Posts Tagged ‘God’

How many time has someone said to something like, “You wouldn’t know what it’s like to suffer, as you’re a Christian”? Just because we believe in God, doesn’t mean we are immune from facing problems or difficulties in our lives. In fact, we’re just the same as everyone else, we can experience hurt, bereavement, ill-health, depression, abuse etc.

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him ~ Philippians 1:29 (NIV)

Just because we’re Christians, doesn’t mean we’ll have an easy life where every relationship will be great, or our health will never fail us, or others won’t hurt us. But, because we believe in God, we are assured that we never have to face any problem on our own, because He will give us the strength to get through every difficulty we face.

Ever noticed that when life takes a turn for the better, there always seems to be another raincloud just around the corner. This is not just a coincidence, it’s the devil trying go force his ways into your life.

Thankfully even when life is tough, God is still there because he recognises those times when we feel broken and useless, and wants to fix us.

Just as the devil wants us to fail in God’s work, God would love to help us turn our lives around and help us become His witnesses.


It’s not about trying to change everyone and everything, as there’s no way we can achieve all that, even with God’s help. However we can make a difference in individual lives – When we change one life for the better, we have done a good job.

Go on change a life today by making someones day, then do the same tomorrow, and then the same the next day, and the next again. We can make a difference!

Many of us have an irrational fear of something.

  • Spiders
  • Flying
  • Open spaces
  • Sailing
  • Losing control of your emotions
  • A particular animal such as cat or dog

When we get scared of something we often try to hide away so we don’t have to face our fears. What about if we feel God isn’t there for us anymore, are we embarrassed or frightened to bring those feelings to God? That’s an irrational fear isn’t it, as God will always welcome us to Him, no matter what we’ve said or how we feel, He simply wants us to remember He always loves us.

We’re not alone, even when we feel everyone, including God has deserted us, because God loves us and will never leave us.

You are not alone
There’s a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day
He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down
‘Cause you’re not alone

Take all your fears to God, even if that fear is that God has deserted you. He will find a way to calm your fears no matter what they may be.

As I’ve said many times before in my blog posts, life can be hard at times. It is even harder when doing the same thing can mean you’re either courageous or stupid! So how on earth are we supposed to be clever enough to work out when taking an action is courageous or whether it’s stupid?

Answer: We’re not! Sometimes it’s just luck whether an action turns our to be courageous or stupid. One thing is certain though, if we seek God’s guidance in everything we do, He will help us make the right decisions and hopefully help our actions to be courageous rather than stupid.

Breathing is mandatory for us to live. So when someone stops breathing wee can attempt to breathe life back into them by resuscitating them. Our attempts to breathe life back into someone may not always be successful, but that should never stop us trying to save someone’s life.

Just as we can try to give breathe back to someone, so God can give us new life by reigniting our passion and our love for Him.

Let God reignite your passion for Him. Let Him breathe on you.

Breathe on me, breath of God
Love and life that makes me free
Breathe on me, breath of God
Fan the flame within me

Teach my heart, heal my soul
Speak the mind that in Christ we know
Take me to Your sanctuary
Breathe on me

Breathe on me

Posted: July 12, 2019 in bible, Health, life, music, religion, words
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Breathing is powerful. It’s something we must do to stay alive. So you could say it’s vital to our existence.

Breathe on me, breath of God:
fill me with life anew,
that I may love as you have loved
and do as you would do.

Just as the act of breathing is vital for us to stay alive, so God’s presence in our lives is vital to us living the life God has desired for us. Only when we do that will we be equipped and ready to do all God asks of us.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until my will is one with yours
to do and to endure.

When we put our faith and trust in God, we can be assured that we will have eternal life in God’s presence.

Breathe on me, breath of God;
so shall I never die,
but live with you the perfect life
of your eternity.

John 16:13-15  ~ “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. “He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

2 Corinthians 9:13-14 (NIV)

Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.

Have you proved who you are by your service to God?

Maybe you’ve proved who you are by your service to God, but not in the way you would want to. i.e. Maybe you’ve not service God, in the way you should. If you haven’t, it’s not too late to change, and be the person God wants you to be.

Let others see Christ in you by your words and actions. Let God’s grace amaze you, and help you do amazing things in His name.

Just breathe

Posted: July 10, 2019 in belief, faith, Health, life, music, religion, words
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I googled breathing to get an idea of how many breaths we each take in a single day – Would you believe that an average person takes about 23,000 breaths in a day.

I wonder, do we make the best use of every breath we take? Do we use every moment we have here on earth to honour and praise God? Do we take every opportunity to share our faith with others who don’t profess to know God?

Are you desperate for you to work in your life, to use you to do His work?

Let’s make the best use we can of our every breath, by letting God use us to tell others of His love for us and for them.

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me
This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me
And I I’m desperate for you
And I I’m lost without you

Ageless, continuing, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, lasting, perennial, perpetual, timeless, undying – Just a few alternative words for ‘enduring’.

God will never give up on you. He is always there for you. He endures every difficulty with you. He loves you. ~ Nicky Gumble

For me, the word ‘enduring’ is an excellent word to describe God’s love for us, because His love is everlasting, and it no matter what we do or what happens in our life, God’s love transcends it all.