I’m Alesia and I am a home schooled Christian teen trying to adapt to today’s crazy society.
Welcome to my blog!
My blog name means several things: By Reaching Higher I am challenging myself to Do and Be better in all that I am.
Instead of settling for the normal, I’ll Reach Higher by setting goals to grow strong in both my personal life and my spiritual life with God.
In this blog, I will post about My Spiritual Journey and the discoveries I make as I learn more about God and all the amazing things He's done!
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12
"These things I have spoken to you, so that in ME you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."
This is one area of my life I've been trying to prepare myself in for a long time.
I am at the age now where I think allot about marriage and what I want to do with my life etc.
I've been praying that God will help prepare me for the responsibilities that I will be faced with in the future.
Responsibilities such as; caring for a husband and children and the decisions I'll have to make as an woman, wife and mother.
Caring for a household, and since I have allot of trouble helping my mom to keep this household together, I often worry I’ll never be able to be in charge of one myself.
I pray for God to guide my life, so that my worries and fears now, will simply stay worries and fears, and not become a reality
I want to be the best Godly woman/wife/mother that I can be.
To prepare myself to be a housewife, I've recently started trying harder to go more out of my way to do things for my family.
Such as baking or cooking when everyone else is to busy to do it and making sure I clean up afterwards.
I've started trying to think of others before myself, and put their needs before mine, and let me tell you, it's not easy, but it's worth it.
I feel that God has been working extra hard with me lately, preparing me for the something that I feel is going to happen in the near(ish) future.
I don't know what it is or when it will happen, but God does.
Life is unpredictable
It's unexpected yet reliable
Most worry of the future
When the present is now
Fix the mistakes you live in
And look no further then tomorrow
Fears won't help you through life
Your faith and love will
So why waste your days worrying
When you can embrace it and grow
Take the lessons you learn
And use them for today
Breath in and exhale
Before you wish our life away
We only have one chance
To live just one short life
So why do we waste it
On small, pointless things
Worry and fear, regret and doubt
Shouldn't we forget these and move on
Take your life one day at a time
Don't try to make it go fast
Live in the moment
Because now...is the past.
It's amazing isn't it?
Thinking about how God will always love us, and nothing we can do will ever change that.
It's almost unbelievable, to think that we could possible be loved that much, that even when murder is committed, or things are stolen, God still loves us.
Nothing we can do, can make God love us more then He already does, nothing!
Because God already loves us SO much, there isn't any possible way for Him to love us more!
Honestly, I start to get a bit of a head ache when I try to think of how much He loves us, and how it's not possible for Him to love us more.
It's confusing but true.
There is NO possible way to make God love us more then He already does.
"What if I do something REALLY bad? Will He still love me then?"
The answer is YES! No matter what you do, God will ALWAYS love you!
That doesn't mean we can go around stealing, lying, killing or screaming at our siblings/parents.
God will still love you even if you do those things, but He will be upset and disappointed with you.
If you ask me, having God disappointed with me would be an awful thing!
I want to have God pleased with me and all that I do.
Even though I know, He'll always love me, that doesn't mean I am going to allow myself to sin, just because "He'll still love me even if I just take this cookie."
No, I am not going to allow myself to fall into sin, just because I know God will always love me.
I have found many scriptures about God's love towards us, and I've found them very inspirational, I hope you do too.
“My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.”
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
God will love us forever, and forever is a VERY long time!
Even though we know He’ll never stop loving us, and that there is no possible way to make Him love us more, we still need to do our best to live a life that would be pleasing to Him.
Note: this is a short story I wrote when I was 12. I was really into stories of slavery and heartbroken every time I read a story. I wrote this for a contest (but lost) but it is still a story that is close to me.(Because I wrote it when I was 12, it will have a LOT of mistakes. Please ignore those for the time being!)
As a Christian, it is our duty to spread God's word, even if it means we are resented for it.
I have brought several people to Christ in my life, and I am very proud of that.
