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There’s a song I’ve used several times in the last few weeks that talks about our beliefs as Christians. The song is called We Believe and it was written and performed by the Newsboys.

I make no apology for using the song again today, as ever since I came across it again a couple of weeks ago, I’ve found the words and the melody of this song going through my mind almost constantly.

On days when I’ve felt down, just listening to the words/melody again have brightened the day. On days when I felt there was no point in doing specific things, listening to the words/melody have given me more energy. On days when I’ve felt alone and missing my Mum and Dad, even then this song has helped as it’s reminded me that Mum believed – and because they brought me up in the Salvation Army, I too believe, and therefore I know I will see them both again someday.

I believe, do you?

On Saturday in Every Day I told you how we’d been asked to pray each morning at 9am for guidance from God for ourselves and our corps in Bellshill. Today’s blog post is really a follow-up on this, because, as the title suggests, it about finding answers to all our questions.

We all have questions about life, why some things happens, why others don’t happen. But God knows where He needs us, and what He wants us to do, so seek Him, and let Him give you guidance.

Give me a revelation,
Show me what to do
Cause I’ve been trying to find my way,
I haven’t got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I’ve got nothing without You
I’ve got nothing without You

In yesterday’s blog post, Show love, I spoke about how the we should treat others in the way we would want others to treat us. Today, let’s look at that in a slightly different way – I don’t know about you, but when I’ve given someone an unexpected gift, it not only makes the receiver feel good, but it also brings a smile and a good feeling to me too.

That’s not a great surprise though is it, as Jesus teaches us to

Give, and it will be given to you. You will have more than enough. It can be pushed down and shaken together and it will still run over as it is given to you. The way you give to others is the way you will receive in return.~ Luke 6:38 (New life version)

A few months ago I did a series of posts called ‘Slogans’. Today it’s time for another one!

In my previous “Slogans” posts, I mentioned how we all see and hear many adverts on a daily basis via advertising hoardings or adverts on the radio, television  magazines and newspapers.

Today again I want to give you some more slogans to see how many of the companies/organisations associated with them you can identify from their slogans?

  1. Taste the rainbow
  2. Get more out of now
  3. Bread wi’ nowt taken out
  4. Think different
  5. The world’s local bank
  6. You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers
  7. Beyond precision
  8. Power style
  9. Let’s make excellent happen
  10. What’s in your wallet?

So that’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

advertising

So here’s the answers…

  1. Skittles
  2. Dell
  3. Allinson’s bread
  4. Apple
  5. HSBC
  6. Radio shack
  7. Citizen
  8. Fila
  9. New balance
  10. Capital One

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the coming weeks, so keep watching the adverts and remembering the slogans!

A couple of days ago in Vulnerable, I spoke about how we shouldn’t let ourselves become spiritually vulnerable, because God is always there for us. But maybe we need to look a bit more closely at what being vulnerable means – Here’s the dictionary definition:

Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Emotionally vulnerable…

That’s a phrase that sends a cold shiver down my spine, as that’s something I really find difficult to cope with, even though I know God is always with me.

I’ve never been comfortable showing my emotions publicly. In fact I’d go as far as saying it’s one of my worst nightmares, to fall apart in public! Therefore, when I’m feeling emotional, I feel vulnerable, and when I feel vulnerable, I feel more emotional…a vicious circle.

I know I’m not the only person who doesn’t like feeling vulnerable. So I’m guessing I’m not alone feeling isolated, alone and embarrassed when I’m emotional and vulnerable.

When we feel vulnerable we must remind ourselves that we are never ever alone, even when it feels like the world is ignoring us, because God is always at our side. We simply need to trust Him…I just need to remember to take my own advice!

Word Association #45

Posted: August 12, 2017 in blogging, car, Food, language, train, weather, words
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I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. 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. Cold
  2. Photo
  3. Candle
  4. Handbag
  5. Tyrewords
  6. Can
  7. Jelly
  8. Ticket
  9. Carriage
  10. Farm

So 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. Heater
  2. Memories
  3. Birthday
  4. Choice
  5. Flat
  6. Drink
  7. Jam
  8. Expensive
  9. Train
  10. Tractor

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!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. 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. Tone
  2. wordsPool
  3. Bag
  4. Decorating
  5. Ink
  6. Wood
  7. Market
  8. BBQ
  9. Sand
  10. Station

So 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. Melody
  2. Swim
  3. Sport
  4. Paint
  5. Pen
  6. Dog-walkers
  7. Fresh
  8. Summer
  9. Seaside
  10. Train

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!

Do you ever feel spiritually drained?

Have you ever feel that the “spirit” has just been exhausted in your life?

We all feel this way from time to time; but an energetic Christian knows the cure!

It’s time to recharge your spiritual batteries today, before they run our completely!

You can do this by making reassuring yourself that God is always with you:

Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you (Acts 18:9-10 NIV)

I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20 NLT)

 

Following on from yesterday’s blog post, The Wrong Question, I’ve realised that sometimes we think we’re being asked the wrong question by God when he asks us to do something which we don’t want to hear.

Lord, thou art questioning: Lovest thou me?

Yea, Lord, thou knowest, my answer must be;

But since love’s value is proved by love’s test,

Jesus, I’ll give thee the dearest and best.

God Has planned out our lives in front of user and so He knows better than we do what we are capable of, and what we can achieve. Therefore, when God asks you a question, or asks you to do something which you feel you cannot do, think again, because if God asks you a question, remember He knows what you are capable of and so wouldn’t ask you to do something you weren’t capable of.

All in my heart, Lord, thou canst read;

Master, thou knowest I love thee indeed.

Ask what thou wilt my devotion to test,

I will surrender the dearest and best.

Recharging #9

Posted: May 19, 2017 in bible, blogging, heart, hope, life, quotes, religion, words
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Do you ever feel spiritually drained?

Have you ever feel that the “spirit” has just been exhausted in your life?

We all feel this way from time to time; but an energetic Christian knows the cure!

It’s time to recharge your spiritual batteries today, before they run our completely!

You can do this by making sure your heart is in the right place.

Proverbs 4:23

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (NIV)

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. (The Message)

Look after your heart, because through that God is with you.