We’re back! Thank you for staying with us. It has been a long road to recovery. Some day I will post about it and share the pain. I can shout it through the roof WE’RE BACK, but first I apologize for the long silence. Your comments really encouraged me to continue. I momentarily forgot that sharing the issues would have helped everyone. This is the essence of the blog, teaching people most especially teenagers how to overcome challenges.
Back in school, for two years, I happened to have my room on the last floor. It was not always an easy task to climb especially when I had a very long day. Usually, I get my keys from the reception and start heading upstairs. I realized that I always held my key tightly in my hands. Suddenly, when I get to say the third floor, there’s this fear that the key will drop off my hands, I then unconsciously hold it tighter and closer to my hand, get to my room and enjoy the comfort of my room.
When you have a car, no matter how tired you are, you certainly will not throw the keys away, you would not say, “My hands hurt, so I have to throw you away”. Hmm, you’ll so be on your own when it’s time to go home. You need to understand that you have so many things on your inside that are of more worth and value than your key. You should hold onto them tightly; do not throw them away. If you think you can draw, start drawing, you think you can sing, start now, whatever you think you can do start doing it now.
Just the way you hold tightly to your keys and you don’t want to let them go until you are well settled inn, then, hold tightly those beautiful gifts He has put on your inside and watch the gift affect thousands and bring joy to God and you. Listen guys, if you think you can do anything and you are not doing it, it’s as simple as throwing the keys to your house or car into the ocean. Start now, hold what you have tight and watch your life become so beautiful.
Stuck in the Rut? Focus into your future.
Thinking about what I said in the last post, I decided to drop a message from a pastor who is gradually becoming one of my favourites. Bringing the future into focus. You can’t afford to live without intention this year. Everything you plan on doing be it, reading, studying for test, getting an after school job, gaming even day dreaming; let it be intentional.
Enjoy Pastor Jay Haizlip.
For so long, life and society have drummed into our ears and our subconscious the question WHAT. What do you want to become? What do you want to study after high school? What kind of salary do you hope to make? what? what? what? What school do you want to attend? The result you get when these questions are fired at you is PRESSURE. Pressure from not throughly understanding the decisions you have made or pressure from having no answer to give.
Making decisions can be tough especially when it has to do with your future, your career and what makes you happy and what will make your parents or family members happy. Between what you love and what is necessary for the future, one could be caught between a rock and a hard place. However, what if you could do what you love and also what is necessary at the same time by just asking yourself one simple ques
So instead of asking What, ask yourself Why.
Why should I go to college? Why should I buy myself a car? Why should I hold off in the relationship? Why should I get the job? Why should I be all that I want to be? Why do I want to work?
When you ask yourself Why, you can answer your What and then begin to unravel the How. When you answer your Why, you begin to look at life and live your life with a sense of purpose. You begin to feel accomplished even when you aren’t driving the fastest car or wearing the most expensive perfume because you know in due time it will happen.
“When you know your WHY, your WHAT has more impact because you are walking in and towards to your purpose…..” Michael JR.
How to choose the right voice. How to distinguish the voice of truth from other voices.
Rather then write, I would rather have you listen to the song by the awesome group CASTING CROWNS. Remember the ways I taught on enjoying gospel songs? How to enjoy gospel music.Enjoy this song and allow the words to minister to you and your spirit. What voice will you listen to? Its your choice. #StayUnnatured
Lets us make mankind in our own image… Our image. Gen 1:26.God created us in His image. We look like God and that’s what we believe. Are we still in His image after a sex change?
The English dictionary defines image as an optical or other representation of a real object. 2. A characteristic of a person, group or company etc.,style,manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
So, if we have been created to look just like the Great God our heavenly father, why are we then having issues with our image?
What exactly is the problem?
The average child/teen has been led to think that we have been created by chance without purpose and design and there is no such thing as the God Head. Therefore they can change they way they look, change their sexual orientation and now change their sex. Once that is done, they should be satisfied and if they aren’t satisfied then change whatever the problem is again and thus the cycle continues.
So the question that arises to the average christian is, are we good enough as we are?
The answer is YES WE ARE.
Other questions are:
1.Having a sex change, does that change our image we have from God?
2.Just how important is our sex to God?
3.Can one be born again and have a sex change?
4.Does having a sex change suggest being gay?
5.Could a transition like this lead one to hell?
