Posts Tagged ‘hillsong’

Between us

Posted: April 24, 2018 in bible, faith, friendship, life, music, religion, words
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I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. ~ Romans 3:38-39 (The Message)

When we’re young we have friendships that we feel will last forever. But for many of us, those relationships which we thought were solid, turn out to be just passing friendships.

Unlike those friendships which don’t last forever, God has promised to love us forever – It’s fantastic to know that no matter what happens, God is there for us.

Your journey #5

Posted: April 19, 2018 in belief, depression, life, music, stress, trust
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It might not seem like the tough times in your life are helpful, but they are. In times of difficulty we learn and we grow. If we put our trust in God during difficult time, we grow spiritually too.

So even though your journey may at times seem difficult, stay strong, and keep trusting God, and He will get you through those tough times.

what we thanked god for yesterday

This statement get’s you thinking doesn’t it?

If I was put into that situation today, I’m not sure I’d actually have very much today. How about you, how much would you have?

Two small words – thank you – but words which we can often take for granted, and if we’re honest, we can forget to say to those who mean the most to us, and that includes God.

I’m grateful to God for all He does for me on a daily basis, particular when I’m struggling. I know I really should say thank you to Him each day for everything He does for me. We can be quick to ask others, including God for things we want, but are we as quick to say, “Thank you”?

Please join me in making a commitment to ensure we thank God each day for all He does for us each day.

Did you know today is the start Holy Week?

Holy week is the week leading up to Easter. It starts the Sunday before Easter, called Palm Sunday. It is the week when Christians remember the last week of Jesus’ life.

Palm Sunday is the day we remember Christ assuming into Jerusalem.

In John 12:12-13 (NLT) we read:

The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LordHail to the King of Israel!”

While this sounds like everyone was a huge supporter of Jesus, the sad thing was that later in that same week many of the same people who were in the crowd who welcomes Christ into Jerusalem, were the same ones who shouted that Jesus should be executed.

That’s why today in many churches we will have been asked to think about the strength of our own faith. We may have been asked to remember times when we have been unfaithful to Christ, or have been hypocritical by claiming we follow Christ.

So today is a day to be honest. As we celebrate the arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, let us promise to be honest with ourselves and with Christ, by being faithful to Him from now on.

Do you believe we can affect the future?

If regret over the past leads us to prayer in the present, then the future will be changed. ~ Susan Lenzkes

Prayer can change the future, because when we pray for forgiveness for our past words or behaviour, it changes who we are. This in turn can change who we are, meaning we can change the future.

So let’s make the future a better place to live, by seeking God’s forgiveness for our sins, so that we can become the people God wants us to be.

Breathing

Posted: March 2, 2018 in Health, life, love, music, quotes, religion, words
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Let all that I am praise the LordI will praise the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them. ~ Psalm 146:2 and 4

Sounds like a bit of a sad bible reading doesn’t it. However,it’s a reminder that we are called to praise God every day of our life, from the moment we breathe our first breath until we take our last breath.

This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

Are you living and breathing God every day of your life?

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!