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July 18th, 2007


11:17 am - Hear the word. Im back again.

1 peter 4:16
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.


I love that verse, because it talks about how as Christians... we will be tested by others, we will be challenged by the unbelievers.. we will feel embarrassed at some point... but this verse is saying "STOP! DO NOT  BE ASHAMED!   PRAISE GOD THAT YOU BEAR THE NAME!"

That is awesome...  

here is what the rest says... I think it all has alot of good material for christians to read.. so drink up!

1 peter chapter 4

1Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you. 5But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to men in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.

 7The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 8Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Suffering for Being a Christian

 12Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18And,
   "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
      what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"[a]

 19So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.




Current Location: Lexington, KY
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Third Day

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October 17th, 2005


05:25 pm - myspace
okay...so i now have realized that everyone who used to post on livejournal has now switched over to myspace... EXCEPT leah shirley who is reppin it for live journal... i try and do both... but sadly i love myspace more... im sorry livejournal... i am!!!

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September 15th, 2005


12:26 am
What if... Jesus went through all the pain and the suffering... the beatings,the torture,the harsh remarks,the embarrassment... but got to the cross... and right before they nailed him to that cross Jesus cried out "AHHHH!!! NO!... I WON'T DO IT GOD!... THEY AREN'T WORTH IT!!!" ... he easily could have cried to God... and the angels would be at his aid to save him by the thousands... but he didn't because Jesus loves us sooo much and would do anything to be with us... even dying.... listen my brothers and sisters... "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOEVER SHALL BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE!" ...READ THAT... "For God so LOVED the world" God loves us sooo much..."That he gave his ONLY begotten son" to die... for you and for me... WE COMPLAIN ALL THE TIME BECAUSE WE ARE HAVING A BAD DAY... but think about it... JESUS DIED FOR US... AND ROSE AGAIN... JUST SO THAT ME AND YOU COULD BE WITH HIM IN HEAVEN ONE DAY... doesn't that just put a smile on your face!?!? we were saved... us... dirty rotten sinners... were SAVED by the one person who loves us more than anyone EVER will... but my brothers and sisters... Jesus didn't just die for those of us who already believed... HE DIED FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD... the Christians and Non-Christians alike... HE DIED FOR US SO THAT WE COULD LIVE FOR HIM!... Matthew 28:19 says "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations" so what are you waiting for...??? scared of being made fun of? worried about your EARTHLY reputation....? THAT WILL DIE AND FADE AWAY IN TIME!!! but Jesus Christ is forever... Jesus said "If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels." for those of u who didn't get that... if you are ashamed of me on earth i shall be ashamed of you before my father in heaven.... come on guys... its time to step up... TAKE A STAND FOR CHRIST...


Romans 1:16 "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile."
Current Mood: okayre-ignite the fire...
Current Music: Blind -Third Day

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August 23rd, 2005


11:02 am - straight up...
So many times i have come to realize how much trouble our generation is in...

while on myspace... yes i said MYSPACE lol i've become an addict... but i have joined many groups... and a group i joined was "Hardcore Christians -Living Hardcore" and they had a topic about Bush and how he has handled things in politics... and as i read what people had to say... people what claim to be christians... they dissed God basically... they were claiming they don't believe in prayer in schools and they support gay marriage... and i was like... what are they doing!? so i layed it down and spit the truth as best as i could... i used the words God had given me to speak to them... and i realized how much we get sucked into societys ways.. we don't even realize it... but so many of us are okay with doing stupid sins... and it gets me... how CHRISTIANS could be so blind... but then i remember that Satan tries and does blindfold us... he draws us in and takes us out... he captures our hearts with our sinful desires and bombards us and kills us... he takes us out... blow by blow... and it's sometimes a fast process... but sometimes a slow process... and we need to recognize this sin in our lives and take action before we get CONSUMED and are COMPLACENT with ourselves... its time to wake up... stop playing this stupid game...


READ IT,PRAY IT, SPEAK IT, LIVE IT
Current Mood: determinedpray it speak it live it
Current Music: RAW AND UNCUT -ZIKLAG

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August 16th, 2005


06:41 am - so true...
Why do you run why do you hide oh don't you know I
just, just want to be with you.

