I don’t know if I should be blogging this, but at the same time I know that I should. I’m going to Hume Lake in four days, and I wanted to let my followers know a little bit of my life before I’m headed off to another life-chain experience. But first, for those of you who don’t know, Hume Lake is a legendary Christian camp in Hume, California. (Want more information? Www.humelake.org)
Anyways, these past months have been inexplicably rough on my spiritually. I basically gave up on Jesus and everything that he could offer me. I just couldn’t/didn’t want to do it anymore. So I walked away from the better life. As soon as I turned my back I made some of the biggest mistakes of my life. I regret them completely. But the same time I couldn’t bring myself to kneel at the feet of Jesus. My heart was becoming so hardened that I couldn’t. I don’t want to give up that momentary pleasure that sin would give me for a lifetime of incredible joy. But this past week before I embark on a new journey has been an emotional roller coaster. suddenly I crave Jesus more and more, even though I haven’t talked to him in months. Now I am sorry for my mistakes, when before I was seemingly proud of them. Now, I just want to stand with arms high and heart abandoned. This is my heart going into Hume Lake and I cannot wait to share with you the new and virgin heart that is reborn out of it.
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You are sad phone John 14 and Phillippians 4
You have sinned phone Psalm 51 and 1 John 2:1-2
You are facing danger phone Psalm 91
People have failed you phone Psalm 27
It feels as though God is far from you phone Psalm 139
Your faith needs stimulation phone Hebrews 11
You are alone…
Questions about the Father.
There were a lot of things running through my mind tonight during Bible study. My emotions and confusion towards God feel so jumbled and tangled that I don’t know if it’s possible to separate them all. I learned some new things about our Heavenly Father that have been weighing on my heart and mind.
A girl in the study had said that once you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you are forgiven of all of those sins foreven; you have a clean slate, I guess you could say. This I understand! I think this is one of the first things that we learn about God before we get saved. But the thing that I am struggling with is this: my friend had said that when you are forgiven of those sins, you are forgiven forever, and no longer have to repent for those types of sins. Say you were a liar, but you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior. When you recieve your “clean slate” you no longer have to repent for the general sin of lying. Not so much your previous lies, but the act all in itself. So if you lie again while you are walking with Jesus, you just pray for strength to not do it again because God has already forgiven you and there would be no point in saying no. This perplexed me because this is not the God that I have come to known. I think about it this way: a sin is a sin, is a sin, is a sin! It’s not like we can sin and then never ask for forgiveness or repent on it. I’m just so confused. I feel like that would defeat having a close and intimate relationship with Jesus! There would be no point to continue to twalk int he faith and follow Jesus if you were forgiven for all of your “general sins” and never had to repent for them again, you know? You wo uld be seemingly perfect. But, alas, we are not a perfect people. We are all sinners! Another one of my friends said that you just have to pray about those sins, as the Lord to help you, not necessarily repent for them. I hope this is making sense! I would really like some clarification on the subject.
If anyone can offer any clear answers, they would very much be appreciated.
Yes, because God keeps coming back for you.
God is persistent. He doesn’t just wait around for you to come back to him. He keeps pursuing you. He loves you passionately and goes to great lengths to help you see your situation with clarity and wisdom: Without him, you’re in trouble. You need the…
He Rose and Conquered the Grave!
Savior, he can move the mountains!
Our God is mighty to save, he is mighty to save!
Forever, author of salvation! He rose and conquered the grave! Jesus conquered the grave!!
A beautiful day it is! Praise Jesus for being a wonderful savior! He has proved himself as the son of God! He is our savior! Praise! Love! We love you Jesus! Thank you for cleansing us of our sins!
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For the longest time I have felt convicted of not posting enough about how we can learn from the Lord, and things to do in order to improve our relationship with him. Instead I check my dashboard every day and scroll through random images that leave little hope in my heart, or a longing in my soul for the Lord. I simply look to look. Maybe it was beacsue I feel like I shouldn’t remind people of their own sins and ways they can be walking with God when I can’t get my relationship with straight to begin with. But it seems even when I try to blend in with the world again, I am called back to be humbled at the cross. No matter what I do I can’t ignore the spirit within me, screaming and kicking at my soul to come back. It frustrates me because I know that the Lord has marvelous plans, plans that will prosper me, make my joyful. But I get so caught up in the world, in my appearance, in sin that I forget who God really is in my life. It’s a big mess, really. Suturday Night I had watched Passion of the Christ for the second time. It always astonishes me how humbled I am. There is no image like that of our Savior Jesus Christ being beaten, spit on, whipped, and then crucified, that can stay in your mind. I think of that every time I am faced with tempation. It breaks my heart. It opens my eyes to how much I need Jesus. Gosh, I am almost without words. God is the only thing that keeps my heart alive. If I have one prayer request for this week it’s that to pray for my relationship with him. I know in the end, my decisions are the ones that are going to either damage or improve it, but please pray for my faith. I want nothing more than Jesus.
THIS is how a man should look when he sees his wife in her wedding dress. Overjoyed with love and excitement. He should have tears in his eyes knowing she is going to be with him forever. How could you not look at your future wife and not cry at how beautiful she looks on her wedding day? Cmon now. I know that if I follow God’s plan, and if it is in his will, he will give me a man like this; a man of God that is so over-joyed to see every second of the day. Someone who is just as enthralled with my beauty as the Lord is himself. This is the man I will wait for.
I’ve reblogged this picture before, but I just couldn’t help doin’ it again! One of the many things I hate about being a hopeless romantic.
His face on that last one … <3
This is SO beautiful. He was so nervous and anxious, and then he saw her and was just engulfed in joy and emotion.. so, so sweet <3
The path of Christ.
“One night I had a dream. I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and across the skies flashed scenes from my life. In each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One was mine and one was the Lord’s. When the last scene of my life appeared before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand, and, to my surprise, I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints. And, I noticed that it was at the lowest and saddest times in my life. I asked the Lord about it; “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why you left my side when I needed you most.” The Lord said, “My precious child, I never left you during your time of trial. When you see only one set of footprints, I was carrying you.”
You are never alone.