Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How is the world making us think?

We are living in a world that is not by any means a "Christian world" - we are living in a dark world that is full of filth and horrible things that attack us and that try to get to our spirit.
I have been sitting here for a while, typing, retyping, deleting, retyping again, and then I finally figured out the way I wanted to approach this.
We need to change the way the we think, in order to help out the rest of the world. We have to be reminded that as Christians, God has set us apart from the world. We are to be different than the filth that we've seen. We have to change our way of thinking before we can go out into the world and try and change other people.
The world has lost the sense of morals and values. The world has changed what God has told us in the bible of what to do and what not to do. The "world" has said that we don't need the Bible. - the words are worthless... its old text, it doesnt matter now. The "world" has told us things so that we would become distant from God.
The world is trying to tell us (through media & the way people live) that it is "OK" to do things. ... BUT THESE THINGS ARE NOT "OK" BY GOD.

some examples.. THE (DARK) WORLD SAYS:
hey, it's ok to prance around on a stage wearing hardly nothing on a televised show, promoting sexual things.... after all "you're expressing yourself"
"It's ok to live with your boyfriend/girlfriend.... It's ok to have sex before you're married... why not? after all what's the big deal about making it special? It's not that big of a deal.  Hey, while you're at it, why not go ahead and have a kid, or two? Oh, and nah, you don't have to marry that guy that knocked you up. The kid will be fine without a dad. The dad will be better of moving along,and knocking up another girl. Just don't get married, after all, you are strapped down for good, and wont be able to have any fun anymore.
oh yeah, go to that party. yeah, it's fun. keep the drinks coming, after all, its fun getting drunk.People have more fun when they drink.
Yeah, go ahead, wear that low-cut top, and short skirt, let those guys want you. Keep on tempting them.
"Be jealous that your friend got that awesome new car, they don't deserve it."
"Yeah, go ahead, have an affair with that married man, after all it is fun sneaking around avoiding your husband and his wife... lets see how long it takes before you get caught.
"You should kill that guy, after all your wife was the one who had an affair with him.

Those are things that the world says.

God has intended us to be set apart from the world, therefore we are to ignore what the world is saying, and obey the commands that God has for us.
We have to be mindful of the decisions that we make, and we have to make sure that we do not fall into the traps of satan. Satan uses all kinds of techniques to get to us, so that we stray from God.We cannot give in to satan.

The world needs to change its thinking. It needs to understand that God did not intend these things. God has given us rules and things to follow, that way we know of what path to take. We have to take the lead and set an example first and not fall into the pits of satan, and we must try and help those who are in the midst of the rubble of the world.

If you are one of those people who has fallen into the pits of Satan, first and foremost, I'm glad you are able to see it. If you are ready to change your life around, and get rid of the filth. First give up and let go of whatever filth you are dealing with. Pray. read the Bible. find a church, go back to church, or speak to someone at a church. Find a mentor, or a good Christian friend to help you out, and pray with you and keep you accountable.
Don't be ashamed if you have been in the pits. Trust me, It will be fine. You just have to start somewhere of recognizing of where you are, verses where you need to be.
I hope that this helps in some way. :)
Thank you.

Hope in a Dark World

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Speak Love by Annie Downs

Speak Love.
It's a book that was released today. it is by Annie Downs. I pre-ordered mine, and thanks to Amazon, mine arrived in the mail yesterday.
I read 2 1/2 chapters last night. They're short chapters.
this book is geared towards teen girls. considering Im in my mid/late 20s then I am not in that age group, however -I fully believe that all age groups can get a little something out of it though.... i really do.
If you know a teen, or are a teen girl, or even are curious about it, I highly suggest this book... like I said only 2 1/2 chapters in... but so far so good. :)
As I read I want to post my thoughts and just things that I get from the book....

Some thoughts I have so far on it... just evaluating my life and such...::::
Speak Love.
Simple as that.
We are to speak love in this world.

How in the world do we reflect God when we speak of gossip, jealousy, negative thoughts....

But when we speak love- then we are reflecting God. Afterall, God is Love.

think about what you are saying to others.
THink about what you are saying to God.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A DIY (Do It Yourself) lifestyle

How to:
Stain your own cabinets..... make a cake with candy popping out,  make your own cleaners at home, make a mosquito trap using plastic bottles,make decorations foryour own wedding ---

Those of us who use, or browse pinterest, or even facebook have been faced with the reality that we can do almost anything ourselves. with the help of some glue, and some paint, or a few items from the grocery store or whatever- we can do it all.

As some of you know, I did make the majority of my own decorations for my wedding myself. ... (plus the help of a few family members) It was a HUGE task. I painted picture frames, i painted vases and votives, i made burlap banners (well would up buying a few) I made ribbon banners, i made the escort cards and the place cards.... and of course put it all together..... with a crew of about 10 people to help put it all together (and take it all down) I was determined to do it all "myself'. We wanted a wedding that reflected both of us, not a wedding that you would see in a magazine, or pinterest, or whatever. A wedding that was "us."  All in all, we did do it all "ourselves" and it was absolutely perfect. the decorations and set up was nice, not overbearing, but gave the right touch to the venue.

Going through it all and staying up late at night to cut escort cards or ribbon or whatever, I thought of how we cant do EVERYTHING ourselves in life. Ultimately we are to depend on God for everything in our life. We do things with God right by our side. Life is not a "DO IT YOURSELF"" life --- We have to realize to call out to him when we are struggling with everything and we have to recognize that sometimes we have to rely on Him more than anything in the world. We think that we are supposed to do things all on our own or we seem weak or just cant handle it all... we cannot handle it all. That's why we have God.

We are faced with many challenges here on earth and we have to follow God's path and we have to trust in Him.