A friend of mine just posted this and I thought it was meaningful so I am passing it along.
So I just found out that this girl I know lost her best friend in a car crash. And it got me thinking. So many people are living for absolutely nothing. And when they die, they are going to hell. And things could be different if I was brave enough to come out of my shell and say the things that need to be said. I can't even describe how much crap I feel right now. I mean, even in our class there are so many people that aren't living for Jesus it makes me want to cry. And they just stumble on day by day and no one tells them that they need him. They freaking need him or they will die! Do you guys get that? And everybody assumes that they can party it up while they are young and then repent when they are 80 and on their deathbed. But nobody knows what is going to happen. This girl just turned 18 and now she is dead and in hell because no one told her that she needs Jesus. And that could have just as easily been someone from our class who is dead. And if they were in hell, it could be partially my fault. For never standing up and saying what I believe in. That I am so lost and stupid without Jesus, that I could never survive without him leading my life. Because I couldn't! I am a freaking idiot without Jesus. All of us are, but we don't tell anyone that. We just let them carry on in their empty lives. And we can't do that anymore.
Just think about it. & pray. For our friends.. for our schools.. for each other's lives.
That's all. Take care friends :]
So yeah, I know we do it without talking about it, but let's get it out in the open. Let's all pray for each other ok, cause I have a feeling we're going to start needing it once classes start (especially me). Yeah, that's it.
For Christ and His Kingdom.
[If this doesn't strike you in any way powerfully, then there's something wrong... I don't know about you, but I want to know my Savior. I want to soak this in, and meditate on it, and glorify Him with all my might because of who He is.]
The Bible says my king is a seven-way king. He's the king of the Jews; that's a racial king. He's the king of Israel; that's a national king. He's the king of righteousness. He's the king of the ages. He's the king of heaven. He's the king of glory. He's the king of kings. Besides being a seven-way king, He's the Lord of lords. That's my king. Well, I wonder, do you know Him?
David said, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork." My king is a sovereign king. No means of measure can define His limitless love. No far-seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shoreless supply. No barrier can hinder Him from pouring out His blessings.
He's enduringly strong. He's entirely sincere. He's eternally steadfast. He's immortally graceful. He's infinitely powerful. He's impartially merciful. Do you know Him?
He's the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon of this world. He's God's son. He's the sinner's Savior. He's the centerpiece of civilization. He stands in the solitute of Himself. He's honest and He's unique. He's unparalleled. He's unprecedented.
He is the loftiest idea in literature. He's the highest personality in philosophy. He is the supreme problem in higher criticism. He's the fundamental doctrine of true theology. He's the core, the necessity for spiritual religion. He's the miracle of the ages. Yes, He is. He's the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him. He's the only one qualified to be our all-sufficiency. I wonder if you know Him today.
He supplies strength for the weak. He's available for the tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He saves. He strengthens and sustains. He guards and He guides. He heals the sick. He cleanses the leper. He forgives the sinner. He discharges the debtors. He delievers the captive. He defends the feeble. He blesses the young. He serves the unfortunate. He regards the aged. He rewards the diligent. And he beautifies the meek. I wonder if you know Him.
Well, this is my king. He's the key to knowledge. He's the wellspring of wisdom. He's the doorway of deliverance. He's the pathway of peace. He's the roadway of righteousness. Hes the highway of holiness. He's the gateway of glory. Do you know Him?
Well, His office is manifold. His promise is sure. His life is matchless. His goodness is limitless. His mercy is eerlasting. His love never changes. His word is enough. His grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I wish I could describe Him to you.
He's indesribable. He's incomprehensible. He's invincible. He's irresistible. Well, you can't get Him out of your mind. You can't get Him off of your hand. You can't outlive Him and you can't live without Him. The Pharisees couldn't stand Him, but they found they couldn't stop Him. Pilate couldn't find any fault in Him. Herod couldn't kill Him. Death couldn't handle Him, and the grave couldn't hold Him. That's my king!
And Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever and ever and ever! How long is that? And ever and ever! And when you get through with all the forevers, then amen! Good God Almighty! Amen!
Please pray for us while we're in Africa, but pray also for the people there that the Holy Spirit would open their hearts and call them to God.
Yeah, this seems to be the only thing I can think of right now so....
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