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Malachi 2

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Here are two verses from Malachi 2 that I felt that I needed to share with you:

Verse 5: We are priests. We have a responsibility to follow God. To be true to His word, to live a life that honours Him.

We are supposed to share our knowledge and love of Christ with everyone.

But how can we do this if our lives don’t reflect Him?

We need to change our attitudes and belief that just being a Christian is enough, we need to live like Christians too!

“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”  1 Peter 2:9

Verse 10: We, as Christians, have something in common. We have the same father, we are family!

If this is true, why do we fight so much? Why is there so little love and grace between us?

Our bond should be far greater than blood, race or gender. Our love for Christ and the fact that He is our father should be an unbreakable glue that binds us together.

Show Him Some RESPECT!

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Malachi 1: Here God is angry with the people because they aren’t giving Him the respect that He deserves. They are only serving Him and loving Him half-heartedly.

If someone popular or in a high-powered position asked us to do something, would we be willing and eager to please them?

What about giving gifts? Would we not give our best to them?

Yet how is our hearts and attitudes when serving God? Is it a chore? Even giving of our time is done with moaning and grumbling.

We would give and do so much more for a mere human than we would for our awesome God. I think we often forget just how much he has done for us. We need a real wake-up call.

Lets show God some respect and serve Him with our all, Lets give Him our best.

From Pain to Peace through Prayer

I was reading 1 Samuel 9-18 and was inspired to write this:

Pray when something is causing you pain, stress or fear. Be actively praying. Don’t sit back and hope that it just goes away. Go before God, open your heart you to Him, pour it all out.

Talk with someone. Find a friend, pastor or someone you trust to share your heart with. Sometimes we just need to get it out, to voice our feelings.

Trust God. You can rely on Him. Trust that He will help you overcome, that He will be with you through this time, comforting and guiding you.

When we trust God, we have a peace that can only come from Him.

Remember that God is always ready to talk with you, from your joys to your pains.

Be ready to open your heart to Him.

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Pride Gets In The Way

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I never realise just how proud I was or how pride can get in the way of growth.

Recently, I have been going through a tough time and have had so many unanswered questions. But I was too proud to go talk to someone.

I finally, when reaching breaking point, went to speak to one of the pastors from my church. I can’t begin to tell you how free I feel, so many of my questions have finally been answered. Why didn’t I just ask them when I first had them? Why do we wait so long before we seek help?

It would have saved me so much time that was wasted on doubts and restless nights.

It takes a strong person to humble themselves and ask for help. Put down your pride and pick up a humble spirit.

Being humble is an ongoing fight for me, every day I ask God to break my pride and create humility in me. God is faithful, He never lets my pride pull me away from Him.

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

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! 😀