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Friday, March 27, 2009

Maranda Day~

Happy Birthday Ramandas! Yup... today is your birthday, and so I'm gonna say Happy Birthday!

James 4:2-4
You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to become a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

WOW!!!!! Can I just say WOW! I mean really? Is the Bible that complicated? The way I'm seeing it, it's pretty straight forward here!
Don't be-friend the world... that's what it says....

Won't you invade my space, with you, won't you invade my mind, with thoughts of you... (5766, McLendon) This, my friends should be our cry out to God every morning before we even get out of bed...

Just a little more food for thought...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Love must be sincere

Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.

Pretty much my new favorite verse. I dont know about ya'll but seriously, thats pretty strong stuff.
In the world today it's really hard to distinguish between good and evil. (lime wire, music, television, even some of the clothes we wear) And I am, by no means, saying that I, in all areas do all things good, I mean.. I am only human, but I've really began to feel guilty about a lot of the things in my life that are evil.
Last week I chose not to go to the spring fever concert even though I had already bought the ticket, and I deleted lime wire off my computer.

Anyways... that's just some food for thought.

I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
Deuteronomy 32:3

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

the reason for the name...

When I slip and I fail, can he still feel the nails that held him to that cross... those are some of the lyrics in a song written by Justin McLendon (He and his band "McLendon" was the band for Baskins Dnow weekend). When I first heard this amazing song... I broke down before God. I dont think I ever really thought about how much it hurt this amazing man everytime I stumbled in this life. I mean, seriously we hear it so much it almost becomes like Charlie Brown's teachers and parents. But when I heard those lyrics in this song, I fell down and felt like a horrible person... and I was a leader at a D'now! But I'm pretty sure God didnt care about that... he was just happy to see that I finally listened.
So about last weekend... D'now at Baskin = great-ness! Jesus did some serious movement in that place. We didn't get a final count but about 10 people accepted Christ for the first time. It was amazing.. and I couldnt help but cry! (p.s. I dont cry alot)
The Monday after this amazing "retreat" 3 of the girls from my church led 3 of their friends at school to Jesus.
I dont know about ya'll, but I think that's freaking amazing!
Fully Alive-- cause I am... Jesus is fully alive inside of me. The only problem is, he gave us a free will, and its up to me to make the right decisions.. and make him proud. So that hopefully he wont have to constantly feel the nails in his hands.