In the midst of uncertainty, it’s easy to forget how much God loves us.
I love going to school and learning! I love working through problems with classmates late at night and making memories and building friendships.
But then sometimes I get really scared when I look at my grades on homework. I love school, but I hate looking at grades. I just hate it. It’s a constant reminder of how average (or even below) average I am.
But deep down, I know that grades don’t matter. Not just because they’re not a reflection of who I am, but also, practically speaking, employers in the computer science industry don’t even look at your GPA, unless it’s extremely low.
I think I just have to let go of my pride, and really be firm in knowing that my identity is NOT in grades, but in Christ alone.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believedin his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
The fear of man can be summarized in this way: we replace God with people. Instead of a biblically guided fear of the Lord,” which is what the Bible says, “we fear others. When we are in our teens, it is called ‘peer pressure.’ When we are older, it is called ‘people-pleasing.’ Recently, it has been called ‘codependency.’”
that I would love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength every day, and remember that God is SO worth living for because He loved me so much that He sent Jesus to die for me.
I hope that I can be a light everywhere I go, because God is always with me, and He wants others to know that He loves them.
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
“Then Peter came up to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’”
Encouragement to never give up on those in our lives who have wandered astray from the Lord.
“If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.”
I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.