Something New

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Hey guys! It’s been a while since I have posted and I am so sorry that I didn’t keep up with my blog while I was at Spring Heights this summer. I was just so busy with my campers and other camp things. I’m going to be posting about that and my experience there soon. I am also going to be starting something new with my blog. I will be starting to write book reviews for books I am reading or I have already read. I am also joining the community of Bloglovin’ so please go follow my blog at this website.

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❤ Elena

Spirit Led Generation

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! How was everyone’s new year? How did you ring it in? I know I rang in the new year in the best possible way!  I went to a youth conference/rally in Arkansas and it was amazing! It was such an eye opening experience from the Silent slam to the Big Slam to the games we played it was an overall amazing trip.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come,and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.” ~Isaiah 61:1-2

This verse really hit me hard when I was at Flame On in a good way. I have always felt like that God wants me start a ministry but I haven’t ever started one because my parents have been afraid of me to do it or I just haven’t done it. Instead of waiting to start it I need to start it now. I need to build my faith and do it instead of waiting. God will use me to touch me in ways that only he and the people being touched will understand.

We need to stand together and become a Spirit Led Generation. I believe that the Holy Spirit will guide me to do what he wants me to do. God will lead me to reach the unreachable and take me places that are out of my comfort zone but in all of it I will be growing closer to him. There’s a fire in me that I don’t want to burn out.  I want to go to all the high places with Jesus.

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” ~Philippians 2:13

I know that God will give me the power to do what he wants me to do and he will be with me every step of the way. We need to give our lives to God and live in wild abandonment for him and he will send us something that we never expected, and never would have found without him, and he knows we need it.  This year is going to be a great year.

Happy New Year!

❤ Elena

Living a Life for God

“We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard and see. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the word of Life.”       ~ 1 John 1:1

In the bible many people saw and heard Jesus teach. We can hear Jesus teach too if we just believe in him and trust him. Jesus will get you where you need to be. He will guide you and lead you where you need to be in this very moment; all you have to do is seek and trust that he will lead you.  God will lead you all you need to do is Believe. You need to believe that God’s Love is enough. He will give you the love you need to do anything you want to.

“Take desire in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” ~ Psalm 37:4

God’s love is pure. He will lead us if we give things over to him. You need to give him your desires, problems, wants, needs, and thoughts. He will lead you where you need to be. All you have to do is want to go deeper with him, like I did. I have turned my relationships, friendships, bible studies over to him. I am seeking him with a pure heart . I wanted to love the way he does, I want to see him work in my life and others lives. If you want to live a life for Jesus and no one else.

Then do these Steps 1.) Pray and ask him to take you deeper in your relationship with him. 2) Read the bible everyday and journal your thoughts. 3) Get some friends you know will keep you on track with God. 4) Go to church and worship God. 5) Talk to your pastor or your youth pastor about your commitment to God about Going Deeper with him. 6) This is the finial step. Talk to God Daily about your needs, wants, desires, your problems. We are his Children he wants to hear from us. He will always guide us in the right direction. It might not be what we want but it’s the right direction to go.

I hope this helps you with your relationship with God.

 

❤ Elena

I am a Princess of a King

Do you want to feel loved and adored by someone? Do you want to be valued by someone? Do you compare yourself to girls or guys at your school?  Do you feel like you have to be Miss. Popular or Mr. Popular? Do you feel like you must have a perfect GPA in high school? These are all questions that run through my head on a daily basics. As I have been studying God’s word;  I have realized that it doesn’t matter what I look like on the outside or inside because God made me perfect.

We were all created by a wonderful loving God who created us for a reason. He created me to do something spectacular in my life.  I may not know it yet but he does. He has a wonderful plan for me. If  I want to ‘feel’ the love of someone then I need to turn myself to the one person who loves you the most which is Jesus Christ. He loves me more than anyone in this world. No one can love me as much as he does. He made a wonderful world for me to explore. All  I  have to do is believe in his unfailing love for us.

I know some girls may think that they should have to look perfect and have the perfect boyfriend to be happy but that is not the case. I can be happy with just God’s love.I don’t have to have the perfect friends and be apart of the ‘in crowd ‘ or have the perfect clothes.  I do not have to have the perfect jewelry. I Just have to BE ME and not let someone try to change me!!!!!!  I WILL BE SEEN IF I DON’T TRY TO BE SOMEONE I’m NOT!! I have struggled with this many times in the past but as I am growing God’s unfailing love for me I have realized that I don’t have to try to be someone I’m not to be loved. I am loved by the One person that matter and that person is Jesus. He loves me just the way I am because he made me. 

You need to let your inner beauty shine and you will be seen by everyone. You need to let your light shine for God. Believe me its a wonderful life to live if you aren’t trying to impress boys or try to get in the in crowd. I know from experience; when I was in 8th grade and part of 9th grade that is something I did. I thought that that if you weren’t part of the ‘in crowd’ then you are a good person. I also thought that if you didn’t have a boyfriend then you weren’t special. None of that is True, and I learned that. All I need to do is let my  UNFADING BEAUTY SHINE THROUGH YOU THAT GOD GAVE YOU.YOU ALL HAVE GIFTS USE THEM TO PLEASE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. YOU WILL BE TRULY HAPPY IF YOU DO THAT. 

GOD LOVES ME AND YOU JUST THE WAY WE ARE! ALL WE  HAVE TO DO IS SHINE FOR HIM. If people don’t like you than that’s not your problem that’s their problem because they are missing out on being friends with someone very special!! Don’t listen to the people who try to change you and bring you down. Listen to your heavenly father which is God!

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. ~ Peter 3:3-4

YOU ARE LOVED! YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN GOD’S SIGHT. YOU ARE A PRINCESS OF A KING!! DON’T TRY AND CHANGE THE WAY YOU ARE!!! YOU ARE PERFECT JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!!!!!!!!

❤ ELENA

I AM A PRINCESS TO A LOVING KING!

Holy Reckless

“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.” ~Matthew 6:33

What do you this means mean to you? If you have a prayer journal or a journal  like I do I suggest writing this verse and the other one that I will say here in a few minutes. Take a second and write down the verse and what you think it means. In the book “To High Places” by Melanie Wilber, Seth Amber’s boyfriend challenges her to find the meaning of this verse as like a summer challenge, but it was really difficult for her. So  I decided when I read it I would do the same.

Seek first my kingdom and my righteousness means that when you seek God and his kingdom you will be given hope, joy, and, peace because you trust in God and you let him be in control of your life. Trusting in him is the best thing you can do you for your life because he knows what’s best for you and if you live in that trust nothing else will matter because God will give you everything you need.

When you see “and all these things will be given to you as well.” This is when you believe in God and you read his word and you believe that he will supply your daily needs like food and shelter. I also think in this verse he means emotional and spiritual needs like love, joy and peace and security and continual presence in our lives. We have our parents, and teachers in our lives to help us live a holy RECKLESS life. The key to living that life is to give God everything all your problems and all your joys. Put him at the center of your heart and everything else will fall into place.

❤ Elena

I challenge you to live a Holy Reckless life!