May 21, 2013
May 20, 2013
Hello Everyone ☺
Last Week: It feels really good to be back! I was sick with walking pneumonia for a little while for those of you who did not know. When I went to the doctor last tuesday my fever was at 101 degrees, but when I went to the ER with my mommy last thursday my fever was up to 103 degrees. So I was pretty miserable for a while. I had the chills as well as other symptoms. With all of that being said, I want you all to know that I will only shut down Fashion Stories when my body shuts down or God tells me to. Sorry for any inconveniences that the site being shut down may have caused.
Giveaway: We are well on our way to Fashion Stories 20k Page View. After I finalize the prizes and the contest rules I will post a link to the giveaway. However, I am 100% sure that this giveaway will run through Facebook so if you have not liked Fashion Stories on Facebook you will not be able to participate.
Now that housekeeping has been completed I am going to share a few things with you. As I study the Gospel of John I can't help but be drawn to the love of Jesus. It is fascinating how much he truly loved the Father and loved his disciples. In John 15:13 Jesus states, "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." Jesus died for humanity, those who would accept him and those who would deny him as well. So just think of how great his love must have been. He came with love in mind. Jesus is love and he disciplines those that he loves. We are all in the palm of his hands and he yearns for us to spend time with him loving him.
Before Jesus' betrayal and trial he was speaking with his disciples, giving them final instruction and knowledge. Jesus, King of Kings, even washed his disciple's feet. (John 13:1-17) He reassured them that there would be room in his kingdom for all of those who believe. In John 14:1-2 Jesus states, "Don't let you hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?" Wow! It's amazing that God would come down into the Earth that he created and be so humble and love so relentlessly.
Jesus' final commandments was that we love one another. In John 13: 34 Jesus states, "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love one another. I hope that this encouraged you to go read John and show more love. Lift up your bowed down head and smile girl! You deserve to smile and laugh everyday. Don't settle for anything other than God's best. God's love is true and it doesn't hurt or costs a thing. Once you accept him, you're his for the taking. Salvation is a choice, but being a Christian is an everyday process. In John 15:16 Jesus states, "You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name." That verse alone made my whole heart glad because I was struggling with feeling good enough to be a Christian when I keep falling, but I am now confident that God handpicked me and it doesn't matter what other people have to say or think.