First of all I should probably introduce myself. My name is Kelsey Green, I live in Lake City, Fl. I go to a Pentecostal church called First Full Gospel Church. I'm in love with Jesus and I aim to please Him with everything I do. Some people may call me radical, but it's a life worth living. I'm called to be an Evangelist, I lead choir at my church, and I teach Sunday School for toddlers. I'm saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost.
I bet your wondering, "What makes her blog any different from all the others?" What a wonderful question! This blog will be a daily blog (hopefully), I plan on posting about my life, Jesus Christ, fashion, modesty, and anything that you guys my want to hear.
I felt lead by the Holy Spirit to write this blog, and it will continued to be lead by God. If you have any prayer requests please feel free to comment or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my email very frequently so you don't have to worry about me not checking it. I'll be praying for everyone.
We all have feared what people can do to us at least once in our lives. Personally, I have encountered fear multiple times when dealing with people at school and work. For the longest time it kept me bound from doing God's work because I was only looking towards the people. I didn't have my eyes on what God could do. So I began to pray and ask the Lord to guide me and to help me keep my eyes on Him. It was hard and I still struggle at times but, God is faithful and if we stand on His promise that nothing formed against us shall stand, He will help us through it. His words encouraged me to look towards Him and remain strong in my faith.
The Lord brought it to my mind today the song "Let It Go" off of Frozen. When the words began going through my head the Lord was showing me how this song relates to our Christian walk.
When we give God our problems He helps us to let everything we're dealing with go. Recently, I have pondered a lot on whether it was the Lord's will for me to start a family later on in life. That is a desire of mine to find a husband that loves me and loves God. I was worried that it wasn't a part of His plan and I thought on it a lot. Then I realized, God only wants the best for my life. He knows what I need and what I don't need. I was tired of worrying and I knew that if it wasn't God's plan it wouldn't happen either way. I prayed and I told the Lord, " I know that You know what is best for me and I only want to do Your will. So I'm giving you this part of my life. You said that You would give us the desires of our heart and this is my desire. I'm giving it to You, do what You want to with it." That was very hard for me but, I must remind you that God is faithful. So, Sunday rolls around and we are having an amazing service. A women walks up to me and she says she has a word for me . She begins to tell me that I am a Ruth, and a lot of other stuff. Then, the very last thing she tells me is that God is sending a holy Boaz for me!!!!!!!! God was FAITHFUL! He guided me to give my desires to Him and He reassured me that He knew my desires and He was fulfilling them! My heart was so thankful for Him hearing me.
God is faithful, so if you let go of what's holding you back and you give it to God, He will make a way. He is no respecter of persons. What He has done for me, He can do for you!
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19 (NKJV)
In Luke, Christ gives us the authority to TRAMPLE on... Do you hear that? Not just to say get lost, but to trample. To speak to the enemy and have victory underfoot. Satan has to get under our feet.
Many Christians believe that all they have to do is to think in their minds, "I rebuke you in the name of Jesus." Most Christians don't realize that Satan cannot hear your thoughts. Only God can read our minds. It's a critical thing to speak out against the enemy. Our voices need to be heard.
God didn't call us to be sideline Christians. If the going gets tough we say "Woe is me, take this from me Lord." Christians want the easy way out. Well, Christ has another plan, He wants us to learn through our situations and trails. Sometimes we go through trials just to learn the authority that we truly have over the enemy. Here is something else that Christ says about fighting off the enemy:
Is there something in your life that when you begin to do something or you're around certain things you have a passion that grows for those things? I don't know about y'all but, I know that when I'm around Holy Ghost filled youth that are on fire for God something begins to rise up inside of me that wants to just jump out. It's a fiery passion that continues to build up until it boils over and I can't hold it in any longer. I know that I'm called to evangelize but, I also know that my future has something to do with youth. Does anybody else feel this way?
I went to a youth conference at Macclenny Church of God Saturday and Pastor Mike Townsend preached a powerful sermon on being a Samuel in a world filled with Eli's sons, Hophni and Phinehas. He meant that we are CALLED to be Samuels, who obeyed the Lord even around those we go to church with that still have a foot in the world and want to pull you in with them.
After that sermon I was about ready to jump out of my seat and start shouting! Even going to bed Saturday night I still felt the power of the Lord. I could barely go to sleep. :)
Isn't it so true that we as young folks want so bad to be a part of the world, but also on the other hand we want to obey God and follow His Will for our lives. It's our decision what we choose, whether or not we are going to be of the world. We are called for a greater purpose. Don't let those around you try to drag you back in to the world. Let your passion for Christ and the desire to study His word flourish and never let flame burn out! Let that Holy Ghost fire burn in your bones!!
