Sunday, March 31, 2013

He has risen

I hope this Easter Sunday you find your peace and that your spirit is lifted by God's love today.

I'm so honored to be a christian, a child of God and to know that deep in my heart that one day I will make it through his narrow door and be able to bow down in front of him and tell him of all the wonderful things I did with his blessings.

I pray for peace and hope in everyone's family today.  May god be with you today and in the future.


A point to ponder on my friends

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

As Easter sunday gets closer...

We enter our own Garden of Gethsemane by many routes

How do you enter your garden of Gethsemane?  For most of us, we enter through sin.  Sin of bad behavior, sin of addiction to something, sin of fear, sin of worry, sin of anger, sin of just wanting to sin.

It's so easy to repeat this pattern but there is a way out. The storms of life come passing through and when your life is weak due to lack of God or prayer in your life, our lives comes crashing down.

Jesus says "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12: 7-10)
Grace = a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ

If we all would just take the time to pray and open our hearts and our ears to hearing what God tells us to do and then wait upon him and ask for his Grace.  Be still and know that I am (Psalm 46:10).

Think about a young adult who has no one in their life to talk to, no one who shows up at the end of the night when their ready for bed.  How little effort on our part it takes to just reach out by a phone call or a text to let that person know we are there for them.  Could it make a change in their life?  It could but you'd have to try to know.

Could your Garden of Gethsemane be something you enter from lack of effort?  I don't know if this makes sense to anyone who is reading this or not but if you are and your really thinking there is someone out there that you could possibly touch their life, then why not give it a try.  It costs you nothing.  Jesus gave his life for us and the least we could do is try to give something back for one of his children...

A thought to ponder on my friends...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Evil Forebodings

As I sit here and ponder on what I write next I stare out my window over the dark gloomy lake and think about the fierce wicked storms that come into our lives as young adults. How often do we let the storms just pick us up and take us away thrashing us every which way but up. 

"Evil foreboding" defined as a sense of impending evil or misfortune, an evil omen or a strong inner feeling of a future misfortune...

If we could only see the light or the future that God has for us so we could look up and pray for hope to be delivered out of the storms and into the life that God has intended for each and everyone of us. 

We often say as adults to our kids, if I knew what I know now and I was your age...  How many times have we heard our parents or our grandparents say this to us. It's so hard as young adults struggling with problems to begin "Believing" and to put their complete trust in God. If we as parents, grandparents, friends or mentors can just take the opportunity to share with a young struggling adult that there is HOPE and all you have to do is ASK our God to show you the way out, to deliver you from your storm, then we would have the opportunity to have changed one life. If we could all just change the life of one young adult in our lifetime, think of how many lives could be changed. Their future storms can be changed if we just give them the opportunity by teaching them to BELIEVE AND PRAY FOR HOPE. If we sit back and continue to do "nothing" then "nothing" changes. 

Jeremiah 29:11
I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will answer you. You will seek me, and you will find me because you will seek me with all your heart.

A thought to ponder on my friends...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stronghold-How do you define this?

How do you define this.  If you stop and think about this it could be many things.  
1.  Fear
2. Anxiety
3. Worry
4.  Guilt
5. Bad habits.
The stronghold which is a bad thought or habit begins in your mind and then travels outward.  How do you change it you ask?
By studying God's word and changing your behavior through his book.

Maybe God's allowed you to be broken so you could finally be healed; to finally see that you really do need Him, to be forgiven by Him, to have a personal relationship with Him, to actually take personally for yourself what Jesus did on the cross to tear down the wall between you and God. 

A point to ponder... 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Grace forgives the sinner

I learned a lesson today as I was listening to an online sermon.
I learned that Grace forgives the sinner but Grace does not forgive the sin.
How many times do we think as teens, that we're unstoppable? Or maybe I have
so many lives that just one more time won't hurt?  

How many times have we told a complete stranger "thank you" and turned around and lashed out on someone we love?
When I look back at all the missed opportunities I could have had to change someone's life, I look to the future and look at how many lives I may still have the opportunity to change.

As I continue the next step for Lucky2BeMe, I try and think of all the lives that this plan will change.  I'm excited about this next step in my journey not only to help a teen but a plan that will also help me become a better person.  

 I had dinner with my friend last night, a girl I met through the Boys & Girls Club of America.  She was someone that was passionate about life and doing good things for her school and her community.  I looked at her face as she told me about winning another scholarship award because of all of her efforts.  The effort that was put in by her and her alone, no help from a loved one that she admired.  I often think of how many teens that are out there just looking for someone to share their joy with but cannot find them.  How little effort it requires of us to lend an ear. 

She is my inspiration to become a better person and that I thank her for.