Chelsea Crockett

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The Power of Being Positive

          Winston Churchill once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”   When you think about that…it is so true!   A negative attitude can be power draining.  …

          Winston Churchill once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”   When you think about that…it is so true!   A negative attitude can be power draining.   A positive attitude, on the other hand, can help you enjoy a happy and fulfilling life.  It can put you in a good position with others.  No one wants to be around someone that is always complaining and fault finding.Chelsea Crockett - Power in Positivity

          All of us need to change our attitude at times and all that takes is changing the way we think!  When the going gets tough…just realizing that this too shall pass and just saying  “Oh well”….can really help us to keep things in perspective.  Try not to make a mountain out of a molehill.

          Most importantly, stay in touch with God.  He’s the One who sees the big picture and orchestrates everything around us.  Make your time with Him an important part of your daily schedule.  Do your best to communicate with Him through prayer, reading your Bible and worship.   Do your best to be a positive person.   The more positive you are….the more powerful you are!

XOXO-
Chelsea

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The Importance of Church

            Hey insiders!  As you guys know, I am a very strong Christian and have an amazing relationship with God.  Being involved in my church and youth group has impacted…

            Hey insiders!  As you guys know, I am a very strong Christian and have an amazing relationship with God.  Being involved in my church and youth group has impacted my life in such a positive way that I wanted to share the importance of it with you all.

            Going to church regularly is a great habit and it’s never too late to start.  Whether you’re 10 or 80 years old, joining a church and getting to know Jesus will completely change your life.  Going every Sunday builds your relationship with God and expands your faith in the Lord.Chelsea Crockett - Bible

         Now if you’re in your teenage years, joining your church’s youth group is an awesome way to meet new friends and develop an even stronger bond with God.  The people in church are perfect to surround yourself with because they influence you in the best Christian-like ways.  Some youth groups are lucky enough to go on mission trips and spread the Word of God even farther.  Some missions provide help to certain communities.  Others simply go and tell people what Jesus did for us and what he continues to do for us every day.

            If you don’t have a “home” church, or one you go to every Sunday, try to visit some surrounding churches and see which service is best for you.  It’s okay to try different locations to see which one fits you.  I have been blessed to find such a great church and youth group to grow with God in and I hope you all will, too!

 “Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to his excellent greatness!” Psalm 150:2

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

 Love, Chelsea

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Do angels have hearts?

If you’re asking whether angels have feelings, the answer is yes.  Angels have feelings just as people do and just as God does.  Many Bible passages tell of angels rejoicing…

christian_cross_fish_150If you’re asking whether angels have feelings, the answer is yes.  Angels have feelings just as people do and just as God does.  Many Bible passages tell of angels rejoicing whenever someone first believes in Jesus.  Other tell of angels singing songs of gladness and praise to God.

Angels can also think.  The Bible says they can tell the difference between good and evil.  Satan and his demons used to be good angels, but they choose to do evil.  The Bible also says that angels care about us and that they helped Jesus.

But angels don’t have real hearts because they don’t have physical bodies.

Key verse:  Luke 15:10

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Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

Have you ever heard the verse 1 Corinthians 15:33 “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’”? I think that it is the perfect verse for high school and…

Have you ever heard the verse 1 Corinthians 15:33Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”? I think that it is the perfect verse for high school and even college students. The verse pretty much says that you are who you hang out with, and that if you hang around bad people, you will become like them.

How do you know you are hanging out with the wrong type of crowd? One of the first signs is that they are making you do things you do not want to do, whether it is lying to your parents or going as far as breaking the law. They do not have your best interests at heart. They might cuss and use profane language, which, if you hang out with them often, will start to rub off on you. You may start to use the same words they do. They could use peer pressure to make you do things that you know are not right, such as making fun of someone. They will make you try to believe that what you are doing is not wrong, and that everyone does it, but that is not the truth. If you start to feel guilty about what you are doing and are having doubts on whether what you are doing is right or wrong, then you know you are hanging out with the wrong type of crowd.Chelsea crockett friends

What is the solution to this problem? Find friends who actually care about you and your well-being! I know that my best friends have my back and keep me accountable when they see that I am doing something I shouldn’t be or if I am doing something that wouldn’t please God. Find friends that go to church, because friends that pray together stay together. Hang out with people that make you feel good about yourself!

