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