February 02 2006
I have So many Friends on Phusebox now that I can't Say this to you as individuals right now.......HELLO...How are all of you? My week has been so great that I don't know where to begin. Okay, Here goes:
Sunday- My mom came to church, I was an usher for both morning services, I got to spend time with my mom for the first time since CHRISTmas, the guest musician who came told the entire congregation that God told him to buy me and my foster brothers a brand new suit, and he told everyone to buy his CD's and his books so he could give all of the money to me and my foster brothers to buy a brand new computer.
Monday- I said some things and did some things that I shouldn't have done, yet God gave me His favor....I didn't get in as much trouble as I should have.
Tuesday- My day was just awsome. I didn't have hardly anything to do in ALL of my classes. God helped me a little with my short sermon. (of course it's not done yet, we are still working on it)
Wednesday- I left school at 2:00pm to go to church for a fews minute until the pastor showed up, he drove me and my foster brothers to Nashville to meet with David Bayerly ( the guy who said he was going to buy us some suits), he bought us each a brand new suit, we got the suits tailored, Pastor Darla's uncle gave David Bayerly the money to buy all of us a brand new pair of dress shoes, (my uncle gave me and my biological brother three pairs of black dress socks), and I went to church to praise God for how much He has blessed me this week
Today- I don't know yet. I did start the day off by thanking God for how much He blessed my life since I became a Christian.
January 20 2006
Happiness keeps you sweet,
Trials keep you strong,
Sorrows keep you human,
Failures keep you humble,
Success keeps you glowing,But only God keeps you growing.
January 19 2006
Our Fine Arts theme this year is One Life One Chance. I am doing a short sermon on this theme ,but I only have a few scriptures and no message. I need a lot of prayer ......that God will give me a message to go with the scriptures ....and I need a lot of prayer about other things too. I am thinking about using James 4: 14 as the main scripture. I have other scriptures, but I don't know how to use them yet, or if I am going to use them at all. These scriptures are:
Luke 12: 13-21
Ephesians 4: 1-6
James 4: 14 and 17
The short sermon needs to be about 5 minutes long, so I need God to show me how He wants me to to this.
January 11 2006
January 04 2006
Sometimes we go through things that make us feel like there is no hope or that there is no way out. Sometimes we feel that there is nothing that we can do about whatever it is that is making us feel that way. In order to be victorious over these things, we must keep a pure mind. Yeah, I know that it is hard to keep a pure mind, but Jesus says in His word that we must keep a pure mind if we want to be victorious in life. Here's how to keep a pure mind:
A cknowledge our vulneralbility to God.
P ray for God's help.
U ndo old thought processes.
R estrict what we view.
E clipse bad thoughts with good thoughts.
M ake ourselves accountable to a CHRISTIAN friend.
I magine ourselves resisting temptation.
N ever despair when we fall.
D on't entertain impure thoughts that pop into our minds.
December 16 2005
Many times, I hear christians say that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Well, it's true. The bible tells us that He is and it says that He is our friend.......our BEST FRIEND. Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us. Jesus Christ never changes. As a matter of fact, we sometimes feel that He has moved Himself away from us. He isn't the one who moved. I say it again, Jesus Christ is not the one who moved.
Sometimes we find ourselves at a point where we are so on fire for God that we feel that nothing can separate us from Him. Yet, sometimes we find ourselves so far down that we feel that we will never be able to come back to Him; that we don't have any hope for forgiveness.
I tell you this, NEVER GIVE UP.....DON"T GIVE UP, because God does care about you and how you feel. Just let God be here for you, because He is a perfect gentleman. He isn't giong to make you come back to Him, but he will let you come back to Him. God will always be here for you. Just put all of your hope and trust in Him and give Him your everything. God wants to bless each and every one of us. The bible says that His bleesings are like putting flour in a container. When you but the flour in a container pack it down and put more in it, eventually the container will over flow if you keep putting more and more flour in it. That is the same way God pours out His blessings on us.
I just want to give Him all the praise for everything that He has done for me.
---Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God forever and ever--------Amen!!!!!
December 16 2005
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to the father except through Christ Jesus.
December 15 2005
Everytime I hear this verse,
I think about what I can do for the kingdom of Heaven.
I think about how someone reached out to me and told me about Christ and His great love.
I think about how I can be a help in telling others the Good News about God's wonderful kindness and love.
December 14 2005
Have you ever thought about what life would be like if the world was the way you wanted it to be? Have you ever thought about how the world would be if you were the only person in the world? Have you ever thought about things like "Where do I fit in, or Why does this kind of thing always happen to me?" Have you ever thought about what would happen if ................? I had all kinds of questions like these before I started going to church. I have been going to church for almost three years now, and every time I go I learn so much more than what I knew the day before. Church isn't just about seeing your friends that you haven't seen since last week, about making sure that you always have a smile on your face every you come, or about trying to find somewhere to go on Sundays and Wedsendays. It is about having a place to go when you want to be around christian role models who will always be an encouragement to you; but most importantly church is about having a place to go to worship God, and to give Him ALL the honor and glory and praise.
Having church and having a really good relationship with God the Father are two completely different things. Don't get me wrong though, but from the way I see it......it is. When you have church, you basically just go through the emotions. You come to church, go down to the alter, and then forget about what happened the day before. But when you have a really good relationship with God, you won't just be going through the emotions and forgetting about your time at the alter. When you have a really good relationship with God, you have a best friend that will always be there for you even when you don't realize that He is here for you.
Enoch had so good of a relationship with God that he was considered a friend of God and was taken into Heaven to be with Him. Elijah also had a really good relationship with God. When he earnestly prayed that it wouldn't rain, God listened to him and closed the floodgates of Heaven. Then, when Elijah prayed again, God opened the floodgates of Heaven and it began to rain. Elijah spent three solid years without rain before he had decided to pray for the rain. Anyways, Everyone here on Earth could have a relationship with God just like Elijah and Enoch did. But to have a really good relationship wtih Him, you must be obedient to Him. You must stay in your word and you must always make time out of your schedule to spend time with Him; not just at church....................I know that this is long, but I just want to be obedient to God by sharing all of this.
I know that there are a lot of people in the world who have questions like the ones I used to have, which is why I need to be someone who can be a light to them and tell them the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ. First of all, God sent His son to be a light to all peoples; Jew and gentile alike. Second, God sent His son to die on the cross so that we could have a chance to be forgiven for ALL of our sins. Jesus willingly suffered so that we would have a chance to come to knew the Father and be saved from the firery flames of Hell. Third, God rose His son on the third day so that ALL could see that Jesus is Lord and that Death, Hell and the grave have NO power over Him. The bible says that Jesus appeared to His deciples during the forty days afer His crucifixion. It also says that sometime before He accended to Heaven, He had his deciples go to a room where they were to stay for a while after He accended to Heaven. Jesus told them that He would give them a gift and a comforter. When Jesus accended to Heaven, the Holy Spirit came down upon them and they were filled with the Holy Ghost; speaking in languages that they never spoke before. Since the time that they recieved the gift of the Holy Spirit, they were able to accomplish so many great things for the kingdom of God.......................
Yeah... this is long, but I am trying to cut this short. God loves everyone and wants to be here for anyone who will let Him.