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Ever since I fist heard the news on Monday night of the terrorist attack in Manchester, I’ve found the words of the following song by Major Joy Webb going through my mind every day:

Come into our world, come into our world.

All around us, seemingly, darkness holds its sway;
Truth and love are faltering, peace in disarray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world, come into our world.

People sit in loneliness, children cry for bread;
Men fight men in hatred, by suspicion led;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world, come into our world.

Faced with such confusion, hope has slipped away;
Men have stopped believing, forgotten how to pray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus, come.

The world seems to have forgotten about God, and what He can do for us, and our world. We seem to be facing increasingly dark times, as day and day we hear news of man killing or maiming other human beings  because they don’t believe in the same things, or hold the same values as them.

All around us, seemingly, darkness holds its sway;
Truth and love are faltering, peace in disarray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Now, more than ever, this world of ours need God. And now more than ever God needs us to tell the world about Him. Let’s all help Jesus come into our world today, by pledging to tell the world about God, and reminding them how to pray.

Faced with such confusion, hope has slipped away;
Men have stopped believing, forgotten how to pray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus, come.

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)

 

Understanding

Posted: May 25, 2017 in bible, books, life, music, religion, words
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Do you read the bible?

Do you understand what the bible is teaching you?

There’s no point reading the bible like we would read a book, because the bible isn’t just about the words on the page, it’s about the message we can receive from God through the bible.

When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. When was the last time you encouraged someone?
  2. When was the last time someone encouraged you?
  3. Are you in need a hug from a friend?
  4. Are you growing in your Christian experience?
  5. Are you where God wants you to be?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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The wrong question

Posted: May 20, 2017 in communication, politics, words
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Do you think there is such a thing as asking someone the wrong question?

In this last week, I’ve heard interviews this week with a few politicians on the radio this week, while on my way to work. To be honest, when I’m driving I don’t really pay that much attention to what is being said on the radio, but some things just grab your attention, don’t they.

I’m sure we’ve all noticed that politicians are experts at not answering the question they are asked – They simply answer a question they weren’t asked and ignore the question they were asked. However during one of these interviews my attention was caught when the interviewer asked the politician a question, but instead of ‘answering’ the question in their usual manner by answering a different question, this politician told the interviewer that they had asked ‘the wrong question’!

How can someone say you’ve asked the ‘wrong question’, when it’s blatantly obvious that it’s only the ‘wrong question’ to the them, the interviewee, as they clearly didn’t want to answer the question they were asked.

As far as I’m concerned there is no ‘wrong question’, all questions are valid if someone asks them, so even if the interviewee doesn’t like a question, it still doesn’t mean it’s a ‘wrong’ question…it’s just a question that someone doesn’t want to be asked, or answer.

Recharging #9

Posted: May 19, 2017 in bible, blogging, heart, hope, life, quotes, religion, words
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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 sure your heart is in the right place.

Proverbs 4:23

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (NIV)

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. (The Message)

Look after your heart, because through that God is with you.

So I’ll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the One who gave it all
I’ll stand
My soul Lord to You surrendered
All I am is Yours

In a world where God really needs us to stand up for Him, so that good will overcome evil, we have to take on the world.

So will you stand for Christ today?

When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. Who is your role model?
  2. Are you more like your Mum or your Dad?
  3. If you could buy any car, what car would it be?
  4. What makes you cry?
  5. When was the last time someone told you they loved you?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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Crisis! A word that strikes fear and alarm when we hear it.

However as this quote from JFK states, even in a crisis, we need to remember that there is still time for opportunity.

So whenever you face a crisis in your life, be alert, stay safe, but also remember to reach out and grab the opportunity that the crisis presents to you.

 

When we’re faced with lots of choice, it can be difficult to make a decision sometimes. However imagine you’ve been facing difficult situation after difficult situation, and you’ve just had to keep going, no matter how you feel…Have you ever considered that maybe you didn’t have a choice?

You simply had to be strong because it was your only option!

So don’t put yourself down when you’re facing difficult times, because I’m sure if you stop and truly look at yourself, you’ll see just how strong you’ve had to be to get this far!

Be kind to yourself because you are stronger than you think you are!