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Not ready #2

Posted: August 14, 2018 in belief, blogging, heart, life, love, music, Relationships, religion
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Yesterday in my blog, I spoke about whether you like to be ready in plenty of time for all events/meeting you attend.

Here’s today’s question? Are you ready for God?

God is always ready to accept our invitation into our life, so we simply need to accept God as our saviour  and invite him into our heart. The only preparation we need to make is to give up all the things in our life which go against what God wants us to be. i.e. we need to seek his forgiveness, we need to want to be more like Him.

If you’ve not already accepted God into you’re life, get ready to say “yes” to God today.

God gives us so much each day, but what do we give Him in return?

‘Cause I am found, I am Yours
I am loved, I’m made pure
I have life, I can breathe
I am healed, I am free

And because of all that I willing say to God

Here’s my heart Lord

We all get tired sometimes, we all need to rest, but do we ever really take the time to have the kind of rest we need?

Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

The only rest that can truly calm our hearts and minds, is the kind of rest we can get from God. To receive that we must first give him all our worries, all our problems – He will then give us true peace.

Come to me by The Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters:

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.