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Rising Star Summer Camp
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"The WDC Birthday Bash Blog Relay" September 2021
Guest judge: March, April, May, July, August, and September 2021
June blogging questions for Welcome to My Reality "June blogging questions "
September’s "September 2021 questions my reality forum"
October’s "October welcome to my reality questions "
7/15/2021 "Life influences"
7/14/2021 "My Hope is found in Christ Alone. (7/14/21)"
7/13/2021 "July 13th " "Being loved."
7/12/2021 "July 12th " "Inappropriately dressed "
7/11/2021 "Dreaming Up Great News Headlines "
7/10/2021"Is Church attendance optional?"
7/9/2021 "Are You Blinded By Sin?"
7/8/2021 "Everyone should Spend Time With God Daily."
7/7/2021 "Finding Inspiration "
7/6/2021 "I can feel God's presence everywhere."
7/5/2021 "God Reveals That He Is Real!"
7/4/2021 "Happy Independence Day!🗽🇺🇸 🎆"
7/3/2021 "Everyone Has A Purpose With God"
7/2/2021 "When We Get To Heaven, We Will Know!"
7/1/2021 "I Feel God's Presence In Difficult Times"
6/30/2021 "God Chose Me!"
6/29/2021 "My Hope is Found in Jesus Christ "
6/28/2021 "I feel So Alive With Christ."
6/26/2021 "I Experience God"
6/25/2021 "Casting Our Burdens On The Lord"
6/24/2021 "Jesus Blood Was For My Guilt"
6/23/2021 "Don't complain against God"
6/22/2021 "Taking Care of The Holy Spirit's Temple"
6/21/2021 "Glorify God With Good Works"
6/19/2021 "Friendships With Other Believers."
6/18/2021 "Forgiveness "
6/17/2021 "Listening For God's Voice "
6/16/2021 "I Enjoy Spending Time With God."
6/15/2021 "God Is My Everything "
6/14/2021 "Sin Seperates Us From God"
6/12/2021 "Angels Exist"
6/11/2021 "God's Laws Lead to Success!"
6/10/2021 "Perfect Love Results in Boldness in Christ "
6/9/2021 "I Run On God's Strength (God can outlast the Energizer!)"
6/8/2021 "I Praise God With or without Healing."
6/7/2021 "By His Stripes We Are Healed"
6/5/2021 "May Our Souls Prosper"
6/4/2021 "God Loves Our Soul"
6/3/2021 "Put On Praise Like A Garment "
6/2/2021 "God Is The God That Heals"
6/1/2021 "Regular Bible study is important."
5/31/2021 "Have a Safe Memorial Day!"
5/30/2021 "Learning from a challenge "
5/29/2021 "God pursues peace."
5/28/2021 "Give it if you have it"
5/27/2021 "Keeping God's commandments in my heart"
5/26/2021 "God protects the righteous."
5/25/2021 "Wisdom Helps Us Sleep "
5/24/2021 "Wisdom and Understanding Are Very Valuable "
5/22/2021 "God Disciplines Like A Father"
5/21/2021 "Put God First In All You Gain"
5/20/2021 "Always Ask God First"
5/19/2021 "Keep Mercy and Truth Around Your Neck"
5/18/2021 "Keeping God's commandments in my heart"
5/17/2021 "Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness"
5/16/2021 "Making The World A Better Place "
5/15/2021 "Bound By Our Own Sin"
5/14/2021 "Pigs Gone Crazy"
5/13/2021 "Wisdom Knows How To Give A Soft Answer"
5/12/2021 "Happiness Glows"
5/11/2021 "Don't fall asleep in church."
5/10/2021 "Jesus did not disrespect his mother."
5/9/2021 "May 9th - Language/ Happy Mother's Day!"
5/8/2021 "Hell, You Don't Want To Go There!"
5/7/2021 "God Is My Everything "
5/6/2021 "Speak the Truth Humbly"
5/5/2021 "Heaven Is A Beautiful Place"
5/4/2021 "What Would Jesus do?"
5/3/2021 "May 3rd, 2021 - Favorite Bible Character"
5/2/2021 "Jesus Destroys the Devil’s Work"
5/1/2021 "God Wants Us To Love Ourselves "
4/30/2021 "Self-righteousness Is Sin"
4/29/2021 "Ask God First"
4/28/2021 "Jesus Writes Mercy and Truth On My Heart ❤️ "
4/27/2021 "My life Reflects Christ."
4/26/2021 "I Love Praising God."
