Tuesday, August 6, 2013

YOU are chosen

Like I said, I will be making posts for each of those encouragements. Well, here is the first one!

1 Thessalonians 1:4 says "For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you." He has chose you to be on this Earth. He has chosen you to be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. God has chosen each and everyone of us to be his "treasured possession." The eternal, all powerful God wants YOU to be his treasured possession. Actually, scratch that. He doesn't WANT you to be it: You ARE it. God chooses you. He chooses us to bear His fruit, love one another, and love Him. He will be your King whether you choose it or not, but He wants you to choose Him so that you may be saved. We have to choose to worship Him.

Although God has already chosen to be your king and love you, have you chosen to love and worship Him? There are two kings: God and Satan. You are worshipping one of them. You choose one. "God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all." You are either loving the light or hating it. You are either with it or against it. Who are you loving? Who are you with?  If you have chosen Satan in the past, that is okay! God wants us to turn from darkness to light! He loves us no matter what! Romans 5:8 tells us that "while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Also 2 Corinthians 5:21: "For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." Wow. God really loves us. He really wants us to choose Him. He chose us to send His son to die for so that we may turn from darkness. Wow.

Sorry guys! That kind of took an intense turn, but this was on my heart to share. If any of these words were not of God then have them fall on deaf ears. Anyway, what I said is what really convinced me to choose to be baptized this year. You either love Him or you don't. That simple fact is what convinced me to be baptized. I had never really heard it that way before. He has chosen you. Now all you have to do is choose Him.

You are Beautiful.

Biblical References
1 Thessalonians 1:4
Colossians 3:12
Deuteronomy 14:2
2 Thessalonians 2:14
John 15:16
Romans 10:13
Psalm 47:7
1 John 1:5
Acts 26:18
2 Corinthians 6:14
2 Corinthians 5:21

Monday, August 5, 2013

YOU are loved.

Hey guys! I realize that there is a very good chance that not many people will read this, but if even one person does I will be ecstatic! So, let me tell you a little about my faith. I have been a Christian since I was ten. I barely understood it at the time but each year at kamp (yep I go to Kanakuk) I grew a little closer to God and gained a lot more understanding of what it means to be a Christian. This year at kamp I got baptized, which I would definitely say is the best experience of my life up to this point. God has put it on my heart to share His love to the world and I thought this blog would be a pretty good start.

I just thought I would make this first post about how YOU were chosen by God. Nothing you can do will ever make God love you any more or any less: He loves YOU. You were made by God and he made you exactly how he wanted. Every girl I know, including myself, needs to hear these things sometimes. Never let anyone tell you differently.

You are Beautiful.

Today's Bible Verses of the Post:
1 Thessalonians 1:4
Romans 5:8
Psalm 139:13-15

(I will make posts about each of those encouragements to explain them)