Because I love youBecause I have chosen you, I welcome you into my family as my child. I care for you and provide for as a good father would. I offer you a robe of righteousness bought through my Son's blood. I offer you a ring of status as my heir. And I offer you the mantle of my love, because perfect love drives away fear.More Like This
You are no longer a slave without status, bound to the dictates of the world. As my adobted child, you are under my protection and given my provision. Because you belong to me, I offer you the freedom and joy the world cannont offer. Best of all, I offer you the right to call me "Abba"-Daddy.
Because I love you.
Love on displayNothing can keep my love from you, dear child. I am love. My nature is compassion, mercy, and grace. There is nothing you can do that will make me love you less, and nothing you can do to make me love you more.More Like This
If you ever question my love, look to the cross of Jesus. The boldest and grandest display of love made visible was in his sacrifice for your sins.
Look at the cross and see my love. Today and every day, remember that you are loved. Nothing will ever separate us-not life or death, not the spiritual powers of angels or demons, not your fears about today or your worries about tomorrow. Not even hell itself.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, can keep my love from you.
Walking with othersPeople need you, special one. They need you to be there for them in the good times and the bad. As I walk with you on your journey and send people to be with you on the way, so I sometimes will guide you to walk the path with someone else.More Like This
At times it will be a path of rejoicing, and you will join in celebrating great joy in their lives. There's nothing quite like sharing a celebration with good friends. At other times the path will be dark and you will mourn with those who mourn. Great words of comfort won't be needed, bt your presence will be.
Throughout the days of your lives, I give you one another. Just as some have walked the path with you, so walk the path with others. You have much to give.
The greatest of theseMy love for you does not end or grow weary. I chose to love you, chose to send my Son to die for you; I chose to have you as my precious child-willing love set into action.More Like This
As you show love towards others, think of the love I have for you. Love that is patient with foibles and failures. Love that shows kindness in a hard and sometimes rude world. Love that is not jealous or boastful or proud, but longs only for the very best. Love that refuses to keep track of wrongs and always believes the best. Love that trusts, hopes, and perseveres.
Such love will never fail.
They say the one who praysThey say the one who prays receives much moreMore Like This
than whom we pray for, shaping what we want
to what we get. We find a way to pour
the outcomes into candle molds we can't
have fashioned for ourselves. But then we light
the wax and sniff the scent and call us blessed
by blessings in disguise. For what is right
in contexts so complex we cannot test?
For those who say that praying contradicts
free will or undercuts the will to change
injustice, fine. You have no wax, no wicks,
no blessing and no curse, you are the sage.
I pray to sculpt the candle and the mold
and scent with pity earth and heaven's hold.
Inspiration?Hello YouMore Like This
I figured that since our group is getting bigger and bigger, I should reward us all with a little poetry... But not just any old poetry, this piece is really something special (in fact, I made it my cell phone wall paper) and it has answered many questions for me, as well as for other people that ask why I am a Christian.
"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 C
Jack Frost LullabyWhen you're alone and scared,More Like This
look out the window,
see the frost, the snow,
the falling snowflakes
I will always be there.
The man in the moon
is always watching,
Let his light shine down
on you to guide your way.
I love you always,
my darling little
I may not always be around,
but as long as I live,
I will love you.
Each and every snowflake
is made just for you,
my little snow angel.
See my wondorous works
and think of me,
your one and only
So lay your head down,
my sweet little angel
and close your eyes.
Dream peaceful, beautiful dreams
of falling snow and
swirling cold winds
blowing through your hair.
You will always be
my precious little angel.
A messageI pick up the knife and place it against my skin.More Like This
I realize what I'm doing and put it down.
But I hurt so much.
I want the pain gone.
So I pick up the knife again.
Only to put it down again.
I do this several times.
Finally I put the knife back in the drawer and close it.
I breathe a sigh of releif.
I won this time.
But how long will it be till I lose?
Even as I was putting the knife down,
I wanted to place it against my skin and follow through with it.
I wanted to so badly.
But I know better than that.
And I'm not going to escape pain using pain.
No matter how much I want to.
Harming myself is not the answer.
It's not the answer for anyone.
This is a message for everyone who may be tempted to.
You are loved.
You are wanted.
You are perfect the way you are.
Using pain to kill pain is not the way to solve things.
Write a story, talk to a friend.
Talk to anyone.
Just don't harm your self.
And never kill yourself.
It may seem like the easy way out,
But you will have wasted your lif
Glossary: ReligionGlossary Entry: Religions on Earth Second (Sonic Unbound universe) by OkidaMore Like This
The god of Destruction is perhaps a misleading term. That was the title he earned after, in a fit of rage, he destroyed the Echidna Empire. In truth, Chaos is far more than a mere aspect of Destruction.
