Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My Birthday Blessing

Well some of you know that today is my birthday. It was kind of difficult because I had to go to school and work. And if you know anything about me at school, you know I don't really fit in and I am basically invisible to most people. So I got left alone at lunch and had a major headache in classes (as usual) and my day was just not so great. It didn't feel like my birthday at all. I wasn't even excited about it. My sister did have my mom bring cupcakes to school. We ate them at lunch break but it was still like oh cupcakes and never really cared about me or my birthday. I didn't really expect them to but for some reason, it was a little bit of a shock! So after school, I went to work (part-time nanny position, house cleaning) and watched the kids for a few hours and that was pretty cool! It was a highlight of my day from that point. So Laura (the lady I work for) said her and her husband wanted to take me to dinner. So I was okay with it. I was like its way better than staying at home doing absolutely nothing.

So my mom called me and asked me if it was something that I really wanted to do. If I wanted to spend my birthday night with them or whatever. I was like yeah..they are sweet and I enjoy their children and everything. So we got the kids ready and went to Mazatlans (a local mexican restaurant). When I walked inside, all my family was there and I was in shock. But I was so disappointed because I was like I am gonna have no birthday celebration this year and stuff and it wasn't gonna work out. But when I saw them and everything, it made my birthday. Being with my family on my birthday was really all that mattered to me. They are the people who truly care about me and will always be there for me. Yes I have great friends and they care about me too and I am grateful. I just wanted to say that sometimes, we don't see what we have until we don't have them. I thought there would be no family for my birthday and honestly, I was bummed out. But I was so happy when my family was there! It was my birthday blessing from God that He knew I needed. Sorry about all that, I just felt the need to share my heart!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Special Thanks

I love the new design! Thank you so much Story Teller! It looks great and I could have never asked for anything more from it! :) I highly recommend you!

Are You Thankful?

It's awesome having friends like you who don’t mind when I ramble, or get carried away telling them what's on my heart. Friends like you who are there whenever I need to talk or just need a word of encouragement. Friends like you who truly care about me, who are always interested in what I have to say. Friends like you who are godly, and that encourage me in the Lord. Friends like you who live their life in such a way that it sets a godly example for me. Friends like you who stand up for what's right, no matter the cost. Friends like you who love, when all others hate. Friends like you who stay, when all others leave. Friends like you who laugh when I laugh. Friends like you who cry when I cry. Friends like you who show me where I've gone wrong, just because they love me. Friends like you who are different, so different that I’m amazed at there awesome love for God. Friends like you who are the kind of friend God wants them to be. Friends-I thank God for them.

-Hope McDaniel.

Hope sent this to me and I thought I would share this! It was so encouraging and I can say that she is definitely this kind of friend to me. I thank God for the great friends He gives me! Not everyone has this kind of friend so when you realize that you have such an amazing friend, you should thank them and thank God for them. No one is perfect but we are all striving for perfection. I love when you see friends that work together and strive to be more like Christ; keeping each other accountable. Hope is one of the best friends I could ever ask for and I pray that if you have the kind of friend Hope is to me, then you will be thankful for them.

This picture was taken January 30, 2012, the day after my 14th birthday!

Friday, January 25, 2013

 I love this song. Such a good reminder to give everything to God before its too late!

And another good reminder that God is in control no matter what the circumstance!

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28

Weekly Challenge

Okay, second blog post, here I go! Today has been a pretty chill day. But one thing I have been struggling with lately is having personal time with God. Sometimes, I don't really know what to study next because I have so much piled up; so I put it off and it never gets done. No matter how many times I here someone (like a preacher or an evangelist) say that you can never be too busy for God, it seems that things come up and there is really no time for Him. Its really easy for me to do a 5 minute devotional book and say I'm done so I can check it off my list. This is something that I really need to work on!

Since I have been going to my school, its been hard for me to adjust to the different beliefs. Especially this year. But I have seen God grow me and I feel so much stronger in my faith than ever before. But sometimes, I get so overwhelmed in trying to study that I do want to quit. So this is another weak area pertaining to my time with God. I believe that it is very important to have this time everyday. No, I don't see it as a sin to maybe miss one or two days because of a busy schedule, but I need to try to make time for Him. Once, I heard a pastor say that its not wrong to miss your time with God one day, but you better miss your time with God when you miss it. Easier said, when you miss you personal devotions, you had better miss having them and miss being with your God.

One more thing and I'm done. I don't want to be a "check it off my list" kind of Christian. I want to desire to have my time with God and to pray continually throughout the day like I am talking to my best friend because He is. Like I would text one of my earthly best friends throughout the day, that is how I long to talk to God. But the only way he talks back is through His Word. And that is a problem if I'm not having my time with Him everyday. So to sum it all up, I want to be the kind of Christian who desires to be in God's presence as much as possible, who makes time for Him no matter what the day brings, and who never gives up because things get hard and difficult. I pray that this somehow ministered to your heart and that you could relate to something I said. This is going to be my weekly challenge. Does it need to be yours?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hello Everybody

Hey guys! My name is Michaella. And I'm a 14 year-old, christian, teen that has a love for God.
I love taking pictures, playing the piano, doing school, cooking, and hanging out with my friends and family.
On my blog you can expect to hear about my daily life, things I'm learning in my walk with God, pictures, and good old crazy life. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy =)

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." -Isaiah 40:31