Posts Tagged ‘Twila Paris’

Every child

Posted: September 2, 2016 in children, family, life, love, music, Relationships
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A cutout paper chain family with the protection of cupped hands, representing the security and care that should I’m sure we’d all agree should be evident in every family.

Thankfully for me, I grew up in a family where I did feel safe and secure, but for too many children this is far from the childhood they experience.

 

Are you aware?

Posted: February 2, 2016 in life, music, quotes, Relationships, religion, trust
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Are you aware of God?

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Are you aware that God is always with you?

Are you conscious of God’s presence with you?

We can be aware of God without truly trusting Him, so are you simply aware of God or do you trust Him with your life?

Do I Trust You by Twila Paris

Sometimes my little heart can’t understand
What’s in Your will, what’s in Your plan
So many times I’m tempted to ask You why

But I can never forget it for long
Lord, what You do could not be wrong
So I believe You even when I must cry

Do I trust You, Lord? Does the river flow?
Do I trust You, Lord? Does the north wind blow?
You can see my heart, You can read my mind
And You’ve got to know, I would rather die
Than to lose my faith in the One I love
Do I trust You, Lord? Do I trust You?

I know the answers, I’ve given them all
But suddenly now, I feel so small
Shaken down to the cavity in my soul

I know the doctrine and theology
But right now they don’t mean much to me
This time there’s only one thing I’ve got to know

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Do I trust You, Lord? Does the robin sing?
Do I trust You, Lord? Does it rain in spring?
You can see my heart, You can read my mind
And You got to know I would rather die
Than to lose my faith in the One I love
Do I trust You, Lord? Do I trust You?

I will trust You, Lord, when I don’t know why
I will trust You, Lord, till the day I die
I will trust You, Lord, when I’m blind with pain
You were God before and You’ll never change

I will trust You, I will trust You
I will trust You, Lord
I will trust You, I will trust You
I will trust You, Lord

I will trust You, I will trust You
I will trust You, Lord

Are you the same person in public as you are in private?

You may think that is a strange question, but let me explain – Many people struggle with life, depression, life events, relationships, health issues etc, but will never tell their friends and family just how difficult they are finding life. They will “put on” a public face when their with friends and family so that none of them suspect anything is wrong, but when they’re in the privacy of their own home, they fall apart, they are an emotional wreck, struggling to see the positives in life and maybe even struggling to know how they can face tomorrow.

The words of the first verse of the song The Warrior Is A Child by Twila Paris, reiterate my thoughts on people lives different public and private lives, and go running home from “public appearances” because they are falling apart inside:

Lately, I’ve been winning battles left and right
But even winners can get wounded in the fight
People say that I’m amazing strong beyond my years
But they don’t see inside of me, I’m hiding all the tears

It’s reassuring to know though, that even when we are falling apart inside and no-one can see that, God sees, knows and understands why we feel the way we do, and He is there to help us if we just reach out to Him.

The Warrior Is A Child by Twila Paris

Lately, I’ve been winning battles left and right
But even winners can get wounded in the fight
People say that I’m amazing strong beyond my years
But they don’t see inside of me, I’m hiding all the tears

They don’t know that I go running home when I fall down
They don’t know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and cry for just a while
‘Cause deep inside this armour the warrior is a child

Unafraid because His armour is the best
But even soldiers need a quiet place to rest
People say that I’m amazing never face retreat
But they don’t see the enemies that lay me at His feet

They don’t know that I go running home when I fall down
They don’t know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and cry for just a while
‘Cause deep inside this armour the warrior is a child

They don’t know that I go running home when I fall down
They don’t know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and look up for a smile
‘Cause deep inside this armour, deep inside this armour
Deep inside this armour the warrior is a child

 

Have you ever felt scared or afraid? Have you ever been scared of what the future holds for you?

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Simple words, but powerful and reassuring words for those of us who believe in God.

In my own experience, putting my trust in God when I was scared or afraid, was definitely the best thing I could have done. So I urge you today, and every day, if you are afraid, trust God, because He will give you the strength you need to face each day, whatever it holds.

 

I don’t know about you, but I like to be organised, so I have a list of tasks I need to get done, and timescales in which I need to get them done. I know a lot of folks like to be organised, so hopefully you don’t think I’m mad having just admitted I like to be organised in both my work and personal lives!

Planning and scheduling the things I need to do in my life is important to me, so I ensure I don’t forget about anything I need to do.

So here’s a question for you, do you plan you time with God in the same way you plan and schedule the rest of your time?

Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him ~ Joyce Meyer

Surely if think it’s important enough to plan and schedule all our tasks so we don’t forget anything, that should include our time with God, as isn’t that the most important thing we should do each day?

All friendships are forever friendships – FALSE

True friends never hurt you – TRUE

Friendships can become close friendships over many years – TRUE

True friends don’t need to see or speak to one another regularly to remain good friends – TRUE

Friends never disagree – FALSE

Broken friendships can be mended – TRUE

 

Everything about friendships cannot be defined in statements which has a simply True or False answer to them. Why, because we’re all individuals and therefore how we interact with others, including our friends and family, is all very individual to us.

There are however some things about friendships which we can be certain about, and the statements at the start of this blog post, are just a few of them. Just remember, it is possible to find true friendships, and it’s possible to rebuild broken relationships with others back into true friendships.

So regardless of whether you think all relationships can be defined by standard statements or not, remember relationships and true friendships are built on trust, love and understanding, all of which each person must exude.

Friendships can be forever, but that doesn’t just happen, w need to work at them.

Following on from yesterday’s blog post Unfriend, I’d like to remind you how much of a privilege we should consider it to be to have friends, regardless of whether they are friends we have actually met or spoken to , or simply those we’ve connected with on-line because of common interests or mutual friends.

There are so many people in this world who are alone, or feel alone, and would love to have just one true friend. That’s when it seems so ridiculous that some just send and accept friend requests with everyone and anyone they see or hear of, just so they can say they have more “friends” than the next person.

Personally I’d rather just have one true friend that I can trust and rely on, than hundreds of others who don’t know me from the next person. I am pleased to say I have that one faithful friend, as I have the privilege of having a personal relationships with my best friend, God. Have you had the privilege of knowing Him?

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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.

 

Whole

Posted: March 29, 2015 in depression, life, love, music, quotes, religion, stress
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If you’re hurting, God cares, and He wants to comfort you. He wants to heal you, and He wants to make you whole. ~ Joyce Meyer

Do you believe this statement?

Maybe you think that you can get by on your own, that you can “be strong” and just keep going. But is “just keeping going” all you expect or want to be able to do? I suspect not, so let God comfort you and help you through. He can and will make you whole again.

Your will

Posted: August 3, 2014 in life, music, quotes, religion, sport
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To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.

What does that statement make you think of? An athlete perhaps? How about a Christian?

As a Christian, God expects us to change the way we live, to stop doing things we did before we accepted Him in our lives, and start living our lives in a more Christ-like way.

It can a scary stepping out into the unknown to do things you’ve never done, however we must always remember God is with us, and will help us.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.