Faith

Calling All The World Changers!

calling-all-the-world-changersI live in a world where every 40 seconds, somebody takes their own life.

I live in a world where there have been 154 mass shootings this year, so far.

I live in a world where every hour, at least two people hear the words “you have cancer”.

I live in a world where 50 unborn children die every hour from abortion.

I live in a world where 160,000 teens skip school every day due to bullying.

I live in a world where there are nearly 210 million orphans waiting for a home.

I live in a world where 350 million people are fighting depression.

I live in a world where it’s normal to see another murder on the news.

I live in a world where 1.6 million people go into hospice in America every year.

I live in a world where $276 billion dollars is spent on drugs and alcohol in America.

I live in a world where 237 children go missing in America every single day.

I live in a world filled with hate.

I live in a world where people fight over silly things.

I live in a world filled with sad people. Lonely people. Hurting people.

I live in a world where every hour, 7 people are shot. 3 of them die.

I live in a world where a violent crime happens every 23.7 seconds in America.

Did you know that you live in that world, also?

Have you ever thought about that?

We live in a dark, sad and scary place. You might have just brushed these statistics over, but really think about them. Count to 40. One person. One soul. Dead, all because of lies being fed to them. As you are living and breathing, someone else is breathing their last breath. There are violent crimes and deaths and hate crimes happening at this very moment. Aren’t you sad? You might be scared or confused, but I just feel sad. And to think that the world is still continually going downhill. It’s a global epidemic. Let’s be the healing for this disease.

Something must change. This is our world, and we must do something. There is something that we can do to bring light to this dark place. We must do something. I must do something. The thing is, I cannot do it alone. I cannot change the world by myself, and neither can you. We must do it together. And with God. God can do anything we ask or imagine, and He feels great sorrow for His people as well. God gave us his power when he gave us His Holy Spirit. The same Holy Spirit, the very same power and might that raised Jesus from the grave. Can you imagine in your mind for a moment Jesus’ crucified body coming back to life? Can you see the power of the Holy Spirit breathing breath into his lifeless lungs? That is how much power God gave you and me to bring life and oxygen to a breathless earth. With God and others, we have such power. Such power that we can change the world.

Gandhi said to “be the change in you wish to see in the world.”

What change are you looking for? Embody that change. Breathe that change in everything you do. It will make such a difference. Be the person you needed when you were hurting. Be the person that could save someone’s life. You don’t know how much the difference of one word, one smile, one random act can speak to somebody who is hurting. Let’s be the revolution this world so desperately needs!

People are hurting, and we must do something. God gave us the power to change the world, and I personally believe I can. When I was like five-ish I wanted to change the world and that has stuck with me ever since. Changing the world is my mission, my passion. Somedays I feel so motivated, but I feel like I didn’t do anything, or I can’t do anything. 8 billion people live here after all. 8 billion people who God created, God, loves and who needs to feel the power of God. Friends, let’s start here. You don’t have to go far and wide to change the world. A lot of my statistics I just wrote from America, and most of my readers probably live in America.  We can change the world by just affecting one person. Like a sort of domino effect. Let’s start by changing our families, our neighborhood, our city, our country, and our world. Let’s be the light this dark world needs. And if other people will join me, many tiny lights can make one big light.

Calling all the world-changers. Don’t just skim through this blog post. I want you to get off your butts now, and start changing the world. Let’s start changing the world one person at a time. I can’t do it by myself. People are hurting. People are lonely. You aren’t too young, too old, too poor, too sick, too anything. God made you for world-changing.  Will you join me?

Philosophically saying, nothing is impossible. This truly speaks truth when you add God to the equation. God makes the impossible possible. So, let’s go change the world.

Live for real. If today was your last, what would you do? Today could be your last, now how do you feel? Live. Go tell others about Jesus. Step outside your comfort zone. Smile. Be a good friend. You might be the only Jesus somebody sees in their life. Let the same Holy Spirit who overcame death help you to overcome the world. Breathe life into this dead earth. Nothing is impossible. WE CAN DO IT!! Together! Let’s be the light this world so desperately needs.

There’s no turning back. Our mission starts NOW. Now is the only time we have. Starting in 3..2..1…

Let’s go change the world!

“You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?”

 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

In Christ,

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Faith, Prayer, Your Walk With God

Who Is Your Master?

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Who is your master?

