God’s promises – he is coming back

Jesus is coming back. Imagine the shock of all who do not believe when this happens.

I find it sad people are so against believing, fighting this #Godspromises as I long for all to be saved. My heart understands not all with be saved but I know God will wait until the last moment so as many as possible are.

Part of us 
In this time warp of the present
Long to see Lord Jesus back
Wondering how every eye will see
Will he be on a white horse
Covered in a cloud
One thing for sure
He will be shining in glory

Part of us asks
Please wait a little longer
There are so many mockers
Refusing to believe
It is all about us
Wrongly believing
We make our own destiny

Lord Jesus
Before you come back
We long for friends and family
To know you
The way your people do
Drawing close in repentance
Getting to know you day by day
As it is sad to think of those left behind

In these strange times we live in
We hold your promises dear
Keeping our eyes on you sweet Jesus
Our goal
And prize
Our destiny
Eternity with you in heaven

If you want to know more about Jesus contact your local church. They are still open online and Alpha is still alive.

God’s promises – he never leaves us

Today I really am feeling a shift. I feel God moving again. God is always my rock but for months he has felt still, motionless even though I know he is still very much alive.

#Godspromises and answer to prayer for others are really lifting my spirits. We may all still be lockdown in our homes but God doesn’t just go with us on outside journeys. God is with us in the emotional, internal and physical battles. God never leaves us.

Jesus
You never leave us
You are always by our side
In us
Carrying the Sprit of God
Taking every step of life with us
We may not be able to go outside
Be locked in our homes
But we are all still on a journey
Of heart and minds
You haven't left us
Your still making us bold
Courageous and tackling fear
Keeping us bold
And giving us new opportunities
With a new creativity
That only comes from you
Thank you that
You are our strong foundation
Never leaving our side.
Amen

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

God’s promises – he holds your hand.

This week’s  Five minute Friday prompt word is FIX. You can join in the fun here: https://fiveminutefriday.com  As a writing community we write for 5 minutes(ish) no perfection or edits, the words just flow. #fiveminuteFriday

This week I am combining the word prompt Fix and #Godspromises which I am using to sustain me and hopefully encourage others in these strange times.

Problems come
Problems go
Where do go to put them right
Do you look to friends
Alcohol or drugs
Or do you simply think
Ignored they will go away

A problem shared
Is a problem solved
So society says
Is our help full of wisdom
Or out for what they can get
Is there such a thing as a quick fix

To fix the problem
Is not always simple
To do it correctly is not always quick
But we have a God
Who leaves his spirit
To dwell in us for when times are tough

God fixes the problem
But not in our way
Patience must endure
Faith will build
Trust will strengthen
The more we lean on him

So whatever
In your life needs fixing
Take God's hand
Let him hold you fast
Trust in his promises
For he fixes all things

God’s promises – He fights for us

Sometimes all we need to do is be still. The trick is to sit still and listen before we crash from exhaustion. #Godspromises

Sitting still 
An art form
In its own right
No fidgeting
Or waiting
Till you've lost the fight
Don't wait for exhaustion
To set in
Before we let stillness settle in

Be still be calm
Before it gets to much
Don't fight the fight
On your own
Before your strength
Turns to dust
Sit be still
Do nothing
Just pray

Worry is a distraction
Bringing fear, stress, anxiety and more
Lack of confidence
Plays mind tricks
Whispering lies in your ears
Don't listen to the lies
Seek joy instead
The ultimate weapon
Wacking worry on the head

So in this world
Where sitting still
Is frowned upon
Don't follow the crowd
But Jesus, the King
Where just sitting
Still is the ultimate weapon
When we say please help us

Jesus swings down
On his white horse
To win the fight for us
Letting us rest and recuperate
While he fights the battle
His word is final
No one can refuse it
The fight is over
The battle won forever

God’s promises – delivered from troubles

Love this #Godspromises.

