Posts Tagged ‘matt redman’

It can be hard to believe in someone or something when they have done nothing to warrant your trust or your belief in them.

That’s why we have no reason not to believe in God, because He has shown us how must be love us and cares for us. Even today when we’re struggling and don’t know where to turn, He has promised to always be there for us

When the world is on our shoulders
And we need a hand to hold us
When no miracle is found still believe
When the sea of night surrounds us
And all questions try to drown us
Just believe, Just believe in help from heaven
Help from heaven

God is our help from heaven, so believe in Him


The Christmas lights burn brightly all around as we approach Christmas Day.

Lights on the Christmas trees, lights in the windows, lights in the garden lighting the way…but do they light the way to Bethlehem, and the stable where we find the baby Jesus, Saviour of the world?

All the lights, shining brightly
As the choir of, angels sing
Singing praise, now in the highest
At the birth of, Christ the King

Yes all the lights, are shining brightly
As the choir of, angels sing
Singing praise, now in the highest
At the birth of, Christ the King

Open my eyes; O heart believe
The wonder of, that Christmas night
Be born in me

Sing again, the sacred song of
How that star lit, up the sky
And how this world, lost in the darkness
Felt the hope of, Heaven’s light

Open my eyes; O heart believe
The wonder of, that Christmas night
Be born in me

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Sometimes no matter how many reasons others give us, to encourage us to do something, it’s still not enough.

There are millions of reasons why we should trust God, but for me it come down to one, the fact that he sent His only son to earth to live as one of us. And then pay the ultimate price for that, by sacrificing himself for us.

Who needs 10,000 reasons when one is good enough! 

What kind of world do you want to live in?

Do you want to live in a world where:

  • We shut ourselves away from friends and neighbours because we too frightened to go outside;
  • We would rather cross the road and ignore someone in need, rather than reach out and them because we don’t want to get involved;
  • Men kill other men simply because of the colour of their skin, their nationality or their religion;
  • God has been forgotten, and only the minority still believe in Him.

Or do you want to live in a world where:

  • Where everyone automatically reaches out to help others in need, without a second thought for themselves;
  • Everyone lives in peace, tolerant of other’s beliefs – where we all get on with one another, regardless of the colour of their skin, their nationality or their religion;
  • We feel safe to be out of our homes, on our own, no matter the time of day or night;
  • War and conflict are words from a past life, and are no longer needed in the world we now live in;
  • Everyone believes in God’s existence and there is hope for the future of this world.

I’m sure the second scenario is much more appealing to us all than the first one, but what can we do to make the second scenario become reality?

In 1 Chronicles 1:18 we read

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

So it’s up to us folks, we need to proclaim His name so that we tell everyone we meet how great God is; how much He loves and cares for each of us; how we can always rely on God to be with us, even through very tough times.

Sometimes actions speak louder than any words ever could.

For me, Easter is a true example of that, as any picture of Christ on a cross, says more about God’s love for us than any words ever could.

Ever more than 2000 years on, the cross still has a message for each one of us – It still shows us just how much God loves each of us; so much so that he willingly sacrificed his only son, Jesus, just so we could be forever forgiven.

What words could ever describe Easter better than a picture of Christ on the cross?

The Cross Has Said It All by Matt Redman

The cross has said it all
The cross has said it all
I can’t deny what You have shown
The cross speaks of a God of love
There displayed for all to see
Jesus Christ our only hope
The message of the Father’s heart
Come my children, come on home

As high as the heavens are above the earth
So high is the measure of Your great love
As far as the east is from the west
So far You’ve taken our sins from us

The cross has said it all
The cross has said it all
I never recognized Your touch
Until I met You at the cross
We are fallen, dust to dust
How could You do this for us?
Son of God, shed precious blood
Who can comprehend this love?

How high, how wide, how deep
How high…

Music is art

Posted: January 21, 2017 in heart, life, music, Relationships, religion, words
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What does music mean to you?

It can change our mood, raise our spirits, remind you of special people or places, but what is it?


I believe music is art, and those who compose the music and lyrics are not only composers but artists, painting a picture through their music and lyrics.

Music speaks to my heart regularly, I hope you let it speak to yours too.


Posted: November 27, 2016 in life, music, prayer, quotes, religion
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Ever wondered why sometimes it seems a real struggle to pray…Whether it’s finding words to express what’s on your mind or in your heart, or you are so busy doing other things that you don’t even bother to make time to pray?

You’ll be glad to hear there is a reason for this…


Don’t let Satan get the better of you by stopping you from praying, by praying, then praying again. So get praying!

When you find you can no longer trust someone you called a friend, it can be devastating because you know you’ve shared with them things you have told no-one else.

When you can no longer count on your friends to be honest with you no matter what, it can leave you feeling isolated and alone.

When your friends are no longer loyal, it can feel like they’ve abandoned you.

So bearing these things in mind, that’s why we must be trustworthy, honest and loyal to our friends, so that we become a friend worth having



Posted: February 10, 2016 in life, music, religion, stress, trust
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Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny ~ C. S. Lewis

Yes, we all hate “afflictions” and problems don’t we? We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t!

However I want to remind you that everything we go through in life happens for a reason, and that reason is to help us to learn and grow. How else do we learn if we don’t experience life ourselves first hand? Life isn’t easy at times, but thankfully we do not need to face it alone, if we put our full trust in God.

Let’s be extraordinary today, and every day, taking everything that comes our way as an opportunity to learn and grow and become more like Him, ready to do amazing things for Him.

Do you like to try to do everything on your own even if that means it takes a bit longer and requires a bit more effort on your part, or do you prefer to seek help from others to make things easier for you whenever you can?

Personally I prefer to try to get by on my own rather than bothering others for help or expecting them to give up their valuable time. That said, there are definitely some things I will admit immediately that I can’t do on my own, and always look for help…and that’s why I ask God for help on a daily basis, with life!

we need help