I've tried to share my faith openly on any sites I go to, but that's gotten me in trouble.
I've been banned from my favorite game site for sharing my faith and I was very upset about that.
Then I realized something, yes, I had a right to get upset, I was banned for sharing my faith yet people were allowed to post demonic pictures?! What's up with that?! I protested this and was eventually allowed to share my faith on the site.
I had only been banned from a site for sharing my faith, yet in other countries, Christians were being captured, tortured and killed because of their faith!
When told "Deny your faith to this god of yours and we'll set you free!" they stand firm and refuse to do it, even if it means they are risking their life, which they are.
Men, women and children are captured and tortured because they simply listened to people preaching God's word.
In our life we may not be faced with life-or-death decisions when it comes to our faith, but we are still tested.
At school, people may make fun of us for our faith and tease us, but we have to stand strong and believe that God will be with us, and whatever you do, NEVER deny your faith!
By denying your faith, you are saying that you don't believe in God, and even if you are just saying it, it is still very wrong!
if you ever do begin to doubt your faith, pray!
God can help show you what to do and He can help build your faith back up!
It's not always easy to stand firm on your faith, but we have to do it, we can't EVER deny our faith, we'd give Satan too much satisfaction if we did, and he's not the one we are aiming to please.
Here are a couple of inspirational verses;Mark 6:11
Colossians 3:12-17 12:
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
13: Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
14: And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
17: And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
"Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you."
Hey Guys, I have some exciting news!
Last year, hundreds of Rebelutionaries teamed together to drive DO HARD THINGS to the top five of Amazon's best selling list. This year, we're doing it again!!
TheRebelution is hosting an Amazon.com Book Bomb for Alex and Brett's new book Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are. On February 23rd we're going to try and push it to the top of Amazon -- and I need your help!
This book has a message that teens need to hear. The book bomb is a great chance to get a copy for yourself (plus a few to give away) at a great price -- and help get the book in front of thousands of new people -- all at the same time!
Also, for every copy of the book that people buy on Amazon.com on February 23rd, Alex and Brett will be giving away copies to teens and ministries who can't afford them.
If you want to help out, go to TheRebelution and sign up with the number of books you plan to order on February 23rd. Then help spread the word by sharing this or spreading the word on Facebook. We don't have much time!
Your (Excited) Friend,
P.S. One great idea some people have had is to see if you and some friends can order together. If you buy more than three, you get free shipping. You can also check and see if your church or youth group will buy some. Think outside the box!
I fellow blogging friend of mine posted this on his blog today, and I just had to share it. I agree wholeheartedly with everything he talks about, and I hope you will enjoy reading this.
Well, tomorrow is Valentines day. The day that everybody is to think on the love that they share in relationships.
There is also a trend that I have come across which calls the day, “singles awareness day.” The point being that we become aware of all those who are without a relationship to focus on. And it becomes a day of mourning for those without a relationship.
And if that is the definition of “singles awareness day”, as a single, I want no part of it.
Instead let me throw down some of my thoughts on singleness. These are some of the things that I had learn through the years as a single person. This is by no mean a comprehensive list but hopefully it hits some basic elements.
These are some of the things that the Lord has taught me while pilgriming this journey of singleness. Has it been (and still is) difficult? Yes. There are constant heart tearings and failing dreams in this one area of my life. But is it pointless? NO! I am owned by a God who is bringing upon me these storms because there is something better that I should attain. And He is here to carry me through each and every storm. I know myself! I would have given up long ago by being drowned in a sea of despair. But no, “He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it” (1 Thess 5:24). Having looked back upon my singleness I can say this, it has not been easy; But because of it I have come to know Him so much better. Not because I am so great. But because He has used the trials to bring me closer to Himself.
So thank you Jesus for my singleness! Keep leading and guiding me on this path till it is your will to make it change. Just give me the strength to endure each and every trial. Because it is by this valley I get to know you better! And let me love and serve my married brothers and sisters so that your church may be built up in love and holiness. Amen!
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