Verse Impact: Jeremiah 30:2

Verse Impact: Jeremiah 30:2

“Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.”

I was thinking of what to do in this blog because I want to write more in this and inspire teen Christians or whoever may come across in this blog. I was somehow asking the Lord what to write and I noticed my Bible beside me. Before I open it, I somehow have this mantra like “show me want you want to show me” and then I opened it. The very first verse that I saw was Jeremiah 30:2– “Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you,” — and this was God telling Jeremiah to write everything that the Lord says to Him.

God answered me. I am continuing to write on this blog and share my encounters with the Lord. I am going to write here and testify how great the Lord is in my life and I do hope that I can also inspire other youth to share how great God is in their lives.

I can’t wait to share everything here. Thank You so much, Lord, for answering my question and may You bless everyone who reads this post. 🙂

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Challenges Come And They Go

We are more than 40 in my mom’s side. That’s a big family, I must say. Since there are a lot of us, of course, there are a lot of conflicts but most especially there are a lot of joyful moments shared with each other. The incident that had us all down was when my grandfather died. It was such a down for all of us. He was our support, strength and our weakness. We were so used to have him all around because he certainly can’t stay on one place. He wants to clean and do stuff even the doctor doesn’t want him to. We were heartbroken, one another can’t fix one another.

And yet from that incident, we’re healed.

After that, my aunt then was diagnosed with cancer, rectal cancer. The family supported her all throughout, the expenses of her radiation therapies and her medicines. And then at one moment, I was told then her condition is getting better and that cancer was being gone with treatment.

And in that moment, we were glad.

But then, one night I was on the way home, my mom and uncle were on the car talking about my aunt’s condition. It’s gotten worse. Just then we thought that she was getting better, but then she’s not. I’m not exactly sure about the condition but I’ve heard that cancer’s back.

And currently at this moment, we’re enduring.

Challenges come and then they go. That’s what challenges are meant for, to teach us lessons in life, to teach us to endure and still be happy with whatever is going on in our lives. And challenges are meant to teach us that we should hold on to God as long as we can and as long as we like, because He’s just waiting for us to reach His hands and to give it all to Him. Challenges are meant to make us strong, with His help because we’d never survive this world without Him.

Continue to pray and talk to Him. He knows what is in our hearts and our minds. Just give it all to Him!

“I call on the Lord in my distress, and He answers me.” – Psalm 120:1

Verse Impact: Revelation 21:4

Hello everyone! Just now, I have thought to make a series about the Bible verses that I have read and what is or what was the impact or effect of it to me. I haven’t been missing our Liturgical Bible Study (LBS) sessions recently and one thing I can say, I am very much inspired about everything.

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When we were having the bible study, I got my Bible opened and suddenly I have read Revelation 21:4. It had a very huge impact on me and I almost cried while reading it. These past few weeks, I have been experiencing a lot of emotional breakdowns and I have also watched videos and saw pictures about the war in Syria. It breaks my heart, seeing the kids crying, begging for their life and food. It’s very heartbreaking.

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I saw this picture on Facebook, and almost cried. It hurts me. And what hurt me the most were the comments, it doesn’t matter if the picture was old or the lines were used already. It can very much explain what happens in there and ugh the people were just so full of negativity so I shut down the comments section and just reflected.

Now, for the verse impact which is Revelation 21:4:

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4 (NIV)

I immediately remembered the picture after reading this verse and it overwhelmed me. Most of us now are hurting, in pain and has been mourning for deaths. Most of us, even, don’t want to live anymore because of the pain that we’ve been feeling. The heart aches, rejections, physical sicknesses, personal problems and mental breakdowns. This verse had reassured everyone of us that the time will come that there will be no pain anymore. No deaths, no tears, no weeping. This had reassured us that He has His plans for us. Remember Jeremiah 29:11?

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Revelation 21:4 told me that I should always remember Jeremiah 29:11. If you think you’ve been feeling everything, if you’re overwhelmed, in pain and in suffering, remember that God will take away all the pain and you will cry no more. It’s emotionally fulfilling to know that you will always have someone, you always have God to tell everything and to share him all the pain you’ve been feeling.

Because as I’ve said, one thing is for sure:

God will take away every tear from your eyes and every pain that you have been feeling.

Always remember this, brothers and sisters!


Thank you so much for reading and I hope to see you again in the next post!

Increase My Faith, O Lord

In times of trouble, I start off with worrying and later on remember the Lord. During my last confession, I said this and the priest chuckled at me. He said, ask the Lord to increase your faith so you will stop worrying. That’s when I reflected- true though.

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If I have the Lord and if I give my 100% trust on Him, what shall I worry for?

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” – John 14:12

Another Calling

We had our Liturgical Bible Study yesterday which made us realize a lot of things. I was with my schoolmates who happens to be a member of my youth org as well. And there were a lot of reflections and realizations.

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We were just 7 yesterday which is very unusual to a Bible study session but it’s okay because we’re just starting our mission to build up an organization in our school to let more youth know Christ. The 7 of us were called to serve and to lead for the upcoming Bible study sessions- however yesterday, there was a LOT of revelations and all of us realized that we are all being called.

If you can still remember in my last post, I said yes to His calling. I said yes to become a servant and now, to train my members to be more inclined with Christ.

Yesterday, it is as if I was being called again. Called to spread His words and conduct a Bible study meeting. All the 7 of us were being called. And I’m glad— I’m honestly glad that all the 7 of us were ready to accept whatever will come in our way. We’re ready to serve. I’m ready to serve the school and make the students know Christ.


 

Saying Yes

Before I joined the community, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I knew I’ll have to commit and commitment is my worst fear- I honestly didn’t like committing myself because I know it’ll hurt otherwise. But it was for the Lord, I thought. Why would I be scared to commit and let Him use me to spread His kindness and words?

I never thought I’ll be this close to God. But I did.

I never thought I’ll commit and say yes to Him. But I did.

I never knew He’ll work wonders for my life. But He did.

The day of my youth camp was gloomy, it was cold and raining, and I honestly thought that it would be better to stay in bed and just sleep. But then I just saw myself packing things for the three days two nights camp, and suddenly, I was there. There were talks and sessions during the camp, I think I have listened to some, but probably slept at other talks (honestly). The camp was life changing and there I truly met the Lord, and know things about Him that I haven’t really known before.

Saying yes to Him was everything.

It was superficial. It was magical.

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Following Him and serving Him is never easy, but it will be surpassed because He provides. He always does.

Now, He’s giving me a task and I think I’m about to say yes to Him again. He’s given me another chance to know Him better. I am honestly having second thoughts right now but probably, I’ll say yes.


EDIT: Today was the training about the ‘task’ that I’m saying in this post. I’ve said yes. I did. And now I can’t wait to see what will happen in my life even more. 🙂

If you’re wondering what was the ‘task’– I’ve become a household servant. I’m no longer a member (I still am) but now it has levelled up. I will now arrange household meetings and such. 🙂

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” – James 1:5

Welcome to JM’s Youth Journals!

If you came here because of my main blog or just accidentally stumbled upon this little corner, I’d like to welcome you and thank you for stopping by!

my youth journals

This blog would discuss my youth experiences, being in a Christian community, my favourite Bible verses and my Bible reading updates. Overall, this is a blog for my Christian journey. I hope you’d like my posts!

My main blog is Jirah Merizz and I post a little bit of everything there. Of course, except my faith because it’s now going to be written here.

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