Revitalize Our Youth

A Christian blog dedicated to futhering the kingdom of God Almighty.

Tiller the Abortionist

Posted by Moriah on June 23, 2009

Well, for starters I will say that I am 100% AGAINST abortion. It is murder.
George Tiller was shot on June 11th 2009 at his church in Kansas. After I heard about this information from a friend, and I decided to take a look at the website that she gave me.

http://www.dr-tiller.com/

I would like to encourage you all to read this website. Some of the things that Tiller did are absolutely disgusting, but it will help you understand what really happened.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

So it has been quite a while…

Posted by Moriah on June 20, 2009

I know that I have really neglected what I have and haven’t done on this sight, and I am sorry for those who have still been waiting for me to publish something new.

I will be renovating my blog here shortly to share of some things that I have learned over the past few month. I hope to talk to you guys soon!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

A Wasted Vote

Posted by Moriah on October 30, 2008

What I have pasted below has come from the Constitution Party website.
I want to encourage you all to read and pray about what Chuck Baldwin has written below.
Thanks!

In Christ,
Moriah

10/23/2008
by Chuck Baldwin
Constitution Party 2008 Presidential Candidate

When asked why they will not vote for a third party candidate, many people will respond by saying something like, “He cannot win.” Or, “I don’t want to waste my vote.” It is true: America has not elected a third party candidate since 1860. Does that automatically mean, however, that every vote cast for one of the two major party candidates is not a wasted vote? I don’t think so.

In the first place, a wasted vote is a vote for someone you know does not represent your own beliefs and principles. A wasted vote is a vote for someone you know will not lead the country in the way it should go. A wasted vote is a vote for the “lesser of two evils.” Or, in the case of John McCain and Barack Obama, what we have is a choice between the “evil of two lessers.”

Albert Einstein is credited with saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. For years now, Republicans and Democrats have been leading the country in the same basic direction: toward bigger and bigger government; more and more socialism, globalism, corporatism, and foreign interventionism; and the dismantling of constitutional liberties. Yet, voters continue to think that they are voting for “change” when they vote for a Republican or Democrat. This is truly insane!

Take a look at the recent $700 billion Wall Street bailout: both John McCain and Barack Obama endorsed and lobbied for it. Both McCain and Obama will continue to bail out these international banksters on the backs of the American taxpayers. Both McCain and Obama support giving illegal aliens amnesty and a path to citizenship. In the debate this past Tuesday night, both McCain and Obama expressed support for sending U.S. forces around the world for “peacekeeping” purposes. They also expressed support for sending combat forces against foreign countries even if those countries do not pose a threat to the United States. Neither Obama nor McCain will do anything to stem the tide of a burgeoning police state or a mushrooming New World Order. Both Obama and McCain support NAFTA and similar “free trade” deals. Neither candidate will do anything to rid America of the Federal Reserve, or work to eliminate the personal income tax, or disband the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Both Obama and McCain support the United Nations. So, pray tell, how is a vote for either McCain or Obama not a wasted vote?

But, back to the “he cannot win” argument: to vote for John McCain is to vote for a man who cannot win. Yes, I am saying it here and now: John McCain cannot win this election. The handwriting is on the wall. The Fat Lady is singing. It is all over. Finished. John McCain cannot win.

With only three weeks before the election, Barack Obama is pulling away. McCain has already pulled his campaign out of Michigan. In other key battleground states, McCain is slipping fast. He was ahead in Missouri; now it is a toss-up or leaning to Obama. A couple of weeks ago, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida were all leaning towards McCain, or at least toss-up states. Now, they are all leaning to Obama. Even the longtime GOP bellwether state of Indiana is moving toward Obama. In addition, new voter registrations are at an all-time high, and few of them are registering as Republicans. In fact, the Republican Party now claims only around 25% of the electorate, and Independents are increasingly leaning toward Obama.

Ladies and gentlemen, Barack Obama is headed for an electoral landslide victory over John McCain. John McCain can no more beat Barack Obama than Bob Dole could beat Bill Clinton.

