Posts Tagged ‘Moses’

When other people do or say things to/about you, how to you feel?

Annoyed or hurt?

I wonder why people do/say things to hurt us – I wonder if they realise how much it hurts.

I simply hope that in everything I do and say, I treat others the way I would want them to treat me.

Matthew 7-12 – Do for others what you want them to do for you. This is the teaching of the laws of Moses in a nutshell.

 

 

Ever got fed up waiting for God to answer your prayers? I think we all have, in fact I think we’ve all got slightly annoyed or frustrated at God when He (in our opinion), takes His time answering our prayers.

God always answers our prayers, but in His time.

 

Joseph waited 13 years.

Abraham waited 25 years.

Moses waited 40 years.

Jesus waited 30 years.

If God makes you wait, you are in good company.

 

God made

Adam bit

Noah arked

Abraham split

Joseph ruled

Jacob fooled

Bush talked

Moses balked

Pharaoh plagued

People walked

Sea divided

Tablets guided

Promise landed

Saul freaked

David peeked

Prophets warned

Jesus born

God walked

Love talked

Anger crucified

Hope died

Love rose

Spirit flamed

Word spread

God remained.

Hallelujah!

Life can be difficult at time, and it’s often during those times that we find it hardest to be still and wait on the Lord. The thing is, if only we took the time to stop and wait on Him, we would find the reassurance and help we need.

Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV)

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

Don’t be afraid of the silence, it’s during the silence that we can hear God more clearly when all around us is in turmoil.

Be Still For the Presence of the Lord by David J Evans

Be still for the presence of the Lord,
The Holy One is here;
Come bow before Him now
With reverence and fear.
In Him no sin is found,
We stand on holy ground;
Be still, for the presence of the Lord,
The Holy One is here.

Be still, for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all around;
He burns with holy fire,
With splendour He is crowned.
How awesome is the sight,
Our radiant King of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all around.

Be still, for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place;
He comes to cleanse and heal,
To minister His grace.
No work too hard for Him,
In faith receive from Him;
Be still, for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place.

Yesterday in Are They Blessings In Disguise #1 I talked about how the situations and circumstances we find ourselves in can be blessings, even if we don’t realise it at the time!

But how about people? During our lifetime we meet and encounter thousands of people, some for only a few seconds, others for years, but can we tell which people we meet are blessings and which we shouldn’t entertain in our lives?

We know of people in our lives who from the instant we meet them, we know we’re going to hit it off with them, that we can trust them with anything at any time. Then there are those who as soon as we meet them we feel uncertain and unsure whether they a genuine and can be trusted. It can be difficult sometimes to distinguish between these people sometimes, however, once in a while we can get it all wrong…

Have you ever made a judgement about someone when you first met them, thinking they will not become a true friend, only to find a while later that you’ve been completely wrong, that that person is in fact more genuine and trustworthy than you could have imagined. In yesterday’s blog post I recounted how I had someone unexpected reach out to me…that person was one of those people. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t that I ever thought I couldn’t trust that person, but simply that I had never imagined us having the opportunity or requirement to become close friends and confidants.

So again you can see people, as well as circumstances can be a blessing from God, so don’t pre-judge people before you get to know them, as you never know they may just be your blessing in disguise!

Acts 13:38-39 (NIV)

 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.”

 

 

I’m forgiven, because you were forsaken
I’m accepted, you were condemned
I’m alive and well, you’re spirit is within me
Because you died and rose again

 

Isn’t amazing just how much God loves us? I always feel very humble whenever I think about how much God loves me. But I do admit that I don’t remind myself often enough just how much God loves me, and how much He gave us just for me and you.

Jesus paid the ultimate prise for us just so we could be forgive of our sins, and be able to lead a free life. Isn’t it only reasonable that we should try and repay God for His love for us, by doing all we can to share His love and forgiveness with others?

 

 

Ever noticed how children often say the funniest things? Here’s some quotes from real children about the bible and Christians, I hope you find them as amusing as I did:

  • In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world so he took the Sabbath off.
  • Adam and eve were created from an apple tree. Noah’s wife was Joan of Ark. Noah built an ark and the animals came on in pears.
  • Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt during the day, but a ball of fire during the night.
  • Sampson was a strongman who let himself be led astray by a jezebel like Delilah.
  • Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the apostles.
  • Moses led the Jews to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread which is bread without any ingredients.
  • The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to get the Ten Commandments.
  • The First Commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.
  • The seventh Commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery.
  • The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.
  • David was a Hebrew king who was skilled at playing the liar. He fought the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in biblical times.
  • Solomon, one of David’s sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.
  • When the three wise guys from the east side arrived they found Jesus in the manager.
  • Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption.
  • St. John the blacksmith dumped water on his head.
  • Jesus enunciated the golden rule, which says to do unto others before they do one to you. he also explained a man doth not live by sweat alone.
  • It was a miracle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the tombstone off the entrance.
  • The people who followed the Lord were called the 12 decibels.
  • The Epistles were the wives of the Apostles.
  • One of the opossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan.
  • When St. Paul cavorted to Christianity, he preached holy acrimony which is another name for marriage.
  • Christians have only one spouse. This is called monotony.

Kids say the funniest things sometimes, so enjoy them and love them just as Jesus directed us to.