onsdag 14. mai 2014

I love God!

I am so thankful that I have God in my life, I have never felt the amount of love I do now, and that's His work! It feels so amazing to be in His love and feeling love, and spreading love.

Today my cousin was at our house and as kids we would fight as siblings, but as we have both grown up (he is 16, I think) we don't really fight anymore, but I still consider him a brother in many ways. I did not know that he would come, but I was really happy to see him, as it's been a while. And I remembered that he is going to start a school that doesn't have a very good reputation, and I also know that there has been rumors of drugs being there.

What's interesting that this popped into my mind is because at Youth Group we had a visit from a previous drug-user who spoke about how it was and why we should never ever try drugs and about how he used to be maybe the dangerous people in Norway, but was changed completely by Jesus! His testimony is amazing, but- on to the point. He has written a lot of books, one of them that's about drugs, and so I bought that one (and the rest of his books), but when I saw my cousin, who I really care about, I thought that he probably needs it more than me.

Now, don't get me wrong. I know he is smart, and that he probably wouldn't get into drugs, but I didn't want to risk anything because I know how bad peer pressure can be and because I know the reputation of his future school. So I asked if he liked reading, which he didn't really, but I said that I thought he might like the book and that it was about drugs. I also clarified that I don't think he would try drugs, but that if he is ever tempted then he has read the book and know what it will lead to.
This is not something I would've done before, because I didn't really have Christ that prominent in my life, but I am learning to put others before myself, and because I had heard the author speak about it, I already knew his story so I thought that my cousin would probably get more out of the book, if he decides to read it.

After I had given him the book, I decided I wanted to go to bed. So I gave my mum a hug, and told her I loved her (I do this every night though) and then I questioned if I should do the same to my cousin and my step-dad, and I decided that I would give them a hug and tell them I loved them to.
And it felt so good to do that!

Spreading love and showing that you love someone is an amazing feeling, and I encourage everyone to tell the people that you love that, well... You love them. It'll probably make their day better and make them feel loved and appriciated.

søndag 4. mai 2014

"Today is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!" Psalm 118:24

Today is one of these days where I am rejoicing and being glad because of what the Lord has made.
Today I was blessed by getting to witness 4 teenagers from the church where I go get confimated.
The confirmants themselves played a big part in today's service, and it was so amazing to see. 

They had two small plays for us. 
One was about how you needed a "ticket" to get into Heaven, and that that "ticket" was Jesus Christ and having accepted Him into your life and as your savior, and that no matter how good you were (by your own and the worlds standard) you could not be let into Heaven without Jesus.

The second one was about being sad and feeling down, and not knowing why, and about how you should ask Jesus to be a part of your life and that you would feel better and that your life would change for the better by accepting Him, and inviting Him into your life.

They also talked about the fruits of the Spirit, which are, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control (you can find this in Galathians 5:22-23). Some of the things they spoke about (they had made a tree, and put cutouts of fruit on it and written the words of the fruit of the Spirit on it, so creative!) were love and faithfulness, and each person said what that was to them, and when the girl that spoke about faithfulness she said something along the lines of "when I think of faithfulness I think of good friends, family and God. About someone who loves you no matter what and who never leaves you, even if you do something wrong" and my heart was filled with joy. The other confirmants also had really good things to say, but the faithfullness one really stuck with me.

I am so proud of them, they are such amazing people. I find so much joy in being around them, and I hope that with the time to come, they grow even closer to God. I pray that they seek Him all day, every day, because He will surely bless them.

The pastor also talked about the Good Shepherd and how Jesus wants to be your friend, and that nothing can separate you from His love.

So Thank You, God for blessing me with so much more than I deserve.