Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Worship

Did you know that old songs like I Exalt Thee, Where You Go I Go, and songs like that, can be the most powerful worship songs EVER! I'm serious! There is no greater way to worship him than bye looking at the words of the songs and singing them and believing them and meaning what you are saying! Worship isn't just standing in church staring at the lyrics and singing words to get through them. It's raising your arms, closing your eyes, and MEANING what you say! It's loving on Jesus by singing words, and meaning them! So I dare you, to press into worship at church Sunday. Close your eyes and concentrate on the King, raise your arms in act of surrender to the King, and lift up grateful voices to heaven! Praise his HOLY HOLY name!!!!!!!!!!! Bring him glory even if your the only one, because pretty soon you won't be! If you press into worship, others around you will too. :) So complete this dare! Complete it and continue to do it! Because who other than Jesus deserves all the praise we can give?

xoxo,
Nikki

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Make It A Habit

You probably don't spend as much time in your Bible as you should. Nor do you pray as much as you should... but you know what's funny. Some of you might just start biting your nails out of habit or turn on the TV or go to the fridge out of habit. But you don't pick up your Bible out of habit, or pray just out of habit. But we should. We need to make that a priority in our lives! We need to make praying and opening up our Bible a habit! I want to challenge you to open up your Bible every day until it becomes a habit in your life. And I want to challenge you to pray to God everyday until it, too, becomes a habit. And I'll do the challenge with you, until it becomes a habit for me too. :) Have an amazing time practicing your habit.
xoxo,
Nikki

God Honors Your Actions (the good ones)

Did you know that when you are honest with God he honors that? When you are angry and you tell him that, and tell him why. He honors that? Because you told him the truth and you trusted him enough to just come right out and tell him! You didn't pretend to be sweet to him when you were burning up with anger inside! Also, if you tell him that you are really wanting something he honors that too? Why? Because you took your requests to HIM. Not to your parents, or your friends, or grandparents or anyone! But you took them to him! He honors you when you do things like that. So this week, let's try and tell him everything! And know that he isn't going to get mad at us for yelling when we are praying to him. Because he knows we are human! AND he wants you to do that! He wants you to trust him enough to know that he isn't going to send lightning down and kill us if we yell at him! Now, I'm not saying you can start cussing and yelling AT Jesus!!! I'm saying you can get angry but NOT SIN! The Bible says, 'Be angry, but do not sin.' Soooo, it IS okay to get angry when you are explaining what happened, to God. God wants you to be honest with Him. And he wants you to bring everything to him. So try that this week. :) Bring him everything, and tell him everything.
xoxo,
Nikki

Monday, July 25, 2011

Favorite Verse

So I was in church yesterday and the pastor asked us what our favorite verse was. ANd to bring it back next week. Well here are mine:
Jeremiah 29:11
"I know the plans I have for you," Declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, to give you hope and a future..." This verse means a lot to me, it tells me that God has it all under control. That no matter what he knows what is going to happen to me. Also it says, 'plans to prosper you, to give you hope...'He gave us a good future. So I guess when they say "The future ahead is bright!" you can line it up with the Word and know they are totally right.

John 14:12
"Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." Well, this one means a lot to me! Can you believe JESUS said this!!! WOW! He walked on water!!! And he said we could do what he did AND MORE! Wow, soooooo I can heal others, and I can walk on water, and I can raise people from the dead... AND WAIT THERE'S MORE! Why? Because JESUS did SOOOO much more!!! And we can do more than he did! SO doubt get out of my way! I'm doing what Jesus did, AND more!!!!

What is your verse(s)? Email us your answer, and tell us why it is your favorite verse(s).

xoxo,
Nikki

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Fourth

So how was everyone's fourth of July? Mine was great! Email us and tell us how yours was.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fourth of July

Tomorrow is the fourth!!! YAY! I can't wait! My family is having a party with some friends and family. It's going to be so much fun! I can't wait! We will go swimming, and shoot LEGAL fireworks. Haha. The little ones that ARE legal. We wouldn't break the law. Any ways.... we will go swimming, barbecue, shoot off fireworks and just plain have a good time! In fact I can't wait! It's gonna be AWESOME!!!! Soooo, here's the question.. what are you doing for the fourth??? Email us your answer! We so would love to know! Anywhooo... have a good time everyone.

