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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hi my friends!

First off, thanks Mark for making that last post. It was super awesome and I have felt the exact same way. But I know that you already know this =)

How has everyone's week gone? What have been your struggles? What have you been encouraged in?

For myself, this week has not been perfect, but God really ignited in me a huge passion for Him this week. And that is such an incredible feeling. I have read my Bible everyday, sometimes for hours at a time, and that also is really encouraging too. Time management wise, I've been pretty good, but not great. I definitely know my weaknesses and I know how to over come them. I just have to apply that. And since I'm lazy and sinful, that can be difficult to apply and overcome.

So, yes...I think that's it. Love you all and praying for you!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Obviously a Christian....

Hey guys, I know it's been a while since I posted. I recently had a surge of emotions and thoughts in regards to Christianity and my personal faith. After expressing these thoughts and emotions, someone encouraged me to post all of them on here for you guys to read and think about. So without any more preamble, here goes. (and please remember, this is all in regards to my own personal faith, I don't assume to tell you about your faith)


I'm tired of being a by-the-books Christian. I'm tired of being stereotypical. I don't want to read my Bible every day out of a sense of guilt. I don't want to pray because I'm supposed to, or because it will do me good, or because that's what Christians do. I don't want to try to hide my faith in front of people who might think I'm not cool because I'm a Christian.

I want to live every day in the knowledge that I am a horrible blight upon the universe, and God sent his only son, a PERFECT son, to die for me! I want to be completely overwhelmed by the grace and mercy of God, and I want joy to overflow out of me and infect all the people around me! I want to be a contagious Christian! I don't want to tell someone, "Hey I'm a Christian" and have them be surprised or think, "Really? He doesn't act like it..." I want to spend 5 minutes with a complete stranger and have it be completely obvious to them at the end of the 5 minutes that I am a Christian!

Without God I am nothing! There is NOTHING at all in me that can save me from Hell! I don't want to just call myself a Christian, I want to live it! I want it to be obvious to the world that I have put all my faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior! I want to be crazy about Christianity!

I pray Lord that you would fill me with an overflowing joy and happiness! I pray that other people will see me and be motivated to put their faith in You! Every day I want to wake up and praise your name every minute for the rest of the day! Hallelujah!

It's time to stop blending in.
It's time to start standing out.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hi everyone! How was your week? What where the tough things for you? Where did you feel God's grace this week?

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

This verse has been a great reminder to me this week. It reminds me that I'm weak and can't do a thing without God's help! My week, has been really good though. God has worked wonders in my discipline and trust in Him. So, I have really felt His grace there. But there is always the constant pull of what I want to do. But thankfully, God has helped me fight that!

Love you guys!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hi everyone!

So...how has your week gone?

I want to encourage all of you to post on here sometime! We have over 20 members, but very few every comment or post. You don't have to post something profound or long; but even if you have a verse to share or something like that....then I would encourage you to post it!

Back to the resolutions....My week has been kind of average I guess. But 'average' is not enough compared to God. I have done the worst in my time management. I feel like it's a constant battle for me. I'm not to terribly discouraged as much as I'm upset at myself for not being more disciplined in my life. *sigh* Well, just keep praying for me :) I'm praying for all of you!

On another note, I have a prayer request. Some of you may read the Rebelution blog.....well, if you do, then you probably have read about this. But, there is a boy named Tyler Farver who is a rebelutionary in Texas, I believe. He has helped Alex and Brett with the past 2 year's conferences. Anyhow, about a month ago, he got in a very bad ATV accident and he was in very serious condition. He's slowly getting better, but is still going through quite a lot. Everytime he improves, something else in his body starts acting up.

So, this said, it would be awesome if everyone could be praying for him. You can also send him a letter or card if you want! I know he needs the prayer and would also be so blessed to recieve a letter to let him know people are praying for him! Here is the link to the blog post on the Rebelution about him: http://www.therebelution.com/blog/2009/02/urgent-pray-for-tyler-farver/ It contains his address, as well as a lot more details about him.

I don't know this boy personally, but God has really placed him on my heart to pray for him. And I thought the more prayers the better :-)

Alright that's all! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

How was your week?

Hey Rebelutionaries =)

I'm really sorry about not posting yesterday. I'm going to say that from now on, I'm going to make a post on Friday OR Saturday. Because Friday seems to be the busiest day of my week.

So...how has your week gone? I've been praying daily for you all :)

My week has had some awesome days and others that were pretty tough. But I'm pretty encouraged about everything =)

Love you guys!
Emily