Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Choose You This Day

Joshua 24: 14 & 15
King James Version (KJV) - "Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord."
(15) "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

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Of course reading those verses, I want to serve the Lord. I really, really do. But what is sad is Joshua wanted the people to know for sure and to be serious when they said they were gonna serve the Lord. I mean Joshua asked the people like 3 times if they were serious and if so then to put away their idols before them. And the people did. After that, Joshua died and of course the next book in the Bible is Judges.
And if you're familiar with Judges the people sin, go into captivity, God sends a Judge to the people of Israel, the Judge gets them back on track, Israelites get out of Captivity & start doing right again. Until the Judge dies then they go back to sin and captivity & it's a vicious cycle.

I wonder if Joshua before-hand knew that something like that would happen when he'd die cause he questioned the people like 3 times on if they were serious about serving God. Seems like they were only serious about serving God when they had guidance or someone watching them.

I don't want to be like the Israelites. I want to be able to serve God when nobody is watching me. So that kinda convicted my heart. What if Joshua asked me, Are you serious about serving God, Holly? Sure I'd say yes! But I don't want to be so spiritual to where I am prideful and say, "Yeah I can do it. Oh yeah." blah blah
Because remember Peter? Peter walked with Jesus. Peter hung out with Jesus. And he told the Lord he'd never deny Him but he did 3 times within the same hour & day.
Anything can happen at our weakest moment. and the moment we purpose in our hearts like Daniel did, that we'll serve God, we are marked by the Devil and he'll try to trip us up. Of course we are marked when we're saved but the Devil knows he can't keep us from heaven cause once saved, always saved. But the Devil can hurt our testimony to where we can't be an effective Christian for God.

What I'm saying is the Devil is all good with that when we're not reading our Bible. The devil knows that when we're not in the word of God we're not being the right Christian and we aren't the effective christian either. So he doesn't care to where he won't be causing problems, etc. Cause just not talking to God daily is enough to one day add up and without keeping a clean conscious, I mean we could go to the world because of "just" not reading our Bible. It'll lead from one thing to the next... It's happened so many times before.
The Devil is okay with us when we're not in the Bible because we're already self-destructing by not reading God's word.

But see, the moment you start confessing sins, figuring out a accountability plan, and start taking steps to become more spiritual, Oh oh -the Devil will NOT be happy. And at that moment we all become targets again and the Devil will try to get us to miss days of doing our devotions, he'll try to cause problems between us, the Devil will try SO many things to trip us up and to get us to not serve the Lord.

So Here's the challenge God gave me. Don't be that person. Don't be that one that is left alone by the Devil. (Don't get me wrong. We don't want the devil ON YOUR BACK to tempt you but If he's not making the Christian life a little difficult then maybe we're not doing what we're suppose to. Cause if we were, the devil would be trying to trip us up, etc.)

See, if we're not having our devotions daily then the Devil won't have you have a bad attitude (Just an example) or he'll let you be okay, and you won't be like majorly tempted, whatever. But compared to you having your devotions, he'll be fighting you, he'll cause things in your life to get discouraged to where you don't want to have devotions or the Devil will try to get you to doubt God's goodness, and I mean it's just part of the process of the Devil not wanting us to do right so he'll make it hard. I really hope this made sense. Sometimes it IS hard but we need to be tougher than the Devil, Hang in there and with God's help, You can turn this world upside down for HIM. We can be on fire for Him to where our walk with God will help others want to walk with God too.

So that is what I got from those verses. I hope this was an encouragement & blessing to you!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

He's Coming Soon + Earthquake in Chile!

We know Jesus is coming back. We've heard it and we all remember when people said the world was gonna end and people were making jokes (and still are) about how they lived past the "end of the world".
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However, The Bible gives us clues or signs of when we can tell we are in the last days.

There will be false prophets or teachers and those predicting the end of the world.

2, Peter. 2:1-3
King James Version (KJV) - {1} "...there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you,..."
{2} "And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of."
{3} And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you:"

Jesus did tell his Disciples how people were going to be making predictions and that we shouldn't listen to them because no man knows the date or hour! 

Matthew 24: 4, 11, & 24 
King James Version (KJV) - {4} "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you."
{11}"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."
{24} "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."

Ultimately we just need to keep our eyes on the Lord and continue serving him and trying to get our families on board.

Scripture tells us also that in the last days there will also be Earthquakes, hurricanes, & disasters.

Matthew 24:7 
King James Version (KJV) - "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."