Remember ladies, you are who you hang out with!

XOXO,

Chels

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Jesus Calling: A More Personal Connection with God

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of positive things from a book called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  This devotional is filled with an uplifting devotion for each day of…

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of positive things from a book called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  This devotional is filled with an uplifting devotion for each day of the year.

Chelsea Crockett - DevotionalThe best thing about each devotion is that they’re written in the perspective of him talking to you.  It seems as if he’s directly speaking to you which makes the book on a more personal level.  If you want to build your relationship with God, this is the book to do it!

Each page has a date following with a devotion and several Bible verses.  It seems that whenever you read it, it applies to whatever situation you may be going through.  Each page has new words of hope, confidence, and encouragement, which are a few things every teen needs to hear throughout their stressful, busy days.  The verses at the end of each devotion are perfect to read in the mornings to start off your day on the right foot.  If you want a more personal connection with God, Jesus Calling is the right way to go.

Love,

                                                                 Chelsea

Purchase the book here:http://tiny.cc/JesusCalling

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When I ask a question, why do you always tell me what the Bible says?

The Bible is God’s Word.  When we read it, we learn what God is like and how he wants us to live in this world.  Think of the Bible as…

christian_cross_fish_150The Bible is God’s Word.  When we read it, we learn what God is like and how he wants us to live in this world.  Think of the Bible as an instruction book, like the one for the family car.  If we do what the book says, the car will run right.  If something goes wrong, we can read the book and find out how to fix it.  The Bible is God’s instruction book for our lives.  We need to read and study it so that we will run right and so God can fix things that go wrong with us.  It’s not enough just to read the Bible; we also must do what it says.

Key verse: 2 Timothy 3:16

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How do I make friends?

The best way to make friends is to be friendly.  In other words, you should be the kind of person that others would like to have as a friend.  Think…

The best way to make friends is to be friendly.  In other words, you should be the kind of person that others would like to have as a friend.  Think about what you like in a friend and be that kind of person to others.  This probably will mean showing interest in others, not just thinking and talking about yourself.  And you should be a godd listener–everyone wants a friend who will listen carefully to what they say and take them seriously.  To have a friend, be a friend.

Key verse: Proverbs 18:24

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God’s Unconditional Love

Have you ever thought about how precious and special you are to God?  Many of us spend time feeling like we are not what we need to be.  We often…

Have you ever thought about how precious and special you are to God?  Many of us spend time feeling like we are not what we need to be.  We often compare ourselves to other people and assume something is wrong with us.  There is, however, a way to stop that negative thinking.  It is positively and frequently thinking and saying “God loves me unconditionally.”  God loves us and views us as being accepted and blameless.  Knowing God loves us unconditionally is a necessity to make progress in our walk with Him.Chelsea Crockett - God's Unconditional Love

Our relationship with God should be based on love and acceptance, not fear.  The enemy wants us to be focused on what’s wrong with ourselves.  But knowing we are accepted and loved even in our imperfection is such a relief.  God’s unconditional love gives us confidence, boldness, and fearlessness.  When you go to bed at night, repeat to yourself “God loves me unconditionally and through faith I am made right in His eyes.”  Add some power to your life and meditate on God’s Word!

Blessings,

Chelsea

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Take Down Your Mountains!

“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will…

“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” (Mark 11:23 NIV) Chelsea Crockett - Problems

I recently heard a sermon at my church that was focused on the above scripture. I thought it was really good and worth sharing with you!  We all have to face mountains in our everyday life.  It seems like you hurdle one and then another comes along.  Life is always going to throw obstacles at you.  What is important is how we handle them.

The preacher made it very clear that we have to trust God with our mountains, AKA problems.  He said we can continue to hit the mountain over and over again, only to injure ourselves…or…..We can pray about it and trust that God will take care of it.  I can’t tell you how many times I have had a problem and played a million different scenarios of it in my head.  It’s exhausting!  I am really trying to take his advice and pray about anything that is bothering me and then practice letting it go!  It’s not always easy to do but God has been showing me that He can handle things for me a lot better than I can.  It’s so much easier to “Let go and let God!”  So, I challenge you to give it a try the next time you are faced with a worry.

