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  • Codepainter
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  • MegiddosGirl
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    Cool links to cool places:

  • A christian search engine, very useful!

  • An online Bible with every version I've heard of and a few I haven't!

  • A site created by Megiddo for Christian teens!

    About God:

    How do you describe the indescribable? If all the seas turned ink, all the plant to writing tools, and all the sky to parchment, it would not be enough to describe God's vastness. That's the God I serve.

    If you're interested in learning more about God, you can leave a message here, you could go to this site and leave a message or you can read on.



    God
  • God loves you (John 3:16).
  • God is holy and just. He punishes all evil and expels it from his presence (Romans 1:18).

    People
  • God, who created everything, made us for himself to find our purpose in fellowship with him (Colossians 1:16).
  • But we rebelled and turned away from God (Isaiah 53:6) The result is separation from God (Isaiah 59:2). The penalty is eternal death (Romans 6:23).

    Christ
  • God became human in the person of Jesus Christ to restore the broken fellowship (Colossians 1:19-20). Christ lived a perfect life (1 Peter 2:22).
  • Christ died as a substitute for us by paying the death penalty for our rebellion (Romans 5:8). He arose (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and is alive today to give us a new life of fellowship with God, now and forever (John 10:10).

    Response
  • I must repent for my rebellion (Matthew 4:17).
  • I must believe Christ died to provide forgiveness and a new life of fellowship with God (John 1:12)
  • I must receive Christ as my Savior and Lord with the intent to obey him. I do this in prayer by inviting him into my life (Revelation 3:20).
    Cost
  • There is no cost to your salvation comes to you freely (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • But it comes at a high cost to God (1 Peter 1:18-19).
  • Ultimately your response is a life of discipleship (Luke 9:23-24).


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    Tuesday, December 30, 2003
    Who do these voices in my head belong to?

       How can you tell when you feel pushed to do something if it is your thought, sent from God, or sent from the Devil?

       Well if anyone ever figures out how to tell if something is your thought, tell me. I once wrote in my personal journal, 'Who are we to say that every thought that we have is not from God? Therefore, glorify God with every thought and with every breath.' How do I know that this entry was my idea? I can't say that I 100% know it is my idea.

       There usually are some ways to tell what God wants you to do and what the Devil wants you to do. First, does it break any of the Ten Commandments? There are many problems that are harder to discern, though ( i.e. - Is this the women/man God wants me to marry? ). Never rush into anything. The Devil wants to rush you, God is infinitely patient. Not even prayer helps if your rushing into something ( this is because no matter what the result of the prayer, your probably still going to do it ).

       Never trust your feelings. These are easily manipulated by the Devil. For years, the Devil had me under the delusion that I was not saved, keeping me in a depressed state where I was constantly worried about the future.

       Fleeces ( praying that if the answer to *insert questions* is *insert answer*, then such and such will happen ) won't help either, if your being thrown into a frenzy.

       So what do you do if you absolutely need a question answered? Well, that still sounds like your rushing it, if you absolutely need an answer. Be patient, pray every chance you have. Your answer will come... eventually.


    Posted at 02:29 pm by Megiddo
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    What is love?

       I find that other people's defintion of love is astounding. They seem to think that love is a physical attraction ('Oh! It was love at first sight!').

       I was talking to my friend Garret the other day. I can't remember exactly what was said, but it was something like this.

       Garret said, "I have a new girlfriend. She's really cool."

       I said, "Nice, I wish I had a girlfriend..."

       Garret said, "Why don't you?"

       I replied, "Because the only way I would ever tell a girl that I love her is if I would be willing to marry her and care for her for the rest of my life."

       Garret said nastily, "Then you're just wierd."

       Love is not a word to be taken lightly and just thrown about at a whim. I promise you that 98% of the 'love at first sights' never last long. After the break-up, we have all these people wandering around saying how they lost all that mattered to them. How can you lose something that you never had unless you stole it? These people sadden me at their 'loss', yet disgust me for thinking that they could have it.

       So now that the word love has been disgustingly twisted, what word is there to describe a  willingness to do anything for them? Servanthood seems in the area of what I'm looking for, but a relationship should include two servants serving God and eachother, not a master and a servant.


    Posted at 01:58 pm by Megiddo
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    Monday, December 29, 2003
    Generation EVIL?!

       What is a world where children are not being taught about Christ? The parents, though they might not believe, are still bound to morals by the after effects of their belief. Their children however, are bound by nothing.

       Is it any wonder why crimes are on the rise at amazing rates? Did you know that overall grades in schools have dropped three grades since prayer was banned?

       What binds you to do right when you are but a mere happening of a few atoms colliding? Nothing. Most people who believe this look for one thing from their life only. The thrill of doing something that they know they shouldn't.

       I think that people have it all wrong. It isn't the presence of the Devil that effects us the most. It is the absence of God. Some of the things I see people from my school doing are hideous.

       I search for a Christian friend my own age, one who is going through or has gone through the same struggles, but my search does not avail me. I look to my school and I see a swarm of spiders, all searching for some blood to suck, someone to bite.

       I have seen too many people that say that they're Christian and show not even the slightest hint of it in their life. I promise you, our days here on Earth are shorter than we know.

    Posted at 09:56 pm by Megiddo
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    Media

       Media... What effect does it have on us? What does it matter if we watch the news? Why should I care if I watch a gory movie as long as I realize that it is just a movie and not real?

       Media has a huge impact on society, most people just don't realize it. The news is filled with murders, rapes, vandalism, etc, etc. All of this slowly errodes our 'walls of morals', meaning that our chance of doing such a thing increases. I mean, it is what everyone's doing isn't it? This is the same thing that got so many addicted to smoking.

