Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Madeline Randa Harper.
do not be a selfish idiot.
you were created for so much better. why are you settling for the world when you can have Jesus? you will never make it to the milestone if you can’t make it through this moment. so be strong. be a warrior. and fight it. say no. let Christ be your strength and your source of holy power. you have His Spirit in you. cling to it. FIGHT.
if you live in sin you will miss the life God has planned for you. stop acting like this world is your home. you are a daughter of the King. you are His. you were meant for something greater than settling. do not let anything tell you any differently.
think of Claren. what would she say?
“for every temptation, God has provided a way out. you are weak, but He is strong.”
think of Alana. what do you tell her?
“you are a new creation. the old has gone-the new has come.”
think of Amanda. think of every girl at Rudder.
you tell them that Jesus is worth more than their vices. do NOT be a hypocrite.
think of Jesus Christ. of you Heavenly Daddy.
He is holy. He is sanctifying you. trust Him. He is faithful.
do NOT break. beat this moment. for them. for you. but above all-for your Savior.
His grace has made you whiter than snow. His love covers your inadequacies. be still and know He is fighting for your heart. in this moment, He is telling you to choose Him.
so be who you are meant to be:
a daughter of the King.
do not settle. cling to Him.
you are more than this moment.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
i wrote this on the way home the other night. i've been thinking about reading it at a Young Life club. i'm not sure yet, it still needs a lot of prayer and work. but i was convicted of us not fighting hard enough for these kids lives. this is a war. are we doing our part? am i brave enough to risk it all for Him? my God is worth the courage.
The Battle of Truth:
here we are suited up in our toughest armor
going to battle for the sake of the souls
where the world sees smiles
we see God shaped holes
so what do we do?
we shout of a love sent straight for the whore,
for the liar for the cheater and the thief,
for the hypocrite and even the good girl.
i’m sick of satan speaking lies through media
telling the youth they’ll never be enough
you aren’t pretty enough, aren’t skinny enough
you aren’t funny enough, brave enough,
strong enough smart enough.
enough of the lies.
i’m tired of girls thinking sex is the only way to gain true respect
and i’m tired of boys hearing trophies are the only way to lasting glory
there sits satan on the sidelines,
telling you the answer is more,
always more. more likes, more views, more lust,
more gossip and hatred and anger
and so goes on the endless abuse.
we use our friends as mirrors and our apathy as disguises.
you get your views from the world even though its selling your soul
for the price of fake happiness is destructively high.
the love of your Savior gets ridiculously reduced
to a nice quiet guy telling relative truth.
so you want the truth?
my God is king.
and He wont sit by quietly watching while His children are destroyed.
oh no. this is battle.
He sent the great warrior to make you His bride,
not mindless helpless cattle led astray by this world.
so walk down the aisle
say yes to a love that puts sin to death so our actions could rest
and our broken hears can smile.
just walk down that aisle.
we were hopeless and yet He walked in to this mess.
He conquered the enemy and restored our vitality. in Him.
so the battle has a victor. He’s just collecting His prize
to take up the armor with Him at their side
and to finally become the beloved bride.
the price is amazing, you can get this for free,
if you just place your trust in the One
who paid it for you at Calvary.