All my love,
Tilly

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lemon/Love

When life gives you lemons... give them to God. He will give you sweet sweet love!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Study

Okay, sorry everyone! But the summer study was too much work for me! haha. I have a life too, so I had to delete it. But how about this you do a study of your own, on your own things and email us about it! We would love it! Okay then! Now we got that figured out, back to reading The Word! :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'm smitten with our King!!!!

Don't feel like you've let God down when you make a mistake! We aren't perfect and He knows that. So He gave us a second chance. And that second chance is really BILLIONS of chances! So go to Him with everything. He loves you, and wants you!!! HIS LOVE NEVER CHANGES!!! THERE MAY BE PAIN IN THE NIGHT BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING!!!! Because I know that He loves us, I can make a change in this world... as can you.

xoxo,
Tilly

Summer Slack

Okay, so it's summer!!! Whoo! Nothing to do all day! Wait... that's a problem. If there's nothing to do all day your going to forget about reading your Bible or talking to God on a regular basis! Yep, that's a problem all right. So what are we going to do about it? Wellllll, I was thinking we could have a sort of Online study of the Bible together! Not where we literally talk to each other, but I will post certain things, and Aria will as well, and you can do a study on a fact we post or a word... or even a saying! You can do a study in the Bible and email us about what you learned by reading HIS Word! Tell us about the word, fact, saying, or WHATEVER! I thought it would be kind of fun.... Sooooo starting next Sunday, Aria and I will put a certain saying or word on our new page: SUMMER STUDY so this summer we can read His Word and talk to Him on a regular basis. So keep your eyes peeled on Sunday!!! :)

xoxo,
Tilly

Monday, May 30, 2011

Bible Study

Hey... It's officially summer where I live! And, I don't know about you, but summer means a break from almost everything. All I am required to do is get up and get dressed and not watch TV all day. (Since I have you, my readers to write for, I don't think those requirements will be much of a problem.) Anyway, The Bible Study I regularly attend does not run in the summer, so I must figure out my own. This year, during the month of July, Tilly and I are having some of our closest friends and some siblings over to our house once a week for a Bible Study. But, it is unique. Instead of studying a book of the Bible or Bible stories, we will be reading a novel about a girl our age who face similar problems. We will then discuss how we can take the character's situation and apply it to our Christian walk. Since there are a range of different ages in our group, we separated the group into elementary school age and an older age. We will be studying two books. If you would like the names of the books we have used or are planning to use, you can email Tilly or I at tmgwcblog@gmail.com. I have a lot of material to suggest, but Tilly and I like to help personalize the material to the person and we would be happy to help you. Please, please, please talk to us, we are more than willing to help you out with all of your problems or we would like to rejoice with you as well!

-Aria

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Unfailing Love

We, as Christians, know that Jesus loves us and His Love is unfailing… but what about the people that have never heard of the ‘Unfailing Love’. What about them? Christians get too comfortable leaning on Jesus when they need help, or when things go wrong, they always stay in the same church. Never do anything, just the outreaches your church might HAPPEN to have. We NEED to get out there and preach of this ‘Unfailing Love’! But we don’t!!!! IT’S OUR JOB IN THE BODY OF CHRIST TO GET OUT THERE AND TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS! And we can’t act like we are better than them because they don’t believe in the Christ. We need to show them the Love Jesus showed us on that cross! We need to show them the peace we have from His Presence!!! Because they don’t know anything about Christianity until we tell them. It’s our duty, not the missionary’s!!!! There job is to preach in foreign countries! Ours is to preach in our local community!!! To reach out to others, to show them the ‘Unfailing Love’ we found in CHRIST JESUS!!! Are we really gonna stand by, and not show others the ‘Unfailing Love’ Christ gave us?

