Hey guys! Here's a little poem for your weekend. I hope you enjoy it, and don't forget to go like Red Ink on Facebook!
Hi everybody! So today (Sunday, August 16, 2015) was Communion Sunday at my church, and this is what was on my heart. I hope it's encouragement to you. As always, don't forget to share on Facebook and tell me what you think in the comments below.
Believe that I say I am who I am; I can do what I say I can. I believe in you.
<3 Have a great week!
"8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." - Romans 5:8 (NLT)
" This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
" God replied to Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.'" - Exodus 3:14 (NLT)
"13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13 (NLT)
Everything just seems so complicated. There are so, so many possibilities and paths to choose from right now. And I'm told that it doesn't it doesn't get any easier as I age.
Age. Yikes. I'm 16. That's young. I think. So why am I contemplating the intricacies of my personality and dissecting every decision I make?
What if *insert terrifying and annoying outcome here*? But what if doing what I want is okay?
I'm not at all suggesting I send sternly-worded texts (texting...oh the days) to everyone who insists that Camp Rock isn't in a top 10 DCOM (even though IT IS).
I mean, what if wanting to stay home to eat cookies and binge-read Peony blogs is okay?
Most of us don't own never-empty jars like the widow at Zarephath (1 Kings 17; helped Elijah) or the poor widow (2 Kings 4; helped by Elisha). And our hearts are the same way. We can only give so much of ourselves before we burn-out.
So instead of waiting for that day when getting out of bed is not only a struggle with our minds, but with our hearts, let's take a break.
Yes, the world needs incredibly social and caring people like you, but you don't need to sacrifice your sanity and health for it. And plus, you'll be more helpful after an episode (...or five...) of Psych or Gilmore Girls or whatever your preferred poison happens to be. Even if it's just for a little while (and always temporarily), try and be a little more selfish; at the end of the day, this is more helpful.
Just be sure not to pick a break-activity that is actually poisonous to any part of your health. Counter productivity - :/.
Something great is coming; just you wait. You'll know when you see it, when you feel it.
Keep moving. Keep pushing. It seems like the desert now, and it may very well be. But just as the past is not today, the future isn't either. You never know, tomorrow could be the day when life breaks through this solid ground.
Sing this verse of hope "just one more time".
I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do! Don't forget to comment and share!