Loving all God's people

" That is why since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I always remember you in my prayers ..."

Ephesians 1 : 15 - 16

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Building Trust ...

Building trust starts with counting your blessings.

For me ... trust begins with praise and a thankful heart.

So I am thankful for God's saving Grace  ... for health and youthfulness ... to have inherited 50% of my Mum and 50% of my Dad ... great genes ... to have a real sense of a living God in my life ... fabulous friends that are constant ... an abundance of food ... a clear mind and active imagination ... for the car I drive to work ... and a church that feeds my faith ... for books that I can read ... that I live in freedom to practice my faith ... and freedom to make my own choices ... that I have a huge tree outside my window that houses possums and rats and birds ... that the leaves fall and new growth comes in spring ...

Building trust ... some days it is as easy as reading my bible and meditating on the words ... and others days it can be a hard dredge to even open my bible ... but building always comes with immersing my thoughts in the one place I can find a piece of God's heart ... trust comes with getting to know my God.

And he has never failed to reveal himself ... everytime I find a gem ... a piece of hope ... a fragment of my future revealled.

So the Trust is building ... step by step.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Saturday, August 18, 2012

secret for success ..

It is so true  ... all of these things help lead to success ...

work hard
push on
Be good at what you do

For me the strength to do all of these comes from God ... my passions and talents ... my strength and constant companion ... my compassion to serve ... my beginning and end.

Without Him none of this would be possible.

All of this comes with Trust ... being able to trust God with my Life and all it's details ... so begins my journey for this week ... to investigate where and how do I build trust?

I will keep you posted next week with what I find.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Sunday, August 12, 2012

security and significance ...

My most valued needs ... security and significance.

Having someone believe in me and stand in my corner.

Knowing I am loved and accepted.

Trusting that when I fall, someone will be there to pick me up.

The support and encouragement to step out and be courageous.

These are all right there in the person of Jesus ... but it is my choice to believe it and really put that belief into action everyday.

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”  By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. 

  John 7 : 37-39
I heard someone say today ... We decide when we are strong what will be when we are weak.

If I want my belief to be strong ... then i need to work on it ... spend time getting to know Father, Son, Holy Spirit ... have a good solid daily prayer time ... make sure to worship and praise God ... get in His corner and be where He is.

Be blessed and be a blessing