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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cheer For The New Year

Happy new years! as we prepare for a new year, we might set a goal. my goal is to be more like Christ. if you want to be like Christ, then you need to read the bible.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2peter 1:5-8

if your a christian you need to prove it. in 1john 1:6 it says:
If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.

so if you claim your a christian, you have to act like one or all of us will look like fools. so have a happy new year!


Hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Romans 8:24-25

I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
Romans 9:15

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Romans 9: 9-11, 13

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James1:2-4






 HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

More and more snow

Well, Merry Christmas. today we got back from Christmas travels. we went to see both sets of grandparents. and we made this HUGE snowman. it was bigger than my dad! well there was tons of snow there, and later I'll post a picture of it. most of the USA got some snow. were ever you are, if you had snow or not, I hope you had a great Christmas.  even though it's late I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, and a happy new year.

Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18

He (God) says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.' Job 37:6

He (God) spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. Psalms 47:16

Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Luke 2:10-14

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming fast, and I'm getting busier. today we went to see the nutcracker ballet. I loved the gingerbread men, they were so cute.
If you live in America, then you've probable heard of the lunar eclipse that was last night. in revalations it says

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
Revelation 6:12

And when the bible talks about a blood moon, it means an eclipse.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow

He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.' Job 37:6

The bible talks a lot about snow, and I thought of some today because it's snowing at my place. one of my favorite snow verses is in Isiah

"Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord. "though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18

 There are many other verses in which it is describing a person like these two:


 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. Mat 28:2-3


 Their princes were brighter than snow and whiter than milk, their bodies more ruddy than rubies, their appearance like sapphires. Lamentations 4:7

 In Psalm and Proverbs it uses snow as an example

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. Proverbs 26:1

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and maidens, old men and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. Psalm 148:7-13

Have fun in some snow and remember that
though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

MERRY  
CHRISTMAS 
AND A HAPPY 
NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Sins

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"
"You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman.
 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' "

Today I thought about our sins and how it started, because you can't be a christian if you don't believe we sinned.
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

Then they had sinned because in Genesis 2 God said "you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."
We all are born with a sinful nature, but God helps us to not sin. Paul realized this and in a letter to the Romans he told them

For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do-this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; 

Romans 7:19-22


For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Romans 1:20

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 
James 1:5-6
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:23-24

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

 today I read James chapter four and the last verse really stood out to me

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

 It told me that, for example, if someone fell down and I knew I should help them up, but I don't, I'm sinning. it seams to say "sin is more than you think even small things are sins in Gods eyes" witch shows us that there is a message waiting to show its self, if we read our bible with a hunger to learn.








Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I love Christmas

I love Christmas, and most everyone does. On Saturday we set up our Christmas tree and decorated the house. and it was fun, I love cookies, chocolate covered snowballs, and candy canes. they're good, they're christmas food. but we also also need to remember Jesus. the king of the world and this is how he was born
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.
She wrapped him in cloths 
and placed him in a manger, 
because there was no room for them in the inn. 
(Luke 2:7)
most likely you were born in a hospital, but I doubt you were born in a stable and slept in animal food. but let's go back to the beginning, Why Jesus was born in a stable.
In those days Caesar Augustus 
issued a decree that a census 
should be taken of the entire Roman world. 
And everyone went to his own town to register.
o Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth 
in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David,
because he belonged to the house and line of David.
Read Luke chapters 1 and 2 this Christmas to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Even if you don't get everything you asked for this year you got they ultimate gift, Jesus. he is Gods son and God is the giver. 

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.John 3:16.

but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness-for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. Romans 4:24

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

in the begining

In the beginning God created
the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty,
darkness was over the surface of the deep,
and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
...God created the heavens and the earth... if you don't believe that then you can't believe anything else in the bible.
And God said, "Let there be light,
" and there was light.
And God said,
"Let there be an expanse between
the waters to separate water from water."
So God made the expanse and separated
the water under the expanse from the
water above it. And it was so.
And God said,
"Let the water under the sky
be gathered to one place,
and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
Then God said,
"Let the land produce vegetation:
seed-bearing plants and trees on the land
that bear fruit with seed in it,
according to their various kinds.
" And it was so.
And God said,
"Let there be lights in the expanse of
the sky to separate the day from the night,
and let them serve as signs to mark
seasons and days and years,
and let them be lights in the expanse
of the sky to give light on the earth."
And it was so.
God made two great lights--
the greater light to govern
the day and the lesser light to govern
the night. He also made the stars.
and that was the first four days of creation. then I'll skip to the sixth day, the day that god created man
Then God said,
"Let us make man
in our image,
in our likeness,
and let them rule
over the fish
of the sea
and the birds
of the air,
over the livestock,
over all the earth,
and over all the creatures
that move along the ground."
and it was so. we aren't just another creation, we're made in Gods image to rule the animal, plants, and earth. we're the babysitters left to watch Gods creations til he returns. and he made us in his image.
Then God said,
"I give you every
seed-bearing plant
on the face
of the whole earth
and every tree
that has fruit with seed in it.
They will be yours for food.
He gave man the earth, to take care of it.