Looking down from above as you watch TV
Wondering why, oh you're ignoring me
Do you remember, remember when I came to you
And you loved me
And I'm waiting for you
And I'm waiting for you

Why do you run why do you hide oh don't you know I
just, just want to be with you, to be with you
Hey, why do you run why do you hide oh do't you know
I just, just want to be with you, to be with you...

Whatever happened to the love, the love you had for me
When you first came to me
Don't you know that I died, died so I could be with
you forever.
And I'm waiting for you
And I'm waiting for you

Why do you run why do you hide oh don't you know I
just, just want to be with you, to be with you
Hey, why do you run why do you hid oh don't you know
I just, just want to be with you, to be with you...

Find a place of solitude, and I'll speak to you
As you pray to me
Don't you know I'm waiting here, waiting for you to
read and hear my words
I'm waiting here missing the time the times we shared
oh, please come to me

So, why do you run why do you hide oh don't you know I
just, just want to be with you, to be with you
Hey, why do you run why do you hide oh don't you know
I just, just want to be with you, to be with you...
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: run -Kutless

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August 11th, 2005


08:40 pm - ...word...
Welcome to the front lines, streets and corners
The chief warned us
The beef is tremendous when ya’ lock teeth in the trenches
There’s a war goin’ on outside and it’s real
Flesh versus spirit
I don’t flex to appeal
Use the text to reveal what comes next
If you reject then I seal conversation with prayin’ and step
‘Cause what I feel is really not the deal
The issue is your soul
As a soldier I must remain sober and in control
I gotta stay focused like a scope does
And hope what I wrote does clear the smoke up
Hey ya’ll I’m never AWOL
I wouldn’t dare stop work to start dealing in civilian affairs
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: Civilian Affairs -Cross movement

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10:17 am - Awesome...
okay... so school has started and things are WONDERFUL... i have no drama,worries, stress... i know God has EVERYTHING under control... for the longest time i was stressin out because i didn't know what i wanted to do after highschool... so many people were tellin me "you have to know what you want to do the rest of your life right now!!!" okay so they didn't say those exact words... but thats how it came off... anyway... i've been praying and searching and i finally know what i wanna do... Brace yourselves!!!

i wanna become a missionary... maybe not the kind that go to pakistan or iraq for the rest of their lives... but the kind that can minister here in the U.S. and in differen't ways... i've looked into World Outreach... they are connected with Youth For Christ... i can apply to go to training... if accepted i would be taken to Denver Colorado... to be trained... after training... look for a position in World Outreach... that would be a dream come true and a blessing from God... i know thats what God is calling me to do... and no matter how hard it will be... i know i can do it!

i went from being sooo stressed... to being soo at peace... and i just love this feeling... God has definately answered alot of prayers for me!!!


i love my job,school,friends, LIFE!!! but most of all I LOVE GOD SOOO MUCH...
Current Mood: excitedexcited and happy
Current Music: Hollywood -P.O.D.

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August 4th, 2005


07:30 pm - goodbye summer...
wow... school is back on monday... and im def not stoked... summer has seemed not long... but not short... its been pretty decent all the way through... camps and hanging with friends... im def gonna miss it... one more year of school for ol Nate Dawg... then im done... im out... im out of highschool... CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS!? cuz i cant... its like WOW... "the real world" def kinda nervous seeing as i don't know what i wanna do with my life... i got alot of things im thinkin bout but nothin definate... i know God will show me the way in his mysterious yet awesome ways... lol... so i just started a new job at Short Enviromental Laboratories... they test water... i do paperwork WOO HOO lol... amongst other exciting things to do with H20... but idk man... i miss summer... i miss the memories... i know there are more to be made... but i feel so... OLD... and i mean i know i shouldnt but... gosh im just now realizing how many periods i use... that is alot of periods... anyway... i feel old and like im being forced to grow up... but its all good.... aight my friends... im out
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: your body is a wonderland

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July 26th, 2005


07:29 pm - what if his people prayed...

What if the armies of the Lord
Picked up and dusted off their swords
Vowed to set the captives free
And not let satan have one more


What if the church, for heaven's sake
Finally stepped up to the plate
Took a stand upon God's promise
And stormed hell's rusty gates

 

What if His people prayed
And all who bare His name
Would humbly seek His face
And Turn from their own way

 

He said that they would hear
His promise has been made
He'll answer loud and clear
If only we would pray




WHAT IF WE CHOSE TO LEAD A DIFFEREN'T LIFE?    ONE THAT SAYS... 

