Friday, July 10, 2009

Faithful Fridays



Happy Faithful Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooo sorry I didn't do it last week. I have two things to tell and one prayer request. It may be a long post soooo.....here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First of all.....a heavenly dream. One night, I dreamed I was upstairs, watching commercials on an old brown tv that had antennas sticking out of it. Well, all of a sudden, a commercial came on that had Jesus with his arms outstretched. Jesus came out of the tv, and hugged me. It made me feel warm all over. I felt so blessed and secure and safe and cozy when I woke that morning.

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Another thing....you know how we Christians are always talking about telling people about God, but more than half the time we don't do it? Well, I've thought about it alot, and kids could have a BIG impact if they would witness about God....if they had the courage. I have this one cousin named Josh. I know he's not a Christian, because he does really bad stuff. Well, I've always thought, man, his own family must not even tell him about God, or else he wouldn't be doing that stuff. I've always wanted to be the one to tell him about God. Every single family reunion(which we are having tomorrow, btw), I always find myself waiting, waiting, WAITING, until I get the courage to even look him in the eyes, but it never comes. That's how much he scares me. He wears chains, dresses in black, smokes, and just acts scary! Well, I want to share with the kids on blogger, and the blogger's kids how I would tell someone about God.

I would talk to them, and ask them how they're doing. I would just start talking to them about stuff. Then, tell them about a time when I was going through something tough, and I prayed about it, and it got better!!!!!!!! I would tell them I'm a Christian, and that I'm happy everyday because I have God on my side. I would keep a bright smile, and tell them that they can become a Christian, too. God will forgive them if they feel guilty, and he will bless and protect, and love them always. In fact, he already loves them more than anyone who could ever love them. I would tell them he was tortured to death on a cross, so that we could be forgiven of our sins. But three days after he was killed, he rose up from the grave!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My mom, dad, and I are reading a book every night called the Case for Christ. It is REALLY good. All the doubts anyone could have about Jesus would be completely banished from their mind. This guy didn't believe in Jesus when he set out to find out if his story was true, but then, he searched all the evidence, and....well, I won't spoil it for you, but, I totally reccomend it!!!!

I have a prayer request, too. You know Uncle Richard, our friend from the Ozarks? Well, he and his wife just got a doctor's report that it's a possibility that he may have cancer. Please pray that this isn't true. Thanks.

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If you participated in Faithful Fridays, let me know in a comment, and I'll check your post out. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blessings!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Joy =D

11 comments:

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Joy,

I hope you can witness to your cousin and he actually LISTENS to you. That is sometimes a problem with kids that age.

I will keep your Uncle Richard in my prayers!!

hugs, Miss Linda / Liliana's Grammy!

In His service, Anne said...

Joy...good for you...its so nice to hear a young girl talk about the Lord. Samuel (6) is still at the age where he has no fear,so he tells our family members alll the time they need to be saved. I hope he never stops!!
I'llpray for courage for you...just keep remembering God does not give us the spirit of fear, and He will give you the words to say when its time.
Hugs
Anne

Madison said...

Hey Joy beautiful ways to share about God! You should run a bible study when you grow up! I will try it as soon as possible! I will pray for uncle Richard to! Your such a Joy!!

Love, Madison

Madison said...

Oh and I am having my family reunion(week long) in 9 days I can not believe it!!! were going to NC!! Hope you have fun at yours!!

kristina said...

I think it is really cool how you are taking time to talk to kids about GOD!! Sometimes when i am in school i talk to kids/frindes about GOD to.It makes me very pruod to be a Christan!!
Your Blog Frinde,Kristina

Zaroga said...

Joy a wonderful post. It is not easy to tell others of Christ. So many turn a deaf ear as soon as you start. Don't give up though. Especially with your cousin. I pray you won't be scared of him and that you two can connect and he will know the truth one day.

Richard is added to my prayers.

wrcdgc said...

Joy you are such an amazing young lady. I wish more young people could be like you what a wonderful world we would be living in.

Donna

JenW!~ said...

Saying a prayer for uncle Richard. It's great that you can talk to kids about God and when the time is right you will find the courage to talk to your cousin about God.

green gables girl said...

Hey, Joy!
I hope your cousin cna have Jesus in his heart someday!

I think that's a great way to tell someone about Jesus! Maybe you could take your cousin in a private room to talk. That's just an idea. You don't have to. I know!!!!!! That would take A LOT of courage!

Your doing a great job on Faithful Fridays! Keep it up!
LL

Cheryl B. said...

" When I write or share something about one of my friends in a posting, I always make sure I send them a copy of it, so they know what was said about them. Today I included information about you and your blog site in my posting, so I thought I should let you know about it as well."

The above paragraph is the first paragraph in an email I sent out today, to all of the owners of blogs whom host "theme days", that I could find email addresses for. {But I could not find an email address on your blog.} I have decided that from now on the only ones I will do such for, are any new "theme day(s)" hosts I find, whom I can not find an email address for. Contacting so-o many of you this way just takes w-a-y to much time!!! If you wish to again be notified that I am including you in a list, then PLEASE send me your email address via - pinkbunnies (at) sbcglobal (dot) com. I hereby promise I will NOT be giving it out. Also, please put something about "theme days" in the subject line. Thanks!!

The rest of the email is what I posted today on our blog. Go to: www.xanga.com/thehousethatlovebuilt to read it for yourself.

Hopefully, it will then clarify of all of this for you ;-}

Cheryl B.

Katherinellen said...

Joy,
You are Amazing! Jesus has great plan for your life! The vision and the hugs you gotten from Jesus...Remember he is with you tomorrow to give you strength and wisdom to witness to your cousin ..."All things are possible with him" Jesus will guide you...I just prayed that the door will be open for you to witness to your cousin...that your cousin eyes and ears with be open to see and listen to the works you share about Jesus...In the Name of Jesus we pray...I will keep your friend in prayer...we claim in Jesus Name it not true ..."By his stripes we are healed" Joy...my dear...You have a bless weekend and I love you and Jesus love you...Smiles and Hugs...Katherinellen
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