I ask, therefore, Are not conservatives and Christians who vote for John McCain guilty of the same thing that they accuse people who vote for third party candidates of doing? Are they not voting for someone who cannot win? Indeed, they are. In fact, conservatives and Christians who vote for John McCain are not only voting for a man who cannot win, they are voting for a man who does not share their own beliefs and principles. If this is not insanity, nothing is!

So, why not (for once in your life, perhaps) cast a vote purely for principle! Vote for someone who is truly pro-life. Someone who would quickly secure our nation’s borders, and end the invasion of our country by illegal aliens. Someone who would, on his first day in office, release Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean and fire U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton. Someone who would immediately, upon assuming office, begin leading the charge to dismantle the Federal Reserve, overturn the 16th Amendment, expunge the IRS, and return America to sound money principles. Someone who would get the US out of the UN. Someone who would stop spending billions and trillions of dollars for foreign aid. Someone who would prosecute the Wall Street bankers who defrauded the American people out of billions of dollars. Someone who would work to repeal NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and stop the NAFTA superhighway. Someone who would say a resounding “No” to the New World Order. Someone who would stop using our brave men and women in uniform as global cops for the United Nations. Someone who would stop America’s global adventurism and interventionism. Someone who would steadfastly support and defend the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

“Who is this person?” you ask. Go here to find out.

As John Quincy Adams said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

Posted in Politics | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Prayer of a Teen for Christ

Posted by Moriah on October 28, 2008

“Dear Lord,
May I not be complacent. The world has low expectations for teens like me, and I’m tired of just being the average teen. I want to step out of my comfort zone. I want to live this life that you’ve given me for you glory. May You be glorified in all that I do.
Lord, You have done so much for me. You died on the cross, and took the punishment of my sin so that I wouldn’t have to pay. You didn’t have to do it, but You did it because you love me.
Show me what you would have me to do. Help me to be willing to give up everything for You, to You. I’m tired of being quite. If I truly call myself a Christian, a follower of Christ, I must live for and imitate You.”
-Anonymous

As followers of Christ, we are called to live for Him, and we are called to imitate Him.

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.” -Ephesians 5:1

What does it look like to you if you are imitating and living for Christ?

What should it look like?

Posted in Being Christ-Like, Imitating Christ, Life, My Devotions | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Creation in Biology Class

Posted by Moriah on October 17, 2008

I am taking a Freshman Comp. class at college this semester, and we were told to write an argumentative essay of our choice. This is what I wrote and submitted to my teacher for the grade.

Millions of years ago, human beings evolved from some primordial soup. This belief is held and taught in biology classes across the globe today. But there is another side of the story that we are not taught, and that is creationism. Creationism is the belief that Almighty God created the universe, earth, and everything therein in 6 literal days, and rested on the 7th. Creationism should be taught and tolerated in public school biology classes throughout the world today because it is a belief like evolution and it is also a science.

Elementary to college age students have been told that the school system is tolerant towards all personal beliefs. Why then is Creationism an exception to that statement? It is as if the school system is saying we are tolerant of all, except Christian beliefs. Claiming toleration of all, but only be tolerant of some is not toleration at all. If the school system was all that concerned about being tolerant, then they would consider allowing creationism to be taught in their biology classes.

Many teachers and college professors would argue that creationism is a Christian belief, and therefore should not be taught in the school system. But isn’t evolution a belief as well? Evolution is taught in our classes as a fact, but the teachers and professors do not have any solid proof that what they state is fact. A scientific fact is something that can be tested over and over, and never change. By this definition, evolution becomes a hypothesis or belief.

One might say that creationism has no part in biology class because it is not science. But this statement is false. When people speak of creation in a biology class they are dealing with how a type of animal came to be. How an animal began is an intricate part of biology. Unfortunately, all our students are ever taught is an evolutionistic point of view.

As a building tells of a builder, so Creation tells of a Creator. What we see around us couldn’t have happened by some random chance. It isn’t possible.

