I’ve read about 3 different versions of this passage and I think my favorite is from the Message:
We aren’t immortal. We don’t last long.
Like our dogs, we age and weaken. And die.
This is what happens to those who live for the moment,
who only look out for themselves:
Death herds them like sheep straight to hell;
they disappear down the gullet of the grave;
They waste away to nothing-
nothing left but a marker in a cemetery.
But me? God snatches me from the clutch of death,
he reaches down and grabs me.
So. don’t be impressed with those who get rich
and pile up fame and fortune.
They can’t take it with them;
fame and fortune all get left behind.
Just when they think they’ve arrived
and folks praise them because they’ve made good,
They enter the burial plot
where they’ll never see sunshine again.
If we live for ourselves we will suffer the consequences, but if we live for God he will make sure that we’re taken care of. Living for ourselves will only leave us empty and unhappy. It doesn’t fill that God-shaped hole in our souls. As cliche as it may sound, living for God is the only way to be truly happy.
But how do I truly live for God?
The reason I started my blog was to be able to help teenage girls like myself who are living in this society be able to keep their heads above the water and live for God. I wanted to create a community with love and support to share Gods word with each other and to help each other out ! :)
So basically what I’m going to be doing is posting blogs about things that I’m learning from my readings (devotional type of things) about just common everyday problems and how Gods word applies and quotes about this christian life !
So follow me to become a bible babe and feel free to give suggestions what my writings should be about !
So I’ve been thinking about introducing myself on here so that you guys can get to know the person that is posting on this tumblr.
Is that something you guys would be interested in?
I know I have been posting kind of sporadically on here and I’m sorry for that, but I made this tumblr because I wanted to help other people get closer to God and to share my Christian life. That’s why I called it achristianslife. This blog is just representing one Christian’s life, not all Christian’s in general. And to also show that being a Christian isn’t about being perfect, it’s about living your life for your God as best you can, and about having a relationship with Him.
So yeah, let me know if you’d like for me to make a personal post to share a little about myself?
To you is being a Christian just a “Sunday thing” or is it an everyday thing?
Do you just pray, sing, and listen to the sermon only on Sundays and then go out an do whatever you want for the rest of the week?
That’s a very dangerous path to take.
God wants us all to obey him. In everything, and in all that we do.
Sometimes it can be hard, and sometimes we have to give up what we love the most just because that’s what god has commanded us to do.
So, the question to ponder on is how dedicated are you to Christ? Do you try everyday to obey him, and walk in his ways?
Yes, we may stumble and we may fall, but god is always there.
But how much time do we take out of our day to really spend time with god? How much time do we spend praying, and just worshipping god?
How dedicated are we to do all the things god wants us to do? Would we only do so much, or would we go all of the way?
It takes dedication to really serve Christ.
By that I mean we have to be truly dedicated, because without the dedication we wouldn’t try.
Without dedication is would be pointless to us, we would feel like it doesn’t mean anything to us.
We need to be dedicated and bold for Christ.
We need to be reckless for him, doing everything for him despite the consequences.
God deserves our all.
He deserves every piece of us, just not half of us.
Some suggestions that might help you in your walk with Christ.
• Prayer: The power of prayer is very powerful. It is amazing. The most amazing thing about it is that god hears it. He hears and knows your every thought and prayer. Praying or just simply carrying on a conversation with god, as if he’s sitting right next to you is powerful.
It works. A prayer helps more than you know, and praying for others can help more than you know.
So, take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to pray and communicate with God. Go somewhere quiet, and just begin to talk and pray.
Always say thank you for a new day and for him waking you up!
• Study: Study the Bible. That’s the book of life. All the rules and guidelines to live by are in the Bible. It may seem boring, but I promise you it’s actually very interesting.
You learn something new every day, and sometimes you never knew that something like that was in the bible. Sometimes you think wow, there’s all the answers to my problems. It’s really amazing, and you have some great time with god.
Most importantly just be dedicated. Be a bold warrior for Christ. Take out time for him. Live the Christian life everyday. Strive to better yourself day by day, ask for gods help, communicate with him. He loves hearing from his children.
Remember that gods not gonna give you anything you can’t handle. He already knows what you’ve been through, what you’re going through, and what you will go through. He already has it all planned out, so don’t worry, or stress. Give it all to god and he’ll work it all out for you.
God Bless ~