September 29, 2009

My Comfort Zone

OVER a month guys. Can you believe that? It's been a little over a month since I've last posted.
I know most of you are fine with tha-- but I'm sure not.
Sooooo... I'm sorry. Hah, I will make sure you update WAY more than I have lately.
I haven't even been on the forums at all, for those of you who are a part of it

School has gotten in the way, and I spend a lot of my free time doing something else.... Or yeah. I haven't spent as much time on the computer in the past month as I used to. But I'll make sure you keep in touch here again often like I used to. :)
Anyway, I've officially decided I don't need to do another "I'm Not Alright" post. There's not much more to talk about.
Buuuuuuut, I do have some little things I'd like to say.


So lately I've been a little more.... sensitive about things. And, in a certain sense, it's helping a lot. I've been convicted about some stuff, and I sooo want to be closer to God than what I am now. I want to follow Him better.
Something I realized, though, was that in order to get closer to Him, I needed to figure out some stuff and get rid of some other stuff.
Well, it just so happens that a very close friend of mine sent me a package RIGHT when I needed it about a few weeks to a month ago.

I had received this package earlier on in the day and it had letters, pictures, Christian CDs (T.A.N & other worship), and this humongous card. I was extremely happy about it, and then after went on to do other stuff. But later I wasn't having such a hot day, and I wasn't in a very good mood... I had frustrated and feeling entirely out of it with myself. So I decided I needed to do something about it. It was later on in the evening and I most definitely did not want to go to sleep feeling this way.
I went over to my bed, sat down for a moment and realized what I was really craving was a worship time. Well wait-- maybe craving isn't such a right word. I NEEDED something that would help me. Who or what could help me at such a time when I really just didn't know what I was searching for? Certainly a friend or family member wouldn't understand the inside feelings I didn't even know HOW to explain.
Who? Who?? WHO?
Oh yeah. God. That's Who. ;)
I sat down, remembered that in the package, on that very large card, were verses my friend found. She said that they were verses on peace. She also claimed that they made her feel really good, so they'd make me feel good.
A lot of verses could make me feel good.

But whatever. I decided to get a CD and look up the verses.
Crying and highlighting, I looked every single one up. And I've decided to share some with you. (By the way, I'm feeling way better. Just for everyone's curiosity sake)

[[From the NIV]]
"For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
John 6:40
"For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;"
Psalm 91:11
"But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one."
2 Thessalonians 3:3
"And again, 'Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples.'"
Romans 15:11
"Many nations will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths. The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem."
Micah 4:2
"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him."
Jeremiah 17:7
"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."
2 Thessalonians 3:16
"The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion."
Psalm 116:5
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28
"Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked."
Jeremiah 20:13
"A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished."
Proverbs 28:20
""
John 14:6
"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Psalm 144:2
"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. (23) They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23
"'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(4)Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
(5)Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
(6)Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
(7)Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
(8)Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
(9)Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
(10)Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 5:3-10
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize."
1 Corinthians 9:24
"O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago."
Isaiah 25:1
"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
Proverbs 16:3
"(2)He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart
(3)and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman,
(4)who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts,
(5)who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
"

Psalm 15:2-5



They may not have the same effect on you guys, but I'm sure you'll enjoy reading them. :)

God bless,
~MaidenOfEmmanuel

September 16, 2009

Your Time

Yesterday was very tragic.
Why?

A girl in a school somewhere here in my city (I believe), got stabbed to death.
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Someone got shot, thirteen rounds put in him, and was put to death.



This reminds me of a very old post of mine, when I wasn't very good at writing. It was called Me or You?

The person who stabbed that girl to death yesterday-- he or she hasn't been found out, I don't think.
I'm pretty sure, though, that whoever shot that boy, he was arrested.
--I'm not exact on these though, because I hate reading or wtchings the news, so I just listen to everyone else telling their stories--

The point about this, though, doesn't have to do with how they were killed. It's that they died. And by some of the stories, I'm doubting they were saved. I'm not completely sure, but there was a police officer I know that saw the boy who was shot to death, the night before, assuming he was robbing a house, but didn't have proof. He just lectured him.

This is sad. Really sad.
Do you realize that neither the boy or girl knew they were going to die?
That they didn't know they only had several hours to decide where to go (heaven or hell) left?

Because I think a lot during car rides, my car ride back home last night, when I was out, was spent thinking about this.
Everyone, no matter how much someone might supposedly "hate" life, have dreams and something they're hoping for. Whether its for the end of the week, the month after, a year later, a decade later, etc.

They didn't know that they only had so much time to decide a very important life choice.

A friend of mine and I had been discussing the new school year a few months ago. We were excited, and we had worries that are small compared to the new one we both have now.
Suddenly we find out her dad has a tumor in his head, probably placed in the worst spot. And it MUST be treated right away. Must.

Yes, they're all Christians, and that's absolutely AWESOME, and if her father DOES die, he'll be heading to spend forever with Jesus. YAY!! :D
But the less yay is, what if he wasn't? He is, but if he wasn't, he now only has so much time left.

I honestly don't know what's going to happen tomorrow to me. But I do know for a fact that I'll be in heaven if I die on the spot. I DO believe in Jesus, and I've repented, and I've made a commitment to spend an eternity with Him.
But what about you? Or the people around you? It's so sad to see people you know for a fact that haven't made that positive decision I've made.
I keep thinking about it, and the only thing I CAN do is pray.

Pray for the people around you to be saved.
It CAN make a difference, even if it doesn't seem like it at first.

God bless,
~MaidenOfEmmanuel

September 14, 2009

I'm still alive!!

ALRIGHT, so it's been like... forever since I've posted, and even longer, a post of my thoughts lately.
I've just been so busy with school and such!

------But, a friend *coughs and winks*, asked me to at least inform you guys that you haven't gotten rid of me yet. I know, I know, I can hear all the groans. *sighs* But nah, I'm just busy with school and the baby and church--that's all. ;)

This is NOT an "I'm Not Alirhgt" post, but my next one will be!!

Some of you actually offered nicknames for me. I think that'll be my next poll!! :D

I just decided to tell you guys that I'm still alive!! Muhahahahaha.

~MaidenOfEmmanuel