfect; all we have to do is follow it. He will revile His plan for us bit by bit as we are ready. He will always light what we need that is in front of us like He promised; He never promised to be a light to our horizon. So let’s worry about the trials He has set before us, we will see what’s on the horizon when we get there.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Can a dragon judge osmusa

"Can a dragon judge osmusa?" This is a line from one of my favriot books, Fairest by Gale Carlson Lewis, I think. Anyway the main character Aza thinks she's really ugly and she's always told by her mother I believe "Can a dragon judge osmusa?" I' ve always just sort of thought "oh that's cool" but I never really thought about it. Today, someone who has never read my writing told me it sucked and that's when I got it. How can this person rightly judge my writing when they have no clue what it's like. From now on I'm going to try or check out something before i judge it.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Faith challenge

This is my first faith challenge so I'll pick something easy, tell one person “Jesus love’s you” pick just one person who looks like they need to hear that someone cares, who knows maybe God will open a door for you.


Okay, so on Wednesday my youth pastor shared his testimony with us. So I’m not going to repeat it, but it really got me thinking; Joe has strong faith that came through trials. God had to knock him on his back to get him to listen. Me, my testimony is simple, I was saved around age 10 at a Vacation Bible School put on by my church. I was ten! I didn’t have a big mess of sins to confess, I didn’t have any ungodly behavior to change. I was brought up in a Christian house with two Christian parents. My chances to mess up my life at ten were absolutely none. As I got older, I began to think that God hadn’t accepted me because I didn’t really change that much on the outside. Even before I was saved I was a good little Christian girl. Not many people could see a change in me. The change was all inside my heart. I know 100% I’m saved by God’s grace and I’m proud of that, and yet I’m in no way perfect. Because of my long Christian background, I have a fairly large comfort zone. That’s my daily battle, that’s where I fall short, I live in my comfort zone. I don’t have to avoid the temptation to curse, or drink, or smoke. No, those are things I may never struggle with, but every day I have to fight myself out of my large comfort zone, because although I have seen God use me in my comfort zone, I think God could use me a lot more if I was willing to step out from under my warm dry umbrella and into the rain.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Some of my writing

Behind the scenes
She’s just another kid. She does her work quietly, she dresses plainly. She does nothing to stand out. She blends into the crowd. Nobody sees her stepping out. Nobody thinks she’s special; but she’s simply extraordinary. When nobody’s looking she’s the girl who helps the teacher out. She’s the one living behind the scenes. The one making sure the people in the spot lights light shines a little brighter. She doesn’t look out for personal gain. She cares nothing for personal status only helping others achieve. She lives behind the scenes helping everyone.

Little by little they take my control. They change me to be like them; stealing my personality, my individuality. They try to control me to force me to conform and be like them. They tell me what I do is wrong, turn others against me. They say I can’t be who I am. They try to break me down, force me to change. I will not let them! The can not tell me who I am. I am who I am, who God created me to be. God can not make mistakes ever. Who I am, the way I am is right. Nobody can force me into that cheap cookie cutter mold. I was made to be different I will stand up for my God and what I believe. I am an original creative person nobody can break me down. I will not conform.

We think we are always right, even when were not. We love deeply. We fight over stupid things and don’t all forgive easily. But out biggest flaw, our biggest cause of hurt is our emotions. On the outside we have it all together, everything is perfect. On the inside, we crave affection, love, and, acceptance. We torture ourselves, saying we’re no good nobody loves us, we’re fat. All because we don’t feel loved or we are greedy for more. We pretend like nothing gets to us, nobody knows about the nights we spend crying about what has been said to us. We are like glass diamonds. We see only our flaws, we look tough unbreakable, yet we are fragile.