What have you given up for the God?

So yesterday was prayer night at my church and the service was amazing, the word incredible and my pastor asked us all this question. If God asks you to leave everything and follow him; how many would do it? I of course answer; ” I would!!!! ” and he took us to Luke 5: 1-11, it’s the story of four fishermen becoming disciples. Now if you read the story or have read it you know it’s about four men  trying to capture some fish; they been going on for hours and haven’t been able to catch any. So here comes the messiah and tells Simon to throw the net into the lake and this is how he responds;

 “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” 

And do you know what happens the net is overflowed with fish. The Lord gave this fishermen what they probably needed at that time and continues to do it in our lives; but my question is what have you given up for the Lord. I know that I probably haven’t given up much and I struggle with this because I might be thinking that I’m giving every single part of me the good, the bad and everything in between but at the end of the day I haven’t given anything more than what he did st the cross. He gave his life, his dignity,his holiness, his riches; he gave all for you and me so that we could have salvation in him. What’s holding you back? Think about and put it in your prayers and ask the Lord to take away or help you overcome that situation. Be a fishermen of souls for the Lord Almighty.

Free of sin 


“So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”” John 8:7.

Ask yourselves this question; are you free of sin?. Why then do you judge your neighbor?; as the Lord left a commandment for you to love your neighbor as he loves you. We as human judge people by their appearances,actions,attitudes and etc…But  are we really living the word of God as he lived it when he walk on this earth. 

Nowadays we judge and fight  among each other for political views, religion and sexuality. Things that have no meaning you know why? Because if you  put your life and family’s life in the Lord’s hands, you will be worry free and stress free as it says in Psalms 91:1 ” He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”I’m going to be straight; no one is going to have your same views, no one is going to have the same religion, or opinions. 

      We were created differently, all of us have a different purpose on this earth. Some might be doctors, teachers, pastors, levites, or even scientist; but are we going to judge and criticize someone because they don’t think the same way you do.? No, you aren’t you are not God, you are not perfect, as human you make mistakes and you sin but if the Lord Almighty forgives and doesnt remind you or judges you of your sins;who are you to do it.? We are living these days like Pharisees( hypocrites) religious people that think that because you live a certain way, you are free to do whatever you want and let loose their tongue. Even though the tongue is one of the smallest members of the body is one of the biggest murder that we have in our body because with that member we can accomplish great evils or great virtues( James 3:1-12). 

Let’s try no to judge one another instead give love where is needed or where is not wanted. Because you have to give fruits of the spirit  which are “love, joy, kindness,peace,long suffering,faithfulness,self-control and gentleness (Galatians 5:22-23).”God bless every single one of you each and every day.

Thoughts…?

            
Hello everyone so this week  I was pretty busy and I been struggling for a couple of weeks spiritually and what to write into this blog. On Friday we had  nightwatch it was an incredible night the Lord’s presence was with us through out the night and today we took the youth bowling to spend time together as well to learn from each other.However that’s not what I want to talk about today. 

    Have you ever read the story about the master who gave goods( talents) to his servants; to one he gave five, to another two and to the last one ( Matthew 25:14:30). I read it and have listened to my pastor and even different people preach about it and you know what. As teen when we read something like this, we end up with the question of what is it trying to say. I never really paid attention to it, I just read and listened to it but really didn’t focused on the meaning of that parable. But I have learned that each and everyone of us or you have a talent that the lord has given you. It could be in being a musician, playing the piano,guitar, cello or even singing( yes singing is a talent not a gift). Or it could be of praying,having charisma, grace, writing a blog or a book and a bunch of other stuff. 

When we look at that parable and we read from verse 16 to 18 ; we see that two out of the three servants did something with their talent they multiplied those talents by the amount they were given; however one instead of multiplying that one talent he instead dug it into the ground and didn’t do anything about it. What are you doing with; what the Lord has given into to your keeping.? 

I know it’s hard sometimes to get up and try to do sometime in our lives with those talent. Most of the time we are afraid that because we are young we are unimportant, but I got news for you you are important in the eyes of God, you will always be important but try to do something with that don’t let it go to waste because if you dug it into the ground he will give it to someone else that will appreciate and work on it and then you will answers to God on that judgement day. God bless and have a nice evening.
                     Matthew 25:24:28

““Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’ 

“But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.”

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Reading…

Sorry I haven’t written anything in a few days but, I been pretty busy with church and celebrating my mom’s birthday. Today I’m gonna talk about this book I’m reading it’s called “The Battle of Every Teenage Girl” by Shannon Ethridge & Stephen Arterburn; don’t worry there is one for young men too and it’s called ” The Battle of every Teenage Men” and it’s by Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker.

     What can I say about it, well it makes me think  about every inner struggle that some many young women go through including myself almost on a daily basis. It’s a refreshing book because it tells the stuff as it is there is no gray it’s only black and white. I’m just starting it but since the first page it confronts you with stuff that you might think is right to do and it shows you even explains the different reasons why is not. I suggest that if you are 12 years to older and you struggle with sexuality and you want to protect your mind and heart you should read it. It will give you what to help in those types of situation.