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What’s the best thing you have ever witnessed?

I’m sure we’ve all thought of at least one situation/event that you would consider to be the best thing you’ve ever witnessed. I suspect based on our age and our life experiences, we’ll all have thoughts of a variety of events.

A few weeks ago I read the following quote on Twitter, and having favourited it, it’s kept coming into my mind quite often.

Watching someone receive Christ maybe the best thing to witness this side of heaven.

Where would you rate this in your list of best things you’ve ever witnessed? It is a wonderful feeling to witness someone accepting Christ into their life for the first time, particularly if the person is someone you are close with.

Is there anyone in your life you would love to be in your best things you’ve witnessed by accepting Christ into their life? Get praying, because it can happen!

Do you spend your time focusing on the bad parts of your life, or do you always look on the bright side of everything?

Do you sometimes wish you had more, even although you probably already have more than you really need?

Do you take time to thank God for all He has provided for you, or do you ask Him for more?

Take time today to say thank you to God for all He has provided for you.

James 5:16 (The Message)

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

When we do something we should do, when we sin, we must not only apologise to the person/people we’ve wronged, but we must also apologise to God.

Saying sorry may be a hard thing to say to those around us that we’ve hurt, however saying sorry to God, confessing our sin, should be easy – After all, if we are sincere in seeking God’s forgiveness, He will willingly forgive us.

Pray for yourself and those around you. Pray that we may each find it easier to say sorry to one another when we hurt or upset each other.

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. Do you set yourself goals or targets?
  2. Do you have a prayer list?
  3. Are you still hoping to achieve your dreams?
  4. Is your house your home?
  5. What inspires 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 areas of your life you need to change.

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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. What’s your biggest regret?
  2. What do you want to change about you?
  3. Have you forgiven those who have hurt you in the past?
  4. Do you pray daily?
  5. Where is your sanctuary?

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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We all struggle with difficulties in life sometimes, but how do we treat others when we see they are struggling?

When we struggle that’s when we’re most in need of the love and support of our fellow Christians, but sadly, this is when many find their fellow Christians don’t seem interested in helping or supporting them, and in fact turn their back on them.

How sad is that? Is this how Christ would treat someone who was struggling? I really doubt that – He instead would hold out His arms and lovingly embrace them, wouldn’t he?

Just like anyone who is hurting, a Christian also needs the love and support of those around them. Surely it’s not unreasonable for them to expect their fellow Christians to love and support them, and pray for them. At these times, praying for the person isn’t enough – we must show them Christian love too.

I know from my own experience that when I’m hurting and life is overwhelming me, what I really need is someone just to give me a hug, show their support and reassure me all will be well.

Spread some Christian love today. Reach out and show some love to someone who is hurting…it could well mean the world to them!

 

I Need Love by Sonicflood

You know who I am inside
You know when I lie
You can tell when I’m amazed
You can see my faith
You know when I don’t believe
You know when I’m free
You can tell when I need love
You know I’m in need

Love, I need love
You are love
I need You
Love, You are love
I need love
I need You

You know of my deepest fear
You know when I’m scared
You can read my empty page
You can feel my rage
You’re aware of when I dream
You see when I bleed
You can tell when I need love
You know I’m in need

I know we need You, Father
Much more than any other
Your love brings us together
We need You, we need You

Love, we need love
You are love
We need You
Love, You are love
We need love
We need You I need You.

You know who I am inside…

When you carry the Bible, Satan gets a headache..When you open it, he collapses. When he sees you reading it he faints. When he sees you are living what you read, he flees!! And, when you are about to re-post this message, he will try and discourage you … I defeated him!!

This was posted on a friend’s timeline on Facebook recently, and although I didn’t re-post or share it there, I did save it as I wanted to share it with you in my blog today.

So how much of this statement is true for you?

  • Do you carry your bible around with you (either the physical book or ability to access it on-line)?
  • Do you read your bible daily?
  • Do you live your life the way God wants you to?

I pray that, with God’s help, I can answer “Yes” to each of these questions, so that I can truly say I defeated Satan.

I never thought I’d ever find anything that God has never seen, but I have!

God has never seen

You can see there is a very good reason why God has never seen these things. I pray that if you feel you have never sinned, or God does not love you, or God cannot save you, think again, because He can because He loves you!

Sydney Staff Songsters remind us of this truth in God Loves You:

When you’re having a tough time who or what keeps you going, and keeps you together?

I’m sure for most the answer will be friends or family, but I hope and pray there’s one other person you always turn to…God!

Please join with me in thanking God for keeping you together…

falling apart

he makes the way

If I’m honest, I would have to say that the above hasn’t always been the case. However I can say with honesty that it is true for me now. I do trust him. I do believe in him, and I do keep praying.

What about you?