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16 June 2014 @ 01:00 pm

Who told you you were all alone?
Who told you this is all there is?
What's holding you so you can't take hold of hope?
You're stuck so deep that you can't move
Don't you want to

Live, live
'Cause you were made for so much more than this
Live, knowing that God loves you
He's been with you all along
He wants you to know the truth so you can live

You're worth enough that He died for you
His heart burns with love and desire for you
Don't be afraid to receive
Don't be afraid to believe
That you can
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06 January 2014 @ 12:02 pm
John 17:18

"As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world."

We all have our talents that help us through everyday life. You may know someone who is a skilled seamstress who can fix a tear in a garment faster than you can snap your fingers. Or you may know someone who is a master handy man who can fix issues with appliances in your home faster than you can jump.

In this same way we are given talents by God. Talents that not only help us to glorify Him, but to also help people in this world who are going through hard times or at a place in their life where they feel they have no where else to go except down. With the gifts that God has given us we can help these people. Your gift may be to help financially, pray diligently or just to give hands-on help work daily.

There is a mending pile that is growing daily in our world. What gifts we have to use it is important that we do so because we are called by God to help each other. Not just Christians, but EVERYONE.
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06 January 2014 @ 12:00 pm
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30 December 2013 @ 10:10 am
Proverbs 25:28

"A man who can't control himself is like a city whose walls are broken down."

Self-control is something that people have a hard time dealing with, even Christians. Acting on the temptations adds weight onto us not only spiritually, but emotionally as well. We find ourselves beating ourselves up because we gave into what separates us from God: sin.

In Galatians 5:22, self-control is listed as one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit by Paul. If we lack self-control it is important to pray to God to give us strength during times of temptation and to ask God to help us gain self-control. By doing this we are able to not only find some kind of emotional stability in our walk with God, but also by leaning on God through difficult times that we cannot handle on our own it will give us some peace and comfort to know that God will help us gain what we lack in controlling ourselves.

A good thing to also remember if self-control is something you struggle with is to ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?" As Christians we are to live a Christlike life so if you are facing a temptation with a lack of self-control asking yourself this question is a good way to lead you into the correct direction, which is being obedient to God.
12 November 2013 @ 02:39 pm
11 November 2013 @ 10:40 am
24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. - Hebrews 10:25 [NLT]

Our relationship with God is not only kept strong by meeting with Him through prayer and Bible reading, but also by meeting with other Christians. Our fellowship with other Christians through prayer, Bible study, encouragement, doing activities and countless other things is a key factor in keeping our relationship with God vibrant and strong.

Fellowship with other Christians is also important not only for our relationship with God, but also with our Christian path.

1 Peter 5:8 [NLT] tell us, "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour."

This verse of scripture speaks the truth! The devil is ALWAYS trying to find ways to make us stumble. If we have other Christians around us helping us through prayer and encouragement it's a wonderful thing for us so that we feel confident in that we have power and strength on our side through God.

Sometimes it's hard to be around others when we're going through a tough time. Sometimes it's hard if we're just having one of those days. We can always reach out to a fellow sister or brother in Christ to help us through a rough patch or if we feel vulnerable. Never be afraid to reach out because God sent wonderful Christians to help us and He wants us to reach out.
03 November 2013 @ 03:21 pm

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27:14
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03 November 2013 @ 02:42 pm
1 I love the LORD, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. 2 Because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live. 3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: "LORD, save me!" 5 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6 The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, He saved me." - Psalm 116:1-6

One of the many truths from our Heavenly Father that we can always count on is that God is faithful. He is faithful to save us, provide for us and so much more.

When we are in our darkest times and feel as if we have no one to turn to it is VERY important for us to remember and cling to the truth that God WILL be faithful and never leave us. He will always provide a way out of any problem or tough situation. It may not be the way we expected or wanted, but He will provide a way.
22 October 2013 @ 02:54 pm
I'm using THIS from Jesus Plus Nothing to study the Book of Ruth.

A few notes I made while reading through the lesson:

1 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. - Ruth 1:1-2

  • We see in these first two verses that Elimelek and Naomi went elsewhere to find prosperity instead of staying faithful to the Lord that He would provide. This is something that is not uncommon with Christians. Times get hard or things don't go exactly right so we wander off to find help or prosperity somewhere else.

    2 Corinthians 5:7 says, "For we live by faith, not by sight."

3 Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. - Ruth 1:3-5

  • Naomi, her husband, and their two sons paid the price for their lack of faith in God. Three lost their lives while one went through a trial of suffering from loss of loved ones.

The Book of Ruth: Chapter 1Collapse )