"GOD IM A SINNER AND I'VE BEEN MESSING UP AND IM GIVING MY LIFE FULLY TO YOU BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE A MUCH BETTER PLAN FOR ME THAN I COULD EVER KNOW... IT'S TIME FOR ME TO TAKE A STAND FOR YOU BEFORE THE EVIL AND DESTRUCTION OF THIS WORLD CONTINUES TO SPREAD THROUGH OUR GENERATION TILL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT!!!"

IF YOU DECIDED TO MAKE THAT CHANGE... IF YOU TOOK THAT STEP OF FAITH... THAT ONE STEP THAT ONE STEP FOR THE ARMY OF CHRIST... THEN MAYBE WE COULD INFLUENCE SOMEONE ELSE TO TAKE THAT ONE STEP... AND THEN THEY WOULD INFLUENCE SOMEONE TO TAKE THAT ONE STEP...AND ANOTHER... AND ANOTHER... AND ANOTHER... AND ANOTHER...   WHAT DOES THAT MAKE!?      THAT MAKES AN ARMY PREPARED TO FIGHT AND STAND FOR CHRIST... THAT MAKES A GENERATION WHO IS PREPARED TO LIVE FOR GOD AND STOP BEING SELFISH...   think about how many people would come closer to Christ... if only we would understand the power God gives us each and every day...   think of it this way...


if you had the cure for cancer... YOU WOULD NOT keep it to yourself and tell no one... YOU WOULD TELL PEOPLE AND SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES...

You have the cure for Sinners... so why are you keeping it to yourself... you have such an awesome power within you... but you don't use it... you keep it to yourself... LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE FOR CHRIST... LET IT RESOUND AND RESONATE SO THAT EVERYONE CAN SEE IT... maybe now you will stop and think a little more... before you go out and live your every day life... Pray... for wisdom and courage from God... just pray...


Current Mood: determinedall glory to God
Current Music: What if his people prayed...

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July 25th, 2005


12:24 am - read it
It's been far too long, we've known all along
This was going on, can't seem to respond to anything, so, we carry on
With our lives, we rewind, we can't find, we deny
The simple fact that we haven't done anything
Doesn't mean that we can't start offering
Why do we feel so far? It's like we're seeing stars
Why does it seem so hard to wake up now and see who we really are?
Current Mood: aggravatedwake up and see...
Current Music: hypnotized -pillar

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July 24th, 2005


11:30 pm - think not of this world... but of Gods divine kingdom
...let me tell you what... i just got back from camp sonshine... and no it wasnt a life changing experience... it was a refreshing reminder... of how Christians should praise God and stand up for his names sake!!! THE COMPLACENCY IN YOU CHRISTIANS WHO CLAIM TO LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD BUT SLAP HIM IN THE FACE WITH THE ACTIONS WHICH YOU SO STRONGLY SHOW TIME AND TIME AGAIN ACTIONS OF DISGUSTING AND STUPID ACTS OF LIFE...YOU GO WITH THE FLOW AND YOU FOLLOW SOCIETY... now don't get me wrong... its not like im perfect... i sin... i am as guilty as anyone else... but too many Christians are complacent in their faith... and for those of you who do not know what that means... its this... "A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy."

EVERY DAY... EVERY SINGLE DAY... 24/7

we are in an on going battle with Satan... a war... a soul destroying and soul saving battle... Good vs. Evil... the complacent Christians are being attacked by Satan... but they are too wrapped up into society and "being free" and "living the good life" and "doing what they want" to see that the kingdom of God is at hand... and we are letting his reputation fall... and fall hard... because we represent him as Christians... and if non-Christians see us mess up... then they think "where is their God!? where is their faith!?" and they call us hyprocrites... i urge you brothers and sisters to change... RISE UP AND RISE AGAINST SATAN AND HIS DEMONS... don't fall for it... dont let Satan tear you down... DONT BE A CASUAL CHRISTIAN... Christianity is an army against Satan... not a fan club where you can just kinda hang out and be like... "oh well im going to heaven so idc im gonna be bad i can repent later" no... we are not gauranteed our next breathe... those breathes we breathe ARE BLESSINGS... I WISH ALL OF US COULD JUST SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE THE PICTURE OF GOD WHO LOVES US SOO MUCH... WHO THINKS OF US ALLL THE TIME... WHO SENT HIS SON TO DIE FOR US... but we are selfish... we wanna be "free" and do what we wanna do... COMPLACENT CHRISTIANS... ask for Gods help when they want something... or are in a bad situation... but when God doesnt answer... they think he has abandoned them... but what you don't understand is this... God doesn't always answer our prayers... because we havent been living for him... he doesn't always bless us with what we want... because we don't resonate his glory to others... we hide it beneath the filth we cover ourselves in... the filth of this earth... it's so hard to watch... and im tired of sitting back and not doing anything... so now... im looking at the Christians who need to step up and make others see...


