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Sometimes life can seem hopeless.

Sometimes your situation, or the situation of someone you love can seem hopeless.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone who you knew would always come and rescue you, no matter the time of day or night?

God is our rescuer – He’s always there for us, even in the darkest night. Even when there seems no hope for you, God is there and will rescue you.

Life is never hopeless when we put our faith and trust in God.

Rescue by Lauren Daigle

You are not hidden
There’s never been a moment
You were forgotten
You are not hopeless
Though you have been broken
Your innocence stolen

I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS

I will send out an army
To find you in the middle of darkest night
It’s true
I will rescue you

There is no distance
That cannot be covered
Over and over
You’re not defenseless
I’ll be your shelter
I’ll be your armor

I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS

I will send out an army
To find you in the middle of darkest night
It’s true
I will rescue you
I will never stop marching
To reach you in the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true
I will rescue you

I hear the whisper underneath your breath
I hear you whisper you have nothing left

I often listen to music in my car from on usb drive. It’s got thousands of music tracks on it, and I tend to just play things randomly so I never really can predict what I’m going to hear next.

Last week on my way to work the song The best is yet to come by Mike and the Mechanics, came on, and although it’s not a Christian song, I felt as though the words of the song were God himself talking to me. It’s an upbeat song, and as it was on my way to work I heard this, I found it actually raised my spirits and really set me up for the day.

I hope you too will find the song and these words uplifting – Just listen to the song and imagine God is speaking the words to you.

Are there days when you’re feeling
Days when you’re feeling down?
And you’re looking for hope but
Hope can not that be found?
Are there nights when you’re falling
Nights when you’re falling fast?
Can you take a hold of my hand
Let go of the past?
Can I take a hold of your heart?
That’s all I ask

And if you say yeah
You give it one more chance
You see, the best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come

If there’re times you’re the winner
Times you’re the loser too
Are there times when you question
Everything you knew?
I don’t want you to give up
Don’t you give up now
Gotta keep your feet on the ground
And your head in the clouds
Can you just be true to yourself
And make me proud?

And if you say yeah
You give it one more chance
You see, the best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come

Psalm 16:5 (The Passion Translation)

Lord, I have chosen you alone as my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post (I’ve been chosen), I believe God has chosen each of us to be part of his family. I make no apology for talking about being chosen again today, after all we read in many places in the bible, that we have been chosen, so it must be true!

When we know someone has chosen us, we are reassured that they will guide and direct us, and possibly protect us, and that’s exactly what God has promised to do for His chosen people.

So let God guide and direct you by choosing Him today.

Chosen to be a soldier,
Chosen by God;
Chosen to be a soldier,
Washed in his blood;
Chosen to be a soldier,
Lost ones to save,
Chosen to be a soldier
In the Army brave

Edward Henry Joy

I believe God chose me, and He has chosen you too!

Ephesians 1:4 (The Passion Translation)

And he chose us to be his very own, joining us to himself even before he laid the foundation of the universe! Because of his great love, he ordained us, so that we would be seen as holy in his eyes with an unstained innocence.

Accept God into your life today, because He loves you and chose you to be part of his family, long before you were even born.

When at school no matter how good I was at sports, I was always one of the last people to picked to be in a team during the sports lessons (though I was picked in the school teams). I never quite got that at the time, as I was always quite good at racket sports, football, volleyball etc, but still never got picked until there was nobody else left. Looking back these days, I now realise that while maybe my focus would have been on picking people to help my team win, others were simply picking their friends to be in their team, and that explains why I was always left to the end!

While I may not have been chosen to be part of a team chosen by my so-called fiends, and that hurt, I do know that I have still been chosen.

Ephesians 1:4-6 (The Message)

Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

God has chosen me to be me. He’s chosen me to be part of his family. He doesn’t care what I’ve done in the past. All he wants is for me to seek Him as my friend and saviour. I’ve done that and the good news is, He has also chosen you – All you have to do is seek him.

