Weekly Verse

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Never Alone

If you are anything like me (which I'm assuming you are.... I'm not THAT abnormal) then you've probably faced hard times, loneliness and persecution in your life. The best news you could ever hear is that you are NOT ALONE!

God promises to ALWAYS be with you! Why? Because that's just how much He loves us. We didn't do a thing to deserve his grace and mercy... yet He sent us Jesus and the Holy Spirit to ALWAYS be with us! God's LOVE is so great... He blesses us and loves us much more than we deserve.
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Even if you have NOTHING, but God's love, that should be enough. He promises to SAVE us when we call on Him. He will protect and He will ALWAYS be with us! He promises to be our constant companion, guide and Father. Why? Because He LOVES us! (Are you seeing a pattern here or is that just me...?)

God LOVES you and me... and EVERY SINGLE person on the planet!! We did nothing but scorn Him and sin, and still He loves us; He loves us enough to SAVE us. If you read Acts 2, it's a great example. After Jesus' death, the disciples are left alone, and then God sent His HOLY SPIRIT to guide them. Peter, who DENIED Jesus just a few months before, started preaching; he was no longer afraid because He had God on His side. God FORGAVE Peter and didn't leave Him even when Peter denied Him...  The great thing about God is that He never leaves. NEVER. So if you simply accept Christ into your heart and allow Him to be the Lord of your life, you will NEVER be alone! Ever. This is God's promise to EVERYONE. He loves us enough to NEVER leave us. (See that pattern?)
God loves us SO MUCH, that He sent us His HOLY SPIRIT so we will NEVER have to be alone. Because of God's gift, Christ lives in and through every believer! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

God's Love

With Thanksgiving approaching, what are you most thankful for? Personally, I am most thankful for God's love! Christ loves each and every one of us, even when we sin... He is MERCIFUL, FORGIVING, and He blesses us each and everyday. His love in INFECTIOUS.

God's love for you is ENDLESS! We all feel LONELY sometimes... we all look for someone to LOVE us. Many times, we focus on people for this love, but we need to remember that God ALWAYS loves us! He loves us more than we can ever imagine... and He died on the cross to prove it to us.
Jesus gave His life to save YOU and ME, even though we did nothing to deserve that love. Isn't that the true example of love? Once you've seen that great love, and you've felt the peace that comes with it, how can you go back to life as before? God's love changes you. It teaches you to love and urges you to LOVE others, as Jesus loved you. This song, What it Means to Love, by Meredith Andrews is a perfect example...
Not only is God's love the most WONDERFUL gift ever, but it lasts FOREVER! God isn't going anywhere and He will continue to love you for eternity, no matter what you do.

Love for forever? Yes please! Inspiration from Jesus? You bet. Time to love others? Definitely. ETERNAL LOVE. Isn't that a BIG something to be thankful for?

Show others the LOVE that Jesus showed you-- pure unselfish, sacrifice-- and thank Him for His love each and everyday!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


You're struggling with something, I'm sure you are. Each and every day we face things that will TEST us. We have 3 options:
  1. Let the struggle DEFINE you
  2. Let the struggle BEAT you
  3. Let the struggle TEACH you
I believe that each and every one of us needs to choose option 3.

God is always there to support you, even at times of struggle. God puts us through trial and tribulation to GUIDE us to Him! He shows us how much we really need Christ! Luckily for us, God doesn't say "Alright, I'm going to be with you on Mondays, Thursdays, Sundays, and holidays when I feel like it"... instead He says that He'll be with us ALWAYS, and that we can ALWAYS call out to Him.

How often do you CALL OUT to God? Prayer is powerful. We all need God sometimes....
As people, we will fail... but God never will! We must learn to lean on Him and not on our strength alone! God is so good to us, even when we fail, time after time, He still comes to our RESCUE.
Where would we be without God? I don't know about you, but I'd be lost. God does so much for us, and He blesses us immensely. We need Him in our lives, because this life is hard and we can't do it alone! With Thanksgiving approaching take some time and thank God for what He's blessed you with. CALL out to Christ. Ask Him to HELP you through whatever your facing--He will answer.

CALL out to God today, He'll come to your rescue.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Is there anything that you wish would CHANGE? Maybe you don't think you get enough respect, or you wish that world hunger would end, or your best friend would come to Christ. Anything at all can happen through Christ.
With God all things are possible! We CAN change the world. We CAN make a DIFFERENCE. This song by Carrie Underwood is so inspirational....