CHRISTIANS... the ones who love God and are full of his undying love... and resonate his glory... so many times we forget to show others of that great love of Jesus.. we keep that love and that burning desire for God deep inside of ourselves... we need to let it resound... LET IT BURST OUT OF YOU LIKE A VOLCANO... let it rise out... and let others feeeeeel the love of Jesus Christ... because if we don't step up... who will? we are the future... its our time... don't forget who you are and who's you are


DON'T LET SATAN CONSUME YOU... DON'T LET THIS STAND... MAKE A CHANGE... GOD HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR YOU... AND HE ONLY ASKS THAT YOU WOULD LIVE FOR HIM DAILY... LIVE FOR HIM DAILY SO YOU CAN GROW...


idk about the rest of you out there reading this... but what i look forward too when i die is this... its very simple... its entering the gates of heaven and Jesus looking at me and saying "well done my good and faithful servant" and him embracing me... i want that more than anything... and im not gonna let the ways of this world take that from me... brothers and sisters... rise up... do what is right and pleasing in Gods sight... and he will make your life abundantly wonderful...

im out...
Current Mood: touchedthank you lord
Current Music: The famous one

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July 17th, 2005


05:10 pm - summer...
aight so... tonight i pack and chill... then tomorrow at 1 i leave for camp sonshine... im really excited... so everyone i will be gone for a weeek... have a wonderful safe week and i will talk to u when i return... PEACE


P.S. i will have my cell but it will prob be off... so leave me a voicemail and i will check it once a night... peace
Current Music: how great is our God

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July 13th, 2005


02:28 am - Dear God...
Dear God... thank you so much for this day... and your undying love for us... and your beautiful majesty that you pour out to all of us... you bless us each day so much and we might not see it but if we just take the time we will understand what we have is beautiful... thank you for this day... and speaking through me to my loved ones... and that i might have helped them live more abundant lives for you Lord... thank you for just being God and loving me... even caring enough to think about me... thank you for it all Lord in your name i pray...

Amen
Current Mood: gratefulthank you Lord...
Current Music: none

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July 12th, 2005


04:53 pm - UPPDDAAATTTEEE...
aight so lifes been great... a few small bumps but nothing too bad... God is sooo good to me and nothing has been able to get me down lately... my walk with Christ is really great and i have been doing soo much better... and oh man im just soooo happy about it...

we went to bradenton last night at the last minute... stayed the night and chilled today it was alot of fun... but im tired... and out of it...

almost went to the groove with samantha jo and lyndsey but my rents said NEGATIVE and i had to work till 5 and i woulda been laaate... but we will go sometime before the summer is over

CAMP SONSHINE - its next monday WOOO HOO i love camp sonshine its just sooo wonderful... i've gone since 7th grade and ima be a senior thats a long time... but i love it... me and dwayne have our hopes up for the football tournament but im not counting on it... NOT BECAUSE BRADENTON DUDES ARE GOOD... cuz they aint... but becuz we have barely any guys going... its like me,chad,dwayne,michael,david green,riley,kyle... some of em might not even play footballl... ARRRGHHHH... but its okay... we still have hope... at least i do... anyway... the camp aint about football but i love it... Scott schjoblom (sp?) and Andrew katsanis are speaking... that should be good...


oh yea...i got my hair cut yesterday... and i said the usual but the dude that usually cuts my hair wasnt there so... HE CUT MY HAIR SUPER SHORT... like no bangs... its soo short... oh man it sucks... oh well... aight im tired and im out
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: here we go -grits

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04:49 pm - we need the soldiers... all of Gods soldiers!!!
you can choose to fight in satans army or Gods army... whats it gonna be?


