Archive for February 2011

FORGIVENESS/GOLD (THIS IS SOMETHING I LEARNED FROM BECKAH SHAE)

February 22, 2011

ROMANS 12:2

DO NOT CONFORM TO THE PATTERN OF THIS WORLD, BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND. THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TEST AND APPROVE WHAT GOD’S WILL IS-HUS GOOD, PLEASING AND PERFECT WILL.

Hi all.  One fast announcement before I get into today’s blog, awhile back I seen Beckah Shae’s husband advertise this Christian website called gospel innovation, he was advertising it, because they were advertising Beckah Shae, so when I seen it I thought hmmm why not contact them for myself, to advertise my blog? so I did and 2 or 3 months later I get a letter back from them, not only agreeing to make a page on their site for me, but also agreeing to put a banner up on their other site pages and not only that but also, the guy tells me he owns a web design company and is willing to design a new banner for me, on my site!!! isn’t that awesome!!!! GOD is so good, Thank you Beckah Shae and her husband you two ROCK!!! LOL here is the page talking about me and THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, on their site  http://gospelinnovation.com/?p=3592 .  I was pretty confused on what to write about today, so I went and started praying and crying out to GOD and during my time of prayer, GOD once again led me to Beckah Shae’s site.  When I first felt him telling me to go there, I thought oh LORD no!!! I love, love, LOVE Beckah Shae and her music, but if I keep bringing her up week after week people are going to start thinking I’m infatuated with her lol, but at the same time I knew what the LORD was laying on my heart and knew the words I needed to write were from him and not from my love for Beckah Shae.  So if anyone has a problem with me speaking of her music once again, take it up with GOD lol.  Sorry if that sounds rude, but like I have said over and over, I only write things I know the LORD is telling me to write, or things I and the LORD both feel, “together”  words that people need to hear.  So here I am getting ready to write about Beckah Shae once again, actually just to warn you, my next 2 blogs will be about things Ive learned from Beckah Shae’s music and her words of wisdom.  What I have learned about (from her) is how to forgive and how to be made pure (pure like GOLD).  You see in the past few years especially my early and late teens, I had a lot of people that had basically started showing me the real them and they hurt and disappointed me and I had started getting very discouraged and angry.  The worse part is most of the people that started making me feel this way were so called “church” people and I basically had, like I said before in my blogs, was giving up on church, because I felt all church people were fake and liars and all they did was discourage me and I felt I could not trust any of them, especially because some of these people were not only “church” people but also were family.  So here I am, I lost half my friends, some of my family and my church, so why would I trust people or church again right? wrong!! one of the most valuable things Ive learned this year is, life is not perfect even as a Christian, yes like I said before, if we try hard enough we can achieve perfection in CHRIST, but life and our own selves are not perfect only GOD is.  I had to learn and did learn with Beckah Shae and the LORDS help, that being angry is not solving anything, it is not teaching the person who did me wrong anything and it is not making me feel any better, so whats the point?  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my FAMILY and I mean no disrespect to any of them when I say this, but I have seen what being angry and holding on to stupid grudges can do to a person and to a family, trust me it is not worth it.  You know to forgive someone doesn’t mean your supporting the wrong they did to you, it means  your letting the past go, your wiping the slate clean, your releasing your self from the situation.  Let me ask you how many times do you think GOD has forgiving you? any of us for that matter?  Matthew 18:21-22 says.  Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.  I had to learn to let the past go to be free from everything, everyone doesn’t have to love me and not everyone will, its sad because we all should love one another, that’s what GOD wants of us, but that’s not going to happen, what I learned is. I cannot change other people only GOD can.  I had to learn to surrender to GODS will and stop worrying about my needs my desires, my wants, and just give in to GODS needs and wants.  You know I always loved GOLD just like any other girl in the world, but when I met Beckah Shae and learned what it truly meant and was about I now not only love it but am in love with it lol.  In her blog about GOLD she said this: In order for gold to be refined, it must be subjected to an intense fire. This fire is what purifies the gold, because it separates out all of the impurities in the gold, also known as the dross. As the dross is burned away, only the pure gold remains. The refiner knows when the gold is sufficiently purified when he can look into the nugget of gold and see his face in the reflection. This refining process is the only way gold is made. There are no alternatives, and no shortcuts. Just as the refiner knows his gold is ready when he can see his face in it, we’ll know that we’re becoming more like God when others can look at us when we’re going through trials and suffering and see His face.  Isn’t that good?? I thought it was at least hehehehe.  In the middle of writing this blog the LORD spoke to my heart and I feel he wanted me to share something with you all.  Did you know that when we go to church it is not about the people?? yes we are the body of CHRIST “the church”, but our purpose of going to church is to learn about CHRIST JESUS not to focus on other people.  I have been very guilty of this myself, the minute I see people saying or doing things I don’t like, my first instinct is to run on out but I and the rest of us need to stop that, because its not about the people.  Its about getting to know the LORD and what we can learn about him by being there.  Again we need to start putting his needs before ours. Job 23:10 says:  But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. That’s how I want to be, when I am tested, when I am thrown in to that FIRE I WANT TO COME OUT GOLD BABY!!!! LOL.  So next time life disappoints you or someone upsets you don’t get discouraged, stay strong, believe in faith that GOD will see you through and that you will be made GOLD.  The minute I learned this about GOLD, it changed my life.  It really and truly did, I feel so much stronger now and ever since I started living in a more positive way positive things have been happening.  Like I said in my new years blog I know, I can feel, that great things are going to start happening this year not only for me, but for all of us, and I think the word of GOD is going to start spreading like wild fires.  Stay strong all don’t get discouraged keep on fighting keep pushing through that fire because you will come out GOLD one day.  I promise. I AND THE LORD LOVE YOU. SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEK GOD BLESS 🙂

