Posts Tagged ‘Tim Hughes’

Ever stopped to think how you got to where you are today?

I expect though, you’ve questioned where God was when you were going through a difficult time, and you’ve felt as if God has deserted you.

God is part of all the good things that happen in your life, just as he is always there for you during the difficult times. That’s why it’s quite ironic that we forget God is there during the good times, but are quick to accuse him of deserting us during difficult times.

God’s not going to do everything for us, but we can’t do anything without Him.

So remember to thank God for all he does for you every day, as you wouldn’t be where you are today if God hadn’t helped you.

Over the years there have been a number of high profile cases where though newer technology, they have been able to prove that someone who has been in prison for many years, is actually innocent of the crime they were imprisoned for.

I cannot comprehend what it must feel like for these people. People who have not committed the crime they were imprisoned for, but unjustly kept locked away from every day life, and away from their family and friends.

Now think about Jesus and the crime he was accused of, and the price he paid…

Jesus was innocent, but he died for you and me. We need to tell the world just what Christ sacrificed for each of us.

Have you been given a lot of information about something you’re not interested in and thought to yourself, “that’s instantly forgettable”?

Have you ever thought the same about a person? Someone you meet, or have a conversation with that didn’t say or do anything that made then stand out for you, so didn’t make themselves someone you felt you needed to remember.

Being an instantly forgettable person can’t be easy, as no-one remembers you. Sometimes someone may remember a few words you said or something you did, but I guarantee no-one will remember it was you who said or did those things!

In God’s eyes, none of us are forgettable at all. He loves each one of us regardless of who we are, what we do or what we say.

If God takes the time to remember each and every one of us, surely we should be able to remember those we meet or converse with. Let’s make sure we look after everyone and never forget someone just because they maybe don’t have the same interests or views as ourselves.

Lets make sure we make everyone instantly memorable rather than instantly forgettable.

When those around us dismiss God and tell us we’re crazy to believe in his existence, we must stay strong, and keep on believing in Him.

We need God’s strength and courage to help us in those situations, so stay strong.

To the ends of the earth we will go
Fill us with power
For the truth of Your word we will stand
Give us Your courage

Out on a limb

Posted: February 24, 2017 in belief, music, religion, words
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Isolated; Stranded; Separate; Marooned; Cut off; Set apart

…all words that describe what the phrase “out on a limb” means.

All these words are quite scary aren’t they, they give a real sense of being alone, and that is never nice.

There is a positive in this though, as being “set apart” for Christ is what God wants us to be, because we must stand out from the crowd, and stand up for who and what we believe in…set apart for our God.

Set Apart by Tim Hughes

Back to our first love
Nothing between us
Back to Your heart to the start of it all
Where we found You

Out of the ashes
Into the fire
You are refining our hearts in the flames
Of Your presence

Set apart for our God above
Set apart for the One we love
Set apart for Your glory
We are Yours Yours

Everything for You alone
Everything to make You known
Set apart for Your glory
We are Yours Yours

Sacred and holy
Your Name is worthy
Jesus awaken our hearts now to be
Your revival

Oh how great You are
Oh how great You are

Yesterday in Quiet Moments I spoke about how we need to spend quiet time with God away from the busyness of everyday life, so that we can simply prayer and read the bible.

However I’m conscious that sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to actually say a prayer, particularly when we’re going through a difficult period in our life. And sometimes, instead of praying all we can do is cry…but that too is ok, because He sees our tears and knows what’s in our heart.

tears-are-prayers

parents-holding-baby

A parent shows their love for their child by putting their arms around their child and holding them close. Holding the child close shows the parent will protect the child from all harm or danger that may come their way.

In the same way as a parent protects their child, God reaches out His arms of love to each of us to protect and help us through life.

Have you experienced God’s “arms of love” and accepted Him into your life?

Empty handed here I come,
I have nothing left to give You
Take my heart and all I am;
Who else, Lord can I run to?
Every part of me You see
I’m an open book before You
Jesus, take me as I am;
I can come no other way

Your arms are big enough for me
Your arms are big enough for me

Years of pain are washed away
in the beauty of Your presence
In this moment, everyday
Perfect love will carry me

Your arms are big enough for me
Your arms are big enough for me
Your grace is strong enough for me
Your grace is strong enough for me

I lay my life down here
I give it all to You
It’s all for You
Nothing can keep me from Your love
Oh, the love of Jesus

We all say we’ve no time, or we’re too busy, but are we too busy for everything?

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~ Mother Teresa

I’m sure we’re all guilty of judging others sometimes, even if we’re doing it subconsciously, but are we guilty of loving others subconsciously too?

Love of others, consciously or subconsciously, is what we need to find time for, so stop judging and start loving!

 

I’ve had questions without answers
I’ve known sorrow, I have known pain
But there’s one thing that I cling to
You are faithful, Jesus You’re true

When hope is lost, I call You Saviour
When pain surrounds, I call You Healer
When silence falls
You’ll be the song within my heart

In the lone hour of my sorrow
Through the darkest night of my soul
You surround me, and sustain me
My defender for ever more

When hope is lost, I call You Saviour
When pain surrounds, I call You Healer
When silence falls
You’ll be the song within my heart

And I will praise You, I will praise You
When the tears fall still I will sing to You

I will praise You, Jesus praise You
Through the suffering still I will sing to You

When hope is lost, I call You Saviour
When pain surrounds, I call You Healer
When silence falls
You’ll be the song within my heart

I will praise You, I will praise You
When the tears fall still I will sing to you
I will praise You, Jesus I will praise You
Through the suffering still I will sing to You
I will sing to You, Jesus I’ll sing to You

When the laughter fails to comfort
When my heart aches, Lord are You be there
When confusion is all around me
And the darkness is my closest friend
Still I’ll praise You, Jesus praise You

Theses are the words from Tim Hughes’ song When the Tears Fall. I love this song, as the words are just so personal to me, as I have felt exactly the way this song describes.

I am just grateful that my faith in God has been strong so that I could put my full trust in Him to see me through those darkest of days.

How about you, do you still praise Jesus even when your heart is aching?

Saw this recently and was struck by how true this is

walking sermon

Sadly most people never go to church so never see or hear a minister or church leader, so how can we expect them to see God unless they see Him through us!

Let’s make sure we are a walking sermon letting others see Christ is alive through the way we live our life.