Posts Tagged ‘sin’

Where is God?

With so many suffering in the world today, it’s not surprising that many feel so alone, that God’s not here. However, the fact that you have wondered where God is, means someone else has too. I believe that it’s up to those of us who do believe God is here, to help everyone else also discover God is here.

In John’s gospel, just before Jesus was crucified, Jesus told His disciples about a comforter He would send, to remind them of all the things He had taught. Sure enough, that comforter, the Holy Spirit of God, came to them just a short time after Jesus ascended into heaven. We go on to read about the disciples being filled with His Spirit and declaring the Gospel message, in the first chapter of Acts.

Just as the disciples came to know the Comforter, confessing their sins and then accepting God’s forgiveness, so can we. If we have the holy spirit living in us, comforting us, we will gradually become more like Him. As we become more like Him, others will begin to discover where God is by knowing us.

So help others find God today, by accepting God into your life.

We all do and say things we shouldn’t.

We all do and say things sometimes which we instantly regret.

Do we all ask for forgiveness from those we hurt by our words and actions?

Do we seek God’s mercy for our sins?

 

For every child (Kyrie) by Stuart Townend

For every child who lies still beneath his mother’s eyes
She’s asking why the God of love would give then take away?
For every self made man doing everything he can
To fill the void that’s deep within eating at his soul

Ooh, have mercy, ooh, ooh
Have mercy on us all

For every wife who cries when her husband’s lying eyes
Give the sordid game away and something dies within
For those who walk the streets, destitute and desperate
We shake our heads and wash our hands, and hurry on our way

Ooh, have mercy, ooh, have mercy, oh, whoa
Ooh, have mercy on us all, have mercy on us all
Ooh, have mercy, Lord, ooh, have mercy, oh, whoa
Ooh, mercy on us all, have mercy on us all

Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy, have mercy
Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy
Have mercy on us all

Lord, have mercy, have mercy, Lord
Christ, have mercy, have mercy, Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy, have mercy, Lo-Lo-Lord

Oh God, forgive us for the wrong that we have done
The night is filled with weeping and we’re aching for that dawn
Oh God of love, this world has suffered for so long
Have mercy on us all

We want to see the light, we want to see the day
When hope is realized and hatred washed away
When justice rules the heart, compassion leads the way
Have mercy on us all

Forgive our driven need to make a virtue out of greed
We’ve set our hearts on worldly things that cannot satisfy
We’ve used tomorrow’s gold today while nature chokes along the way
How many years before we pay? Perhaps we’re paying now

Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Have mercy on us all

Hear our cry, oh Lord

I never thought I’d ever find anything that God has never seen, but I have!

God has never seen

You can see there is a very good reason why God has never seen these things. I pray that if you feel you have never sinned, or God does not love you, or God cannot save you, think again, because He can because He loves you!

Sydney Staff Songsters remind us of this truth in God Loves You:

The power

Posted: April 2, 2015 in cross, death, Easter, life, love, music, religion, words
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What do you think of when you think of power?

Someone who is physically strong and unmovable; a supernatural power; authority in a system or situation

The cross on which Christ died is a sign of God’s power, His authority over us. The cross reminds us how much God loves us, and gave God the power and authority to forgive us of all our sins.

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This week is Holy Week, the week leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday…but do these days actually mean anything to you, or are they just names you associate with days off school or work, or a time to each lots of chocolate?

Sadly for many, Easter is just about holidays and Easter eggs, but for some of us, those who believe in Christ, Easter is pivotal to our religion, as without Easter we would not have been forgiven of all our sins, and we would not have the guarantee of eternal life.

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Easter is not just a story, Easter is a reality, a reality which changed the world for each one of us, all because of God’s amazing love for us.

Sin is one of those words that we always seem to avoid saying, as if it’s some kind of bad word. Well it’s not, sins are something we all have as none of us are perfect, so don’t be afraid of talking about your sins.

God's grace is bigger

The good news is that no matter how big or horrendous our sins, God still loves us, and is still reaching out to us. So let God prove His love for you by seeking His forgiveness for all your sins, and in turn give your all to Him. God’s grace is so amazing!

 

Freedom

Posted: October 2, 2014 in life, music, religion
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God offers freedom to each of us if we follow Him.

God will take away our sins because Jesus died so that we could be forgiven.

So set yourself free, by letting God take away your sins.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is
There is freedom
Where the Spirit of the Lord is
Chains are broken
Eyes are open
Christ is with us
Christ is with us

 

 

 

It’s free!

Posted: August 15, 2014 in love, music, Relationships, religion
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You’ve probably heard lots of people, including me, say that God’s forgiveness is freely available to each and every one of us. That said, we will only receive forgiveness if we acknowledge our failures and our sins to God. We must then accept Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and let Him enter every part of our lives. Then and only then will we receive God’s forgiveness.

Are you ready and willing to seek God’s forgiveness today?

 
God’s Eternal Seeds
 
We need to keep on sowing
The seeds of Jesus Christ
Of hope, grace and mercy
Into our children’s lives
 
For they need to know God’s love
And the hope there is in Him
Of receiving eternal salvation
And forgiveness of their sins
 
For if we remain faithful
In the sowing of this seed
We will reap the rewards of it
As we see them come to believe
 
And be planted like a tree
Beside God’s flowing river
So they will be continually refreshed
And their leaves shall never wither
 
Their fruit shall also be
Ready in its season
Freely given out to those
Whose lives they’re sowing seeds in
 
So as we keep on sowing
We shall surely reap
A bountiful harvest in their lives
From God’s eternal seeds
 
by M.S.Lowndes

Keep working for God, and He will keep working for you. You will find eternal happiness when you serve God all your days.

How has your week been?

Have you felt God’s presence with you during your week or has your week been one in which God has been far from your mind and so you’ve got through the week on your own?

I hope the following doesn’t describe your week..

without God

Make your week strong, let God in and let Him help spend the week with you.