It was he, according to some theology, was responsible for the furrys. In the beginning, only men walked upon the land but Chaos, a fickle god who altered things for his amusement, changed the animals that they had brought with them and gave them the intelligence of the men.
He set two species higher than the rest, Echidnas and Djinn and then let them battle between each other for his amusement.
It was the Echidnas who ended his reign. Their mage at the time, Pax, used the dark tome the Necronomicon to separate Chaos from his power and entrap him inside a vast green emerald. His powers were then crystallised and thus were born the eight Chaos Emeralds.
After the Echidnas destroyed the Dj
The Cross of Christ Discovering Our True IdentityMore Like This
The Cross of Christ
As Christians, we know that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. But why did He have to endure such an awful death? Couldn't He have redeemed humanity in some easier way?
To answer this question, we must first consider the righteousness of God. Because He is holy, no one has ever seen Him and lived. Our sinful nature cannot exist in the presence of pure holiness. The Bible tells us that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23), and we know that "the wages of sin is death" (6:23). This reality leaves us in a lost condition, eternally separated fr
AngelAngels come from heaven.More Like This
They protect us.
They help us.
They love us.
They nurish us
They smile down at us
They hug us
They love us
They endure us
ALL BECAUSE OF JESUS LOVE FOR US THAT HE SENT US GAURDIAN ANGELS
My GiftsFor sometime i have been wondering what my gift is.More Like This
I have been wondering who i am.
This i am half way there.
One of my gifts is writing (obviously)
I wrote down all my feelings telling God how i felt and why i felt it.
Why i felt a black whole eating away at my insides tearing me apart.
Why i felt my energy was draining away from me.
Why my life was taking unexpected turns when i am only fourteen.
Now i know.
I didn't know why i was being made fun of, why i felt soo alone
I was not seeking God, i was not reading my bible.
I was only praying for myself and not others.
As a guy i dont like to talk about my feelings.
I just bottle up all my feelings inside hoping they would go away but they don't.
My whole life i have built up this wall around me not letting anybody in.
I still have not broken it down becasue i am afraid of what people might think of m.
They might think im gay because i act different from all the other boys.
God gave me the gift to write what i feel.
conviction vs condemnationSo, looking over the notes I took on the sermons from camp this summer, and decided to share a little bit out of what I wrote down. If it helps, the sermons were based out of Romans 8.More Like This
-not getting what you deserve (the wrath of God)
-getting what you don't deserve (the righteousness of Christ)
Mercy: involves taking
Grace: involves giving
What God takes:
What God gives:
-you have all of the holy spirit (does the holy spirit have all of you?)
-you're not holding onto Christ, He's holding onto you
-Jesus said we would be better off with the holy spirit
--He gave us more than an example, He gave us His spirit to fuel it
-the same power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you &
Well folks, Christmas is here!Today is the day we (SHOULD) celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus our Lord and savior. This is the day we celebrate the day that God sent his son: that he humbled himself into the form of a human child, so as to become the lamb which was to be slaughtered in our place. It is without him that we would have no hope for salvation from God's just wrath, from our sinful natures.More Like This
We will all get presents later today, have food and spend time with the family, but let us not forget that while those things are good, Christ is more important.
1st Corinthians 10:31: So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Have A great Christmas folks.
With All Due Respect,
Why is God so Intolerant?Why is God so Intolerant? Why can't He love us for who we are?More Like This
We feel rejected; we think He has turned His back on us.
So we turn our backs on Him.
But that is because of our Ignorance. We do not understand.
We do not understand His love …Or His Nature.
God is Perfectly Holy.
He cannot be in the presence of Sin.
If you have a basket of beautiful perfect apples and you toss in one that is slightly rotten, what becomes of the perfect apples?
If you have a beautiful, pure white dress and you drop the smallest stain upon it, what happens to that dress?
If God were to allow one person who had committed only one small sin in their lifetime to be in His Presence, Can God still be pure?
Can God still be Holy?
Why are we never good enough for God?.
Because we are sinners.
No matter how good you are, how loving, how kind.
Have you ever snickered at something bad that happened to someone you don't like?
Have you ever listened to gossip or spread it?
Teach Your Children WellTeach Your Children WellMore Like This
When I was a child I prayed for a girl like my dear old mother. I was blessed with a girl that was so much better. I’ll give you an example: My mother, bless her, was a good cook but I couldn’t…well wouldn’t eat some of my food. We ate a lot of boiled potatoes and some awful, over cooked fish sticks on occasion. I had to sit at the table till I ate everything on the plate. My mother, the diligent housewife would start doing the dishes while I sat at the table staring at the plate. I was a sneaky kid and since we had no dog, I would wrap up the food I wouldn’t eat in a tissue and put it in my pocket. My mother would turn around only to see an empty plate. I’m not sure to this day if she suspected anything but I escaped many times to the washroom and soon there was sound of the toilet flushing away the unwanted food. I have never flushe