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Have you ever wondered why coincidences seem to happen? Why a specific piece of music that means so much to you, happened to come on the radio or your ipod, just when you need a lift; Why a specific person who always knows how to cheer your heart, calls or visits you just when you’re needing a lift; Why the preacher at church happens to talk on a subject that is relevant to you just at that time…

I could go on with lots of other coincidences, but hopefully you see where I’m going with this – That there aren’t really any coincidences when it comes to the important things in life, because all things happens because God has planned them…that piece of music just when you needed it; that friend who visits; the message from the preacher.

So the next time you’re tempted to say “that’s a coincidence”, remember it’s no coincidence, it all part of God’s plan.

 

It’s all well and good, preaching God‘s message to others but preaching at people just isn’t enough to convince some of God’s love for them.

So how do we convince them?

We’ve got to BE God’s message!

But how do we be God’s message?

We pray to God and trust Him, to help us live the kind of life He wants us to live.

So when we see people hurting, people who have no desire to trust us or indeed trust God, don’t preach at them, be God’s message to them by showing them God’s message in action!

Anything

Posted: August 11, 2010 in life, religion
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If God asked you to go work abroad, would you do it?

If He asked you to become a minister/preacher, would you do it?

What will you do for God? Anything?

When you become a Christian, you’re signing up to God’s plan for your life. Therefore, whatever He asks you to do, it is your duty to God to respond and accept His plan, willingly.

I have accepted God’s plan for my life, and am continuing to try to achieve those plans.

Have you accepted God’s plan for your life? Are you willing to accept God’s plan for your life?

My challenge to you today is to look at your life, compare that with God’s plan for your life. If they are different, I’d urge you today to commit your future to God by telling Him that you are willing to do anything He wants you to do.

I Am Willing by Jeremy Camp

What do you see in me
Cause I’m just a man
With all these insecurities
How can I even speak
When the words they seem to fall
So far away from me
All my life
I have felt your purpose bathed in me
To you I’m crawling now
So desperately

I am willing to be
Anything you want from me
Cause you have given
New life to Me

So many things unknown
The things that tore so deep
But in the end your will was shown
And I felt so drained
Last and blame
You pulled me out of that broken state
Cause this idle time I’ve spent to know my pointless ways
The past is over now
The past is over

I am willing to be
Anything you want from me
Cause you have given
New life to Me

For your hand I’m holding out
Staring at your bleeding brow always
Wanting to remember now
To live my life unselfishly
Breathe my breath so gratefully
I know
With you I’ll face this very moment

Cause I am willing to be
Anything you want from me
Cause you have given
New life to Me

The Sermon

Posted: November 19, 2009 in religion
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I received the following in an email and I felt I had to share it with you, it’s so thought provoking…

A member of a certain church, who previously had been
attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks,
the preacher decided to visit him.

It was a chilly evening. The preacher found the man at home
alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his
preachers visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable
chair near the fireplace and waited.

The preacher made himself at home but said nothing. In the
grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around
the burning logs. After some minutes, the preacher took the
fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and
placed it to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back
in his chair, still silent.

The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one
one lone ember’s flame flickered and diminished, there was a
momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was
cold and dead.

Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The
preacher glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave.
He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed
it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow,
once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the preacher reached the door to leave, his host said with a
tear running down his cheek, “Thank you so much for your
visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in
church next week .”

We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too
little. Consequently, few listen. Sometimes the best sermons are
the ones left unspoken.

The Lord is my Shepherdthat’s a Relationship!
I shall not wantthat’s Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pasturesthat’s Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still watersthat’s Refreshment!
He restoreth my soulthat’s Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousnessthat’s Guidance!
For His name sakethat’s Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of deaththat’s Testing!
I will fear no evilthat’s Protection!
For Thou art with methat’s Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort methat’s Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemiesthat’s Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oilthat’s Consecration!
My cup runneth overthat’s Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my lifethat’s Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lordthat’s Security!
Foreverthat’s Eternity!