Posts Tagged ‘amazing’

When did you last look in the mirror and think, “I’m happy being the person I am”?

We can all be guilty of wishing we were better at this, or looked more like that person; had family or friends like the next person, or had achieved what person a had managed.

But what good does it do us? We are who we are, and so can never be those other people. Imagine how boring a world we’d live in if we were all the same, we all looked the same, acted the same, had the same family and friendship circles.

So take a moment to remind yourself of this you are amazing – Yes, we’re all different, with different personalities and that’s because God created each one of us individually. He gave us amazing personalities and amazing prospects for our future, so be amazing for God each and every day!

Cos we are amazing
If only we could believe that it’s all in His hands
We’re a part of a plan that’s much bigger than us
Yes we are amazing
There’s nothing we can’t achieve
and we don’t need to change
So I’m gonna stay, just the way God made me

I am amazing by Philippa Hanna

I don’t wanna waste anymore time in the mirror
Watching my face never change I don’t feel beautiful today
I don’t waste anymore hard earned cash on these ‘miracles’
That never change the way I feel, don’t make me beautiful today
How long can I hide-away beneath this disguise?
And what drastic measure do I have to take to realise…

That I am amazing, in spite of what I can see,
When I look at myself wishing I could be anyone other than me
Cos I was created
With everything I could ever need
So I’m not gonna change
I’m gonna stay just the way God made me

I’m not gonna take
Anymore of these lies they’ve been feeding me
Not gonna listen to the voices of my enemies today
With my feet on solid ground
I’m gonna turn it all around
Because it’s time I realised I’m truly beautiful inside
How long can I hide-away beneath this disguise?
And what drastic measure do I have to take to realise…

That I am amazing, in spite of what I can see,
When I look at myself wishing I could be anyone other than me
Cos I was created
With everything I could ever need
So I’m not gonna change
I’m gonna stay just the way God made me

And who am I to say that I could do a better job than him?

Cos we are amazing
If only we could believe that it’s all in His hands
We’re a part of a plan that’s much bigger than us
Yes we are amazing
There’s nothing we can’t achieve
and we don’t need to change
So I’m gonna stay, just the way God made me

Not gonna listen to the voices of my enemies today

Achievements – Have you ever stopped to consider all you’ve achieved in your life so far?

I think we can so often get caught up in everyday life, that we forget about all the amazing things we’ve actually accomplished in our lives.

You’re maybe reading this thinking, you’ve not achieved anything in your life, but I can assure you that you are definitely wrong, you have made achievements. Maybe you think everything you’ve done is just what everyone else does, or is what you are expected to do. However, it’s more than that, it is amazing, just because you have done them!

So remember everything you do is an achievement, and that is amazing, and you are amazing too!

you are amazing

I don’t think most of us realise how amazing we are – We focus on all the things about ourselves that we don’t like, and would want to change; We see the negatives and ignore all the positives about ourselves.

For me, as a perfectionist, and therefore expect me to do everything perfectly all the time, or I am disappointed and annoyed at myself. Having recognised this a while ago, I’m not nearly as hard on myself as I used to be, however I still do not considered myself to be amazing, as I continue to see all my imperfections.

How about you, how do you see yourself? Amazing, imperfect, a work in progress…

A much as we are all different, with different personalities, underneath we’re all the same – God created each of us individually, with amazing personalities and amazing prospects for our future!

Cos we are amazing
If only we could believe that it’s all in His hands
We’re a part of a plan that’s much bigger than us
Yes we are amazing
There’s nothing we can’t achieve
and we don’t need to change
So I’m gonna stay, just the way God made me

Let’s celebrate how amazing we are today!

I am amazing by Philippa Hanna

I don’t wanna waste anymore time in the mirror
Watching my face never change I don’t feel beautiful today
I don’t waste anymore hard earned cash on these ‘miracles’
That never change the way I feel, don’t make me beautiful today
How long can I hide-away beneath this disguise?
And what drastic measure do I have to take to realise…

That I am amazing, in spite of what I can see,
When I look at myself wishing I could be anyone other than me
Cos I was created
With everything I could ever need
So I’m not gonna change
I’m gonna stay just the way God made me

I’m not gonna take
Anymore of these lies they’ve been feeding me
Not gonna listen to the voices of my enemies today
With my feet on solid ground
I’m gonna turn it all around
Because it’s time I realised I’m truly beautiful inside
How long can I hide-away beneath this disguise?
And what drastic measure do I have to take to realise…

That I am amazing, in spite of what I can see,
When I look at myself wishing I could be anyone other than me
Cos I was created
With everything I could ever need
So I’m not gonna change
I’m gonna stay just the way God made me

And who am I to say that I could do a better job than him?

Cos we are amazing
If only we could believe that it’s all in His hands
We’re a part of a plan that’s much bigger than us
Yes we are amazing
There’s nothing we can’t achieve
and we don’t need to change
So I’m gonna stay, just the way God made me

Not gonna listen to the voices of my enemies today

Acts 13:38-39 (NIV)

 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.”

 

 

I’m forgiven, because you were forsaken
I’m accepted, you were condemned
I’m alive and well, you’re spirit is within me
Because you died and rose again

 

Isn’t amazing just how much God loves us? I always feel very humble whenever I think about how much God loves me. But I do admit that I don’t remind myself often enough just how much God loves me, and how much He gave us just for me and you.