(Divers means different)

This brings me to the point where Yesterday, (April 1st 2014) there was a 8.2 Magnitude earthquake 59 miles away from Iquique, Chile. It had a depth of 12.5 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks. So horrible! People say that was a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust.

About 500 people were killed when an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010. That quake triggered a tsunami that toppled buildings, particularly in the Maule region along the coast.

Several 3.0+ Magnitude earthquakes have happened in California as well that I have read about just in the past month!

Another sign is that there will be blasphemers. (Cursing, swearing & using God's name in vain)

2, Timothy. 3:1 & 2
King James Version (KJV) - "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come."
{2} "For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,"

We hear it all the time. In the stores, at work... And it's becoming more common to use curse words. And the Bible says in the end times it will be prevalent. I think it's become prevalent. Some people always use a dirty word in their sentences. And it seems like the world has gotten immune to it.

There will also be Increase of acceptance of homosexuality as it was in the days of Sodom. 

Luke. 17:28 - 30 
King James Version (KJV) - "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;"
{29} "But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all."
{30} "Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."

We know Lot lived in Sodom and that the people all around him was for homosexuality and sins of such. We know that it is a sin. God clearly is against it. God says it is an abomination!

Leviticus. 18: 21-24
King James Version (KJV) - "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
{23} "Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion."
{24a} "Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things:..."

Leviticus. 20:13
King James Version (KJV) - "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Romans 1 also covers this!

Also Religious Hypocrisy is a sign of Christ's return- (People saying they are Christians but they don't live for Him or act like a Christian. The Word Christian means Christ like.)

2, Timothy. 3:5 
King James Version (KJV) - "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

If you profess to be a Christian you shouldn't support dirty movies by watching them, You shouldn't support things that have blasphemy in it and You shouldn't take God's name in vain or curse. So many people say they are a Christian but they don't live it. They talk the talk but they don't walk the walk.

I'm not saying you are to be perfect but you are to strive for Godly perfection and have a walk with God and be close to Him. Especially if you claim to be a Christian. God isn't a nobody or a fictional character. He is real and gives you air to breathe and eyes to read this or ears to hear this. Don't say you're a Christian and then live ungodly and make a bad name for God Almighty. When you claim to be something, you are a representation of that. You don't want to be a hypocrite.

Another sign is that People will deny that God made the Heavens and that he judged the world in Noah's day with a Worldwide Flood. 

2, Peter. 3:3-6
King James Version (KJV) - "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,"
{4} "And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."
{5} "For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:"
{6} "Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:"

"The world is covered with water. Water does anticipate That's what nature says. Evaporates comes down. Evaporates comes down; always stays the same. So if theres a world wide flood, water should still be hanging around somewhere. Do you think that 70% of the earth covered in water is a good clue that there was a worldwide flood?" - Ray Comfort

When it comes to Noah and his ark 2 relevant questions arise.
How many animals did it carry & How large was the ark?

Notice this.

Genesis. 6:20
King James Version (KJV) - "Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive."

The definition of Kind is - A class or group of individual objects, people, animals, etc., of the same nature of character, or classified together because they have traits in common.

It's a hated word because that means that God didn't have to fit today's 6.5 million species to fit in the ark. It means Noah only needed 1 pair of canine from which would come all species of dogs, And one pair from the feline kind from which would come the domesticated car and the Tiger, etc. So now we're just talking thousands of animals instead of millions. And because these animals need not be fully grown, this becomes possible to "mankind". The size of the ark was a MASSIVE 3 level ship, the size of one and a half football fields.

Another argument skeptics bring up is that there is not enough water to cover the mountains. They forget that mountains were not the height they are now. And that the earth AND sky store trillions of tons of water. The Bible says that the flood waters came from both the sky and the earth.

Genesis. 7:11 
King James Version (KJV) - "...all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened."

          Men will be fearful of the future!

Luke 21:26
King James Version (KJV) - "Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

I think a lot of people are fearful of the future. I am fearful of the future and that the Lord will come back and that some people I know have not come to know Christ yet.

People will mock the 2nd coming of Christ saying that these signs have always been around is another clue.

2, Peter. 3:3 & 4
King James Version (KJV) - "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,"
{4} "And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

I mean people say it, yeah, yeah and it isn't a big deal to some anymore.

         There will be those people who ignore the warning of the Gospel.

When people don't take sin seriously or they think it's funny. And I see that going on. Don't you?

Matthew 24:37-39
King James Version (KJV) - "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
{38} "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,"
{39} "And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

We all see these things and if not all of them, at least one. So therefore, we are in the last days and the most important thing for you and I to do is to be sure that we are ready for Christ's return and that we are saved.