And God saw every thing that he had made, 
and, behold, it was very good. 
And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

the story of Nicodemus

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.
He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God.
For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."

This is the story of Nicodemus, I man who wanted to know more about God. he came to Jesus one night to talk about it. he answered like this
In reply Jesus declared,
"I tell you the truth,
no one can see the kingdom of God
unless he is born again.
This story is from john in chapter 3. If you've never heard this story read the entire story please. but he asked Jesus this
"How can a man be born when he is old?"
Nicodemus asked.
"Surely he cannot enter a second time
into his mother's womb to be born!"

Jesus answered,
"I tell you the truth,
no one can enter the kingdom
of God unless he is born
of water and the Spirit.
Flesh gives birth to flesh,
but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

this is talking about being a christian. later in verses 16, 17, and 18 he says

"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.

For God did not send his Son
into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned,
but whoever does not believe stands condemned
already because he has not believed
in the name of God's one and only Son.

it says God loves us and sent his son not to judge the world, but save it. who ever believes in him isn't judged, but those who don't are judged because they didn't believe in Jesus.
then I'll skip down to verse 35 and 36.

The Father loves the Son
and has placed everything in his hands.

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever rejects the Son will not see life,
for God's wrath remains on him."


God loves Jesus and gives him power. who ever believes in him has life but those who don't will not see heaven, or have a full life, for God doesn't forgive them that reject it.



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Today, Sunday

One day Peter and John
were going up to the temple
at the time of prayer
at three in the afternoon.

Today, at church the pastor preach from the book of acts. In acts 3 it tells of a man crippled from birth. Now Peter and John went to the temple. this man was there begging. he asked for money now in verse 6 he says
Then Peter said,
"Silver or gold I do not have,
but what I have I give you.
In the name of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, walk."
Then the beggar walk. he leaped and praised God. the people gave Peter and John the credit. and they said this in verse 16
By faith in the name of Jesus,
this man whom you see
and know was made strong.
It is Jesus' name and the faith
that comes through him
that has given this complete
healing to him, as you can all see.
I personally think that verse is hard to understand. so I'll reword it.
by our faith in Jesus,
this man was made strong
by Jesus' name which came
through him he has been healed
and you can all see that.
then he told the crowd to repent of there sin. they all knew he was crippled. now you most likely know someone who can't walk or at least seen someone. say your friend Bob was begging for money and he's always been crippled and he was healed. you would be amazed. you would want to know how he was healed and who did it. if that happened would you believe it was Jesus' power, or would deny it?

They replied,
"Believe in the Lord Jesus,
and you will be saved
you and your household."
Acts 16:31

When Peter saw this,
he said to them:
"Men of Israel,
why does this surprise you?
Why do you stare at us
as if by our own power
or godliness we
had made this man walk?
Acts 3:12

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas


Christmas is coming up. it's time to start getting presents and decorating. we're almost ready, but are you? are you ready to enjoy holiday and celebrate Jesus' birthday? we don't know when he was born but we celebrate it on December 25th. some people get presents and talk only of Santa clause. his name is St. Nicolas and he gave to the poor and needy. so this year pull out your bible and read Luke chapter two, the true story of Christmas. Christ should be in the center of all your holidays and you should look to him for the holidays. St. Nicolas was rich but he did the right thing with it, gave it to those who needed it. do you do the right things with your money? have a good holiday of give and getting. Merry Christmas!

Today in the town
of David a Savior
has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord
Luke 2:11

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black friday shoping

Yawn. I got up at three to get good deals. Yawn. I got eighty dollars of an ipod, but that's all I got. my mom took me all over town buying stuff... Z Z Z Z
(one hour later)
oh I guess I fell asleep. I got a great deal. Yawn. And got tired too. well that's about it. Yawn. I guess I need some sleep. Yawn. Well at black Friday you get good deal. if you did go this year, go next year and save big $. Yawn.
Well bye! hope you got good deals!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Psalm 1

Psalms 1:
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Thanksgiving story

Today is the day Pilgrims gave thanks to God for their safe trip to America. They shot targets for fun and that attracted some Natives. The Pilgrims where afraid and invited them to there meal. The Natives brought turkeys and deer, corn and bread. They then gave thanks together. They ate food the Native brought and Pilgrims made. The Pilgrims enjoyed being of the ship they where truly thankful.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to which also you were called in one body;
and be thankful.
Colossians 3:15

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
And believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
Romans 10:9

Monday, June 7, 2010

VACATION!

I just had a vacation! it was a week and it was awsome! well thats all! Ruth.

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Hello again. I've been working hard doing my school work. And I'm hoping that soon I'll have more time to throw together a post.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My life

Hello Everyone. Before I begin digging into the bible, I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I play the piano, I have a few animals, A dog who's name is Bufford, and a fish who's named Ben. I love composing fictional stories that hopefully will someday be best selling novels. I want to be a missionary by moving to Sweden when I'm a little bit older. And now that you know about me, I'll start with my blog.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

First Post!

I am Ruth Ackiv. I have dedicated this blog to Jesus, who is king of my life. I want to serve him in every way I can and I so I will be using this blog to serve my savoir.