Concordia Youth :: Faith :: Don't Quote Me :: Choose Your Own Adventure
Redeemed by Christ, wife, daughter, sister, a mommy, homemaker, crafter, quilter, web designer, do-it-yourselfer, a bit of a world traveller, website bookmark junkie. I have a hard time throwing away stuff- there is always some way to reuse it, right? Trying to figure out the meal planning... house cleaning... raising wee ones in the faith... the mother and wife thing at the same time. I am blessed and hope to be a blessing to others. I am eager for others to know the hope that I have in Jesus.
Made alive in Christ...
Adventures in Odyssey
Most people believe that money brings happiness, so they always want more of it. But money does not bring happiness. Money and the things that money can buy do not produce the good life. The good life is found in a relationship with Jesus and in using what God has given us to build His kingdom. Through the working of the Holy Spirit, we will hold the things of this world loosely and focus on things that are eternal. (PK- www.conqueringcancerthroughfaithinchrist.com)
Stewardship Thought for the Week
In every church, there are people who continually rise to the occasion to get the work done. Although God calls each of us to follow and serve Him, many of us are much more concerned about our own lives and goals than assisting in the Lord's work. If we focus on "I, me, mine, and myself," we take care of "number one" to the exclusion of helping and serving. In our prayers, we should be asking God to grant us hearts that want to serve, and we should be asking Him, "What do You want to achieve through me today?" (PK- www.conqueringcancerthroughfaithinchrist.com)
"Anyone can carry his burden, however heavy, until nightfall.
Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.
Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.
And this is all that life really means."
Robert Louis Stevenson
Take therefore no thought for the morrow... (Matthew 6:34)
Give us this day our daily bread. (Matthew 6:11)
...As thy days, so thy strength shall be. (Deuteronomy 33:25)
I found this today as I was looking through my photo albums. I wrote this down while on Youth Encounter. The theme that year was Calm the Storm- based off of Luke 8:22-25. The Luke's account reads as follows:
One day Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
I was having plenty of "storms" that year on team. I quailed in the presence of them. I ran to God asking him to rescue me, fearing that I would be overcome. How silly I am, just like the disciples. Where is my faith? I ran to God and told him how big this storm was that I was dealing with. Ha! As if he didn't know. He knows, he always knows. And yet, he wants me to come and to tell him my storms. He cares and understands. But then he wants to tell and remind me of a few things too. I am His child. I am his and he is mine. He created the universe. He created you and me. He has conquered my sin- as well as the sin of the WHOLE world. He defeated the devil and all his demons thru the death and resurrection of his son. My eternal destination is sealed. Nothing can separate me from him. He is in control. No problem is too big for him... and while I remain in him and trust in his word- those problems have no real threat. So I can stand in the face of torrents, I can turn to them instead of cowering and say- "Let me tell you about my God and why you have no power over me..."
God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but our standard of giving.