Christmas is an awesome time of the year where we remember the gift that God has given us. A gift of love, grace, hope, and forgiveness.
The gift of life.
Jesus Christ is God’s gift to us. Nothing can even come close to it.
Imagine being born to punished, to suffer and die for someone else’s wrong, even though you were innocent. Jesus was born to be a sacrifice. To be a way to God. He did all of this because He loves us so much.
God has given you a choice, a gift of life. Will you take it?
Today I hiked up Lion’s Head for the very first time! Wow! It was an awesome experience! My love for the great outdoors has been renewed!
I noticed that everyone was extra friendly, encouraging each other. it was a really nice atmosphere. Why cant we be like that all the time?
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Encourage one another”
Psalms 121 is such an awesome psalm. It makes me feel so safe and protected.
God never sleeps. He is always watching over us, even when we feel like a helpless duckling, that has been thrown into a wild and stormy sea. We are so aware of those giant waves that we forget that God is right with us. He is ALWAYS there!!! We are just sometimes blinded by what’s going on around us.
Next time life gets stormy, stop trying to swim out, just open your Bible and have a chat with God. Life will seem less scary, and although its still storming, it’s no longer terrifying.
You are NEVER alone, God’s got you!
So, I have been visited by this little guy, a bug of sorts. Not a nice fella to be honest.
My life over the past two days: Sleeping, movies, sleeping aaaand…Sleeping! Yup that is a load of sleep!!! I quickly got bored with that, so now I am listening to Christmas carols (getting into the festive mood) and surfing the net (I had to do some sort of exercise ;P ).
I am currently working on a mermaid, she is coming along pretty well. I can’t wait to show you when she is done!
That’s all from me for today, going to take a nap or something, feeling very tired again.
Anyways, have an AWESOME day!
The NAME of God has the power to protect, to heal, to bring peace and so much more.
I saw this one and thought it was very cute, so I just had to share it! 🙂
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
#1 ALWAYS be joyful
#2 NEVER stop praying
#3 Be thankful in ALL circumstances!
True joy comes from God. We are always focus on the bad things that happen in our lives, but forget about all the good that God has done for us. Next time life feels like its falling apart, stop and remember what God has done. You will be amazed of how many blessing He has given you!
When its hard to remember, the best thing to do is talk to God, ask Him to remind you that He is in charge and that He is looking out for us.
Sooo…Be thankful!!! Life IS awesome! and filled with so much incredible things!
500+ squares later…All done!!! It is super warm and keeps the ghostly chills away!
I took one look at my desk and just knew that something had to be done! My desk was a mess! There was just so much stuff! It was impossible to get any work done without cleaning up first. It was just too full of clutter!
Life gets like this sometimes. Our lives become cluttered as we slowly add things to our ‘desk’. These things can distract us and even hinder us from living pure and Godly lives.
What ‘stuff’ fills our lives? What are our top priorities? Can we even see where we have placed God in that pile of ‘things’?
Sort through your ‘desk’. Any thing that doesn’t help us grow or become more like Christ should be thrown out.
I am currently reading a commentary on Ruth by Iain M. Duguid, it has been really interesting and challenging so far.
One of these challenges was to find the Ruths in our lives. Ruth was a foreigner, an outsider, a stranger. Our lives are filled with people like this, people that we don’t even notice because we are so busy, wrapped up in our own worlds.
I challenged myself to go through one day, greeting and acknowledging people that I wouldn’t normally. I was surprised by the way that they responded to a ‘hello’ or even just a smile!
We, as people, need to be acknowledged. We like to know that we aren’t invisible, that we matter to someone.
This opened my eyes to others around me, whom I so often overlooked. I feel ashamed when I look back at the times I just walked by, ignoring them.
Be aware of others, don’t be so focused on your own little world, there are so many people around you that just need a smile from you.
I was reading Joshua 24:14,15 this morning, and it got me thinking about how I was living and how much of my life was being lived for God.
We have a choice to follow Christ, if we choose to, then it has to be whole-heartedly!
It is a fulltime commitment.
For me it is easy to give God my money, to tithe, but when it comes to giving my time…that’s a whole new story.
I am always moaning when I have to give up my precious time for someone else. God wants my all, this includes my time, which isn’t even mine to begin with.
God doesn’t only want the quick 10 minutes that I give Him in the morning, for my quiet time. No. He wants the whole day, every day. Whether we are at work, at university or at home, our time belongs to God.
How much time do you give to God? Is it only during your quiet time? Or is it in every moment of your day?
No one likes a Monday, but this Monday was longer and more tiring than usual. It left me feeling stressed and restless. After work that evening, I sat at my desk, thinking over the events of the day. I tried to bring myself out of this low space, but I couldn’t, I just got more anxious and frustrated.
I saw my Bible lying on my desk, and I remember that I hadn’t had my quite time with God that day. At first, I was like: “no. I don’t want to read or chat with God” because I wasn’t feeling up to it, But I made myself open it.
The very first sentence that I read struck me and was in my mind for the rest of the week. This is what I read: “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God.” John 14:1
I can’t explain to you how much I needed to hear that. I just sat there afterwards, praying, pouring out all my worries to God. It felt as if the world had been removed from my shoulders. All that stressed was replaced with peace, a peace that stuck with me for the whole week.
I feel like laughing as I look back…so much time wasted on worry when all I should have done was give it all to God from the start.
I have a love/hate feeling about winter. I love the rain, the wind and the crisp fresh air. I hate the icy chill that sneaks into my bones when I least expect it, leaving me all shivery and wishing for summer.
We haven’t had a lot of rain this year and so we have water restrictions, our dams are getting scary low. But even so, the little rain we have had is causing all the planty things to grow. Everywhere you look you will see bits of green popping its head out. It looks so beautiful!
As I type this, I am currently wrapped up to my nose in warm and fluffy things. If you had to walk into my lounge now, you would only see my eyes peeking out just below a super thick and chunky beanie! I have a nice hot cup of coffee in my hands as well, the perfect thing to warm my insides.