Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wow! Sorry I haven't blogged lately!! It has been unbelievably crazy here at my house! In the past couple weeks we have celebrated three birthdays (one including me..yay!),gone to the circus and I volunteered at a conference last weekend not to mention 4-h activities which were held last week. Family has also been in town for almost all of July and now August! We've had an awesome time! Though it may be a little hectic I love my cousins and cherish the time we all spend together! In July my older cousin and I entertained the younger kids by creating our own VBS! It was awesome! They thouroughly enjoyed it and I think we had just as much fun singing the songs and doing the movements!
My cousin and I were determined to have at least one picture of ourselves that we like so two evenings were spent in our own photoshoot. And believe it or not we succeded in taking more than one that we LOVED!!
We spent two days cleaning out the barn that had become a wreck( no thanks to me)lol...Tonight we will head out around midnight or so to watch shooting stars. We'll all lay out on the flatbed trailer with mosquito net covering us so we don't get eaten alive!!It's so amazing to be right underneath the sky gazing at God's creation. Oh Mac has posted a link for mediatalk101..be sure to check it out!!
Recently I was looking at the Rebelution's most recent article from Steve's blog about "35 Reasons not to sin." I thought it was so awesome that I thought I should share it.
35 REASONS NOT TO SIN
-Because a little sin leads to more sin.
-Because my sin invites the discipline of God.
-Because the time spent in sin is forever wasted.
-Because my sin never pleases but always grieves God who loves me.
-Because my sin places a greater burden on my spiritual leaders.
-Because in time my sin always brings heaviness to my heart.
-Because I am doing what I do not have to do.
-Because my sin always makes me less than what I could be.
-Because others, including my family, suffer consequences due to my sin.
-Because my sin saddens the godly.
-Because my sin makes the enemies of God rejoice.
-Because sin deceives me into believing I have gained when in reality I have lost.
-Because sin may keep me from qualifying for spiritual leadership.
-Because the supposed benefits of my sin will never outweigh the consequences of -disobedience.
-Because repenting of my sin is such a painful process, yet I must repent.
-Because sin is a very brief pleasure for an eternal loss.
-Because my sin may influence others to sin.
-Because my sin may keep others from knowing Christ.
-Because sin makes light of the cross, upon which Christ died for the very purpose of taking away my sin.
-Because it is impossible to sin and follow the Spirit at the same time.
-Because God chooses not to respect the prayers of those who cherish their sin.
-Because sin steals my reputation and robs me of my testimony.
-Because others once more earnest than I have been destroyed by just such sins.
-Because the inhabitants of heaven and hell would all testify to the foolishness of this sin.
-Because sin and guilt may harm both mind and body.
-Because sins mixed with service make the things of God tasteless.
-Because suffering for sin has no joy or reward, though suffering for righteousness -has both.
-Because my sin is adultery with the world.
-Because, though forgiven, I will review this very sin at the Judgment Seat where loss and gain of eternal rewards are applied.
-Because I can never really know ahead of time just how severe the discipline for my sin might be.
-Because my sin may be an indication of a lost condition.
-Because to sin is not to love Christ.
-Because my unwillingness to reject this sin now grants it an authority over me greater than I wish to believe.
-Because sin glorifies God only in His judgment of it and His turning of it to good -use, never because it is worth anything on it’s own.
-Because I promised God he would be Lord of my life.
I hope this is challenging for you! I know I want to be more like my Savior ! Do you?