Jesus paid the ultimate prise for us just so we could be forgive of our sins, and be able to lead a free life. Isn’t it only reasonable that we should try and repay God for His love for us, by doing all we can to share His love and forgiveness with others?

 

 

When you hear people talking about God’s grace, do you know what they mean?

Well here’s what the dictionary says:
1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.
2. A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.
3. A sense of fitness or propriety.
4.
a. A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.
b. Mercy; clemency.
5. A favour rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.
6. A temporary immunity or exemption; a reprieve.
7.
a. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.
b. The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God.
c. An excellence or power granted by God.
8. A short prayer of blessing or thanksgiving said before or after a meal.

I think the definitions under number 7 best describe God’s grace. i.e. God loves and protects every single one of us, and does so without us having to ask him for anything in the first place.

Isn’t that amazing? Who else would love and protect you unquestioningly, without expecting or wanting anything in return?

God’s grace is enough for all of us, as with God’s love and protection, how can we possibly go wrong!

One of the most well known hymns is probably Amazing Grace – The song below by Chris Tomlin is a fantastic new arrangement of this well known hymn – I hope you enjoy it.

God’s grace is amazing!

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

Visit Chris Tomlin’s website: http://www.christomlin.com/

Amazing Love

Posted: July 10, 2009 in love, religion
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Amazing Love by the Newsboys – A fantastic song by a great band. I hope you enjoy it!

Isn’t God’d love for us amazing?!
God sent his only son to earth and then had to let his only son, Jesus, be killed on a cross and then rise again, all because He loves each and everyone of us! Wow!

No matter what we do or say, God loves us, but don’t make that an excuse to justify doing something you shouldn’t.

Live for Christ!

Make Him proud of your actions and your words. Show Him how uch you love Him by putting your life entirely in His hands, to use you in whatever way he needs you.

Live for Christ!

Get Ready

Posted: May 11, 2009 in Rutherglen
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Joshua 3:5
Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.

There’s that word “consecrate” which we hear so much of when we’re at church, but what does it mean?

Well I looked up my Oxford dictionary and here’s the definition I found:
verb 1 make or declare sacred. 2 ordain to a sacred office, typically that of bishop. 3 (in Christian belief) make (bread or wine) into the body and blood of Christ.

So God is directing us to declare our faith and let others know of that we believe in Christ. Only when we do that will God use us to do amazing things.



The above song was by Kutless and it’s called “Ready For You“:

Lord, You take my heart away with Your love
and I am willing to put on my faith in Your plan.

Come and take my life.
Make my soul refreshed in truth now.

I am ready for You.
Take my heart and make me new now.
I am ready for You
to come and fill my soul.

Cleanse all of my mind that is not of You.
Break me, teaching me how to find rest in Your hands.

Come and take my life.
Make my soul refreshed in truth now.

I am ready for You.
Take my heart and make me new now.
I am ready for You
to come and fill my soul.
To come and fill my soul.

Whatever it takes,
I’m needing to make Your will be done
and I’m letting go of my control,
for I see what You’ve done in me.

I am ready for You.
Take my heart and make me new now.
I am ready for You
to come and fill my soul.

Get ready for God!

You can checkout the Kutless website at http://www.kutless.com/

Last night at our band practice we practiced the cornet solo “Share My Yoke”. It’s a beautiful arrangement of the Joy Webb song.

Ever since I first heard this song many years ago, I found the words and music very moving, the words themselves are very powerful and are very personal to the listener.

Given how I’ve been feeling lately it was no great surprise that I felt very moved by the music last night, and fell apart yet again! I was quite please though that as this was just a band practice, everyone (except the bandmaster) were playing, so I don’t think anyone noticed I had got upset again.

Please listen to the cornet solo (played by Philip Cobb) and follow the words of the song. I hope you are blessed by them.


Share My Yoke

Music and lyrics by Joy Webb
Arranged for brass band by Ivor Bosanko

When I’m tired and nothing’s going right for me;
When things I’ve counted on just do not come my way;
When in my mind the thick grey folds of doubt arise,
It’s then I seem to hear him say:

Share my yoke and find that I am joined with you.
Your slightest movement I shall feel and be there too!
Share my yoke and come the way that I must go!
In our “togetherness” my peace you’ll know;
The world beholding us will see it so!

When I’m perplexed and no one’s understanding me;
When even safest thoughts collapse in disarray;
When I’ve lost the things that always seemed so sure,
It’s then I need to hear him say:

Share my yoke and find that I am joined with you.
Your slightest movement I shall feel and be there too!
Share my yoke and come the way that I must go!
In our “togetherness” my peace you’ll know;
The world beholding us will see it so!

When I’m alone and nothing’s getting through to me;
And isolation that increases day by day;
When closest friends can seem a thousand miles away,
It’s then I long to hear him say:

Share my yoke and find that I am joined with you.
Your slightest movement I shall feel and be there too!
Share my yoke and come the way that I must go!
In our “togetherness” my peace you’ll know;
The world beholding us will see it so!

Isn’t it amazing to know that there is someone there when everything’s going wrong and we can’t see how things are ever going to improve for us.
Isn’t it amazing to know there is someone who there for us when no one else is.

Isn’t it amazing that someone can know and feel our every movement, no matter how small.

God is amazing!