|Ice Berg365 Ministries|
|Refresh Your Life! |
|With Every Act Of Love|
|Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, I would like to encourage you to not lose track of the real reason for all the celebrating. With all the stress of the season, sometimes we forget to love. Love our families, friends, and even complete strangers. God put a million doors in the world for His love to walk through, one of those is you. So this year, slow down, and look for a chance to bring the kingdom come.|
Happy Thanksgiving from Ice Berg365 Ministries! ^^
"With Every Act Of Love" by Jason Gray:
|It's the F.O.G.!|
|Flame on Gospel is a local Christian Hip-Hop band that use their rap/hip-hop talents to serve God, have a lot of fun while doing it, and make sure you do too.|
I saw F.O.G for the first time in August 2012 and they gave me a copy of their new cd. I had only had it a few months when I broke my ankle.
The one thing I'd had with me that night I spent in the hospital was my mp3 player and headphones.
Their song, "Hold On, Be Strong" meant a lot to me, that night and in the months ahead.
Blitz Maximus, T.E.E, Sieffstyle, and Zeo6, thank you for encouraging me in the hardest time in my life to date and serving the Lord with all you do. ^^
"Hold On, Be Strong" by Flame on Gospel:
|My Broken Ankle, Part 6- I Wanna Be Reckless|
|Now that my ankle has mostly healed, I want to somehow find a way back to a normal life. I went to a concert last night, and I'm going to a second show tomorrow, and it was the first concert in over a year that I could dance around and my ankle didn't hurt.|
I realized something. I liked not worrying about my ankle anymore. I want to be a little more reckless in my life. The word "reckless" is usually seen as negative. But when you are reckless in your walk with Christ, then you are willing to go where God sends you, no matter what the consequences may be. That's how I want to be. I hope you will let go and get a little reckless today. Trust in God, and let Him take care of the details. ^^
"Reckless" by Jeremy Camp:
|My Broken Ankle, Part 5- Don't Stop the Madness|
|I had gotten a new CD a month before my accident, but I hadn't gotten to listen to it yet. It was by Tenth Avenue North, called "The Struggle". After all, I was struggling. The flashbacks were awful. I heard that fateful sound of my breaking bone for weeks. It sounded like a big tree limb breaking. The hopelessness and trauma and pain and shame and sorrow and guilt. I felt so guilty for what I'd done to my family. Mom told me Grandma had said to them at the E.R. she was a "bad grandma". I felt so terrible for all the trouble I'd caused. And I couldn't do a single thing for myself, even pour my own glass of orange juice in the morning. |
So I finally found time to listen to this CD. I recommend "The Struggle" to anyone out there who doesn't feel like they belong in the world anymore, or if you simply feel bad about the occasional troubles we all cause others sometimes. Or to anyone really. It certainly helped me from feeling completely lost.
My favorite song off the record is below. It's called: "Don't Stop the Madness". Even after all I went through, I wouldn't change any of it. At first I didn't know why it happened. But I know now God wanted my attention. I knew there was a reason I never found the summer job I'd been searching for for months. God had this all planned out. I'm still not exacly sure why He wanted my attention, but I look forward to finding out. I used to be angry at myself for not going home that day like I'd planned, but I got to thinking, what if it had happened anyway? I would have been alone at the house, tripped down the stairs, then I'd been stuck all day, until my parents got home late that night. I wouldn't have been able to get to my phone or anything, because I don't usually carry it with me around the house, because I known I'll break or lose it.
Even as terrible as this whole thing was, my hope has remained the same: "God, don't stop the madness, the chaos, the pain. Do what ever it takes to break my heart and bring me down to my knees again." I know that if God promises pain, pain can't mean nothing. It definitely means something. I just have to be willing to listen and accept the meaning. I also know that whenever God is hurting us, He is also loving us. He allows things to hurt us when He sees necessary, BECAUSE He loves us. I'm living proof, it doesn't last forever, and it always is designed to teach us something. So don't despair when God hurts you, and tests you through trials in this life. Tell Him not to stop the madness, but also not to stop His love, either. He hears, and will be glad to do as you asked. Just be ready to allow Him. ^^
"Don't Stop The Madness" by Tenth Avenue North: