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When we call out to someone, you hope they hear you and respond as quickly as they can. When we call out to God, He will respond to us before we even utter a sound, because He knows what we need even before we know we’re in trouble.
Maybe that’s why in the Jesus Culture song Fierce, they describe God’s love for us as being
Like a tidal wave
Crashing over me
Rushing in to meet me here
Your love is fierce
Like a hurricane
That I can’t escape
Tearing through the atmosphere
Your love is fierce
God’s love is fierce. He loves us, and cares about what we do. He doesn’t want you to turn away from Him, so he will fight fiercely for us.
God will never let you down, even through the fiercest of storms, so trust Him.

Come alive

Posted: March 21, 2019 in belief, hope, life, love, music, religion, stress, trust, words
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How do we get this world back on track with God at the centre of everyone’s lives?

As I watch the world being held captive by dreams
That will never be fulfilled in this life,
Chasing the darkness and everything that surrounds
All the emptiness buried inside,
Well I won’t stop showing this hope that is holding
The passion so deep in my heart,
To tell all the world of Your love and affection
And the plan that You’ve had from the start,
So I will continue to fight

‘Til the world comes alive
‘Til the world comes alive
Cause You have restored us
And You have redeemed us
And we have been given new life
Cause You are alive

There is a freedom that begins by receiving
The forgiveness that cleanses us all
All the broken and bleeding just start by believing
His love has conquered death’s call.
So I will continue to fight

‘Til the world comes alive
‘Til the world comes alive
Cause You have restored us
And You have redeemed us
And we have been given new life
Cause You are alive

I walk out on the battlefield
See that all the pain is real
Be the hands that stop the bleeding
Seeing all these wounded souls
All they really need is hope
I’ll show Your great love is healing

‘Til the world comes alive

‘Til the world comes alive
‘Til the world comes alive
Cause You have restored us
And You have redeemed us
And we have been given new life
Cause You are alive
And You are alive
You are alive
You are alive

As I watch the world being held captive by dreams
That will never be fulfilled in this life

Are you ready to help wake up the world? Are you ready to give this world hope by telling the how much God loves every person?

Go on, take responsibility and wake up this world to God!

 

Come alive by Jeremy Camp

 

The difficult times come, praising God can feel like the last thing you want to do. However if we don’t trust God through the difficult times, can we be sure we can survive the storm?

Life storms often come one after another making feel more and more like they will never end. When that happens that is often a time of great challenge, and questioning God why he’s let this happen to us, and even why he’s not stopping this from happening.

Without going through storms, would our faith ever truly be tested or challenged? In turn could we ever be sure our faith is secure enough to survive a storm?

Storms whether weather or life related are not the nicest thing to go through, however whenever I doubt whether I can get through a storm, I remind myself that a few years ago I believed there was no point in carrying on, but I survived and I now realised that even in those darkest of days, God was with me, he hadn’t deserted me, as I thought he had. God never gave up on me, even when I felt like I’d given up on myself and on him.

So even when you seem to be facing never-ending storms in life, don’t give up, just keep on believing, because God is with you, and will get you through those days.

Praise You In This StormThunderstorms

I was sure by now
God, You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away, stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say, “Amen” and it’s still raining

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain, “I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls I’ll raise my hands
And praise the God who gives and takes away

And I’ll praise You in this storm and I will lift my hands
For You are who You are no matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried You hold in Your hand
You never left my side and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry, You raised me up again
But my strength is almost gone
How can I carry on if I can’t find You

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain, “I’m with you”
And as You mercy falls I’ll raise my hands
And praise the God who gives and takes away

And I’ll praise You in this storm and I will lift my hands
For You are who You are no matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried You hold in Your hand
You never left my side and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

And I’ll praise You in this storm and I will lift my hands
For You are who You are no matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried You hold in Your hand
You never left my side and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I must admit, after writing yesterday’s blog post in the middle of last week, I’ve struggled to get any inspiration for today’s or the rest of this week’s blog posts…that is until yesterday!

Yesterday morning at church, we were treated to a beautiful vocal solo by Olwyn Mathie which reminded us that even when it seems to constantly raining in our lives, God is with us, and will soon turn our rain to sunshine.

Last week was not only a week of very wet and rainy weather for us, but also one where I felt that the rain in my life was never going to end. So Olwyn’s solo was the reminder I needed, that even when life is tough, the sunshine is not far away when we trust God.

I pray that whatever difficulties you may be facing just now, you too will be reminded that God is always with us and so the sunshine is not far away when we trust Him.

Let the Holy Spirit come over you now
As the healing rain falls from the clouds
There is nothing you can do to deserve it
You don’t have to earn His love
Let the rain fall from above
Merciful rain falls over the children
Merciful rain falls over the children
Merciful rain falls over the children of God
Over the children of God
Merciful rain falls
See the Holy Dove descending over you now
Feel the Living Water cleansing your soul
In the name of Jesus you have been forgiven
You have been redeemed forever
Fix your eyes on Heaven

I’m sure we all get caught up in everyday tasks, and in doing so can find ourselves complaining or moaning about things that we have to do, or things other people have or haven’t done. Does that sound familiar?

Have you ever found yourself moaning about trivial stuff that really is meaningless or pointless., but then felt very humble when you see or hear someone with much greater challenges that you, achieving or obtaining something which they thought was out of their reach?  For example, a homeless person’s gratitude when someone gives them some food or warm clothing; or a person who has walking difficulties successfully managing to walk (slowly) to their destination, which may only be a few steps from where they started.

It makes us feel humble and ashamed to have got annoyed or frustrated by the trivial problems in our lives doesn’t it. After all our problems are insignificant in comparison to the life or death situations other have to deal with on a daily basis.

So let’s try not to get caught up in the trivial things in life, as there’s so many huge issues in our world that we really should be focusing on.

Do you wish you could help when you see someone in need?

Do you feel you’ve failed when you don’t manage to help someone in need?

Do you get emotional when you see others hurting?

Do you take things personally when others don’t agree with what you say or do?

Do you get annoyed at yourself when you don’t reach your targets or goals?

It’s great that we understand and see other’s pain.

It’s great that we wish we could help everyone.

It’s fantastic that we set ourselves goals and targets.

However because of how we feel in all these situations, that in turn can make us feel to emotional and almost responsible for everyone and everything.

So it is a blessing to know and understand when others are hurting, but it can make it more difficult to accept how life treats everyone, and therefore more difficult to accept life.

“Something that only your faith in God will get you through”

A couple of questions for you:

  • Have you ever felt like you’re facing something you will no be able to get through?
  • Do you feel your faith in God is strong enough to get you through everything you face?

Even if you answered No to my second question it doesn’t mean you will not get through whatever you’re facing, because God will always be there with you, guiding you. At the time you may be unaware of God’s hand in what is going on around you, but be assured, He is always with you and will be there for you whenever you need Him.

When you need to get through tough times, trust God, as He will be your strength and your guide.

Do you have a place where you can freely let go of all your problems, all our concerns, and give them all to God?

I hope that if you attend a place of worship, that that place is somewhere you feel safe and free to either privately or publicly pray to God and ask Him to take all your problems and concerns and help you through a tough time.

When we lay all our problems at the foot of the cross, God takes those burdens from us, and will then give us the strength to face each difficulty – We simply need to trust God to give us that strength.

You are love
Here in this place of worship
You draw me close again
All of my weakness is laid here
You cover them all in your strength

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

Yes, life can be tough, but God never ever say life would be easy ever if we give Him our all. That is why He promised to help us get through every situation we encounter, because with Him, all things are most definitely possible.

At my…

Posted: February 17, 2019 in depression, Health, hope, life, music, quotes, religion, stress
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In other words, God is my everything – Is He yours?