Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Die to Christ

As you know, I have been reading Jesus Freaks, published by Voice of the Martyrs. It is really great, and absolutly insipiring. But what I've been thinking about lately, is today, if I am living as a godly person, I will be dying to Christ today. I will be dying to Him in my sinful wants, dying to Him in my temptations, dying to Him in everything that is ungodly and unbiblical.

I wish to die to Christ in everything. I wish Him to reign and not me. I wish that my desires would align perfectly with His, however, that does not always, or often happen. Me dying to Christ will not ever happen without His beautiful, beautiful grace. I would be so, so, so lost. Christ's beautiful, tender, loving grace. Readers, we should feel that we can, nor are we expected to, go about anything alone! The Lord gives us the grace to die to Him.

I feel that so many times we don't give God enough credit. We feel that it is up to us to follow all biblical commands. And if we don't, well, we might as well give up. We don't understand that this is not for us to do alone.

So readers, pray. Pray for God's grace to show through you. Pray that you will accomplish all that HE wills for you. And pray that you will die to Christ.

Oh, just a note, today is my first spiritual "birthday". Praise the Lord for one wonderful year spent with Him!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


College. What seems to be the most important thing in deciding what to do with your life-college seems to be the first point on actually "having a life."

I read a very long post today on The Rebelution about girls going to college. It was very interesting, and I would post the link, but you have to be a member to read, so I won't. But there were many different views.

Personally, I've been struggling with the idea of college for a while. I don't know whether or not God wants me to go to college. All I know is that right now I'm striving to get the best grades possible, and keep an open mind and heart.

One reason that stuck out to me was that a women is supposed to be a wife and mother. She is called to be a keeper at home. Someone argued that spending time learning to do that is better spent then going to college. Also, they suggested that learning is perfectly accomplished at home. It's possible to learn a great many things with the Internet and a librarey.

Another thing is that a daughter is supposed to be under her father's protection. Of course, if my dad still lived here, and worked at TMC, then I would probably still live at home.

So anyway, I'm still saving money and getting good grades in preperaion. Pray for me if you think about it, that God will give me wisdom and guidance, and that I will trust him.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Just Do IT

The famous Nike logo. Just Do It. Its amazing how this can apply to our Christian life as well.

I know in my own life and the people I know, we read our Bible's. We read many Christian books. We pray. We go to youth group, church, and spend time with our Christian family's. In any situation we face, we know what we should do. We know what it is that God wants us to do. But, in our own sin, we don't do it. Whether it be laziness, sin, or whatever, we don't do it.

My challenge today is to just do it. Just do it with a good attitude. Just witness to that person. Make yourself do it, whatever it is that you're not doing. Pr. John was preaching a few months ago on how when we read a command in the Bible we should just do it. Pray. Evangelize. Repent of that sin. Whatever it is, just go out and do it.

"Whatever we do, whether we eat or drink, do all for the glory of God."


Friday, January 12, 2007

Be a Rebelutionary

This is the blog by Alex and Brett Harris, Joshua Harris's younger twin brothers. Its an awesome blog, complete with forum and many great links. I HIGHLY encourage you to check it out.

I've been feeling very convicted today about time. More like, wasting time. And multitasking. God doesn't call us as Christians to a life of slowly accomplishing our mediocre tasks. He calls us to make the most of every opportunity. How will we have an opportunity to do anything unordinary if we have a huge to-do list in our hands?

Practically, I know what this should look like for me. I should arise at 5:45 and go straight to devotions. By 7:30 I should head down stairs, dressed with my room clean. My school work cna and should be done by 1:30. Then I would have a half hour to blog, read my forums, and check my e-mails. At 2:00 I would spend an hour reading. By 3:00 I could help my mom around the house. After that I could read, write, clean, or learn a new discipline. (Knitting, sewing, singing, guitar, photography) After dinner would be spent with my family, and then a period of reading before bed.

(Wow, I just made myself a great new schedule, lol.)

But seriously, think of how much we could learn and do if we would do one thing at a time- read w/out having a computer in front of us, cleaning our room w/out talking on the phone (ouch, that'll be a hard one for me!) and other small things like that.

In all we do let it be our aim to glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Happy Birthday Anna! I looooove you!

I want to take some pictures. More like, I want a camera that takes black and white photos. Those are wayyy cooler. I'm almost positive mine doesn't. I dunno, (Anna, maybe you could helps me on this)

I've been reading in Genesis lately. Its really cool. All these people had so much faith, and cooler then that, they got to talk to God. Well, we do to, but God talked to them. They didn't have the Bible though....

well, g2g.


Monday, January 8, 2007

Tashi's Terrific Times

I wonder what it would be like to live all alone in a foreign country without knowing the language, or anyone who lived there. Terrifying. But God would be there.

If you know me well you know I hate being alone for more then a few hours at a time. Its like, torture for me. Lately, I've given up a lot of my hobbies. School has been out, and most of my friends have been busy. Needless to say, I've been pretty lonely. But its been great! I'm learning to depend fully on the Lord. To be content with talking to Him and reading about Him and just learning to live fully for Him. Its amazing, and thrilling.

I've also been reading a really good book. Jesus Freaks. Read It!!!! These people died for Christ. And they didn't die pleasantly either. I havn't had too many opportunities to have my eyes gorgued out for Christ lately. But, I can die to self everyday. and live for Christ. Be My Escape comes to mind. To truly and fully live we must give our life away.

Let's go out and live for Him!