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Another day at a time

Posted: April 4, 2019 in bible, faith, life, music, quotes, religion
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Yesterday I talked about living one day at a time, but here’s a thought for you – God is the one who determines how many days we have on this earth, but he gives us one day at a time. So if he only gives us one day at a time, that must mean as of now, today is all we have!

So we only have today, because yesterday is long gone, and tomorrow is not guaranteed for any of us, only God knows.

How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? the apostle James asked. For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog — now you see it; soon it is gone.— James 4:14 TLB

Life choices

Posted: March 11, 2016 in hope, life, music, religion, words
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Do you remember the defining moment in your life when you chose God’s path for your life?

I pray that each day you may experience another defining moment in your relationship with God.

Defining Moment by NewSong

There comes a time in every heart
A time of real decision
When we reach the point of choosing
How we will live our lives

All our hopes, all our dreams
Will rise up from that moment
The moment we surrender
And choose to fallow Christ

He’s been waiting all our lives to hear us say
“I am Yours, Lord, take my hand and lead the way”

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

All I have, all I am is resting in His promise
The promise that He’ll make me everything that I should be
I will live, I will die, for the cause He set before me
To take this love in side my heart for all the world to see

All of heaven celebrates when they hear someone say
“I am Yours, Lord, take my hand and lead the way”

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

His amazing grace is such a mystery
How in an instant it can make your life complete

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

Your defining moment
Your defining moment

A couple of days ago in Unobtainable #1, I spoke about how we all have dreams and goals, and asked you to think about whether your goals were realistic and achievable or unobtainable.

As I also said in the previous post, many do not think God’s love and forgiveness is within their reach, because they believe they are unobtainable goals for them.

It is therefore our responsibility as Christians to tell others that God’s love and forgiveness is within their reach, and that they do deserve His love and His forgiveness.

God’s love and forgiveness is obtainable and available to everyone.

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment
 
 

Have you had that defining moment in your life yet, when you realise God is real, and that if you simply believe in Him and give Him your all, He will lead the way?

If you haven’t, it’s not too late to make your decision today, to believe in God and believe that He is all you need.

There comes a time in every heart
A time of real decision
When we reach the point of choosing
How we will live our lives

All our hopes, all our dreams
Will rise up from that moment
The moment we surrender
And choose to fallow Christ

He’s been waiting all our lives to hear us say
“I am Yours, Lord, take my hand and lead the way”

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

All I have, all I am is resting in His promise
The promise that He’ll make me everything that I should be
I will live, I will die, for the cause He set before me
To take this love in side my heart for all the world to see

All of heaven celebrates when they hear someone say
“I am Yours, Lord, take my hand and lead the way”

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

His amazing grace is such a mystery
How in an instant it can make your life complete

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely

When you believe He’s all you need
That will be your defining moment
As you live your life walking in His light
Trusting Him completely
That will be, that will be your defining moment

Your defining moment
Your defining moment

When I was very growing up, the whole family, including my gran, aunts, uncles and cousins, used to come to our house for dinner nearly every Christmas Day – There were a couple of years when we all went out to a local hotel or restaurant for dinner, but that was the exception rather than the rule.

christmas-family-dinner_tableOver the years the numbers gathering at Mum and Dad’s have dwindled significantly, as my cousins grew up and had their own families, and older members of the family passed away. For a number of years there was still four then five of us for Christmas dinner, as there was always Mum, Dad, Aunt Mae and me and then after I got married, Sandy joined us too. Although when Sandy’s Mum was still alive we usually had Christmas lunch with her and then joined with my Mum, Dad and Aunt Mae early evening. After Sandy’s Mum died, we, along with my Aunt Mae, we went to Mum and Dad’s for Christmas dinner.

Probably 3 or 4 years ago was when we first when back down to it being just 4 of us for dinner, as my Aunt Mae refused to come out her house to join us for Christmas dinner. As she’s now living in a local care home she’s obviously not able to have the option to join us.

Earlier this year, my Dad moved into a local nursing home as Mum was no longer able to care for him at home any more. That of course means we’ve been another person down this Christmas…so this year there was only three of us!

