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The Death of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter’s Little Sister

It seems that every few months, a young entertainer dies. Amy Winehouse’s death from alcohol poisoning last summer was so unexpected–she was just 27.

Prior to Winehouse’s death were the deaths of Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy and others. More recently, Whitney Houston shockingly passed away. The cause of her death has not yet been confirmed, but we see a link of drug and substance abuse throughout these different celebrities’ lives.

So many people want to live life in the fast lane–the enemy has his grip on their minds. This is not a time to be lukewarm with God. We need to rise up in the church and set an example for the dying generation. People are hungry and thirst for the truth.

It’s so sad that people are deceived by the trick of drugs and alcohol. Hollywood makes partying look “cool” and “fun” and sends that message throughout most mainstream pop media. The truth is, it leads to death.

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death (Proverbs 14:12).

Last month, Leslie Carter, sister to singers Nick Carter (of the Backstreet Boys) and Aaron Carter, was found dead at the age of 25. While the cause of her death is still unknown, she too was caught up in the party scene, and unfortunately it seems to have led to her destruction.

Girls, please listen and learn from what you see. The fruit of a person who holds on, lives for God and sacrifices a little will have lasting fruit, even if it doesn’t look like it right away. In the end, it will be worth it.

‘I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5).

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).

Let us pray for revival in Hollywood and for people to wake up spiritually. In John 15 it says that God is the vine and we are the branches. Without God, YOU CAN DO NOTHING. We need to stay connected to God (the vine) through prayer and in the word!

Life is too short and we need to tell people the truth in love.

PI girls, please write a prayer–whatever is on your heart–in the comments. God loves you so much! Be blessed today!

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  1. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on February 20, 2012 at 07:53

    One thing I think is really sad is that people who do drugs that die are more publicized and thought of than the people who did the right things in their life and lived for God.

  2. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on February 20, 2012 at 07:52

    Dear God,
    Please help the Hollywood stars to know that you are the way, and that partying, drinking, and smoking won’t get you anywhere. Please help us Christians to show the Hollywood stars the truest love of all. Please give them the courage and strength to say “no”, and to set a good example for the children. Please fill their hearts with love, in Jesus’ Name, Amen!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by ladycoco22 on February 19, 2012 at 01:28

    Dear God, please help us save all the youth, let us all turn back in the right direction and prevent any further distruction. Let us feel safe in this worlds we live in now, help us make sacrifices to have that ever lasting fruit. Help revive hollywood, make it a GOOD influence, not a BAD one.
    In the name of Jesus,
    Amen. <3

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by lizzylulz on February 18, 2012 at 18:53

    Lord Jesus, set our hearts on fire. Be more active in our lives then ever before. Draw people to us Lord God.. Give us a boldness and a grace to approach people. Restore the Christian principles of America God, restore the Christian colleges and universities. Touch the media, turn this place around God. Give us Your Eyes to see, and Your ears to see. Heal us God. I pray for a revival of this generation. HEALING of this generation. I bind and rebuke all demonic holds off of us in the name of JESUS. We can do anything with Him on our side guys. Let’s start approaching people. Time is running out!!!
    Amen. <3

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Shevan_Steffy on February 17, 2012 at 23:02

    I was always caught up in the drug scene and it’s so difficult to leave it and now I have to deal with the consequences and it’s hasn’t been the best of days for me but with this post i really open my eyes a little more for brighter days i hope that i can push myself into doing what god is putting in my heart and stop procrastinating so much l really want god to change me.

    Father I have failed you more than I should and i pray king that you give me the strength to make the effort and put the motivation in my heart to do what you called me to do right now lord. i need you i love you. in the name of jesus i pray, amen.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Maddie on February 17, 2012 at 21:04

    Dear God,
    I know that every single one of us is your children.
    Nick Carter’s little sister, Leslie, didn’t know the truth.
    Please provide truth to Hollywood and refresh the minds of
    the depressed, the sorrowful, the angry, the sad and the scorned.
    They’re your children. Only you can save them. We can only do so
    much and even that is never enough. Fill them with joy and peace.
    Whatever stress or pressures they have, let it be lifted off of them.
    Save them from addiction and waste less partying. And most of all,
    give them courage to stand up to their bad habits and friends who
    don’t do them any good. You know the strength of temptation because
    you experienced it. Rescue them from temptation. Let them see the only
    light that will heal them: You.
    In your name, Amen.

  7. christina21

    Posted by christina21 on February 17, 2012 at 19:17

    Dear God,
    Please help the people in Hollywood. It seems that many of them are dying so young because of destructive decisions and it saddens me. Show them that You are better than drugs or alcohol. I really hope that you’ll help the young Hollywood stars and help them live nice, long lives. And I also pray that you’ll send comfort for those grieving families who lost their loved ones. Amen.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by coolontime on February 17, 2012 at 19:15

    Lord i love you please save them and change their lives with the Holy Spirit! in Jesus’s name AMEN!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ann Marie on February 17, 2012 at 17:24

    Dear heavenly Father, please come into those lives affected by Hollywood and in Hollywood. The media has been giving bad ideas and I pray you also show the media there are many good things that don’t include drugs and alcohol. In Jesus’s name I pray, amen.

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by Beautiful Bride on February 17, 2012 at 15:29

    Dear Lord and savior please save the people of hollywood and make them better rolemodels for our youth.

  11. Dragoncactus

    Posted by Dragoncactus on February 17, 2012 at 15:18

    Money cannot buy happiness. Didn’t the Bible say it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to heaven? Some celebrities stuff themselves with drugs and alcohol, and then they die. Satan can rejoice for all his success, but my heart breaks for each story just like this. I pray for their family…

  12. Paris

    Posted by Paris on February 17, 2012 at 14:53

    Our father,please let everyone know that drugs destroy our temples(The beautiful bodies God gave us).Let them know that drugs only lead to destruction,but you lead to life. Please give rest Leslie’s soul. Help her family get through their time of grieving. Let them know that weeping may endure for a night,but USPEAKABLE JOY comes in the morning,You will not put more on them than they can bear and that this has only come to make them stronger. In the might name of Jesus I pray,amen.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kathrie on February 17, 2012 at 14:09

    Dear God,
    Too many people have been dying due to bad choices and peer pressure. Please give them the strength, courage, and wisdom to just say no and to know when it’s time to stop. Please watch over the young Hollywood stars and save them like what You did with Nicole. Also God, please help those families who are now grieving over the loss of their loved ones. Amen.

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Amy on February 17, 2012 at 11:23

    Father, please come and send revival to the people in Hollywood. Reveal Jesus to them. Lord, please fill them with your peace, and show them that YOU are the one who can fill them. Encounter them with Your love, Jesus! Amen.