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Now Easter is over, and we’ve celebrated Christ’s death and his resurrection, what’s next for those of us who believe that Christ is alive?

For us Easter is just the beginning, it’s the reason we now have a responsibility to tell others how much God loves them. So we must go out into our neighbourhoods and our communities and tell them how much God loves them and forgives them for all their sins.

If we do this, we can help others find true love in their life when they give their heart to God.

 

30 years ago today, the worst disaster in British sporting history happened during an FA Cup semi-final football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.

With 96 fatalities and 766 injuries, so many families were affected by what happened that day. So many people left their homes to go and watch a football match, and never got to return home. It was a desperately sad day for everyone involved, and even for those of us who watch the TV as news of the terrible events unfolded.

Today, 30 years on, we remember not only the 96 people who lost their lives, but those who were injured and the families of all those who were caught up in the those awful events.

When I discovered that a band I’ve seen a number of times had written song specifically to remember this tragic event, I felt I had to share it with you. I not only remembers those who were killed but it’s also a great song.

So as you listen to The Christians sing Big Red Sky, remember those who were killed or injured at Hillsborough 30 years ago today.

 

Have you noticed how when some people walk in the room, something happens. e.g.

  • the room suddenly becomes quiet; or
  • there are oh’s and ah’s and gasps of excitement.

How about the reaction to those already in the room?

God is with us wherever we go. He’s in every room with us, but sadly he’s not necessarily in the heart of everyone in the room.

That’s why God needs us to do the leg work, to tell people about Him. So that there will come a time when those people will realise God’s presence in every room with them. Maybe then they will experience  that same excitement when they accept Christ into their lives.

I encourage you to let Christ walk into you life and into your heart today.

Enter, enter right into my heart, Lord.

Enter now, enter now.

Never alone

Posted: April 11, 2019 in depression, life, love, music, religion, stress, trust, words
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Have you noticed how some people in your life seems to go missing when you’re going through a difficult time? It’s true that you really do find out who your friends are when you’re struggling. So it is not a surprise that no matter what you’re going through, God stays with you always.

Even when you feel alone, scared or just struggling to face life, God is there with you, and will never leave you alone.

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

Healer

Posted: April 10, 2019 in belief, Health, music, religion, words
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I believe God is my healer
I believe God is all I need
I believe!

Do you believe in God?

As I said in yesterday’s blog post, Why?, I talked about how we all have times when we question God. We question Him when we feel we face problem and problem, or when we feel we can’t face any further difficulties in our life.

I know if you wanted to you could wave your hand
Spare me this heartache and change your plan
And I know when he said that you could take my pain away
But even if you don’t I pray

But even when we’re struggling with difficult times in our life, I found putting them to one side, even just for a few minutes at a time, and offering help and support to others who are also struggling.

So when you feel you want relief from your troubles remember it does help you when you help others.

Help me want the healer more than the healing
Help me want the savior more than the saving
Help me want the giver more than the giving
Oh help me want you Jesus more than anything

Why?

Posted: April 7, 2019 in belief, bible, depression, faith, life, music, religion, stress, words
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How many times have you asked, “Why do these things have to happen?”

You’re not the first person, not will you be the last one to ask those questions of God.

Habakkuk 1:2-4 (Good News Translation)

O Lord, how long must I call for help before you listen, before you save us from violence? Why do you make me see such trouble? How can you stand to look on such wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are all around me, and there is fighting and quarrelling everywhere. The law is weak and useless, and justice is never done. Evil people get the better of the righteous, and so justice is perverted.

The world can be a terrible place at times, but the don’t blame that on God, it’s man who has the free will to do whatever he wants, and it’s those acts/actions that make this world a terrible place.

Giving your life to God, doesn’t mean you become immune to bad things happening to you. Instead it means that when you go through tough times, God will be your strength and guide to get you through those difficult times.

Keeper

Posted: April 5, 2019 in heart, music, religion, words
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Have you heard the phrase, “They’re a keeper”? It’s usually used to describe someone who is good for you, that you want to have in your life and want to have in your life forever.

I recently heard this song for the first time:

And the use of the word ‘keeper’ in the song really struck me. God really is the keeper of our hearts when we give them to him. He will look after and love us forever and is most definitely someone we should want in our lives.

Is God the keeper of your heart?

How many times have you heard someone say they are “taking one day at a time”? This statement is often used when someone is going through a difficult time, either health or life issues, and is said to indicate that the person is just trying to get through and survive the coming day.

God has planned out our lives before we take our first breath, so even when we take one day at a time, we can still follow his plan for us. God is with us through every situation and circumstance we find ourselves in. But if we put our trust in Him, he will guide us through each day, supporting and guiding us.

So take one day at a time when you need to, but take it with God.

Negative thoughts may try to convince you that God will never rescue you. Prayer rinses these plaguing doubts from your mind. As you cry out to God, He answers you. He shields you with His presence.  ~ Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiler

Negativity and negative thoughts can be one of the worst things you ave to cope with, especially when the negativity comes from within you. So if your life is filled with self-doubt, pray. If your life is filled with negative thoughts, pray.

In other words, pray, as prayer is the one thing that can bring you the positivity that only God’s presence can bring to your life. God alone can shield you and help fill your mind with all things good. So go on, don’t doubt God, instead trust Him.