Posts Tagged ‘Tim Hughes’

Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa

In the last few days I’ve talked about how our words, and how we say them can impact other people’s lives, and not necessarily for the better!

Today’s thought is far more positive as you have hopefully realised by the quote from Mother Teresa I shared at the start of this post. It’s easy for us to kind, we only need to say a few words but those kind words may be the thing that makes a huge difference to the person we say them to.

For example, someone may be having a really difficult time, struggling with life or health issues, and may feel as if no one really cares about them or how they are feeling. So imagine the boost they will get when someone says a few kind words of encouragement to them.

We may never fully appreciate or realise the impact our words may have on someone, so let’s make sure the words we use and the way we say them, are ones of encouragement and support.

Psalm 16:5 (The Passion Translation)

Lord, I have chosen you alone as my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post (I’ve been chosen), I believe God has chosen each of us to be part of his family. I make no apology for talking about being chosen again today, after all we read in many places in the bible, that we have been chosen, so it must be true!

When we know someone has chosen us, we are reassured that they will guide and direct us, and possibly protect us, and that’s exactly what God has promised to do for His chosen people.

So let God guide and direct you by choosing Him today.

In everything

Posted: February 7, 2019 in belief, environment, music, nature, religion, trust
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When you look around you, what do you see?

Do you see a world full of despair and brokenness, or do you see the wonder of nature and people who are valuable who can change the world?

When God is at the centre of our lives, God is part of everything in our life and then we will see the beauty in everything, and the best in everyone.

That’s the kind of view of the world I want, how about you?

You are all around me on every side; you protect me with your power.
Your knowledge of me is too deep; it is beyond my understanding.

Psalm 139:5-6 (Good News translation)

Yesterday I shared verses 1-6 of Psalm 139, where we are reminded that God knows absolutely everything about us, even before we’ve thought or done it ourselves.

It’s amazing to know there is someone who knows us so well isn’t it? It’s even more amazing when we acknowledge that not only does God know everything about us, He’s also there with us through every step of our life, protecting us and guiding us.

We can only truly experience that wonderful protection and guidance from God when we fully accept Him as our Lord. Only then will we understand just how much He loves us. So I urge you today, let Him be your everything.

How will others know how God can change their lives if we don’t show them what He’s done in ours through our actions and our words?

If ever there was a reason why we must live our lives as God desires us to, that is it! If we don’t show others God’s love through the way we live our lives, others will never believe God loves them and can change their life.

For this is what I’m glad to do
It’s time to live a life of love that pleases You
And I will give my all to You
Surrender everything I have and follow You
I’ll follow You

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