Treasure's In The Eyes of Christ

Too many people are self conscious about themselves. When really God made them, and that’s all there is to it. If God has made you, what is wrong with the way you are? If God is perfect, He will NEVER EVER mess up! So how could he mess up on you? Truth is, he DIDN’T!!! So don’t be self-conscious about yourself! Your perfect the way you are! Perfection is what made you, perfection is what you are, Perfection is living inside you! So why are we still self-conscious? We need to show those who are self-conscious that they are TREASURES in the eyes of Christ. We need to Love them like God loves us… L.L.J.D. (Love like Jesus Does)

xoxo,
Tilly Ocean

Future, Plans... Timing

Sometimes I catch myself daydreaming about my future. What plans God has for me. And there is nothing wrong with that. Just too often I find myself wanting this time to be over and wanting to be in the future. But really we need to focus on what is happening now. If we don’t we’ll miss the moment. We were born for such a time as this! God has a future, and a plan for us. But he also has a TIMING for all of those plans. Because somehow they tie into another persons life. If I had just skipped all of my elementary school years, I wouldn’t have sowed into a certain persons life. Like I do all the time. I have friends on Facebook that I sow into by talking to them. By reading their posts and knowing about their lifes. So when I do see them, I know how they are. And if they are in need I can help them! See how we need to focus on the moment we are in. If we don’t we will miss so many happy memories. And memories are important. So live in the NOW, yes?

xoxo,
Tilly Ocean

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 21... The Rapture?

Well, it is officially May 22 and we are all still here. Obviously May 21, 2011, was not the end of the world.

Some have known all along that today would still come, but others were easily led astray. Those are the people that need God the most right now. Some of Herald Camping's followers gave up everything. They sold their houses, wasted their bank accounts, left the church, and now have know one to turn to. They are afraid. Now is when we need to share the Word of God. Matthew 24:36 says: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." This is a clear answer to any who doubt, and will love, we must reveal this to them.

Because so many people are in a serious state of confusion, devastation and just plain feeling lost right now, we must do something. So, here at Teens Making Godly World Changes, we will answer any questions you have. Email us at tmgwcblog@gmail.com and we can help with any problems you might face during this time of world confusion.

~Aria

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sorry everyone I haven't been faithfully writing. But I want to show you another blog that has some VERY good messages... www.cherishedbylove.tumblr.com I'm not a follower, but I check up on it quite a bit. :) Thanks, Tilly

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter

Hey everyone. Happy Easter! Today I'm going over to relatives ' house for Easter festivities. Have fun with whatever you do, but don't forget why we celebrate!!!
~Aria

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Soul Surfer

Yesterday, Tilly and I and some of our other friends went to the movies to see Soul Surfer. This movie is in two words, amazingly inspired. This movie is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lived in Hawaii with a passion for surfing. On October 31, 2003, Bethany, her friend Alana Blanchard, and Alana's father and brother went out to surf at on the beach in Kauai. After a while of surfing, the girls rested on their surf boards. Bethany had her left arm in the water and a shark came and attacked her. Though the water around her began tot urn red with blood, Bethany had a sense of peace. Her friends pulled her to shore and rushed her to the hospital. Her father was there to have knee surgery, but he was moved into another room so that his daughter could have emergency care. Her arm was taken off just below the shoulder. At the time of this tragedy, Bethany was only thirteen years old. The moving shows Bethany's road to recovery and her struggle to get back up on her board. Now, Bethany is twenty one years old and is in the top 25 female surfers in the world.
In the movie, Bethany is played by AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany. Robb does an excellent job in the film and it is a very touching piece. The best thing about the movie is the fact that they did not downplay the Christian aspect of the Hamilton family. There were Bible verses shared and some even took place in a church service and on a missions trip with world vision.
This is an excellent story of our Christian faith and how to see what God has planned for our lives!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rejoice!!!

