You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel ~ Unknown
…and the most important thing you can feel in your heart is God!
When God enters your heart, there is no greater feeling.
When you accept God into your heart your life will change forever.
When did you let God into your life?
Is God still in your life?
Is He still at the centre of your life?
God can make your life feel brand new, and help you see and experience life in a whole new way, so kneel before Him today and give your life to Him. I can promise you it’ll be the best feeling you’ll ever have when you let Christ into your life!
How many times must we try to do things by ourselves and fail before we remember that it’s only when we put our faith and trust in God, He will provide the strength we need to get us through each and every situation we find ourselves in?
I know I tend to be quite an independent person and try not to have to ask others for help if I can help it, but what I do need to constantly remind myself is that its ok to ask for help, particularly when its God we’re asking to help us.
Don’t try to get through life on your own, because you’ll fail. Instead, rely on God to provide you with the strength you need to get through the problems of life.
How many times have you found yourself saying, “I can’t do this anymore”?
Well in these last few days I’ve found myself saying this many times to myself as life just seems to be throwing some difficult situations at me one after another this year.
I’ve shed many tears while saying and thinking those words, and wondered, “How can I keep going through this?”. But then I’ve stopped myself and realised I’m simply questioning whether I can get through this because I’m trying to do so in my own strength – If I simply allow God‘s strength to surround me I can get through this, because God is my rock and my tower of strength.
In this song by Steven Curtis Chapmanwe are reminded that His Strength is Perfectwhen our strength has gone:
In the last couple of weeks I keep coming across references to the following quote:
God may not get us out of a situation, but He will give us the strength to get through it.
I don’t think it’s coincidence that I’ve been reminded of this quote on a regular basis recently, because, as many of you will know, there are a number of situations going on in my life just now which mean I’ve finding life quite difficult at present.
The one consolation I have is that I truly believe the above words…that God will give me the strength to get through it! Therefore, no matter how distant God may seem to you just now, don’t give up, because God is with you, and He will help you get through these difficult days.
Yes, we can get through life by ourselves withoutGod, and without His help.
But the converse is also true, we can get through life with God’s help and support.
So why should we choose to believe in God and live our life with Him rather than without Him?
God made each one of us as individuals, and He planned our whole life out for us before we were even born. Therefore if we believe in God and let Him guide us through life, surely we will achieve all we can in life, as God knows and understand us and our abilities.
God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
After all, as I said yesterday in Masterpiece, God made you to His own design, so if anyone knows what you are and are not able to achieve, God is that person. So God will never ever ask you to do anything He knows you will not be capable of achieving, with His help.
So be extraordinary – be just exactly what God wants you to be.
I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, Whatever, that I’m always amazed by how God directs us through sending us the same messages several times in different forms. At our service on Sunday night not only was I reminded that God wants us to come to Him just as we are (as I talked about in yesterday’s blog post), but He also wants us to give Him our all.
As many of you know, life has been quite difficult for me and my family over the last few year due to various health issues. During that time I have had times when I’ve felt like God has forgotten about me, however in the last few years those thoughts have been replaced by the knowledge that God is with me and is helping me at all times. However, in the last few days I’ve been thinking about whether I really do take everything to God in prayer, or do I simply give Him the bits of my life I decide I want Him to have?
How can we expect God to be there for us in all situations, if we don’t take all our situations to Him?
How can we expect God to be all we need Him to be, if we don’t give Him every part of our lives?
Have you given all there is of you to God?If not, I’d encourage you to make the most amazing and life-changing decision of your life today, and give your all to God – He will be, and will always be, all you need Him to be.
I hope you enjoy listeng to The Three Sopranos singing All There Is Of Me, a song in which we offer our all, every part of ourselves to God:
Every day I try my best to be the person God wants me to be, however every day I struggle to reach the heights He knows I can reach.
So why do we fail even when we try our best to do God’s will? Probably because we still try to do everything in our own strength rather than in God’s strength!
If we continue to try to do everything on our own, we will never be the person God want’s us to be. Therefore talk to God, ask Him to help and guide you, and He will help you reach the goals He has set for you.
God wants us to be His. He doesn’t care what we have or haven’t achieved in our lives. He doesn’t care whether you think you can do anything for Him or not, because He knows us better than we know ourselves and therefore knows exactly what we can achieve with His help.