Think about this question for a few moments and write down the first few words that come to your mind on a sticky note or a piece of scrap paper. Probably God, maybe some earthly authorities (like teachers and parents), right?

But is God really your master?

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24

So… you can’t serve two masters. Makes sense, right?

But that last sentence there – you can’t serve both God and money. Since when is money a master? When we say master, what do we really mean? Let’s just go with the definition of master; that means that a master is someone who has authority. This implies that a master doesn’t have to be a person – it can be a thing, too! For example, your master could be money. It could be relationships, friends, good grades, fun, or beauty. Your master is whatever comes first, whatever is most important to you, and whatever helps you decide what to do whenever you have a choice.

Wow! I know that sure changes what I wrote down on my sticky note at the beginning. To be honest, a lot of things come before God for me. Some of these things are really good – like pursuing relationships with god-honoring friends or getting good grades. But no matter what, God should always come first – even before those good things.

Take a moment and write down what comes before God for you – maybe the excuses you have in the morning to not sit down and read your bible or pray or the excuses you make when you sleepover with a friend on Saturday night and forfeit church for time with a friend. And please, be honest. You don’t have to share this paper with anyone, so put everything that comes before God. Everything! And if you’re even just a teeny bit like me, you have a lot of things on your list. Now, don’t just go eliminating all these things from your life; relationships with godly friends are rewarding, and good grades are important! Just remember that God comes first.

I know that this is SO hard to do and I totally have trouble with this. If you need prayer about this (or anything, really) please let us know! The YLFC team will gladly pray for you (we pray for you already, but it’s even better if we have a name and a prayer request too!).Christina

Comparison, Faith, Sin, Your Walk With God

Behind the Curtain

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Are you a Christian?

Do you see yourself as a good person?

Do others see you as a good person?

Now the answers to these questions are good and all…but that’s not what I want to talk about today.

I don’t want to talk about the things that others see in your life, but the things that they don’t see.

I want to talk about your life Behind the Curtain.

The main question I want you to ponder on this week and after reading this is:

Does God see you like your friends and church family see you?

We may have what seems to be a perfect life to those around us, but what are we hiding?

  1. Are you saying words you don’t need to be saying when you’re not at church?
  2. Are you looking at things on the internet you shouldn’t be looking at when your parents aren’t around?
  3. Are you hanging out with people you don’t need to be hanging with when you don’t have bible study?

You might thing your life is perfect and tidy on the outside, but what about behind the curtain?

What about the things that people don’t see? The things that your parents don’t see? The things that your youth pastor doesn’t see? Are you doing things in your life that you wouldn’t want someone to see?

Well guess what?

God sees everything you do.

  1. And if you don’t want your parents to see, then I bet you don’t want God to see.
  2. If you don’t want your pastor to hear about what you’re really like, then I’m sure you don’t want God to hear.
  3. If you don’t want your best friend to know what you’re up to, then you probably don’t want God to either.

But he already sees, hears, and knows about everything you do.

God knows who you are, what you’ve done, the things you’ve lied about, people you’ve yelled at, and the words you’ve said. He knows it all. But he still loves you. 

I want to list just a few reasons – and verses – why you don’t want that dirty life behind the curtain.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2 (KJV)

  • God doesn’t want us to be like the world. He wants us to be who he made us to be. He wants us to prove what is that good, acceptable and perfect will of God. So we need to stop living how we don’t want others to see and start being the person that we say we are.
  • We don’t have to always be perfect, but we don’t want to be living a double life.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  • We should trust God with all our heart.
  1. Even the part that doesn’t want to behave like he wants.
  2. Even the part that wants to do things we know are wrong so that we can be accepted into this world.
  • We need to acknowledge God in all our ways, not just the ways that our pastor sees when we’re at church, but the ones that the unbeliever sees when their on the street watching you and your friend hang out.

In conclusion,

  1. Don’t forget that God watches your every step.
    He knows what you’re up to no matter how sneaky you try to be. He sees your every move. But he is quick to forgive. He still loves us when we wrong him. And he is always wanting us to turn back to him.
  2. Don’t let who others don’t see be any different than the who they do see.
    If your life behind the curtain needs a little work, pray and read your bible.Or talk to an adult or peer who can pray for you and help you through. I promise you’re not alone in this!
  3. God will help you be who he wants you to be.

Love you guys, and have a great week!!!

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