Patience is far from my strong point. The nuts of not wanting to wait. Wanting an end to all problems instantly I desire. I need to learn to rejoice in hope that my answer is already here. God’s timing is perfect, mine is normally hurry up please!
My hope is in you alone Jesus However hard I try Patience is not my thing Why can't I have it now I cry As doubt finds a way in Eyes get diverted My head starts to spin
Patience is what I need I pray Learning to be still Why is it so hard I grumble But is hardship really here Just a loss of creature comforts My self pity needs to go The Holy Spirit needs to enter in
With words of praise and worship Nuts of lies and impatience Run and disappear Hope And patience reign As the Spirit is allowed to soar God is able to step in Bringing miracles and glory galore
So whatever your waiting for Keep your eyes on God above Let Jesus take your hand As the Holy Spirit leads Let praise part from your lips Peace and joy surround And everything is well
Over the holidays I watched the new James Bond movie. No spoilers, but as the end leaves things wide open, it got me thinking. Does the world really need another hero?
We may all be heroes in our own way, helping and saving individuals in distress but when it comes to saving the world we already have the hero we need.
Jesus, the same yesterday, today and forever. We need nothing else.
As we start 2022 and look forward to a more hopeful and better year ahead. Are we looking for a person to save us from everything we are running from in 2021?
That person is here. The issue is people mock and turn their backs from him because their answer from him doesn’t match their own!
Instead of looking to your own powers, fantasies or the government to complete your 2022 dreams, look to the baby whose birth we have just celebrated.
Life is never promised to be easy. But we are promised that we do not have to be a victim of our circumstances. In Jesus we have a hero that frees us from shame, fear, poverty, addiction, sickness and much much more if we just let him in.
If it is the only thing you do in 2022, make sure you search, ask, seek and commit to the only hero the world needs, Jesus. The transformation will be life changing and possibly world changing!
On the silver screen Heroes are plenty Saving the world With imaginary powers
In reality Our hero does exist But many prefer imaginary ones Not wanting to believe
The hero already exists We need no other A supernatural being Who has already saved the world
To be saved All you have to do Is accept Jesus And live for him each day
There is no other hero No more are required Just the son Who became one of us
The hero who loves us so Takes away all sin No shame in us Just freedom
Our hero has set us free To live in joy, Peace and hope Each and every day
Jesus is our hope. #Godspromises that we have a hope and a future and we will not be cut of from this. When we accept Jesus as our saviour our hope is not in man or our strength. Our hope and future in in Christ alone.
Sometimes when hope gets wobbled. In the sad and troublesome times. We just need to remember Jesus went through the heartbreak of losing friends and temptation, he understands. What better person to put our hope in.
Our hope in such odd times With a pandemic raging on Still comes from our God alone The only holy one
A hope that promises a future That the craziness will finish Healing will creep in Of body, mind and soul
The world isn't over Even with so many tears shed Counting the cost in lives Saying too many goodbyes
Even in the heartbreak When we feel life should stand still We trust in our God Knowing this is not the end
For our future is in God's hands He has told us so He promises us a future We can never been cut off from
Our hope for better times to return For the pandemic to end Is already fulfilled and not cut off For all God's promises are true
This promise no exception We just need to be still Put our faith in God above Our hope, healer and restorer
What a promise! #Godspromises do not get much better than Matthew 7:7
How many of us really pray and cling to this promise?
This is a promise for this world. This instance, this moment and no other. This promise used to bless one another and not for selfish gain, is life changing and mind blowing.
To me this bible verse from Matthew is the one we need to cling to and claim in the midst of this pandemic. Think of all the things Christians could claim in God’s name if we all stood firm and prayed this verse daily.
We thank you that Matthew 7:7 are your words and teachings. Just as we believe in you, we believe your words spoken and all you taught.
Lord Jesus we ask for you to be in our nation. To be alive and come in revival. We ask for stories of love and kindness to shine over the pandemic. For stories of healings and restored relationships. Lord Jesus we have asked we know and believe this is being given to us as we pray. Our hearts and arms are open to receive.
Lord Jesus we seek your wisdom through your Holy Spirit, for us personally and for our governments. In daily decisions doctors and nurses have to make along with all authorities. Let us seek with all out hearts so we find your wisdom abundantly through your Spirit.
