Posts Tagged ‘God’

How it should be

Posted: August 18, 2017 in music, life, religion, depression, words, stress
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Could it be that on my worst day
How you love me still will not change
What if it’s really not about
What I do but what you did, oh what if
This ain’t wishful thinking it’s just how it is

 

When you’re having a really bad day, have you noticed how all you can think about is how you feel and how all the bad things are affecting you? Everything and everyone else seem incidental, your focus is on you…God simply doesn’t come into your thoughts.

These are the days we particularly need to remember how it should be

What if it’s really not about
What I do but what you did
Do you need to remind yourself that everything is about Christ and the sacrifice he gave for us?

Come in

Posted: August 17, 2017 in love, music, life, religion, bible, depression, Relationships
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“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Revelation 3:14 and 20 (NIV)

It’s difficult to comprehend sometimes that God, the One who created all things, cares about each one of us, individually. So much so that He will stand beside each of us in our time of need. And when we turn from Him, He will keep asking to come into our lives because He doesn’t want to lose us.

A couple of days ago in Vulnerable, I spoke about how we shouldn’t let ourselves become spiritually vulnerable, because God is always there for us. But maybe we need to look a bit more closely at what being vulnerable means – Here’s the dictionary definition:

Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Emotionally vulnerable…

That’s a phrase that sends a cold shiver down my spine, as that’s something I really find difficult to cope with, even though I know God is always with me.

I’ve never been comfortable showing my emotions publicly. In fact I’d go as far as saying it’s one of my worst nightmares, to fall apart in public! Therefore, when I’m feeling emotional, I feel vulnerable, and when I feel vulnerable, I feel more emotional…a vicious circle.

I know I’m not the only person who doesn’t like feeling vulnerable. So I’m guessing I’m not alone feeling isolated, alone and embarrassed when I’m emotional and vulnerable.

When we feel vulnerable we must remind ourselves that we are never ever alone, even when it feels like the world is ignoring us, because God is always at our side. We simply need to trust Him…I just need to remember to take my own advice!

Whether you play or watch sports, I’m sure you’ve heard players or teams talking about finding and targeting their opponent’s weaknesses or vulnerabilities. Yes players and team target their opponents vulnerabilities in an attempt to gain an advantage over them, so they can beat them.

Just as our sporting opponents target our weaknesses, so the devil targets our vulnerabilities. He sees when we are weak and places doubts and obstacles in our way so that we question God’s plans for us.

The devil is good at targeting our weaknesses, but we must always remember God is even better at helping us to learn from our weaknesses and in doing so become stronger in our faith.

 

Vulnerable

Posted: August 14, 2017 in Crime, cross, depression, life, love, music, Relationships, religion, words
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We often hear on the news of concerns being raised for ‘a vulnerable person’ who is missing. When they talk about someone being vulnerable in these circumstances, they mean the person is in danger of being harmed either by themselves or by someone else.

So when we talk about someone being vulnerable we think of it as being a situation or feeling we don’t want to experience. However this isn’t the only way we can be vulnerable…we can be vulnerable in our faith. When we wonder where God is or doubt He cares we let ourselves become vulnerable to the messages the devil tries to give us, making us doubt God.

So be strong, be positive, don’t let the devil convince you that God doesn’t care.

Oh, the glorious day when we arrive
And heaven’s gates are open wide
All our fear and pain will fade away
When we see You face to face
Our great and awesome King

We’re only on this earth for a limited time, yet we don’t often spend time thinking about that glorious day when we will meet our maker. God has promised us eternal life, if we simply give Him our all. Not just eternal life, but a life free from all suffering and all pain – What a glorious day that will be

In Your City

Oh, the glorious day when we arrive
And heaven’s gates are open wide
All our fear and pain will fade away
When we see You face to face
Our great and awesome King

You will reign in brilliant light
Forever glorified in Your city
And we, Your daughters and Your sons
Will see Your kingdom come in Your city

Love will reign and joy will have no end
When the cites go marching in
God we pray that You’d come soon
Cuz we will wait to be with You
Our great and awesome King

You will reign in brilliant light
Forever glorified in Your city
And we, Your daughters and Your sons
Will see Your kingdom come in Your city

When we’ve been there for ten thousand years
Our song will be the same
Praise the One who has brought us here
Jesus is His name, Jesus is His name

You will reign in brilliant light
Forever glorified in Your city
We, Your daughters and Your sons
Will see the kingdom come in Your city
My city
This is Your city, my city

Who have you put your trust in?

My hope is in God. He has proved to me over the years that putting my hope in Him is the best thing I could ever have done.

Long before the world was made, God chose Christ to be given to you in these last days. Because of Christ, you have put your trust in God. He raised Christ from the dead and gave Him great honor. So now your faith and hope are in God. ~ 1 Peter 1:20-21 (New life version)

When was the last time you thanked God for giving Christ for us?

Our faith and our hope in God is built on how much God loves us, and how willingly he sacrificed His Son so we could be forgiven. God had faith that we would love Him when He gave Christ to the world. So now it’s time for us fully repay God, by putting all our faith and trust in Him.

We’re not the only ones who sometimes need to be reminded that we must keep our hope in God…

O Israel, hope in the Lord! For there is loving-kindness with the Lord. With Him we are saved for sure. ~ Psalm 130:7 (New Life Version)

God loves us unconditionally, so why wouldn’t you put all your hope in Him?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13 (NIV)

It can be overwhelming when emotion takes over. But when it’s hope that overwhelms you, it is uplifting. What greater feeling is there than having hope in the knowledge that God loves you.