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Seek

March 2nd, 2014
 

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It has been some time since I have posted a blog… I have missed chatting with all of you girls.  I look forward to writing and sharing with you once again.  God’s word is full of wonderful things for us to learn; and through sharing together, we all help one another grow in our walk with God.  Over the past six months I have been on a personal journey with God!
God has been revealing more of Himself to me and more of His purposes for my life.  Proverbs 8:17 “I love those who love me and those who seek me find me.”!

Have you ever taken time away from your hectic schedule to spend significant time alone with God?  It is amazing what God will reveal to us when we make time to be with Him. Spending time with God may seem like a foreign concept to some of you. You may not even know where or how to begin. First off…no worries…you are not alone. Many people do not know how to spend time with God. In the coming months we will explore this concept as it is critical to your spiritual growth. I believe what God has put on my heart to share with you, will make a significant difference in your life.

I will be working on redesigning this blog site with a ‘new look’… so you can anticipate that in the near future! I encourage you to keep checking your inboxes for notifications of new articles. If you are not signed up for notifications you can do so on our home page at  prayerforyouth.org.“

May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

 


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Disappointment

August 19th, 2013

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Are you feeling disappointed? Has someone close to you let you down? Have friends turned their backs on you? Do Christians you know seem to be hypocrites ? You are not alone! 
 
Do you know that Jesus experienced the same types of disappointments? Those, whom Jesus trusted the most and cared deeply for, disappointed Him. His disciples denied even knowing Him; another turned Him into the authorities to be arrested under false accusations. The religious people did not trust him.  
 
Disappointment is part of life; no one is exempt from ever being disappointed. Nonetheless, I have good news for you. You can overcome any disappointment you may have experienced. Jesus did! The bible tells us that all things are possible with God. (Mathew 19:26). Did you know that the bible is full of stories of people who have overcome disappointment by following after God? Jesus overcame the grave through the power of God, and He became the savior of the world.  Moses’s mother was grieved when she had to send her baby away because pharaoh was out to kill the male babies; yet God protected Moses. He became a great leader and led God’s people out of Egypt. No one believed Noah when he tried to tell them there would be a flood, yet he still obeyed God and built the arc.  God sent the rain, the floods came. Noah was used by God in a great way. What is impossible with man is possible with God. 
 
What/who has disappointed you? Are you allowing this disappointment to dictate your future? Have you stopped trusting God and His promises for you?  Have you given up on your dreams because obstacles are in your path? Have you decided that life is not worth living because you have faced one disappointment after another?  
 
Be encouraged today… This word is Just for YOU!!!
 
 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  God knows the plans he has for you (Jeremiah 29:11) no one can stop the plans God has for your life. Keep seeking after God, (Jeremiah 29:13) do not be distracted by the disappointments in your life.  You are more than a conqueror through Christ who gives you strength.  (Rms 8:37) When God is on your side it does not matter what obstacle is before you or who has let you down. (Rms 8:31) God is able to accomplish in your life more than you can dream or imagine. Keep your heart focused on God’s love for you and decided to follow him always. 
 
You are valuable and you are loved! Be encouraged… What can God do in your life and through your life if you trust Him in the midst of your disappointment?

 


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Seeking

April 1st, 2013

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Are you ‘seeking’ the approval (favorable opinion) of those around you? Do you find yourself consumed thinking about …what others are “thinking about you”? Do you find yourself doing or saying things ‘just to fit in’?  If this sounds like ‘you’….… you are not alone!
   Many people, especially teenagers are longing for the approval of others. They are seeking approval of parents, friends, teachers, pastors, coaches; the list goes on and on.  It is this constant ‘seeking’ of approval that drives most teens to believe they can never earn the approval of others; no matter how  hard they try. WHY is this so, you may be asking?   Great question! Read the rest of this entry »