Hello, all! My good friend, Angel, of TeenFaith777 will be guest posting here! Be sure to check out her blog here and follow her on her instagram @jesusrunsmylife for more updates! Enjoy her heartfelt advice on becoming a true follower of Jesus.
Hello there everyone. My name is Angel and my Sister in Christ has asked me to be a guest on her blog. I’m very happy to be asked to share what the LORD has put on my heart. But before I do that, I would like to introduce myself.
I’m Angel(a nickname that a friend gave me) and I live in the USA. I love to write on my blog TeenFaith777, read, listen to music, sing and spend time with my LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. The LORD has told me that my calling in life is to become a Youth Pastor and I can’t wait to go to school for it. 🙂
Okay, so let’s get down to what we came for. By the title of this post I would like to share with you about being a follower of JESUS.
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Ephesians 5:1
Being a follower of CHRIST has its ups and downs. First, I would like tell you some things that are “ups” to following HIM.
1) You will never be alone:
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” Hebrews 13:5
2) HE cares for you:
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
3) HE loves you A LOT:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
4) Nothing can separate you from HIM:
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39) nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:8-39
5) We will never be in the dark with JESUS as the light:
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:22
Before we go any further, I would like to talk about those “ups” for a moment. They are sooooo awesome, if you ask me. Knowing that the GOD of the universe want to protect me, love me, never leave me, and soooo much more. It just does something in me. I mean, think about it! There are billions and billions of people on this planet. GOD still wants a one on one relationship with you and me. HE still loves all the same and want us to know HIM. WOW that is awesome, just SO awesome! HE wants to show us who we are in HIM. HE wants us to know what we have in HIM. HE wants us to see HIM greatness and share it with others. HE wants us to know the love HE has for us and share it. WOW, just WOW!
Now there are some things that are some downsides to this.
1) Not having a lot of friends because you are too strong in JESUS.
2) Being laughed at because of your faith in HIM.
3) Being told that it doesn’t matter what you are doing, because it won’t work.
4) People will hate you.
5) People will be mean to you.
Those are some things that you may go through. In the other countries people are put to death or put in prison because of their faith in JESUS. It all saddens me. I would like to share something else with you.
I’m a private person, so this is hard but I feel like I need to share this with you. All the things that I have said above, I have gone through. I don’t have very many friends. I wanted a friend so bad that I made one, and it was not good for me. We didn’t do anything “bad” such as drinking or anything like that. But I was becoming a little more like the world, instead of for the LORD. Things in my life changed and I needed the LORD more than ever. I have been laughed at, I have been picked on, and I have been told that my standards are way too high. I am still healing from pain that I have gone through in my life. I am still a working progress. But, hey, we as GOD’S children should never get to the place where we are not a work in progress. We always need to work to get closer to JESUS if HE tells us that there is something in our life that needs to change. Now I’m not telling you this to get your pity or for you to feel sorry for me. I don’t want that and I don’t need that. I’m sharing this with you to let you know that there are people out there that know your pain and that the LORD will heal you from it all. It may take time and it will take time with the LORD but it will happen.
Every time I think of the pain that I have gone through I think of the words that our LORD JESUS said…
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
JESUS has overcome the world and I know that HE has overcome the pain/hurt that I may have in my heart. Since HE loves me, I know I can and will overcome the pain and hurt with HIM. Walking with HIM hand in hand. It’s the best thing in the world. I hope this helps you. I pray that you are blessed by this.
I would like to thank Danielle for asking me to write a post for her blog. It was a delight to share the word of GOD with everyone here on Christian on Campus.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
Danielle here again! Thank you, Angel, for writing such a wonderful post and sharing whats on your heart with my readers and I. We truly appreciate you and your writing. Don’t forget to check out Angel’s blog, TeenFaith777, and read my guest post on her blog here about finding fellowship.
P.S. Leave us both a comment with some feedback! We would love to hear your feedback.