Sunday, March 26, 2017

Still I Survived

It was a struggle from the beginning of my life.
But I survived.
Thrown to the wolves beaten and bruised.
Still I survived.
No one to listen to my cries in the dark.
Still I survived.
Put away for what felt like forever and a day.
Still I survived.
Thought I was safe but made a mistake.
Still I survived.
Shuffled from place to place to place.
Still I survived.
Eager for love but only received hate.
Still I survived.
So, lost and confused from not knowing the truth.
Still I survived.
Finally, Jesus comes to me giving me peace.
Helping me to truly survive.
No longer a victim living a lie.
Because I survived.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How has Christian Living Changed Your Life?


                     How has christian living changed your life? Is a question I have ponder many times. First one would have to think what is exactly considered christian behavior. The following is what christian living look like in my life;

                    Living as a christian has changed my life by changing the outlook on life. Has given me a purpose to live and love for all people, though not done easily, I even love those who would be deemed unlovable. I seek joy in my daily life even when going through trials. I have hope that only comes because of God. I have peace that surpasses all understanding. I try to live my life in private as I live in public. I reach out to others helping them with a servant's heart. I try to live so others can see the Jesus in me. It has made it easier for me to forgive. I stay in constant communication with the Lord through prayer and staying in His word. And I live to share the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
                    All in all the best way to live life as a christian is to live as it says in the bible or simply thinking WWJD (what would Jesus do). And also remember the following from Zig Ziglar, "Look back for forgiveness, Forward in Hope, Down in Compassion, and up with Gratitude" 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

No Complaints


                     Recently I was thinking back to when I meet a humble, peaceful, and precious lady named Mary. It was 2014 and it was during the Alive Festival (A Christian Music Festival in Ohio). It was the beginning of the festival for us and we were setting up camp, As I was doing so I was complaining about this or that and Mary made a simple comment that brought me back to reality of what I was doing . Instead of being thankful for what I had, I was complaining with a discontent spirit.

                    Now she didn't point it out or say it towards me or anyone else. She didn't even realize how much it affected me at that moment. Now I have heard it many times before, but it was this particular time that stuck with me.

                     She also said that God provides all we need and we should Thank Him. This all seems simple enough but a lot of us seem to forget to do it (even me). As I wrote this particular piece I was blessed with the following verse at the bottom of my journal, 

Galatians 2:20(NIV)

20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,who loved me and gave himself for me.
                  This reminds me that I should live as Christ lives in me meaning for me that I am joyful without complaints. Just content with life no matter what it throws my way. And it also makes me realize that in all situations to have faith in Lord and will be well. So though she didn't intend to Mary caused a stirring in my heart and I thank her.