Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What are you going to do with it?

Plant a seed. 
Everyone has a little corner of the world that other people don't have connections to. Your corner is where you can reach out to people that don't know Jesus or it's a place where you can sharpen your fellow believers. (As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17) I just recently won my first pageant and I'm so excited. Then more excitement hit me as I realized that I was given another corner by God. Another fun and exciting way to out reach out to non believers or Christ followers. Share the Bible in your little corner, and better yet find new an exciting corners as well. (Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Mark 16:15)lots 
                         of 
                            love,
                                   Megs <3  


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Part 1: The Liberty University Bubble

Series Part 1: The Liberty Bubble
Yes, I am alive!
I’ve encountered many changes moving away from home in Alaska to Liberty University in Virginia; some more difficult than others. A big change was the community! The people, the atmosphere, and the all-around love for Christ, a great and good change but has taken some getting use too.
First, I live on the part of campus they call the Square.  How do I describe it?  I would say it’s exactly like a “square” neighborhood; we have boys on one side and girls on the other. Every day you walk out and wave, saying hello and can hang out safely in our very little but grassy green yards.
As soon as I arrived on the square, I had asked about any leadership positions that were available and needed to be filled within my hall. In fact, there was a large need for Community Group Leaders- CGL’s, this position leads a Bible study after Wednesday night services.
During the application process and the weeks of getting to know a bunch of new faces and making new friends, the most amazing part about this campus is the conversations you have with people on a regular basis about Christ. May sound like a “Duh!” moment but back at home I had friends, but they grew tiresome in their faith, they didn’t want to talk about the sermons or how God was working in their lives. Here at LU the girls ask about your struggles, your brothers talk about what their learning in bible study with one another, and the people in leadership positions care about your life on such a deep level.
Overall for this piece, I am blessed to be in a Christ focused community, I am blessed to have amazing parents who have done so much for me to be able to attend LU, and I am blessed to have an awesome church to come home too. ABT has much responsibility through Christ, for who I am today. Though I miss home and my amazing church family, I hope to bring the good of LU back to Alaska when I become a traveling nurse



Colossians 3:12 “Since God has chosen us to be the holy people He loves, clothe yourself in tender-hearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Monday, November 7, 2016

It's not about the fall...

I don’t know about y'all but I have sinned. It’s a fact. And the sad part is, I’m going to do it again. (For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God Romans 3:23) When I do fall, I go back to the saying…I don’t know where I heard it from but…It’s not about the fall, it’s about how you get back up that’s important.

So I just wanted to encourage you guys to strive to get back up. Strive to want to make a difference, to live for God, and to not just be a “fan” of God but to be a fully committed follower. Ask for His forgiveness, dig into His word, pray like there’s no tomorrow and rejoice in the fact that He loves you and cares for you. I totally don’t deserve His forgiveness or grace, but He is a God that keeps his promises. (If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse of from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:9)

It’s hard but it’s the fight worth fighting. (Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24) Turn from your sin, don’t let worry creep in, and take up your cross and follow hard after Jesus. (“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13)
      
Lots of love, Megs   



Friday, November 4, 2016

#actsofkindness

Hi! Last time I wrote about how God loves us. Now, I'm going to talk about loving other people. The Bible tells us that we should love other people. The second commandment is, "Love thy neighbor as thy self," but what does that mean? 






We know what love is right, "Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." This verse in I Corinthians gives us a clear definition of love, now we just need to know what to do about it.





I think that we can start just by being kind to others. Kindness can be unexpected because of the world we live in. With everyone acting on their sinful, human nature it makes it strange when someone shows kindness in an unexpected way.



I have a challenge for you: think of one person you just can't stand. If you can't think of one, think of a person you don't like or aren't very nice to. Got a person in mind? Here's the challenge- do one nice thing for that person that they aren't expecting.



Now think of a person you know who's hitting a rough spot in their life right now. The same challenge goes for them.



BONUS: Continue to do one kind, unexpected thing for someone everyday.



Even if people aren't accepting at first, continue to do something nice for them. Don't give up on finding the good in people; sometimes it just takes kindness and love to bring it out.



Until Next Time,
Miki