Sunday, July 10, 2011
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Saturday, July 2, 2011
Psalm 16:11- “Thou wilt show me the path of life….” Since being young and little, I have had this as my life verse. My mom prayed it over me when I was young because she knew I would struggle with this very thing, knowing the path for my life. Being a recently graduated senior form high school, I have really struggled with what to do with my life, what college to go to and if I could afford it. Just like any senior would. This next post isn’t to tell you what I have decided to do for the fall, or what I want to do with my life, But to encourage you with the fact that God will show you the path of your life if you do ask him and seek him. That’s what it is all about “seek and you will find.”
It was about 3 moths till the end of my senior year in high school. What I wanted to do was go right to a bible college and go for photography and bible. I wanted to peruse a ministry for the Lord and I didn’t want to wait around to start serving him. I then got a phone call from Baptist Bible College. They gave me an amazing deal to go there; they were going to split the cost in half and some more. I couldn’t turn that down; I was set that I was going to BBC in the fall. Well, God happens to have a different plan then we all do. A school in Florida was brought to my attention. A school by the name of Palm Beach Atlantic. This school was amazing. A ministry field right outside of the school, it had photography and it was a bible school next to an amazing church. My heart was pulled there. All I wanted to do was going there and give my life to the Lord in ministry. There was no way I could afford this school. It was 30 grand for one school year. Yikes. So, because I felt pulled down there so much, I prayed and prayed and seeked after God. I prayed that if he wanted me to go there then he would provide me with the money to go, provide me with a car and a place to stay. God did that very thing. You see, when you ask in all faith and that is what God wants, he will make that clear and possible for you. People, of whom I don’t know, gave me money for school. I was able to purchase a vehicle and laptop for school and I was offered a place to stay down there. That was a True blessing right there. God was answering my prayers and providing me with what I needed to go down there. I was headed to Florida this fall. I was scared, because I have never been from home before, but I had to put how this body felt aside and peruse Romans 12 and be a living sacrifice.
There was then a small intervention. My parents said no. How could after so much seeking and finding and him showing me, my parents say no? I still cannot answer that question. Someday I will look back and understand why he showed me and provided me with what he did and then ended it. The bible says to honor your father and mother, so that is what I did. I decided I needed to stay home. So, I got on my knees each night and prayed God would give me a good attitude toward staying home, I prayed he would give me opportunities for ministry here at home. AGAIN, without fail, he stayed true to his words and answered those prayers. Since staying home, I have gotten 2 jobs. At each I have my co-workers asking me about the Lord. They see a difference in me. Nothing I am doing, but the Lord, He is starting to crush this flesh and live through me. I have people I really don’t know that are asking to come to church with me. I got an apprenticing photography job under a Christian woman and I am going on a mission’s trip. God is still showing me the path of my life.
Are you confused with what God wants to do with you? It’s alright. Just
Keep praying and seeking Him.
His word says, Ask and it will be given , SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND. God will show you what he wants you to do, only if you are willing to lay everything aside and listen to what he has to say. Just remember, He will show you the path of life.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I thought it would be wise to have my first post be about my own testimony, due to the fact that the main occurrence on here will be others that were made 'In His Image' testionies. Those who have encouraged me and hopefully can you as well when you read them.
My name is Sarah McCarthy, I am a high school graduate and I have always had a passion for photography, but even more, especially, God. In the year of 2001, my 8th year of life, on November 12th I made a confession of my sins. I Fully believed God was God and asked him to forgive me of all my sins. I was then accepted into the kingdom of God. The problem after this was, to me, Christianity was a bunch of rules that I had to follow. I would always try to live FOR God, not as he would or even let him live through me. It wasn't until my 11th grade year that this changed. I started attending Twin Tiers Christian Academy. Our thyme for the year was passion and I started to gain a passion for the Lord. But that was it. I did nothing about it. I wanted to read my bible, i wanted to give up my idols, i wanted him to live through me, but I had so many strongholds, it was nearly impossible. I then read a book, This book was called 'Crazy Love". This book really really convicted me. You see, I am not at all a reader, but when i read a book, I get through it in about a week. This book took me 2 months to get through because it was so hard to grasp what it was saying. It talked about a Lukewarm Christian. I was that very thing. a lukewarm Christian. It talked about how God would rather have us not care bout him or be on fire for him, rather then lukewarm. all we do when we are lukewarm is put shame to his name and act like we care.Fakers. In revelations it says that he will spit them out of his mouth. It then listed some things to which a lukewarm christian do...
- A lukewarm christian compares them self to the world, so they think their a good Christian.
-A lukewarm christian doesn't give to charities or church if it is going to hinder on something they
-A lukewarm Christian goes to church every Sunday, because it is expected of them.
The one that really got me was
-A lukewarm Christians here stories of Gods power or how he works or uses someone and thinks
that cant be them, they are moved, but they go on with life normally.
I didn't want any of that anymore. I got on my face and cried out to God. I cried out Galatians 2:20 I wanted to be Crucified in Christ. I no longer wanted to live, but let him live through me so that the life I live in this body i live for Jesus Christ, the son who came and gave his life for me. That's what its all about. I look at my life and think, why don't I worship God like they did in the bible? why isn't he everything to me? Why aren't the fruits of the spirit evident in my life different from the fruits, ot of the spirit, are in the world. I am just like the world, I just happen to have a relationship with the savior of the World. Being saved isn't getting to heaven or to save us from the penalty of sin. Its a relationship with The Lord, The name above all names. Its a life change and we need to seek after him and let us continually change us. Thank God he unveiled my eyes. I pray this testimony was an encouragement to you and you pursue a better relationship with God. No one can be to "Godly".