Sunday, 1 May 2016

God Keeps His Promises

Happy Sunday to you all! I hope that you are all doing great.
The other night I was reading the book of Joshua and the chapters were quite boring. Yes, the Bible shouldn't be boring, but it was all these names and God gave all these people different lands and stuff and I just found it hard to read. That is when I read the last verse of chapter 21.
"Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass."
Joshua 21:45
God promised the tribes of Israel that they would get those lands, cities, and stuff. He kept His promises to them. God always keeps His promises. We don't do so good at that. People have a hard time living up to what they say and most of the time it disappoints others. God on the other hand will never fail us. He says something and we know He will do it. Here are some verses with God's promises to us.
Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants[b] after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11 Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.
Genesis 9:8-13
There was a flood that killed everything on the earth except for Noah, his family, and the animals they got on the ark. The whole world was covered in water. After all the water went away God promised to NEVER flood the earth again and He has kept that promise. He used a rainbow to remind us of it. Yes, the rainbow is a promise from God and not what people say it is today, but that is a topic for another day.
 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6
I find this one really comforting. Because sometimes, I just feel alone. There are times you feel like no one cares about you. Then there is God. Always there for you. There is someone who always cares what you are going thru. Just another amazing promise.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19
He promises to always give you what you need. Not what you want, even though He blesses us that way too, but what you truly need to live. Food, clothes, shelter. You never have to worry about it. That doesn't mean that you just sit around and wait for it though. God needs to work through you and others.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9
He promises us eternal life if we just ask for forgiveness and believe in Jesus. He promises that we will not die if we have Jesus as our Savoir. Our body here on earth will be gone, but then we are alive in Heaven. The best promise of them all don't you think?
There are many more, but that would be a long blog post.
God bless you all,

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Gods Not Dead 2

Hello all of you. Long time, no talk. I guess that is what happens when you waste your time with other websites other than your own blog.
Last night my awesome friends took me along with them to Gods Not Dead 2. First of all I suggest, please go see it! I didn't like the first one that much, but this one was great. Second of all, I suggest you go with a friend who is addicted to Starbucks. Because then you tell them you will only go there if they buy you something. Thank you again, Marcella, for the drink.
Anyways, the movie totally motivated me to live for Jesus and not to be ashamed of Him or afraid.
Stand with God God's Not Dead 2:
The world, non believers, can make fun of us. They can say mean things. They might even tell us not to talk about Jesus. Is that what the Bible tells us though?
galatians 1:10:
Who cares what they say or do. We all have rights. The world says things we don't like and we say they don't like. Us Christians need to live for God though no matter the circumstances. He died publicly, painfully, and shamefully for you so you better have something to give back to Him. And He tells us what He wants us to do. Live for Him. Not in private, but in public. Jesus died to give you life, don't you just want to share that life with others? Share that great news. Some countries you get killed because you believe in Jesus. The people that do get killed are amazing to me because they could have lied and said, 'No, I am not a Christian.' But no, they say yes they are. That also shows you the hate for Christians, but we shouldn't be the only ones without freedom. God made us free to choose what we believe and what we do. The world doesn't think that way though.
There is one for verse that I would like to share with you.
11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:11-12
Because you stand up for Him, He will reward you. That is just amazing. This little bit of good we do on earth is nothing compared to the whole lot of bad we do on it also. God still will reward you for living for Him.
Here is the song by Newboys they played in the movie that fits perfect with this.
 Okay, this is so true!:
Thought I would just throw this last picture in to close because, it is true! Makes me mad that people can talk about anyone except the one true King.
I hope I didn't get to pushy. Just make sure if you are a Christian, people know it. Because that in itself is a great impact.
God bless you all and go see Gods Not Dead 2 if it is still in a theatre near you,

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Sweet 16

Hello to all of my dear followers and readers. How have you all been? I hope the weather at your places has been as nice as ours!
This is super late but hey, am I not know for late blog post or what!? Friday, the 25th of March, I turned 16.

You can't really see my cake, but it is an ice cream one with chocolate swirls on top.
Also you might see that browning deer head on a circle. Well that is a dart board from my brother Jacob. It is from the garbage dump, but it is in awesome condition!
Because I turned 16 my lovely parents let me wear make-up now. So my mom took me to Shopper's Drug Mart for a free make over. The lady did a great job and made it super fun for me. Afterwards, we went to Subway for lunch and then to DQ to get my cake.

On our way to Shopper's we had to drive past my friend's house because she said I had to. We didn't have to stop, but this drive past. So, we did.
Unless if you have great eye sight you probably won't see what it says. What is does say is, 'Happy 16th birthday Becky'.

 Then once we got home I got to finally open up my presents.
My parents got me 16 gifts which was pretty cool. I can't name all of what I got, but some of the things were a rodeo finale ticket for our stampede, an adult coloring book, American money for my Nashville trip, Harry Connick Jr.'s new CD, and other little things. My brother, Ben, got me the new Tim Neufeld CD which I thought I would never get because I could never find it. Jacob got me the dart board as you already know and also Chicago Mix popcorn. If you have never had that stuff, I recommend you go to the store right now, find it, buy it, and then eat the whole bag in two seconds. It really is that good. My friends that put up the sign for me got me a gift that was really creative. It was a picnic basket with a cute shirt, a blanket, a coloring book with pencil crayons, and food, of course, in it. What they wanted me to do with it is to go on a date, but the thing is that I am not going on a date anytime time soon. It was still a pretty cool gift. The last gift I got that I think is the coolest gift EVER is from my friend in Ontario. I seriously never in my life thought I would ever get Hunter Hayes as a gift. Well, I did!
This is blurry so you don't get the whole effect! Anyways, she drew this though and it is amazing! Right when I saw it I said, "This is the picture is from the Grammys." And I was right.
I will seriously treasure the picture the rest of my life. I still need to find a frame for it though.
It was a great birthday! I was spoiled like crazy.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and thank you for reading.
God bless,

Friday, 18 March 2016

Peter Pan

Howdy y'all. How are you doing this Friday? Excited for the weekend? I am so busy today and tomorrow I am almost dreading it even though all of the stuff I am going to is going to be so much fun.
Have any of you ever heard of Kelsea Ballerini? She is one of the new country artist that are all coming out at once and making it huge. Her debut single was 'Love Me Like You Mean It' and it went number 1. Something that has not happened to females in country music since Carrie Underwood with 'Jesus Take The Wheel'. Kelsea is in the country music genre, but she sounds more like pop. Because she plays on my radio though, I fell in love with her music. Her second single was 'Dibs' which went number 1 as well and in my opinion was better than her first. And now, if I have my facts right, her next single is going to be 'Peter Pan'. This song, I can't even begin to explain it. I love it so much that is brought tears to my eyes the first time I hear it. No, I did not cry but my eyes got wet. I have never been in a relationship before, but I love songs about them. Mostly songs about break-ups are my favorite. This is a break-up song. It has the mournful sound to it of loneliness which I love because it sounds beautiful, I have mixed emotions with songs like this. Please give it a listen.

And for anyone who cares, here is a link to the guitar chords for it, Ultimate Guitar . And there is also a tab for the awesome guitaring in the solo guitar parts of the song, Ultimate Guitar Tab
Anyways, God bless you guys and have a great weekend!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Fear Not, For I Am With You

Hey guys, I am on a blog writing roll right now. Better keep it up, hey?

So this is the second part the my last post Our Eyes Are On You even though I just realized, I threw away my notes from that sermon! Now I am going to have to use my brain and try to remember most of what he said.

And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God's.
2 Chronicles 20:15

What to do when we do not know what to do. The first part was pray. The second part is trust.
Trusting is hard to do sometimes. Trust is like what you do with a chair. When you go to sit on it, you trust it is going to hold all of your weight. God is the chair, we are to fully put our weight on Him and trust that He will take care of you and take care of the problem. We have a tendency to fear even though we put are trust in an Almighty God. "Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde" is what God says to do. Jehoshaphat and all of Jerusalem were all going to be killed anytime soon and they were commanded to not be afraid. I think God means to know He is in control and that there is nothing to worry about because He is going to protect you. You won't be able to stop yourself from being fearful, but just know God has control of it. Know that there is no reason to be afraid. A good friend emailed me this verse because I told her about a problem in my life right now that I am really scared of and it fits really well with this.

...fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

God promises to give you strength and He promises to help you. As we have already learnt, He does NOT break His promise. He is OUR God, OUR strength, and OUR help, that is just about as good as it gets right there folks.
Last of all, "For the battle is not yours but God's.". We don't have to fight and fight and seem like we are not getting anywhere. God is saying, "I have it. You just listen for me to tell you what to do next." We can wear ourselves out and not go anywhere because we are doing it by ourselves. When God is right there ready to take the load and ready to show you what to do next so He can work. God works miracles everyday so like, let Him handle it.
I hope this makes sense and I didn't just ramble off.
God bless you all and have a great Saint Patrick's day!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Our Eyes Are On You

Hey everyone. How are you all doing? Probably awesome because I have two blog post, two days in a row for you guys! (Please note the sarcasm)
Last Sunday we had a guest speaker at our church and did God ever speak through him. I would like to share what I can with you guys.
After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites, came against Jehoshaphat for battle. Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom, from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar”,that is, Engedi. Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.
And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, and said, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you. Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? And they have lived in it and have built for you in it a sanctuary for your name, saying, ‘If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before you—for your name is in this house—and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.’ 10 And now behold, the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, and whom they avoided and did not destroy— 11 behold, they reward us by coming to drive us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit. 12 O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
13 Meanwhile all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
2 Chronicles 20:1-13

Lots to read, sorry guys! So he started out this sermon by asking a question, or more like a statement, what to do when you don't know what to do. Times are tough, and if they aren't right now for you, they will get there soon. And in that time when there seems to be nothing that can be done we wonder, what can be done, what do I do? There were 3 things. Pray, trust, and worship. Today we are going to look at pray. The first thing to do is to remember God's past. Look at verses 5-7. Jehoshaphat just learnt that two and a half groups of people were coming to attack those in Jerusalem. He was afraid, he admitted it in verse 3. But, he remembered God had provided before. If God has saved us before He will do it again. Read Psalm 77:11-13,
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
12 I will ponder all your work,
    and meditate on your mighty deeds.
13 Your way, O God, is holy.
    What god is great like our God?

God has parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites, He held the mouths shut on the lions for Daniel, He guided the stone to hit Goliath's head for David and whatever else you guys can think of. He has helped us before and He will do it again. Don't ever think God can't do it because He can.
Next is to remember that it's the Lord's Church. Look at verses 8-11. We are His, He is ours. He makes promises, and He will always keep them. He won't just watch us suffer, He will help us because we are His. He loves His church, His children.
Last, is to remember to turn your eyes to Him. Look at verse 12, but look mostly at the last line. "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You." Don't search up something on the computer for help, don't only just go to people who are smart and know lots. You have to go to God for help. Fix your eyes on Jesus, not you. We need to learn how to follow Him because we can't lead God. Read His word, listen to His voice, He will show you. He knows what is going to happen next and He knows how to solve it. We don't know what is going to happen next and we don't know how to solve it. So, it is either Him or you. We aren't great and mighty and never will be, but God is and always will be.
I hope it made sense. The pastor said it so much better.
God bless you all!


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Harry Connick Jr.

Hey guys, I am still living. I keep wanting to write, but I never know what to say. Then I remembered, I didn't start this blog just to write sermons all the time. We got to have some fun too.
If any of you know who Harry Connick Jr. is you will know he is not country. He is actually jazz. I personally love his music. It is so much fun and adds a skip in your step and for the most part it is pretty clean. The main part of this post is that, I AM GOING TO SEE HIM IN NASHVILLE IN JUNE AT THE RYMAN! My awesome grandma takes all of us grandkids on a trip anywhere we want to go in this world when we turn 16. I chose Nashville because of CMA Fest which involves lots of free concerts from awesome people, like Hunter, and plus, I love Nashville. We are also going to do a little road trip to New Orleans and Breaux Bridge which is where Hunter was born. While we are there Harry is doing a concert at the Ryman. Like, the classic Ryman, the original Grand Old Opry. Anyways, for people who know me, I love American Idol. And there is one judge that was favorite when they got him and that was Harry. Well I love Keith Urban too, but I have already known about him forever. I didn't realize right away that Harry was actually a singer and then my mom told me that he has been singing forever and that she used to always listen to his music. That threw me off because, I thought he was only like 30 years old... He is 48. Anyways, I searched up his music and totally got into it especially his new stuff which I am going to share with you guys.

This song, let me just tell you it is great. It makes you happy and you want to dance.

Where Prisoners Drown isn't a happy song, but I still want to dance to it.

This song starts out slow which made me almost not buy it. Then it got to the chorus, so make sure you give it a chance.
So, give these songs a listen. They are all from his album, That Would Be Me which is his newest one. I haven't bought the actual CD yet, but my birthday is coming up... *hint,hint family who reads this*... haha!
Go bless you all and have a great rest of this Tuesday,