       You might say, "So what not watching the media is simply lying to yourself about what the world is really like!" I agree with this whole heartedly, but when you think of all that is bad in the world, try to find the good things in it too! That way, you're more likely to do what is right.

       So... what about movies? Same thing applies here. There are some really good movies out there, but usually they're poor quality and looked down upon by society. Everyone likes the movies where you can see the blood splatter.

       Well, what I'm trying to say is that the old saying, 'what goes in, comes out' is more accurate than most people would like to think.

       If you think that I have this one nailed, you'd be wrong. I struggle with what to watch and what not to watch. Lately, I just try to avoid movies all together and watch cartoons. Cartoons still aren't that good, but they make a good alternative.


    Posted at 07:50 pm by Megiddo
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    Sunday, December 28, 2003
    I can only imagine

    Hey everyone!!!
    I'm one of the new authors on here!!!

    Song:I can only imagine
    Artist:Mercyme

    I can only imagine what it will be like, when I walk by your side
    I can only imagine what my eyes will see, when your face is before me
    I can only imagine. I can only imagine

    Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
    Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?

    I can only imagine! I can only imagine!
    I can only imagine, when that day comes, when I find myself standing in the Son!
    I can only imagine, when all I will do, is forever, forever worship You!
    I can only imagine! I can only imagine!

    Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?

    Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
    I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!

    Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
    Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?

    I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!
    I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!!
    Only imagine!!!I can only imagine. I can only imagine,
    when all I do is forever, forever worship You!
    I can only imagine."

    Copyright: 1999 MercyMe

    This song reminds me of why I live for Him and how powerful His love his

    Posted at 08:28 pm by jesuschick
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    God's Boxes

    This is something I got in my email, thought it was kinda interesting.

    God's Boxes

    I have in my hands two boxes,
    Which God gave me to hold.
    He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black box,
    And all your joys in the gold." 

    I heeded His words, and in the two boxes,

    Both my joys and sorrows I stored,
    But though the gold became heavier each day,
    The black was as light as before. 

    With curiosity, I opened the black,
    I wanted to find out why,
    And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole,
    Which my sorrows had fallen out by. 

    I showed the hole to God, and mused,

    "I wonder where my sorrows could be!"
    He smiled a gentle smile and said,
    "My child, they're all here with me." 

    I asked God, why He gave me the boxes,

    Why the gold and the black with the hole?
    "My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
    The black is for you to let go."

    P.S. New author - Jesuschick ( d! )

    Posted at 07:21 pm by Megiddo
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    You mean work is involved?!

       Every day I go to school, I see the battle that takes place in the world and in me. Who knew that being a Christian wasn't a 'walk in the park'? I didn't plan on fighting this war when I got saved. But, I am glad to be part of this war, as it is what God wants me to do.

       What war you ask? The war that takes place every day between good and evil. Just because you're saved, it doesn't mean it will be easy. God will help you, but he won't do it for you.

       Every day we need to fight with all our might. It may be worse on some days than others, but I promise you that sometime during your day you will have a choice. What you choose is up to you. Where does your heart lie?

    Posted at 10:58 am by Megiddo
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    Saturday, December 27, 2003
    Wanted: Authors for my blog

       I have two purposes in this post. First, to make it clear what I want this blog to be. Second, to invite any Christian author who is willing to lend wisdom.

       I would like this blog not be a collection of my ramblings, but rather a collection of whatever wisdom or inspiration or perhaps stupidity that anyone would like to write. So if this interests you, contact me in some way! There is like 10 different ways on this page or you can email me at megiddo@swiftdesk.com

       Thank you! I look forward for any posts someone has to make!

       By the way, I got my first author, CodePainter from http://codepainter.blogdrive.com I don't think he'll post very often, as he has his own blog to manage, but I look forward to whatever he might say.

    Posted at 11:42 pm by Megiddo
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    Site for Christian teens

       I spent all night making a new web site, though all I have is the forum completed. The address for the forum is http://christinteens.proboards20.com/. As I said, that is just a forum, and I plan on making an actual site at http://christianteens.t35.com/ . The site name is Christian teens ( you may notice the forum address is christinteens, it stands for Christ In Teens. ) and I would like some help making the site, if anyone who reads this is interested. Just e-mail me.

        Pic from site:
     
     
       My favorite verse = Acts 20:24
             However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.

    Posted at 11:19 am by Megiddo
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    Friday, December 26, 2003
    Lord of the Rings

       Everyone knows of the billion dollar movie series, the Lord of the Rings. Well, I saw the conclusion, The Return of the King, today. Only three and a half hours long, but it sure packs a punch!
     
       Frodo Baggins is a character that is desperately trying to get an 'evil' ring to a fiery mountain and destroy it. He has to take it to the mountain because that is the only place that can destroy it. The trouble is, the more Frodo is with the 'evil' ring, the more Frodo succumbs to the ring. If Frodo doesn't destroy the ring, the world will be taken over by the person who made the ring, whose life force is tied to it.

       Their was a scene that really interested me. Frodo is in the fiery mountain, but he can't seem to let go of the ring ( by this time, he is almost corrupt because of the ring ). Is this a good picture of sin or what? There you are with a choice, you can either choose the right ( destroy the ring instantly ) or you can think about it, allowing the Devil to counsel you. I promise you, the Devil makes very good arguments. If you hesitate, you become more 'corrupt', making it harder to choose the right.

    Posted at 04:41 pm by Megiddo
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