4/24/2021 "In Christ Alone My Hope Is Found."
4/23/2021 "Reading the Bible Gives Me Peace"
4/22/2021 "I’ll Live For Him Who Died For Me."
4/21/2021 "Be ready to share the Gospel "
4/20/2021 "The Lord Delights in Me"
4/19/2021 "Jesus Christ Heals"
4/17/2021 "Share The Gospel With Others"
4/16/2021 "God Is Most Humble"
4/15/2021 "God Sets My Path Straight "
4/14/2021 "God Gives Me My Desires"
4/13/2021 "God Orders My Steps"
4/12/2021 "God Rescues His Children"
4/11/2021 "Remembering Christ's Benefits "
4/10/2021 "God's blessings are True Blessings."
4/9/2021 "The Just Are Very Blessed."
4/8/2021 "I Am Very Blessed When God is First"
4/7/2021 "Fear the Lord above all others."
4/6/2021 "God Is My Refuge. I Trust In Him."
4/5/2021 "Keeping Righteousness and Judgement "
4/3/2021 "God's Correction Is God's Love"
4/2/2021 "Faithful and Wise Servant "
4/1/2021 "Luke, Like the Beatitudes"
3/31/2021 "The Joyful Sound"
3/30/2021 "Dwelling in God's House"
3/29/2021 "Has God Chosen You?"
3/27/2021 "Blessed To Help The Poor"
3/26/2021 "Pride Comes Before The Fall"
3/25/2021 "Keeping God’s Word "
3/24/2021 "Taste And See That The Lord Is Good "
3/23/2021 "One Nation Under God"
3/22/2021 "Having no Guile"
3/20/2021 "Salvation Is A Blessing "
3/19/2021 "Blessed For Trusting In The Lord"
3/18/2021 "Offended In Christ?"
3/17/2021 "Law Of Liberty "
3/16/2021 "Believing Without Seeing"
3/15/2021 "1st Resurrection/2nd Death"
3/14/2021 "Scripture writing - Galations 5:13-15"
3/13/2021 "Watching And Waiting For Christ To Return "
3/12/2021 "Seeking God With Our Whole Heart"
3/11/2021 "Long-suffering God "
3/10/2021 "Isaiah 56:1-2"
3/9/2021 "Blessed Are They Who Do His Commandments!"
3/8/2021 "Psalm 1:1-3"
3/7/2021 "Scripture writing - Ephesians 4:22-28"
3/6/2021 "Enduring Temptation "
3/5/2021 "The Salt of the Earth "
3/4/2021 "Blessed Are The Persecuted "
3/3/2021 "Beatitudes 5, 6, and 7"
3/2/2021 "Beatitudes 3 and 4"
3/1/2021 "Beatitudes 1 and 2"
2/27/2021 "Love Others As Yourself "
2/26/2021 "Best place for a Christian at All Times"
2/25/2021 "Say “No” To Fear"
2/24/2021 "Benefits of God’s Child"
2/23/2021 "Walking In His Will"
2/22/2021 "The Lord Is My Shepherd "
2/19/2021 "Adults Being Child-like?"
2/18/2021 "How To Resist Sin"
2/17/2021 "Failure Is Not an Option "
2/16/2021 "Why does God Allow Suffering?"
2/15/2021 "Jeremiah 2:31 Explained"
2/14/2021 "Thoughts On Prayer "
2/13/2021 "Proverbs 14:14 thoughts "
2/11/2021 "Touching the Garment "
2/10/2021 "Should I Study the Bible?"
2/9/2021 "God Holds My Hand"
Jesus is my permanent anchor!
Write out a prayer for Chris Breva since he is experiencing health issues and for a quick recovery and quick return. Let him know how much you care for him and have missed him. Let's show him some appreciation and that he is valued!
Dear Heavenly Father,
I ask you for healing for our friend. Bless him and keep him. Send your angels to care for him. If he has sinned, forgive him. If he has other needs, provide them.
In Jesus name,
We all love and miss you here on WDC, Chris Breva. We hope you have a safe, happy, and quick return. You are in our prayers. Feel better soon!
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
What does this popular Scripture passage mean to you? Has it had an impact on your life?
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
What does it mean, health to thy navel and marrow to thy bones?
9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
What do these verses mean? Do you think they are talking about tithing? What do you think about tithing?
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
Write about these verses.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
Write about the value of wisdom. What is it worth to you?
16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Explain and write about the strange woman these verses are talking about. How can these verses be applied to our life?
