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Unfailing Love

A whisper in the trees,

A bird’s song on the breeze.

The red rose blooming true,

The pristine morning’s dew.

All these things they sing to me

Of God’s unfailing love.

For His Son has set me free

With His redeeming blood.

gbu,

christrocks

Is That Your Voice, Lord?

I’ve always been told that it’s hard to understand
When God needs you, and when he doesn’t.
I wonder where He is in this land,
And if He cares where I am.

I grew up with a priest who wasn’t really my father,
But in a way I had three.
I had the man who bore me, for he was my father,
I had the priest who raised me, for he was like a father,
And I had my Lord God, for he was and is my heavenly Father.

For most of my young life,
I never expected to know
Whether God would see me through my strife
Or leave me to be alone.

Yet one night the priest called me to his room,
So there I went, not once, but thrice!
And each time he turned me away,
Saying he had no need for me to satisfy.

But finally he realized,
I had really heard a voice.
He told me it was the Lord Jesus Christ,
The one I love the most.

So I went back to bed,
And when I heard Him speak,
I said I was there,
And listened with a thirsting need.

He told me of the marvelous plans he had for me,
But also of death and danger to come.
He said not to worry for the priest,
For He would take him home.

But as for his sons,
Their deaths would be tragic.
With none
To witness their struggle.

And when the next morning came,
To the priest I explained,
All the wonder and troubles
That were to come.

Everything’s all right now,
And God’s still with me.
My name is Samuel,
From Israel.

 

gbu,

Christrocks

 

Follow the Lord

Sometimes it’s hard to follow the Lord in everything we do. Some days we feel like the perfect role model for a good Christian, and others…well, can be hard to do the right thing. We might be tricked into thinking “it’s okay. I’m a good Christian on Sunday and Wednesday. Oh, and Friday too! It’s okay if I’m not so great those other days, right?” But the answer is “wrong”, even though we don’t want to hear that. It’s not easy, but it’s worth the effort. Remember, every good thing we do earns us reward in heaven! But it shouldn’t just be about a reward. Imagine God looking down on you, smiling at your efforts to stay on the straight path, and giving you a pat on the back. Now imagine Him looking down at you with tears in His eyes, sighing, and looking away from your sin. Which would you rather have? His approval, or His disappointment? I think I can guess.

gbu!

Christrocks

As a Christian, are you ever frightened when it comes to telling other people about Christ? I used to be….okay, okay, I still am! But tonight, some members of my church and I went to a huge bridge in our area, where people like to walk. We passed out free waters and the Living Water (booklets containing the book of John, and even a few complete Bibles and New Testaments). And you know what? It was a lot of fun! Really! At first I was super nervous, but then it became neat to approach people, and offer them water; the spiritual and physical kinds. I never thought it would be so much fun to spread the Word; a few people even stopped, chatted, and learned more! If you aren’t a Christian, you are probably bored by what I’m talking about, but if you are a Christian, I wanted to share my experience with you. Every experience anyone has like this strengthens them in Christ; trust me, I just had a first-hand experience!

Would love to hear from you! gbu,

Christrocks

Deep Down

I thought I was too far,

Too deep down.

I thought it wasn’t possible,

For me to be found.

I felt left behind,

And trampled under-foot.

I wondered why I’d never done

The things I should.

But then someone noticed me,

Squandering far off the path.

It was an old friend,

One who’d stuck with me to the end.

Reaching out his hand,

He told me what he’d learned.

Of a man named Jesus Christ,

The Son of God.

This man, my friend said,

Had the power to cleanse me,

If I was willing to take it.

I looked at my dirty hands,

And looked back into the pit,

In which I’d fallen,

And knew it was time to go back to the light.

Since I’ve accepted Jesus’ love,

I’ve been filled with life.

I haven’t wandered off the road,

Not once nor twice.

I’m no longer friendless,

No longer alone,

I have a friend for eternity.

