RUN to WIN!

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RUN.

How are you getting through life? Trudging on, dragging your feet?

Or head up, and RUNNING toward God and His will?

RUN! Put all your time and energy in to becoming closer with Christ!

RUN to WIN!

 

Don’t you realise that in a RACE everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So RUN to WIN!

1 Corinthians 9:24

 

I press on to reach the end of the RACE and receive the heavenly PRIZE for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Philippians 3:14

Summer Vibes!

Summer is here! How do I know? Just step outside and feel the heat,  you will be certain that it is indeed summer!

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Five reasons why summer is AWESOME:Ian Dooley on Unsplash

 

  1. It’s Warm! Beach weather every day!
  2. You can where open shoes like sandals, or just go barefoot
  3. Days are longer, more time to have fun!
  4. Ice Cream!
  5. It makes you appreciate shade 🙂

 

 

Five reasons why summer ISN’T so AWESOME:

  1. SUNBURN! It isn’t summer without me getting so badly burnt that I look like a tomato…until I start to peel 😦
  2. The heat, you can’t escape it, makes you wish that it was winter again
  3. Road rage (no one has patience when the temps hit the roof)
  4. Everything melts (chocs, ice cream, ice)
  5. Mozies! They are everywhere, always biting, day and night.

 

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What is your summer like? What is your favourite way to spend your summer?

 

One Wish

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If God gave you one wish, what would you wish for?

·         Solomon – Wisdom (1 Kings 3:9)

·         The disciples – Place of honour in heaven (Mark 10:37)

·         Bartimaeus (blind beggar) – To see (Mark 10:51)

·         Samson – To get his strength back (Judges 16:28)

·         Gideon – Proof (Judges 6:36)

·         Jesus – For God to forgive the soldiers that crucified Him (Luke 23:34)

Each request revels what was in their hearts, what they truly wanted.

What do you want more that anything?

De-stress That Life!

Philippians 4:6-7

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

 

Don’t worry” – this is one of the hardest thing anyone could ask of me. I am a huge worry wart. Even the smallest of things can trigger off my anxiety.

Pray” – Seems so simple doesn’t it? Then why is it our last resort? After we have made things worse by trying to fix them ourselves.

Prayer opens our hearts. None of us want anyone to see what is really in our hearts, so we lock them up, we don’t allow God inside. By doing this we are locking the fear, pain and worry inside. Open your hearts to God’s love, let Him in!

Thank God” – Thanking God helps us to see all that He has given us. We must remember all the times in our lives that He has been there for us.

Ask” – When we ask for something, we are saying that we need help, that we can’t do it on our own. I find it rather hard to admit that I am not superhuman. When we ask God to help us, we start to depend on Him and we learn so much about His strength and His faithfulness.

Peace” – We are all human so we all have worries and stress. Take them to God and talk them through with Him. Give them to Him and trust Him. It will feel like the world has been lifted from your shoulders. Yes, the problems will still be there, but you are not alone. God is on your side.

 

This is what I will be working on, to become less stressful, to trust God more, and to seek Him first!

Hopefully my life will be stress-free by 2019! 😀

Year’s End

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It’s the end of 2017!!! Congratulations for making it this far!

This year has been a real journey for me. Filled with many ups and downs.

 

Highlights:

  • I was baptised
  • I turned 21
  • I got a lemon tree
  • I cut my hair off
  • I have become more confident
  • I have learnt so many life lessons
  • I met awesome people!

 

One of the biggest changes that happened this year was my heart and my attitude toward God and His Word. I discovered that if you soften and open your heart up to Him you learn so much about yourself and about Him. It has become such a joy to read His word and to just spend time talking to Him. He has just become so much more real to me.

I am so excited to see what awesome adventures He has planned for me!

I hope all of you have a terrific new year! May God fill your year with love and laughter!

Be open to His love and you will discover amazing new life-changing things!

Gift of Life

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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?

Lion’s Head

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”