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(6-13-05) Something y'all should know: It breaks my heart the things people say in reviews, the way they dishonor me, God, and everybody out there who stands for Him. Know that it hurts. You got me. Mission accomplished. You made the Christian cry. Congratulations. 'Cause that's all you wanted to do, right? Point out that I "suck" and that you know everything? Right? 'Cause that is all you've done: upset me and maybe a few others like me. But I stand on a Solid Rock, and it doesn't crumble under pressure or crossfire. I'd like to see YOU have confidence like that. Talk all you want. It won't phase my faith and it doesn't make God any less real.
~~~ NUMBER ONE PRIORITY ~~~
Do you know if you're going to Heaven when you die? If you're not sure, or even if you think you've got a logical idea, PLEASE read on.
The Bible says that there is bad news and good news. The bad news is, you are a sinner. ". . .For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
Let me explain this to you. When the Bible says we sin, it means we do things like lie, cheat, steal, hate, lust, etc. The word "sin" means "to miss the mark." When we sin, we miss the mark of God's perfect standard. Here's a way to make it clearer. Let's say you and I went to the Grand Canyon. Let's say we both picked up a rock and tried to throw it aaalll the way across. You might get it farther than I, or I might get it farther than you, butneither of us will make it. In the same way, you may sin more than I, or I may sin more than you, butneither of us will make the cut. Nobody in the whole world will make the cut. We all miss God's mark.
The other bad news (stay tuned, there's good news ahead) is that the penalty for sin is death. ". . .For the wages of sin is death. . ." (Romans 6:23)
Let's say you came to work for me today, and I paid you 50. 50 would be your wages. 50 would be what you earned by working for me. In the same way, we earn death when we sin. Eternity in Hell is ourwages for sin.
BUT BECAUSE THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TO SAVE OURSELVES, GOD HAS PROVIDED THE ONLY WAY!
Here's the GOOD NEWS! Christ died for you! Jesus died for you! "For God demonstrates His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
Here: let's just say (and don't take offence) that you were on trial for murder, and the judged sentenced you to death. Let's say I convinced the judge to let me go to death row instead of you. I would die in your place, as your substitute, acceptingyour punishment foryour crime. Jesus Christ did the very same thing for us. We earned death just like you would've earned it, but Christ went to the cross and died in our place, as our substitute, acceptingour punishment for our sin! And then, He rose from the grave on the third day after, conquering sin, death, and Satan!
And there's more good news!You can be saved bygrace through faith. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
It's like this. Grace is a word that means "undeserved favor." "Saved" means "delivered from the penalty of sin," and "faith" means "trust." Now, when you're fixin' to sit down in a chair, do you knock it around for a second to make sure it's strong enough to sit down in? No! You just sit down! Youtrust that the chair will hold you up. You have faith in the chair. In that same way, we can trust, have faith, in the salvation God will offer us. Salvation is free. It's a gift. You don'thave to earn it. Youcan't earn it. You don't have to go to church, be baptized, or be a good person (though all of them are nice things) to be saved. You just have to ACCEPT the gift! That's all! Just accept it!
Okay, I'm getting longwinded, but do you wanna accept it? If you do, you can pray this prayer I'm about to type out. You can tell God that you trust Him for your salvation and admit your sin and commit your life to Him right now. But just know, it's not the prayer that saves you. It's the belief! It's thefaith (remember? Faith!) that will save you. Just put your trust in Him as you pray this prayer:
Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I know I've done bad things, things that did not honor You. I believe that Your Son Jesus died on the cross for me and rose from the dead. Thank You for the gift of salvation, because I know it is the only way to Heaven, the only way to be near to You, and You are just freely giving it to me despite the sufferage You had to watch Your Son go through. Help me commit my life to You right now. I pray all of this in Jesus's Name. Amen.
AND ONE MORE THING. Just know, guys, that Jesus really IS the only way. Corinthians 8:6 says, "Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live."
~~~ ABOUT ME, KRAZIE4CHRIST ~~~
I'm basically just a relatively nerdy, dorky, silly, goofy fifteen-year-old girl. I'mtotally into God, in a freakish way. I think it's awesome. Sometimes being a freak isn't a bad thing. :)
Anyway, Ilove volleyball. I'm also into cheerleading, as long as it's done correctly and tastefully. I used to be a big book-reader, but now I've become more of the sit-around-the-house, play-video-games, write-stories, play-my-guitar kind of girl. But I do tend to spend a lot of time with friends, and also with my brother. (we sort of share friends, lol)
I love music. My favorite bands tend to stick to groups like Relient K, FM Static, Hawk Nelson, Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Switchfoot. I alsolove country music. I'm a huge fan of Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Martina McBride, Reba Macintire, and Rascal Flatts. I'm currently learning guitar on my Yamaha acoustic, but just got my new electric, abeautiful sunburst Fender Stratocaster. I LOVE THEM!
