Sunday, June 25, 2017

Reach The Unreached

God tells us to go out into the world and to reach the unreached.
But what do you think when you tell God, "Here I am, send me."
What do you expect?

We were all called to be a missionaries?
We all got our door bells rung, so why are some of us ignoring it?
If you are ignoring it because you don't think you are good enough, your wrong.

I hate being up on stages, but I do it because I was called and told to go up.
We all have to do thing we don't like.

Whether you are planing on going door to door and preach the gospel,
or going on the other side of the world it's important to:

1. Learn the language.

2. Study the culture.

3. Make friends.
 If you have friends to walk along side you then the road won't be as rough.

4. Leave the way you think at home.
You have to keep in mind that they probably don't believe of think like you do, 
so don't judge them if they do something differently than you.

5. Get out of your comfort zone.
Do things with people, include them, love them, show them you care.

6. Stand out and be different.
It's can be hard to stand out and be the odd one.
But if you are like everyone else, they will forget you.
If you are different they never forget you.

And you never know, 
you could be the next Amy Carmichael, Jim Elliot, or Eric Liddell

Monday, June 19, 2017

Girls Chasing Boys

A while ago I found a great blog article called:

If you click the link it will take you to the article.

Quote from the article: 
"The better approach is to focus on friendship first, 
even when you have a crush. Let boys see the real you. "

Hope it helps you and I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Vineyard(Part 1)

This is going to be about Isaiah 5:1-7, the song of the vineyard, an example of obedience and disobedience to God.

Through verse 1 and 2, Isaiah is talking about God clearing a field of stones and planted a vineyard to yield good grapes, built a tower to defend the vineyard and a winepress to turn the grapes into wine. When it was the time of harvest, he looked for crops of good grapes; but he learned that it only yielded bad grapes.

The field is the Promise Land, the stones are the Canaanites, whom the Lord wiped out, the vineyard is Israel, the tower is God's protection on Israel, the good grapes are people who want to obey God, and the bad grapes are people who ignored and disobeyed God.

Through verses 3 and 4, God said, "Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I look for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?"

At that time, Israel was becoming a very evil nation like it's neighboring nations. And God wasn't happy with them at all. So God sent Isaiah to warn them of what was to come if they continued their wickedness. Thankfully, because of the faith of King Hezekiah, they listened to the warnings. And because of their obedience, God didn't bring destruction to them during King Hezekiah's reign.

In my next post, I will finish talking about verses 5-7. To understand more about it, read Isaiah 5:1-7.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Hostage

About three American missionaries serving in Panama 
that get held captive.

A sad, but incredible and true story. (And one of my favorites)

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything is a great new Christian book for teenagers.

Quote from This Changes Everything:

“We're not like the other teenagers around us. We don't conform to stereotypes. We've actually become weird in the the eyes of our culture. Teen magazines were not written for us. Modern pop music is not composed for us. The latest TV lineup is not scripted for us. We're not your average teenagers anymore.What are we? We are free. Following Jesus means we don't have to live the way our culture tells us to.” ― Jaquelle Crowe

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Missionaries To Paraguay

Robert and Helen Goddard

Robert and Helen Goddard moved to Paraguay, South America, on May 3, 1955.
During their lives they encountered many test and trials, but they remained faithful to God.
When they came to Paraguay they brought seven kids with them.
Robert and Helen worked with six First Nation tribes in Paraguay.
They didn't know any of the languages.

They lived in the Northern part of Paraguay, 
called the Chaco or "Green Hell" because of the thorn jungle and heat.
They also worked with a hostile tribe called the Ayore.
The Ayore, and many other First Nations now have churches, 
thanks to the missionaries that risked everything for God.
At times it comes at a price, but it is worth it.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Story of The Missionaries of Ecuador

The End of The Spear by Steve Saint and Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot are stories about missionaries to the First Nations people of Ecuador. 

Steve Saint was born in Quito, Ecuador and is son of Nate Saint, one of the five missionaries that was martyred by a First Nations people called the Waodani. 

Elisabeth Elliot is the wife of Jim Elliot, who was one of the martyred missionaries.

On January 8th, 1956, five American missionaries to Ecuador were martyred by Waodani warriors at the banks of the Curaray river. Once the missionaries learned that the Waodani were coming, they thought that the Waodani came in peace, but that was not the case. The warriors threw their spears at the missionaries, and none of the missionary men survived. Once Elisabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint (the aunt of Steve Saint) learned that the missionaries were killed, they did not allow that to stop them from reaching the Waodani with the Gospel. Later, they went back to the tribe and made peace. 

To this day, Steve Saint and many others are working with the Waodani, and many of them are Christians making an impact in their country.

 Check out Steve Saint's organization called I-TEC

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Leader's Edge

I just want to share a tool for people who want to be leaders, leaders that want to obey God by reaching others through leadership. This tool is called The Leader's Edge by Rick Green, Republican, former representative of Texas. I highly recommend this tool to leadership, and here are some things that it taught me:

1. How to effectively communicate.
2. How to speak in front of crowds without having problems.
3. Prevent stuff like: padding, getting stuck, and freezing.

To find more information on The Leader's Edge: click here

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It's Been a while.

It's been four months since I created and wrote on my blog. I'm back because I found a comment on The Rebelution by me that said this:
My name is Michael and I'm 14 and one of my goals is starting a blog to inspire other teens to follow God and reach the world. I want to see teens and young people change the world. I want to see teens and young people to be Warriors on their knees. I want to see teens and young people know that their God is always with them and is One Step Away. Praise be to God the Highest!
1 Timothy 4:12 "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." 
Obey God, Reach Others
This was also four months ago. And I literally forgot that I was going to write a blog. I first called it "Obey God, Reach Others" but then my first article didn't sound like it was about "obeying God and reaching others" so I decided to changed it to "Michael Goddard II" so that would fit what I write. But now I would want to change it back to "Obey God, Reach Others" because I think the Michael four months ago wanted to call it "Obey God, Reach Others" hope I can continue to write on this blog.

I'm going to try to write at least once a week.

Obey God, Reach Others

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Do Hard Things

In 2016, I was at my cousin's house. At that time, a red book on the shelf caught my attention with the words, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris. I was curious about it, and I asked my cousin what the book was about. He explained some things that he had learned from reading the book and how it was about a rebellion against low expectation.

Then he asked me if I would like to borrow it to read.

I said, "Yes."

When I returned home, I began reading Do Hard ThingsThis book changed my life forever.

Here are 3 things that stood out about teens:

  1. Teens are not expected to Do Hard Things because adults and teens alike often think that the teen years are days that they can party, play video games, etc.
  2. Teens are expected by adults to get serious about going to college, getting a job, etc.
  3. Teens are not expected to do stuff that is "only adult business". 
I am reminded every day that us teens have a responsibility to be an example to the world.

These are two of my favorite quotes from the book:

"The teen years are not a vacation from responsibility,” we had told the columnist. “They are the training ground of future leaders who dare to be responsible."  ― Alex HarrisDo Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations 

“Courage is not the absence of fear. It is rather not letting your fear control your actions.” ― Brett HarrisDo Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

For more information about this book, go to The Rebelution