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When we’re having a rough day, we can sometimes wonder what’s the point of trying anymore. I came across this quote a while ago – it’s a great reminder that if we’re here, we’re here for a reason, God’s reason. We must therefore not give up, but keep focused on God.

Overcome

Posted: January 30, 2018 in belief, bible, depression, heart, life, love, music, quotes, religion, stress
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John 16:33

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Yes, we may struggle and face great difficulties, but isn’t reassuring that because we believe in God, we have the reassurance that He will always be there for us.

God will be with us at all time, not to necessarily end our struggles and difficulties there are then, but to give us the strength to face our these problems head on, so that we can learn and grow because we have experienced them.

Called

Posted: January 28, 2018 in belief, bible, heart, life, love, music, quotes, Relationships, religion
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Do you love God?

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 (NIV)

When we give our heart and our all to Him, we prove that truly love God, and show that we believe we have been called by Him.

Do you believe you have been called to serve God?

I do! And because of that I have promised to serve God all my life. I therefore pray that God will continue to guide and direct me to do whatever He needs me to do.

 

Fervently

Posted: January 19, 2018 in belief, heart, prayer, quotes, Relationships, religion
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Fervently – having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm

Based on that definition of fervently, I’d suggest our prayers to God should be said fervently. David Guzik once said:

Much of our prayer is not effective simply because it is not fervent. It is offered with a lukewarm attitude that virtually asks God to care about something that we care little about.
Effective prayer must be fervent, not because we must emotionally persuade a reluctant God, but because we must gain God’s heart [as our own] by being fervent for the things He is fervent for.

If we really believe in God, and believe He can answer our prayers. Praying fervently, shows we care about the prayers we are offering to God.

 

 

 

Yes, it’s Hogmanay, or new year’s eve, and it’s at this time of year  we look back over the year that is about to end, and also look forward to a brand new year. We look back at the past year of highs and lows, commit them to the past, and move forward into a brand new year, promising to make a new start, making changes in our lives to make a better future for ourselves.

This got me thinking about how this is almost what we do when we accept Christ as our Saviour and friend – We give all our past failures and sins to Him, and as we look forward to a life with Christ, we ask Him to be at the centre of all we do by letting Him not our hearts.

So this year as you look back over your life in 2017, consider whether there have been parts of it that you kept from God. If so, make a commitment to God today to let Him be at the centre of your life from now on. Let’s make 2018 the year we truly give our all to Christ.

Santa’s prayer

Posted: December 24, 2017 in belief, birthday, Christmas, grace, heart, life, love, religion, words
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Ever wondered what Santa thinks about the real reason we celebrate Christmas? Well here’s a prayer from Santa about just that, it’s beautiful.

My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take your place,
I only bring toys and things and you bring love and grace.
People give me lists of wishes and hope that they came true;
But you hear prayers of the heart and promise your will to do.
Children try to be good and not to cry when I am coming to town;
But you love them unconditionally and that love will abound.
I leave only a bag of toys and temporary joy for a season;
But you leave a heart of love, full of purpose and reasons.
I have a lot of believers and what one might call fame;
But I never healed the blind or tried to help the lame.
I have rosy cheeks and a voice full of laughter;
But no nail—scarred hands or a promise of the hereafter.
You may find several of me in town or at a mall;
But there is only one omnipotent you, to answer a sinner’s call.
And so, my dear precious Jesus, I kneel here to pray;
To worship and adore you on this, your holy birthday.

So celebrate this night when Santa comes to visit, but also remember to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Are you a ‘real’ Christian or are you just going through the motions?

If you hold back any part of your life from God, you haven’t given Him your all. So give God your all, your hurts, your heartaches, your memories and dreams, your plans and your desires, but most of all, give Him your heart.

Today I want to follow on from yesterday’s post Open where I asked you whether you go to church ready and willing to be challenged and blessed by God. How about before you leave your house to go to church, do you pray? Do you pray that your heart might we open and willing to receive the holy spirit?

How will our hearts be open to receiving God’s message if we don’t pray for God to enter our hearts?

No words

Posted: November 8, 2017 in heart, life, music, prayer, Relationships, religion
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It can be difficult to find words in some situations. It can even be difficult to find the right words when we try to pray. Thankfully God knows what’s in our heart so we don’t have to put it into words.

So when we can put into words our prayers, God still hears them, and so He can still answer our prayers.

Jesus at the center of it all
Jesus at the center of it all
From beginning to the end
It will always be, it’s always been You
Jesus, Jesus

Has Jesus always been at the centre of all you do?

If he hasn’t, it’s not too late to change that today. You can make Jesus the centre of all you do from today onwards, you just have to give Him your heart.

From my heart to the Heavens
Jesus be the center
It’s all about You
Yes it’s all about You