20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
What does this mean when it says the upright shall dwell in the land but the wicked shall be cut off and rooted out of it?
1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
How do we obtain a long peaceful life? Is this speaking of a physical or eternal life? What are your thoughts?
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
What do you think these 2 verses are saying?
Since April 1st is April Fool's Day, What does the Bible say about fools?
The Bible has so much to say about fools. I could probably write a Bible study on it. Maybe I should. Without taking a lot of time looking up verse by verse right now, there are a few things that come right to the top of my head. A fool says in his heart there is no God. A fool is full of folly and lacks wisdom. A fool mocks those who seek wisdom. They are quick to fall for and into mischief. The foolish man does not build on good foundations.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
Write about these verses and what it means to have an understanding heart.
I think these verses mean that when we find pleasure in learning and it is more to us than just filling our head with facts, we will gain understanding and common sense to go with that knowledge. We will understand and value every good path. Because we know how to put our knowledge to good use and apply what we learn to real-life situations, we will be able to make good choices and decisions and be able to avoid trouble.
12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
When we get wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, These verses describe the type of person we will be delivered from. What are your thoughts about this?
When we have good understanding, we will know not to get ourselves into trouble with this type of person. We can avoid it. It will also help keep us from being tricked or fooled by such a person.
20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
I find it interesting that the writer describes Wisdom as a person. Why do you think that is? What does this mean to you?
Just from reading it without doing a lot of research, I would personally interpret it as speaking about the spirit of Wisdom. Since wisdom can be a spirit, it would explain referring to it in person form.
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Who or what are these verses talking about?
If we turn our backs on God, he turns his back on us. We will suffer as a result.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be filled with their own devices.
What do you think these verses are talking about?
When God turns his back on people, he will ignore their cries for help and will allow them to suffer the natural consequences of their own actions.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Explain this verse in your own words.
Fools think the know everything and don't need instruction. they don't like receiving instruction. They tend to be sensitive when someone thinks they are foolish because they don't see themselves that way.
On the other hand, those who fear God will love instruction and knowledge. They will seek after it. They desire wisdom. They fear God with a reverential fear and don't want to offend God.
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
In your own words, describe what this means to you.
I think the chains about the neck refer to boundaries. When we have good boundaries, grace rests upon us like an ornament. If we have good parents, they will teach us good manners and boundaries.
10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
What can we learn from these verses? How can we apply this to our own life?
Don't go with people who get into mischief, cheat, steal, and kill. This is to protect ourselves from getting caught up in mischief with them. This kind of lifestyle will end up destroying their own lives in the end. Consider the lifestyle of a gang banger. They end up usually dead or in prison unless God intervenes and changes their life. When you are greedy of gain, you will pay for it in the end.
1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
The first few verses state the purpose of the Proverbs. Write out your thoughts about these stated purposes.
Let me see.
1. To know wisdom and instruction.
2. To perceive words of understanding.
3. To receive the instruction of wisdom.
4. To receive the instruction of justice.
5. To receive the instruction of judgement.
6. To receive the instruction of equity.
7. To give subtility to the simple.
8. To give young men knowledge.
9. To give young men discretion.
10. To understand proverbs.
11. To understand the interpretation of proverbs.
12. To understand the words and dark sayings of the wise.
It is almost like Solomon is giving a run down of what you will learn in this book, like a teacher at the beginning of a lesson. I could almost picture a book outline being created from this. I find it interesting. You could really get in depth with it by studying each individual word, but I don't really have time for that right now. However, I think I want to keep these purposes in mind as I read through Proverbs again.
What has God done for you or in your life lately? Write a testimony of God's goodness in your life recently.
My ID came to the right address in spite of having the wrong apartment number on it accidentally. I thank God he was watching over me.
Do you believe you have any spiritual gifts? If so, write about them. If not, why do you think that is?
I believe I have the gift of edification. I also have experienced a few others at times. I believe nothing is impossible with God. Therefore, with the Holy Spirit as a partner, Iam able to do anything the Holy Spirit enables me to do. I do believe in Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians chapter 12 lays it all out, and did you notice chapter 13, the "love" chapter directly follows the chapter about spiritual gifts. Let all things be done with love.
How do you think we can go about eating for God's glory? Is it possible?
This is a huge struggle for me right now. Prayers are appreciated as I fight this physical and spiritual battle with food. If you have any thoughts on the subject, I'd love to hear them. I know that overeating/ gluttony is a sin. I need to find the proper boundaries for myself spiritually and physically in this area. I will be journaling more about this struggle in other areas of my port as well.
