Posts Tagged ‘belief’

Keep it going

Posted: May 1, 2015 in hope, life, religion, words
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God's coming

There’s nothing really I can add to this, other than to say thank you to God for giving us hope, and helping me to keep believing in Him even when life is tough.

Do you believe? Do you have hope for the future?

 

true identity

If you own a bible does that make you a Christian?

If you attended Sunday School as a youngster, does that make you a Christian?

If you wear a cross on a chain/necklace, does that make you a Christian?

If you go to church for the Christmas service every year, does that make you a Christian?

If you go to church every week, does that make you a Christian?

 

The answer to all of the above questions is a definite “No“!

Being a Christian isn’t about church, it’s about whether you believe in God and whether you have given your life to Him. The way in which you live your life must reflect Christ 24/7 or your life as a Christian is a sham.

Are you “going through the motions” of being a Christian when it suits you, and not 24/7? If so, others will not see Christ in you, and you will find you are not fulfilling your true potential in life. So stop living a sham, and give your all to God today, so you can start living your life as a 24/7 Christian.

In pursuit

Posted: October 7, 2014 in faith, life, love, music, nature, Relationships, religion
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Would you be surprised if I told you that God is constantly in pursuit of us, whether we believe in Him or not?

Is the existence of God weighing heavily on your mind?

God makes sure we keep Him in our mind, because He wants us to know Him. God created us with the intention that we would know him, and He surrounds us with evidence of himself so that if we don’t believe in Him already, He keeps the question of his existence right in front of us, because no matter who we are, what we believe, or what we’ve done, He still wants us to know Him.

God is in pursuit of you, are you ready to believe in Him?

Yesterday in I believe in you, I spoke about how it’s important that we believe in our own ability, without being over-confident. While we do need to be confident in our own ability to succeed, there is someone else who will always believe in our ability, and that’s God.

I’m sure you’ve heard it said many times that God doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle, and I believe that is true. Everything he wants us to do, he will make sure we have the tools and the knowledge to do them, because He believes we are capable of achieving all he asks of us.

So if God believes is us, and believes in our ability to achieve what’s asked of us, why shouldn’t we believe in ourselves?!

 

Miserable

Posted: July 29, 2014 in depression, life, love, quotes, Relationships, religion
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The miserable have no other medicine but hope.

And hope comes from belief and trust in God.

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Do you believe things happen just by chance or do you think they have been pre planned?

If we believe in God, we must believe that He goes before us in all we do, and therefore everything that happens has been pre planned.

It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. ~ Deuteronomy 31:8

So if God goes before us, what have we to fear? He has promised never to abandon us but to stay with us always. Therefore even I situations or circumstances where we feel frightened, alone or worried, there’s no need, because God is with us, and will support us and give us the strength and guidance we need.

I’m sure we’ve all had times in our life when we’ve fell as though we’re completely on our own, as no-one seems to care or understand how we feel or what we’re going through. The good news is that we never really are completely on our own, because no matter how alone we feel, God is always only a prayer away.

Isn’t that so reassuring? I guess for non believers that just sounds like a stupid statement to make that “God is always only a prayer away”, however for Christians the knowledge and belief that God really is only a prayer away is the difference between having the strength to carry on and face another day and having no hope at all and giving up.

No matter how alone you feel, God is always only a prayer away.

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment
 
 

Have you had that defining moment in your life yet, when you realise God is real, and that if you simply believe in Him and give Him your all, He will lead the way?

If you haven’t, it’s not too late to make your decision today, to believe in God and believe that He is all you need.

There comes a time in every heart
A time of real decision
When we reach the point of choosing
How we will live our lives

All our hopes, all our dreams
Will rise up from that moment
The moment we surrender
And choose to fallow Christ

He’s been waiting all our lives to hear us say
“I am Yours, Lord, take my hand and lead the way”

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

All I have, all I am is resting in His promise
The promise that He’ll make me everything that I should be
I will live, I will die, for the cause He set before me
To take this love in side my heart for all the world to see

All of heaven celebrates when they hear someone say
“I am Yours, Lord, take my hand and lead the way”

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

His amazing grace is such a mystery
How in an instant it can make your life complete

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

Your defining moment
Your defining moment

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I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent ~Unknown author  

Do you?

Just because something isn’t visible to us, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. As far as God is concerned, we simply have to look around us, and we will always see examples of God’s work, so keep believing in God, because He is here now and He is with us, always!

 

Relationship_with_God

This last week my blog posts have focused on faith, culminating in finishing yesterday’s blog post by asking you:

Do you believe in Jesus Christ? Do you have faith in Christ?

So I asked you yesterday about your faith, but what the faith of those you love, your family and friends, do they believe in Jesus Christ?

Well for me that question has played very heavily on my mind since my Dad died earlier this year. Why? Because my Dad always said he didn’t believe in God and therefore, as far as I know, he died with no faith…

Having said that, several people have told me that because Dad had dementia and therefore found it difficult to communicate with us or understand what we were saying to him or asking of him, that doesn’t mean he didn’t find God, or more accurately God didn’t find him, before he took his final breath.

I’ve been struggling to come to terms with this for months, however some words from another family member have given me some comfort – Please remember as you read this that just 6 weeks after my Dad died, my Mum’s sister, my Aunt Mae also died:

Aunt Mae was a very proud and loyal Salvationist and although your dad wasn’t a believer, he’ll be watching over you proud that you are and I’m sure he will be up there now learning about what you, your mum and Aunt Mae have spent your lives celebrating! God will have a place for him, he was a great person with a huge heart. I don’t think there’s anything for you to wish you had done more, when someone lives their whole life a certain way without the guidance, maybe its hard to adapt. Aunt Mae will be showing him the light.

god-is-in-controlEven as I write this post, the tears are streaming down my face, because those words remind me that yes, Dad professed no faith for many years, but who knows what seed Mum, Aunt Mae and I may have planted and how that seed may have grown as Dad’s dementia took him from us. I’m reminded that in the last few months that Dad lived at home with Mum, he would burst into tears during some of the songs/hymns when Mum was watching Songs of Praise on a Sunday night. He could never tell us why he cried, however I now look back on those occasions and wonder, and pray, that somehow God managed to reach Dad through the music.

I have prayed so many times in these last few months that Dad found God before he died. I also continue to pray that God will use me to influence my other family members who have not yet given their heart to God, because when my time comes to leave this world, I want to be sure I’ll be reunited with my whole family in heaven – but, at this moment I’m not sure that’s going to happen.

If any of your loved ones have not yet accepted God into their life, I pray that they too will God before their time on earth is over.