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.


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.

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