Lord Jesus please open the doors in our communities. So we can share your love. Your gospel of peace. Let us encourage, support and build each other up through all your open doors, because once you have opened the door no one can shut it.
We claim these answers through your promise in Matthew 7:7 Jesus. You are our hope. Our deliverer, our all.
January is depressing. Even if you take COVID away, it is tough. I miss Christmas and the time I made to reflect on the nativity.
I have decided in the cold of winter and another lockdown that it is time to start looking towards hope.
The only place I know where to find true hope is through my Christian faith. So I have decided to start reflecting on God’s promises until lent.
God has so many promises and I think it would take me all year to find them, let alone put them in order. So all my choices over the coming days and weeks will be random.
When I think of God’s promises I think of rainbows. Rainbows have many meanings and symbolise a lot of causes, but to me it will always be God’s covenant with the world after the great flood. A promise of how God will continue to look after us.
God’s promises are true. The promise all Christians cling to and hold dear is John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
In this world it is easy to forget about hell. As a Christian you cannot believe in heaven without believing in hell. I also have to admit that if heaven is beyond our wildest dreams, I am scared that hell is beyond our wildest nightmares.
Therefore John 3:16 is the ultimate promise. It does not promise that we will not die in this world, but it does promise that if we believe God sent his only son to die for us, and that while in this world we live for Jesus, we will have eternity in heaven.
A life away from all that binds us on this world.
I don’t profess to know how this promise works, or that I am perfect because perfection only exists in Jesus. But in the middle of a pandemic with so much heartbreak and death around, I take great comfort in this promise.
The truth is we will all die at some point and our loved ones will grieve. I hope that this isn’t today, tomorrow or anytime soon. But no one knows.
I would rather everyone was to die at old age, peacefully in their sleep, but life does not work that way. I find huge comfort knowing that when I leave this mortal world I will be going to another where I will have eternal life with my friend and saviour Jesus forever.
When I see a rainbow, I see a promise of eternal life. What do you see? Where is your hope today?
You are my hope Nothing more The world bringing it's story Of doom and gloom Life feeling like it's cheap Where the only choice is economic fate Death and depression
But my hope and firm foundation Is the saviour Who rose from the dead Who today still brings life Accepting us individually Who doesn't count statistics Spread fear Or pigeon hole You to him are special So worth dying for
You are worth more Than a tsunami of pandemic Your not a post code lottery Or part of a chain reaction You are not a slave BUT loved Adored Wanted Not as a captive or a slave But free and alive
In these times of yet another lockdown When winter months are stark And missing loves ones is hard Stand firm In the one Whose only message is love The one that is our hope
Look for the miracles In the darkness Stories that only shine love Hope and encouragment Spreading joy Covering the fear There is still so much good If only we open our eyes Trusting in the one Who died to bring us life.
I go into the conservatory because it is light and bright. It can also be cold and chilling to the bones in the winter months.
I can hear the birds more from here. A chorus that rivals no other. Glimpses of them feeding from their feeder. The brave coming out to fly over head, the bright blue sky for a background.
Even amid the houses and gardens, a small part of God’s beauty is to be seen.
The icy frost glittering off shed roofs, fence tops and cars, making spider web patterns on the grass.
The loney Christmas rose bringing flowering beauty to a bleak limbo.
Shrubs and trees a mixture of greenery and twigs. Sheltering hibernating animals keeping them cosy and warm.
This time between Christmas and New year, when we wrap up warm and snuggle indoors. God’s beauty is still with us in the sunset and sunrise.
From cold morning frost to clear dark nights twinkling their starlights.
Just as our bleak year of 2020 comes to an end, God works his nature under the ground preparing for his next season.
It there may not feel like much to appreciate in this pandemic. But every loved one still with us, healthy and well. For those still with jobs count your blessings not woes.
For those in a dark place, do not let it overflow. Take heart that God is still in this place. God is using this time like the season. To plan and create a new spring. In you and on this earth. Bringing forth new blooms and flowers in the season.
Let God bring you peace in this season of winter pandemic. Stay strong in hope and peace as God works in us under the surface planting new bulbs and flowers in our hearts ready for the next season.