Tuesday, October 30, 2007


A word that is most used by teens for the past few years has been haters. Haters are those who are basically jealous of someone else or someone who hurts the feelings of another by being a bully. I also noticed that this word has been used as a shield to hide the hurt feelings of this teen. I noticed many myspaces with slogans such as "Haters keep Hatin' cuz I look good" and "Go ahead and Hate on me, I know I am better then you..." etc. I was studying the Bible when thinking about this and came across Psalm 56:1-5, "Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me;all day long they press their attack. My slanderers pursue me all day long; many are attacking me in their pride. When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? All day long they twist my words; they are always plotting to harm me."

Young people deal with "haters" spreading rumors about them, saying they are better then them etc. mostly out of jealousy or that they feel bad about themselves. But they must know that God will be the one who will help them to shine, not themselves. Instead of attacking the haters or becoming like them they should give it over to God and continue to move on with their lives. David continues to say in Psalm 56:9-11 "Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise- in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

David had the worst haters ever. They not only spoke bad about him, and were jealous of him, but they wanted to kill him. But he chose to give it to God and God was the one to lift him up.

Also, if you find you have many haters maybe you need to look at yourself. Do you think you are better then others, do you draw them to you by showing off? Maybe you should be more loving to others and more giving and you will soon have more friends then haters.

Proverbs 10:12 "Hatred stirs up dissension,but love covers over all wrongs."

Romans 13:10 "Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law."

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Chance to Share

Okay so while on my profile at yourchristianspace ,I found out that yourchristianspace will be having podcasts for Christians to post and get their word out to the millions of users on itunes. It will be their own 30 minute podcast made up of people just like me and you! Below I copied the information. I encourage all to participate with positive, blessed words and to use this avenue to let your light shine across the cyber world. I definitely will be submitting my words regularly.

I am pleased to announce that we will soon be releasing our first YCS Podcast The YCS Podcast will be around 30 minutes and will feature music, prayer, interviews and phone-ins. There will also be competitions with prizes but in future Podcasts.For now, all members who wish to appear on our first ever Podcast you have the chance to call and leave us a voice message and we will feature you. The number to call is 1-206-309-7394When you call you will be greeted by an automated message that will explain to you when to record your message, it's fun and easy so go ahead and give us a call and give us your very special salute and say hi to your friends!When you leave a message, please do mention your name and your YCS username. Tell us about yourself, your hobbies, your school, what you like about YCS and your of course your greeting. Tell us about your church, your friends and family and course favourite pet(s) if you have any.If you wish to say a prayer you are very welcome to do so. You can even sing if you want... the Podcast is here for us to learn from and to enjoy and have fun.For our admins and staff: It would be ideal if you could also please call to 'Salute' YCS and for us to put a voice to your profiles. For the Pastors and Reverends on our site who wish to contribute with a prayer or a reading from the bible, you are most welcome to do so. This is a perfect opportunity to reach a worldwide audience as this Podcast will be published on iTunes.I pray that most of you make use of this new feature and do make your calls so that we can produce a very exciting, entertaining and of course educational production.I wish you all as always, my warmest love and thoughts...God bless you,GaroYCSPlease Note: The phone number 1-206-309-7394 is NOT a premium service - only national rates apply Please ask permisison to use the phone from your parents or the person who pays the bill first.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

What is Legalism?

Below is a quote from my pastor on his radio show Ask the Pastor he is explaining what legalism is and why it has no place in the Christian church. I am a firm believer in this. We need to understand that we are all redeemed from the law through Christ and the law that Jesus came to fufill was the law of the new convenant, that through his sacrifice and blood shed we are covered saved and loved and through that love we will find ourselves desiring to live right not being condemned to live right.

"How do you know when a church is being legalistic? The ways that we know that is legalism brings people the Bible to restrict them, to condemn them, to control them. The true gospel liberates people. The true gospel
sets people free to obey God. The true gospel does not set people free from obeying God; the true gospel sets people free to be able to obey God. So that is
how you know if something is legalism. Not “Is someone is preaching it strongly?” but “Is
someone preaching it in away that they are putting
bondage on you and making you feel like you are a slave to obey it; that you are not pleasing to God if you do not do it and there is guilt and
condemnation associated with it to what is
being said?”The other thing
that shows legalism, is people say you have to
do this in order to be loved or accepted by God. There is nothing in the Bible that we have to do in
order to be loved by God because if there was it would not be love at all. If love required us to be a certain way in order for God to love us, then it
is not love at all. That is how we know if something is legalistic or not.
If someone tells a woman that she cannot wear a dress or she cannot wear pants or a woman cannot wear makeup; that is legalism. It’s when you are
putting external rules on people to show that you are holy, external restrictions to show that you are holy. Holiness has to come from within you,
not from the outside of you. It is legalism when you try to put religion on the outside of people when, meanwhile, we do not change their heart. We have to change their heart first, then their outside will

Thursday, October 04, 2007

This is Interesting God's perfect will for your life

This was e-mailed to me along with the pictures and I thought I had to blog it. I don't usually blog my forwarded e-mails but this amazed me so much that I had to share!






ADD 118+118 AND U GET1188



Psalms 118:8 "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." Now isn't that odd how this worked out (or was God in the center of it)?
The next time someone says they would like to find God's perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of His Word!