January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018
Matthew 7:13-14 "You can enter God's kingdom only through the narrow gate.  The highway to Hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.  But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few find it."

Hey everyone! Happy New Year!
It has been over three months since I made a devotional and I have no excuse for that.
The only thing I have close to an excuse is that junior year seems to be crushing me.

The weight of homework and pressure to do SAT and PSAT things and the pressure to be a good Christian girl and the pressure of the play for my school I am a part of are all crushing me.

And that's the only excuse I have.
I have struggled in my mind and heart the last few months.
Wrestled with ideas and beliefs and friends who believe very differently from me.
I have wrestled with what on earth to write about in my devotionals and the motivation to sit down and get one written for even just one per…

October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017
Psalm 55:1-3
"Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught because of what the enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger."

So many thoughts are boiling around in my head the past few months. So many new ideas and things I'm trying to comprehend all at once.
I'm currently in a philosophy class at my high school, and already, I have gotten so flustered over a few of the topics we have discussed. 
Predestination/Predetermination, morals, is there a God?
The main reason I continually am becoming flustered is because I am not sure how on earth to respond to the kinds of things that are being said in class about these topics.  Of COURSE, there is a God.  Of course, He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving. 
But how do I explain my crazy jumbled thoughts to a class where so many kids are going to rebut my b…

August 2, 2017

It's been TOO LONG...
1 Samuel 18:1, 3-4
I just came back from Jenness Park Christian Camp last week, and I learned a lot. A lot more than I feel I can share in one devotional.  The theme for this year was: Convergence; Two Paths; Choose One. It was such an amazing, wonderful experience this year (and every year I go to Jenness Park)! 
There are too many devotionals I've missed in the past two months, and I'm sorry, from the bottom of my heart, for that.  But tonight, I'm going to talk about one day in particular from my Bible Study in which we talked about how important friends are.
The first part of this devotional comes from 1 Samuel chapter 18.  In this passage, it's talking about Jonathan and David.  Jonathan made a covenant with David.
Covenant- Promise or agreement It says in verse one of this passage that "After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself."  Then in verse three, "…

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017
1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
It has been WAY too long since I last wrote on my blog, and for that, I am genuinely sorry. If you all could please pray for me to continue these devotionals, I could really use some strength.
I have always, always, ALWAYS admired love, and the way that God shows love to us, and the way we show love to others. Everywhere I look, I see God's love.  Sometimes, we really don't understand how what He is doing, is loving us.  But, we have to have faith, because we are a part of something so big and miraculous; something we don't see or understand; something SO MUCH BIGGER than us.
God shows love to us in beautiful, mysterious ways.  How do we not notice? The trees, the sky, the wind.  The oceans, the mountains, the grass. God loves us so much that He gave us all of this wonder and beauty, in hope…

April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

Hey everyone! I just wanted to apologize for the lack of content since around the beginning of April.
I realize I have been slacking off on my devotionals, and it really does hurt to say that. Maybe daily is a bit too much for me right now. I am NOT going to quit this blog, EVER. But I think right now, seeing as it is getting to the end of the school year, daily devotionals are getting harder to write.  I will continue to push through and do as many as possible, for God, for me, and for all of you.
Some of you out there may be needing these devotionals, so I'm sincerely sorry for slacking off. Just know that this blog will not cease to exist. I'll still be here, posting whenever I can!
I hope you all are enjoying Spring Break! I sure am. Easter was a blast! I went to see Case for Christ on Easter with my family, and I very much recommend it. I'm praying for all of you.
I request that you all pray for me as well, to stay on FIRE for God, and for these devoti…

April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017

Hebrews 12:14 "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."
My ultimate New Years Resolution for this year and every year forward is to make an impact, and through the impact, show the Lord to every person possible.
I had a teacher in seventh grade.  Her name was Cynthia James. She was my science teacher that year and she was really amazing.  I don't mean about science, even though she was really good at teaching that too (I remember learning about genetics a little bit using Spongebob Squarepants tables and such).  She was fun, but she was more than that. She was always talking about being a "peacemaker."  Always. That's the number one thing she would say to us, "Be a peacemaker." She taught me a lot. At that school, that year, and the year afterward, was hard.  I found that I was one of the only Christian girls in my grade level, and the others who were Christians ki…

April 5, 2017

April 5, 2017

Romans 12:1 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God- this is your true and proper worship."
What is worship to you?
Clapping during a fun song during church? Singing to the hymns in Bible class? Making sure your hands are folded and eyes closed during prayer in Sunday School? Making sure you read your Bible at least on Sundays and Wednesdays?
Those are all well and good, but God says that the only true and proper worship is to offer your bodies as a "living sacrifice." Reading your Bible once or twice a week isn't what God is asking for from you. He wants more. He wants you to come as you are. Just be completely open and vulnerable with Him. With your scars and your bruises. He wants you to pick up your cross. Follow Him.  What does that even mean?
It means that you give everything that you have to God, not just a little bit. In the story of Cai…