 

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ALL (MY BELOVED )

February 14, 2011

1 JOHN 4:8

HE WHO DOES NOT LOVE HAS NOT BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH GOD [DOES NOT AND NEVER DID KNOW HIM]. FOR GOD IS LOVE

Hi all, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!.  There is one thing id like to mention, before I get in to what I wanted to talk about today.  A while back I had written a blog about a mother and daughter, named Hannah (that’s the mom) and Emma (that’s the daughter) for those of you who did not read that blog, you can find it on my main page, that blog was called, hope for Emma.  To make a long story short, after I wrote that blog, I had been introduced (by email) to a very nice and sweet woman named Mrs Marlayne Giron, she has written a book called, Make a Wish.  I have not actually read the book yet, but I hear great things about it and I know the woman that wrote the book is awesome, so I know the book has to be just as awesome and I cannot wait to read it and plan on reading it very soon 🙂 when I met her (the writer) she did a lot to help encourage me and has given me a lot of great advice, so I had told her since she has supported me so much I wanted to do some thing to support her, so I said id mention her book in my blog and give you all the link to where you can buy the book. Here is that link http://www.amazon.com/Make-Wish-Stories-Written-People/dp/145643733X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top please all, check this book out today, okay????.   Now that, that’s taken care of, lets get down to business. Today is Valentines day right? and what is valentines day about? its about LOVE!!!!!!!!! when I speak in today’s blog I think ill mostly be speaking to teens and young adults and single people, but all are more than welcome to read this.  All I keep hearing from younger people, especially young girls, is how depressed they are, not to have a man in their life.  That just about kills me to hear,  people are so obsessed with marriage, that they are starting to marry anyone just so they can say they are married.  All these young girls are reading books and watching movies about these fairytale lives and than instantly they think, that, that’s what marriage and falling in-LOVE is.  People are longing for LOVE, or what they imagine LOVE to be, so badly that they are doing just about anything to get it.  Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I never went through any of this myself, I have and even I’m guilty of all this, which is why I feel I can bring some light to it maybe, because I myself had gotten to a point where I was obsessed with it all too and had started making some very stupid choices because of it.  Now I know a lot of people may not believe that about me and may question me on that, but its true.  I have trusted people, I should not have trusted too, I had convinced myself of things that I thought were real, that were not, and all in all, had done and made some very stupid mistakes and made choices that I should not of made and most importantly that I knew better than to make.  I know people that think they know me, may find all this hard to believe, but as I said before, I am human and am young and will make mistakes in my life just like anyone, it is just part of growing up.  I have learned though that beating myself up over past mistakes is not going to resolve anything and definitely is not going to help me.  Dwelling on it all, will not help either, which is why I don’t go around bragging or crying about mistakes I’ve made, I go to my parents to talk about things at times, but that’s about it.  I feel the only one that can truly help make my wrongs, right, is my LORD JESUS CHRIST.  So in the past and even now, when I make a mistake or I sin, I go to the LORD, I pray, I read the bible and I really just let GOD deal with me and let him be my counselor.  My point to saying all this is to say, no one can help you better than he can, no one can make you feel LOVED the way he can. We our his children, his bride, his best friend, his everything.  So I really think and believe we really need to start having the mind set, where he is our everything.  Lets remember, he is LOVE, he is LOVE, ill say it once more in case you didn’t see it, HE IS LOVE!!!!!.  I am not saying I’m against marriage, my parents have the best marriage of anyone I know and I’m not just saying that because they are my parents I’m saying it because it is true, so I’m for marriage and GOD bless those who are married.  But the number one reason my parents have such a great marriage, is because of the LOVE they found in JESUS CHRIST.  If your a man reading this or a woman reading this, BE WARNED!!!, because I feel we cannot fully know if were in-LOVE with our mate or spouse until we have learned to fall in-LOVE with our LORD JESUS CHRIST. HE IS LOVE remember? so until we truly know him, we are not going to know LOVE.  There are two things I believe everyone has to know or learn before dating someone and that is, they have to learn how to LOVE our LORD like I said because like I said he is LOVE, but also, I feel we have to LOVE our selves, before we can learn to LOVE someone else.  As for myself, at this moment in time I’m completely fulfilled, satisfied and happy with just being in-LOVE with myself and the LORD LOL and no I don’t feel saying I’m in-LOVE with myself is conceited or vain of me to say. We should all LOVE our selves and if someone cant LOVE them selves than I’m sorry to say this and don’t mean any disrespect, but there is a problem there, if you cannot LOVE your self. in Matthew 22:37-39 it says.   Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.  That about says it all 🙂 there is one more tiny thing id like to add though.  Today when I was picking which song to put in my blog, I was very conflicted, because I was dying to show you all Beckah Shae’s new scripture snack called LOVE, but yet when I was listening to music and getting ready to write today’s blog.  I instantly felt the LORD telling me to show you all Kari Jobes song called My Beloved when I heard it today.  So I obeyed the LORD and picked the song he said, I hope you all LOVE it as much as I and the LORD do lol.  But I didn’t fully give up on my song, by Beckah Shae hehehe lol  the scripture snack song she just came out with is amazing too and so I prayed and asked the LORD well how do I get my readers to listen to both songs?? I believe the LORD gave me this idea, so bare with me.  I know I asked you all earlier in blog to go buy my friends book and I still do want you all to buy that, but um well I also want you to go to this link https://missinginkshop.com/beckahshae/store/scripture-snack-love, its a link to Beckah Shae’s site and I want you all to buy her song called LOVE I got it yesterday, it only costs a $1.29 and if you all know me and have been keeping up with my blogs, you will know, I am not one to beg you all to buy stuff usually, but this song needs to be heard, so please, my blogger friends, buy this song, by Beckah Shae too okay??  The song in the video above, the song by Kari Jobe, the song called My Beloved I want you all to please listen and focus on the words to this song, it is pretty much saying everything I was trying to tell you all. That he is our beloved and we our his. ONCE AGAIN REMEMBER. WE OUR HIS BELOVED AND HE IS LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAVE A BLESSED WEEK. I LOVE YOU ALL AND SO DOES JESUS 🙂  

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IF WE ARE THE BODY???

February 6, 2011

EXODUS 20:3-5

“YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME. YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FOR YOURSELF AN IMAGE IN THE FORM OF ANYTHING IN HEAVEN ABOVE OR ON EARTH BENEATH OR IN THE WATERS BELOW. YOU SHALL NOT BOW DOWN TO THEM OR WORSHIP THEM; FOR I, THE LORD YOUR GOD, AM A JEALOUS GOD, PUNISHING THE CHILDREN FOR THE SIN OF THE PARENTS TO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THOSE WHO HATE ME.