No matter what anyone says, you CAN make a difference in this world. God called you and me here for a reason. He wants us to bring LIGHT to the people around us. To do GOOD works for Him!
In Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus tells us that we are called to be the SALT and LIGHT of the Earth. You may be thinking that it's stupid or crazy to say that... but is it really? Salt makes things taste good, it adds seasoning, it helps preserve things. By witnessing to people and sharing Christ, aren't we doing the same thing? God wants us to CHANGE THE WORLD by showing people Jesus' light and by helping people do and feel good through Christ! 
God didn't put us here to be changed by the world, or to chase earthly desires. He put us here to CHANGE the world, to make a DIFFERENCE, to be the SALT and the LIGHT of the Earth! Are you doing that for God? I challenge you to believe. Believe that you CAN make a difference in this world, because that is what God called you to do. I challenge you to ACT. Try to make a difference in someones life this week. Help people. Love people. Share Jesus with people. Make a DIFFERENCE. With God's help, you can change the world. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


With the election comes debates and a lot of unhappy people. Whether or not you yourself are pleased with the election results, it's important to remember who is really in charge.... JESUS.

No matter who gets into power, republican, democrat or whoever, we need to remember that GOD is the one who's really in charge! Everything that happens happens in accordance with His plan, so even if you don't like the current president or you love him, it's important to pray for him. God wants us to trust in Him and His plan for us.

In times like this, when everything is changing, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, we should walk by FAITH in God, and not by what we see. We should let God be our GUIDE even in the toughest of times.

No matter what happens in our lives, God will show us the way. He will provide for us because He loves us! In times of craziness and change, let God GUIDE you and your life and you will never lose your way.

God is the original and BEST GPS, so trust in Him in this time of turmoil and let Him be you GUIDE.

Monday, November 5, 2012


Do you ever feel misunderstood? Maybe you feel worthless, like nothing you do matters. Who you are doesn't matter. People put you down and crush your dreams. It's easy to feel hated in this society. But...

No one should ever feel worthless and hated... we all the right to happiness, right? Well, luckily for all of us whenever we feel worthless there is someone who can come into our lives and SAVE us! He can HEAL us and make us feel loved. His name is Jesus.

A lot of people have the misconception that you have to be perfect to be a Christian. It's quite the opposite actually. The Bible says that,

 This is Matthew 5:3-10 summed up. God doesn't set out to save perfect people... what would the point of that be? Instead, He says that people like us, the ones who make mistakes are the ones he's here to save. Christ will take our brokenness and turn us into something beautiful! God gives us WORTH. He transforms us. This song is the best example I've seen of this...

God can change us from unwanted, and disdained to beautiful. God, the true MASTER, shows our true WORTH. He turns us from something that seems worthless and shows our true colors.  He created all of us, and He didn't make a mistake. He created you to be YOU. With certain talents and traits. So, if you ever feel like you're not good for anything, turn to God; He may just reveal the true WORTH that you have.

God made you. Know your WORTH and love yourself. Even in the low times. You are not worthless, no matter what you may think. You are a beautiful individual, and God, with His perfect touch, can make you SHINE.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


What do you FOCUS on, on a daily basis? Do you constantly WORRY..."Is my outfit okay? Am I going to fail that test tomorrow? How in the world am I going to make it through this week?" All are valid things to think about... but not valid things to FOCUS on. 
We don't need to worry about something that'll happen tomorrow or the next day or the next... if we do that we will LOSE THE PRESENT! We need to live for the moment, and worry about what is happening now.

Try not to FOCUS on the worries of tomorrow, but the WONDERS of today! It's kind of like YOLO, you only live once, so enjoy the life you've got. I'm not telling you to go out and party or do stupid things... just to see the beauty in EVERY day, and the gifts that you've been given. The best news of all is that with Jesus, we don't have to worry about tomorrow and we can enjoy every day, because He has a plan for us! Block out the worries of the world and focus on Christ.

We belong with Jesus. So FOCUS on Him and not on what you just HAVE to do tomorrow. Try to live like Jesus would want you to. Adjust your to do list.

Don't worry about trivial things in your life... instead PRAY to Christ. WORSHIP Him. LOVE others. WITNESS to people. SHOW people who you are and who Jesus is. Change your FOCUS today. It'll make a huge difference in your life and the lives of those around you.