It’s time to hear Him

Show love… Accept the individual, disapprove the lifestyle.

JmadReflects

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I am more careful in my interaction with people these days, I don’t assume to know them, their culture or religion. I wanted to invite a course-mate to a Christmas party in Church and somehow I ended up asking if she was a Christian, she said yes but said everything about it is complicated. She’s not the only one in that line of thought; I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and he said he gets a bit confused when he goes to different churches and sees the different modes of operation/worship. Some churches choose to kill their enemies by calling down fire from heaven while others may just say a simple prayer of forgiveness over them which some may think, it’s not enough. Question is – is there any right method or doctrine?

A time came when the people of a certain village didn’t…

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Keep your hands raised

Keep your hands raised

JmadReflects

We are currently living in times where the division is so glaring; and that division has brought about differing opinions leading to crisis. But in the midst of all this division, football has remained a unifying factor. It remains one sport where every player on the field regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation have one thing in common which is to score a goal for their club or country. It’s really a sight to see the huge turnout of spectators in the stadium but what is more interesting is the reaction they give when their team scores a goal. From those shouting it’s a goal, to those with priceless expressions on their faces to thousands of hands lifted up; thinking about it now leaves a smile on my face.

There’s something about a lifted hand, it is not just peculiar to football or other sports. As a rule while swimming…

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On Jealousy.

Dealing with Jealousy….

Hannah,

I wanted to write to ask your advice on jealousy. It’s such a silly part of our human nature, but how can we combat it.  I struggle with it so much and it is really taking away from me allowing myself to be fully happy for others in their achievements and joys. Don’t get me wrong, I do get excited for them and share in their happiness. But when I’m alone and in my own head, I let this little green monster creep in and tell me all these lies.

For example, one of my best single friends is now starting to see this guy. I am beyond excited for her and that she found such a great guy, but there is a little part of me that selfishly says ” why not me? When’s it going to be MY turn to share the fun first date story with…

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That Sinking Feeling

That sinking feeling….

Gods Light Christian Counseling

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Far too often we get that sinking feeling about our lives.  We seem to struggle no matter what we do.  We can’t seem to get close enough to God for Him to hear us.  We yell and scream but no one is listening.  We do all that we possible can do, but it is never good enough and nothing helps.

God knew these times would exist in our lives.  That is why he gives us John 6 as our example as to what to do when we realize we are on the Titanic and the band has even stopped playing.

First, let me give you 5 Signs That You Are Sinking:

  1. When You Can No Longer See Your Way – you are confused and you can simply see no way out, no light at the end of the tunnel.  In John 6 we read, “By now it was dark.”  These…

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Tapestry of Honor…..Values

In recent times meditating on some teachings from church, I am finding that honor is like a woven piece. If you’ve taken a knitting course or had someone make a piece around you, you’d agree it takes quite a lot of effort and patience and some creativity too. If you walked through the sweater section of a clothing store, you’d see a lot of patterns…varied textures, colors… some just with that soft almost furry feeling over the skin, others too loosely woven you can almost feel the cool air sieve through the sweater to your skin like fine grain.

Honor has a similar tone. It is the beautiful pattern arising from the spooling of the fine wool of values through the needles of patience. Values are the principles and the convictions that we consider essential. Values influence our outcomes. Our values are the building blocks of our character. Values form our disposition to managing time, money and life. Values reflect the standards and principles we esteem. It gives us an identity, Values are like a sail that lead us to the safe shores we have desired. It is important that we establish personal values, church values, corporate values etc…

Some great personal values to adopt would be;

Value People: Jesus valued people so much that he gave his life for people.

Value application of Scriptures: In applying God’s word to our lives daily, we can experience God’s best for our lives.

Value loving Relationships – It is in the demonstration of love with one another that Christ’s nature in us is communicated through believers to the world.

Value Excellence – When we give attention to details, exceptional performance is inevitable.

Some great family values could be – Love God, Love people, Do right and have fun!

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To have a value vacuum, is to have frustration, confusion, reflections of irresponsibility and failure.

Take some time to reflect today, What values are you running your life by?

My daddy used to tell me, you know, a circle was once a straight line!

”By choosing to embrace and practice good values every day, you choose the higher course in life. And your life goes in a direction that you will always feel good about. You may not always get what you desire, but you will always be the person you desire to be.”              John C Maxwell.

To build one’s life on the scriptures, is to build a life of great values!

24“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”   Matthew 7:24-27

Your values are your NON-NEGOTIABLES!

…..didi