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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?

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.

 

Sometimes all we need are some words of encouragement, so here’s some encouraging words from J. I. Packer:

The stars may fall, but God’s promises will stand and be fulfilled.

It’s true isn’t, that no matter what may happen in life, God remains the same, forever faithful.

What better encouragement could we have!

For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be for ever with Him ~ William Barclay

I guess we’ve all thought about what heaven is like, at some time in our lives. But as this quote states, does it really matter what heaven is like?

When it comes down to it, if we believe in Christ, and live our lives for Him, we have been promised that we will live forever with Him in heaven.

God will not be absent when His people are on trial; he will stand in court as their advocate, to plead on their behalf.  – Charles Spurgeon

Isn’t it reassuring to know that no matter what we face in life, God will stand up for us, and support and guide us.

So trust God, because He will always be there for you.

When you’re not sure what t do, or are looking for direction in your life, who do you turn to?

We can find the answer to that question in the book of James (1:5)

If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it.

God is understanding and receptive to your prayers. So believe in Him, have faith that He can and will give you the guidance and help you need.

When you find you face problems in life, do you wonder, “Why me?”. But have you ever stopped and wondered, “Am I actually the root of my problems?”.

I’m sure even if you have thought that, you will have realised not everything can be your fault! Sometimes our problems can start when our heart is not right. i.e. If we say we’ve given our heart to God, but in reality we’ve just given him a part of ourselves.

The heart of the problem is a problem with the heart. ~ Dr Henry Brandt

When we give our heart, our all, to God, God will strengthen and support us always. So don’t let your heart be the problem, give it to God today.

There is a purpose for everyone you will ever meet. Some will test you, some will teach you, and some will bring out the very best in you ~ Nicky Gumbel

Everyone we meet in our life is there for a reason.

Every situation we find ourselves in, helps build our character.

So accept that you may be friends with some of the people you meet, but also accept that there are some you will never see eye to eye with. That’s ok though as each person will help make us into the individuals we are today, so let them bring out the best in you.

 

Public face

Posted: May 1, 2017 in depression, friendship, life, quotes, Relationships
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Are you a different person in public than you are in private?

Do you find you have to “put on a public face” when you’re with others, just so you can get through the day?

When you put on your “public face” on do you fool everyone into thinking you’re ok? If your anything like me, even when you put on your “public face” and tell others you’re ok, there are a select few who always know something is wrong no matter how good my acting skills are!

Friends

Just as well we all have a few close friends who know us so well. So much so that, no matter how much we try to hide how we really feel, they always know when something is wrong.

Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there.

Nothing in life is easily achieved, so when you’re struggling, remember that it’s only through difficult times that we learn and grow as individuals. So don’t be afraid to admit that you’re struggling and need help, because it’s not a sign of failure, it just shows what a strong and determined individual you are.