XOXO, Chelsea

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4 Ways to Pray for your Future Husband

Want to know the best possible thing you could do for your future husband? Pray for him. You may not meet him for many years, or you may already know…

Want to know the best possible thing you could do for your future husband? Pray for him. You may not meet him for many years, or you may already know him, but whatever the case, it is really important to keep him in your prayers. Wouldn’t you like to think that he is praying for you, too? Here are some ways that you can pray for your future husband to encourage and strengthen him, wherever he may be, because he is the future head of your house and the future father of your children. He needs some prayer, ladies!

  1. Pray for his relationship with God. Like I said, he is the future head of your house and father to your children, so you want a strong man of God in the position of husband.tumblr_m4c1guYyY81rvjm9wo1_500
  2. Pray for your husband to make wise choices. Pray that he is being smart with the decisions he makes right now in his teen years and that he is wise with where and who he spends his time with.
  3. Pray that he as the power to resist temptations, whatever they may be. At this time in our lives, there is a lot of temptations! Pray that he resists them now and throughout his young adulthood so that when he meets you he is wise and pure.
  4. Pray for him to pray for you! How would it be to have your future husband out there praying for you right this second? Praying for all of the things that you pray for him about? How encouraging!

It is SO important to pray for your future hubbies, ladies! Pray for him and see how God will bless your relationship when you finally meet.

XOXO, Chels

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Coincidence Or A God Wink?

Have you ever found yourself in one of those amazing situations where you can’t believe that something just happened!  Imagine this: You had your final English paper due in the…

Have you ever found yourself in one of those amazing situations where you can’t believe that something just happened!  Imagine this: You had your final English paper due in the morning, but were up all night listening to your parents fight.  You weren’t able to finish the paper, because all of the turmoil in your house.  As you walk into class, prepared to tell the teacher that you didn’t finish, your teacher decides to move the due date.  Amazingly, you have an extra 2 days to finish your paper!  Is this a coincidence?  No, this is God winking at you.Chelsea Crockett- God Wink

A God wink is like a coincidence.  When God sees you’re in need of Him, He delivers.  God really does take care of you when you follow Him.  This is the best part about being a believer!  Think about those times when your grandpa gave you a wink from across the dining room table.  You knew that that was a reminder that he loves you and is thinking about you.  It’s the same with God!  It’s an answered prayer that leaves you speechless.  These God winks are little messages of reassurance that He loves us, cares for us, and will always be there for us.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

-Chelsea

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Be Strong & Courageous When It Comes to Worry

In Joshua 1:9, God says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with…

In Joshua 1:9, God says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Worry is something that everyone struggles with. Maybe you worry about taking a driver’s test, family fighting going on in your house, or whether or not you made the basketball team. There are some worries bigger than others and lots of anxiety that comes along with each and every one of them.Chelsea Crockett - Anxiety

I am definitely one for over thinking which includes millions of “what ifs.” Sometimes I let them get the best of me which leads to chickening out or pushing whatever I’m worrying about to the back of my mind. Oftentimes, I forget what God tells me about worry and listen to what the devil says. The devil continues to put the worrisome thought in my head and can result with me second guessing myself. Joshua 1:9 is the perfect verse for when I’m doing just that. The first question in the verse is pretty powerful. All throughout the Bible, we see God test several people with certain tasks or commands. We also see that God never pushes them past what they can bear, and delivers them in the end. We need to trust God when we go through hard times or something as little as a homework assignment. He continually reminds us of His presence in all situations, good and bad.

God’s unfailing love is something to invest your trust in, so pray about it! Once you do, you will find never ending peace and comfort when worry comes your way!

