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Thursday, November 25, 2004

I Am A Christian

By Maya Angelou

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin’."
I'm whispering "I was lost,"
Now I'm found and forgiven.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need CHRIST to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
and need HIS strength to carry on.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible but,
God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain,
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
who received God's good grace, somehow.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Serve Him 24/7

Appreciate God's Blessing
Believe in Miracles
Celebrate Creation
Daily Give Thanks
Encourage Those Around You
Forgive and Forget
Grow in Grace
Hold to Hope
Invest in Others
Journey with a Joyful Heart
Keep the Faith
Love one Another
Memorize the Scriptures
Never Compromise your Beliefs
Obey with a Cheerful Heart
Praise and Pray
Quit Worrying and let God take Control
Read the Bible
Shine for Jesus
Trust in your Heavenly Father
Understand the Greatness of your Inheritence in Christ
Vow to Keep your Promises
Witness in your Walk
Xpress yourself Honestly
Yield to the King's Commands
Zealous is our God...Serve Him 24/7

Monday, October 18, 2004

Blessed be the name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

If we are the body

But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Dont Let The World Bring You Down!




Maybe I should listen to that....

Blahh

So the last couple of days havent been that great...Everything just is getting so old with the same old drama and crap and its boring...And I cant seem to find God at the moment...maybe he got bored of me...The other day I had a full tank of gas and I was just going to drive until I ran out of gas and was stranded because my cell phone doesnt work so I would be stuck far away for a loooong time...but then I didnt...I hate Arizona a lot ...I never really did like it...I miss Chicago a lot...more and more everyday it seems...but I know moving here was definatly a message from God...if I had still lived in Illinois I can almost gaurantee that I wouldnt have a relationship with God like I do today...I wouldnt know all of the amazing people that I know...and things would just be totally different...but sometimes I feel like it wouldnt really matter all that much...because this place sucks...

Monday, October 04, 2004

Belgium

Yea so right now I really feel like writing stuff...but I dont know what to say...thats a first...I always have something to say...hmmm...Well on a funny note...my location says Belgium... :) that makes me laugh everytime I look at it...

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Heart of Worship

Im comin back to the heart of worship
and its all about You
its all about You Jesus
Im sorry Lord for the thing Ive made it
when its all about You
its all about You Jesus

Change

Lately a lot has changed...and if you know me...even the slightest bit...then you know I hate change more than anything...if I could...I would be a toys r us kid all my life...content with everything and not a care or worry in the world...but of course thats not possible...
Im the kind of person that once I make a new friend...I have to stay friends with that person...once I lose touch with them or stop being associated with them it breaks my heart more than anything...and it seems like a lot of that is going on right now...yet I try to act like it doesnt bother me or that I really dont care...but the truth is I care so much about it and I cant stand it and I dont know what to do about it...

"I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:10-13,19

^I need to be more like that...

"At my first my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. "
2 Timothy 4:16-18

Monday, September 20, 2004

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How do you let go of something from the past that you don't want to remember anymore...yet at the same time you do...?

Sunday, September 19, 2004

pUT yOUR lIFE iN tHE hANDS oF tHE lORD

I found this on a piece of paper on my desk and it made me realize that you dont need to worry or get stressed about anything...just put your life in the hands of the Lord and he will take care of you...

'For I know the plans I have for your,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not give you harm, plans to give you hope and a future.'

Jeremiah 29:11


Monday, September 13, 2004

-:-Unanswered Prayers-:-

And then and there I thanked the good Lord For the gifts in my life

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you're talkin to the man upstairs
That just because he may not answer doesn't mean he don't care
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers
Some of God's greatest gifts are all too often unanswered... Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers


I guess the Lord knows what He's doin after all

NothingLastsForever



When troubles will come, they are always temporary...nothing lasts forever.

BuSy BuSy

Hmm...so I can pretty much gaurantee that Im not going to be very good about writing in this often..*but its not the quantity its the quality :) * Ive just got a lot on my mind at the moment and Im trying to figure out answers...so yea Ill write later!

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiates 3:1-8


*Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34

Monday, September 06, 2004

Life Is An Opportunity




Life
is an opportunity,
benefit from it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious,
do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.


Put your life in the hands of the LORD..for he will never fail to guide you in the right direction.

Live each and everyday like its your last...Life is golden...Charish it...Life is to precious to take for granted..

*kinda goes with the stuff I said in the previous post

::What I Have To Say::

Im always the listener and even when I have something to say...I just listen and hold it in...But my *Best Friend* has been helping me to say what I think because I do have an opinion too!
I love flipping through magazines because most people think it might be dumb and that the things you read and see are pulling you away from God...however I think its the total opposite...everytime I look through a magazine I find the coolest quotes that open my eyes and teach me something I never would of thought of...For example the title of my blog... God Is Saving Me For Something Special...That's Why Im Not Dead Yet...When I found that quote I was at a really low point and going through a lot of bad/hard times and was ready to give up on everything...and I was sittin on my bed flipping through a magazine...and I saw this quote...and I had gone through that magazine a few times that week already and I had never noticed the quote before...and it totally like stopped me in my tracks and made me think and it totally changed my outlook on EVERYTHING...I immediatly called my *Best Friend* and was like listen to what I just found...it was an amazing thing because it made us both think...and ever since then I have never once questioned why Im here and what my purpose is...because even though I may not know what it is yet...there is a reason and it's a good one and it's from God so thats all that matters...

*ShOoT fOr ThE mOoN*

Shoot for the moon...Even if you miss it...you will land among the stars.