Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wishing for a Valentine? Got One? Listen Up!



Wishing for a Valentine? Got one? Listen up, y'all.
Well, believe it or not, you have One who is asking to be your Valentine.
Do you know who I am talking about?
No, it's not your school/church crush, it's not that cashier at Walmart, and it's not the teller at the bank.

It's God...straight up!

So sure, this might seem classic for a Christian to say. But no matter how much you commercialize it, how much you say it, how much you try to share it, it will ALWAYS be true, even after this world has passed away.

He wants to be your love. Your first, truest, sincerest lover, and #1 love.
This doesn't necessarily mean your first love as in He was the first one you loved ever, but instead your first in your life love. As in you love Him more than A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G., even life itself. Sounds radical, right?

That's crazy love.

Are you willing to take the challenge and let God be your #1 love?

This love, however, does not stop being celebrated after today, Valentine's Day, but should be reflected upon and rejoiced in everyday for the rest of your days--eternity!

And get this. He has already decided on you to be His Valentine, even if you choose not to be back.
Isaiah 43:1 says (and this is God speaking):
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine."
See! Right there: "You are Mine"! So even if you don't answer Him back, God loves you deeply, and has already chosen you. Will you accept Him? If so, don't wait 'til later. Do it now, and step into His intimate love.
"This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent us His son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
1 John 4:10 (NIV)

So how do you do this? How do you accept Him? And also, how do you become His child, and receive salvation? How do you become saved?

Ask Jesus into your heart, to be the Lord and savior of your life, and to be your one true love. Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and that God has raised Him from the dead after He died for our sins on the cross.
If you're already a Christian, you can still do this!
Ask God to help you let Him be your first lover.

And whether you have a Valentine this year or not, you still can receive and allow this True, Forever Valentine in your life! His love will never pass away.

And don't forget! He sacrificed His life for you--'cuz He loves you! He always has, and always will. HE CREATED YOU TO LOVE!

Wanting a love letter?
The Bible is your answer.
There is a lot of good verses in there, supporting the truth that God loves you!
Isaiah 43: 1-7 is a good one, and so many others, especially in the New Testament.

Wanting a love song?
HE INVITES YOU AND WANTS YOU, PRINCESS/PRINCE!

MORE SCRIPTURES ON LOVE:
1 Corinthians 13
1 John
Isaiah 43
Romans 5:8
& try Googling verses about love, and you can probably find lots more!


And before you go...I want you to watch this video, a testimony to God's love.
Because this is the truth: we have to go to God, yes, and follow Him, but ultimately this life is NOT ABOUT US. It is about God. We have to surrender. Let Him be our Valentine, FOREVER, but no, it ultimately is not about us. It's about God. And He loves us, and goes unimaginable lengths to show us.

So hang in there, and watch this testimony--it's amazing!

Let's take the challenge of making God our #1 love!

The Bible says: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind" (Luke 10:27).

Not only should He be your first love, but He NEEDS to be your first love.

God bless you all!
-Amy

Sunday, February 5, 2017

I've Been Featured with Sisters In Christ!

I have been featured on Chosen Vessels, the blog of Faith Potts, as the February Sister in Christ!

And if you check out Faith's blog, and you won't regret it! She is an awesome writer, and her freelance writing style is easy to follow, also. Great blog, great girl!

Click here for the link to this post on Chosen Vessels.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Collection of Words...☺

Something I'd like to do in this next year is express myself more freely through my writing.

In 2017, instead of just asking God to help me, I want to ask Him more of what I can do for Him. How I can help Him, even though He doesn't need help.

I would like to finish my first draft of my WWII story this year!

This year I will try to reply to every comment that is reasonably reply-able, and visit all my commenters' blogs & websites that I know of.

I want to change my blog name this year. I said earlier that I was probably going to do it in November, or whatever, but that didn't happen. I think I have the name figured out, so watch out for a new name everyone!

I wrote a post once about how I wanted to do that, but I never did it, and I don't think I will be doing much of that now. Things change, and that changed. But you never know, I might do it someday.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Different...Differently.

As we head into the new year of 2017, we should consider what our new year should look like.
But instead of trying to have us make a whole bunch of resolutions, I just want to have you ask yourself these questions. And trust me, I will be ask myself these questions also. Some questions are meant for younger people, though, just so you know.

Before we begin, I want you to know that you don't have to give an exact answer to these in your mind right now, but if you can answer them with any sort of answer, great! But know that you don't have to figure everything out right now.
Life's like that I guess, too. You don't always have to figure everything out immediately.

And if you don't want to read/answer these questions, please read what I wrote after them, as I continue with this post.
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How can I move forward in my life this year?
How can I better my resume/experiences/knowledge this year?
How can I move towards my dreams and/or dream job(s) (Or general area of jobs being considered)?

What can I do for God this year?

What can I do to better myself?

What can I do to better myself for God's plan for my life?
(We can never know what God will do with our life, but we—especially us kids, teens, and younger adults—need to ready ourselves for God's work in us and through us...even if we don't know what we're doing!)

What are two things that I need/want to change about my thinking habits?
Is there something God would want me to change?

What are two things that I need/want to change about my actions/habits/self?
What are two things that God would want me to change about my actions/habits/self?

Do I need to change or refine my habits/thoughts/self in any catagories of my life?
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That's all, friends, on the questions. I hope that 2017 will be the start of something new for us. SOMETHING BIGGER THAN 2016, and something BETTER than 2016.
Remember this: God can build you up even more in this new year, "taller" than you have ever been, and stronger than you ever have been before, USING THE OLD as a foundation for the NEW in your life.

As you step into 2017, take a different step. Different than any other new year. And do it DIFFERENTLY.

God has called us to be different. Not normal. Plus, there is no such thing as normal, anyway☺. We are all different. But what it means is that instead of going with the flow on everything, stand up and be different than everyone expects/wants/thinks you to be. Stand up in faith, purity, love, morality, kindness, truth, what you allow yourself to be affected by, etc.

That kind of different is good.

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