I just had one of my family members die of brain cancer. I'm sure many of you have as well. It hurts, I was at the hospital all day yesterday, waiting. Just waiting, and comforting other family members. There were some points I thought I lost her, but we prayed. We prayed for her, and we spoke LIFE into her spirit. You can't just give up when something like that happens! You don't sit in the waiting room saying," Poor poor Aunt. Well, she'll be gone any moment now. We need to say good-bye and let go..." NO! We need to take action! We need to pray and fight in the spirit for her, because she can't do it on her own! Her heart may have been failing but her SPIRIT was alive and listening to what you said to her. We stood there watching her sleep, telling her we did NOT come to say good-bye, but to help her through it! We told her, "We heard you say you were the healed! DO NOT LEAVE US! You have so much more in life!" Yes, she died. Not because we weren't there. I don't know why but I DO know it wasn't because we weren't speaking to her spirit. She just went, and she is in a better place! She believed in Christ. She said the sinners prayer, and she is in heaven at this very moment!!! I rejoice in that! I get a peace in remembering that. And I hope you do too.


All My Love~~~ Tilly

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Share Your Thoughts...

Hey everyone. Someone contacted Tilly and I for help and she was able to assist them. I really hope you will feel confident enough in your walk with Christ, but no one can be strong alone. We need good friends to help us through hard times. And that is why Tilly and I are here. Please contact us with any worry or doubt, and we will encourage you through your difficulty!
~Aria

Friday, March 25, 2011

Share Your Thoughts


A friend of mine texted me the other day and asked for some help on a subject. Here's what she said:

'A girl goes to my Bible Study now. I knew her very well, but now we don't talk to each other. At my Bible Study I could always feel like I could say whatever I wanted without worrying what other people would think. I don't feel like that anymore.' That is tough. Now look at what I told her:

' I understand how that feels. But I also know that it doesn't matter who is listening to what you say. Because if they don't like what you say it is their problem. I know that it is hard to remember that, in fact it took me a while to get that in my head. But if something your about to say might effect her, under your breath say a little prayer for strength. I still have to do that. It isn't a strength you can get on your own. It's an inner strength that comes from our Lord.'

I know how hard it is to remember that it doesn't matter what others think or say. But I also know that if you used to feel comfortable around everyone and could say whatever, then when someone comes and makes you uncomfortable it is still okay to say what you want. If you are still trying to say it but can't get the nerve to. Say a prayer under your breath. I say a prayer all the time. It helps me know that I can call upon my God whenever is needed. It brings me comfort to know he is listening, and will bring me strength. A person that makes you feel uncomfortable is no reason to have to limit what you say. In fact, it should make you want to express how you feel. So you can tell the whole class your feelings. And if the feelings had to do with something that made you feel uncomfortable around her, tell them! Maybe you can become friends again. And just through a little action that showed how you felt. :)

~~~~~~ Tilly Ocean

Sunday, March 20, 2011

new pages!

Hey Everyone! Be sure to check out our new pages up on the pages tab. We are now running a Scripture reading and a Bible Study course. The study will be updated weekly and gives you the opportunity to email in your thoughts. Please check out the pages and reply with your answers. We would love to see you actively participating in our studies!
~Aria

Friday, March 18, 2011

What to do...

For Lent, most people give something up, but there are classic what not to do's:

1. Instead of giving something hard like candy, give up something easy, like vegetables or liver and onions.

2. Don't fast, but instead, eat faster.

3. Instead of getting up early to do a devotion, devote your mornings to extra sleep.

4. Helping others is over-rated, you will help them ore by letting them do it themselves.

All of these things are wrong, backwards. God wants us to devote ourselves to Him and what He wants us to do, not our own selfish game. This season of Lent, I challenge you to dig down inside and examine yourselves and your life and see where you are failing to meet the standards which God has set for you. Find where you can improve, and then take away whatever is preventing you from getting there. Make this your personal goal, and you will improve you Spiritual walk and your life.

-Aria

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Season of Lent

Guess what time it is! It is the season of lent, the six weeks leading up tot Easter. A lot of times for lent, people give something up and try to pray whenever they miss the thing they give up. Sometimes, people have trouble giving something up or sticking with your commitment. So, I am going to tell you how I am doing with my goals, offer encouragement, and give suggestions.
I am giving up candy and trying to fast during the day on Wednesdays. I have done okay so far, but it has only been a week and I have already made exceptions. I am still trying to stick with it though, so I hope you will too.
~Aria

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Philippians 1:26- FINAL VERSE


Philipians 1:26- FINAL VERSE

' 26 so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.'

Okay, so this verse says that he stayed with his "Baby-Christians", so to say, and mentored them. He taught them the Word, and showed them how to be a good missionary.

We all need to do that. When you lead someone to Christ, don't just leave them and say, "Okay go out and preach to others what you have found." No! They don't have a church to go to, they don't have a Bible, they do not have any knowledge of God exept that He saved them from their sins. So show them a church, give them a Bible, show them the Word. Show them how to Love like Jesus did. ( L.L.J.D. Love Like Jesus Did ) Then their joy in Jesus will overflow. Why? Because they understand and know how to learn more about Jesus.

Well, thanks for waiting patiently all week for Philippians. I hope you read more about Philippians. It is one of my favorite books. :) I will have a new Bible study verse ready soon. So please be patient. :) Thank you! And remember to L.L.J.D. :)

