Posts Tagged ‘matt redman’

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?

music-is-art

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.

Limits

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…

limits

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

friend-worth-keeping

Extraordinary

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

Worthy

Posted: October 29, 2015 in music, religion
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God is worthy of our praise, so let’s make sure we praise His name!

In praising God, we not only show him how much we love him, but we also reinforce to ourselves our love of God.

Ignite your passion

Posted: September 3, 2015 in heart, music, religion, words
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Is there a fire burning in your heart?
Do you know and understand what that burning is?
It is God, deep within you, He is there, and He is living in you. That burning is never going to fade and die, because God is always with you, so let Him ignite your passion for Him today, and go into the world and tell them about Him!
We’re the forgiven, singing redemption’s song
There’s a fire that burns inside
A fire that burns inside
Nothing can stop us
We’ll be running through the night
With a fire that burns inside
A fire that burns inside

We are the free, the freedom generation
Singing of mercy
You are the One who set us all in motion
Yours is the glory
There’s a fire in our hearts and it burns for You
It’s never gonna fade away
We are the free, and Yours is the glory

We are the risen, living alive in You
And our passion will not die
No, our passion will not die
Nothing can stop us
We’ll be running through the night
And our passion will not die
No, our passion will not die

Chorus

Up from the grave He rose again
Up from the grave He rose and we will
Rise up, rise up
Into the world that You so love
Into the world we go and we will
Rise up, rise up