Tag Archive: God


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

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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

When we’re afraid

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

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

Verse #7: (by Angie)

An amazing verse by Angie, our second contest winner! Here are her thoughts:

Mine would be: “Work hard and become a leader, be lazy and become a slave.” Proverbs 12:24.

I have a lot of favorites, but this one has been on my wall at work for 2 years. It reminds me that while some choose to complain, those who pull themselves up by the bootstraps, go somewhere. Even through the storms we cannot become lazy or weak. We have to trust in God and just keep going.

Thanks for the great verse, Angie! To all readers, feel free (on this and other verses) to tell us your own thoughts on these verses. There’s no right or wrong; tell me your opinions!

gbu,
Christrocks

AFRAID?

Fear; something we shouldn’t have as Christians, but as humans—and teens—we do. Fear can come in many forms: terrified fear, the kind when you’re a kid and you can’t come out from under the covers because of the supposed monsters under the bed. Then there’s excited fear, the kind we teens might feel when we’re at the top of a steep drop on a roller coaster. And last—but definitely not least—there’s unneeded fear. The fear anyone might feel when they know that there’s someone there for them, but they also feel vulnerable, small, and scared.

This, for Christians, is definitely unneeded.

It’s hard not to be afraid once you’ve gotten into the habit of being afraid. I know it sounds weird—having a habit of being afraid—but it happens. If you’re a newly saved Christian, you might have a hard time transitioning to not being afraid. There are many things out there to be afraid of—which probably don’t include the “monsters” under the bed—but you should know that God isn’t going to let anything happen to you.

Imagine the perfect father; some of you might be thinking of a dad who lets you do anything you want, or buys you anything you want, and etcetera. But do you know what would be really cool? A dad who is always there for you if you need him; a dad who always makes sure he knows what you’re doing, where you are, and if you’re okay. If this is starting to sound like a dad who hovers around you and never leaves you alone, forget about that image. That’s not what I mean. Let’s put it this way. What if you had a dad who would give his life for you, that means he loves almost more than you could imagine. But what if he didn’t know where you were the time you needed him the most? Even if he was willing to die for you, what could he do if he wasn’t there, or didn’t know what’s going on? Well, with God, he’s like this father, only he always knows where you are and he always knows when you need him. He’s our heavenly Father, and if we’re his child, we don’t have to be afraid.

Ever.

–Christrocks

No matter what, everyone probably knows what temptation is. Let’s say you’re allergic to nearly every single type of ice cream in the world. You’re sitting outside when the ice cream truck goes by. Whoa; serious temptation! Giving in to it would mean getting ice cream. Being strong would mean ignoring it. This is a little temptation that I’m sure everyone’s probably felt. Only this one doesn’t have very big consequences. Some do; we have to learn to ignore those too.

Christians face a lot of temptations. The temptation to not read your bible, to shout at someone—and not in a good way; frankly, anything you know you shouldn’t do but want to do anyway.

Some people think that when you become a Christian, you are suddenly plagued by temptations. I guess you are, but even if you aren’t a Christian, you get plagued by temptations anyway. But if you’re a Christian, that just means you’ll have different temptations. If you don’t believe in God, you won’t have the temptation to not read the Bible, since you don’t anyway. If you hate ice cream, you won’t be tempted by my earlier example.

But back to what temptation is, exactly. Temptation is Satan, trying to get you to disobey God. It could be God, testing you. Either way, temptation is a bad thing—feeling the urge to do something you know you shouldn’t do.

Sometimes, you might look back and wonder, “Why did I do that?” A temptation is often doing something you shouldn’t do for a fleeting pleasure. Don’t give in; it’s not worth it.

–Christrocks

Our first user-submitted verse! Happy Horse won the contest for the best verse and description. Here it is, word-for-word:

“Mine is Philipians 2:10-11.

…So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

To me it means that even though people make fun of God right now, in the end every one will be bowing down to God.”

See why it’s a winner?! We’ll have more contests like this in the future. For now, feel free to share your own thoughts on the verse!

gbu,

Christrocks