~~~~~~~ Tilly Ocean

Philippians 1:24-25


 Philippians 1:24-25

' 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.'

This is so true. It is much more necessary to stay here. It also takes God in us to say, "You know what, I am going to give up my pleasure in being with God. To be here with you teaching you, and leading others to Christ." It's a very selfless act. Now let's read verse 25:

' 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will reamain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith.'

So after saying it is necessary to stay, we are finally convinced. Because knowing and doing are two different things. In verse 24 we said we knew what we had to do. So we knew, but haven't yet done it yet. But in verse 25 we say we will stay. And we do this with Gods help. He always wants us to aske him for help. Why? Because he loves us. And people willl want to help you because they love you. So God is all powerful so he wants to fix things right up. He is so good.

~~~~~~ Tilly Ocean

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I like this photo because it describes,
what we believe in. What we stand for,
and love. :)

St. Patty's Day:

Now, of course Aria and I do not believe in luck. But I do have a lot of fun with Green Day. :) You get to wear green, and if you can, talk with an Irish accent. :) So for the time being I thought having a St. Patty's Day background would be nice. Also, for spring and summer I was thinking of doing something bright and cheery. :)  So, pretend it's said with an Irish accent, : "Hope ya' have a good little ole' St. Patty's Day Celebration!" 

Philippians 1:21-22 AND 23 :)



   

Hello everyone! So sorry I haven't written Philippians 1:22-23 yet, I have been very busy today. Well here it is: '22 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!'
      This is as it should be for every Christian. To live is to worship Christ, and to die is to gain heaven. We all want to live on earth and teach others the Good News, but also want to leave and be in heaven with Jesus. These are desires we all have. We want both. BUT if we take a peek at verse 23---
'23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;'
      We all understand that feeling. And of course it is BY FAR better to be with Jesus. But we have a duty to the people of this earth. We must show them the Gift God has given. We have to go out and  evangelize. It's OUR duty. The Christian's. Not the Muslim, or Islam, or Buddhist. Ours. So go out there. And do what we as Christians, Children of God, are called to do. :)

--- Tilly

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Family Church

Going to church is always important for many reasons. As the body of Christ, we need to gather together with fellow believer, worship the Lord, and learn all we can about Him. Then we will be well equip to tell others or bring them to church. But, there are those days when we get lazy or sick and cannot make it to church. There is still a way to have church. Have it at home with your family. We do this whenever we miss church, or sometime in addition to church. It is easy too. You can sing a few songs, someone can share a verse or two, and then you can read a devotion or Bible story. Even check online for sermons posted by your church or another. This is a great way to bond with family and be able to share your spiritual thoughts.
Try this sometime, maybe you'll like it!
-Aria

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ways to Worship

Praising God is important for Christians today. It is a way to stay connected with God and other Christians. We all come together to worship our King. This is a good way to help uphold you personal relationship with Him. Some people though, have a hard time finding ways to worship, so I made a list:

1. Pray. Prayer is worship because you are talking to God which shows your relationship.

2. Bible Reading. Reading the Word of God connects you with His plan for your life and can give you hope and assurance in times when you doubt.

3. Sing. God loves to hear you sing praises to Him ans shout His name. It is like saying "I appreciate and love you" to the Lord.

4. Dance or Play Instruments. God gives everyone talents and He wants you to use them for His glory.

5. Write or do Art. This is another way to express your love for Him.

6. Kindness. Acting kindly toward others, even when it is hard, brings a smile to our Lord's face.

7. Share. Share the Word of God. This is great because the more saved, the better.

Now no one has an excuse to not worship.
-Aria

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Coolness Factor

