Friday, February 27, 2015

Handling Our Feelings



As humans we always seem to make our decision based on feelings. If we don't feel like talking to someone we won't. If we don't feel like doing something we don't do it. Feelings are not a bad thing, its good to have feelings. Its how we react to the feelings whether its good or bad. Its good that we have feelings, but we can't base our doings with how we "feel." We need to base them on the Bible. If someone was mad at someone and felt like killing a person would that be okay? No it wouldn't, because the Bible says that you shouldn't kill.

Some people have had things happen in their past that makes them react negatively to all the bad feelings that they have. It is good to always have a way to let those feelings out. Whether its journaling, working out, blogging, etc., you need to be able to let out your negative feelings. If we don't have a way to let out our feelings, all of those negative feelings will begin to pile up until you can't hold it in any longer and you end up lashing out at someone that you don't want to. Also another way I've found helpful is talking to people about what your feeling. Sometimes just saying it out loud helps. If you ever want to talk feel free to email me, I am always here for you guys! (agirlaftergodsheart@gmail.com)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Sixth Commandment

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You shall not murder.


Now hopefully none of you have murdering as a problem. Hating is probably something that we all have struggled or is struggling with. In 1 John 3:15 hating someone is the same as murdering. "Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don't have eternal life within them." Here in this verse it is saying that if you hate someone, its like you have committed murder in your heart. That's kind of scary if you think about it. Now I will be the first to admit that I have hated some people in the past that have hurt me, or done something that really upset me. Something I do struggle with is forgiving people that have hurt me. I hold grudges (you will read more about this in an upcoming post). If you have hatred in your heart towards someone, you really need to forgive them. As humans our human nature is not to forgive and let things go. It is very difficult. That is why we need God's help to forgive those that have hurt us in the past. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Don't Live In A Desert


As Christians we go through spiritual battles all the time. And sometimes we do get into a desert in our walk with God. When we are in that desert the devil can tempt us so much more easier than when we are at an oasis. Sometimes we need to go to God and ask for him to guide us to an oasis. As humans we like to think we can do whatever we want to on our own and we don't need anyone's help. That is so wrong though. We can't do anything without God's help. We need to call on Him when we hit a rough patch in our spiritual life.


 We can't keep thinking that we can get out of our problems ourselves. Once we ask God to help us through our problems, they will not seem so difficult for us to bare.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

You Can Do It!

The first semester of school has just passed and well, I'm sure all of you (including me) just wants summer to come so you can be done with school and not have to do all of this studying and try to keep your grades up. Well this is just going to be a little encouraging post that YOU CAN DO IT! I know school is long, hard, and sometimes even boring, but what I try to think about when I stressing myself out is that once I'm done with school, I can go to college if I want or I can go and get a job and I won't have to do school again. School is apart of growing up. Its something that you just have to do. So put your head up you have one more semester left of school than 3 months of break!! :D

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Fifth Commandment

Honor your father and your mother.

This is such a big one. So many kids these days have absolutely no respect for their parents. They are constantly talking back to them, and just straight out not listening to them. Now parents do make mistakes and maybe some more than others, but that really gives us no right to not listen to our parents and disrespect them. I've been at a few friends houses and when I listen how they talk to their parents, it just becomes awkward for me, because the kids have absolutely no respect for their parents. Some families have the kids running the house while the parents do what the kids want them to do. God has given us parents for a reason, and we need to respect them. I know I am definitely not perfect in this by all means. But if we try our best and ask for God's help for us to respect our parents more, God will honor that. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Fourth Commandment

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy

Today Sunday is just like any other day of the week. It isn't special anymore. People still work, and do anything that they would do on a normal weekend. Now I am not saying that you shouldn't work on Sunday. I work practically every single Sunday after church, but we need to set a time on our Sundays to spend with God. We still need to keep his day holy and sacred. The Bible does say that we need to give God the first of everything. Sundays are the first day of the week, so we need to set aside that day for Him.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Judging vs. Accepting

As Christians we are going to be constantly around people who are going to try to talk us into doing things that we don't believe in doing or we are going to be around people who live a lifestyle that we don't agree with. This is when you have to make the decision if you are going to judge the person or accept them. Now the right choice would to accept the person for who they are, whether they are living the way the Bible wants them to or not. We need to accept everyone. Just because we accept people does not mean that we accept their actions. I have many friends who live lifestyles that I don't agree with. I accept them as a person and won't judge them for what they do, but it doesn't mean that I agree with what they are doing with their life. I am still a friend to them. Because if you are judgemental to those who don't live a Biblical lifestyle, most likely you won't be friends with them. You could miss out on an amazing opportunity to share Jesus with them. So for those people in your life that you don't agree with what they are doing, don't judge them. Accept them as a person, and always be prepared to share Jesus with them, when the opportunity arises.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Third Commandment

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

Pretty much what this post is saying is do not cuss or swear. When I was little it was so easy not to say bad words. As I've gotten older and I now have a job and go to high school, you are constantly hearing all of the cussing. Though it may not affect you right away it will affect you. When you listen to cussing constantly you start to be immune to it and you have to be more careful to make sure things do not slip out. Now I could say don't surround yourself with people who swear constantly, that would be an easy way, but sadly we can't control what people say around us. One thing that I have found helpful to keep your words and mind pure is to pray that God will help you. With His help He will keep the negative words from coming out of your mouth. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

God Knows Best

This past fall I lost my grandmother. I prayed and prayed for her, and I thought God would heal her, but He had different plans. 
So many people become upset when they pray for God to do something and the outcome isn't what they wanted. They always say that God never answered their prayer. God did answer their prayer, but maybe He didn't answer it the way they wanted the prayer answered.
When I lost my grandmother, I could have gotten mad at God for taking her and not healing her. I knew that God had different plans though. He still answered my prayer. He heard my prayer, He just had something different in mind. 
God can see into the future and knows what will happen. Because we are human we can only see what is in front of us at the moment. We cannot see what is going to happen months down the road. So when things don't go the way we wanted them to go, and God decides to take a different route than the ones that we planned, we need to trust Him. God knows best, always.

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Second Commandment

You shall not make idols.

This second commandment is very close to the first one. The first one was talking about things in our life that may take the place or come before God. The second commandment is talking about making some more important than God. For an example, lets say one of your best friends invite you to hang out with them on a day that your family always goes to church. Going to hang out with your friends and ditching church would be making the idol. You would be making your time with your friends and idol. 
I don't want to be too repetitive in repeating everything that I said in my last posts, but whenever we put God first, we will be blessed. God always honors those who put Him first.