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How many times have you asked yourself that question?

I guess your answer to that question depends on the context because while we may not feel we are good enough, we are always good enough for God. That doesn’t mean God doesn’t want us to continue to be more like Him, it simply means God accepts us, just the way we are, faults and all – He doesn’t care that we have our faults and failings, because He still loves us.

Hug

Posted: October 12, 2017 in life, love, music, Relationships, religion, words
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When the oceans rise and thunders roar, what do you do?

In times of difficulty and struggles, one thing which always helps is when someone we love puts their arms around us and hugs us. Imagine how it would feel if Jesus wrapped His arms around us and held us close to Him, wouldn’t that be so reassuring and comforting?

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.

Life can be so busy that we fill it with everything and everyone but the one person who should be at the centre of our life…God!

Maybe we just need to let God interrupt us on days when we try to get through it without Him. Because when we let God into our everyday, He will become our everything.

New ending

Posted: July 9, 2017 in heaven, life, music, quotes, religion
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We can often spend time looking back, wishing we’d done or said things differently. But does it help us in any way?

What’s done is done. It’s in the past, and while we may wish we could go back and change something, we can’t.

What we can do instead is not make the same mistakes again. We can do that by making a new start today. If we start living our lives the way God wants us to today, we can make a brand new and brighter ending.

Even when Jesus came to earth He considered he was entering a dark world:

Light of the World
You stepped down into darkness

Jesus gave up all for us when he came to earth. Aren’t we always saying that people can never know how it feels to be in a particular situation, unless you’ve been there yourself…and that is exactly why Jesus came to earth to become one of us.

Humbly You came to the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Don’t let Jesus’ sacrifice be for nothing, bow down before Him today.

Outcomes are described as:

  • the way a thing turns out;
  • a consequence.

Whatever we are facing, we can rest in the assurance that the outcome does not depend upon our strength, but on God’s. ~ @RichStearns

As the above quotes says, we can change the outcome or consequences of all we do, by letting God be at the centre of all be do. Give God your all, and He will give you strength.

Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace 

We can seek healing for many things: physical illness or injury, spiritual brokenness, emotional frailty etc. But do we seek healing from the correct source?

No matter what part of our life is in need of healing, if we ask God to help us, He will reach out to us and helps, and heals us.

So reach out to God today, and He will heal you of all your ills, physical, emotional or spiritual. Just trust Him.

The end and the beginning

Posted: June 9, 2017 in music
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It’s the end of another week, and the beginning of the weekend.

It’s the end of the week, but is it also the opportunity to make a new beginning. A new beginning in our personal life, a new start with broken relationships, a new start in our relationship with God…

Starting afresh gives us the chance to rekindle the light of God in our lives, so that we can spread His light throughout the world.

Easter weekend and the associated celebrations are over, so does that mean Easter is over, we can stop celebrating Christ until Christmas comes round again?

We definitely should not stop celebrating Christ just because Easter is over. After all Christ paid for our sins by giving his life, so how can we ever repay him? We will never manage to repay him for giving himself for us, but we can everything Easter is really about is just as true today and everyday, as it was during the celebrations.

 

Seeking solace in his downturned eyes,
such agonising pain betraying,
Hiding heartache through their stifled cries,
with wordless weeping, silent praying,
Beneath the bloodied,
wretched wraith,
faithful friends,
constrained or driven,
keep their vigil,
hold hard to faith,
and hear his whispered word:
Forgiven
by Stephen Pearson

Christ thought of us as he gave his life for us, so let’s make sure we think of him each and every day of the year. Let’s think of others who don’t know Him, and bring them to Him.