February 22, 2011

Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?

       If Jesus came back right this minute , Would I be ready? Would you? Lord willing, we would be ready! He is a merciful and gracious GOD! Jesus is coming back soon! The Bible gives us signs of His coming!

           Matthew 24: 4-8 " And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows." 

I encourage you to read the whole chapter of Matthew 24!

             I want to be ready when Jesus comes! 

February 20, 2011

Praying , Is it necessary?

        The answer would be: YES, ABSOLUTELY! Prayer is very important. It is the way we talk to God, it is our communication with Him! If we don't pray , we are not communicating with God. Prayer is absolutely necessary for maintaining a relationship with God. No prayer, No healthy relationship with God! You can have a friendship with someone you don't talk to.  He wants us to share our feelings, hurts, failures, and hopes with Him! Prayer is something I struggle with doing consistently. I know I don't pray enough, but I also know that God can help me pray more!

February 17, 2011

Read the Love Chapter in the Bible

                  Today, I'm attaching 1 Corinthians chapter 13 for you to read. It is the " Love " chapter in the Bible! Here it is :

1 Corinthians 13    ( King James Version)

 1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
 4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
 5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
 6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
 7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
 8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
 9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
 10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
 11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
 12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
 13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.


February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!

                  So, it's here! Valentine's Day is here! Believe it or not! I can't believe it's already Feb. 14, 2011! This year has flown by so far!

                  I was just thinking yesterday, Valentine's Day seems to be just a real moneymaker. Stores try to commercialize it so much. I think we sometimes forget the real meaning.

                 Husbands can be mean to their wives all year long, but when VALENTINE'S DAY comes, they're all nice to their wives , and give her flowers and chocolates, etc. What good is Valentine's Day, if you don't have love all year long!

                 God's love is UNCONDITIONAL. He always has loved us , and He always will . We are HIS valentine, every one of us. He loves us so much that He sent His only son to die , so we could have life!

                Today, let's choose LIFE , and LOVE!

February 11, 2011

For His Glory

When a product is praised , who usually gets the most praise, the item , or the Manufacturer. Some items I don't even know who made them. You sometimes just hear about how great the product is , and don't hear much about who made it.

I want God to be glorified in my life. The right decisions I make, the good things I do aren't because of me, it's because Christ is working in me , and He is helping me. Not because I am a great person. I can't do anything good of my self. I am a sinner. I want God to be praised through my life , not me getting the praise.

I want to live my life for His glory! How about you?

February 9, 2011

Wonders of God's Creation Wednesday!


                       I seen other blogs do a series of posts on certain days each week. I thought about what I could do on Wednesday, and I thought maybe I can post pictures of Wonders of God's Creation, and talk a little about them. So here it goes!
                                         Here's a picture of Niagara Falls:
                                 ...................... and here's a picture of Niagara Falls frozen!

I would love to go to Niagara Falls one day. The pictures are beautiful , but I know it would be much prettier in person! It looks so majestic and  beautiful. It reminds me of the God of the Universe. Only He could create such a magnificent spectacle! The second picture is of a frozen Niagara Falls! Do you know how cold it has to get to freeze a waterfall! That's amazing!

Dear Lord, 
You are the creator of the universe! I know that I can leave my problems in your hands! You are in control! I love You!

Your Child

February 7, 2011

Is Christ first in my life?

                 Sorry ,  it's been a few days since my last post! :-)

               When you wake up in the morning, what's the first thing you do? Some people might say shower, or eat breakfast, or workout , etc. But you know what the most important thing to do first thing in the morning? Pray and study the Bible. I really struggle with this. I know that I need to do that first thing, but my mind immediately tries to focus on other things. And then when I do my devotions, it's hard to concentrate on it. I'm thinking about others things, and I'm not really focusing on the most important thing in my life, GOD! He needs to be first in my life! I ask you all to please pray for me as I try to make Him my main focus today and every day. It can be very difficult! Satan tries to throw things in your life to take your focus off Christ. The last thing he wants in for Christ to be our main focus. I'm not going to make satan glad!  I'm gonna make Christ happy! What about you?

                Praying for you all,


February 2, 2011

A Beautiful Day


                As I'm sitting at my computer typing this blog post, I hear the wind chimes ringing, and I feel the breeze coming through the open window. I live in NC, and  it's February, but it feels like springtime! It's a beautiful day! And, what makes this day even more beautiful is God's blessings to me! He gives us signs every day of His presence, but we sometimes fail to recognize them! He is always blessing us in some way! What blessings have you received so far today? You're alive, aren't you? Have you eaten today? Are you allowed to worship your CREATOR and GOD freely? Some people don't have that freedom. We won't have that religious freedom one day, either! Count your blessings!

                   Proverbs 10:6 says : " Blessings  are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked."

                   Proverbs 28:20 says: " A faithful man shall abound with blessings : but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent."

                   Ephesians 1:3 says : " Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. "

                              A few pictures of this beautiful day:

                                                         The beautiful tarheel blue sky
                                                                  Petey trying to get a tan!
                                                                 Winter tree with blue sky