I don’t want to admit that I get afraid sometimes, but we all do. There’s no way around it. The question is, what do we do with that fear? There are a lot of things that we do do, but are they the right thing? It might seem funny, thinking of the right thing to do when we’re scared, but it’s a good thing to think about. Do we freak out, feel alone, or try to be brave?

When we freak out, do you know what I think? Now, this is just my opinion, but, this is my blog; everything is my opinion. But I think that when we get really scared, he’s ashamed of us and hurt. Why? Because he’s there for us, and he’s protecting us. What do we think we’re doing, being afraid?! It’s impossible for us to not be afraid, but we don’t need to freak out. When we’re younger, and we’re scared, we hold our parent’s hand. We don’t feel completely safe; we’re still a little afraid. But with Mom or Dad’s hand there, we aren’t as scared as we would be. We need to remember that God’s hand is there for us too. We just need to reach out and grab it. It’s hard sometimes; we might still feel alone. But God is there, and during those hard or scary times, he won’t let the wrong thing happen to us. Ever.

God cares about us, just like a parent. He won’t let us be scared. He wants us to know that he’s by our side, taking care of us all the time. You know God’s omnipotent, right? It means he can do anything; he’s all-powerful. Which means that he can be with us wherever we are, no matter what. God is there; just take his hand.

gbu,

Christrocks

Verse #8:

John 16:33

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Through our trials and tribulations, never fear! God has “overcome the world”.

gbu,

Christrocks

Pressure. It’s something that we feel everyday, Christians or not. It could be the simple pressure of dare, or the heavier pressure of having to get a spoken message from one person to another—verbatim. These are just some simple examples, but right now, I’m going to talk about the pressure that most Christians feel, or should feel.

The pressure to spread the Word.

That is our purpose; bringing others to Christ. However, you shouldn’t have to feel the pressure to do that this very minute. You might be thinking, “What?! I don’t?! What are you talking about?!” but it’s true. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to spread the word in your teen years; in fact, it’s an incredible thing! What I am saying is that—if you feel uncomfortable talking about God and salvation to other people—you don’t have to do it today. Who knows, maybe, later on, God will decide to send you somewhere as a missionary. Or, it could be as simple as God giving you an opportunity when a friend brings up the subject, and you can talk to him about it. The Ten Commandments don’t say, “Thou shalt spread the Word of God as soon as you can”. You shouldn’t attempt to until you’re ready, although—you never know—when the time comes, God may put words into your mouth.

Perhaps you have a close friend who isn’t a Christian, and it pesters you that you could be sharing the Good News with him/her right now. You might not have to do anything very direct. You could give your friend a Bible as a gift, or you could pray to God, asking Him to send someone to your friend so he/she can be saved. Maybe you could ask God to give you the strength to tell your friend yourself.

I myself was struggling with this when I decided to write these articles. Even before anyone read them—frankly, as I write this, no one but me has read them yet—I felt overjoyed by the prospect of telling others about Christ. What amazed me the most was that as I wrote these little articles, I found myself answering my own questions. I hope I’m doing the same for you.

–Christrocks

Job 8:21

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.

Who says God doesn’t want us to be happy; to rejoice? That’s exactly the thing he wants us to do! So rejoice!

gbu,

Christrocks

We aren’t robots.

It’s as simple as that.

God’s desire is for all of mankind to love him and come to him, but he’s not willing to force people to be saved. Even if it’s what’s right for us, we would be no more than robots, and God doesn’t want that.

That’s why it’s now up to us.

Our job as Christians is to bring others to Christ. We cannot force them; some of us might like to, but, unlike God, we have no power but to present the opportunity to others.

Even though God won’t force people onto the right path, he is willing to help us on our mission to bring as many people as possible to Christy. But no matter how hard we try, in the end, it’s always up to them.

God loves us enough to give us free will, even though it could have disastrous consequences. He has also given us a free gift; all we have to do is open it. Once we’ve opened it, we wrap it again and pass it on to others.

So pass it on.

–Christrocks