Thursday, May 21, 2015

Potato Chips: Giving And Receiving

Sometimes in life we have things that we think we can't live without even though God doesn't want us to have them. But as we all know, going against God's will gets you no where. I'd like to share this testimony with you in hopes that it can give you some understanding and guidance.:
The other night my mother and I were at disagreement on some things in the bible. We just couldn't see eye to eye. However I had not researched those specific things in the bible therfore I had no knowledge of what I was saying.
We left my mom's after staying a few days and returned home. I just couldn't sleep because I just didn't understand what her and I were talking about. So I got my phone and opened my bible app and read the verses about what we were talking about and she was right. I called her and apologized and then got a huge bag out and long story short; I began packing my pants, nail polishes, hair dye, and colorful make up into the bag because in the bible it speaks that these things are sinful for a woman to wear. (If you believe differently that's fine and that's between you and God so please don't be angered by the post.)
Anyways the purpose of telling you all that is this... the night before I had been thinking how badly I wanted some potatoe chips but we didn't have enough money for them. After giving up my things for the Lord the next day we got a food box and inside was potatoe chips and my favorite chip dip.
This sounds silly but it's such a good example of what God can do for you. As simple as this was God still gave it to me because I gave up something for him.
Sometimes we have to push things aside for God in order for him to bless us abundantly.
Sometimes it's better to give than receive is such a true statement because the things we give to God he will reward us for 10 times better.
So if your struggling and feel like you just can't get through to God then think about things in your life, maybe there is something that God wants to replace with something better.
Always remember, Jesus loves you yesterday, today and forever and prayer always changes things!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Romans 12:1-21 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 

Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 

Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 

Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

John 3:30-31 KJV

He must increase, but I must decrease.  He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

John 3:16-17 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Be Happy, Be You

Sometimes it's hard to be yourself and to be happy with who you are. We often have to remind ourselves of how important we truly are.
God made you just the way he wants you to be. Every flaw has a purpose and every ounce of you is beautiful.
Be proud of who God made you. Don't let the world make you become something that you are not.
Be happy, be you!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Being Different

Everyone is different. No one is the same. But thanks to society some differences are often criticized. Think about this, what is wrong with being overweight, skinny, short, tall, shy, or even having anxiety? Truth? Nothing is wrong with it.
Now days kids are raised to think that being different is wrong. I have been disliked all my life and even now because I am different. And while the discrimination hurts it also teaches me that this world is not my home.
God made you the way you are and what right does a human have to pass judgement on one of God's masterpieces? They have no right!
Don't hate yourself. Instead be proud of who you are. You have a purpose. If others don't like you then thats something they need to take up with God because to God you are perfect.
God makes no mistakes, always remember that.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Change: What Does It Mean?

Change is a word that we often use to empower ourselves. But what does "change" really consist of?
(Definition: Change - To make or become different.)
To make a change does not always mean the same thing. It can mean within ourselves, our lifestyle or even within others.
Change is a hard concept to grasp sometimes because it can often be frightening to think about something your used to completely being different.
However, change can benefit us in more of a good way than a bad way. It can make us happy and stronger and also give us more purpose.
Are you thinking about change? Does it scare you? If you answered yes to both questions then it is time to sit down and think things through.
Think about the pros and cons of change, about how bad you want it or don't want it and most importantly let your heart guide you.
You can never go wrong when following your heart. If you follow your heart then you are more likely to be satisfied with your choice.
To end this I want to give a final word of advice... Trust not only your heat when it comes to change but also trust God to guide you in the right direction of change.
God will never mislead you and prayer can always make a difference.