Monday, December 27, 2010

Battle of Trenton

The day I heard of this story it inspired me. 

I mean, no one in the country really take time to speak and ponder on what this guys did. People are too busy celebrating 'christmas'. 

Well, if you read the story you'll notice that the English were defeated by George Washington and his soldiers on christmas. 

Isn't is interesting? The English was celebrating the holidays, thinking that the Americans would do the same, while Washington was devising an attack. 

And he succeeded. 

Anyway, I will let you read the story yourself. Hopefully you will be inspired to fight, even when the circumstances seem to be tough and against you. 

Remember to seize every opportunity, despite the 'weather conditions'. 

Read the story here:

Pr Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who's Controlling You?

Every young person likes to believe that he or she is independent, free spirited, and thinks for themselves.  

“My life is my life. Respect my choices. I do what I do because I want to”, they say.

This is the general philosophy of so many youths that are lost and confused and can’t see that something else is manipulating every feeling they have.  

Free and independent? Not a chance, not with a puppet master pulling the strings of their lives like a simple wooden puppet.

Friends, addiction, music, relationships, past hurts, etc; these are the strings. 

Pulling each of those strings, unseen and unhindered, is the puppeteer (devil).

You'll always be controlled one way or another.

 It's your decision to either have your strings attached to God or to something or someone else.

Cut your strings loose before it's too late.

It's your decision, if you don't control your life someone will. 

Pr Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ah, If You Only Knew...

Some of you, by now, must be going through a 'desert'. Desert here means being persecuted by your family, friends, co-workers, people in school, all because of your new-found faith.

The flesh is shouting for girls, boys, for a relationship. By the way, normally, they are the ones who you used to have a crush on in the past or the ones that, physically, one cannot say 'no'! Still wondering why?

You've sacrificed to God. You've laid your life on God's altar and decided to serve Him.

I tell you, the devil knows you're on the way to something great.

Do you think he will watch you succeed, specially now that you've decided to serve God?

Compare your situation to when the Israelites were about to leave Egypt and go their way to Sinai, to sacrifice to their God and serve Him as a free nation. 

Pharaoh played mind games. Deep inside he knew they had become stronger as a nation and had already out numbered the egyptians. His only hope was to convince them they were weak and just a bunch of slaves. (Exodus 1:9)

Still, he didn't give up easily, even after the death of the first-born. He climbed up his chariot, his soldiers mounted their horses and they came after the children of Israel. They tried to hold them back, to stop them somehow.

The Israelites thought that after the last plague Pharaoh would surrender.

The egyptians only surrended when they got to the Red Sea, when they all drowned.

Israel had to keep focused. God was by their side. He had their back, if you know what I mean.

The devil knows how strong you are, strong like a wild horse. The strength you have inside you makes him afraid, makes him pee on his 'pants'. 

A horse is 100 times stronger than a human being and yet it allows us to mount it. If the horse only knew his strengh...

You are the horse. The devil is afraid of you. He knows that once you exert this strengh and make use of your faith in God, you become unstoppable!

Go in this faith. Don't look back. The devil is afraid of you. 

Remember, all you're going through now is temporary. Keep your eyes on the promise.

Pr Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Monday, December 6, 2010

One Way or Another, You Pay

It's not a question of IF you will sacrifice, it's a question of WHAT FOR.

Youths right now are sacrificing their health by taking any type of drugs and by drinking.

They are sacrificing their bodies and love life by sleeping around.

They are sacrificing their brains by studying real hard.

They are sacrificing their time when going to night clubs, pubs and when spending time in prison.

They are sacrificing their energy by playing sports.

They are sacrificing their hearts by hoarding feelings like grudges, hatred and anger.

On the other hand, there are others who choose to give their 100% on the altar and sacrifice all that they are and have to God. They know that now is the time. No time to waste. Their youth is precious to God.

As you can see, we are always sacrificing.

Now, do I need to explain the consequence of both ways of sacrificing?

Pr Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator