Thursday, December 29, 2011

God is Faithful

   It's been 4 months since i have written on here, and so much has happened i don't even know where to begin. I guess i will start by giving God all the glory, honor, and praise. 

About a year ago i remember God speaking to me about starting a bible club at my school. I began to have a strong desire to see the teens at my school being touched by God's amazing love. I started to pray and seek God, i asked him to guide and lead me into his perfect will. 
So one day i went to the activities director and asked her if i could possibly start a bible club at school. She said i had to write a letter to the principal asking her for permission.
And so my challenge began i prayed and i wrote her a letter, i even went to go speak to her in person. But for some reason i never got into contact with her. 

I felt i had tried hard enough to speak to the principal, but i was wrong. Even though i tried to talk to her i never went back and tried again. I wasn't persistent. I gave up very quickly. Why? Because i was scared of rejection, i was afraid things wouldn't go right and i didn't TRUST that God would help me and give me strength to go on. 

I continued to pray, silently hoping somehow God would do something about the club. 
My sophomore year ended and i had forgotten about the club, thinking it would never happen. 

Junior year kicked in and i was excited/sad to start my second to last year in high school. I felt i had a limited amount of time to bring God to my school. I had a strong urgency to bring hope to the hopeless. October of 2011 came by and one of my close friends  told me about a bible club meeting and that i should go with her. 

I cannot tell you what i felt at that moment. My heart skipped a beat and i couldn't believe what she told me. I went to the meeting and was immediately moved by God's Faithfulness. 

It's been 3 months since all this and so many things have happened since the first meeting. I now have new Christian friends at school. Friends that i know God has amazing plans for. And now we have a place to gather together in Jesus name to hear about his love for the lost and broken, and to grow as Children of God.To unite as one in his name and make a difference in this world. 
However, I have to give God all the Glory for doing this, because he was Faithful in his promise to me. He promised he would start a bible club at my school, and that i would be a part of it. And he even gave me the privilege to be a part of the office board. Which i have no idea how that happened! But Praise God for being so Faithful and true. I know he's going to do some mighty things in my school, in my family, in this world. Pray God would use this generation to rock this world, because i know he is able to,and i know that he will. 

God is Able to do beyond what we can hope, dream, or imagine. 

I thank you all for reading this!!! I pray God May Bless you and make his face shine upon you!! He loves you so much!!! <3 

P.S. Here is a video about God's Faithfulness. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rise from the Ashes

     Don't EVER let your bad circumstances define who you are.
I've learned that living a tough life doesn't have to be a bad thing.
It's sort of like the saying " what doesn't kill you makes you stronger", you can rise from the ground. Even though you've been struck down, you have the strength in God to get back up.

I have been blessed to have a family that has showed me love. However, not everyone is lucky  to have that love in their lives. There are people who have been abandoned by their parents, spouses that have abused each other, physically and emotionally. And there are people who have felt like they are worthless because of the things that have happened to them.
People that feel they have lost all hope.

One thing i want those people to know is that even though they have been through some struggles in their lives, that doesn't define the person that they will one day become.
And that there is HOPE.
There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

" We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken." 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

I want the person that is reading this to know they are NEVER ALONE. And that there is always hope for their bad circumstances. Don't ever let the struggles you go through win, you are a strong, courages person who can overcome anything with God by their side. So don't be discouraged and KNOW that God has everything under HIS control. Even the trial you are facing in this very moment. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Philippians 4: 13

I pray God may comfort you with his all-consuming Love and Joy. And i pray you may lean on him when you feel like you just can't take it anymore. He is always there with arms wide open. May he bless you and watch over you always&forever <3 I Love you ALL!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Truly Satisfied

 Have you every asked yourself if your truly satisfied?
Satisfied with what,you ask?
Satisfied in general.
We keep trying to fill a void in our hearts with things that we think will satisfy us. We do drugs, we drink, we party, we get boyfriends. Thinking that maybe that's what's missing.

There comes a time in our lives when we realize that were not truly happy.
Were just living without acually living.

I started asking myself this recently actually, i've been thinking whether or not i'm truly happy with where i am right now. I asked and asked, and finally got my answer. Even though i was smiling and happy, that didn't mean i was truly happy and fulfilled. I was still missing the point of my life. I kept trying to fill God's place in my heart with other things. I kept saying i was happy because i had God, but it wasn't that i wasn't happy it was that i was missing why i was suppose to be happy. But i had so many reasons to be happy.

I was brought out of a hole. My whole 16 years of existence lead to this one moment in my life where i finally asked what i was truly living for, myself , or God. I had a purpose, i had a love that was irreplacable. I had true endless joy and peace in my life. Peace that surpasses all understanding. I am truly Satisfied right now. And even though i don't know what's ahead i know that i'm Never Alone. Your Never Alone. You are LOVED, Cherised, appreciated.

"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." Philippians 4:11

Are you Truly Satisfied? Are You Content with your Life?

