Thursday, January 30, 2014
We, The Ambition Movement, are starting up a new monthly newsletter. It will include the following sections:
Feature article: the best article of the month; having either an ambitious, political, spiritual or patriotic theme.
What's Going On: info on what is going on in our world and country, good and bad. Keeps you updated; mostly on political matters or feats; lets you know when things head our way or take a toll for the bad.
Activist Section: This gives you the opportunity to help with the issues in the "What's Going On" section; whether emailing senators, signing petitions or anything else to help the country; and change the world a one person at a time.
Devotional of the Month: a selected devotional, for each month, from the book "Morning and Evening" by Charles Spurgeon; specially selected based on what is going on.
Prayer Time: a prayer based on what is going on around the world; and prayer requests from people; specifically members. Lets change the world through prayer!
Bible Time: a Bible verse; new one each month; that God has put on my heart.
Be Equipped: a section with free online resources, books, etc. that will equip you to defend you faith, the Bible, a young earth, -or really anything.
P.S. Section: This might contain a quote, song, story, or really anything.
Please comment below with you email(or message) and you will be put on our monthly mailing list. This a great way to help the world and country, and change spiritually. Please forward this message to any friends you think may be interested!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Integrity is something that has been around for a very long time; and perhaps was cherished very much so at some point in time. However it seems as if the long lasting bond with virtue has been cast off; but we need to change that. -It is one of the biggest things we, as Valiant Defenders are dedicated to. Wikipedia says "Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes."
So first lets talk about me, and MY integrity. What are my strengths and weaknesses?
Do I have enough integrity to properly lead this Party(Valiant Defender's Party, comment for more info) for another year? Well to start out I took an integrity test (I love tests, I could not resist). I got very high scores in devotion, reliability, introspection, dependability, faithfulness, loyalty, honesty and self-awareness.
Lets talk about the integrity of the us, as a group. I believe that as a group we should have integrity; one of the most opportune things would have to be activism in politics. -now I am not talking about being a politician, but things like signing a petition, a quick email to a senator, etc. What is so amazing about activism, is that it not only shows integrity, it also shows initiative and innovation. I think this is something simple and easy, that our group should do even more often. Integrity, initiative, innovation and helping the world all at once. -What could be better?
Please comment! I love to hear what my readers have to say! :-)
Monday, January 13, 2014
Perhaps you have heard of the great, young, people from history. - but what about in these days? Are there any ambitious young people left? The answer is yes. -from
young people everywhere are putting in their share. I have put together a collection of stories;
about the ambitious people of this age. -people, whom I hope, will inspire
you. We all have our gifts, our talents,
our dreams; - and something to give to the world around us. Some of us dare to dream, and do hard things,
while others go with the social norm.
These are stories of those who did dream, and who implemented those
dreams. - they made this world a better place, and I hope you will too. U.S.
Alia Sabur was 14 when she graduated high school. She was born in 1989, her mother was a reporter, and her Father a
native. She earned a Tae-Kwon-Do black
belt at the age of 9, left public school as a fourth-grader and was admitted to
State University of New York. She earned
an M.S. degree in 2006 and made the Guinness Record as the world's youngest
professor at age 18. In 2010, she came up will a plan to help alleviate the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Pakistan Gulf of Mexico. She is currently a Material's scientist and
continues to inspire others. Her story
especially touches me; because she pursued an engineering degree and graduated
high school early. My plan is to also
graduate early and become an engineer.
John Shea - earned his bachelor's degree at age 17, got a scholarship into law school, and became an attorney at age 21. At age 15 he already had 18 college credits. “Don’t be bound to the expectations of the culture,” Shea says, “Try not to compare yourself to other people your age; instead, compare yourself to those you want to be like.” Those who work hard, display strong character, and set themselves apart from a mediocre generation of young people are those who will excel in all that they do. John Shea is a perfect example of this, and his young life testifies to the faithfulness of God in the lives of those who dedicate themselves to Him. To view full story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fo60McfAzQ
Malala Yousafzai - was born in 1997 and is the youngest person to ever
receive the Nobel Peace Prize (age 15).
