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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!

What we want and what is good for us can sometimes be two completely different things. Sometimes the things we want are not things that are part of God’s plan for our lives.

This is why we must ask God to help protect us, and the following prayer is one I pray we can share in.

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.

Are you the kind of person who sees the best in people, or are you wary of people until you get to know them and only then trusts them?

Just like others, I know I don’t always give others the benefit of the doubt, or forgives and forgets, but I pray daily that God will help me to be the person described in this picture.

Take a few minutes to consider the people who have been part of your life at any time, now or in the past, who have brought you blessings…

Now take another few minutes to think about those who came into your life, but instead of being a blessing,  ended up teaching you a life lesson…

Which made you feel better, thinking of those who brought you blessing, or those who taught you a life lesson?

I hope and pray that I treat every person who comes into my life the same, regardless of how they treat me. It may be hard at times, but I know with God’s help I can treat everyone equally.

After the horrific events in the UK over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself wondering, where do we go from here as far as trying to turn the world back to God?

I have no miraculous answers, but I do have an answer…pray.

If we pray earnestly and sincerely, we can be the ones who help remind the world that God is still here. We simply must show others the way to God.

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.

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 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. Have you ever felt so broken that you couldn’t even pray?
  2. What makes you smile, no matter how you feel?
  3. Do you have regrets?
  4. Do you donate to charity? Which one(s)?
  5. How has your life changed over the last year?

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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Do you believe God answers prayer?

I believe God answers prayer. However I know that doesn’t mean he’ll always answer my prayers in the way I hoped or wanted. In fact the following quote expresses how God answers prayer so much better than I ever could:

God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is ‘no’. ~ Dan Brown