Posts Tagged ‘Lord’

A few days ago I came across a t-shirt I’d bought at a concert, and on the back of it it said, “I’ve been waiting…for so long””.

My first question is, do you know what concert I’d have bought that t-shirt at?

Secondly I want to ask you, what are you waiting for?

We spend a lot of time waiting don’t we, in queue, for someone to arrive or depart, for something to start or finish, maybe wait for someone to tell us how they feel about us, exam results, or wait for news of a loved one… the list is endless.

What about God? Have you waiting for him to answer your prayers? Are you still waiting for him to answer your prayers?

If you haven’t already accepted God into your life, it’s not too late, because he is still waiting for you. God waits for each one of us to turn to him, and he will wait forever if that’s how long it takes us to acknowledge him as our Lord.

As I lay in bed the other night a John Gowans and John Larsson chorus which I don’t think I have heard for a while, came into my mind:

We’re all seeking the same Saviour,
We’re all seeking the self-same Lord.
We’re all claiming the same cleansing,
We’re all finding our peace restored.

I’m sure we’ve all come across churches where it can seem as if everyone pulling in different directions with different aims and objectives. When that happens, those within the church are definitely not serving the same God. I will go further than that and say that if they are not seeking and serving the same God, are they even serving God at all?

We’re only human, so disagreements are natural, but when they happen in our church we really should know better shouldn’t we?

So I leave you with this, is everyone in your church seeking the same Saviour and serving the self-same Lord? If the answer to that is ‘No’, it’s time to put past disagreements and difference behind you, dismantle those cliques and let your church become an inclusive place where everyone and anyone can come and feel welcome and without fear of judgement or exclusion. Because if we’re all serving the self-same Lord, isn’t that what He would expect of us?

Yesterday in Spread Love I asked that we all try to spread some love, because it could make a huge difference to someone’s day.

In a similar vein, we should always be kind to others, as kindness costs the giver nothing, but may be the lifeline the receiver is desperately in need of.

2 Samuel 2:6 (NIV)

May the Lord now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favour because you have done this.

Kindness encourages kindness, and kindness makes other’s lives brighter, so be spread some kindness each day.

When I hear the word ‘noble’ I always tend to think of royalty or at the least the upper class or those with titles such as lord, dame, count or countess. I’m sure there are many people who consider themselves to be nobility that would treat everyone they meet, regardless of their background, exactly the same.

Having said that I know there are people who ‘look down’ on others simply because they think they are superior to them in some way. This simply isn’t acceptable, as we should all be treated as equals, and as the following quote reminds us, the only person I want to be superior to is my former self!

How about you, are you superior to your former self, rather than to others? If not, maybe it’s time to change and become superior to your former self instead of to others.

When you’re at your lowest, what raises your spirits and helps you see a future you want to be part of?

For me, when I’ve been at my lowest I had someone who gave me the strength and reassurance to get me through.

At work we have managers or team leaders who are there to guide, direct and teach us.

How about in your life as a whole? Do you know who is leading you?

God is my Lord, and my leader. I hope He is your leader too.

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!

Is there someone you know who needs a miracle?

Miracles can still happen, we simply have to believe and trust the one person who can provide a miracle, God!

All that you need is a miracle,
And all that you need can be yours,
All that you need is available
The moment you turn to the Lord.

Turn to God today, and believe!

Sitting in an empty room. Silence, apart from the ticking of the clock on the wall. It’s getting dark outside, but you don’t have the energy to stand up and put the light on. you’re actually enjoying the silence and the fact that no-one knows you’re there – No-one knows you’re sitting in the corner of a darkening room, enjoying the silence and the darkness.

Emptiness. Silence. They seem to go so well together. You don’t want the emptiness and the silence to end.

But then you realise just how dark the room has become, and the clock has moved on an hour since you were last aware of the time. You realise you’ve a million and one things you should be doing instead of just sitting in the darkness.

Question: Is there anything wrong with spending some time by yourself, sitting in the darkness, emptying your mind of all your worries and stresses?

Answer: I would have to say it sounds like a great thing to do – As it would free us from distractions around us, while giving us time to relax and refocus on what’s important to us. I’d also suggest it would be a good time to spend some quality time with God.

We can so often these days be so busy focusing on all the things on the periphery of our life, rather than concentrating on the important stuff. So if you find yourself on your own, in a darkening room, enjoy the emptiness and the quietness.

Ever had a day when you seem need to be reminded that no matter what comes your way, God is there for you. Some days it can feel like every worry, every stress is foremost in your mind and no matter what you do, you just can’t shake those feelings which bring darkness to your life.

When days like these come, just remember you are in God’s hands, and whatever the future holds, He is there with you.

Whatever Comes by Rend Collective 

Lord, whatever comes
Make me steadfast, make me rooted
A cedar planted firm, deeply grounded in Your goodness
Whatever comes

Lord, whatever comes
Be my bedrock, keep me steady
Loyal to Your throne, whatever stands against me
Whatever comes
 
Be my bravery when I am trembling
Be my courage when my heart is caving in
Be the fireside when I am wandering
Be my Father, whatever comes
 
Lord, whatever comes
Be my soul, be strong as iron
Bending only when, when I kneel before the “I Am”
Whatever comes
 
Be my bravery when I am trembling
Be my courage when my heart is caving in
Be the fireside when I am wandering
Be my Father, whatever comes