Friday, May 20, 2016

Pushing God Aside


When we first hear about God, we're so excited. We want to tell the whole world about how much he loves us and really let his light shine. But then other things come up. Friends, school, sports, work, obligations: things just keep pushing God aside. We tell ourselves, "Oh, I don't need to think about God right now, I'll just go to church on Sunday," during the week. On Sundays, we put sleep and all the things we've been avoiding up until that point ahead of God. We'll make it up to him later. Really, we need to stop acting like this. God told us that we need to put him first in Proverbs 3:6 "In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success." Your friends can wait. God can too, but he shouldn't have to. Remember how you felt when you first heard about God and try to act that way every day.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Miracles


As Christians we know that everyday that God gives us is a miracle yet there are others that are scepticle that such events are possible. This video shows us that God is always looking out for us and always sending his angels to be with us. One might say "why would God even let the car hit them" to which we would reply that sometimes God needs to show us this so that we will open our eyes and see that bad things can come towards our way but he will protect us.

Christian Athletes


This video was really neat and it honestly gave me the chills when I watched it. We see athletes always praising themselves or taking all the glory for the touchdown, homerun, or goal. However there are those few athletes that have gotten it right by praising Jesus and telling people the real reason for their success. There is a passage that stands out to me that these athletes live by which is Matt. 10:32 "Who ever ackwoledges me before others, I will also ackowledge before my Father in heaven."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

You are loved

Before the beginning of time God chose you, he made you to glorify him. From before you were conceived he loved you so much, and you meant so much to him that he sent his perfect, one and only son to die for you. He gave his son so that one day you may be with him in his kingdom. This earth is full of sin and judgement, but God loves you the way you are. You are loved, by him and he will never stop, no matter what earthly standards you may or may not match up to. He loves you just the way you are.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What is Normal Faith?



Have you ever wondered what normal is in the Christian faith? There are many different times, that I will find myself wondering this same exact thing. What actually makes our faith normal? The answer is nothing. We have such an amazing thing on the tips of our fingers, and we do not need to put our faith into categories of what is and what isn't normal. In this article, it really helps a person see that their faith is nothing but extraordinary. In the article, it breaks up the Christian faith into easy understandable sections. I really liked this article, because it shows that we need Jesus more than we think, and that the human nature is not good enough to save ourselves.

How to Live more Positively!

Especially with semester exams coming up, and the transition into college, life can get so stressful. Because of this, we often forget to appreciate the little things in life, and dwell on the bad, but ultimately insignificant pieces of our lives. The video touches on how we should thank God every day for the simple things in life. Things like the fact that our heart is still beating, and our brain is still working. The fact that every day there are things that we should be thankful for, like the food on our plates, the roof over our heads, and the clothes on our back. And yes, to an extent, this sounds like our grandmother ranting about how we are unthankful for what we have, but it is honestly true to life. So let's all take a moment to take a step back and be thankful for what we have, and instead of worrying about all the bad things happening in our lives, let's focus on the positive attributes in our life.

Forgive Yourself



Sometimes we commit sins that we are ashamed of more than others. Whether big or small, a sin is still a sin. When we are ashamed of these certain sins, we tend to carry big burdens of guilt on our backs. It is hard to forgive others, but it is harder to forgive yourself. We need to remember that God always has our back and that no matter how many horrible sins we commit, he will always be there to forgive us with open arms. This song by Group 1 Crew called Forgive Me puts into perspective what is really important: finding strength in God's love.