Archive for June, 2017

Probably one of the best known verses from scripture, but is it one you’ve stopped to really think about its meaning recently?

With darkness can come fear, depression, hatred and turmoil, which I’m sure none of us want to experience. At least this verse from scripture reassures us that if we have faith in God, He will be with us always.

Time to shine

Posted: June 29, 2017 in hope, music, quotes, religion
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Are you ready to shine?

Witness

Posted: June 28, 2017 in life, music, quotes, religion
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What can we do for God in these dark times?

The light of the world can overcome the darkness in this world, but we must be His beacons of light in the darkness.

 

 

Even when Jesus came to earth He considered he was entering a dark world:

Light of the World
You stepped down into darkness

Jesus gave up all for us when he came to earth. Aren’t we always saying that people can never know how it feels to be in a particular situation, unless you’ve been there yourself…and that is exactly why Jesus came to earth to become one of us.

Humbly You came to the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Don’t let Jesus’ sacrifice be for nothing, bow down before Him today.

I’ve never been a morning person, and I know I never will be. However I know that during the summer months, when it gets light outside long before I have to get up for work, I find it a little bit easier to get out of bed in the morning.

Funny isn’t it how when there’s light around us, it can make facing a new day, that little bit easier.

Just as seeing physical light can brighten our day, so can having the light of the world, Jesus, in our life. So don’t stay in the darkness, seek the light, the light of the world, Jesus!

I often find it strange, but reassuring, when, just when I need it, a particular song pops onto the radio, or is randomly chosen by my iPod. So this week the song that kept ‘appearing’ was a song performed by Kari Jobe called I Am Not Alone.

Sometimes we simply need to be reminded that…

When I walk through deep waters
I know that You will be with me
When I’m standing in the fire
I will not be overcome
Through the valley of the shadow
I will not fear

I am not alone
I am not alone
You will go before me
You will never leave me

In the midst of deep sorrow
I see Your light is breaking through
The dark of night will not overtake me
I am pressing into You
Lord, You fight my every battle
And I will not fear

You amaze me
Redeem me
You call me as Your own

That moment when you wake up, jump out of bed and quickly get ready for work because you’ve slept in…but then realise it’s actually Saturday, so you don’t need to go to work!

Yes, I’ve done that a few times. Sometimes I realised it was the weekend before I actually got out of bed. Other times I’ve got as far as starting to get dressed before I’ve realised what day it is.

How about you, how far did you get? I hope you didn’t actually get as far as leaving the house before you realised what day it was.

Regardless of how far you got getting ready for work on the wrong day, I bet you felt like a fool when you realised you’d got the day wrong!

Hope

Posted: June 23, 2017 in hope, life, music, quotes, religion
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Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. ~ Psalm 62:5 (NIV)

There is only one person who can truly give us hope. Hope for today, and hope for the future. God, where all my hope comes from.

Why do opportunities not come with big signs on them, so it’s obvious they are opportunities!

Opportunities don’t just fall into our laps, we have to identify them and then put the work in to grab the opportunity, even if that means we have to work hard to achieve it.

When you see a closed bag or a suitcase, is it possible to tell what’s inside it, without actually looking inside?

Just as you can’t possibly tell for certain what’s inside a closed bag or suitcase just by looking at it from the outside, neither can we realistically expect to know exactly what someone has experienced in their life, or going through at the moment.

There is a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. Don’t be quick to judge. Be kind and assume the best. ~ Nicky Gumbel

So be kind, and always ‘see’ the best in everyone, because you don’t know what they are going through.