These are just few of the questions that have been raised all because people have decided to trade one image for another.
The fact is that many christians qualify sins or wrong doing in categories. Stealing is a bigger sin than lying, while murder is just as bad as rape. With God, sin is sin. So ask yourself this, can lying,stealing be forgiven by God? Can one be born again and still lie, cheat and steal?
I am in no position to point fingers, condemn or insult. I know better. The position I am in is to tell you that you have been created for a purpose, built up with gifts and treasures that will find its expression. You have been made in the image of the Most High God and that is a big deal. You are so loved by God that He gave up His son Jesus. Your life has been set up in such a way that it will give God glory.
You are the best masterpiece created by God. There isn’t anyone like you. So go and express everything that’s inside of you to the glory of God.
You are worth every drop of blood that Jesus shed.
My advice on transgenders is understand that God loves them, the same way He loves you. All we can do is pray. Yes pray! Pray they get to know and experience the depth, the breadth and height of the love God has for them.Eph3:14-18 Pray they get the chance to hear the gospel. Pray for the labourers of their harvest to be sent Luke 10:2 (people sent to minister to them). Pray that their hearts will be receptive to the good news.
Our job isn’t to condemn or present ourselves perfect because we had a past, a gory one as a matter of fact. Yet here we are…born again,redeemed by God. Our job is to be the light to someone’s darkness. Soak up yourself with the word of God that anyone meeting you encounters the love of God and is led to repentance.
So once again I ask ,are we good enough in the body we have been born in? My answer again and forever will be is YES!
Go out and win!
Its part 3 and I cant believe we have gone through part 1 and 2. I really believe that through the new understanding of gospel music and how it isnt boring, you will feel the love of God. So gospel rock! Gosh I lovvvvve gospel rock music. Its one of the most misunderstood genres of music. Debates have gone on and on for years whether the genre could be played by christians, could be played during praise and worship and even at parties. A lot of gospel rock artistes have been branded as demonic and their music heracy. We thank God for the true rock artistes who stayed with their message of love, salvation and The Cross. Gospel rock is here to stay. Remember, the lyrics are the most important in any song. Gospel rock isnt different. For the lesson again, click here.HOW TO ENJOY GOSPEL MUSIC
But that’s my opinion. What is your say about Rock in gospel music?
Ps.. enjoy another video just to help your decision.
So its another genre of music. This time hiphop. Many times,hip hop music has been associated with gang banging, violence, the promoting of drugs, rape, sex and every other vice one can think of.
However, what happens to the individual who likes this genre of music, who is born again spirit filled and has no association with the “death” secular hiphop seemingly projects?
The good news is that gospel hiphop has come and has come to stay. The beats are as sick as the beats of the secular style and the lyrics aren’t lame. The rappers and artistes of this genre have a story and a testimony of what God got them through and they are so real.
Remember in the How to enjoy gospel music, I pointed out ways to recognise an authentic gospel song. The enemy is crafty, dressed as a lamb in sheep clothing. With the steps mentioned, I trust God to guide you as you begin enjoying music the godly way.
Enjoy Trip Lee,Canon & deraj ft. Jeanie Ortega PRAISE AND ARROWS courtesy of Rapzilla.com
*In Jesus Name by Darlene Zschech.
There is no other way to enjoy gospel music except through the lyrics. Any true gospel song must be inspired by the Holy Spirit.
1. It doesn’t condemn. It should point everyone christian and non christian to the one true love of their life..Jesus.
2. It doesn’t promote hatred and violence.
3. It should NEVER EVER promote one denomination over the other. There is no denomination in Christ. There is only the church which is you and I.
4. It connects you to the Father God. Every inspired song of God connects you to God. It has a way of getting past the ugliness of life, reaching deep into our soul turning our inner lights on.
5. It should have verses of scripture in them. No matter how great the beat is and the sound,every gospel song should have scripture written in for us to lay hold the promise of God for us. It could have healing scriptures, prosperity scriptures, salvation scriptures. Scriptures describing the love of God for us and who we are in Christ.
In summary, every gospel song should bring about a knowledge of how much love God has for us.
So if you didn’t listen to the inspirational song above, please go back and make sure to listen to the lyrics.
In the coming weeks, I will be posting great gospel songs in all genres.
If I skip any genre, please let me know by posting it either in the comments or via email. Thanks!