WalkbyFaith

How do I strengthen or even create a relationship with God? Especially with the pressures of other people or friends who aren't Christian. I feel like I don't make Him as much of an important part of my life as He really should be. from Anonymous

snapitscaitlyn:

Hey thanks for the question! 

Well first things first? Have you already accepted him as your savior? And believe in his resurrection?

That’s gotta be first, belief is key. 

Secondly, I know first hand what it is like to be around people who aren’t Christian, or they at least don’t believe it anymore. My best advice for you would be to just know who you are, and that is a child of Christ! When you have friends that aren’t Christian, I like to think of it as a great ministry. I am not saying force things to them, cause  I personally don’t like when people do that. But perhaps just let it be known that you are a Christian, and that it affects your life! Do not be tempted by others, cause GOD IS GREATER than those temptations. I find that it is very important to have friends who are also Christians though, just to kinda relate too more, and you could even have an accountability partner!

Here’s some things that I feel could help you strengthen your relationship with God! :]

1. Prayer- Prayer is suchhhh a big deal, and I always seem to blow it off as nothing, but honestly I know that prayer is the best way. Just talk to God, let Him know whats going on, be honest with him. He knows your heart, and praying and submitting things to Him is so great. If your like me, you don’t always pray when you should. Maybe pray when you get up in the morning, or before bed; in the car, in the shower, or even better, set aside a time everyday to pray.

2. Bible- Read your bible! I have been trying to get better bout it this year, and I have an accountability partner. We try to keep each other in check on what we read that day, ask for prayer requests and such! It will reveal a lot to you about God’s character, and the type of relationship he wants to have with you. If you haven’t read a lot of the Bible, or don’t know where to start, I would start with James. It literally covers a lot of the main aspects of how Christians should be kind of.

3. Friends/Community- I seriously cannot stress how important it is to form friendships and relationships with other believers. I can honestly tell you that my BEST friends are all believers, and they seriously can help me so much. Also getting involved in a ministry, youth or adult I am assuming? Maybe if you like music or working with children? I work at a summer camp for kids and it’s honestly so rewarding to help kids learn about Jesus. Heck, I probably learned more that summer than any other year in my life.

I honestly hope this helps, and feel free to ask any questions. I am praying for you, and I hope you continue to pursue this relationship with Christ! 

Just follow Jesus, read about his teachings, pray, meet with other believers, and make an effort to do so. It will change your life, I promise :]


2014

HOLY MOLY! 

I cannot believe that the last post I did was in 2012! So weird to think about…. 

I have recently taken it upon myself to blog once again. I realize now how therapeutic it was for me, and I am hoping that it will be once again. A lot has changed since some of my last entries. Just remembering back to what was going on back then does bring up some unwanted feelings, however I am glad to say that the past will not overcome me! 

Last year(2012) vs. This Year (2013) vs. Now (2014)

Last year I was working at Starbucks, living on my own, going to school online, and trying to figure out how I was going to get by. 

This year I became the director of a camp, left my job at starbucks, moved back in with my mom, and began going to school at UW-Eau Claire.

NOW  it is 2014: and I am uncertain but excited about where my life is headed.

  • Before I was letting things in my friendships weigh me down
  • Now those things have been resolved and I could not be happier about it
  • Before I was freaking out about my future
  • Now I am calmer. Things happen, life is unexpected. I have to have faith that even though some things seem like challenges; they are blessings in disguise.
  • Before I was worried about finding a boyfriend, like ASAP.
  • Now I still struggle with it, but am finding peace in knowing that God will make a way if it is in His plan.

These are just a few things. I have been blessed to live in a community at UWEC and to meet such wonderful people. I am being challenged and built up at the same time.

So, though its been a while Tumblr, this blog is a journal of what was, what is, and what will be. Just like Jesus: Who was, is, and is to come :]

Cheers to 2014!


tessakins:

iwilltrustinyou:

Marriage today is struggling. Divorces, adultery, misconceptions, etc are plaguing not only the marriage itself but products of those marriages (my generation and the next). My hope in this poem is to highlight the most frequent and problematic issues marriages face today while also pointing to Jesus as the ultimate healer, redeemer, and restorer of every marriage. Whether single or married, my intention would be that this poem would allow you to look more deeply to Jesus to either better your current marriage, or prepare for your future marriage. 

This guy’s videos are so powerful.

(Source: iwilltrustinyou)


kidwiththebulletsoul:

cheeseburger-first:

neverendingfangasminprocess:

shaydee604:

This is what happens when white guys listen to Indian music

HELP I CAN’T BREATHE

omg

#reasons i love people

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oh man.

It’s been a while hasnt it? Sometimes I really wanna blog all.the time, but then I realize that if I am on this a lot, my socisl life is probably non-existant.

Anyways. my life is just a big complicated jumble, and I don’t know where to begin. So I try to pray more consistently. Cause otherwise all these stupid feelings of not being good enough won’t. Go away. Sounds bad, but in general I am taking it as a testing of my spirit to God. He obviously knows whats up.