Well first off before I get into this post I would like to thank the 20 people that have donated to the "Livvy Mae Giveaway" & that have gotten us to $567 for the Herrington family! We are 1/4 of the way to our goal of $2,000 & yes, we are very much aware that $2,000 is a very big amount of money. But God took 5 loaves of bread, 2 fish & fed 5,000 people. So I know that this is something small for God to handle! We just have to make sure we give it up to him! With constant prayer & praise we are hoping to reach our goal!
We are all made in the image of God, & when we except Christ into our hearts & give Him control over our life, it then becomes our job to strive every day to be as much like Him as possible. Now what you may be asking is "How can I do that? He is perfect & I am only human. I can't be perfect." You may not be perfect, & you are correct. We are only human. But if we were all perfect there would be no need for a perfect God. Am I right? You see when striving day in & day out to be more like Him, we are gonna fail, trip, stumble, but God will be there to pick us back up & say "Try again." He is our teacher, He is the one who is showing us how to be like Him. The Bible is our hand book. So in order to be like Him we must know & follow all of the rules.
Striving to be as much like God, is like learning anything new! When learning a new skill such as in gymnastics. You have to learn the basics first. Just like with becoming like God, you have to learn to have faith, to trust, & to love Him. In gymnastics you move up a level & learn tougher skills, & with becoming like God your heart will grow & you learn to see the world as God does. Your heart will begin to break for the things that break Gods heart. & with each step you will grow. & Eventually you will get to a point where you will want nothing more then to be labeled a "Jesus Freak" & the first thing people with notice about you is how on fire you are for God! & trust me...It is one of the BEST feeling ever :) You start to lose cravings for worldly things, so many worldly things become un-appealing to you. Like with me secular music, cussing, & perverted comments make me so sick to my stomach...& I have to remove myself from the situation because it not only makes me sick but it also angers me.
I would also like to try something new. For those of you who feel comfortable sharing your story of how you came to be a believer, & sharing how you have changed. The habits you used to have that are gone now because of God great love. Go ahead & shoot us an email with your story & we will do a couple of different post with your guys stories! These stories can inspire others to come to Christ & become a follower!
If you need any support, prayer, advice or would like to become a follower of Christ (Which will be one the BEST decisions you have ever made!) You can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can email me personally AlyssaGoodhue@hotmail.com
Can't wait to hear from you guys!