It's not like I'm walking alone into the valley of the shadow of death
Stand beside one another, 'cause it ain't over yet
I'd be willing to bet that if we don't back down
You and I will be the ones that are holding the Crown in the end
When it's over, we can say, "Well done"
But not yet, 'cause it's only begun
So, pick up, and follow me, we're the only ones
To fight this thing, until we've won
We drive on and don't look back
It doesn't mean we can't learn from our past
All the things that we mighta done wrong
We could've been doing this all along

Everybody, with your fists raised high
Let me hear your battle cry tonight
Stand beside, or step aside
We're on the frontline

And we'll be carrying on, until the day it doesn't matter anymore
Step aside, you forgot what this is for
We fight to live, we live to fight
And tonight, you'll hear my battle cry
We live our lives on the frontlines
We're not afraid of the fast times
These days have opened up my eyes
And now, I see where the threat lies

We've got to lead the way
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: ohh ahh - Grits

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July 11th, 2005


01:42 am - Bring me Down...
Satan can attack me... but i shall not flee... i am a son of God i have the full armor of God on... and i won't back down... it's time to take a stand for Christ because our society is degraded and falling... the lord Jesus Christ is my rock and salvation and i am not afraid...

to all the suckas who think they can "break me" heres a little message...

"Bring Me Down" - Pillar

You can't bring me down, you can't bring me down

Back in the day when nothing really mattered to me
I only saw with my eyes what they wanted to see
And everything around me seemed to never change
Looking for an easy way out, someone to blame
Why does it work this way, still today?
You wanna take somebody down along the way?
But I won't let that one be me, 'cause I don't want the drama it brings
See, today isn't "back in the day" anymore
I know a little more than I did before
So, don't forget before you try bringing me down
What goes around always comes back around

You can't bring me down
Do you hear what I'm trying to say?
You can't bring me down
I'll never turn the other way
You can't bring me down
What is it you're trying to say?
You can't bring me down
It's not like I'm running away

So, you think you can see inside my mind?
You probably could if you just took a little time
I know exactly what you're trying to say
But sitting in the stands ain't the same as playing the game
So, I can't comprehend in my mind
Just why we can't leave it all behind
So, come on and stand beside, and hold the line
'Cause tonight is the night we cry

Oh

Why can't we feel what it takes for us to be real?
Why can't we see what it takes for us to believe?
Why do we say all of these things that bring us down?

You can't bring me down
Current Mood: predatoryBRING IT
Current Music: Bring me down - Pillar

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July 8th, 2005


12:26 am - summer temptation...
1 Corinthians 10:13 (New International Version)

13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.


when we think about the summer we think about fun and just being free and not having to care about anything... but thats not true... so many of us get caught up in the fun of summer we forget about our witness as christians... we do things that make all christians look like fools... and hypocrites... our spirits are willing but our bodys are weak...



Mark 14:38 (New International Version)

38Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."

we need to stay in the word and in prayer... be mindful of God... if we say "God i love you and i will serve you and not do evil" then go out into the world and go get "crunk in the club" or whatever yall people be doing nowadays... what witness is that!? the non-christians see what we do and say "i thought you were suppoused to be all christian like and holy"

where have our standards gone!? our self respect!?


we get so caught up in having fun and we get into a girl or guy or an activity and we let it take over our lives... we get consumed... because thats what our mind and our body is telling us... we block out God... we forget about whats right and whats moral... and go with the flow of the crowd... we need to swim against the flow and get back on track with Christ...

Lord i pray that tonight you will help anyone who is struggling with giving all of themselves to you and holding back because of wanting to have fun... please give them guidance and wisdom... show them how much more you can give them... a life of abundance and hope... Lord just comfort them now... your love endures forever... and always will... Thank you for blessing me and everyone else on this earth... lord i pray for samantha jo that her heart will be okay! and i pray for the people in london... they need your comfort and help... thank you for even taking the time to listen to my prayer tonight lord... in your name... Amen
Current Mood: determinedstand up for christ...
Current Music: Crash