Troubles gone

God wants to be in our all
From the tiniest of detail
To the heaviest of burdens

No matter is to trivial
Or to complicated to solve
God is in the detail carrying the load

We can have one or seventy
Troubles at once
God doesn't pick and choose

He looks at each one
A solution in place
Delivering us to a safer place

In time we will see
The needless worry
As each trouble disappears

God has been true to his promise
Delivering us from troubles
Releasing us to freedom and joy

God’s promises – peace and restoration

Psalm 23. How many of us recite these 2 lines when life is being life.

#Godspromises of restoring and peace. He leads me beside still waters he restores my soul.

The waters are still 
So peaceful and quiet
Next to a field of green
You say rest my child
Be still
Don't think
Just breath in and out

Let my spirit come
It will rest in you
Restoring all the calm
Taking the mess
Of heart
Of mind
Clarity shining through

Your soul so weary
The rest will help
Lay down and enjoy
Scenery all around
Lose the weary
Be energised
Refreshed hope restored

The worries all gone
Peace is restored
Your body and mind
Fully recovered
Holy Spirit
Soul refreshed
Just trust in the Lord today

God’s promises – we are not alone

Today a close friend is grieving a parent, my daughter is at her shift in the hospital where she works and it feels odd having a verse about a spirit raising Jesus from the dead, when this world is counting the cost of the pandemic in lives.

#Godspromises are true. Nothing can take that away and as both my friend and daughter take comfort in God, they are not alone.

God has left his Holy Spirit, who in essence is God. Do I understand this? No. Do I believe this anyway? Yes. This is faith.

We do not go through any part of life alone. When we accept Jesus this is  God’s promise. God never leaves us, he is in the good the bad and the ugly, God loves us and accepts us wherever we are, whatever the situation.

Dear Father,Son and Holy Spirit 
I thank you that you never leave us.
That you are with us in every circumstance, whether this is good or bad.
Strengthen and bring peace to all that need you today.
May they feel your presence stronger than ever.
Please comfort the grieving,
Bring strength to all who care and look after us.
Bring rest to the exhausted.
Let wisdom be in the hearts of everyone, doing what is right from following the rules, to showing love and kindness to each other.
Amen

God’s promises – brokenhearts healed

It is difficult in a world that feels cracked and fragile before it breaks but we have to have the joy, positivity & hope of #Godspromises

Even in heartbreak there has to be hope and compassion. We can’t let bitterness and lies take over. We need to look for joy and compassion, however hard and however much we do not want to.

Jesus 
Our world feels broken
There is barely a person not grieving
Whether from the virus
Or what might of been
Broken relationships
Or what comes next

Jesus
You have to be our hope
There is no other person
That heals our hearts and wipes our tears
You are healing heartbroken hearts individually
Bringing unity to this nation

Jesus
Stir up in our hearts
Compassion hope and love
By your spirit
Bring your peace
Healing and forgiveness
Restoring all that feels lost
As the only person that can

A prayer for a fresh approach

This week’s  Five minute Friday prompt word is FRESH. You can join in the fun here: https://fiveminutefriday.com  As a writing community we write for 5 minutes(ish) no perfection or edits, the words just flow. #fiveminuteFriday

Dear Father God in heaven 

I thank you for each fresh new start every morning.

I pray that your spirit will come afresh in me today.
From the moment I wake to the time to sleep, let me make the most of this day.

Restore hope in our nation and a world that feels broken in a way only you can.

Restore hope and healing to the sick.
Bring peace to the grieving.
Bring Joy to the disillusioned and depressed.

Lord I am but one person.
Show me how to share your light before others in new and fresh ways.

Let me come together with my family in Christ showing unity and bringing your message of hope and light into what feels like a dark world.

Father come today in a fresh new way that I and others cannot ignore, showing your grace love and mercy in a fresh and new way to all we meet along the way virtually or physically.

Amen

God’s promises – he is good to all

What a beautiful #Godspromises

God doesn't have favourites
Or think your not special
God doesn't care
If your tall or short
Fat or thin
God loves you just as you are

God knows
No one is beyond redemption
There is nothing
You can do
No pit too deep
When calling to be saved

God is good to all
There is no one is better than another
His mercy is everywhere
If you can't see this
Just open the eyes of your heart
And gently let God in