Hi all. Well recently I met someone from Beckah Shae’s facebook page. Remember Beckah Shae is the Christian singer I been talking so highly about all year long lol.  Anyways there’s a friend of hers that’s been keeping up with my blogs and has been doing what he could to help encourage and support me and I recently found out hes a fantastic writer and he writes music and blogs just like me. Recently he wrote this blog about what he calls (eyecons in the music industry).  I do not want to get to deep in to what he meant by that, because I feel it is his place to share with who he wants to share it with, because it was his blog and his story or his word that GOD gave him to share.  But I would like to share one of the things I got out of reading his blog. Part of what his blog was saying is, we should not have idols of any kind.  In his blog, he focused on what he called mainstream music and the people in that type of industry.  Those of you who get confused by the word “mainstream” that just means, as us church people say (worldly music), or music that is not based and centered around GOD and biblical things.  He talked about how people basically (this is my words not his), but basically how, we all can get hypnotize by music and the people singing it, that’s what I got out of what he was saying, but he focused on mainstream music, and again I want to focus on Christian music and bring something out that GOD put on my heart while reading his blog.  Do people get hypnotized by mainstream music? yes I think they do, but here’s what may shock you, I not only think that people can get hypnotized by mainstream music and think that the people singing it become our idols, but I also think that happens in the Christian world!!!! I know some of you may not agree and may even get upset by me saying this, but I am sorry its true.  For many years as a teen and young adult I volunteered at different churches and youth groups and children’s churches and if you sat down and got to know a lot of these kids, even (church kids), they get so focused on the STAR factor, that they completely forget and sorry but some even don’t care about the GOD factor and that’s so sad to me.  Because to me the GOD part is the important part of things.  But whats even more sad, is the fact that in the church, we are just as bad at showing these kids that whats important is GOD, not the fancy clothes these singers wear, not the nice jewelry they may have, or the fancy high tech videos and concerts they may do, GOD is what should be the importance here. The bible says we should have no idols besides GOD right? so than why are we teaching these kids to think of christian singers in that way? please don’t get me wrong I’m not saying you cant look up to someone or have a favorite singer, or even have fun with music, I believe you can.  As you all know Beckah Shae is my favorite singer and I brag about her often and I love having fun singing to her music, but I do not go as far as to say shes my idol, yes I love her and her music and if she reads this blog I mean no disrespect to her, but she is not my idol, because I only have one man that is my idol, that is my GOD, he is my everything, hes the center of my life, he is my world, he is what makes me, who I am.  Part of what makes me love Beckah Shae so much, is she doesn’t represent herself as being this important person, she represents herself as being a Christian, GODLY, woman, singer and servant of the LORD and that’s how it should be.  I think people in the church need to go back to focusing on the love of CHRIST and servant-hood, instead of whats popular and “cool”, we are starting to be no different than the world by acting, the way we act at times.  For instance a few years ago I was talking to some teens and they were all excited, because they were getting ready to go to a worship competition, a WORSHIP COMPETITION are you kidding me?? I have no problem with music competitions, but when you go as far as worship competitions, I’m sorry but your headed in to some very uncharted territory.  Please don’t take this all as being judgmental, but I cant help but have a problem with stuff like that.  Because when did WORSHIPING our LORD become a competitive thing? it should not be, it just shouldn’t, I’m sorry. WORSHIPING OUR LORD should be a privilege, a personal, private, intimate, special, spiritual, loving and holy time. We need to stop trying to be “cool” and be who GOD has made us to be, or who he wants us to be.  I don’t get the importance of being cool?? I can see why kids may get sucked in to thinking that’s important, but why do adults? and worse why do churches? we are the body of CHRIST, who cares about being cool? We have everything in our reach people, its right at our feet, we just don’t see it. We have the creator of everything, the ruler, the king of kings, the LORD of LORDS right beside us. Hes right there willing to give and do anything for us.  The things of the world, earthly things, have nothing over us. We are the body of CHRIST, which is why I picked the song from casting crowns called if we are the body, as my video to write about, please watch the video above and listen to the words of that song and you may get a better understanding as to where I’m going with this.  We are the body of CHRIST which means we can do all things, we can achieve all things.  If there are things in your life your reaching for, but yet you cant reach, than you need to ask yourself, why that is? because again we are the body of CHRIST and we have the mind of CHRIST, so if there are things that you want to happen in your life and yet nothings happening, do something about that than, Beckah Shae’s husband posted something on his facebook page that really stood out to me, he said, to get something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Amen that really spoke to me, because that is exactly what the LORDS been showing me this year. Thank you Jack shocklee, or as I think most people on facebook call you shoc, for saying that. GOD bless everyone and anyone that reads this blog.  I hope it touches your hearts and speaks to you all as much as other peoples blogs have spoken to me.  Also, before I end, I just want to say thank you, to all the wonderful, amazing, powerful, spiritual people that have really been teaching me and been great GODLY, loving people to me.  Your words of wisdom have really helped  encourage, teach, guide, mold and inspire me. Love you all and GOD bless.  See ya again real soon 🙂

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