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July 2nd, 2005


02:07 pm - thinking...
lately i've been thinking about stuff and how much satan really controls our lives... and how we do nothing to stop him... i mean me controls us... we serve him more than Christ... and i've realized it just recently... i mean i've known it but it never really clicked and i lost focus for a second and now im back... and i mean i try and explain things to others... things i've come to find out and learn... our world is in so much trouble if you really look at it... and we need to help in any way possible... alot of the time we only care about ourselves and what WE WANT... and really... its not about us... its not about anyone else on this planet... its all about God...

today im off to get some fireworks to set off for the fourth and to blow stuff up with lol... im really excited bout it... i love the 4th... fire,explosions,fun its just great

God bless everyone...
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: if we are the body -casting crowns

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July 1st, 2005


01:01 am - think about this...
take a second to think about this...


i was thinkin about how much we mess up... and how if we could see Jesus we wouldn't do the bad things that we do... but since we dont see him... we forget that he is watching and he knows what we do... GOD IS WATCHING YOU TAKE THAT DRINK,SMOKE THAT WEED,HAVE SEX,CUSS OUT A FRIEND,LIE TO YOUR PARENTS... think about how if Jesus was standing before you... you wouldnt drink that alcohol... but becuz you dont see him you do it anyway... but he is watching us... all the time...

now take another second... and add this up... take every sin you have done just this week... think about the stuff you have done... add it up... now that you have done that... how much have you done for satan this week?

now think about this... add this up... take every time we have witnessed to a friend, read our bibles, prayed, stood up for our faith, gave God the time of day... how much have you done for God this week?

it really makes you think... im gonna look back at the statistics they told us at ATF

the christian adults in our generation that actually take a stand for christ right now is 30% and if things continue to go the way they are now by the time we are adults only 4% will stand up for christ...


LOOK AT THE WORLD AND ITS SUFFERING AND WE HAVE 30%... BUT THINK ABOUT OUR GENERATION OF ADULTS 4%????


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR CHILDREN!?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CHURCHES!?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH!?


we need to change it... by standing up for our faith... we need to light the way for others... DONT BE AFRAID FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK...


if we we're going to fight with someone in boxing and we could pick one person as our partner... most of us would pick mike tyson... or at least i would... or muhammed ali (the younger version)

we would pick them cuz they are the best of the best and we would win for sure

NOW THINK ABOUT THIS... when we go and witness to a friend we have GOD the creator of the freaking universe on our side... to help us... and even if you get turned down... you have taken your step of faith and have planted the seed... LET GOD DO THE REST... God will prevail his power and might... one way or another... don't give up on your friend... be persistant... God will provide i promise


LIVE A LIFE PLEASING TO GOD AND OBEY HIS LAW FOR ONE DAY WE WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER... IM OUT
Current Mood: determinedRESONATE HIS GLORY
Current Music: hypnotized -pillar

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June 29th, 2005


11:49 pm - fight the good fight...
today i went to the baptist church in sebring for another bible study... and we discussed the passage of Luke 6:22-23 and it says...

22 Blessed are you when men hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.

REJOICE IN THE DAY THAT PEOPLE HATE YOU... REJOICE...

people are cruel in this world... this earth is consumed by society and evil... and people will mock you and hate you for your faith... but remember that God is always with you... he tells us that he will never leave us nor forsake us... we need to be the beacon of light in this dismal world... we need to be brave and take a stand for the creator of the universe... because you know what... he stands up for you... he sent his son to die... i know i say that alot but HE SENT HIS SON TO DIIIEEEE... don't you get it!? don't take that lightly... take it with an impactful thought that will hit your heart hard!!!

don't be afraid of what people will say or think... because what does it matter what other people think?? God loves you and cares for you... and besides his opinion who's opinion matters?! NONE MATTER BESIDE GOD AND THAT IS TRUTH...

2 bible passages that help me when im scared that i love to read are

(my personal fav) Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and courageous do not be terrified do not be discouraged for the lord your God will be with you wherever you go!"

and Isaiah 41:13


"For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you."

