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It can sometimes feel like everything you try to achieve is impossible. When we try to do things on our own without seeking God’s help, we are always likely to fail.

However, as we’re told in Mark’s gospel, if we give everything to God, He can help us achieve great things.

When you feel like those around you don’t want you around, and you feel rejected by the world. Always remind yourself you are not really alone, because God loves you!

God loves you and can help feel part of this world, His world, again.

Remember God loves you!

Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you. For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the LordFor the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being. ~ Job 12:7-10 (NLT)

God created all the beautiful things around us.

Man created all the horror around us.

I pray today that we will each do our best to remind man of God’s love for them, so that our fellow men and women will look after, not just the world around them but, one another.

Around us

Posted: July 16, 2018 in flowers, life, music, nature, prayer, religion, UK, weather
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In the last few weeks we’ve enjoyed some really beautiful weather in the UK. During that time I’ve found myself being very aware of the world around, the beautiful flowers, trees, rivers, fields etc. I know those things are there everyday, but somehow I for one, have taken then for granted. It’s only now with all this lovely weather that I have suddenly noticed it all again.

How about you, do you notice the world around you each day?

Whether you notice the world around you each day or not, do you thank God for the world he created for us to live in? If I’m honest, I don’t – I take the beautiful things God has provided in this world for me to enjoy, for granted so often.

So please join me today in promising to thank God each day for providing so many beautiful things around us.

At work we have managers or team leaders who are there to guide, direct and teach us.

How about in your life as a whole? Do you know who is leading you?

God is my Lord, and my leader. I hope He is your leader too.

All my life…that’s a lot of minutes and hours!

I wonder, have I made the most of every single minute and hour that I’ve already had on this earth? My honest answer is ‘No’, and I suspect many would also say they haven’t made the most of their time here so far.

Today I want to make a new promise – I want to acknowledge that God walks by my side, though every day. And so I want to promise that I will do all I can to live my life as God wants me to, making the most of every minute and every hour that I have available to me.

Do you celebrate your relationships?

Do you celebrate your relationships with God?

So if God really is your all, remember to celebrate God’s love, and thank God for loving you unconditionally.

When you talk, are your words full of kindness, consideration and encouragement, or are they harsh, rude or even abusive?

Personally, I always think there’s nothing worse than hearing someone use abusive words towards someone else. There’s no need for that, and ultimately what does it achieve other than hurt and upset to the person the words are directed towards.

Ephesians 4:29 NLT
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

So watch what you say, because ultimately I’m sure we all want to be encouragers.

Other than yourself, is there anyone else who knows every single things about you?

Do you have anyone in your life who knows every bad thing you’ve ever done, big or small?

I would suspect, like me that your answer is that no-one knows everything about you. But that’s where we’re wrong – Jesus knows everything about each and every one of us; He knows every good thought and every good deed; He also knows every bad things we’ve ever said, thought or done that we shouldn’t have.

There really is no escape, because He knows everything about us!

If everyone we knew knew everything about you, do you think they would still want to be your friend, or even know you?

Once again, Jesus comes out top in this question, as even though He knows everything about us, He still loves us more than anyone else could possibly love us. How amazing is that!

 

How hard is that!

Yes, when people hurt us, physically or emotionally, it can be extremely difficult to forgive them. It can be even more difficult to forgive them if they’re not sorry for what they’ve said or done.

However as Christians we must be willing to forgive and forget, even when those concerned aren’t sorry!