Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

This is the recipe I follow for life – Just like a recipe for baking or making food, even if you follow a recipe to the letter, it doesn’t always turn out as you expect. The difference with the life recipe is that even when it doesn’t work out as expected, God is always at the centre of everything that happens, so he continues to guide and teach me through every aspect of life.

This is the best recipe you will ever have for life, and it’s free! So I share it with you today so you too can experience life at it’s best.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

Yes, life can be tough, but God never ever say life would be easy ever if we give Him our all. That is why He promised to help us get through every situation we encounter, because with Him, all things are most definitely possible.

There are things we used to be able to say and do in our daily life, which if we did them now, would break the rules. For example:

  • Words that are considered no longer appropriate to describe someone.
  • Actions that once were an everyday occurrence are now seen as insulting.
  • Wearing items of jewellery such as a cross are now deemed in many places to show bias and incite hatred.
  • Many schools ban any talk about Jesus or God when previously that’s where so many were taught about God’s love for them.

How can it be wrong to speak God’s name anywhere, particularly in our schools? If we don’t teach children who God is and how much he loves them, they will potentially grow up never having heard about God, and I believe that is definitely wrong.

When did it become breaking a rule
To say your name out loud in school
When your names the only one that sets us free
When did it become incorrect
To speak the truth about life and death
When your life gave us all eternity

Jesus gave His life for us, so we could live as we do today. We must repay Him by breaking the rules, and telling the world about Jesus!

I hope people think this is true about me

When someone is willing to die for you, I think it’s only right that we take them seriously and do all we can to tell others why that person is willing to die for us.

Follower

Posted: January 9, 2019 in cross, death, life, music, quotes, religion
Tags: , , ,

If I were to ask you to draw a picture of a follower of Jesus, what would your picture look like?

Here’s a picture which to me, shows and explains a follower of Jesus.

For me, and I’m sure, for other Christians, it’s all about the cross, and what God sacrificed for each of us when Jesus died on the cross. That is why I follow the cross. That is why I follow Jesus.

 

Christmas viewing

Posted: December 29, 2018 in Christmas, family, religion, television
Tags: ,

When I was younger, I remember always looking forward to the Christmas season for many reasons: time with family, presents, remembering the birth of Jesus and of course Christmas TV.

Maybe it’s just my imagination now, but the programmes on TV then were so much better than they are these days. I remember there being lots of Christmas specials of all the favourite TV shows, very few repeats, and lots of great Christmas films.

That is definitely not what we have had this Christmas is it? There have been so many repeats of old Christmas shows which now look so dated, loads of animation films that don’t relate to the Christmas season at all, and when it comes to the soaps, they certainly haven’t been particularly cheery once again!

 

I have to say that, for us, this Christmas has been one of the worst for TV that we can ever remember – we’ve struggled to find any more than just a few great Christmas films or new Christmas specials.

So how do you rate this year’s Christmas TV?

They say having a child changes everything – I personally cannot comment on that as I don’t have any children, however I have seen how a child has changed the lives of family and friends when they have had children. They tell me that no matter how much you prepare for becoming a parent, you’re never fully prepared, as you don’t get an instruction manual with your child when they are born.

The birth of a child is the start of a new life not just for the child but for the parents as they adapt to having a new addition to their family. Just as the birth of a child is the start of a new life for the parents, so the birth of Jesus all those years ago, offered us the chance of a new life in Christ.

As we near the end of 2018, and look forward to the start of a new year, take advantage of Christ’s offer of new life by giving your heart to God today.

O Come Be Born Again by Jennifer Martin

Baby born in Bethlehem
Come be born in me again
Since You don’t mind dirty stables
Here’s my heart not fit or able
To receive such majesty
Still, You humbly come to me

Chosen One who chose to be
Suff’ring Savior, Servant King
Since You don’t despise the broken
Here’s my life laid bare and open
To receive Your mercy
As Your Spirit calls to me

All who struggle, all who sin
Come and become born again
Come and lay your heavy burdens
At the cross where all’s forgiven
At His feet new life begins
Come, O sinner, enter in

We’re now a couple of days after Christmas but has the spirit and excitement of Christmas worn off yet?

Maybe you’ve had to go back to work today, so Christmas already seems an eternity ago. Maybe you’ve received great presents, eaten far too much, stayed up really late so are still catching up on sleep?

We should however be celebrating Jesus 364 days a year, so it really doesn’t matter if it’s two days, three days or three hundred days since Christmas Day, as because of Jesus, Christmas is actually part of every day of the year.

So that’s it, after all that preparation Christmas Day 2018 is now in the past!

My Mum used to always say that it always seemed to take so long to buy and wrap Christmas presents and just a couple of minutes to pull off the wrapping to reveal the surprise; and day to cook and bake the Christmas dinner and less than an hour to eat it all – Despite saying this, my Mum always enjoyed Christmas, and so I hope although you may have been extra busy, and found it stressful getting everything ready, you had a fantastic Christmas Day.

So how do you feel today – shattered, exhausted, stuffed? Do you still remember who gave you what present, or even all the presents you received?

While we may have already forgotten some gifts we received as to us they weren’t important, I pray we don’t forget about Jesus just because Christmas Day is over. Christmas Day may be the day we celebrate the birth of Christ, but it’s also the day we celebrate the start of Jesus’ life, a life which he later sacrificed for us. So don’t forget Christ because His legacy is not just relevant at Christmas, but for the whole year.

Today we may all be spending time with our family and friends, exchanging gifts and eating far too much. But let’s remember why we are celebrating today, Christmas Day

If it wasn’t for Jesus’ birth over 2000 years ago, we wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas, to please take some time today to remember that today is simply because of Jesus.