Now if your reading this right now it probably means i send it to you to read, or it could also mean that this moment right now, as your reading these words across the computer screen were meant to be. I pray this blog may make you think......Ponder...... about your life. Ask yourslef what your living for? we all need to know at some point in our lives, sometimes we need to know before it's too late. God Bless You always & forever, may he shower you with his all- consuming love. I Love you!! (:

Here is a Video, a song that i thought fit with the blog, Enjoy (:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

God Looks at the Heart

       So it's been a while since i've written one of these.
Everytime i write a blog i want it to be from God, i want everytime i write to let it be God that guides me. A lot has happened since i last wrote first and foremost i've grown so much in my relationship with God,that is my only desire, that i may grow daily in him.

He's also spoken to my heart so much, he's been showing me about himself, about his love for me.

I've always delt with self-esteem in my life, really what girl doesn't? But it never accured to me that i really didn't feel myself worthy enough for Love. When God started telling me how much he loved me, I think i was shocked that he would choose me to LOVE.

He's been showing me how truly worthy I am of his Love , with books like "Redefining Beautiful", " A Young Woman after God's Own Heart", even songs like "What's Beautiful". All of these have been tools that God has used to speak to me. And i'm so thankful for that because even if i still deal with self-esteem and image and outer beauty, he's helping me through it all.

I know there are a lot of girls if not the majority of girls now a days that deal with image. And it's hard for them to accept the fact that they're Beautiful because the world told them their not beautiful. 

God has been placing a passion for girls who struggle with this because how you think about yourself when you look in the mirrior reflects on how you'll look at others. If you can't love yourself how can you possibly love anyone else?

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."
1 Peter 3:3-4

Now dear friend if you are one these many girls and you are reading this right now, I want you know how truly Beautiful you are. You are worthy of Love, don't EVER let others tell you your worth, find it in God. Because he loved us so much that he died for us. Period.You are worth more than pure Gold! embrace the truth about yourself and accept that you are BEAUTIFUL!!! I want to now share a video that speaks so clearly on what i just wrote about. God Bless you Always&Forever
Sincerely, Cristal

Monday, February 14, 2011

What is Love?

I am sure i'm not the only one who has asked this question, "What is Love?"
Maybe you find yourself asking this often.
A lot of people have a bad view on what Love really is, so i wanted to write a blot about
this subject, especially since today is a day to 'Love'.

As i look around at the decorations of red and pink hearts all around my school i ask "why is there only one day to celebrate 'Love'? " . Everyday should be a chance to love, everyday should be a chance to show others you care by Loving them.
Is more than pink and red hearts , roses, chocolates.
Love is an Action.

Love is not the funny feeling you get in the pit of your stomache when your next to someone you like.
No, you see  Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you could feel it. Love is never-ending, never-failing, all-consuming, unconditional, self-sacrificing.

 " Love is Patient, Love is Kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres". 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is great, because the whole truth of the matter is God is Love.

Now as i close i want to ask whoever is reading this to go back to that verse and replace every 'Love' with 'God', and you'll see how that alone makes so much sense. God is Love. Now may you have a day filled with Joy, Peace, Hope, but most of all filled with Love. God Bless you today&Always. - Cristal

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Trust in......

We've all heard that word a bunch of times.
But trust is hard, sometimes we can't always trust the people we love.
As for me i can say i have no trust issues whatsoever, like with anyone, even if i just met you i have a 'feeling' i could trust you with deep personal stuff.
However, not everyone is like me, we're all different, and trusting people can be hard for a lot of people, especially if you've been hurt and have been disappointed in people.

Even if it's not so hard for me to trust, certain people, i find it hard trusting the one person who will NEVER forsake me, no matter what, God.

Being very honest here. A lot of my friends always ask me how do i keep such faith in God, as if to say i don't ever doubt him. Which is not true, i do doubt, i am human, not perfect.
But the truth is it's hard, you think you can plan everything and control how everything turns out, but in the end God is the only one in control. And i have to TRUST that everything is working out because i don't know what's ahead. 
I guess that's where faith comes in, i do believe he is working out everything for good. Even when things in my life happen that don't make sense.

To end this blog, i want to let you know, whoever is reading this that it may be hard trusting God, but it's all worth it. Trust me, it's so worth it, he's so worth it!  And May God keep Blessing you, guiding you, because he loves you so much! Trust him and he will make your path's straight.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6                           

Friday, January 21, 2011

Step Out, "Walk On The Water".

One thing i want to do in this blog is to be real.
No matter what i write in the end it is nothing if i'm not Honest.
So lately i've been feeling anxious, and just impatient.
From personal experience i can say waiting for something is in itself hard. We are impatient people, we want things "Now".

God has been telling me things recently that are truly amazing, from the beginning i wanted to have a purpose and he gave me just that.
He told me he had amazing plans for my life, things that i couldn't even begin to imagine. And i've been wanting those things to start happening now. I feel like i'm running out of time sometimes, i'm not getting younger and time is slipping us by.
 Today i want to talk about Stepping Out and "Walking On The Water". This phrase is actually a song by artist Britt Nicole and when i first heard it i didn't think much behind what the song could really mean. Then i saw a video that helped understand why she wrote this song.

