I was talking to a friend, and we were talking about the future...college, summer jobs, and everything that goes along with growing up, making decisions on our own, and having more responsibilities. She was saying that she was confused, and didn't know what she was going to do, and she thought that she did, AND now she doesn't so...NOW WHAT?? She said that she could do only ONE thing-pray to God, and ask for guidance, and she knew that is she did this, she would feel at peace.
I have been in this this same situation...many times. I know the feeling, and it isn't a good one. In fact, it is a bit stressful. And no one likes to feel stressed (if you know someone that does, let me know!!). As Christians, it is a great comfort to know that we don't have to worry about our futures, and that He is in control of everything. If we were to die in two minutes, or tomorrow, or in a week, or years down the road, we don't have to worry about it, because it is God's will, and He holds the universe in His hands. If everything that we had ever wanted to do with out lives turned out to be the opposite of what God want, and he leads you somewhere else, it doesn't matter, because God has a bigger plan, and a better plan that is going to be perfect, and amazing beyond our comprehension.
If you are in that place today - the kind of place that my friend, and I were at not too long ago, I am going to give you the best advise that anyone can give you. Go to the Lord in prayer, trust that He can do bigger things then you could ever imagine, and leave everything at His feet. And, as my friend Brandon (the same Brandon that I posted about a few days ago) said to me a couple weeks ago, "have the mind set that you want what God wants", tell Him that, and He will give the peace that passes all understanding. But in order for Him to give you that peace, you really have to mean it in your heart.....you have to leave, literally, EVERYTHING at His feet, and let Him be in control. If you do that, you WILL have peace, and God will bless you.
I hope that this is an encouragement to you, and that it is a reminder of our great God, and what He can do!! =)
Because of His grace,
Philippians 4:6,7 "Be anxious for nothing,but in all things, by prayer, and supplication, make your requests know to God. And the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts, and minds in Christ Jesus."
I have a prayer request that I was hoping that y'all would pray for!! My friend, Elora, got in a car accident on Saturday, and they thought that she had a few broken ribs, but it turned out that they were only bruised. So that is a praise, but she hasn't been coming to school because she is really sore. Just pray that she will recover quickly, and that she wouldn't be in too much pain.
And one other thing...me other friend, Melissa, tore her acl playing basketball. This happened about 2 weeks ago, and she is still in some pain, and isn't healing as fast as they thought that she would. She is pretty frustrated, because now she can't play basketball, and so please just pray that the pain will subside, and that she would heal faster.
Thanks for your guys' prayers...I know that they would appreciate them greatly!! =)
Just wanted to let everyone know that we are pushing our send out date back to March 5, 2012. This will give us more time to spread the word about Voices of the Innocent. Also, if you are just now learning about this project, I’m hoping it will give you enough time to write and edit your pro-life letter.
Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires of your heart.
I hope that this verse encourages you!! It is one of my favorites, and it encourages me every day!! =) If you have favorite verses that encourages you, and you would like to encourage others, please share!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! It's hard to believe that the holiday season is over, and that we are now in 2012. Where does time go? Pretty soon, February 14 will bere....and I hope that when it does come, you will be sending a pro-life letter to USA TODAY. Have you prayed about sending a letter? I hope so! I really hope that God will lead enough people to be part of this so that we can leave an impression on the newspaper's staff and readers.
I have a challenge for y'all. I'm asking each and everyone of you who is reading this post to tell 2 friends about Voices of the Innocent and our mission. Give them our blog link. Tell them about our Facebook page. Ask them to write a letter. Then, ask them to tell 2 of their friends about V.O.T.I and have their friends tell 2 of their friends...see where I'm going with this? Think of all the people we could reach if we did! Please consider accepting this challenge...and if you do, please let me know! Feel free to comment or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org).