Here is another post by Madeleine G. This is a beautiful post and I would to share it with all of you.
~E. ©Explorer4lyfe 2016
I was inspired greatly by a post I saw on the rebelelution and I immediately forwarded it to a lot of people. One of those people being a good friend of mine. She emailed back and said that the article was fantastic and thanked me for sharing it. She also included a pic (above) which she had just posted on Instagram. The caption read:
"I'm a fan of New Year's resolutions. I make many, related to softball, school, music, writing, basically everything I do. But something God has shown me in 2015 is that these little resolutions pale in comparison to doing the work of His kingdom. I can hit home runs and make straight A's, but if I fail to be a witness to my teammates and classmates, what does it matter? The most important thing that happened in my life this year was that God made me absolutely certain, through a tragedy and my injury, of specifically what I am supposed to do with my life. It boils down to this. Everything boils down to this. My New Year's resolution, for this year and every year, is to love others relentlessly, the way Christ loves me. Join me and let's do big things for His glory in 2016."
Know that is deep and that is beautiful, profound, as totally what we all need to be and do! New Years resolutions are great but for us rebelutionarys they should not be superficial or average, but they should be genuine and authentic. They should be that of world changers people who want to go above and beyond what this world expects of them!
Psalm 16:11 says:
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
This verse is a promise to us, we know this promise, and have known it for a while. But their are people who don't. People who don't know our God! Are we really willing to sit back and not tell them about our Lord and savior? Well I'm not and I hope y'all aren't either! To love relentlessly means to spread the gospel to everyone we meet! It means to let our actions speak louder than our words, to go out of our comfort zones and do that hard thing! To love someone means to do anything to bring them into the body of Christ!
This New Year as we make resolutions, lets trash the superficial ones and concentrate on the genuine authentic life changing ones like loving relentlessly! Just like one of my friends at church said once "you wouldn't dare miss out on eternity, so don't you dare let friends, family, relatives, strangers, etc. miss out on eternity!"
Your not alone in this endeavor! You not only have your fellow rebelutionarys by your side but also you have God!
"There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous!"
Lets be that generation, for this year and for evermore. Doing it all in the name of Christ Jesus!
God Bless Y'all!
Madeleine is a 16 year old homeschooled junior! Being homeschooled her whole life has left her time for many hobbies such as dancing, reading, songwriting, music, writing, and spending time with her brothers and friends! She loves The Lord and loves serving at her church in youth ministry! She's the youngest in her family with two older brothers, who are both in college. She loves The Lord and gives Him all the credit for we're she is in life know! And she uses her passion for dance to express her love and thankfulness to he savior!