Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Devotions on Acts 17

Hey, lovelies. I was doing my devotions for tonight and thought I would share.

" 'From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.'
(NLT) -Acts 17:26

Do you ever feel like you are just drifting along in life, meandering along without a way or purpose? God created you and determined a reason for your existence. You are special and have value. From the beginning of time He thought you were important and deserved to be included in His grand plan. Ask God to bring His plan into your view. Even if it takes 3 months, 2 years, or a lifetime, continuously ask for God to reveal your purpose to come to fruition."

I know sometimes I can post some pretty sad stuff, but God has a plan for each of us. And if that means going through some dark times to get there, then we just need to grin and bear it. ' The night is darkest just before the Dawn.'

I love you, dears. Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Back Stager

Hey, gems.

Sorry for the silence. Lack of inspiration, I guess.
Life update: life was...pretty good up until today. I went to a friend's wedding, and another friend got engaged.
I do feel, though like I am drifting away from my friends. I don't feel like I spend enough time with any of them, and what's worse, I feel like they don't care.
I know they love me - at least I think they do, but sometimes I feel like my friends are pity friends. Or not...pity, just...fairweather, I guess. I don't know. I guess I'm just tired. Tired of life.
I'm tired of feeling like a back - stage worker. Tired of being compassionate, but I can't stop. I'm tired of work, and drama, and the world being centered around money, and I'm tired of being the only one who feels like this.
I feel like there are no more good books in the world, and like there are just no more talented Christian authors anymore. I guess it's time for me to step up, huh?
I wish that I felt like the author people keep telling me I am. I don't feel like my books are good enough. Writing sucks. It really does. But I keep going. I can't stop. It's like a narcotic. It's killing me but I can't stop. Kind of ironic if you think about it.
Anyways, that's my ranting for today. As always, I would lice to hear all of your favorite bible verses, books, etc. And like this post, subscribe, and view daily and check me out on hellopoetry.com. name is Marisa Lu Makil.
Thanks so much.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Phone and Optimism

Hello, gems.

I got a new phone!!! I'm pretty hyped. Its a smartphone-as opposed to a dumb phone. Its a Motorola- not the best phone, but it's about a hundred steps up from the tracfone I had before.
I love being able to access this blog when I want to and not when the laptop us available.
What kinds of phones do you guys have? Also, what are some good apps to have on my phone??? I already have the basics-google stuff, Facebook etc.

Later- 11:00PM
So I know that I post a lot about loneliness and how I feel about myself, but I guess I just needed a little kick in the pants from a good friend to see that how God made me is exactly how I am meant to be.
We. Are. Beautiful. We really are. And we just need to realize that. Maybe this will help. I want you-whoever you are- to go to the nearest mirror, or selfie cam or whatever. But look at yourself. Find something about you that you like. For me, I like my eyes. My eyes are greenish blue. Focus on that one thing, focus on it and never let go. Maybe for you it is your hair or hands, or your cheekbones, but everyone has something about themselves that they like. Hold to that. Now keep looking at that one thing in the mirror and say this out loud. "I belong to a powerful God. I am not perfect- no one is. But to God, I am beautiful beyond compare. I am sinless and lovely in his eyes." There will always be parts about you that you do not like, but we need to focus on the only perfect part of us- God.
God says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are made in his image, and there is nothing more beautiful than that- so we have no more right to criticize ourselves than we have to criticize God. Which is to say none.
We are flawless in his vision, and though there is no way to ever have that be the only thing we care about, that needs to be our main focus.
God loves you and that is enough.

Thanks for reading.
Blessings. :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

I'm Back!

Hey, everyone!

How are all of you gems?? :)

I am doing...okay.

This weekend didn't go to well, but that's okay. I got to talk to Hannah, so I am feeling better today.
Anyways, I just thought I should post and tell all of you that I am back from dog-sitting.
Also, message me! I'm bored. :P

Thanks for reading. Listen to the link below. I love it. :)


1You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

~Psalm 139:1-14
Blessings, everyone <3

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Used Book Sale!

Okay, okay, okay, breathe, Marisa, breathe.

I GOT NEW BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, so I freaking love books. Like you have no idea.

I am sososososo happy right now. I got The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson which I have already read...4 times...And I got Snow Angel by Jamie Carie, The Cure by Athol Dickson (What an unfortunate last name) :P The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice, and Virals by Kathy Reichs.

And then I went into the actual library, and I had 6 books on hold that arrived today. I am in Heaven right now :D Also, K, my cousin, I have corrupted her. She has always hated books, but when we went into the library sale, she picked out like five and went back later to get more.
I feel evil-and all-powerful at the same time. "The all-powerful reader" That should be my name.

Can we please get that trending? Just randomly post on your g+ or FB "The all-powerful reader"

If you are a book nerd, do it. :D Or just do it for fun :D

I went out for lunch with K and N (N is my youngest bro) and M (My sister) and it was pretty fun. Olive burger and onion rings at Franks. :)
I had told a few of you that I may be out of a job pretty soon, but praise be to God, the restaurant is not getting sold-my manager did not get the job in TX, so I am happy. :) Thanks for all the prayers and well-wishes. :) They meant a lot. I am still looking for a new job, though, so prayers are appreciated. Hopefully somewhere where I like my boss would be wonderful. Thank you. :)

Also, I got contacts lenses! I like them so much better than my glasses that I never wore. :P They are a lot more comfortable, and no one can tell that they are there. :P So yeah. That's how my day has gone to so far.

Thanks for reading. :)

Have a wonderful time reading, and writing and all that fun stuff that you normal people do. :)

I will be mostly offline for the next week or so-my cousin K and I are dog-sitting for a friend, so I most likely won't have access to a laptop. :/

Have a blessed week if I don't get to post. :)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Favorite Book Of The Bible

Hey, everyone :)

So I was reading the book of James in the bible today, and I was struck by how sweet and how encouraging the book is.
In Chapter 1, James tells us that trials are meant to be hard-they give us more strength for the harder things that will come later on. God will never give us more than we can handle.

Chapters 2-3, James describes the relationship between faith and works. He teaches that a person of faith without works demonstrates useless faith. What good is a person’s faith if they don’t present it to the world? We should be telling everyone about our faith! It strikes me that yeah, I tell all of you that I am a christian, but in real life? I really don't talk to my friends about it.
A believer’s good works are evidence of their faith in Jesus Christ. He also teaches that everyone is a sinner and that if one of the 10 Commandments are broken, than that person is guilty of breaking every one of them, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all” (2:10).

In Chapters 4-5, James gives wise instruction to believers. He said, “Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you”(4:7). 
A faithful believer will desire to follow hard after God in service, obedience, and prayer. In the last chapter James stresses the weight and magnitude of prayer for every believer. He uses the word “Prayer” 7 times, signifying its importance. In the final verse of his book James expresses the magnitude of living faith in action saying:
“My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” (5:19-20).

I really love the book of James. I wish it was longer so that I could read more of it.
What is all of you guys' favorite book of the bible? Please let me know :)

Thanks for reading. :) Like this, subscribe, comment, and have a wonderful day :)

Blessings :)