Just came home from church. I am repeating a wonderful message that I heard in youth group. The title kinda says it all, you are God's perfect Christmas tree! There are 5 ways that explain this thought. No.1 You need to be straight. God says that when you do the things He tells you, He will make you path straight. No.2 God says stand tall when you are going against people who hate you, and that He will help you. No.3 God prunes your sin, and makes you bear lots of fruit. No.4 God makes every person unique in ways, like looks, internal thoughts, personal traits, and different personalities. No.5 God "Decorated" (made) you the way He wanted to, and has a personal relationship with you.
Remember these things as we get into the holiday spirit and share this with people that you know.
The first part (of three) is going to be about making disciples, or maybe more like describing it.
Making disciples is an all your life kind of thing. It usually goes on with one-on-one teaching not with 20 people. I think a lot of us have thought about those HUGE famous people like Francis Chan or Louie Giglio and go "I am not as good as them, I don't have those wonderful talking skills he has. I could never do it." Actually, you do not have to have awesome talking skills or amazing unusual skills to make somebody a disciple. Sometimes it means as simple as just being there for somebody! I don't know exactly where you are in the day, but if you are with friends or somebody you know is not a Christian, make disciples always.
Matthew 28:19-20 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of age."
Follow instructions from parents, bosses, or anyone who has authority over you. I know some of you will be like "I know that all ready!" or "Why would you choose a topic like this?". Well I am not going to talk about the easy stuff, but I am going to talk about something that sounds easy but is really hard to do. If you have a certain house rule that you can not eat in your room and you have a friend that is allowed to eat in his room. If your friend says "Lets eat in your room!" SAY NO!!! Just because that someone else can do something that you are not allowed to do, doesn't mean you are allowed to. Stick with YOUR house rules and not somebody else's. I hope you will use this guidance to help you. Here is a verse from the bible that is just like what I am talking about. Ex. 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you."
Serving others is a great thing to do and sometimes fun! Lately my family has been volunteering for concession stand at the Millbrooke Playhouse (don't worry I did not do this for the snacks:) ). It has been a fun experience to serve others in that way, but there are so many more ways that you can serve others! It could be from helping the little old lady across the street, or it can be mowing the lawn for other people, and so much more. God wants not only to serve people but He wants you to serve Him. Please do not think that serving is being like a slave, but it is being a servant! I hope this makes you to think about serving other people.
Eph 6:7 NIV "Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men"
Today's topic is going to be on joy! On saturday I went to Del Grosso's amusement park to celebrate my 11th birthday! It was an awesome day! I had ALL OF MY FRIENDS in Pennsylvania there and we rode all sorts of rides like bumper cars, spinny rides, huge towers that you go to the top then you drop to the bottom, and lots of other stuff! I had a lot of joy two days ago! You are supposed to have joy in the good time AND THE BAD times, though! I know having joy in the hard times is rough but we need to know that God is in control! That is how I get through the day and can still be happy when things go wrong. I hope you do the same as well.
Psalm 66:1 - "Shout with joy to God all the Earth!" NIV
Before I get this started I just wanted to let you know that I will from now on use life examples.
Now this is a funny story about a bunny and a raven having a battle in OUR front lawn. I know it sounds crazy but it happened 3-4 days ago! A couple of day ago I was in my math class (I do home school on the computer) and I see a bunny and a raven. The raven was going after this hole the bunny made over and over and the bunny chased it away over and over. They did this for an HOUR! In the end the bunny won, don't worry. This reminded me of David and Goliath how they thought David would die but he won with just a fling of a rock and God watching over him. It made me think of that because I THOUGHT that the bunny might die but he did not. God can help us like that. It could be any hard time, not just if you are in a war. I wanted you to know that because I think some people just forget about that and think that they have to do something alone. Don't think that! God is always with you.
I have been updating my blog at blogspot.com for awhile, but my mom forgot to copy it all over here at the family website. So you'll see a lot of posts with today's date, but I wrote them like back in February and March! No worries, Mom, you are a busy lady, I know. :)
Here is a link to one of the posts that I did that was a video post that won't work on here, but you can go to the other blog and watch it! http://timmytheology.blogspot.com/2012/02/gods-will-for-your-life.html
Today's post is going to be about Speaking Up about God!
Speaking up about God is an important thing for so many reasons, but some of us just don't do it enough including me. I have been thinking for a while how you and I could do that and I have come up a lot of things: Say if you are a kid or a college student and you are getting bullied and they are saying you are stupid or a smartypants and other stuff like that, don't be afraid to say something like this because God appreciates it: "I am not stupid," or "I am not a smartypants and even if I am God created me and He wanted me to be the way I am!" There are so many ways you can speak up like the example I just gave you or you just talk about God to a nonbeliever. How ever you can SPEAK UP! It is important!
This post is going to be about...... Our God Is ALIVE!!!!!!
Now how do you feel after I said that? I'll list some examples of the ways you may feel: Happy, Exited, or maybe you feel like "Yah I knew that, so what?". Now if you are maybe the first two.... good for you! If you were the last one though this post is sure going to help you! Know why I wanted to do this topic? Well I wanted to do it for the people that are like "So What" because I want to tell them WHAT!
Now God wanted me too tell you this (I am not saying I speaking for God but here it goes) I am not a dead God!!! I am certainly alive as much as YOU are. If I was a dead God I would not be God I would be a myth; your praises would mean nothing; your prayers wouldn't be answered, there would be no hope no joy no peace or love. Me dying on the cross would mean nothing It would be like just a regular death. People that say "So What"....How do you feel now? Just think how you feel now. If you think you have been doing stuff secret and thought He was just not going to notice, WELL HE DID cause He is ALIVE! I am going to just leave it at that. Think about what I said and just think about that.
Sorry that I have not posted anything for a long long time. I have been busy with homework friends and other stuff like that so I apologize.
As our title says we need to REMEMBER! We need to remember about God and what he does for us in the good and bad! I think some of us (including me) forget when our day starts bad when we pray (or maybe we don't) He makes it better! We need to remember our teachings that God says through Preachers or Guest Speakers or lessons we learn about faith and how to be a righteous! We need to remember how great is our God who made the universes upon universes. We need to remember that He was the man who died on the cross for OUR sins. We need to remember that He is ALIVE! We need to remember that he put us here on this Earth so that we tell about Him and praise His name until we go to heaven! We need to remember these things not just hear them and forget about them.
Check this out, this song is exactly what I'm talking about!
I am a normal 11 year old kid... well, half normal anyway. I'm an only child. I like basketball and I want to learn to play the drums. I HAVE been to Disney World (AWESOME!), summer camp, the beach, water parks, amusement parks, movie theaters (duh), and Las Vegas & Washington D.C. (to visit my grandparents). I can make homemade ice cream and pancakes with no adult supervision. Every once in awhile I have a thought about the Bible that my parents think is pretty cool. You'll find those here.