Washing

Posted: July 28, 2019 in bible, clothing, life, love, music, religion, sin, words
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Have you got a favourite piece of clothing that is your ‘go to’ thing to wear? I have a few things which I always wear much more than other things, so as a result they get washed much more frequently than other items of clothing that I only wear occasionally.

I noticed earlier this week, when I was hanging one of my ‘go to’ tops on the clothes line, that some of the colours in the top were beginning to fade a bit because the top has been washed so much.

As items of clothing are washed more and more, the colours fade and the material can become stretched or thin as it wears out.

One of the phrases you may hear a lot of is the ‘God can wash away your sin’. God loves us and will wash away our sins, time after time. He won’t put a limit on the number of times he will forgive us, as he loves us too much not to forgive us!

Hebrews 10:10-12 (NLV)

Our sins are washed away and we are made clean because Christ gave His own body as a gift to God. He did this once for all time.

Unlike our clothes, the quality of our life does not deteriorate the more times God washes our sins away. In fact, each time God washes us, the our lives are renewed as he cleanses our hearts and minds.

So next time you wash your ‘go to’ clothes remember that although they may begin to fade and wear, God’s love for us will never fade, and therefore he will continue to wash our sins away.

 

Only God can provide all we need.

Only God is always there for us.

Only God deserves our praise.

Only God can give us eternal life.

God and God alone

God and God alone
Created all these things we call our own
From the mighty to the small
The Glory in them all
Is God’s and God’s alone

God and God alone
Reveals the truth of all we call unknown
And all the best and worst of man
Won’t change the Master’s plan
It’s God’s and God’s alone

God and God alone
Is fit to take the universe’s throne
Let everything that lives
Reserve it’s truest praise
For God and God alone

God and God alone
Will be the joy of our eternal home
He will be our one desire
Our hearts will never tire
Of God and God alone

God and God alone
Is fit to take the universe’s throne
Let everything that lives
Reserve it’s truest praise
For God and God alone

God and God alone
Is fit to take the universe’s throne
Let everything that lives
Reserve it’s truest praise
For God and God

Let everything that lives
Reserve it’s truest praise
For God and God alone!

 

 

I have found the music and words of a particular song going through my mind constantly for the last few days.

O Love, that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

Tune: St. Margaret

I’ve found myself thinking a lot about my Mum in these last few days, so I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that this song has being going round my head. Just as God promised to love me unconditionally, so I am reminded that Mum and Dad always loved me.

It is because of the love and guidance I received as a youngster that I came to believe in God, and having grown up in the Salvation Army, I ultimately gave him my all when I was enrolled as a senior soldier of Rutherglen Salvation Army when a teenager.

Yes, that was a while ago now, and yes I’ve questioned and doubted God on many occasions, however God has never let me go, and has always stayed by my side and guided and strengthened me, even when at the time, it didn’t feel like it.

O Joy, that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be.

Don’t ever let go of God, because He will never let go of you!

How many time has someone said to something like, “You wouldn’t know what it’s like to suffer, as you’re a Christian”? Just because we believe in God, doesn’t mean we are immune from facing problems or difficulties in our lives. In fact, we’re just the same as everyone else, we can experience hurt, bereavement, ill-health, depression, abuse etc.

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him ~ Philippians 1:29 (NIV)

Just because we’re Christians, doesn’t mean we’ll have an easy life where every relationship will be great, or our health will never fail us, or others won’t hurt us. But, because we believe in God, we are assured that we never have to face any problem on our own, because He will give us the strength to get through every difficulty we face.

 

Yes, I’ve been called a lot of things over the years, some I couldn’t repeat on here, but these words are true, and I would never deny it, I am bonkers!

Why you think I’m bonkers may vary from one person to the next – but one thing is for sure, I’m still me!

If you recognise that I am bonkers, maybe you see a bit of me in you, so maybe you’re bonkers too!