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.
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.
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.
““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.”
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.
Today my pastor was preaching about Jonah and how he ran away from the presence of God but at the end he did what God had order him to do; which was to take the word of destruction of Nineveh to them. And after he gave the word he got angry because, the Lord didn’t destroy the city and it’s people because they repented by everyone(including animals and livestock) doing fasting and prayer. Sometimes the same happens to us we want the Lord to do what we want but we don’t see the bigger picture that he has for us. Can you believe this prophet that God used tremendously but he was rebellious at times getting mad at God because he had given a word and later thought better of it and didn’t go through it because he saw the ignorace of the people from Nineveh.
I sometimes have my moments of why God!!!.Why do you promise something and don’t do it, but I thank the Lord that in my ignorance his mercy is never ending because, “God is not man to lie,nor son of man to repent”(Numbers 23:19) and he knew the path that my life was gonna take. I might feel like I’m stuck in one place and that I don’t move forward or that my ministry is not growing but you know I have learned to be patient in the Lord and wait for his time is perfect. So wait in him because you might not know tomorrow but he does. You might feel the same way as I do sometimes or you might be stronger than some of us but let’s praise the Lord Almighty for all he does and is. And let’s not be like Jonah that even though he knew the Lord’s way and a reason he ran from his responsibility of taking that word to the Nineveh people was because he knew that God was merciful, let’s not be quick to run,scream or even yell because we don’t get our ways but let’s be patient because, “good comes to those who wait.”
Philippians 4:4-7 NKJV
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Good night everyone, today’s topic is a topic really personal for me. Almost everyone has gone through some kind of trauma in the childhood or adult life. Sometimes we don’t seek for help by going to a psychologist or seeking help from a friend that’s close to you personally. But most importantly we don’t let the Lord help and deliver us from this trauma. Those memories stay deep inside your psyche and don’t let you be in peace. That most of the time takes you straight up to temptations and addictions like alcohol, drugs and sexual immorality, fornication or even adultery.
In my personal experience I can tell you that when you give your all to the Lord, the good and the bad, and you ask him to make you a new vessel; ask him to deliver you from that trauma and you will see the freedom in which you will live your life without the fear of that darkness that had you oppressed. However you got to do it of your own free will, because you want to change; be free and are tired of living in the darkness. Come to him what’s holding you back, he is waiting for you; just close your eyes and talk to him out loud and he will hear you don’t be afraid because what awaits is better than what you have ever imagined.
2 Samuel 22:29
“For You are my lamp, O LORD; The LORD shall enlighten my darkness.”