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Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you. For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the LordFor the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being. ~ Job 12:7-10 (NLT)

God created all the beautiful things around us.

Man created all the horror around us.

I pray today that we will each do our best to remind man of God’s love for them, so that our fellow men and women will look after, not just the world around them but, one another.

God’s words

Posted: December 1, 2017 in bible, life, music, religion, trust, words
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Job 22:21-25 (The Message)

Give in to God, come to terms with him and everything will turn out just fine. Let him tell you what to do; take his words to heart. Come back to God Almighty and he’ll rebuild your life. Clean house of everything evil. Relax your grip on your money and abandon your gold-plated luxury. God Almighty will be your treasure, more wealth than you can imagine.

It’s all about words again, isn’t it, but this time God’s words. God always has the right words for us to encourage and guide us. If we listen to God and put our trust in Him, we can achieve far more than we could ever imagine.

In so many areas of life we find people who freely give up their own personal time and talents to help others, expecting nothing in return except the knowledge that they’ve helped others.

Whether it running a kids’ football team, working in a charity shop, taking on a position within your church, helping those with disabilities, helping to educate others by leading evening classes, or some other voluntary act, people do these things voluntarily, and that is what others need to remember.

We can all be quick to make derogatory comments about the ability of the person who has volunteered. Many will think they can do better than the person who is in charge, but can they?

From experience, probably not! Even if we were capable of doing a job better than the person who has volunteered, we should be supportive and helpful towards the person, after all they have given of their time and talents freely, while we haven’t! They may not be perfect at the job they have undertaken, but they are doing their best – They wouldn’t have been given the job if those in charge didn’t think they were capable of doing a good job.

Volunteers aren’t in it for their own glorification, but are there to help others, so if you find yourself putting your trust in volunteers to lead, help, train or educate you or your family, don’t put them down or tell others you could do better.  Instead, always give them your support and encouragement.

That moment when you receive a phone call to offer you your very first job!

For me, I’d had a lot of job interviews before I was finally successful and offered a job. It had been getting quite depressing how many times I’d had no replies to job applications, been called for interview and then heard nothing further or got the dreaded ‘Dear John’ letter.

The job I eventually got was one I really didn’t expect to get as they had been looking for someone with some specific experience, which I didn’t haven’t. Some how though I obviously impressed (or at least did enough for them to have faith in my abilities), and as you can imagine was absolutely delighted when I got that phone call offering me the post.

How was you’re first job offer – Was it a job really wanted, or one you weren’t really wanting?

Whatever your first job, I’m sure you were happy to get the job offer, as at the very least, it meant you were going to earn some money!

hate my jobAre you in a job that you hate?

Do you get little or no support from your manager or supervisor?

Do your co-workers make your life a misery?

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of those questions, I’m sorry.  It’s not fun being in a job you hate, but don’t be discouraged because you’re not stuck there. This is a way out and there will be a better job for you out there.

So here’s some things you can do to help you feel better:

1. Read Psalm 37

2. Be thankful for what you have

I know this may sound dismissive of how you feel, but I’m trying to make you feel positive about your situation. So remember, there are many who don’t have a job and would love a job, any job, your job. So try to be thankful that you have a job which pays your salary and allows you to provide for your family.

3. Work harder

When you hate your job, it can be easy to just do the minimum you have to do and that you can get away with. However we’re called to work hard. In Colossians 3:23 we read

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.

God challenges to work hard, so that’s what we must do because it’ll bring you peace. If you work hard, regardless of your boss or your co-workers treat you, God promises things will work out for you. Don’t get caught up in brown-nosing or jumping through hoops to keep the boss or your co-workers  in a good mood. Simply trust God to take care of things for you.

4. Be Active

Keep looking for other job opportunities.

Keep updating your CV.

Keep going on training courses and self-improvement training to make yourself a more valuable asset to an employer.

5. Pray

Lastly, but probably most importantly, keep praying!

It may be obvious, but when you find thing difficult, I know prayer can often be one of the first things you omit to do. Again I remind you that Psalm 37 is worth praying for yourself – It talks a lot about waiting on the Lord and how He sustains the righteous.

Pray God will help you with your boss and your co-workers, and help you stick out your job until you find other employment. Ask Him to help you find that job that you’ll love, as I’m sure He will!

 

 

Job Description: Do whatever God‘s asks of you, wherever He needs you to be

Personal Qualities: Christ-like, loving, caring, selfless, motivated, compassionate

Qualifications: There are no qualifications required for this job

Experience: You do not need to have any previous experience to do this job

A few weeks ago I read the following:

God wants your availability before your capability ~ Alastair Petrie

Doesn’t that just sum up this job advert!

People who love God and are willing to do everything and anything God – God needs me and He needs you. He needs us to do His work.

So how able you, are you willing to apply for this job?

God of All Gods

Posted: May 5, 2010 in religion
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The darkness that surrounds grief or depression can be so deep that it seems no light will ever penetrate it, and that no end is in sight.

Depression is not something that has only just been recognised, it existed in the times when the bible was written. Job was one of those who suffered deep depression and pain:

Job 3:20-23 (NIV)
“Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul, to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure, who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave? Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?.”

There was a point to Job’s suffering, he learned various lessons during his depression which he couldn’t have learned any other way. He learned lessons which are still relevant to each of us today:

  • We have an intercessor in heaven who counts our tears and can lift us out of depression
  • We have a living Redeemer who will stand on earth at last
  • God is the the power behind all nature and the one who cares for all He has made

Job came out of his dark time with a new insight:
My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Job 42:5 (NIV)

When we’re in our darkest times, that’s often when we see God in a way we would never have seen when life is running smoothly for us. What we find out about God during our darkest times is what can make those painful and depressing times worthwhile – maybe not right at that time, but certainly later when we truly appreciate what God has done for us.

God’s presence is as important to us as God’s protection, and God’s presence is all we need.

Checkout Jeremy Camp’s website: http://www.jeremycamp.com/