Friday, January 31, 2014

Story of a ten-year-old girl

  • "My Dress," the young girl murmured, her words slurred through swollen lips. "Please give me my dress. I want to hold it,"

The Christians surrounding the girl's bed were sad. Because of her extensive internal injuries, doctors could do nothing for her. Weeks ago, the believers had bought her a white dress to celebrate her new life and pure heart in Christ Jesus.
Her father had not been pleased with his daughter's decision to follow Christ. One night, in a drunken rage, he attacked his daughter, beating and kicking her. He left her lying in the muddy street to die. 
When she did not show up for church, her Christian friends went looking for her. They found the girl unconscious, lying in a heap, her formerly snow white dress now covered in blood and mud. She was brought to a doctor, but her injuries were severe.
Now she was asking for her dress.
"The dress ins ruined," her friends told her. They tried to talk her out of it, thinking that seeing the ruined dress would break down the girl's spirit. 
With the simple faith of a ten-year-old, she whispered, "Please, I want to show the dress to Jesus. He was willing to bleed for me. I just want Jesus to know that I was willing to bleed for him." 
Shortly afterwards, the young girl died.
  • (from Extreme Devotion)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"1945" by Jamie Grace

  • Here is one of my favorite songs. "1945" by Jamie Grace. 
  • One of my favorite things about this song is when she talks about wishing about wanting to live back then. But, God put her here on earth at just the right time. That's the way it is with us. We may not understand why we are here, why we weren't in some different year, but God does. He put us here because he knows what he's doing. He knows what our purpose in life is, we may not know right away, but one day God will reveal it to us. Whispering in our ear what our life's mission is to be. So be on the lookout, listen for His still small voice. (We are called to share the Good News to everyone, but as for our mission in life I mean if we are to be a doctor, teacher, pilot, etc) 
  • God is in control, so just let go and see where He brings you.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

He Will Never Leave You

  • It's icy cold outside. The day is dark and dreary. But besides the cold weather, a new year is here and many new things will happen. Surprises may pop out of nowhere, and life may not be going the way you want it to. But that doesn't mean God isn't with you, or that He doesn't love you.  No, it is just a time in your life where you need to learn to lean on God. A time where he wants you to come to Him and experience His peace amidst the chaos of the world. "He will never leave you, nor forsake you." (Deuteronomy) When times are tough, go to God. When you feel like everything is going wrong for you, go to  God. He, will take care of all your troubles. He, will carry you when your weak. He, will always love you. It may take time before you understand what's going on, but no mater what, God will be by your side. "There is a Friend who sticks closer than a brother." (Proverbs)  
  • May you have a wonderful new year, and know that God will always be there for you.