I know Mum has found this year particularly difficult as it’s the first year in over 55 years of marriage that Dad’s not been at home for Christmas. It’s sad how life moves on and people who are a huge part of our lives are no longer part of it. However it wouldn’t be life if the people we know and the circumstances we find ourselves in remained unchanged for long.

So however many of you there was for Christmas Day this year, I pray that while there may have been empty spaces at your table where once loved ones sat, you are happy in the knowledge that they are in heaven with God now, whole and pain-free.

Never forget those who are no longer alive, but have had an impact on your life, whether it was just for a brief moment or for many years, because they will still be watching over you, and will know they are on your mind.

I don’t know if you’ve ever come across the song Christmas Shoes before, but it’s such a beautiful song with a great message for each of us, I want to simply share this with you today:

Christmas Shoes

It was almost Christmas time
And there I stood in another line
Trying to buy that last gift or two
Not really in the Christmas mood
And standing right in front of me was a
Little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing around like little boys do
And in his hands he held
A pair of shoes

And His clothes were worn and old
He was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn’t believe what I heard him say

Sir I wanna buy these shoes
For my mama. please
It’s Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry sir
Daddy says there’s not much time
You see,
She’s been sick for quite a while And I
know these shoes will make her smile And I
Want her to look beautiful
If mama meets Jesus tonight

They counted penny’s for what seemed like years then the
Cashier said, “Son, there’s not enough here.”
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me and he said
“Mama made Christmas good at our house though
Most years she just did without, Tell me sir,
What am I gonna do?
Some how I gotta buy her these Christmas shoes.”

So I laid the money down
I just had to help him out
And I’ll never forget the look on his face when he said,
“Mama’s gonna look so great.”

Sir I wanna buy these shoes
For my mama. please
It’s Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry sir
Daddy says there’s not much time
You see,
She’s been sick for quite a while And I
know these shoes will make her smile And I
Want her to look beautiful
If mama meets Jesus tonight

I knew I’d caught a glimpse of heaven’s love as he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent me that little boy to remind me what Christmas is all about

Sir I wanna buy these shoes
For my mama. please
It’s Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry sir
Daddy says there’s not much time
You see,
She’s been sick for quite a while And I
know these shoes will make her smile And I
Want her to look beautiful
If mama meets Jesus tonight

I Want her to look beautiful
If mama meets Jesus tonight

random acts of kindness

What a beautiful message isn’t it?

Why not do something selfless for someone in need this Christmas – not only will it help them, but it’s make you feel good too!

For most of us, Christmas is a joyful and happy time of year, when we look forward to spending quality time with family and friends, and giving and reciving Christmas presents and cards. Sadly though, this isn’t the kind of Christmas everyone experiences.

There are many who have never had a Christmas where they’ve been surrounded by family, friends and presents. For many Christmas is just like every other day of the year, lonely, cold and depressing.

It’s our job as Christians to try to not only spread the real message of Christmas to those who don’t know it or believe it, but also to help make Christmas a sprecial and memorable time of year for others.

It’s my hpe this Christmas that not only will many other come to believe in the true message of Christmas, but that many others will be able to experience the wonder and hope inspired by the Christmas season in the knowledge that this season is all about the love of God.

The Christmas Hope by Newsong

Her wish this Christmas
Was that Christmas would just pass her by
Nothing could reach her
Or answer her questions why
She feels so alone
And she wonders if all hope is gone
Chorus
Hope is a candle
A light in the window
Showing the way for
A heart to come home
Hope is a Savior
Who was born in the manger
Sent down from Heaven
To rescue our hearts
Our Christmas hope
She never imagined
That for her there was hope to find
But isn’t it amazing
How God brings a heart back to life
She’s smiling now she’s finding out
What Christmas hope is all about
Chorus
Hope is a present
A gift freely given
To all who receive
And open their hearts
Hope is a promise
For a better tomorrow
In a world filled with sorrow
We always have hope
Our Christmas hope
Our Christmas hope