Single. (pt.1)

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Ah, so lets start off with a confession. I often get very discouraged by my singleness. Which is completely ridiculous at my age. God has been teaching me a lot about this lately. People are constantly saying that you have to be content with your singleness, then never give another thought about it. People, as far as I have seen, do not talk about it very often. There are two things that I have realized that I need to remember:

  1. God has a plan. Okay, this can easily be taken as a fluffy statement that carries no weight. Don’t pass over it though. God truly knows your future and he has a plan for it. He loves you so much and your singleness is not a curse, but a blessing. It is a time to work on our own character and serve God. Cultivate a heart of service.
  2. With or without. I have freshly realized that if God does grant my desire for a husband than that is because we can do more together for Christ than we can separately. And the same goes for when we are single.

Remember Gods beautiful promises to you and how much he adores you. Remember to work on your character and your life. Prepare for your future whether marriage is or is not in the future. Rejoice in the unknown. Enjoy it and let it push you to trust God on a whole new level.

James 4:8, “Come near to God, and He will come near to you!”

Love you all! Emma Grace ❤

 

Missionary Dating

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Missionary dating. This is something that has been circulating in our culture today. But, the real question is: is it right? No, it is not. It has been proven that missionary dating does not work. People very rarely actually come to Christ because their Girlfriend/Boyfriend is a Christian. My dad is a product of missionary dating gone right. So it can happen. . . but what if it doesn’t? Stay on a friendship basis until the person is a Christian. If you choose to missionary date, you will be setting yourself up for heart-break.

There is a woman that I know who got married, then became a believer. She witnessed to her wonderful husband, but he wanted nothing to do with Christianity. She was so disappointed, because Jesus was the most important thing in her life now, and it was something that he did not care about. She was already married, so she was not about to leave the relationship. Her husband had a heart attack last year and died.

In this case, this was not her fault. She did the right thing. But, you could change. It ultimately comes back to you and your relationship with God. Who is more important? God or the significant other? I recently have struggled with this a little bit. I began to like a guy who was not saved. It was hard, but I cut it off. We never got further that friends, and it was best that way. He was a great guy, but without Christ what is the point? The light cannot mix with the darkness. Yeah this hurts, but it is so worth it. Have an amazing day!

Emma Grace ❤

From Self, to Something Bigger

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This week in my youth group, I will be discussing one very important topic. One that many teens especially deal with. And that is the issue of self- worth, self-esteem, and how you view yourself.
I was asked, “Why did God create me the way I am”?

Psalm 139:13-14, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.”

He made us. He loves us.

Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

He loved us so much. Even when we despised God and hated him, He chose to come and DIE for us.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

He wants us to take care of ourselves and to use our bodies to glorify our amazing, wonderful God!

Isaiah 54:10, “For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.”

He has compassion on you. Mercy for you. Give yourself some grace. Trust in Him.

Deuteronomy 31:8, “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

Isaiah 26:3-4, “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”

You will make it through whatever you are struggling with. God made you for a purpose and you are his beautiful creation. Now, if you drew a piece of artwork, and it was beautiful. You were proud of it. You did an amazing job, and a good friend came along and told you how horrible and sloppy it is. How would that make you feel? It is the same thing with God. You are his master piece. Don’t dis God’s creation!
Don’t choose to focus on yourself, focus on God!
God loves you,
in HIM,
Emma Grace