If you'd like to know how to be saved, Click here. It'll explain how to.

We all realize that we are in the last days and We need to be busy getting our friends and family ready for Christ's return and to keep Jesus our main Focus and not be worried. I hoped this gave you some insight and explained things to you clearly.

Here's a song sang by The Rochester Family. It's called "Don't it make you wanna go?"

I hope it blesses your heart & makes you smile!
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Here is a song by Southern Raised called "Perfect Time". I think this song will bless your heart as well. 

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Don't Let It Beat You | Learning to say No

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In life, we all have those little things that add up that can get us down. But when we think about it, why do we let those things beat us? As children of the King, we have the Holy Spirit living inside us and we can say no. No to the bad thoughts, no to the temptation, no to Satan. We have the power to not give in to temptation and take a higher stand.
So sibling in Christ, Don't let it beat ya. Don't let things get you down, discouraged or make you feel like quitting or get you angry. Quote scripture, sing scripture songs and think on the Lord. Just don't let the devil in. Learn to say No.

James. 1:13, 16
King James Version (KJV) - "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:"
{16} "Do not err, my beloved brethren."

Philippians. 4:8
King James Version (KJV) - "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

Philippians. 4:13 
King James Version (KJV)
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Monday, December 23, 2013

What People Don't Know About Christmas

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There are points throughout the Christmas season that I particularly don't like. Primarily when it comes to buying gifts.  I wish I had more money to buy amazing gifts for all the people who are SO amazing to me. But when I do have money, I don't always know what to purchase. I don't know exactly if the person I'm buying for will like it. And maybe you can identify with this feeling. Perhaps you don't know Who to buy for, or how to dress for a Christmas Party. But there is one important truth that there is One important person  that people don't often recognize during this season. 

Christmas is a tangible expression of God's great love to us. A love SO Great that it led Him to send His Son to be Our Savior! Yet most of the world does not recognize the love of God or the meaning of Christmas. This is not true for just our day.  It was true when Jesus was on earth as well. When the wise men came to Jerusalem looking for the place where Jesus had been born, the religious leaders knew exactly where to send them - To Bethlehem. Yet though they knew this, They showed no interest in going to see Jesus themselves. 

Matthew 2: 1-5
King James Version (KJV) -  "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, {2} Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. {3} When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. {4} And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. {5} And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,"

The world does not recognize the gift of God's love. They're eyes are blinded to all things Spiritual since the world is lost. Even worse, the very people to whom Christ came for, rejected Him. So many people today are repeating that tragic error. Though they may celebrate Christmas, they do not know the Christ of Christmas. As Christians we can be a light to guide other to Christ. What a wonderful time to bring up Christ's name - At Christmas! The whole reason for Christmas is celebrating Christ's Birth. Take time this Christmas to introduce someone to Christ! They need to know what Christmas is all about and the Bible says...

Matthew 16:15
King James Version (KJV) - "...Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

Christ is what People don't know about Christmas. 
Christmas Isn't Christmas 'till it happens in your heart.
And we need to go and tell others about Him. Let's be the Light we were called to be. 

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Listen to the words of this pretty song. I hope it blesses your heart. 

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

My November Dare on December 1st

 30 Things to be thankful for. A good-read!
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November is a special month of thankfulness. We should always be thankful for what God has given us no matter what time of the year. In November our thoughts dwell more so on God's many blessings because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. I'm sure everyone has heard of the "November Dare" where you post on any of your Social Networks each day in November something you are thankful for...And for y'all, I am doing a blog post on 30 things I am thankful for on December 1st! hehe I could go on and on about so many of God's blessings but I am going to be pointing out 30 specific ones. 30 for each day of the month November.   

1, Thessalonians. 5:18
King James Version (KJV) - "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

I hope you'll enjoy reading.

