Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Camp’

The other week in our morning worship we were challenged to go outside our church and shine our light in this dark world, so others will know Christ is at the centre of all we do. We were challenged to consider how we could shine our light and this got me thinking…

  1. Do others see Christ in me, or do they see something else?
  2. Am I swinging my light for Christ?
  3. Am I sharing my faith with those I come into contact with?

Some challenging questions there, some that have been going round in my head since we were challenged to shine our light.

I know I’m far from perfect. I know I’m not very good at vocalising my faith. I started the blog a few years ago because I felt it was what I wanted to do – I intended my blog to be about me, the things I did in life, my observations, maybe even my challenges. However God had other ideas, as within a short time of started to blog, I found I was blogging every day, and most of my posts were about my faith, being a Christian, or the challenges we face in life as Christians.

So my blog hasn’t turned out to as I planned it to be, but I pray it has trued out as God wanted it to be, a way for me to shine my light for God through my posts.

Calm my fears

Posted: May 18, 2018 in depression, life, music, religion, stress, trust, words
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It’s hard to talk when I feel that you are near,
When all is quiet it’s the beauty that I hear,
This hidden place where I know that you calm my fears
I know that you’ve washed my tears

Whatever you are going through, whatever you are feeling, God is there for you.

God can calm your mind and soul and give you the strength to face your deepest fears.

Trust in God because He alone can calm your fears.

Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ~ Joshua 1:9 (Living bible)

At the start each day, it’s important thank God for another day, and ask Him to be with us throughout our day. No matter what we face each day, if we go into it in the knowledge that God is by our side, we can be confident that we can get through anything!

More of you

Posted: April 8, 2018 in life, music, religion, weather, words
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Rushing wind, usher in Your presence
Heaven’s rain, push away all fear
Mercy flow, breaking over my heart again
How we need more of You

 

When we think of storms we think of disruption, turmoil, unpleasant weather, even severe gales. So on first thought it may seem strange to come God coming into our life to a storm. But if we think how much His presence in our lives changes us and turns our life around, it’s maybe a little clearer why Jeremy Camp has entitled one of his songs Storm.

Sometimes no words are necessary…

Crisis

Posted: March 7, 2018 in depression, life, music, prayer, Relationships, religion, stress
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I have always found it quite frustrating how prayer can be a standard part of our daily life. That is until we find ourselves in the midst of a crisis…then prayer seems to be the last thing we want to do.

Sadly, when we are most in need of God, we have a habit of turning away from Him, thinking we can go it on our own.

So here’s a warning for you, when you find yourself in a crisis or at rock bottom, don’t forget about God. In fact make God your priority, because with Him by your side during a crisis, it will be that little bit easier to get through that crisis.

A couple of days ago in Vulnerable, I spoke about how we shouldn’t let ourselves become spiritually vulnerable, because God is always there for us. But maybe we need to look a bit more closely at what being vulnerable means – Here’s the dictionary definition:

Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Emotionally vulnerable…

That’s a phrase that sends a cold shiver down my spine, as that’s something I really find difficult to cope with, even though I know God is always with me.

I’ve never been comfortable showing my emotions publicly. In fact I’d go as far as saying it’s one of my worst nightmares, to fall apart in public! Therefore, when I’m feeling emotional, I feel vulnerable, and when I feel vulnerable, I feel more emotional…a vicious circle.

I know I’m not the only person who doesn’t like feeling vulnerable. So I’m guessing I’m not alone feeling isolated, alone and embarrassed when I’m emotional and vulnerable.

When we feel vulnerable we must remind ourselves that we are never ever alone, even when it feels like the world is ignoring us, because God is always at our side. We simply need to trust Him…I just need to remember to take my own advice!

When you drive a car, what characteristics do you need? You need to be alert, in control, aware of others around you (people, vehicles and other objects).

What about in life, what characteristics do we need to make our life the success that God wants it to be?

She of the characteristics we need when driving are the same ones we need in life. However, there is one which only applies partially when talking about life, and that is ‘in control’.

We may be a person who likes to be ‘in control’ of everything that’s going on, but in reality it’s God who we should let be ‘in control’ of our life. However we may still have parts of our life that we want to show others we are ‘in control’ of, such as emotions, relationships etc, but to bring this back to driving, we do need to let God drive our lives, as only He knows the future.

 

Time to shine

Posted: June 29, 2017 in hope, music, quotes, religion
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Are you ready to shine?

Crying out

Posted: February 19, 2017 in bible, depression, life, music, quotes, religion, stress
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Whatever we need, whenever you need it, God will be there when you cry out to Him, when you need help.

God can and will heal all your wounds and take away all your worries.