She lives in
and is a spokesperson for women's rights, and education. She continued her cause even after surviving
a bullet. She said : "Today we all
know education is our basic right. Not just in the West; Islam too has given us
this right. Islam says every girl and everybody should go to school. In the
Quran it is written, God wants us to have knowledge." Pakistan
John Tyler Hammons - became major of
in 2008(with %70 vote),
at age 19, as a college freshman. -and
was reelected in 2010. He spent most of
his first year improving the city’s quality of life. He made plans to improve
and enhance countrywide 911 telephone system. To view more- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyler_Hammons Muskogee,
Alex and Brett Harris- Christian teen twins who started a website "The Rebelution" together at age 16. -it got over 32 million hits; from people all around the world. They wrote the book "Do Hard Things" together at age 18; promoting rising above the low expectations of this world, that are set before us. Kirk Cameron Interviews Alex and Brett Harris Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LVKzq_EYAQ
Zach Hunter- became an activist for anti-slavery at age fourteen. -and authored four books at the age of eighteen. "Be the Change", "Generation Change", "Lose Your Cool", and "Chivalry" He speaks around the world and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.
So are there ambitious people
these days? Are people still capable of so much more? I say yes, and I hope
after these examples, that you can truly see that you can do more, and be more.
So do something; do not just sit there. Do not be the average person, do not
talk the talk; walk the walk. I am going to end with a quote from Alex Harris. “God set
His standards this high so that we won't make the mistake of aiming low. He
made them unreachable so that we would never have the
excuse to stop growing.”
― Alex Harris
Please comment! I love to hear what my readers have to say! :-)
Friday, January 10, 2014
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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Years end, years come, what goes up, must come down, what comes, will pass, but the Lord will be with us forever. -as 2 Corinthians 5:17 says,
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."
Are you in Christ? Have you entered the body of Christ? - if so, you are His "new creation". Old things have "passed away". -and "all thing have become new." Isn't that a wonderful blessing to know, that we are his new creation, that old things pass away and that ALL thing have become new?
God says in Ezekiel 36:26-27 "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them."
He has given us something new, not only a new start for this coming year but a new heart, and a new spirit. -what makes us alive, what gives us our ups and our downs. The word "spirit" has been in language -for who knows how long; and is something that is paid carful attention to. This word comes from the Latin word spiritus which literally means breath, soul, personality and consciousness. And as Christians, we have the blessing of the Holy Spirit; "for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure." -(Philippians 2:13)
What does the Bible say about the spirit? -John 3:6-8 says,
"Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."
In Romans 8:2-6 Paul says,
"Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death......... in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace."
So, "the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace". Now that, I am glad of. -to know that the Spirit guides and helps me, to know it gives me life and peace...... Some of us are still young in our faith, and some of us simply have not yet obtained that deep, relationship with God and the Spirit. - but let me tell you, this a gift to be obtained; to find all you happiness in Christ, to know and feel the Spirit working in you; to be perfectly content, to crave the word of God, to a point you wish you could read it all day. I feel sorry for those do not have this, and I hope all Christians will come to this point in Christ.
I would like to end this with a quote from Charles Spurgeon from his devotional book 'Morning and Evening'. "Perhaps, this year, beloved Christian reader, this may be thy case or mine. Joyful is the prospect, and if faith be in active exercise, it will yield unalloyed delight. To be with Jesus is the rest which remaineth for the people of God, is a cheering hope indeed, and to expect this glory so soon is a double bliss."
And let me tell you, this is very true. That is what Charles Spurgeon wrote for January 1'st, the starting of the year. I would highly recommend his book, it has both a morning and evening devotional; enough for a year. It is my favorite Christmas present and I look forward to reading it throughout the year.
I would like to end with this verse "But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might" -(Micah 3:8-10).