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Not ready #2

Posted: August 14, 2018 in belief, blogging, heart, life, love, music, Relationships, religion
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Yesterday in my blog, I spoke about whether you like to be ready in plenty of time for all events/meeting you attend.

Here’s today’s question? Are you ready for God?

God is always ready to accept our invitation into our life, so we simply need to accept God as our saviour  and invite him into our heart. The only preparation we need to make is to give up all the things in our life which go against what God wants us to be. i.e. we need to seek his forgiveness, we need to want to be more like Him.

If you’ve not already accepted God into you’re life, get ready to say “yes” to God today.

When it come to doing things unconditionally, it’s become more apparent these days that very few do anything unconditionally. Many will only do something for someone else if there’s pre-agreement in place that they will be given some kind of reward or payment, on completion of a task.

God doesn’t give us a list of demands before He loves us, in fact, He does the complete opposite, as He loves each and every one of us unconditionally. For that, I want to say thank you to God.

O love

Posted: July 31, 2018 in belief, church, life, love, music, religion, words
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This video was shared at our morning worship last week. The words of ‘O love that will not let me go’  to the tune of St Margaret have been special for me for some time. However I found that those same words in this new setting also really moved me.

So here’s O Love by Elaine Hagenberg, I how it touches you and reminds you that God’s love is with us always, no matter what we do. I have given my life to God, have you?

Do you ever feel like you just want to scream, to cry out as loud as you possibly can?

Sometimes life can make us feel like we want to scream out, but if we do, does it achieve anything?

But instead of physically screaming out loud when life is difficult, scream to God, because He will hear you – He will understand and He will help you.

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!

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.

Did you go to church this morning?

Did you go out of habit or because you actually wanted to be there, because you wanted to praise and worship God?

You may have had a great time at church this morning, been blessed and maybe challenged on how you life your life. But now that you have left the church, are you still living your life to the same values/standards?

Those who don’t go to church or don’t believe in God, only see God by how we live our lives. So while it’s great that you go to church, let your life outside of church reflect all you learn and hear while you’re at church.

Hebrews 10:32-35 (NIV)
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

We may not face daily persecution because of our Christian beliefs, however many do. Yes, like many of you I’ll have been called names, shouted but nothing like the level of persecution some in other countries have to endure because they believe in God.

Can you imagine still having the strength and courage to openly share your faith, even when others persecute you because of it. I’m not sure my faith would be strong is enough in that situation, is yours?

God gives us so much each day, but what do we give Him in return?

‘Cause I am found, I am Yours
I am loved, I’m made pure
I have life, I can breathe
I am healed, I am free

And because of all that I willing say to God

Here’s my heart Lord

Some things in our lives can’t be predicted: exactly when we’ll be born, or exactly when we’ll die. Even what happens to us in between those two life events isn’t really predictable as it’s only as we grow and learn that our personality is shaped, and we make choice that then start to define where and what our future will hold.

I must when I’m starting something, I like to know what the possible outcomes are, as I’m not very comfortable with uncertainty. Which is odd isn’t it because the whole of life is filled with uncertainty!

Maybe it’s because for me, the uncertainty about life and what lies ahead seems different from the uncertainty about taking on a task, because I know my future is already known to God, and so my future is already planned. Therefore no matter what lies ahead, I know God is already prepared for it, and is ready to help and guide me through whatever storms I may face.

Life may not be predictable, but God’s presence and His love for us is!