Posts Tagged ‘help’

Raised

Posted: August 26, 2016 in education, family, life, personnel characteristics
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I was raised to say please and thank you, to have respect for my elders, lend a helping hand to those in need, hold the door for the person behind me, say excuse me when it’s needed, and to love people for who they are, not for what you can get from them! I was also taught to treat people the way I want to be treated!

Unfortunately these values definitely don’t seem to held by many nowadays and that saddens me. Let’s make sure we do our best to show others that we still think these values are important. 

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Emotions are a strange thing aren’t they, as one minute we can be completely in control of them and the next we can be struggling to keep our emotions under control. Some find it easy to keep their emotions under control while others are experts at “putting on a public face” so no-one knows just how emotional they feel.

Ever wondered why we cry? Well, I came across the following quote recently which I think is as good an answer to that question as any I’ve heard:

God gave us crying so other folks could see when we needed help, and help us ~ Joshilyn Jackson

So whether you keep your emotions to yourself, or whether your emotions take your over, remember that when you cry it’s God’s way of telling you that you are in need of help from those around you, your friends, your family, and your church family.

Help!

Help, an urgent call for assistance.

Here you are in the middle of something important when you hear someone shouting for help…but do you respond?Help

Hope it’s nothing serious.

Hope it’s not someone I know.

Here, all these thoughts going round in your head.

Hear the cries as you rush to help.

Hope you can get there in time, and make a difference, and offer hope and reassurance.

Hero, that’s the word used.

However, hero’s the wrong word, as we were just being good citizens, looking out for our fellow humans.

How many would stop and help complete strangers in their hour of need?

Help others in their time of need, it’s all we can, and everything we can do.

Wit’s end

Posted: September 15, 2014 in bible, depression, life, music, quotes, religion
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Have you ever felt like you’re at your wit’s end?

Have you ever felt like this… god-help-me

Whenever solutions to problems seem a million miles away, turn to God, and He will help you find solutions.

Have you ever wandered away from something and others have tried to convince you to go back to it?

When you’ve left something it can be difficult to want to go back, never mind actually go back, but why is that? Is it because we’re embarrassed to go, too stubborn to admit we should never have left, or simply too scared of what others might think of us if we return.

Thankfully, God isn’t like that, as no matter how long it is since we turned away from God, God will not judge us, He will simply welcome us back with open arms.

So if you’ve turned away from God, and are embarrassed or scared to ask Him for help again, don’t be because God loves you unconditionally yesterday, today and forever!

Come On Back To Me by Third Day

Come on back to me
Come on back to me
Come on back to me
Come on back to me

You’ve been hiding out for so long
I never understood why
Running far away from the truth
And all along chasing after lies

I have loved you from the beginning
Long before you were mine, yeah
And even though you’ve broken my heart
I’ll love you just the same
I’ll love you anyway

Never mind your worries
Never mind your fears
They can only take you far from me
When you feel there’s nowhere left for you to turn
I got all you want
And everything you need
Come on back to me

Do you believe in second chances
With a love that never fades
Put your faith in what you can’t see
Just put your hand in mine
I’ll show you the way

Never mind your worries
Never mind your fears
They can only take you far from me
When you feel there’s nowhere left for you to turn
I got all you want
And everything you need
Come on back to me

Come on back to me (3x)

Never mind your worries
Never mind your fears
They can only take you far from me
Oh when you feel there’s nowhere left for you to turn
I got all you want
And everything you need
Come on back to me
Come on back to me
Come on back to me
Come on back to me now

Come on back, come on back, come on back to me
Come on back, come on back, come on back to me now
Come on back to me

If We’ve Ever Needed You by Casting Crowns

Hear our cry, Lord, we pray
Our faces down, our hands are raised
You called us out, we turned away
We’ve turned away

With shipwrecked faith the idols rise
We do what is right in our own eyes
Our children now will pay the price
We need Your light, Lord, shine Your light

If we’ve ever needed You
Lord, it’s now, Lord, it’s now
We are desperate for Your hand
We’re reaching out, we’re reaching out

All our hearts, all our strength
With all our minds, we’re at Your feet
May Your kingdom come in our hearts and lives
Let Your church arise, let Your church arise

If we’ve ever needed You
Lord, it’s now, Lord, it’s now
We are desperate for Your hand
We’re reaching out, we’re reaching out
We’re reaching out

If we’ve ever needed You
Lord, it’s now, Lord, it’s now
We are desperate for Your hand
We’re reaching out, we’re reaching out

If we’ve ever needed You
Lord, it’s now, Lord, it’s now
We are desperate for Your hand
We’re reaching out, reaching out

We need You now
Revive us now
We need You now

 

Lord, in these days, the world needs you now more than ever. So help those of us who love and serve you, to reach out to those around us who have not yet found you. Help us to tell them about you in such a way that they are eager and hungry to find out more about you. Amen

The world needs you. We need you. I need you.

Do you need Christ?

struggle3I spoke recently about how even if we got to church regularly, that doesn’t make us a Christian (in Going To Church). Today I’d like you to consider whether you are ready and willing to help those around you in their hour of need.

I’m not talking about our close friends and family, but just those who maybe attend the same church, or who work in the same office or live in the same neighbourhood…are you there for them, or are you missing in action when they need a friendly, supportive friend, a Christian friend, to help and support them?

As Christians we must be ready to reach out to those around us when we see them struggling and in need or support – That support may simply be to give them a hug, offer them words of reassurance, listen to their concerns and fears, give them practical advice or even give them some practical help with tasks that they need done.

You may think you will not know what to say or do to help someone in their hour of need, but I know from experience that if we trust in God, He will guide us and direct us so that we are able to offer the love and support the person in need, requires. I therefore hope and pray that you are not found to be missing in action when someone around you needs help and support.

When we touch other people’s lives and their hearts, we are doing God’s will.

Become a partner with God, busy yourself on His errands by helping others. You’ll find that as you reach out and help the needy and alienated around you, any despair and loneliness you may be feeling yourself, will begin to melt and in its place, joy will fill your void with peace and serenity.

So helping other can not only be advantageous to those you are reaching out to, but may also be beneficial to you as well.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless ~ Mother Teresa

As I said in yesterday’s blog post, it can be easy sometimes to overlook and ignore the kind and helpful things we do for others, especially when those kind acts are just a few words.

We don’t always need to say a lot to show love and kindness to others, as often a few sincere words of friendship and encouragement show just how much we care about someone.

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Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day ~ Sally Koch

We are all guilty of sometimes feeling as if we cannot help anyone, however maybe we are just missing out on the opportunities which present themselves to us every day. It’s not always necessary for huge gestures and great outpouring of emotions to be involved to have an impact on someone’s life. Sometimes, simply smiling at someone, holding a door open for a stranger, or saying, “Hello” or “How are you?” is all it takes to make someone’s day.

So don’t think you never help anyone, because often in your everyday life you’re already doing small acts of kindness to help others – So keep up the good work!

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