Posts Tagged ‘Nicky Gumbel’

When people throw stones at you, you can choose to throw them back, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them. ~ Nicky Gumbel

Yes, stones may hurt and scar you when people throw them at you, but ultimately, as this quote from Nicky Gumbel suggests, it’s how we deal with the situation that shows our character and our strength.

Don’t let stones be your downfall. Instead, learn from them, and use them to build a better you.

Single words have meaning, but don’t necessarily give context or clarity. However when we put words together and utter a prayer to God, that’s when words become more than words because of the power they then have.

When we pray, God hears more than we say, answers more than we ask, gives more than we imagine – in His own time and in His own way. ~ Nicky Gumbel

I don’t know about you, but I often find it difficult to put into words what I want to say, particularly when it comes to prayer. So isn’t it great that even when we can’t vocalise our prayers, God knows and understands what we are wanting to say.

What’s the purpose of a hospital?

Here’s the dictionary definition:

A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment.

What’s the purpose of a church?

Here’s Nicky Gumbel’s definition:

Churches are not museums that display perfect people. They are hospitals where the wounded, hurt, injured and broken find healing.

Does your church feel more like a museum than a hospital for the hurt and broken? If it does, is it really the church you want to be part of?

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Posted: November 13, 2017 in friendship, life, quotes, Relationships
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We get upset when others talk about us behind our backs or in a derogatory way, so why do we still talk about others in the same way!

Talk about others as if they were present ~ Nicky Gumbel

I pray today that we may each become more respectful towards others, and never talk about anyone is a way we wouldn’t want anyone to talk about us.

Imagine we lived in a world where rather than talk about others behind their back, we talked to them!

Imagine a world where rather than fighting those who have different beliefs from us, we talked to them!

Maybe we can change the world, simply by talking to one another

A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we talked to each other instead of about each other. ~ Nicky Gumbel

Once again news of another shooting in America hit the news headlines on Sunday night. Just about the time I heard of this latest atrocity, I read the following by Nicky Gumbel, and never did these words seem more appropriate:

You are never more like God than when you are helping hurting people, lifting up the fallen and restoring the broken.

Please join me in praying for the family and friends of all those caught up in the events at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas last night.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ~ Psalm 34:18

The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come. ~ Nicky Gumbel

It can be hard to keep going when you’ve been struggling for a while, especially when there seems to be no end to your struggles. You’ve probably forgotten how long you’ve been finding things difficult, so much so  that you’ve forgotten what it’s like to not have any worries.

It’s just as well that we can be sure that God is always with us, and with Him by our side, we can get through any situation we find ourselves in. Whether it be another day, an other week, a month or even a year before we get through our troubles, we must never give up because God will help us through.

Nicky Gumbel recently shared this photo on social media:

I think in all the running around we do these days, going from one task to another, we can easily forget we’re here for a reason – God placed you just where you are to make an impact.

Matthew 5:16 ~ Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

No matter what happens in life be kind to people. Being kind to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. ~ Nicky Gumbel

It doesn’t cost us anything to be kind to someone, so no matter how others treat you, be kind.

What a fantastic legacy to leave behind when we leave this world, kindness.

We all have people in our lives that we call friends.

If we use the following quote from Nicky Gumbel, how many of your friends do you consider to be a real friend:

A true friend knows your weakness but shows you your strength; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but stresses your abilities

It can be scary knowing that there is someone who knows exactly how you’re feeling without you having to say a word. However it can also be so reassuring. So tell your friends how much they mean to you, in return be a real friend to them too.