  1. I'm thankful for Laughter. The cheapest, holiest medicine.
  2. I'm thankful for the Gorgeous wish-berry/dandelions amongst vibrant, green grass!
  3. I'm thankful for the beautiful, bright-colored sky that God paints so wonderfully!
  4. I'm thankful for my four sisters that God gave me to laugh with, have fun with and share things with.
  5. I'm thankful for a Godly heritage and that my parents and Grandparents and Great-Grandma are saved.
  6. I'm thankful for my Church!
  7. I'm thankful for my cousins. They're so funny and they're my bestfriends.
  8. I'm thankful for my Aunt and Uncle. Auntie Beth ~ She is a lot of fun, hilarious, quirky, makes me laugh and a really great friend. Uncle Bryan ~ He is so sweet and a sincere friend. I can talk to him about anything and he listens and I'm just SO blessed with amazing family!
  9. I'm thankful for my friends. I don't always see them and most of them live far away and I only get to see in the Summertime. But when I do get to be around them they encourage me, uplift me, make me laugh and friends are just a blessing to have. Near and far, wherever you are, I love you.
  10. I'm thankful for Pinterest! hehe It is a lot of fun and it leads me to amazing good-reads online that help me learn more about Photography and other stuff. It's a nice "Get-away". 
  11. I'm thankful for Jewelry! It definitely can make the outfit!  
  12. I'm thankful for our Crookston Arena. My youth group loves to get together there on the weekends and we all go ice-skating or play hockey and I Love it!
  13. I'm thankful for my Dad. He makes me laugh and cheers me up and just a faithful friend and an anchor in my family. If I didn't have him in my life things would sure be messed up.
  14. I'm thankful for Summer Camps and Youth Conferences! They connect me to more preaching, singing, activities and Godly friendships that really do last a life-time.
  15. I'm thankful for the Men of God in my life. I have met MANY amazing men of God that inspire me to Keep going. They inspire me more than they know and I'm so thankful for y'all!
  16. I'm thankful for the ability to hear. I can hear laughter and people talking and the sound of rain or thunder, or friends talking or music and without that sense, life wouldn't be as I know it and I'm glad God blessed me with being able to hear.
  17. Besides hearing, I am also in love with seeing. Seeing friends, family, the skies, outdoors, pictures, colors, movies, people, places, life. I am SO thankful for my eyes. Can you imagine not being able to see. You couldn't see color. Life would be dull in a way. I am VERY thankful for my eyesight.
  18. I am thankful for birthdays! I mean birthdays are a celebration of life and life is amazing. Thinking about the Creator of life is phenomenal. Just can't wrap my mind around God creating us all. Birthdays are cool.
  19. I'm thankful for patterns. Prints and patterns, style and texture, I love it! If there was no pattern in things, a lot of things would be plain. I love argyle, polka-dots, squares, chevron, gingham, quatrefoil, lattice, trellis, & damask! These prints and patterns are so fun!
  20. I'm thankful for blogging. I can share thoughts, prayer requests, videos, & music with people I love and people I have yet to love. Thank you to all of my readers!
  21. I'm thankful for holidays. Each holiday has a wonderful feel to it. My 2 favorites would be 4th of July & Christmas of course. Celebrating Independence and Christ being sent for us. My brother has this sign in his bedroom that says, "Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American soldier. One died for your soul and the other for your freedom." How true that is.
  22. I'm thankful for words. hehe Sounds funny, but words have life in them and they're special. I'm thankful for the ability to read and write. Those are so important.
  23. I'm thankful for shoes! hehe So many people around the world don't have shoes and they have hurt feet and I am thankful that God has blessed me with what I need. 
  24. I'm thankful for America. I'm thankful for all of my freedoms and for those brave men and women who have fought for my freedom. I hope to never take that for granted. 
  25. I'm thankful for funny things. The Bible says that a Merry Heart doeth good like a medicine and how true that is. Stay happy and you are healthy! So I'm thankful for funny things, jokes, pictures that make the heart smile.
  26. I'm thankful for the Word of God. It has been attacked so many a time. Leaders want it out, people don't want to follow it -but through facts and how it has been carried on for so long we can all agree that the Word of God is the Divine Book that God has sent to us.
  27. I'm thankful my Mom and Dad teach me the Bible. The scriptures are important and I don't think that any other kids in the world are taught the scripture on a Daily Basis how I am. They are amazing parents and I couldn't do anything without their encouragement and guidance. If the Bible were to be outlawed, I would know enough scripture, commands and promises from God's word to where I wouldn't be scrambling and freaking out.
    Psalm 119:11 King James Version (KJV) - "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
  28. I'm thankful for instruments. Music is Life! It's amazing. The tone, pitch, I mean, each instrument has it's own unique and beautiful sound! I love instruments and I'm thankful I can play some.
  29. I'm thankful for Cameras! They capture memories, people, places, adventures, moments that could otherwise be lost if not for a camera. Thank you, Alhazen! You probably would be SHOCKED of how far cameras have come since you first invented one.
  30. I'm thankful for God. The Creator, Redeemer, Saviour, My Father, and Faithful Friend. No words describe Him and what He means to me. I want to Live my life for Him and Serve Him the best I can. I Love the song, "Did I Mention" By The Rochester's. It talks about God's Love and how He's been faithful. I want to share it with you so here y'all go.
Click to Play Anyhow there you go! 30 things I am especially thankful for. Maybe you got to learn a little bit more about me and I hope you enjoyed reading this.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Four A's | Accusations Aren't Always Accurate

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We have all been told by our wise mothers to "Think before we
Speak".  And we do that... sometimes. And in our mind we just KNOW that what we're about to say is "fine". I want to point out how often we ALL (Myself included, yes!) jump to conclusions and accuse people.