This verse means a lot to me and right now it describes what I'm feeling and what I need to do.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall guide your paths." Proverbs 3:5&6 (NKJV)
If I give God all that I have in my heart He wont turn me away and tell me that He doesn't want what I offer. He tells us to "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4 (NKJV) If He tells me my desires will be mine, what do I have to worry about then? He's got it all under control! It's my turn to give it to God and wait for Him to do the rest.
I just recently began reading the new Duggar book Growing Up Duggar, I am halfway through it and I don't want to put it down. The Duggar family is a very humble and lovely family in Arkansas who honestly keep it real. They live true to their beliefs and love God with all their heart. The four oldest Duggar girls are women after God's own heart, not to mention they are gorgeous! This book lets us in on every relationship in their lives. From family, to friends, and even relationships with boys. The book is very simple, yet it's filled with so much wisdom and love. Their hearts desire is to change the world through showing God's love and witnessing to those around them. If you are ever looking for a good book with good values to read, I definitely recommend this book. In all honesty I wish I could meet the Duggar girls and become friends with them, I would love to talk to them about their lives, God, and wisdom from what they know.
Have you ever listened to a type of music to change your mood? Maybe you listened to Christmas music to get you into the Christmas cheer, or even listened to a love song because you were longing for your one true love. Music has always had a way to influence our moods and to make us feel things we may not feel other wise. A good example is in 1 Samuel 16:23, whenever David would play his harp for Saul an evil spirit would lift off of Saul. In the same way that music has the ability to sway our moods, so does the words that we speak. God intended our words to be as an encourager to the weak, not a sword through the chest to those who are already wounded.
Proverbs 18:21 says,
Our words, if we aren't careful, can birth life or kill it. Many times in the books of Proverbs it explains the importance of our words. When we speak negativity in others lives or about life in general we aren't giving hope or encouragement to those around us, but when we speak positively over their lives we put gas on the flicker of hope that is left in their souls. Not only does our positive words speak hope and encouragement it speaks as a witness that we are joyful in the Lord and we honestly have no need to complain. It allows them to see that there is a God out there who is loving, if someone else is showing that love through there words towards me.
When trying to be encouraging, often times, others will strike the encouraging words down and will then discourage you. They may say things like, "You're wrong, you don't understand what I'm going through." At that point you may not know what they're going through and take a step back. We don't need to take a step back, we need to move forward and reply with, "I may not know what you're going through, but I know a God that does and He is waiting with His arms open wide to carry you through this." Even if you aren't sure of what to say God understands and in that time of not knowing God will send His Holy Spirit to guide you with words to say. Matthew 10:19 says,
As I've mentioned before, I'm called to be an evangelist. God has revealed to me little at a time what His plan for my life is. He is still showing me things along and along. The thing is I haven't always known what I was chosen for. I knew that I was called to more than just the norm, but I also was very unsure about my future.
For what seemed like forever, I prayed and prayed and prayed some more. I longed and hungered and worried over God's will for my life. I was dying to know the Lord's thoughts and intentions for me. Then, my youth group attended the Forward conference with Jentezen Franklin. I could feel it was going to be a good conference before I even showed up. The conference was amazing, but there was one message given by Matthew Barnett that really stuck with me. He spoke from Proverbs 3:5 (I still have the notes!)
He spoke some on not looking for your cause, your cause will find you. That's when it hit me! I had been trying for so long to find God's plan for my life that I hadn't waited on Him to reveal it to me. I wanted so bad for God to use me that I hadn't been concerned about Hid timing!
So, I left it at that. I gave my worry and my desire of knowing His plans for my life to Him and decided to wait.
This week at First Assembly of God in Live Oak, Florida a youth revival is going on. I attended Monday night and last night(Tuesday). Both Monday and Tuesday night I showed up expecting the Lord to show up. I can tell you that show up is exactly what He did. God has anointed the youth of my generation for a greater purpose. He has chosen us to rise from the remnant! We should't be hiding our light under the bushel. Elijah Higginbotham, 17 years old, preached an anointed message, telling us that we are chosen! God has chosen us to be a peculiar people, to stand out from the rest of the world. We live in this world, but we're not of it! Towards what we thought was the end of the service, Pastor Mike Townsend was obeying the Spirit of the Lord and hesitated to close the service out. A second wave of the Holy Spirit moved on the youth and it started all over again! God blessed and poured out His blessings on us in a great and mighty way! If you are hungry for more of God and you want your cup filled and flowing over I suggest you attend this youth revival at least once this week. You will NOT regret it!