Monday, 27 March 2017

Our Time to Fight Back // Guest Post

Today I have my epic cousin J. A. Penrose here with us! She's recently had a mission trip to Myanmar/Burma (google it if you don't know) and since she came back I've been blessed to have her ranting/rambling passionately at me (in her own sort of way). She is legit a real inspiration guys, you should hear her. (Plus we're like twins pretty much so yes.) (In my mum's words we're 'scarily similar.')

She's been doing a few articles on Wattpad -Evangelising and whatnot- and, after reading them for her, I decided to shove it in your faces invite her to guest post on my blog.

She agreed, we both forgot for a while, and then I remembered and here we are! Anyhow. I shall stop blathering on and hand over to her.

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Thank you Jane for inviting me here! (I’m glad to know that you reckon that my change as a missionary is an improvement!)

Well, hi all. I’m Jess, Jane’s crazy/awesome/random cousin! I’ve lately gone crazy with Evangelism thanks to seeing awesome things through God! I’ve lately started a campaign on a writing site called Wattpad, to send encouragement to Christians to Evangelise, and Evangelism to non-Christians as a chance for the Holy Spirit to reach them! 

So, hopefully, after reading this first entry, you awesome guys will mention it to a few people and even look at the rest yourselves! *gasps of horror* You can also, if you feel called, start something like that yourselves! So, that’s it for the rambles from the author.

“Let no man despise thy YOUTH, but be thou an example of the believers, 
in Word, in Conversation, in Charity, in Spirit, in Faith, in Purity.” 
1 Timothy 4:12 (KJV)

Most teenagers believe that they can do no more than go to school, university, a well paid job, and maybe get married one day. This is the best of what society feeds us. But there is so much more. So much more.

We as a generation need to step out and change. We are the generation of technology, of chaos, of terrorism, but we are also the generation of revolution. We can change the world with every day of our lives and everything we do, no matter where.

From a Christian perspective, this is even more clear. We can bring more people to God. It doesn't matter if you're a Catholic, Anglican, Baptist. It doesn't matter if your skill is rap, art, maths, simple friendliness. We have all been given great gifts from God and they are part of His image! We need to step out in faith and tell the world. We need to use our gifts. We can do so much. Don't just sit there and pray that someone would fix the world. You may be God's answer to your own prayer.

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 (NIV)

Let us go out and tell the word. We have all got different gifts.
We need to Rise.

It is our time to fight back.

~ J. A. Penrose~


J. A. Penrose is a fifteen year old daughter of the most Holy God on High. She is an Australian writer, musician, and evangelist. Her passion is to use her life for Christ's work and His glory. To make a difference and spread some true Hope in this messy world. Check her out on Wattpad, Google+ and her blog and get to know her better!
(Quirky fact: she's a Tolkien obsessed fangirl and partially fluent in Quenya)

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How are you using the gifts God has given you?
Isn't that song so cool??
(okay maybe it's just me though. :P)


  1. This makes me think of the book "Do Hard Things" only it was not just about evangelism but rather using the gifts God has given us with boldness despite our age.
    Great post Jess (and Jane)!

    1. Oh yesss, that book was great. :D
      (Thanks! :P)

    2. Yeah! I read "Do Hard Things" while I was in Burma at the orphanage! It was really inspiring, particularly coupled with the experience of doing hard things!
      (And thanks!)

  2. That is so cool! It's always amazing to see fellow young people, who are so devoted to God!!

    1. *concurs fully* It is such an encouragement to know you're not alone, am I right? :D

    2. Thanks Grey! It's so cool to hear about it when people get to do cool stuff like this, so I wanted to join in!!!

  3. Thanks for inviting me onto your blog Jane! I'm glad to know that you find me inspirational, as I do you! *Grins at memories of earlier blogging*

    1. *hugs* We're inspiring buddies. :P
      Memories can be funny things. Thinking back to what we used to be like... XD Now we're a lot more mature. *cough cough* Very mature. *cough cough*


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