One Day at a Time
“One day at a time” sounds like a simple phrase-
Just don’t look back or too far ahead
Deserves a little praise
But if you really dig down deep
And think about this line
It goes farther than you’ll ever know
And understanding, yours and mine
For if we live in the now
And not the then and to come
In result, we will appreciate our lives
And forget the troubles we’ve journeyed from
This is not to say disregard the lessons
And the love that have brought us to
The very point where we are now
And what God has done for me and you
And it’s not to say don’t plan ahead
For the future, because it’ll come in time
But rather look to what you can do
To change the world when tomorrow arrives
So seize the day, enjoy the moments
That you have on this earth
For what you do here in your life
In eternity has much worth
Faith and Fear
Faith and Fear start out alike
Both believing in things not seen
But they branch out
Where Fear feels doubt
And Faith for Hope is keen
Fear is easiest to feel
When the world throws it at your soul
But Faith brings more fulfillment
Making mind and body whole
So will you make the choice today
To put Faith into your life
And to cast all Fear out
Before it brings you strife?
You see, when you do this very thing
Joy and Happiness come
To make the world a better place
And Heaven more your home.
God Can Use You
God can use you no matter what your age
And His mercy does not change
“But I’m not special, He doesn’t need me”
Oh, how can that be?
He never stops caring for your life
He always loves you through wrong and right
And with Him, there’s no need to fright
Just listen to Him, and do what He says
And God will use you for the best
This world is amazing
But possessions we are chasing
Cannot we find fulfillment
From within our earthly casing?
The Christians in Sudan
Cannot possess as much as they can
Nor worship like us freely
But must meet the government’s demand
Some young girls in India within
Cannot escape the Hindu temple prison
Trapped for years in sadness weeping
And to the Gospel will have no chance to listen
Yet we here in the United States
Abuse our freedoms with extremely high rates
Although we have the right to worship as we please
We take advantage of them and meet our fates
We stay at home and watch the T.V.
From all responsibilities we want to flee
Yet the people starving in other countries
Should be the duty of you and me
What can we do to preach God’s Good News
And make the devil painfully lose?
What can we do to break bondage and pain
And give these people the right to choose?
The number one weapon is powerful prayer
God hears our cry and He cares
And some are called to go to these regions
Though foreign lands and everywhere
Whether pray at home or preach abroad
You will give the Lord honor and laud
For whatever you do for one of these
You are truly doing for God
It feels as if we’re in a world
Where people don’t even care to see
Other people read and learn
About what Jesus did for you and me
Often it seems we’re in a box
Not caring about the world beyond
We only try to help ourselves
And for others not grow fond
But are we following God’s command
To go everywhere on this earth
To preach His Good News and Precious Gift
Does that quest to us have worth?
We need to give up our selfish aims
And strive to have compassion
Not on ourselves but on each other
Christ’s example as our fashion
So will you come and join me
To go into this mission field
To preach the gospel everywhere
And Satan not to yield?
This task may not be easy
We may be persecuted and set apart
But does really all that matter
When God observes the heart?
Even though strife may come
Our sacrifice will stand
The reward will be in Heaven
Because we followed God’s plan.
Well, today was officially the third day of 8th grade at Landmark, and the second for me, and I guess all I’ll say is that it’s interesting.
I wish things were how they used to be. I don’t like being the “big kid.” I like having older kids to look up to, but I guess this year, that’s just not gonna happen. Do you ever feel like you have to take a certain kind of responsibility, but you think you’re not quite ready yet? That’s pretty much how I feel right now. Do you know how tempting summer looks right now?? I wish I could be laying on the couch with my favorite blanket watching Little House on the Prairie instead of having to go to school, but that’s not gonna happen…
But I once heard from somebody that when you’re always comfortable, you never really have a chance to live life or to learn. And even though that statement is very painful for me right now, I have to accept that it’s true, and live my life uncomfortably, because without being uncomfortable, I can’t press forward in my life. That applies to so many situations. In so many aspects in life, we need to step out in faith, no matter how unsure we are about what God is telling us to do.
We need to step out of that “couch mentality”, and shift into the “riding your bike mentality”. If we are always stationary, we can never move forward.
I guess I just ask you guys to think about this…
Yep! That’s all I have to say!
This universe is amazing. God is more amazing. These thoughts really came to mind when I was flying home from South Carolina on an airplane and looking out the window. Everything was so miniscule below me, and it seemed as if I could play with the United States as if it were my dollhouse. Seeing little cars drive down the interstate, and looking at little leaguers running around in a tiny field just amazed me. That God would care for the people in those little cars, and that He would watch over them- it’s craziness! I love when God puts things into perspective.