God tells us point blank, straight up... that we will take care of us and not to worry... and now i would like to quote something from the matrix but with a little remix... "God shows us the door... it's up to us to open it!" and for those of you who got confused it means this... God tells us in the bible that we need to get out of our comfort zones and tell others about him... he tells us time and time again... we need to be bold... i get alot of comments from people saying how what i say is impactful on them and is great to read... and thats awesome im glad God has spoken through me to others... but people... just make sure when you read this and if it does help you... to apply it... don't just look at it and say... wow thats really cool... then get offline and go back to your every day life... i talk about what God calls us to do alot because i love him with all my heart... and i know i stumble every day... like we all do... and when i realize something... im gonna share it with my brothers and sisters in christ... like we all should... im no saint... im just a normal guy trying to light a spark in the lives of others and in myself in some ways...

have a great night...
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: nothing

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June 28th, 2005


02:04 am - REMIX...
life has been stressful,fun,happy,sad,good,bad,and everything in between during this summer... i got a job with an older dude and he pays me well... i do odd jobs and stuff... umm VBS is this week... and it gets nerve wracking being the only dude in there that knows what he is actually doing with the electronic equipment... cuz brett isn't there to help out.. but its all good... i felt like superman today... lol... it was fun tho and it was enjoyable... man i gotta wake up at 8 ish and i def dont feel like doing that... but um... im still doin it... this sat im defffffff going to fort myers to buy plenty of fireworks haha... rock on...

i noticed how ive been acting tho... how i've been ignoring my calling by God... to step up and be a leader and set an example... i always catch myself when i sin... when i say something bad, lie, become a slave of satan basically... and sometimes i do something about it but other times i don't... alot of us do that same thing...we hear and know what God wants us to do... but we enjoy our life of sin so much more... but we must understand that God... the creator of the universe... loves us... SOOOOOOO MUCH... and think about it... we take that for granted every day... we mess up every day... God the one who loves us so much sent his ONLY son... to die.. for me and for you... when Jesus died he took all our mistakes... all the times we mess up... so that we can be in heaven with God the father... and think about it... some of us don't even care... we could care less... we slap God in the face when we go out and drink,have sex,do drugs, say perverse things, we as christians need to deepen our relationships with christ... and open up our eyes... Satan has his hands over our eyes... and he hates you... he hates you sooo much... and we help him out when we do the evil sins we do... and it hurts God so much... and sure... maybe you will read this and change for a day... but take what the bible says... TAKE A STAND FOR YOUR FAITH... be BOLD... LIVE OUT LOUD... do something about your sinful life... we can't do it alone... without God we are NOTHING... rise up... rise up... rise up... but do we? we're not alone... talk to a fellow christian... BRING THIS UP TO A LEADER FIGURE IN YOUR CHURCH... do something... claiming to be a strong christian and in love with God... but then we walk out the door and deny him by our lifestyle...


remember this...

In the bible it did say the people drank... but it said not to be a drunk or sluggard... and the bible also states "obey the law of the land" therefore if you drink underage... you are commiting a sin... and no sin is greater than another therefore... you drinking underage is the same as a 43 year old man murdering a 4 year old girl...


In the bible it said that Sex is a sacred act that should be done only after a commitment in marriage and the covenant and seremony were complete... if the act is done before hand then it is a sin... you can resist temptation... God will never let you be tempted beyond what you can bare!


In the bible it states "do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths" therefore if we speak in a perverse or fowl manner... that is a sin... let your words flow from God... he will guide your words and steps if you ask for his help...


In the bible it doesn't say much about Drugs or at least i haven't found anything... but in america drugs are illegal and again God says to "obey the law of the land" and for all you canadians out there... God also said that your body is a holy temple in which the Lord dwells... and i personally don't think he approves of you putting drugs into your body which destroys your brain...




if you want the scripture references to the things i said above... let me know i will find them for you...


TAKE A STAND FOR CHRIST... OR YOU WILL FALL FOR SATAN!!!
Current Mood: determinedWE'RE ON THE FRONTLINE
Current Music: Be my Escape- Relient K

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June 26th, 2005


04:02 pm - if this doesn't hit you hard... then somethings wrong...
A LETTER TO YOU FROM SATAN

I saw you yesterday as you began your daily chores.

You awoke without kneeling to pray.

As a matter of fact, you didn't even bless your meals, or pray before going to bed last night.

You are so unthankful, I like that about you.

I cannot tell you how glad I am that you have not changed your way of living.

Fool, you are mine.

Remember, you and I have been going steady for years.

And I still don't love you yet.

As a matter of fact, I hate you because I hate God.

I am only using you to get even with God.

