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Welcome to your last day on Earth! :)

So apparently today at 6.00 or something the world’s gonna end?

Well, it’s been a good life. God made a pretty nice world, when all’s said and done. Too bad I won’t live to get married, have kids, start my career, etc…

It really makes me laugh when I see people freak out about these “it’s the end of the world” days. I mean, as Christians, we know that no one will know the date of when the world ends, not even Jesus.

But what hit me today was really “You know, if God came today, I’d be disappointed.”
And that made me think.

I mean, I love God SO much. I honestly do. BUT I also love stuff that this world has to offer. (Getting married, having kids, etc.)

All of the things that I am looking forward to in my life are good things. Falling in love is good. Getting married is good. Having kids is good (hopefully cute ones with curly blond hair and big brown eyes). But when we are presented with the idea of living with God forever instead of all these things we shouldn’t waste a second thinking about it–our first reaction should be YES God! I want to be with you!

So what is it for you? Are you holding on to things that this world has to offer, good or bad? Or are you 100% ready for Jesus to come and take you to be with Him?

Now, I definitely don’t believe that the world is ending today. I think it’s funny when people try to predict it :) It’s like saying that you know the last number of pi or something… (yess, I’m a math nerd)

But the point remains–if he were to come today, would you be ready? Would you be excited?

Becca

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Becca

Easter

Hey everyone,

sorry I haven’t posted in almost a month! :( I’m going to try and post more often–I’m working on the blog so I can have a better layout and stuff, and so that’s been taking a bunch of my time. But if you guys are interested I can start doing movie/book/music reviews, too, just as quick posts to let you know some good stuff out there. Or something :P haha

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As you all know, yesterday was Easter :)

I find Easter a super interesting holiday. Everyone is so excited for Jesus, and everyone is talking about how amazing it is that he died for us in the most brutal way possible, but he defeated death!

Easter makes me happy :)

But then I notice that about a week after Easter everyone just forgets about it. It’s not as real for them anymore because they go back to their regular lives–school, friends, work, etc.

Why? Why can we easily forget about the biggest sacrifice ever made for mankind? How can we possibly just live our lives and push God into a corner? I don’t get it. I don’t understand.

But I do it, too. I forget. I focus on my life here on earth–not on God. And I really want to change that.

All through Easter (Good Friday-Sunday) I heard people speaking, sermons, praise and worship, etc. I went to the No Other Name conference in Ottawa, and it was amazing. The speakers spoke directly to what I needed to hear. (not that I wanted to hear it, I just needed to.)

God asked me, “Why aren’t you giving me 100%?” And I couldn’t answer him. The only thing I could say was “because I’m selfish and I’m scared.” What if God asked you that question? Would you say the same thing? I think we all would.

But he died for me. He died for you–And that wasn’t the end. For everyone else on this earth, death is the end. But not Jesus–he fought Satan and came out victorious. He came back to life from the dead, and he continues to live! And yet I’m scared to give my life to Him.

But God doesn’t take 99%, guys! He only takes 100%. Are you willing to join me in working on giving him your all?

Becca

Love Hurts

When you love someone, you will get hurt. There’s no use in denying it–it’s true.

Even if they never personally hurt you, you feel for them when they are used, mistreated, going through a painful situation.

And if they break your trust, it feels like your heart’s being ripped out.

We as humans are made to love. It’s how we’re wired–we can’t help but get attached to people. There’s friendly love, family love, romantic love, and Christian family love. I split it all up into those four groups.

You love your friends, so when they get into a bad relationship you feel it almost as much as they do. You love your friends, so when they betray your trust it hurts more than you can imagine.

You love your family, so when your parents fight it feels like they’re tearing you apart. You love your family, and when your sibling gets into the wrong crowd at school it haunts you day and night.

You love your boyfriend/girlfriend, and when they’re going through a hard time it’s like you’re experiencing it too.

You love your Christian family, and when you hear about missionaries being killed for their beliefs it makes you cry out to God.

But you know what? Compared to God, we as humans know nothing about love.

God created love–He’s the master of love! We think we know all there is to loving each other, but we just know the very edges of it! Can you imagine how much it hurts God to see what we’re going through down here? He didn’t want us to live in this sinful Earth–but because of that day in the garden of Eden we have to. Man sinned, and so we live in sin.

Think of this: every time you lie, every time you gossip, every time you disobey your parents it’s a stab in God’s heart. Whenever you do something against God, you’re doing it for Satan.

Think of all the hurt in your life. Think of all of the people who have betrayed your trust–did they tell a secret to someone without your permission? Did they spread gossip about you? Whatever it is, think of it all. Not in a bitter sense, just to think about it. God feels that same hurt about you–but 100 times worse. You can’t even count the number of times you’ve sinned, but every single one of them was a time you turned your back on God.

But you know what? He didn’t hold it against you. He instead gave his son to die for you. And not only that, but to die a painful death with the people he was dying for laughing at him. Mocking him. Spitting on him.

Can you imagine that?

