Posts Tagged ‘Kutless’

Just as breathing is just natural, and normal, so should witnessing be to the believer.

Yes, we all need to breathe to live. But do we continue to show we believe in God by telling string God’s message with non-believers?

If we claim to believe in God, but do not tell others about God’s love for them, can we truly say we are Christians?

Believe and share your belief!

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve felt out of place? It can find it awkward and difficult to know what to do and say to try to fit it.

Have you ever been in a situation where not only did you feel out of place, but you weren’t accepted at all? That can be very difficult and upsetting to cope with.

It may be hard to believe, but Jesus experienced that. He wasn’t accepted by ‘his own people’! But what we must remember is that those that did accept Jesus are saved. In the same way, if we accept Jesus, we too can be saved.

Even in his own land and among his own people, the Jews, he was not accepted. Only a few would welcome and receive him. But to all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them. All those who believe this are reborn!—not a physical rebirth resulting from human passion or plan—but from the will of God. ~ John 1:12-13 The Living Bible

God will not be absent when His people are on trial; he will stand in court as their advocate, to plead on their behalf.  – Charles Spurgeon

Isn’t it reassuring to know that no matter what we face in life, God will stand up for us, and support and guide us.

So trust God, because He will always be there for you.

Is there such a thing as a perfect prayer?

Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power. ~ Amit Ray

I’m not sure I’d call any prayer a ‘perfect prayer’, however I would say that any prayer that is uttered from the heart, is worthy of being called perfect. God wants us to give our hearts to Him, so if our prayers come from the depth of our heart, they are perfect to Him.

Yes, know last Friday was Black Friday not today…or was it?

Well I guess if we’re talking about commerce, shopping and savings, yes, last Friday was definitely Black Friday. However there is another Black Friday which comes round once a year…but this one is not a Christmas time…

black-friday

Eternal savings! Wow! That’s a fantastic offer isn’t, but what must we give in return?

Christ gave his all for us on Black Friday, Easter Friday, and simply asks that we give Him our all in return.

Have you ever wondered what your walk looks like to others?

Would your walk look like it belongs to the Ministry of Silly Walks?

ministry of silly walks

Our walks may be different at different times depending on how we’re feeling or what shoes we’re wearing. Similarly our walk through life can have it’s funny times and it’s more difficult times. How about your walk through life with others? Are you there for others when they need you? Do you focus your attention on those who are strong and not in need of support?

walk with the broken

Look around you, and be there for those who need you.

 

I had a strange experience earlier, which when i tell you about it, you’ll either think I’m mad (or maybe confirm to you that I’m mad!) or you’ll think it was a lovely thing to experience. So where do I start to explain this…

As you may know my Mum passed away last year and a few months later we moved to my Mum’s house. I’ve struggled a lot since my Mum passed away particularly since she passed away just over 2 years after my Dad. As part of moving to my Mum and Dad’s house we had the task of going through things in the house and sorting out some of the things we definitely want to keep as well as deciding on and some we don’t. Some of the things of Mum’s that we have kept were some of the towels as some were almost new and had hardly been used.

This morning when I got up I had my usual shower and afterwards I pulled my towel round me and as I did so I realised the fresh towels I’d put out last night were some of my Mum’s. As arms of loveI stood there with the towel wrapped round me I had the feeling of my Mum holding me tight in her arms…I crumbled…the tears streamed down my face, I was unable to move.

Many of you will think this was all just part of my imagination, but for me, I believe even although my Mum and Dad are no longer here with me, they are still watching over me, and Mum knew I needed a hug today, just as she’s known every other day.

Mum and Dad I love you and I miss you both so very much. I just want others to know and see the huge inspiration you were to me and how much you influence and me and moulded me into the person I am today. I just hope I make you proud.

Following on from yesterday’s blog post, Lonely #3, I want to consider how other people’s behaviour affects how we feel. More specifically, how other’s negative behaviour can add to our feelings of loneliness and feeling like a nobody.

Sadly there are people in this world who seem to be intent on getting through life any way they can, even if that means trampling over others, overlooking and ignoring anyone who obstructs their attempts to achieve their personal goals. The trail of destruction and rejection these folks leave behind themselves is full of people who feel like a nobody.

It hurts when you feel like a nobody, but even when we’re in that darkest of places, God is still there:

” I don’t view you that way “….. ” I know your pain, I know what you feel, I know your mistakes, your  feeling of inadequacy, rejection and loneliness and I care about you more than you will ever know,and more than anyone else will ever know “

It’s just as well isn’t it that in a world that sometimes makes you feel like you are a nobody, God sees us as a somebody.

Carry on

Posted: January 19, 2016 in depression, life, love, music, quotes, religion, stress
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There can be days that are difficult to face.

There can be days you’re not sure how you’re going find the strength to get through them.

I am just glad that when I face days like those, I face them in the knowledge that God is with me, and He will give me the strength and courage to get through them.

Lord help me carry on

Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

All those feelings listed in the above quote, are all feelings I’m sure we’ve all felt, and all struggled with at times. However even during those times when we struggle to understand why those we love have been taken from us, or difficult situations have occurred, or we’re scared about what the future holds for us or our loved ones, we can grow and learn as individuals. As we become more aware of our own failings and shortcomings, we accept that it is only through God’s help and guidance that we can reach our potential and be truly happy.