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All young people that follow Jesus are His knights for Truth. We are all created by the One true God of the Bible, the one that made you and me!
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Outside Lookin' In. I choregraphed my dance try-out to this song! my fav. of Lori's songs!:)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hello everyone!!
With Spring on the way, there's also something very exciting on the way, and it's

FATHER/DAUGHTER PURITY BALL!!!

March 22nd, Saturday, 5-9pm

Abundant Life Baptist Church, Lee's Summit

Reserve by March 17th.

Order your tickets

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

'Clap ye hands all ye people shout to the Lord with a voice of triumph!'
Psalm 47:1

Why are Christians so often times anxious and depressed??  I believe most of the time it is because we become like the Israelites and complain instead of praising Him for all He's done for us.

Let us rejoice today!!=)
Sister in the fight,
Sam

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Use Your Freedom so...No Child Left Behind

Our taxes should not be going to abortion...


And yet they are. 


Have you ever thought before??  Yes, Jesus did say 'render unto Caesar's what is Caesar's', but Jesus also said in Romans 13:8

'Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.'

 

According to God, fulfilling the law is by loving others, including the little ones, in fact, especially the little ones that are yet to enter our world.


 

 And yet, how messed up The United States of America has become today!  

According to America, fulfilling the law is by killing people that are too small to fight back.  Bear with me, yes, I know they (they as in the head leaders of our country) don't say it like that, but it doesn't change the fact that your tax dollars are funding, whether you like it, hate it, want it or whatever, they go to fund that nevertheless.


ACLJ said it this way:

"

States all across America are enacting laws preventing Planned Parenthood and other abortion business from receiving our tax dollars. Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in America, has responded by filing numerous lawsuits demanding taxpayer funding and even asserting that they have a “constitutional right” to our tax dollars.

 

"The ACLJ has filed amicus briefs in several of these cases defending the right of states to defund the abortion industry. In one of these cases, a federal appellate court ruled that a Texas law defunding Planned Parenthood could go into effect. In another case, the court agreed with the ACLJ that there is no constitutional right to taxpayer funding for abortion businesses."

2012 Victories: Abortionists Have No Right to Taxpayer Funding

Abortions on demand without apology






Dear Follower of Jesus.....







 Dear Follower of Jesus Christ who is struggling in the walk, and tripping over a few stones along the path,

I guess I should start off by saying plain and simple that the only reason I'm preaching to you guys about following Christ with a pure and whole heart is because I really badly need to hear this myself.  So don't you ever think that I'm saying this because I'm past all this stuff and have moved onto the next level because I haven't.

Upon reading Terri Brady’s post “Climb that Ladder”, there was something in her book that caused me to take a step back and remember how stupid my complaints are compared to His glorious sacrifice. 

Here’s Terri’s excerpt from her post on her blog…

‘I forced myself out of the daydream, realizing the lack of reality in thinking I would ever say that to Him as He hung there.  How petty my prayers seemed that morning now that I had truly surveyed Him!  How selfish!  He died for me; can’t I live a moment for Him?  I slid back into the daydream, recognizing that the only thoughts that could come to mind to whisper in His ear as He hung on that cross were unsaid, choked by tears:

“I’m so unworthy.”

“I’m so sorry.”

“Thank you.”

He glanced in my direction as if to answer my unspoken words, “I know.  That’s why I came.”’


That’s why Jesus died!  Because He knows I’m so unworthy, because He knows I’m utterly stuck-up, selfish, a jerk to my friends and family, self-centered and so easily distracted.  He knows…. that I’m a sinner.  But here’s the difference, now I know that, whereas before I didn’t even recognize it.  He showed me myself, in light of His awesome grace and beauty, and drew me in to His family!  I am His child now. 

As a dear, dear friend of the family once said to me as I wept over the phone to him, letting out all my struggles into his poor ears; “Darlin’, darlin’…you are a holy Child of Christ…you’re not a freak…the devil should has no right to accuse you of these things, you are His child!  He should be ashamed of himself for accusing you…! he can’t make you do anything without your authority.”

Because of my position in Christ, I now have authority over my mind, heart and actions, whereas before I was a child of the devil, (see Ephesians 2), and bound to him and his ways of this world.

So why is there this struggle within me?  Why is there this battle within me?  The frustrating thoughts, the countless tears in the carpet, the bruised knees, the clenched fists, the anxious heart that longs for it’s thirst to be quenched with cool, sweet Truth? 

Why the struggle?  Because, as real as Jesus Christ has saved me, there is a enemy!  And like a prowling lion he seeks to ‘steal, kill and destroy’, but Christ seeks to ‘give you life more abundant and free.’, the opposite of the devil’s purpose.

I was once dead in trespasses and sin, and I had no choice but to be a minion to the devil’s lies and carry them out,

But God!  Who loves me with a perfect and sweet, tender and beautiful love, laid down His body and said “Enemy, take me, but this little one, she is mine.”

And so with His blood, He paid my ransom, a debt I could never own up to, and never will!  By His blood, now, He has given me authority over the temptation to cling to it, and has shed light on a new and different path.  His path.  His way.  And tenderly, just as He called me into His love by His grace, He again calls my name, saying, “Turn your eyes away from the things which are dead.  Your sinful man is dead, and now you  have the choice to love Me.  Turn your hope onto that which is Alive and Good, and Pure and Lovely, for those are the things that make up Me. 

“I love you.  All I want from you, is all of you.”

So He promises us in 1 John 1, “Confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.”

So sinner!  You know you are one…confess!  And if you do confess, then rejoice!  For God has already forgiven your sins, the blood is old and dead and crusted and has fallen away,

And rejoice, I say!  For He has called you white as snow, and His Holy Child.





Notice how the first "forgiven" is faded...looking worn and almost gone...
  

Then see how the second "forgiven" is bright, and clear, revived.

That is how Christ revives us when we cry out for His forgiveness!  He does that every moment!


Monday, February 3, 2014

My Love

 My Love Calls Again
Poem by Samantha


Oh Jesus, I love You!!

Why do I doubt?  Why do I weep?  Why do I fear?  Because I  have not remembered my love for You!

I love You because You first loved me, while I was yet a sinner! 

Your Truth cries out above the waters, above the waves, above the storm, above the hail, above the rain, above the flood, above the wind, above the fire, above all reason and logic and lie and enemy...

Your sweet Truth!  My ears so oft must hear!  Oh that Your Voice would call me again, and this time, I'm listening....

Listening...

To Your sweetest, gentlest call...

I love You.

Sold Out Heart & Mind, Purely His

Anxiety wrecking my day?  Worries, fears and past sins seemingly plaguing my present and future?  Why?

Maybe it's because too many times I can forget...

When I give my heart to the Lord, I must remember that I am totally sold out.

1 Corinthians 6:20 says,

'For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.'

Jesus Christ has claimed my heart!!  May I never grow tired of PRAISING Him!

How you surrender to Him today...means how you will take action in two minutes, two hours, two days.

May we pray,

"I give up my anxiety and deepest fears to You, Lord Jesus, for my life is no longer my own.  I was bought with Your very own blood...the highest price that can be paid.  May I not misuse my heart, but USE my heart, my hands, my feet, my mind, my entire being, to serve others for Your glory!! 

Amen."




=)
Love,
Samantha

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"Now, therefore," Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."

"Now, therefore,"  Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."
Joel 2:12