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Is there such a thing as a perfect prayer?

Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power. ~ Amit Ray

I’m not sure I’d call any prayer a ‘perfect prayer’, however I would say that any prayer that is uttered from the heart, is worthy of being called perfect. God wants us to give our hearts to Him, so if our prayers come from the depth of our heart, they are perfect to Him.

When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. What is your favourite book of the bible?
  2. Do you put your heart and soul into everything you do?
  3. Are you passionate about anything?
  4. What are you passionate about?
  5. When was the last time you cried uncontrollably?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. Who do you wish you were with, right now?
  2. If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would you want to meet?
  3. Has your heart ever been broken?
  4. Have you ever felt you couldn’t go on?
  5. Have you read the bible today?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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A strange phrase isn’t it, so what does it mean?

It means you are very open about your emotions. Imagine in your mind’s eye the heart, the source of all your feelings and emotions, being worn on the sleeve, your deepest inner feelings displayed outside you for all to see.

Does that description send a shiver down your spine, or just make you think, “yeah ok”?

For me it’s definitely the former, as I am not someone who ever likes to let people see my deepest emotions, it makes me feel very vulnerable, and that’s not something I’m comfortable with.

Are you happy wearing your heart on your sleeve?

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There are people who are confident speakers; There are people who are great at giving advice; There are people who are great at just listening when others need to talk.

There is one person who is better at listening than anyone else, because He is always ready and available to listen…

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With your heart

Posted: January 30, 2017 in heart, life, music, quotes, Relationships, religion
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Have you noticed that a when some people speak, your more inclined to listen than you are when others speak?

What some people tell us can be more meaningful and helpful to us than what others say. If we listen to everyone how do know/identify who is giving us the information we need?

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When our heart gets involved we know we’re hearing someone worth listening to, so make sure your ears, and your heart and open and ready to listen when God speaks to you.

Music is art

Posted: January 21, 2017 in heart, life, music, Relationships, religion, words
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What does music mean to you?

It can change our mood, raise our spirits, remind you of special people or places, but what is it?

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I believe music is art, and those who compose the music and lyrics are not only composers but artists, painting a picture through their music and lyrics.

Music speaks to my heart regularly, I hope you let it speak to yours too.

Ever had a day when you just can’t find the words to tell someone just how you are feeling?

Ever had a day when you can’t find adequate words to comfort or support someone?

I’ve had those kind of days quite often. What I have found is that even when I have no words to express my feelings, I can always find music which fits my mood perfectly and which relays my feelings exactly.

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Does music play a big part in your life? Music can help you deal with different situations in your life, so why not use it to help and comfort you as well as to inspire you, just when you need it.

Ever wondered why it’s standard practice to close your eyes in certain situations? I wondered this, and although the following doesn’t answer al those circumstances when we close our eyes (e.g. when we sneeze), it does explain a lot.

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So enjoy the heart-felt moments in your life, because they truly are most beautiful times in your life.

I have a few favourite Christmas Carols, some because of the music, some because of the words and some because of the combination of the music and words.

One carol that I’ve always really liked is In the Bleak Midwinter which I know some have told me is a bit of a strange carol to choose as a favourite as the music seems quite sad and dismal…a bit like the first line of the carol.

For me the sadness of the music was probably what drew me to this carol in the first place, as most carols have a happier sounding tune if not a more lively melody, so this made me look at the words of the carol more closely.

It is the last verse of this carol in particular that I love:

What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.

Isn’t that what Christmas and Christ’s life is all about? Have you given Christ your heart this Christmas?