Have you ever done something because you thought it was cool? Or, have you ever refused something or hidden something because you feared it was not cool enough? Well, believe it or not we all have. If you have crazy dress days at school, but instead of dressing crazily, you wear a brand new outfit, or dress differently to match your friends and make everyone else feel uncool. What about coffee, do all of your friends drink coffee except you? Do you bring your wear or hot chocolate out paces in a coffee cup? Or another could be grades. Are you the braniac flunking to fit in? Or, do you struggle with grades and lie about having to go to tutoring or seek outside help? Most of us have either experienced theses situations or one of the many others that are possible. This is all because of what I call the coolness factor. Everyone wants to fit in and be liked, especially by those who the world claims as "popular" and "cool". No one enjoys feeling left out or looked down upon. But, there is away to feel good about who you are without having to feel "cool". If you are a follower of Christ, you should want to stand out. What the world says is in, God probably looks at with a disappointed face. He doesn't want us to conform to what the world wants. God wants us to be like Him, and He does not blend in. So stand out and be the beautifully talented person God designed you to be! And here is a tip; a loop hole to the coolness factor. This probably will go against everything those in the "in" crowd are all about. If you stand out for Christ, you won't have to worry about being liked because you will be outstanding. That's right. Do not look like everyone else, or blend in with the crowd. Stand out, to be outstanding!!!
-Aria

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LUCK???

Have you ever had something happen to you and had a friend say, "Wow, you had good luck!" Well, everything that happens, to you and everyone else, is from God. Nothing happens by chance, everything is from His plan. i have heard it said that if you believe in luck so strong that can do something with a slim chance of happening, you might as well just believe that God did it. So many people say that their was this really strong luck that did something unbelievable that is very rare. But, wouldn't it just be easier to say that God did it. I do not believe in luck because I believe that God can do anything, so why would we even need luck. If God can and does everything that happens, then why even bother to say that it was by chance!
Remember, when you think you are lucky, think again and know that you are blessed, not lucky.
-Aria

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prayer Requests

Ok everyone, listen close. We, as Christians, need to pray for others. I have decided to make a prayer list. You can email us at tmgwcblog@gmail.com and send us prayer requests or stories in your life. If you would like, we could even share your request on the blog. We will only share it if you specify and we will email you, confirming if what you tell us is private or can be publically talked about. And, don't worry, we will not share your name; you do not even need to tell us your real name. We want to pray for you to have God bless your life and the lives of others around you, even if we do not know you.
Please keep on praying!
-Aria

sickness

This is the time of year when no one feels well. My mother just got over sickness. My teacher and classmates aren't feeling their best. Coughs and sniffles are everywhere. this is the time of year when all you want to do is curl up in your pajamas by the fire and watch television.
But, even through all the cold and sickness, we are God's messengers. Instead of shying away when you see people coughing and sniffling, you to them and use it as a teaching opportunity. God can help those who are sick and heal them. When they are home by themselves because they feel a little under the weather, they can come to know God as their friend that will always be with them, even through sickness.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Personalized Prayer

Lord I pray today that you would be with everyone and help them with what they are struggling with. Lord, I struggle with patience and I know others do as well. So, I ask that you give the world patience and help everyone. I ask that everyone's struggles could be submitted to you and that you would help them with all they need help with.
In Jesus' name we pray,
Amen.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Patience

There is always a good quality that you just don't have. Mine is patience. Just ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am not patient. Sometimes I am, but sometimes I am not. I really need help in that field. Patience is a good quality to have. So, tomorrow, I am going to pray for patience in the daily prayer, but you don't have to. If you struggle with something else, pray for that. My prayers are just designed to give you an idea. Remember, the praying is what matters!
-Aria

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Today's Prayer... February 19, 2011

