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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.

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?

Finding Ruth

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.thJH8O4ZQO

Winter’s Chills

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.