At some point in our lives we have to get a job, right? I mean, do you really want to live off of what other people give you? I don't.
They will give him great responsibility,
and he will bring honor to even the lowliest members of his family.
Being responsible is very important. Being responsible can help you grow in many ways. You become mature. You learn to really care. You become disciplined too.
So, I encourage you to be responsible, maybe offer to help your mom with the dishes, or help your dad do something. But you have to admit, once in a while it's nice to hear. "You are the most responsible kid I've ever met!" 😀
So, tomorrow is the first day that I start doing school for three weeks. (I really start school in August) My family and I are going on vacation in October, but I get to start school a little earlier. So that I don't have to worry about doing any on my vacation. And believe me when I say that I didn't act like this when I found out I was doing school early...
Often I forget that there are tons of people that pray for me.
And often I forget to pray for those people too. I forget that they faithfully pray for my family everyday. Some people out there don't want to be prayed for, isn't that sad? I pray for a lot of people, I pray for each one of my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, my parents, my friends, missionaries, people I just met, and others. Can you imagine a life without prayer? The days when you feel like the world is against you and the only person you want to talk to is God, but you can't.
That would be absolutely miserable! And yet at times we still take talking to God for granted. Why do we? Because we are sinners, plain and simple. Believe me, you are not the only one that takes prayer for granted. Sometimes I take talking to God for granted. (Though I wish I didn't) Some days it feels more like an obligation than a gift. Prayer is a gift. And don't forget it. Be thankful, and let God know that you are thankful.
It's already June! We are already half way through the year!
It's so hard to believe!
It feels like yesterday I could barely reach the kitchen counter.
Babies are now toddlers, toddlers are now teens, teens are now young adults, etc. Time literately does fly by. And as time passes people and things change. Some people grow more in God's word, (Sadly) others do not. Sometimes I get the feeling I'll blink and I'll be so much older. But I won't. Anyway, don"t wait to do something you really want to do. If you want to be a missionary, be a missionary. If you want to be a builder be a builder. If you want to be a singer be a singer. You can use almost any occupation for God's glory.
Each one of my family members is different, such as:
Mom: Could listen and sing to the same song over and over again.
Dad: Could work on ten things at once.
Michael: History genius. Kaleb: Can turn anything boring into something fun.
And me..... well, I'm in the middle. But I really like being in the middle, sure sometimes it feels like the youngest gets all the attention, and the oldest is the most loved. But I know, with my family, that we are all loved equally. No matter who was born first or last.
Yup, you read that right, my family and I drove to Rio.
24 hours in the truck would make anyone tired, speaking of tired... So on our way to Rio, Brazil, we stopped at a gas station where we got some directions to a place to get stamped in the country. After that, we decided to stop for some ice cream at a little ice cream shop. And let's just say I was very tired. When we took our ice cream, (My brothers and I got small shakes instead) And for some strange reason I took my straw out, and all the ice cream fell on me. Yup. On. Me. We continued to drive it took us three days to get there. (But that was only a few hours every day) So yeah, we had one of the best vacations ever.
“Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.”
― Max Lucado
Interesting title? Yeah, well anyway.
For some people it's easy to forgive and give.
And for some people it's harder to forgive and give. If you don't forgive you are going to carry a huge burden on your shoulders. I know, sometimes I hold grudges over the dumbest things, but I am learning not too. Giving, for me, is easy, sometimes I will give things to people, money, clothes, etc. It makes us happy when we give, it makes me happy when I give. So forgive people and they will forgive you. Give and you will receive.
A lot of people don't think they are pretty, amazing, fun to be around or.... cool. People these days, (Mostly teenagers and young adults) think things like that. Well, I am writing this to tell you something. YOU. ARE. COOL. Did you get that? You are amazing, talented, creative, and I know someone that loves you even when you make mistakes. His name is Jesus. Everyone goes through a lot at some time in their lives.
1 Corinthians 10:13
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience.
And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
God does care about you and I.
A non caring god wouldn't care if you could stand it or not.
What are some things in your life that were hard, and if you could stand through those, then you know that God knows that you can take on more than that.
1 John 2:29 Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God’s children. Isn't it amazing? We actually have two dads. We are God's kids. This verse says, "Christ is righteous." And if we do what is righteous or right we will be recognized as God's kids or children. Wouldn't that be amazing? If people looked at you and said, "Look, he/she has such a servant's heart, I know that they love God and that he/she is God's child, because they do what is right." I'll admit, it's not always easy to do the right thing, but it pays off. A lot. So I encourage you to do the right thing. And do it with your whole heart.
Sometimes we need to go in our own world for a while. To think, to figure out life, to think about what you are going though right now. Whatever it may be, it is nice to go into your own world for a while. To forget the problems in the world, the problems at: School, at work, at a restaurant, at a park, in cites, at the hospital, or anywhere else. I go in my own world, I think a lot, I imagine, Sometimes I create adventures in my mind. It gets my mind off of things, like a break from the world. It's not a bad thing to go into your own world, but your problems aren't going to solve themselves. If you don't do something to solve it... So you can go in your own world, but realize that you are loved, cared and wanted in the real world.
OK, so recently I figured out what a bucket list is.
And I thought I would make my own...
6 things I really want to do: Go to the beach. (In October) Go to the park. Take pictures. Spend more time with my family. Read my Bible everyday. And eat some ice cream. (Even though it is winter here!) That is my list, what is your bucket list?