John 3:16 For God so loved the world (you and me) that he gave his one and only son (Jesus Christ), so that whoever believes in him shall not perish (be eternally separated from God) but have everlasting life. (Live eternally in the presence of God).
Immerse yourself – instead of the world, place your full name there. God so loved(…)The love of God is transformed instantly into a personal connection between you and the God of the universe. He is love and the foundation of all goodness. There is an old saying that goes like this.. “Jesus would have still endured the cross even if it was just for you”. We cannot look at the evidence and say this was the case due to the testimony of countless believers. Nevertheless, Jesus paid the price for our sins and made a way to heaven. Whether we believe he would have just done this for you depends on your own personal encounter with him, as for me… I believe he would have.
The world view implies that we are here by some cosmic accident that formed a perfectly ordered universe out of an explosion; and after many years of evolving we became who we are today. I would rather believe that love gave us a place on this earth. Believing in Jesus Christ is the gateway for this love to enter our lives, this is the foundation of our life of faith.
I am loved by an amazing God who gave his life for me on the cross. I believe and I am strengthened by the hope I obtain through Jesus. Love was nailed on display for my witnessing, I accept this divine love into my heart.
Remind yourself – life can sometimes cause us pain and at times we may feel lonely or unwanted. In these times remind yourself of the love of Christ in John 3:16 out loud with your name. Keep the door of your heart open to Gods love, let there always be room for him in there, he will fill that void if you allow him too.
Prayer – Lord Jesus, come and take your rightful place in my heart. I confess you as Lord and saviour of my life. Show me the depths of your love so that I may learn to love as you do. In Jesus name amen.
Image – google images (the world)
Love and blessings DMZ
Why are you trying to deprive me sleep? Closing my eyes while wide awake, frustration in my soul, oh I’m so weak! Up before 5 and now its past midnight. I pray for peace and for these consistent headaches to cease! Change is coming quickly I just know it, these winds of change have begun blowing. Pressure from lifes arenas while I’m balancing life like a ballerina, but I figured that I’m not always good on my feet, is it possible to catch up on sleep?
Oh God can you hear me? I long for you as I’m dreary, come near me…come near me? It’s a long winter night and these dry tears are falling, can you see them God? Do you catch them even when they are dry? I need to face the world tomorrow, should I fake a smile and hide my sorrow? But I can’t, I can’t be fake, my heart is visible on my sleeve on display for everyone to see. Take me as I am people you don’t know my inner pain! Sorry I don’t mean to shout, that’s tiredness talking again. Shhh… its quiet now my soul, get some rest, peace will come don’t be depressed! I’m begging you this night.. relax and take a breath, cast your anxieties upon the Lord, don’t meditate on the mess.
Hello sweet dreams, its been a while since I enjoyed your company. I will treasure this moment, I will remember what you have done for me.
Picture: Google images – sleepless night
1 Peter 5:7 cast all your cares on him, for he cares for you.
Judging a whole person by first impression can lead to deception. First impression is important; the first look, the first smile, the first conversation and kiss, yes first moments are bliss. Yet first impression is just the tip of the iceberg, around 70 percent of the real person is neither seen or heard, at least not at first. So when we meet someone new and ask how do you do? Lets not judge the whole person from one conversation over a nice brew. You want to know someone true? You want to go beneath the surface like a deep sea diver? Or is fear not allowing people to see what’s inside you?
What is beneath the surface? Our soul and character, the core of our being, our identity… we are far from worthless. We have conformed to an outward focus, this is why true character is hard to notice. It takes a trained eye to see beyond the physical form and to break the power of the norm. From the day we are born we are lured into the trap of outer beauty is all. The hard times come and we fall because the mirror lied to us all. We forgot to work on our core, inner beauty faded because it was ignored.
The tip is not the whole person, that is just the icing on the cake. The real you lies beneath the deep, now it’s time to awake. Awake O sleeper, pray for God to strengthen areas that are weaker. Let more of the real you rise as you adapt to this new meaning in life, then people who meet you will not be surprised because your letting your true colours shine.