Write your thoughts about St. Patrick's Day and about Saint's feast days in general.
Ok, this can be a touchy subject for some. I know in Catholicism Sainthood is believed in and practiced. As a Baptist, I do not believe in praying to the dead. I believe in praying to Jesus, but he was raised again on the 3rd day and is alive sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven. Therefore, I do not pray to Mary the mother of Jesus either. Now I like to have fun as well as anyone, but we must be careful what we are worshiping and who and what we are praying to.
Jesus died on the cross so we could have communication directly with the Father. As the ultimate authority, why not go directly to him? A Catholic friend of mine once explained to me like this. She prayed to Mary because it was like when children at first don't get their way with their father, they go to their mother to try to get their Father talked into it. Hmm! Doesn't that sound like childish manipulation tactics? Can we not respect the no of our Father who knows all and controls all? That's just something to think about. Why pray to the lesser authority just because you are not getting your way with the higher authority? Am I the only one that sees an issue with that? Of course, that is just my personal opinion.
Write about how you deal with storms in your life both literally and figuratively.
Obviously, prayer is a huge part of my life. Praising God is also something I do even when I don't feel like it or the circumstances seem impossible. When real storms come and I begin to feel afraid, I like to sing, "Master of the wind", to remind myself God is in control.
Here are the lyrics.
My boat of life
Sails on a troubled sea
Whenever there's a wind in my sail
But I have a friend
Who watches over me
When the breeze turns into a gale
I know the master of the wind
I know the maker of the rain
He can calm the storm
And make the sun shine again
I know the master of the wind
Sometimes I soar
like an Eagle to the sky
Among the peaks my soul can be found
But an unexpected storm
May drive me from the highs
It may bring me low
But it can not bring me down
I know the master of the wind
I know the maker of the rain
He can calm the storm
And make the sun shine again
I know the master of the wind
He can calm the storm
make the sun shine again
I know the Master of the wind
Let Jesus calm your storm
make the sun shine again
He is the Master of the wind
Either by consequence or example, sin affects other people too. How have you justified little sins in your life? What is the correct way to deal with them?
I usually justify those little sin with little white lies to myself and others. That doesn't make it right, but none of us are perfect. I am not completely without sin. I could not cast the first stone.
The way to deal with any sin is immediately with confession. repentance, and Godly sorrow. When we resist the Devil, he will flee from us. We must keep resisting and repenting.
Do you think God cares about minor details? Why or why not?
I do believe God cares about every detail because the Bible says even the hairs of our head are numbered. He knows when even a sparrow falls from a tree. Look at all of creation down to the smallest molecule and atom and cell. There is a lot of detail in even the smallest creation.
What does the symbol of the cross mean to you?
It is only a religious symbol. However, it is a symbol that represents the death of our Savior. It could be a symbol of our new life in Christ too. I prefer to consider it the later.
Do you have a go to scripture(a) when you are feeling discouraged? Write about how you handle discouragement.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
I not only remind myself of the scriptures, but I begin to praise God and focus on the goodness and Sovereignty of God and what Jesus has done for me. I worship him for who he is. It is difficult to stay depressed or discouraged for very long when your focus is turned upon God.
I was struggling a bit this last week, but after continually shifting my focus and allowing myself to cry some tears to him, I am feeling much better today.
Do you have an opinion about what kind of music should be played and sung in Church?
This is a difficult one for some people. I went to private schools growing up. One taught that music with an off beat was of the devil. I went to another school where in Bible class they were playing some secular songs backwards to prove how evil they were. Recently, I have heard it said that some of the contemporary Christian music is occultic and demonic.
I mention all of the above because there are a lot of different opinions about music. It goes back to my primary belief that it matters what is in the heart and not the outward appearance. I do prefer some of the older hymns personally and some of the classic praise and worship music as apposed to some of the newer. I sometimes feel like the church worship service is lacking something. I don't always know what. I have discovered recently that I enjoy the Sovereign Grace music.
In your own words, describe what you think a peacemaker is.
I almost feel like I am cheating on this one. I have been working on writing the next Bible study. It is on Matthew 5:9. Blessed are the peacemakers. I have found some interesting information on the topic. Anyway, in my own words, a peacemaker is one who pursues peace. They try to make peace with God, themselves, others and between other people. Christ is the ultimate peacemaker as he is the Prince of Peace.