Psalm 9:1- “Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth.” (KJV)

Psalm. 139:14- “I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (NKJ)

Psalm 104:24
What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations. Oh, look—the deep, wide sea, brimming with fish past counting, sardines and sharks and salmon. Ships plow those waters, and Leviathan, your pet dragon, romps in them. All the creatures look expectantly to you to give them their meals on time. You come, and they gather around; you open your hand and they eat from it. If you turned your back, they’d die in a minute— Take back your Spirit and they die, revert to original mud; Send out your Spirit and they spring to life— the whole countryside in bloom and blossom.
(The Message)

Creationism is a Christian belief that deals with how our universe began, and should have a part in our biology classes across the globe today. If the public school system wants to be truly tolerant of all beliefs, then they should give creationism a part in our biology classes.

Posted in Creation, Doing What's Right, Life, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

The aroma of our lives

Posted by Moriah on September 25, 2008

Back in March, the youth group leader of the church I attend asked a question that caught me off guard, but is an important one none-the-less.
“Does God have a sense of smell?”
In Genesis 8:20-21 we read that after the Flood, Noah built an alter, and praised the Lord by burning a sacrifice on it. In verse 21, we are told that God the pleasing aroma of the sacrifice.
Throughout the Old Testament, we read that when someone whose heart was right burned a sacrifice before the Lord; He smelled it, and was pleased.
God smells the aroma of your life as well.

2 Corinthians 2:15 says, “For we are the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.”

What kid of smell are you giving off?
Is your aroma pleasing to the Lord?

2 Corinthians 5:17- “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

Ephesians 5:1- “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.”

If you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior, then you are a new creation, and you are called to become an imitator of Christ.
Your aroma needs to be pleasing to the Lord. Your actions, appearance, choices, and thoughts need to imitate that of Christ’s.

Ephesians 5:2- “…live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Your life becomes a sweet smelling fragrance when you live you life in love instead of bitterness. Christ chose you to be a shining light to the world. Are you representing Christ well?

Posted in Being Christ-Like, Doing What's Right, Life, Love, My Devotions | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Trusting In The Lord In Every Aspect of Our Lives

Posted by Moriah on May 16, 2008

There is a verse that constantly comes to my mind when I think about the hard decisions I have to make, and about all the confusing things that this life brings. That verse is…

Proverbs 3:5-6–Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your pathes straight.

Sometimes life seems difficult, and at times unbearable. We as followers of Christ are commanded to trust in the Lord.
When I think of the phrase “with all your heart” I think of something along the lines of “with every part of my being. A willingness to die for, and give your all for”
According to the dictionary the word “trust” means reliance, implicit faith, to have faith in, to give credit to, to belive, hope, or to confide in.

So we are to give credit to, believe, hope, have faith, and confide in the Lord with all of our being. Not trusting in ourselves (because we are wicked sinners (Romans 3:23), and we’re in need of a savior (Hebrews 9:22) (1 John 3:16))), but in everything we do acknowledge the Lord and He will make our paths straight. He will lead us in the way that we should go.

Now the word acknowledge is a very interesting word. It simply means to admit as true, or to give thanks for. We as Christ followers are to give thanks to God, admitting that He is true in every aspect of our lives.

So in closing, I want to encourage you all to rely on the Lord with every part of your being; giving thanks to God.

Posted in Being Christ-Like, Doing What's Right, Life, My Devotions | Tagged: | 2 Comments »

Will We Go?

Posted by Moriah on March 29, 2008

Recently, in one of my courses for school; I needed to read through the book of Isaiah. There’s a scene in Isaiah 6 that caught my eye…

King Uzziah just died, and now the Lord showed Himself to Isaiah…
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I (Isaiah) said, “Here I am. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8

Isaiah was willing to be sent. He was willing to go. Isaiah knew what it meant if he went for the Lord. It meant that he would have to give up everything that he held dear, and maybe even his very life.

Are we willing to forsake all else for the Gospel of Jesus Christ: Are we willing to give up the comforts of this world to go where the Lord leads us?