Love hurts. Are you willing to love God? Are you willing to hurt if it means an eternal friendship with our savior?

If you aren’t ready, pray about it. Read your Bible–learn more about God. He is so worth it. Every minute of it.

Becca

I always write really deep, theological posts (or at least, that’s what it feels like) but I’m not in a very deep mood right now, and I really need to post.

I’m in a happy mood, an “I love Jesus so much for this amazing world He’s made me” mood.

So I’m going to tell you about a whole bunch of different things that make me smile.

1. Collapsing into bed after a long (but fun) weekend

2. Walking barefoot in grass during the summer

3. Medleys of my favourite songs. Especially these two:
Love Story meets Viva La Vida

Taylor Swift Medley

4. Belting out “Don’t Stop Believing” while no one’s home (I do it all the time :P)

5. Vanilla milkshakes with chocolate whipped cream

6. Catching grasshoppers :)

7. Falling asleep in your backyard with a book in the middle of the summer because you’re just so warm and you’re just so cozy.

8. Eating cookies straight out of the oven

9. Watching puppies try to walk through 3 feet of snow. It’s HILARIOUS!

10. Bunnies. Just in general. I love them. The little white ones. With the pink ears… :)

11. Long, theological debates with friends

12. Realizing out of the blue just how much God loves us. Not because you were listening to a certain song, or reading your Bible, but just for no apparent reason you feel God smile at you. It makes me feel giddy, and warm all the way down to my toes. If that makes any sense.

And those are a few of my favourite things :)

But wait! We’re not done yet! :D

I have a friend named Jacob who just started blogging. He has some really interesting stuff to say, (trust me, we talk quite a bit) and you should all go check out his blog! :)

http://mylifein3words.wordpress.com

Thanks!

What are some things that make you feel happy?

Becca

Trusting

I am not young enough to know everything

– Oscar Wilde

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little bit you’ll know that I love quotes.

I stumbled across this one and it made me laugh. So I thought I’d share my ideas on this quote.

Think about back to when you were only 5 years old (if you can remember).

Remember how you thought you knew everything? Or, if you didn’t know something, it was ok. Mommy and Daddy did. There was nothing in life to worry about, and everything was under control.

But as we get older we lose that absolute trust. And we lose it pretty quickly, too. At about 12 we’ve lost it completely, I think. Not that we don’t trust our parents anymore, but we begin to be unsure that they understand, that they really know you, anything.

You begin to be unsure what your future is, whereas when you were 5 and 6 you could easily say that you were going to be a firefighter, or a vet, or a soccer player.

Why do we lose our innocence? Why do we lose our trust? Is it because we see more of the world? Or because we learn more about ourselves, and our faults?

We need to have a child-like faith towards God. It’s normal to not be perfectly trusting with ourselves or with other people–that’s actually good. But we need to be able to trust God 100%, just like you did with your mommy and daddy when you were just little kids.

When we’re young enough in Spirit to know that God will take care of everything for you, we gain that happiness. So quick! Snatch it up before it gets away from you again :)

What’s one of your favourite child-hood memories that has to do with trusting, or your faith? Do you have any?

Becca

Hey everyone, :)

So today I was talking with a friend of mine (who I just met last weekend, actually) and we got onto the topic of what happens when we live “in the moment”, like the media tells us to.

Look all around you–we’re told to be beautiful, get the hottest guys/girls, party tons, have everyone like you… because it makes you feel good. It makes you feel happy. It doesn’t matter what happens tomorrow, as long as you feel good today. As long as you are the life of the party today.

But you know what’s dangerous about that thinking? We lose our values. We lose our morals.

If tomorrow doesn’t matter, why should we worry about repercussions of what we do today? Why would we care if we drink? What does it matter if we do drugs? If we don’t have any reason to look to tomorrow, we can do whatever we want to today.

In that case, what does it matter how well we do in school? What does it matter if we believe in a God or not? What does it matter if we ruin all possible job opportunities for when we’re older?

These things don’t matter if we live for today. They will never matter if you live in the moment–play life by ear.

Tomorrow is unnecessary. All that matters is right now.

And so we live day by day, just trying to be happy. But how can you be happy if you’re living a hamster-wheel-like life? Constantly running around, constantly working for something that you’ll never get? If we don’t have a point for a tomorrow, what’s the point of today?

I’m not saying that people go around thinking “whatever happens tomorrow doesn’t matter. All that matters is that I’m happy right now.” Because I know most people don’t. But it’s amazing how many people live by this worldview without even realizing it.

Life has so much more meaning when you live for the future–you have a hope for a better life, you have something to look forward to. God has a plan for you which you will fulfill if you work hard like he asks you to.

The life that this world has to offer can look really good–but I’d rather choose a life with a meaning far beyond this world. This world is so messed up, and so broken–we’ve all experienced some kind of hurt or another. Why would you base your hopes and your life in this messed up place? I’d rather live for the future–an eternal future with my maker, the one who loves me more than words can describe :)

What about you?

Becca

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