I've learned something awesome and I wanted to share it with you. We all know the story where Jesus speaks with a Samaritan woman at the Jacob's well. It's interesting how many mysteries there are in that passage. I've never thought of it like that. Let's see. The first interesting thing is that Jesus sat down at the Jacob's well. This well which represents all our corruption, all of the mixture, all the clever I-want-to-be-better-than-everybody-else...the old well. This well was closed by Jesus, because as He came, He SAT down. A Well sitting on a well. He really is a well. He closed a stream and opened up a living stream. Suddenly a woman came with a container and wanted to draw water. Jesus said to her: “Please give me a drink.”, but He spoke in mystery, going deeper, wanting to touch her heart not just have water. He was trying to bring her to think in a different realm, but she kept thinking about all the differences between him and her, where they worship, how they worship, Jerusalem, the mountain, questioning how He can give her living water...she was totally mixed up.
Sep 23, 2014
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In August I was on a trip with my youth group and we hiked a lot enjoying the great view. First, we went to an adventure park and it was very challenging, because I don't have so much strength in my hands (sadly, that's a fact). We had to face obstacles and to have faith that we can do anything if we don't give up in the middle of it. We had to concentrate, exceed our limits, trust in our ability to do it, have fun, be equipped, climb, go on despite uncertainty, leave our fear of height out and not remain caught in the net (oh my goodness, this was the hardest). But I really liked it... There was a point I thought I can't do it, that was Tarzan's net. My strength faded away and I was feeling so powerless and useless to move, but then with my sister encouraging me and with time I did it and was happy to get finish that track :)
Aug 4, 2014
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A post from me again, finally! In the past weeks, I've often been concerned about my outward looks and how I'm not gaining weight even though I eat a lot, how I look like a teenage girl, how white my skin is, how my hair isn't standing as I want it to, how my eyes change their color and so on and so forth. So many unnecessary cares, but still they suddenly pop up and you see yourself facing them. I'm writing this because I realized that outward beauty isn't what makes a person although many think that. But as I think about my experiences with people I have good memories of those who weren't beauty-queens on the outside, but marvelous and amazingly beautiful on the inside!
May 17, 2014
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I wanted to write about how God knows every detail of our lives and how He brings everything together to really work for our good, even though we sometimes mess things up. I will write about something amazing from my life which made me love Him more!
When I was little I clearly remember playing the piano which was in our living room. I wasn't learning to play it or taking courses. I was just playing foolishly. I loved going there, taking lyrics of the worship songs from our church and play whatever key I felt like pushing and singing to it. I used to register myself singing using a tape recorder. I often went there and my memories are very vivid.
Apr 6, 2014
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The previous week we had a great meeting at our youth group and God has shown our leader something amazing which I wanted to share to all of you. I want to keep it short, so here it is:
The basic Scripture: John 1:19-28
Our identity is primarily influenced by three very important things in our lives:
- our goal/ our perspective;
- our living/ our behavior;
- our accomplishments/ fruits/ successes;
- we will proceed toward a good goal
- our behavior will prove it alongside
- we will see accomplishments (reach the goals that we've set)
Mar 9, 2014
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Here comes something that has been very close to my heart, or even better: it is part of my life. This is like the story of my life. It's something that really describes what I've been through on my journey on this earth! God is so perfect that every minute of my life makes sense and I find my delight totally in Him!
Feb 22, 2014
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I was thinking about writing to my blog in the last days and I was amazed that there came nothing, no idea or thought. I didn't know what God wanted me to share, so I waited, waited and waited. Nothing... I neither had much time, but I was confident and so peaceful. I don't want to only write something and that's it. No, I want to write what I really want to say to you, my readers, and what's on my heart. I've been very touched by A. W. Tozer's book lately: The Crucified Life, and I'm still devouring it. But what I had on my heart is one of Dana Candler's post on her blog about being God's favorite. It really spoke to me and I'm sure God will speak to you through it as well. God wanted me to share this with you, although I could've just posted it on social media, but I knew I had to write it here. The awaited answer came. So here it is:
Why We Have to Know We’re His Favorite
She looked at me with those dancing eyes, her heart at the surface. She’d just whispered her secret in my ear, safe from her siblings’ hearing. “I’m His favorite,” she spilled confidence as pure as it comes. It was the first thing that had come to her mind as we were circling the table and talking about why we love Jesus. Her Daddy had told her the secret, whispered it to her heart like it was gold to be treasured deep. And it was. And just as he’d suspected, she’d taken that morsel of brightness and drawn it close, not to forget it. Now she whispered it to me, this little glimmering treasure that she’d taken so gladly into her heart.
And in that moment I did something as her mama I’d later regret. With her heart spread wide so brilliantly confident, I smiled and then stepped in to tweak her theology just a tad. I wanted her to know she was right but also wanted her to have ground to stand on and so I embellished her secret with soundness, clarifying what I wish now I would’ve waited to set straight. I explained how we’re each His favorite for how unique we all are. Each one so distinct, so marvelously special and unlike any other.
Jan 31, 2014
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Because this month God spoke to me about focusing only on Him, I wanted to stress this topic with the ensuing post. It's interesting how God showed me that we can't trust our mind, because it leads us astray. That is true: our own minds disorient and mislead us. Why do I say that? Because we're human beings and our senses get used to the surroundings and don't really know what to do with the new things, so they are completely baffled. God gave us gilt-edged sensory tools to operate and navigate on this earth. Do you know where the problems begin? It all starts with letting our sensory understanding to take direct control of our spiritual lives. Can we really trust our mind when it comes to spiritual issues? Take a look at these videos and let me know what your answer is:
Jan 20, 2014
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