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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.

 

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.

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?

What does God deserve from us? Our time when we’ve nothing else to do; Our heart or just the bit of us we think we can spare?

That’s not what God wants or even what He deserves from us. He deserves every part of our life, every problem, every feeling, every thought, all there is of us.

Do you find it easy to pray?

Do your words flow in coherent sentences when you pray, or do you find it hard to vocalise your prayers, to tell God what’s on your mind or heavy on your heart?

It doesn’t matter how, when or where we pray. God hears every prayer, and understands what is on our mind and in our heart even before we know it ourselves.

As this quote from Max Lucado reminds us, thankfully how well we vocalise our prayers doesn’t matter because God understands them, and answers them.

So we’re nearly at the end of 2018. It’s a time when we look forward to the new year, and also a time when we look back over this last year.

As we look forward to the start of a new year, we often think of it being a time for making changes in our lives, for starting new things to try to build a better future for ourselves and those we love. As we look back over this past year there’s probably been some things we’d all rather forget about, things we wished had never happened, and others that were so amazing they will stay with us for the rest of our lives.

But how was your 2018 from a Christian perspective? Was it a year where you were God was completely at the centre of everything you did, did you keep Him out of your life altogether, or was it somewhere in between those two where you let God into part of your life, but not all of it?

When we accept Christ as our Saviour and friend, we promise to give all our past failures and sins to Him, and ask Him to be at the centre of all we do by giving Him our heart.

So as 2018 comes to a close tomorrow, please consider whether there have been parts of your life that you’ve kept from God this year. Make a commitment now before the new year starts to make God be at the centre of all you do.

They say having a child changes everything – I personally cannot comment on that as I don’t have any children, however I have seen how a child has changed the lives of family and friends when they have had children. They tell me that no matter how much you prepare for becoming a parent, you’re never fully prepared, as you don’t get an instruction manual with your child when they are born.

The birth of a child is the start of a new life not just for the child but for the parents as they adapt to having a new addition to their family. Just as the birth of a child is the start of a new life for the parents, so the birth of Jesus all those years ago, offered us the chance of a new life in Christ.

As we near the end of 2018, and look forward to the start of a new year, take advantage of Christ’s offer of new life by giving your heart to God today.

O Come Be Born Again by Jennifer Martin

Baby born in Bethlehem
Come be born in me again
Since You don’t mind dirty stables
Here’s my heart not fit or able
To receive such majesty
Still, You humbly come to me

Chosen One who chose to be
Suff’ring Savior, Servant King
Since You don’t despise the broken
Here’s my life laid bare and open
To receive Your mercy
As Your Spirit calls to me

All who struggle, all who sin
Come and become born again
Come and lay your heavy burdens
At the cross where all’s forgiven
At His feet new life begins
Come, O sinner, enter in

When it comes to Christmas, it seems more and more people seem to think it’s all about giving and receiving gifts, spending time with family and over eating.

Those of us who believe in Jesus, His birth and His resurrection, know what Christmas is really all about…it’s about Jesus. It’s about Jesus, and we can ensure that others know this is our belief if we have let Christ into our heart. With Christ in our heart His love will shine through us for other to see.

The song All In The Heart by Steven Curtis Chapman is one I really like , as it reminds us exactly what Christmas is all about…

No, it’s not in the snow that may or may not fall
And it’s not in the gifts around the tree
It’s in the love heaven gave, the night our Saviour came
And that same love can still be found wherever you are
‘Cause Christmas is all in the heart
And the joy can still be found, wherever you are
‘Cause Christmas is all, all in the heart It’s all in the heart

Christmas shouldn’t be about how many presents we get or how much we’ve spent on presents or others, how our homes are decorated or even how much we eat or drink, it should always be about Christ!

So make sure Christ is in your heart this Christmas!

Make room

Posted: December 21, 2018 in belief, Christmas, heart, music, religion, words
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Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart
For God to write His story?

No matter how many Christmases you listen to carols, it’s all worthless if you don’t make room in your heart for God to write His story. This year, make sure there’s room for God.

There are things we all fear, but there are also things specific to each of us, that we fear. For example:

  • fear of failure;
  • fear of growing old;
  • fear of making a fool of yourself;
  • fear of being alone.

Whatever your specific fears, don’t let them overwhelm you! Instead focus on your dreams, and believe you can achieve them. Positive thoughts, make positive results, so be led by the dreams in your heart.