Today I pray for strength.
Dear Lord,
sometimes we feel physically drained and we need You to help us carry on. But also, we can feel spiritually tired and weak. When we doubt ourselves and our faith, we can feel helpless and confused, like nothing is worth living for. And, if we have been dealing with those who do not believe and are difficult, we can feel exhausted. So, today I pray that Lord, You give us the strength to continue life and push through to please you.
In Jesus' name we pray,
Amen

Friday, February 18, 2011

30 hour famine

The 30 hour famine started at one o clock . I go to a Christian school and the church youth group there was doing this. The 3o hour famine is when you give up all food and all drinks except for juice and water for 30 hours. During that time, they go and do an outreach project, hang out and play with friends, and spend time with the Lord.Though I am not partaking in this event, I think this is a great way to focus on what is really important in life.
I hope this post gives you a new look on your personal devotion with the Lord and how grateful you are for everything you are blessed with.
- Aria

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today's Prayer... February 18, 2011

Today's prayer is for gratefulness.
Dear Lord,
We want to come before you with praise for all of your mighty deeds. You are the ruler over all of Heaven and Earth. We know we are sinners and we confess that even in the midst of our beliefs, we still do wrong. Thank you for looking out for us everyday and having a plan to direct our lives. Today we come to you with the request for gratefulness. It is often that we only think of what others can do for us and we forget to be grateful for all that others have already done. We sometimes get so wrapped up in what we want and never stop to be grateful for what you have provided us with. So, we ask for You to open our hearts and help us to better remember to be grateful for everything.
In Jesus' name we pray,
Amen.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Today's Prayer

Everyday we pray, but we don't always remember to thank the Lord, or sometimes we forget to tell Him how awesome He is. Other times, we only pray for ourselves or our needs. We can sometimes forget about the people around us or qualities we lack. Everyday, it is my goal to post a prayer. I want to be reminded everyday of the people around me and God's great deeds, and not just my physical lacking. Tomorrow I will start!
May the Lord bless you today!
Aria

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day

Hey everybody! wow, it's been a long time since I posted, so i have a lot to say. But, for this one post, I'll keep this short and sweet.
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. It is a time to tell those close to you how much you love them. It is also a time to thank the Lord and tell Him how much you love Him as well. He is the one who gives everything and unconditionally loves everyone.
So remember, as we celebrate Valentine's Day with our loved ones, remember that God is the one who loves always!

Happy Valentine's Day, Aria

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mission Everyone

 Hey everyone! My mom knows this woman who's daughter is doing Mission Everyone. I hope you all go and visit it the website is: www.missioneveryone.blogspot.com . Please, go and participate in it!

    Thanks,
         Tilly Ocean

Friday, January 21, 2011

Psalm 7:2

These verses totally go with our lives.... its like this,
without God we would so be dead. He is what gives us
strength. He protects us. For without Him we can do
nothing. How I love him so..."He gives me breath in the
morning, afternoon, and evening. He gives my heart the
beat that I feel in my chest as I run, chasing after Him..."
Like I said, I love Him for he gives me air to breathe and a beat for my tiny little thing we call heart. I also love Him because He loves me and gave me a second chance to Him.... Now, that is unfailing love... I mean think about it..... He gives us a tiny heart... I wonder how big His is... The awesome thing about His heart, and everyone's in heaven is that their hearts never fail to support them, some people die because of heart failure. " A Heart that never fails...." thats what I want, :) wouldn't that be, like, the BEST?! :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Depression Redeemed:

I was watching God TV and there was a testimony of a man who was so
very depressed his entire life, turns out he got prayed for and is
laughing at everything! I mean really!!! He has the joy of the
Lord!!!!! I blinked and there he was on TV almost crying from laughing
so hard! Jesus Christ can heal! Just like he did for that man! :)

~ Tilly

Saturday, January 1, 2011

OOPS!

 I am so sorry! I said 2012 on my posts when I meant 2011! I apologize all!