Posts Tagged ‘HolySpirit’

Do you ever get the feeling everything is going against you?

Do you ever get the feeling that everyone is against you?

Yes, it may seem at times during your life that everything and everyone is against you, but that is not the entire truth because God is not against you!

It actually gets better than that, as Jesus is not against you.  

The Holy Spirit is not against you.

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are 100% for you, and they are greater than any foe that is against you.

 It is God who has the final authority and the final say over everything that concerns you.

Romans 8:31 says:

If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

I consider myself to be a life-long Christian whose faith, despite having been at rock bottom a few years ago, is now stronger than ever. This hasn’t meant I’ve had an easy life since then. In fact, if anything I’d say I’ve faced even more challenges/difficulties of various kinds!

So what’s the point of having faith in God if He doesn’t make life any easier for us?

Just because I’ve still faced difficulties in life, is not a reflection on God’s impact on my life, as despite the challenges, I’ve coped better with them than I would previously have coped. Why? Because I’ve acknowledged that God is walking with me in every situation, and therefore have felt His love and peace around me.

Peace on the outside comes from knowing God on the inside.

There are times when God wants to use you in someone else’s life; it may not be pretty or comfortable, but they need to see Jesus!

That’s God’s challenge for you and me today and tomorrow, to help the people out there who don’t know Christ, to see Him, because if we don’t try to show them Christ who will?

People need the Lord, we all need the Lord, because even those of us who have already given our life’s to God, still need HIm because we’re not immune to hardships and difficulties, we simply trust God to help us through every situation.

Keep focused on God, and help those around you to see God so that they too can centre their life around Him.

 

Person holding planet earthRemember that God is in all things from Creation to Christ to Church to The Final Coming of Jesus! Therefore He wants you to be part of His story by being part of history.

He doesn’t stop there wither, because not only is He inviting you to be part of His story, He wants you to bring along other too, the more the better!

Take this opportunity to be a history maker, and be part of God’s story today and every day. Be blessed in all you do, and do so in His Name.

Go on make history today!

History Maker by Delirious:

Effective prayer is not only about believing God is listening to every prayer, but believing that He will answer our prayers in the way in knows is best for us. God knows better than any of us, what is best for us, because He knows us better than we even know ourselves.

1 John 14-15 (NLT)

And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.

Therefore pray in the knowledge that God is listening. Pray in the knowledge that He knows what is best for us, and therefore whatever He gives us in response to our prayers, will enable us to find the greatest joy in all we do.

How deep the Fathers love for us.
How vast beyond all measure, that He should give His only son to make a wretch His treasure.
Why should I gain from His reward,
I cannot give an answer.
But, this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Christ willingly died for us. He shed His blood just so we could live.

I will never forget the great sacrifice Christ gave for me, and that is why today, I again say thank you to God for accepting me for who I am, faults and all. I believe because I have given my heart, my life, my all to Him, that He can achieve all He needs and wants me to.

It was my sin that held him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying words have brought me life
I know that it is finished.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.~  Abraham Lincoln or Rev. William J. H. Boetcker.

As the above words say, these are not the ways in which to improve situations and try to make this world a better place, but that doesn’t mean we should simply give up trying. In fact, instead of giving up we should try harder to do what God wants us to do, because He has a plan for our lives and He alone can help us achieve those goals. By achieving our goals God will ensure we help others in their Christian journey.

Philippians 2:1-4 (The Message)

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favour: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

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Sometimes I think we get too caught up in ourselves and our religion, that we forget to live each and every moment for God.

It can be overwhelming when we are told to “live a holy life”, because that sounds like something almost unattainable to us mortals, but it needn’t be. A holy life is not defined as a single activity, but in fact a series of holy moments. Therefore a living a holy life, is surely possible for each of us if we just live each moment for God.

O Lord bless me and keep me cause Your face to shine on me
Lord be gracious lift the light of Your countenance give me peace

I live only to see your face so shine on me

Let the light of Your face shine down on my heart and let me feel it

Only God‘ can give us peace in times of unrest

Only God can carry us when we’ve exhausted our own strength

Only God can answer our prayers

So let’s make sure we let God shine on us so that we can experience the kind of peace that only He can provide.

When you’re facing difficult days, and getting out of bed in the morning is a struggle because you don’t really want to have to face another day, say the following prayer:

Dear Lord, You are stronger than all I face today. Help me rely on Your strength and wisdom to navigate relationships and circumstances that are difficult. I want to bless & honor You and others. Thanks for Your wisdom, grace and truth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Please do not forget that whatever you are facing in your life, God is there with you. So why not start each day by saying the above prayer.

God’s been there for me when I’m struggling or facing tough situations, and I know He is there for you too, so just trust Him…He will see you through.