“He (Jesus) said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Matthew 28:19

And now the final question is…

Will we go?

Posted in Bible Reading, Doing What's Right, Life, My Devotions | Leave a Comment »

Trust God in Life

Posted by Moriah on February 4, 2008

I’m confused. I don’t know what to do. I fear going forward…I’m determined not to fall back. I close my eyes to try and block what I see only to find out that the images in my head are just as clear as the ones I truly see. I try to harden my heart to the emotions I’m feeling, but only to find it’s no use.
The only thing I can do is trust in God. He holds my future. I don’t see nor do I understand what my future holds, but God does. And for that I’m thankful.
I’m tired. I’m always “on the go”. I want to stop and just give up, but I must run with endurance the race that is set before me. If I stop I will loose and fall. I have to plug along even though it’s hard.
So what if I’m confused? So what if I’m tired. So what if I feel I can’t go on? I’m an overcomer! I put my trust in Jesus. I have lived most of my life for myself and my own selfish ambitions. I will live whatever life I have left for God. He’s all I need. He’s all I should ever want…

Does that sound familiar to you? Do you ever feel that when it gets to hard that you want to quit?
I know that sometimes life gets hard. Sometimes you may feel like you want to just give up. DON’T. When things get hard, trust in God. When you’re confused, trust in God. When you’re tired, trust in God, and He will carry you through.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”

Posted in Doing What's Right, Life, My Devotions, Trusting in God | 4 Comments »

Rest In Peace Mitch Maltsberger!

Posted by Moriah on January 3, 2008

s9610919_35686863_4866.jpg “Mitchell Frank Maltsberger, 15, of Oolagah, passed away after a skiing accident in Colorado. He was born on Feb. 1, 1992 in Stillwater, Oklahoma and carried the name of his paternal grandfather, Frank Maltsberger, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his parents, Joe and Terri Maltsberger; his brother Micah; sister Maggie; sister Morgan and her fiance, Phillip Bograt; grandparents Bob and Charlotte Weir and Doris Maltsberger; and cat Bonecrusher. Mitch was a sophomore at Oologah-Talala High School: he was a true renaissance man who argued for the debate team, played tennis, sparred with the wrestling team, and played a major role in the most recent one-act play. He enjoyed hiking and camping with the Boy Scouts of Troop 238 and was working toward the rank of Eagle Schout. He loved reading comics, dancing with his sisters, beating his dad at racquetball, playing computer games with his brother, and being the apple of his mother’s eye. He was active in the ministries of the Bible Church of Owasso and the Harbor Church in Oolagah. Mitchell’s charm was rivaled only by his altuistic heart; his ability to ignite a room with laughter was surpassed only by his personal investment in the happiness of others. His natural charisma and his Christ-focused life enabled him to reach out, build relationships, and relate to all types of people. He was a great friend to many and an inspiration to all.” (the program from Mitchell’s funeral)

I felt compelled to write a little blog post in remembrance of Mitch. He was a wonderful kid, and a true follower of Jesus Christ.

Mitch was only 15 years old when he passed away. Death can happen to any of us at anytime. We don’t know how long we have here on earth. For those who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior; I encourage you to live everyday for the glory of God. Let the hope that you have, and the love of Christ permeate every aspect of your life. I would have to say that Mitch’s death was a wake-up call for me. I want to live every moment of every day for the glory of the Lord.
And for those who haven’t accepted Christ as your Savior; don’t wait any longer! Jesus came to earth, died on the cross, and payed the punishment for your sins. We all sin.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23

3 days after Jesus died; He rose from the grave; defeating death. All you need to do is ask God to forgive you of your sins, and acknowledge what He did for you.
Don’t wait! You don’t know when your time might come. It could be today, and it could be tomorrow….

s1445580062_30031143_2464.jpg

s9610919_35686862_4521.jpg

s1438740052_30009815_6139.jpg

s1445580062_30031141_429.jpg

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,…The Lord God is with us;…’Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth’. The Lord Almight is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” -Psalm 46

Posted in Life, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »