I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one – This time with a theme, Music!

So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Megaphone
  2. Itinerary
  3. Bottle
  4. Blonde
  5. Media
  6. Hankie
  7. Plant
  8. Heater
  9. Scratch
  10. Bobble

wordsSo how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Loud
  2. Plan
  3. Water
  4. Benson
  5. Video
  6. Sneeze
  7. Orchid
  8. Cold
  9. Itch
  10. Hair

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Came across this quote tonight and it resonated with me. A couple of days ago at work we discovered an issue with a process that was implemented a few months ago. We’ve therefore had several conversations in the last few days about how we all make mistakes sometimes.

The situation at work, proved we all make mistakes, and then make more mistakes, as the problem that was discovered was originally found at the end of last year, and was documented as having been fixed. Unfortunately a fix had been put in place which resolved one issue, but it appeared the fix wasn’t fully tested, meaning it wasn’t noticed that the whole issue hadn’t been resolved.

In life, even when we mess up God forgives, restores and blesses us again. And when we then mess up again, God forgives, restores and blesses us again. And when we mess up again God forgives, restores and blesses us again, etc etc.

Thank goodness God forgives, restores and blesses us again and again because as humans we mess up so often.

Important

Posted: June 6, 2019 in bible, life, prayer, quotes, religion
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“Thank you for calling, your call is important to us. You are currently number 4 in the queue.” – How many times have you heard that when you’ve called a business or organisation?

Imagine when we prayed, if God replied, “Thank you for praying. Your prayer is important to me. You are call number 8 million in the queue.”

I doubt that would be very pleasing. It wouldn’t make us feel particularly important to God if we were constantly way down the queue for Him to hear our prayer.

Fortunately that’s not how God work – Our prayers are important to Him, i.e. no need to wait around in a queue for Him to hear our prayer.

1 John 5:15 – “And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

How good are you at waiting?

For me and possibly you too, it probably depends what you’re waiting for.

  • If you’ve got a hospital appointment and you’re waiting to be seen, you’re probably anxious or nervous.
  • If you’re waiting for delivery of a new TV, you’re probably desperate for it to be delivered, anticipating how great the picture and sound are going to be.
  • If you’re waiting for a letter to confirm a job offer, you may be anxiously looking out the window for the postman.

How about when you’ve prayed to God about something specific and are waiting for Him to answer your prayer – Are you eager to find out how God is going to answer your prayer, or anxious that he won’t answer your prayer in the way you want?

However and whenever God answers our prayers, there’s no need to be anxious or afraid, because He will answer our prayers in the way that He deems is best for us.

I think a number of us who attended Symphony Sounds at Birmingham on Saturday (1 June) were really blessed by the song The First Step by Joy Webb sung by FourHymn during evening finale. The word and music seemed to touch a number of us, particularly as it wasn’t a song we’d heard before.

Since then we tried find a recording of it, and thanks to Gaz Rose on soundcloud we found a recording of it sung by Roger Cobb. I hope you enjoy this and are blessed as much as we were.

Life can often make us question whether God cares, or even whether he exists. But as the song There Will Be God reminds us, no matter what happens, there is always love, there is always hope, and most importantly, God is always there!

But I promise you this—the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with power. And you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces — even to the remotest places on earth!” ~ Acts 1:8 (TPT)

God wants you and me to be His messengers. He needs us to be ready and willing to will go wherever He needs us to go, to do His work.

Are you willing to be His messenger?

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one – This time with a theme, Music!

So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Plastic bag
  2. Chicken
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Quote
  5. Thermometer
  6. Coach
  7. Gas
  8. Tablet
  9. Magnify
  10. Speaker

wordsSo how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. 5p
  2. Chinese
  3. Red
  4. Insurance
  5. Different
  6. Travel
  7. Condemned
  8. Mum
  9. Sight
  10. Loud

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Can we really all do something for God? Of course we can!

No two of us are the same. No two of us have the same talents or skills. No two of us have the same knowledge or experience. But we all have life experience and God given talents.

That’s why God needs each of us. He needs people with all sorts of skills, and therefore he needs each of us. We just need to be willing to do what God wants us to do!

Are you ready and willing to do what God wants you to do?

Just because what’s going on in your life right now doesn’t feel good, doesn’t mean God’s not working. ~ Joyce Meyer

It can be tough to believe things will get better for you when you’re in the middle of a difficult time in your life. But even during those times God is with you. Remember that God will always answer your prayers, maybe not when you want or how you want, but he will answer your prayers.