You are not to shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find and keep.
The quickest way to find love is to give love. If you want it too badly, you will not find it. The most secure way to keep love is to give it space and care to grow. If you hold it too tightly, you will lose it.
Here is some stuff Christians should stop doing. 1. Telling people “I’ll pray for you” without actually praying for them. - Guilty as charged. I can’t think of anybody who hasn’t done this at one time or another. And while most of us don’t actually mean to forget,
Everyone experiences pain sometimes, emotional and physical. Next time it threatens to overwhelm you, take a deep breath. As you breathe slowly, picture God holding you, crying with you, giving you the strength to get through.
Good times and bad times are part of living. It is difficult to fully appreciate joy until you have tasted sadness. Laughter is sweeter if you have experienced tears. There may be times when you feel like you’re stuck in a dry and desolate place, but an encouraging call or a hug from a friend can be an oasis; beauty in the desert. Though it may not be easy, try to remember that the trials are going to help you fully experience the joy on the horizon.
Does that phrase sound familiar? For many of us, it’s a recurring echo in our minds each and every day â when we first wake up, when our hair just won’t fall right, when we can’t find a thing to wear, when we’re hanging out with friends, when we see a commercial of others looking so easy,
“Don’t be discouraged by what seem like dead ends. Every moment in your life carries infinite possibilities, just waiting to be discovered. Like a vine finding its way even through the slightest openings in rock solid walls, so will you.”—
A little Update... (I hope you'll have time to read this :) )
Hello guys, how are you doing? How was your day?
Well I have a little confession to make. I know some of you noticed that for the past few months (including last year) I haven’t been posting or sharing stuffs until recently.
The reason is, I became lukewarm- Lukewarm Christian :( . As all of you know, there is no such thing as a Lukewarm Christian, but only a WARM Christian. I know you get my point here. I don’t know what happened to me, maybe because I let my problems overtook me, like studies and other stuffs. And because of that I kind-of forgot who I am. So, for those past months that I have been lukewarm, everything else around me seemed difficult, I flunked actually. I thought I could handle it with my own strength.
Because of what I have become, I kept condemning myself (which I know is really really bad, and it is not a Christian thing.) and I kept myself from talking with God. I forgot my devotion, my quiet time, and even prayer (huhuhu :’( ) At that point i felt so useless. Yeah you read that right.
But one day-Friday, I saw something that really broke my heart, and when I got home, before sleeping, I remembered what I saw and began crying. I cried up to the point that I feel asleep and my eyes got swollen. The next day, I opened my Twitter account (@Carpediem0421) and to my surprise my friend messaged me, saying if I want to go to church on Sunday. And to that point I felt something that made me move.
I went to church with my friend, the main topic was about “Why there are still Christians who feel defeated or considering their selves defeated?” That was exactly how I felt. It shocked me, It felt like God was talking to me. It hit me, the preaching was all related to me.
So what is the message?
Here it is, “What you think affects what you believe, and what you believe affects how you behave.” It’s very true. And now my FIRE is on, I am WARM and on the go. I know everything won’t go smoothly, but I know It won’t be difficult, because I know God is my strength and my shield. :)
I just want to say, for those Christian who feel what I felt, please do not condemn yourselves, do not think you are defeated! Christ died for you, you accepted Him. 2000 years ago he already claimed you, which means you have already won! Like what happened when Jesus was having his fasting for 40 days, the devil tempted Him, but it only took Him THREE verses to defeat that devil. Jesus stated, 1. “It is Written Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” 2. “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’’ and 3. “For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” Whenever you feel defeated just remember the key phrase “It is written.” For every week read your Bible, memorize one verse. For every verse you memorize, feel it, reflect on it and use it. We have 52 weeks a year, so you’ll have 52 verses to use :) . Demolish that thought of yours about being useless, condemn, loveless, because you are not that kind of person. But you are a princess and a prince, Child of God, so why feel and think of those things? Remember that you’ve already won and nothing you do can make God love you less. Be on Fire! If you flunk or succeed, Praise Him, Trust Him, Pray and still be Thankful!
If you have anything to ask, say please don’t be shy to message me anonymously or not :) And mind if you share me your own experience?
“Don’t start your day with a negative attitude. It’s hard to understand why so many people wake up each morning feeling defeated when each day holds so much potential. The possibilities that today offers are endless, so eagerly anticipate wonderful happenings. It’s easy to let blessings go by unnoticed if you’re not looking.”—
“When you are kind to someone, you set in motion a chain of events that makes each life it touches a little bit better. One by one, that act of kindness is paid forward … till one day it comes back to you multiplied.”—
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”—Isaiah 40:30-31
Hello! I love your blog it's so feminine and inspiring! I have read your description and you're an anime fan? Gosh we could be bffs! From a fellow anime fan I suggest that you read the manga "Bitter Virgin" okay so it may not have the best title but it's a really good story. To everyone out there I suggest you read "Bitter Virgin" it's about keeping your head up and staying tough and never giving up on life. God bless you my friend and never give up!
Hello anon, when did you send this message? thank you very much :))) Yes I am an anime fan, so I’m one of the otakus hehe.. Ok I will, gonna bookmark that ;) Anyway, Merry Christmas anon, God bless!!!
“Take this moment to conjure up a fond memory. A time in your life when you were content and happy. Dwell on that moment for a while, let those feelings of contentment permeate your soul. Today is a good day to be content, so take a vacation from your worries.”—
“Logic is argumentative, aggressive upon the mind, splits the world into right and wrong, us and them. Love is generative, compassionate, embracing all creation. Logic pays attention to what is being said. Love pays attention to how things are said. Logic leads to debate. Love leads to communion. Practice love to be closer to God.”—
Sorrow is with us not because we are bad at stopping it, but simply because it's part of being human. What matters is not whether good or bad things happen - both will, but your relationship to them. Just think back over the last 24 hours, - what had you taken hard that you could have taken lightly?
It's me again, I tried going to bible studies but to be honest, it didn't work out for me. I find going to church boring, I know that Jesus will take away my life for this but that's the truth. I prefer praying on my own, in my room and I don't think going to church is necessary. Well that's my opinion, question is, what is wrong with me? :(
Well I respect your opinion, but did you know that being in God’s family is the highest honor and greatest privilege you will ever receive? There’s nothing wrong with you, maybe your heart is not in to it. If you really want to serve God and feel his presence you have to give your whole heart to Him. If you are going to church wholeheartedly you would not find it boring. Remember you need a church family. It moves you out of self-centered isolation, it identifies you as a genuine believer, and it helps you develop spiritually.
Now the question is, are you committed to God’s family? :)
People that I used to hang out with are obsessed with Jesus related activities? It's not that I'm against it or anything it's just that it's too much? The perfect example would be, them going to bible studies twice a week and being too nice to people and I think it's just too much. Ugh I sound like a satanist or something anyway the question here is, what does the church people have or teach? it's like some kind of magic. Why do you think they kept on coming back to church?
Hello ^_^ , You know what, when you are filled with Christ, you will just love to serve him more and more each day. Worshiping Him, praising Him will be important to you. The Church serves as your family in Christ. You build relationship with God and gain friends in Church. God’s word is food for the soul. In Church you are loved, you are prayed for, you are encouraged, to grow and a lot more. The Church promote/teach the Word of God, they’re making disciples. People kept coming back to church, because it is where they are being loved, accepted and they kept coming back because of wanting to serve, worship and praise God. :) .
"The Bible says a Christian without a Church home is like an organ without a body. The church is a body, not a building; and organism, not an organization."