Archive for the ‘heart’ Category

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

When something is broken, it can be heartbreaking.

When we are part of a broken relationship, it can take us to breaking point.

Thankfully, broken things (including relationships) can be mended. If we let God do the mending, these broken relationships can can become blessings – they can become some of the strongest and closest relationships we ever have.

So let God do the mending.

Touch my mind – I’ll remember today; touch my heart – I’ll never forget.

We all have many relationships in our lives, some with people where we challenge one another on a work/employment level; some where we’re challenged physically, through taking part in a sport together; some where we support one another emotionally; some we’re lucky enough to find challenge us in more than one of these areas.

It’s true though, it’s those who reach out and touch our hearts, maybe because they support us or are a confidant, that we never forget.

Think about it, look back over your life, how many people who touched your heart at some point, are still either part of your life, or are still on your mind regularly?

What about those who maybe challenged your brain power, maybe a teacher/lecturer, I suspect you’ll either struggle to remember those in this category or if you can remember them, I doubt they’re people you think about very often.

Following on from yesterday’s blog post, Lessons, here’s another lesson we could each do with remembering sometimes:

It can be hard to accept that some relationships just aren’t meant to be, but we have to be honest with ourselves and with each other, and move on.

Do you ever feel spiritually drained?

Have you ever feel that the “spirit” has just been exhausted in your life?

We all feel this way from time to time; but an energetic Christian knows the cure!

It’s time to recharge your spiritual batteries today, before they run our completely!

You can do this by making reassuring yourself that God is always with you:

Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you (Acts 18:9-10 NIV)

I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20 NLT)