Friday, November 8, 2013

LALE: Live Abundantly- Live Eternally

I love some of Katy's music but I initially was very angry with her! I used to love T.G.I.F until she ruined it. I also took pride in being the "Beach Boys" kind of "California Girl" until she changed that up also.
I made the joke before that I'm NOT that kind of "cat lady" (i.e. cougar) so let me also add; I'm NOT that kind of California girl either!
I do love, "Roar" and her new song, "Unconditionally" is awesome and may be further discussed in a future post.

I'm making up a new acrostic. LIVE ABUNDANTLY- LIVE ETERNALLY. Jesus said, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10

       Like it? I colored it myself. Don't worry, I won't quit my day job.

YOLO (You Only Live Once)  seems pretty popular today too- I saw it on a T-shirt at Wal-Mart a couple weeks ago- but it's NOT true! If you come to know Jesus -you can be BORN AGAIN- YOU CAN LIVE TWICE! (JOHN 3) 

 I thought this was funny- from the "Urban Dictionary" :

"carpe diem" for stupid people
dude 1: "i'm gonna go smoke poison ivy and see if my lungs get a rash. yolo!

dude 2: "why doesn't he just say carpe diem? it sounds way better.

dude 3: "stupid people don't speak latin. thats why they say yolo"

 Here's the story of Jesus meeting with Nicodemus; This is found in John 3:1-8:
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.  This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Dear Young Person I know where you've been,
Don't go to the Lion's Den,
Follow God and you'll go far,
he can even make you a star, (Daniel 12:3)
This is an important cross roads,
Which way will you go?
There's a broad road that leads to destruction
Then there is the road less traveled
Have your idols chosen right?
It depends on which ones you follow,
Don't follow Katy this Friday night,
If you go with Colton he'll probably steer you right
There's no cougars here,
But they're out there,
Better steer clear,
Choose your friends carefully,
They may determine your Destiny,
If you spend your time on chasing  love,
You may never find it,
But His love is like a dove,
Who is always with you,
If you seek Him you will find,
His love is unconditional
The very best kind

Last Friday night,
Lost my virginity, my purity, my sanity,
Threw up in my hair,
Acting like I just don't care,
If scarecrow only had a brain,
My whole life is down the drain,
Think I killed someone with my car,
Now I've just gone too far,
Can God forgive all this mess?
Yes! cause He's miraculous
I can trade a gigantic mess for His righteousness
Next Friday night,
Played ping pong in the fog,
Jumped on the trampoline,
Geocashing with the gang,
Went swimming in the deep,
A bonfire's pretty cheap,
The fair is always fun,
Saw a movie, hit the DQ
Played soccer at the park
Ultimate frisbee in the dark.
Played cards and video games all night long,
Played guitar and sang a song.
Woke up Saturday with no regrets.
Peace in your heart is your best bet!

 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20

Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3

Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,
Before the difficult days come,
And the years draw near when you say,
“I have no pleasure in them” Ecc. 12:1

My son, keep your father’s command,
And do not forsake the law of your mother.
 Bind them continually upon your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
 When you roam, they  will lead you;
When you sleep, they will keep you;
And when you awake, they will speak with you.
For the commandment is a lamp,
And the law a light;
Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
To keep you from the evil woman,
From the flattering tongue of a seductress.
Do not lust after her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.
For by means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.
Can a man take fire to his bosom,
And his clothes not be burned?
Can one walk on hot coals,
And his feet not be seared?
So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
Whoever touches her shall not be innocent. Proverbs 6:20-29


Here's another of my posts directed specifically at young people: Average Girl