He kicked me out of heaven, and I'm going to use you as long as possible to pay him back.

You see, Fool, GOD LOVES YOU and HE has great plans in store or you.

But you have yielded your life to me, and I'm going to make your life a living hell.

That way, we'll be together twice.

This will really hurt God.

Thanks to you, I'm really showing Him who's boss in your life with all of the good times we've had.

We have been watching dirty movies.

Cursing people out.

Stealing.

Lying.

Being hypocritical.

Fornicating.

Overeating.

Telling dirty jokes.

Gossiping.

Being judgmental.

Back stabbing people.

Disrespecting adults.

And those in leadership positions..

No respect for the Church.

Bad attitudes.

SURELY you don't want to give all this up.

Come on, Fool, let's burn together forever.

I've got some hot plans for us.

This is just a letter of appreciation from me to you.

I'd like to say "THANKS" for letting me use you for most of your foolish life.

You are so gullible, I laugh at you.

When you are tempted to sin, you give in HA HA HA, you make me sick.

Sin is beginning to take it's toll on your life.

You look 20 years older, and now, I need new blood.

So go ahead and teach some children how to sin.

All you have to do is smoke.

Get drunk or drink while under-aged.

Cheat.

Gamble.

Gossip.

Fornicate.

And live being as selfish as possible.

Do all of this in the presence of children and they will do it too.

Kids are like that.

Well, Fool, I have to let you go for now.

I'll be back in a couple of seconds to tempt you again.

If you were smart, you would run somewhere, confess your sins, and live for God with what little bit of life that you have left.

It's not my nature to warn anyone, but to be your age and still sinning, it's becoming a bit ridiculous.

Don't get me wrong, I still hate you.

IT'S JUST THAT YOU'D MAKE A BETTER FOOL FOR CHRIST.
Current Mood: angrysatan sucks...
Current Music: theme music for VBS

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June 22nd, 2005


01:47 am - wheres your faith?
im not going to preach tonight... im not gonna talk about a drastic change in our lives... im simply going to ask of you to stop what you're doing... turn down the music you're listenin too... stop chatting online to your friends... be silent... and ask yourself... "Have i been living the way Christ calls me to live?", "Have i gone the wrong way?" , "Have i gotten too wrapped up into society?"

ask yourself those questions... and think about this... Jesus died for us so we could live for him...

where is your faith you claim to stand up for so strongly? THINK ABOUT IT...

God bless - im outtie -
Current Mood: complacentthink about it...
Current Music: silence

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June 19th, 2005


11:49 pm - BONCLARKEN
ok so i havent commented in like forever... but it feels like i just did... weird huh?? ok well i went to bonclarken and our bus broke down... so 11 guys plus lots of luggage... packed into a van and went on to bonclarken in north carolina while the girls stayed in Lake Whales till they got a ride... well we got there and we had a blast... i hung out with all the sebring peoples... like Courtney,Samantha,Briana,Lucil,Brooke,Megan,Taylor,Annesly... and of course i was with the LP folk... the week was a blast... frisbee golf was fun... lol i got a 61... last years score was 49... yea i need work... anyway... God really revealed himself to me again... and i know i need to keep my head on straight and stay focused on him 100% i mean i drifted a tiny bit after ATF but not alot... but i still am not perfect... so i need work like all of us... and now im dealin with more car probs... like what else is new... lol... oh well... im tired of typing... im out
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Creed - Third Day

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June 9th, 2005


08:33 pm - yo yo yo
well... wow... camp is in THREEEEEE DAAAYYYYSSSS yeaaa im pretty excited i love camp.. just being in the woods and being with friends and just being isolated from the world in a way is just so relaxing and nice...

so yesterday i went to bartow and visited corie which was fun... we did alot of stuff... like we went to the mall and visited her sick uncle and chilled at her house lol it was ALOT of fun let me tell you... the hardest part of it all tho is leaving i dislike leaving... but thats life... cant wait to go back

other than trips to bartow... i've been playing soccer with bruce my old soccer coach and michael bloemsma and his sis jess... thats been so much fun but im soooo sore... im trying to get back into shape with stuff... im pretty pumped bout the tournament at camp this next week WOO HOO lol anyway... im out
Current Mood: awakeawake and not tired
Current Music: Audio Adrenaline

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