As for video games, I'm ashamed to say I play them on a regular basis, and as if this isn't enough, I also write stories about them. Ha, ha, actually, I use the games as a foundation to build a plot on, and think of it as practice so that one day I can become a novelist or something. I love to play Harvest Moon, and own HM 64, FoMT, and AWL. I also like Animal Crossing. I'm obviously an RPG player, but I also like sports games like Beach Spikers and 1080 and even like, Super Smash Brothers and stuff. Oh, and I love old school multiplayer games like James Bond and Mario Kart and Mario Party. I've played the Zelda games (some of them...OOT, MM, and WW) and love them. They're just so much fun.
I love movies. What would I do without them? I think Win a Date with Tad Hamilton has taken Never Been Kissed's place as my favorite movie ever. I'm also a fan of Freaky Friday, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cheaper by the Dozen, and all kinds of Disney movies. I'm addicted to shows like Alias, Summerland, and Reba. Oh, and I am in love with Fillmore! It's so cool! Well, this was supposed to be short, but I guess I just forgot how interesting I am. Ha, ha... yeah right.
~~~ FAN FICTION ~~~
A Million Pink Roses-=- A Harvest Moon story. Karen's had a hard life, frought with let-downs, set-backs, and heart-breaks of every size, shape, and color. After seventeen years of disappointment and failure, she is certain that the world has turned against her, the Flowerbud Goddess is a silly fairy-tale, and love has given up on her. But now, even after the tragic death of a beloved grandfather-figure and the coming of a replacement, things are starting to look up for Karen. She finds she may have found the love of her life in the vineyard hired hand, that her friendship with the neighboring farm girl is blossoming into a sisterhood, and that life in Flowerbud is not so bad after all. But she's still got much more to learn. Is Kai really the one for her? What about Jack, and this new lifestyle he's toted into the Village? Could Karen open her heart to a God who loves her? I JUST POSTED CHAPTER 25! I know, you can't believe I actually updated:)
Love and Loss-=- This fic was inspired by Gone with the Wind, and though the two will have much in common, I wouldn't expect them to be exactly alike. I don't know if I can summarize it all that well. It's complicated. It's going to be extremely romantic and probably overly dramatic. I'm gonna try and make it superly sad. I wanna make myself cry when I write it. I just posted Chapter Four! It's my favorite one so far. =)
Love, Just a Memory-=- Ephraim, the new farmer in Forget-Me-Not Valley, and Celia, resident of a local produce farm, were sure of their love for one another when a foreign attraction tears them apart. On one hand, their relationship has ended, but on the other, the two still grasp the hope that things can be patched up. Shortly after the unsettling break-up, Ephraim and Celia remember the days of happy togetherness. I'm just revamping this story, posting it one chapter at a time. There were some things that needed to be righted, so now that they have been, I'm going to try and keep up with it.
A Distant Happiness-=- My newest fic...It's really serious and sad, about Ann, and based on Friends of Mineral Town. I personally think it's the best I've written. I've written quite a bit of it, but all as one deal, but it's so long I have to split it up into chapters. Chapter Three is now up!
~~~ PRAISE-WORTHY FANFICTION AUTHORS ~~~
I've got enormous loads of praise to bestow upon the few of you that have truly touched my heart and tickled my ribs in your writing, and have decided to give some individual shout-out type of things.
HARVESTBOY2001 - Well, this guy's just great. He's young (older than me, but still young) but mature. He's got an apparent, enviable closeness to God that constantly rouses my spirit. I don't know that I'll forget his Christian Harvest Moon stories, the first ever, any time soon.
LYNDSEY ROSE - An absolutely incredible author and person, from what I can see. Her writing is completely breathtaking, with her flowing sentences and words and believable dialogue. I'd nearly die to have skills like hers. I just can't help but aspire to become such a wonderful person/author as she appears to be.
RED SONIC - This guy is just awesome. He knows his stuff. It's just unbelievable to me how he can write the way he does. He can write a more-than-decent Christian story without being "preachy" or "pushy." I don't think you understand! He's SO good! I admire him SO much. "Top notch" writing, RS! Lol!
ANIME26ANGEL - Though her updates are few, her chapters are worth it! I love her ideas and her style! She's always got something new and romantic up her sleeve. Her stories make me cry, laugh, smile, and sniffle, sometimes all in one glorious chapter! I just can't get enough of her stuff!
~~~ UNTIL NEXT TIME ~~~
James 1:12, "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trail, because when he has stood the test, the will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
And Psalm 100, "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasutre. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."
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