hey guys (:
i love volleyball, photography, and JESUS CHRIST! <3
i am 14 years old and i love showing people the beautiful ways of being a Christian, so please follow!
PATIENCE-the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. Long and patient endurance of injury, trouble, or provocation. Like when someone keeps making you angry or picking on you but just let it go and you maintain control. Longsuffering is love on trial. It enables you to be emotionally strong and forgive others. Colossians 3:13 says, “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” Sorry this is all fancy, but i felt i wasnt giving enough information for each word, and this seems better to me. Patience is being able to wait. Many people are impatient. Like on black friday when people trample eachother at Walmart (: lol. so try to be more patient this week, maybe even let someone cut you in line that is in more of a rush than you.
guys. if you go to my school, this applies to y’all. I’m tired of talking about people badly. I feel so bad and guilty and I know I shouldn’t be doing it. so if you are talking about someone I am gonna disagree with you. don’t take it personally. maybe you should do the same.
hey guys I’m really sorry for not posting in forever ))))): but OK. peace. peace is not a hippie term, it means to be relaxed and settled with no problems or stress. like when someone says “peace & silence” peace will keep you happy througg your life and you wont be stressed. if you ever become stressed or angry just stop what you are doing, and pray. pray until you have found inner peace and you are happy with the world. <3 lauren
sorry I’m alittle late guys its my birthday! but today is joy. joy is basically happiness. not getting upset over losing a game or being mad at someone. you should always be joyful in everything you do. even when someone hurts your feelings, don’t get upset, be joyful! as bob marley said “don’t worry, be happy” and I know this one is short, but if you ever find yourself sad or mad, think of something that will make you joyful, or convince yourself to smile. (: be joyful in everything you do -<3 lauren
love. The greatest most powerful emotion of all. Love can be used towards your partner, or even your friends. You cant see love, but its all around you. Gods love for you is greatest force of all.
“Now these three remain: Faith, Hope, and Love. But the greatest of these is Love.”
-1 Corithians 13:13
You should love your neighbor as you love yourself. You may find this very hard, I do myself. You should show love to EVERYONE. Even your enemies. Now, you are probably thinking this is crazy, but yes. LOVE your ENEMIES. Even if they are the most terrible person ever, being mean back is never the answer. Instead, pray for strength to get along woth your enemy. And even pray for your enemy.
27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
As you just read, you should love everybody, it will bring you to higher heavens. Also above it says to give and not expect anything back. This is very hard. Lately ive been trying to do this. This may seem silly, but whenever I buy a pack of gum i try to give a piece to everyone who asks. You may be saying what if someone asks for hundreds of dollars to buy drugs with? You give it to them. Being myself i honestly will say i couldnt do that. But once you give someone money it isnt your fault what they choose to do with it. Its theirs. So, love everyone. By sharing also. Sharing is caring ;D showing love is going up to someone having a bad day, that you may nt even know, and giving them a hug or trying to comfort them. Love is God. Love is the most important element of life. And ending on that, i hope you can all go out and try to add alittle love into your life, or even sharing and not expecting for anything back.
“16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
-1 John 4:16
-Love yall, Lauren.