My mom has told me "Holly,You are jumpin' to conclusions & you are gonna break your neck." 
   I am so wrong to accuse someone. Especially if I don't even know if it is true. I know I can have this problem so I was thinking how you might to. Let's keep reading and look at some verses God gives us in the Bible. Adults and parents do this too and it can be sad and make someone feel really bad, not to mention let down your example to others who have been watching you. 

   You remember when your sibling walks into the kitchen and sees a mess and says, "Oh I bet that was >Insert_Your_Name_Here< ." 

  Didn't that crush you? That they'd just assume and accuse you?! Not to mention it makes you look bad to whomever they were speaking with. So truth is, none of us likes this. So why do we do it?

Ephesians. 4:29
King James Version (KJV) - "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."

Example: Bob walked into the kitchen with his good friend Jack to grab a snack. Bob sees how there are crumbs from past cookies being eaten all over the table. Bob says to Jack, "Ugh. I bet my brother George made this mess. He's like the messiest person in our family. One time he........" 

.....And it can go on. Well what if his younger sister Suzie did it and Bob's mom didn't have time to clean up the mess because she had to put Suzie down for a nap. Poor George just got talked bad about and ya know people, that's how rumors spread. So Let's stop it. No need to make accusations. 

Hey adults, This can go for you, too. Don't accuse others or jump to conclusions and make others look bad. Incorrect accusations are lies. They are. 

Proverbs. 6:16-19
King James Version (KJV) - "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: {17} A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, {18} An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, {19} A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among the brethren."

There in that passage is clearly says how God hates a lying tongue, a false witness that lies and they that sow discord. 
"Sowing discord" means to spread rumors, talk bad about others among friends. 

It's wrong and I need to take into consideration how it's an abomination to God. God HATES it. This is something I need to work on and I think we could all improve in this area. 

Proverbs 21:23
King James Version (KJV) - "Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles."  

Therefore I encourage you to think and I mean really think about what you say before you say it. Let's go back to that rule that Thumper said on the movie, "Bambi". 

Remember this verse.

Titus. 3:2 
King James Version (KJV) - "To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men."

And on that note, this blog post is finished! Remember the 4 A's. 
Accusations aren't always accurate! I hope this encouraged you to do what's right and to have a better example to those who watch you.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Your Perspective | Keepin' it Positive

How you see things determine how you'll act on a day-to-day basis.
If you have "Stinkin' Thinkin'", then you'll look at the negative in most situations. Oh we all know that if we look for negative we will find it. And we have those who say, "Well what if the negative is "Just Obvious"? Then train your brain to search for the Positive in all situations! It takes work and a LOT of effort cause our flesh (The Old Man, that old nature inside of us) is naturally bent to the negative. 

Ephesians 4:22-24 
King James Version (KJV) - "That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
{23} And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
{24} And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."

You see how I bolded that phrase in verse 23 "be renewed in the spirit of your mind"? I think that it is important to have a positive mind-set cause it affects how you are! 

In my devotion book, I was reading this story and I think it'll go Perfectly with this blog-post. Here it is.

Two girls moved to a new city from two different towns. When they arrived at their new school, they were both curious about what the other kids were like in that school. The first girl asked the teacher about the other students, and the teacher asked her, "What kind of kids went to your old school?" The first girl said, "They were all rude, jealous, & mean." The teacher then told her that she would probably find the kids at this new school to be like the kids at her old school.
   Later, the second girl approached the teacher and asked the same question: "What are the kids like here at this school?" The teacher replied, "What were the kids like at your old school?" The girl said, "They were really, nice, fun, & friendly". The teacher said, "Well I'm sure that's what kind of kids you'll see here."

Do you see this? Beautiful eyes look for the best. Change your perspective on how you view people, situations, things, etc. This is something I think we could ALL work on (Myself included, yes!)

Pray and ask God to give you HIS point of view and expect to see some great people in the world around you.

May God bless you! I hope this was helpful to you.

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