Love, Chels

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Not Lucky, Blessed

My life can get crazy at times.  Through my success with YouTube and social media, some may say I’ve been very lucky.  I mean, I’m only 16!  I realize that…

My life can get crazy at times.  Through my success with YouTube and social media, some may say I’ve been very lucky.  I mean, I’m only 16!  I realize that I am very lucky, but I prefer the word “blessed”.  Check out these two definitions:Chelsea Crockett- Blessed

Lucky: producing a good result by chance

Blessed: enjoying happiness; very welcomed, pleasured, and appreciated through a connection with God

By being a believer, God has blessed my life tremendously!  If it wasn’t for Him, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  I do not think that my success has come from chance, but rather from the grace of God!  Every day I thank Him for all the opportunities that I have been presented with and will continue to do so.  Have you ever prayed to God about something that you really wanted/needed in your life and it came true?  That wasn’t luck.  It was a blessing from God!  Remember that the next time a blessing comes your way.  I challenge you to take the word “lucky” out of your vocabulary and switch it with the word “blessed”.  God will be smiling over you!

 

God bless Insiders!

Chelsea

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7 Verses for the Stressed Insider

Are you ever under so much stress that you feel like you just cannot take it? So you ever get anxious and get wrapped up in all of your worries?…

Are you ever under so much stress that you feel like you just cannot take it? So you ever get anxious and get wrapped up in all of your worries? The one thing I do when I am under a ton of stress and feel the weight of the world on my shoulders is pray and read my Bible. Here are 7 verses to read when you are stressed.

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.”

Romans 8:18 “The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” chelsea crockett praying

3. Psalm 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, pour your hearts out to Him, for God is our refuge.”

4. Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.”

5. Romans 8:28 “And we know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”

6. Psalm 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”

7. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.”

Praying makes me feel so much better when I am stressed, and I know it can do the same for you!

XOXO, Chels

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How To Be A Proverbs 31 Woman

As a young woman growing up in church, you always hear about growing up to be a “Proverbs 31 woman.” Proverbs 31 tells us all of the qualities that a…

As a young woman growing up in church, you always hear about growing up to be a “Proverbs 31 woman.” Proverbs 31 tells us all of the qualities that a good wife/mother/woman should have. It is like a handy dandy life guidebook for girls! When you break down Proverbs 31 and translate it into 2014 teen girl language, there is some really useful advice in there! Here are a few helpful verses broken down into our language.

Proverbs 31:15- “She rises also while it is still night and gives food to her household and portions to her maidens.” proverbs31_2Interpretation: Get up early and have morning time with God. This gives you time to prepare yourself spiritually but also physically.

Proverbs 31:20- “She extends her hand to the poor, and she stretches out her hands to the needy.” Interpretation-
have a servant’s heart. Give your time and energy and finances to others.

Proverbs 31:25- “She clothes herself in strength and dignity and smiles at the future.” Interpretation- Be positive! All the time J

Proverbs 31: “She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teachings of kindnesses on her tongue.” Interpretation- Don’t gossip or waste time speaking unkind things to others. Use your words to encourage people.

I strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman, and I hope you will too!

XOXO, Chels

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Making Decisions… It’s Tougher than It Looks!

Sometimes it’s tough being a teenager!  We have a lot of decisions to make at such a young age.  What friends should I get involved with?….Should I go to a…

Sometimes it’s tough being a teenager!  We have a lot of decisions to make at such a young age.  What friends should I get involved with?….Should I go to a party or not?….Where will I go to college?….What do I want to do with my life?….What path should I take?  Some decisions are easy while others can be very difficult.  I want to encourage you to make your decisions by praying about them and then being led by where God takes you.  Romans 8:28 says “We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose.”Chelsea Crockett - Decisions

The great news here is that if we partner with God to make our decisions then He will guide us and use them for our own good.  Even if we make an incorrect decision, God can take that mistake and work it out for the better!  Our trials are often what leads us to our final destination. Although it may seem our trials are hurting us, God is working in weird ways to make those trials benefit us in the long run.  Sometimes we have to make decisions to play it safe and other times we have to make choices to step out of our comfort zone.  Often times we have nothing more than faith to help us take our next step.  Trust in God’s word and keep your heart ready and willing to obey….knowing that it just might take you out of your comfort zone but bring you to your best destination!

Love, Chelsea

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