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If you had unlimited amounts of money, what would be the most expensive thing you would buy?

Some things are invaluable, and not because they are worth huge amounts of money, but maybe  because of who gave you them or how much sacrifice the giver had to make to get the gift.

Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary. You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, so by all means, then, use your body to bring glory to God! ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (The Passion Translation)

God spent a fortune on each one of us, not in monetary terms but because of the sacrifice he gave for each of us. The gift of Jesus was the ultimate gift God gave the world. He was also the biggest sacrifice too, as He paid the biggest price for us, as Jesus died to that each of us could be free and forgiven.

That was an expensive price God paid for us. My question to you is, how much will you willing repay God for the love he gives us?

When we think of debts I think we’re all likely to think of financial debts. For those who find themselves in financial debt, it can be a very stressful time when they realise they don’t have the funds or income to pay their debts.

When you find you can’t pay your debts you can fear that the bailiffs will come to repossess your belongs, and the bank/building society may repossess your home, your car. You may even find yourself with no home, no belongs, no money…

Can you imagine what a relief if you found yourself in debt, but someone you know offered to repay all your debts, without asking you to repay them?

Well that’s exactly what Christ did for us when He paid the ultimate price for all our sins. Because of that we have been forgiven of ours debt we could never pay.

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you, and today, as the title of this post suggests, this word association is all about New Year and what it means to each of us. 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. First-footing
  2. Baby
  3. Finance
  4. Celebrate
  5. TV
  6. Shopping
  7. Food
  8. Bells
  9. Ceilidh
  10. Family

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. Midnight
  2. First baby of the year
  3. Debt
  4. Party
  5. Only an excuse
  6. Sales
  7. Overeating
  8. Midnight
  9. Dancing
  10. Together

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

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?

I chose some words we probably all associate with New Year as well as some that I suspect if you’re not Scottish, you won’t understand (including some of my answers), maybe it’s time to find out a bit more about our Scottish New Year traditions!

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. wordsFare
  2. Disney
  3. Diet
  4. Jewellery
  5. Heater
  6. Water
  7. Healing
  8. Cross
  9. Bag
  10. Risk

 

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. Day-ticket
  2. Tigger
  3. Weight
  4. Cross
  5. Ceramic
  6. Healthy
  7. Hospital
  8. Christ
  9. Shopping
  10. Debt

 

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

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!

When you see the following sign, what do you think…

sale-now-on

  • Bargains
  • One time offers
  • Must haves
  • More expense…

Are the sales always as good they are made out to be?

Do you always get the offer you thought you were getting?

Do you find the sales persuade you to buy things you don’t really need or even want?

Well here’s the thing, there is one thing that is always on sale and it’s free to all of us, and it’s guaranteed to last forever…God’s love!

So grab the latest deal, and take God into your home, and your life today.

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you, and today, as the title of this post suggests, this word association is all about New Year and what it means to each of us. 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. Shortbread
  2. Midnight
  3. Promise
  4. First
  5. Party
  6. TV
  7. Food
  8. Shops
  9. Worry
  10. Time

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. First-footing
  2. The bells
  3. Resolution
  4. Baby of the year
  5. Celebrate
  6. Only an excuse
  7. Steak pie
  8. Sales
  9. Debit
  10. Family

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

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?

I chose some words we probably all associate with New Year as well as some that I suspect if you’re not Scottish, you won’t understand (including some of my answers), maybe it’s time to find out a bit more about our Scottish New Year traditions!

God is very interested in everything you do and everything that happens to you, and He wants the best for you in every situation you find yourself in. So when you are struggling financially, have no job and struggling to make ends meet, don’t despair, God is there for you and He will help you.

Lord,

I’m struggling to make ends meet, to support myself and my family, so I come before you seeking your wisdom to direct me in my search for employment. I walk with my faith fully in you to guide and help me as I try to understand my current situation and thank you for always reminding me that if I trust in you, you will provide.

My stress levels as high as I see bill after bill landing on my doormat, but help me to remember that my financial debts are small in comparison to the debt Jesus paid for me. Your love for me is greater than any struggle I can face on earth, so I have confidence and comfort knowing you that in loving you I lack nothing.

Amen

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I live for Him

I am doing the best I can to be the person God wants me to be, but I know I fail Him often. I do however know that despite my flaws and my failures, God continues to love me and guide me in all I do.

How about you, are you repaying your debt to God by living your life for Him?

 

cross_4youWhen you take out a loan from a bank or building society, or indeed any other financial organisation, we agree a repayment plan with them to pay back the money they have lent us. Those repayment plans can be short-term repayments or ones which last a lot of years, and can also incur an interest charge as well which may be a small percentage of the total we have loaned, or in some cases may amount to a huge percentage of the original loan.

Our debt to God for sending His son into the world to die on a cross for us, is no different from a monetary loan, as God expects us to repay Him too!

The question is, how do we repay God for giving us Jesus?

We let Him into our lives and give Him our all. God will then help and guide us in all we do, so that we can fulfil His plan for our life and in turn repay our debt to Him in full.

Are you repaying your debt to God?