Posts Tagged ‘hillsong’

Rescue

Posted: February 16, 2018 in life, music, Relationships, religion
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When your life is in danger, and you are in need of help, you wait to be rescued. In being rescued others may end up putting their own lives at risk to save you.

Someone has already given their life for us, just so we could live freely, and be forgiven of our sins – Jesus died for our sins, what greater rescue has there ever been then Jesus rescuing us!

When I ask if you’re lost, I don’t mean lost as in you don’t know you’re physical location. Instead I am referring to being lost in our spiritual life.

In the last few days, I’ve asked: Who Are You, Who We Are and Where are we? I guess depending on your response to each of those questions you may have realised, maybe for the first time, that you have lost your way in your Christian journey.

Even if you are lost, don’t despair, because it’s easy to get back on the Christian pathway. We simply need to put our faith and trust back on God, because He will help you find your way.

Spirit

Posted: January 29, 2018 in bible, life, love, music, quotes, religion
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“He/she has great spirit” – I’m sure we’ve all heard that said of someone. I’m never quite sure what is meant by that.

However, when it refers to our relationship with God, I do know what it means:

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

So don’t be afraid of anything or anyone, because God has given us the power of love, and love can overcome anything.

You’ve probably read the title of this blog post and thought I’m mad, haven’t we had more than enough rain!

Well hopefully as you read on I’ll clarify what I mean!

Look around you at the trees, flowers, plants – what do they need to flourish? Sunshine and rain.

Look at yourself, and the person you were in the past – maybe 10, 20, 30 years ago – Are you the same person today as you were then?

Speaking for myself, I can say with certainty that I am definitely a different person today than I was 10, 20 or 30 years ago. It’s not just because I’m obviously older now that I’m different, my outlook on life, on others and my relationships with others is different, and that’s because of the ‘rain‘ I’ve experienced in my life over the years.

The ‘rain’ we experience in our lives can be difficult to cope with at the time, but they are the times which build our character and give us real life experience, and therefore make us the person we are today.

So embrace the rain!

Actions

Posted: January 18, 2018 in belief, blogging, faith, music, religion
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As I said in Just Believe, it can be hard to believe in someone or something when they have done nothing to warrant your trust or your belief in them.

However, it can be easier to believe in someone when the way they act or behave, confirms the belief. i.e. When someone professing to be a Christian, acts and behaves as you would expect them to be behave.

When you see someone’s actions reflect their beliefs, it makes us more likely to believe in them.

 

Ever got to a point with something, or someone, where you feel like you’re getting no-where, not getting the respect or recognition you feel you are worthy of, or you feel no-one would even notice if you didn’t turn up any more? Do you feel like quitting the task, event or even life, when you feel like this?

Even if this is how you feel, the good news is, that…

Our quitting point is God’s beginning point. ~ Woodrow Kroll

No matter how bad or how low we may feel, God is still there for us, and He will get us out of our darkest times, we simply must believe.

Right

Posted: January 5, 2018 in life, music, quotes, religion
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It’s time to begin righting the story of your life. ~ David Jeremiah

No, there’s not a typo in this quote, it should say ‘righting‘ rather than ‘writing‘.

If ever there was a good time to start putting your life right but doing God’s will and not your own, it’s now, at the start of a brand new year. So identify the wrongs in your life, and put them away, give the whole of you to God, and then you can start righting your life.

 

I came across the following quote by Joyce Meyer – What better words can there be to start a new year with:

God wants you to break free from your past and set your face toward your future with hope, courage, and expectation. And the best way I know to never give up on your future is to refuse to be trapped in your past.

We all have said and done things which we’re not proud of, and wish we could take back, but fortunately when it comes to God, He willingly forgives us, and wants us to look forward rather than back.

So at the start of this new year, no matter what previous years brought your way, look forward to 2018 and beyond with hope and expectation, knowing that your faith can help you break free from your past and start a new future with God this year.

You hold the future in your hands
You know my dreams and you have a plan
And as you light my way, I’ll follow you
My eyes on all of the above
My soul secure in all you’ve done
My minds made up
And you are the only one for me
Jesus, savior, in my life you are everything
My future decided, I will praise your name
And I know that I am, I am yours
Yeah, I know that I am, I am yours

MerryChristmas

I’m not sure how many people will read this blog post as it’s Christmas day and most will busy with your family, eating, giving and receiving gifts, and celebrating Christmas. But if you are reading this let me wish you a very happy and blessed Christmas!

Christmas is time for family and friends, joy and celebration, but is it that for everyone? Sadly there will be many today who are alone, mourning the loss of a love one who have passed away or homeless. There are also those who may have thire family with them, but didn’t have enough money to buy any gifts or even buy a meal for them today.

So today as you celebrate, I ask you to take a few minutes out from your celebrations and pray for those who are finding today very difficult.

Enjoy your Christmas, and enjoy making new memories with your family today.

Merry Christmas!

At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern. ~ Mother Teresa

Although this quote asks us to love others this advent period, can I go one step further and ask that we love others all year round, not just during this festive period.