Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. --1 Timothy 4:12


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Are we Trampling God's Glory

I so often think that I am a good Christian because, I do so much, and I say I do it for Chirst, but am I really doing it for him? Lately I have been trampling God's Glory. I have put other things in front of God, telling God to wait. I have also lowered God to where I think of Him as someone just above myself, not the God of every single thing.

What do we as Christ's body in America? Do we trample God's glory, or do we realize he could wipe out the universe before we had time to say 'ouch?'

If you are like me you grew up in a Godly home, which is a sword that swings both ways. The good part is that you start out knowing Christ and will have a relationship with him for life in most cases. The bad side of it is that you are read the little kid Bibles. You grow up with those stories, and then when you are old enough to actually understand fully what those stories meant, they are not amazing and astonishing like they should be. I know this post is a bit hard to follow, but please think about if you are doing something to give God glory, or to give you glory.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Field is Ready for Harvest

Recently I have been hearing about awful things in the world. It seems like a lot of them, and it also seems like they have all happened in a concentrated amount of time. I was thinking to myself how can I be calling my peers up when the world is like this?

Well I realized that God does want me calling others up, and the reason the world is so evil, is because Christ has prepared the field for his workers.

And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." Luke 10:2

The world is the field and we are the workers we need to go out there and reap the harvest. If the field becomes any more ready than it is now, the harvest will be ruined. We need to start reaping the harvest. The more we reap, the more workers Christ has for his Kingdom.

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19

There is one last point I want to make. When workers go out into the field to work, not all of them will work in one spot. Each worker would probably have a partner, but that would be it. The work would never be done if the whole group worked in one spot. What I am saying is find a companion and go work where no is working, or has ever worked, or go by yourself and help another missionary who is already out in the field.

Now I know if you are reading this you probably believe in the Bible, but are you willing to obey the Bible. Christ said go and make disciples of all nation's so let's obey Christ our King!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Are we Good Examples?

Are we good we good examples? When I was younger there were only a few teens that set good examples for me (of course I didn't know that many teenagers). A lot of teenagers sit around and do nothing, but we watch others like that, and slowly with out realizing it do the same thing. You have to think about the people that you are setting examples for everyday. Are you setting a good example for that person, or a lousy one. Just ask yourself if you are showing Christ to those you are encountering, if you have showed Christ to those you have encountered, and if you will show Christ to those you will encounter. Remember that we are to stand out!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Satan Has a Job to Do

Why is life hard? Think about it. We have Christ in our hearts, but we are still tempted and trialed. Well of course Satan has his job to do. The stronger we are in our faith and relationship with Christ the more he wants to hurt us, try us, and tempt us. Look at Job, he was the most righteous man on Earth and he lost practically everything he had. Now God is going to let us suffer, but it is to refine us and make our faith stronger. What I am telling you today is to fight through your suffering, and everything will be all right. Christ has work for you to do, so never ever quit no matter what the circumstances. God will always love you, care for you, and hold you. Christ will not put you through more suffering and temptation than you can handle. All you have to do is keep your eyes on the prize.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Evil of This World

There is so much out there in the world that we as Christians don't know about. We try to choose Christian friends, watch good things on TV, and stay away from pornography on the internet, but there is so much stuff out there, and we have no idea what is out there. The picture that I used in my last post is from a blog called proclaiming that there is no after life whatsoever. The guy was arguing that there in no after-life, and that heaven and hell do not exist. The homeless ministry that my family is involved in had a market right by there. The guy who owned the place, just a few weeks ago went into a hospital, opened fire, and then killed himself. It is for these people that we should rise up. Otherwise those people will spend an eternity in a Lake of Fire. God is a just god and will punish those who chose not to hear his calling.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Lately I have been blogging about challenges, but it will make it so much easier to follow through on these challenges, if we keep out eyes on the prize of getting to see our King, Lord, and Savior Jesus. There are so many hindrances in this world to try and stop us from following Christ, but if we truly believe nothing can truly stop us!

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
1 Cor. 9:24-25

That verse itself is a challenge. Notice that it says RUN. On Earth we aren't here just to sit around, just like at the Olympics the athlete's aren't there just to sit around. We are here on Earth to run, not just to sit around and wait for Christ's returning. So as encouragement, keep your eyes on the prize.