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Yesterday on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we remembered the fallen by taking part in a two minute silence to remember those who have fought and died for their country. Across the country, people young and old, in a wide variety of places and circumstances, paused just for a few minutes, just to remember the men, women and children who have died in wars the UK has participated in. They sacrificed their all so we may have the freedom to live our lives in this country. We should never forget what they gave for us, and we must never forget their sacrifice.

Just as many have given their lives for the freedom of this country, Jesus also paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving His life for us. The difference with Jesus is that not only did He die so we could be free, but He died so that we would be forgiven of our sins.

I vow today not only to never forget those who have died in conflicts around the world, but also to serve Christ always as way of repaying God for sacrificing His only son, just so I could be forgiven.

I came across the following quote recently, and it’s stuck in my mind:

We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God ~ Dwight L. Moody

It’s true isn’t it, when life is going well, we can be so caught up in all that’s good in life, that we forget about God, even forgetting to thank Him for those good times. However when life throws some difficult situations our way, that can be when we turn to God, expecting Him to fix everything.

Sadly these are a situations many will recognise, but are ones we need to change if we are to fully live our lives for God. We must make sure we keep God at the centre of everything we do, during the good days as well as during the more difficult times.

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Today, we remembered the fallen on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month by taking part in a 2 minute silence to remember those who have fought and died for their country. This year the remembrance celebration have been more widely publicised in the UK as this year is the 100 year anniversary of the start of the 1st world war.

The men, women and children who have died in the various wars in which  the UK has participated, sacrificed their all, so that we may have continued freedom to live our lives in this country. We should never forget what they gave for us, and we will never forget their sacrifice.

In the last few days while thinking about the sacrifice given by so many during war, I couldn’t help but think of Jesus, as just like those who have died fighting for their country, He too gave the ultimate sacrifice anyone could give, by giving His life. The difference with Jesus is that not only did He die so we could be free, but He died that we could be forgiven of our sins.

I vow today not only to never forget those who have died in conflicts around the world, but also to serve Christ always as way of repaying God for sacrificing His only son, just so I could be forgiven.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel ~ Maya Angelou

I know I do not always say or do things in the manner I should, and instantly regret it. However I hope and pray that the majority of the time I am able to help and guide others and therefore help them feel safe, important and most above all, loved.

How will you be remembered?Sad-memory

No matter what we do or where we go, God is there with us. He never forget us, or leaves us.

No Height, No Depth performed by Margaret Becker:

 

Everything

Posted: April 12, 2013 in friendship, life, love, music, religion
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When life is going well for us, and everything seems to be going our way, we can sometimes forget we have only got where we are because of God. We shouldn’t just rely on God and thank Him for loving and supporting us during the difficult times, but instead, remember God is part of our whole life, both the good and the bad times.

God’s not going to do everything for us, but we can’t do anything without Him.

John 15:1-2 (NIV)

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

Following on from our Harvest weekend I’ve spoken in the last few days about some of my experiences of my weekend. Today I want to focus on another thing I was reminded of during our harvest celebrations…God is a gardener!

What, you didn’t know God was a gardener? Well He is, but not in the conventional sense, He’s the gardener of our lives.

We’re reminded in John 15:1-2 that God He looks after each of our lives and helps us to toss out the parts of our lives which are not productive, i.e. the parts of our lives which are not a true likeness of Him. However on the other hand, the areas of our lives which are pleasing to Him, spreading His message He will help nurture and grow so that we can become more productive in witnessing for Him.

God will help us be all He needs us to be, however if we try and grow on our own without a strong spirutal root in Him, we may do ok for a short time, but ultimately, like trees, plants and flowers that are cut off from their roots, they will fail to thrive.

We must make sure that we don’t forget to include God in all we try to do for Him, because if our actions and words are not grounded in His love, there is nothing. i.e. We must remain firmly rooted in the true vine, God.

Life’s Rules

Posted: July 31, 2010 in life
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I came across the following rules for life. I hope you enjoy them – I especially could relate to number 10! Enjoy

10 Rules For Being Human by Cherie Carter-Scott

  1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period
  2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life”
  3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments area as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
  4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go onto the next lesson.
  5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
  6. “There” is no better place than “here”. When you “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
  7. Other people are simply mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflect to you something you love or hate about yourself.
  8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
  9. Yours answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
  10. You will forget this.

You can now understand why I liked rule number 10! LOL

Here’s a lovely inspirational video that goes with the above rules:

Life Is Too Short

Posted: March 26, 2010 in family, friendship, life
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Have you ever fallen out with a family member or friend?

How long did you fall out with them for?

Have you had up with them yet?

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don’t.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.

Nothing that you do or say to anyone, or anything they can say or do to you is worth falling out with someone over. No matter how serious the reason for the disagreement, we must forgive and forget and move on. Life really isn’t worth the anger and hurt that come when friends or family fall out.

Forgive and forget and move on with your life.

Forgiveness by Brian Kennedy

Pride rides before a fall
And oh, how you have fallen
Two words could have saved it all
But your lips could not form them
Did you never say the words ‘I’m sorry’
Or know the sweet and gentle glory of Forgiveness. Forgiveness

We shared a rare and precious love
But now the spell is broken
Deep down you know, you surely must
It’s all because of words unspoken
No you’ve never said the words ‘I’m sorry’
Or know the sweet and gentle glory of Forgiveness. Forgiveness.

I didn’t want to win a war
I just longed to be your friend
If you’d just said what I was waiting for
We could have started all over again

Because regrets, oh they’re nothing new
But still, they’re hard to swallow
So don’t pretend you don’t know the truth
A life like that is sad and hollow
So if you ever say the words ‘I’m sorry’
And know the sweet and gentle glory of Forgiveness
Then I’m sorry too.