She was challenged by God to step out in her Faith and trust him.
To Walk On the Water, just like Jesus, or Peter.

So i've been also feeling like i want things to change NOW!
I see people all around me, at school, on the streets and i see their hopelessness. I'm sad to see there's people who feel like they have no meaning in life. God has been telling me to be an example, not just to my family or friends but also to total strangers. He's telling me to live Radically for him . To Step Out , reach others, Love them. Talk to people i would normally wouldn't talk to. And i'm so overwhelmed sometimes. But he's promised to help me through this. Here's a verse that has helped me out on this area in my life

" And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

So sometimes it's hard waiting on something to happen. But don't wait to make a difference in the world, start stepping out and Loving others because at the end of the day that's what God wants us to do, he wants us to love, EVERYONE, even the ones who are hard to love.

P.S. I also want to share the video that spoke to me a lot about walking on water and TRUSTING God even when i'm a impatient child who wants her gift today! God Bless you Always <3- Cristal (:

Thursday, January 13, 2011


  So i haven't written in a while.
With midterms and all it's been a little crazy, but since i had some time on my hands i decided to do a special blog, special becasue it causes me to be aware of my Faith and what it truly means to have "Faith".

 What is Faith?
Is it believing in something you can't see?

Faith. We've heard it a bunch of times at school or with our friends or our parents. " I have faith you'll get through this". But have you ever really asked what the real meaning of Faith is? The online definition of Faith is; "strong or unshakeable belief in something, esp without proof or evidence". When your about to sit down on a chair you don't think that's it's not there, you have Faith that the chair is there to hold you so you won't fall.
Faith is believing in something you can't see. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of we do not see.

This topic is dear to me because it makes me realize my own need of my Faith. My Faith in God is what keeps me going in this world, it's what gives me a reason to live and to love. Faith in him keeps me going because just like the chair is there to hold me when i'm about to sit, so is God, he's always there. He'll never leave me. And for that i'm truly grateful.

The next time your going through something, have Faith and Believe you'll get through it because your not alone, God is there, and will ALWAYS be there.
God Bless-  Cristal

"For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith."  1 John 5:4

Monday, January 3, 2011

What's Beautiful?

   Today i wanted to try something a little different.
One thing that i always seem to hear about often is Beauty.
The World put's out an image that we girls have to meet in order to be Beautiful.
If you don't buy this your not Beautiful.
If you don't do your hair this way your not Beautiful.
 What is Beauty?
God has given me insight on this particular area in my life, he's shown me that in order to be Beautiful i don't have to do all this stuff the world is telling me to do. I don't have to look a certain way for him because he loves me just the way i am. And for me that's enough.
I'm saddened to see though that we girls care too much on image.
We want acceptance from others, we want approval.
We want to be loved.
And we think that if people don't say we're pretty then we really must not be.

Let me tell you the TRUTH about your Beauty........

"For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14

Isn't it amazing to know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made!!! I know that everytime i read this verse it speaks truth to my heart. To my insecurities, because the creator of the Universe knit me together in my mother's womb. He created me, that must mean i am wonderful! You are wonderful! God made us in his image, that means we truly are precious jewels

Don't listen to the lies of the World turn to the truth of the Father who loves us so much!

Now i want to leave with a special Video that talks about True Beauty, please take a look at it. It sure gave me much encouragement about what True Beauty is and i hope it gives encouragement to you as well.  God Bless!!
Love, Cristal

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Brand New Year!!!

  So today is officially January 1, 2011. And one thing is for sure I'm so excited for a brand New Year!!!
I know God is going to do some great things.
Not just in my life but in the life of others around me.
Even though i'm not so excited for school to start this monday, the only thing that excites me about that is that it's a new chance to show others God's love in my life.
Lately i've been thinking more on how i can just show my schoolmates God's Love and his power.
I've been asking God on how i can really reach this generation when i feel like now a days teenagers are so distracted with pointless things.
We're missing the point of our lives, we're wasting our full potential to change the world.

I know that saying " how can i really make a difference"? , i've said it a couple of times myself. But you'd be surprised that the smallest act can truly make a difference.

A smile.A hug.A kind word.A dollar to the homeless person on the street. All these are all random acts of kindness, the simplest things ever, yet these small acts can truly impact in a big way, ways that sometimes are unseen by us but not by the person who recieved it, nor by God.

So yes even us teenagers can truly make a difference to this world.

I leave with this one note,
next time you see a person in need go out and help them.
Open the door for someone, give a smile to the friend that is sad, give a hug to your little brother, say a kind word to that person in the supermarket.
 Start the year with a new mentality, one to help others, because if you help someone your not only helping them but also yourslef.

May God Bless you this year with his love, peace, joy and his kindness.

"When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up. " Psalm 94:18
                                                                          Love, Cristal