God gives us so much each day, but what do we give Him in return?

‘Cause I am found, I am Yours
I am loved, I’m made pure
I have life, I can breathe
I am healed, I am free

And because of all that I willing say to God

Here’s my heart Lord

If you had to give someone advice on how to be the best person they could be, here’s some great advice:

Be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but don’t bully. Be humble, but not timid. Be confident, but not arrogant.

I simply pray today that God will help me to just be each of those things.

Some things in our lives can’t be predicted: exactly when we’ll be born, or exactly when we’ll die. Even what happens to us in between those two life events isn’t really predictable as it’s only as we grow and learn that our personality is shaped, and we make choice that then start to define where and what our future will hold.

I must when I’m starting something, I like to know what the possible outcomes are, as I’m not very comfortable with uncertainty. Which is odd isn’t it because the whole of life is filled with uncertainty!

Maybe it’s because for me, the uncertainty about life and what lies ahead seems different from the uncertainty about taking on a task, because I know my future is already known to God, and so my future is already planned. Therefore no matter what lies ahead, I know God is already prepared for it, and is ready to help and guide me through whatever storms I may face.

Life may not be predictable, but God’s presence and His love for us is!

Predictions – we all like to make them sometimes don’t we, particularly when it comes to sorting events or tournaments. So it’s no great surprise that long before the Fifa 2018 football world cup started in Russia on Thursday, many had already stated their predictions of:

  • which team might win
  • who would be the star player of the tournament
  • which team may be the surprise team of the tournament
  • which teams would struggle to get any points
  • etc

Every world cup and every European championships for the last number of years, we’ve had a predictions competition at work. This involves not only trying to predict who would win each game, but what the score would be, and also who would score the goals. For each of those things you get right, you get extra points.

Needless to say, some I know put in a lot of effort to investigate and analyse the team, players and past results, to try to get an insight into how each game will go; others just go with their first thoughts of scores and scorers, and hope for the best. At the end of the day, you can do as much analysis as you want, but football is just a game, an unpredictable game that can often throw up very unexpected results.

We’re now in day 4 of this year’s world cup with fa number of games played, so have any of your predicted champions shown their worth, or have they shown they’re far from the finished article?

So who do you think will win this years tournament? Please cast your vote, and we’ll seen in a few weeks time how good we all were at predicting who would win!

Go to sleep

Posted: June 15, 2018 in depression, life, quotes, religion, stress
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Whatever is troubling you when you god to bed at night…

Because, only then will you find true rest.

No matter what your troubles, God really can release you from the stresses of these troubles. So give every part of your life to Him, and He will give you rest.

Rest in Him

Posted: June 14, 2018 in belief, bible, Fitness, Health, life, music, religion, words
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When we’re in need of physical rest, we sleep.

When we’re in need of a rest from life in general we should turn to God, because in Him we can find rest.

Who am I?

I am
Holding onto you
I am
Holding onto you
In the middle of the storm
I am holding on
I am!

He is God

and I am His.

Ever felt like you are surplus to requirements? Like no-one is there for you?

There is reassurance from God if this is how you feel:

John 14:1-4 (NLT)
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.  And you know the way to where I am going.”

God loves each and every one of us. He has time for each of us, and has promised to always be these for each of us, whenever we need him.

 

We all get tired sometimes, we all need to rest, but do we ever really take the time to have the kind of rest we need?

Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

The only rest that can truly calm our hearts and minds, is the kind of rest we can get from God. To receive that we must first give him all our worries, all our problems – He will then give us true peace.

Come to me by The Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters:

These days, when we look at this world, it can cause us to feel sad, depressed, shocked, maybe even terrified, because let’s be honest, there is a lot of bad, or evilness around these days.

Psalm 27:13 (NLT)
Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.

We need to be positive, God is here with us in they world, and with his help I believe, we can change this world from one where evil is to the fore, to one where love overcomes evil.