The Spirit Of The Lord

I was going to the prayer breakfast on Saturday morning , barely Seven . Panicky thoughts in my head . Things like why had I let myself get involved, Id let people down , I couldnt do it , others were better. You know those little whisperings you get filling your head with doubt. I turned the corner and could see the fields and the most beautiful sunrise.A cd had been playing but I had been unaware of it as these ramblings had been going on in my head.The track changed as I turned the corner and saw this beautiful sight, the song…..The spirit of the Lord

The Spirit of the Lord
Is on me now,
Poured out like oil over me,
For the Lord has called
And anointed me
To preach good news to the poor.
To bind the broken heart,
To free the captive soul,
Open blind eyes,
Make broken people whole.
And I know this is the hour
Of His favour and His power,
And His Spirit is upon me now.

It just made me feel so loved ,
held safe and not alone

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Bbq

This weekend was so busy and I was worried that it wouldn’t go well. I`ve helped out at church before but this was the first time I was partly responsible for the organisation of an event Firstly went shopping with a friend to get all the food for the prayer breakfast and BBQ. I wasn’t really involved with it in the beginning but it seemed sensible to get both lots together . Maybe a separate shop would have been a good idea . 40 Ulster fry s and food for about 100 for the BBq is a lot of food. Went nice and early , it was good to get it out of the way. Friday night we turned up at church to set up for breakfast ,had plenty of strong men to help with the tables.We werent the healthiest bunch . Then I was asked was I cooking and I said no but I`d come in time to wash up, course felt guitly and turned up to cook, was a laugh actually and it went really well. Then we after the walk were everyone went roungd the church grounds praying for different things . We had so many offers of help to clear up we ended up getting all set up for the BBQ by 11 0`clock. Arent people good. We had decided by then to eat in doors as it was cold and a lot of our elderly had put them names down.The night went really well though only 80 turned up instead of the 108 that had put them names down. The good thing was we didnt cook all the food and there should be enough in the freezer for Yf BBq in oct. We played silly games with adults while the kids went out for the treasure hunt and the pinnada. Which they loved. Wisely they made my eldest son goes last to bash it as he completely lost its head. Our praise band turned there hand to sing along songs which everyone enjoyed especially the older members.My friend who I organised it with did have to go early as she was exhausted. You might remember I`ve asked for prayers on the prayers for health thread. But by that time it was just the tidying up and again loads of help, we even got set up for Sunday School.A great day for fellowship bringing together the family of St pauls to the glory of God.

Weeds

Church yesterday seemed tired and stale I sometimes think I need to move on and find somewhere that has a passion and larger than life love for God. Seems I have these thoughts each summer Bands back in a couple of weeks but its not just the contemporary service . Church is the way it is cause that’s the way it has been I feel its just going through the motions done with out heart and soul. there’s nothing to inspire me never mind the young people including my children. Tomorrow I have a meeting to sort out plans for our young people . But I cant change the service.

Proverbs 24:30-34 .30 I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment;

31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.

32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:

33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-

34 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

Time to stop being lazy , time to stop weeds overtaking faith and passion for Christ
time to shout out how great our Fathers love for us is

Reborn

I want to be reborn
Like snowdrops pure and white
To feel your hand in my remaking
New hope with every form

I want to bathe in your warmth
To feel your calm embrace
Feeling secure and guided
Held strong and safe

I want to be like leaves in autumn
Blowing the way you choose
I want to be like a branch
Bending to your will

I want to be so still
Listening to your voice
Like a frosty winter morn
Your breath upon my face

xxxgillxxx

MEMO FROM GOD

Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life.

1. QUIT WORRYING Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

2. PUT IT ON THE LIST Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can’t help you until you turn it over to me. And although my to-do list is long, I am after all, God. I can take care of anything you put into my hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things that you never even realize.

3. TRUST ME Once you’ve given your burdens to me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on my list. Problem with finances? Put it on my list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For my sake, put it on my list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4. LEAVE IT ALONE Don’t wake up one morning and say, “Well, I’m feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here.” Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It’s simple. You gave me your burdens and I’m taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don’t you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with me and forget about them. Just let me do my job.

5.TALK TO ME I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But there’s one thing I pray you never forget. Please don’t forget to talk to me OFTEN! I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to include me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with me. I want to be your dearest friend.

6. HAVE FAITH I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from where you are. Have faith in me that I know what I’m doing. Trust me, you wouldn’t want the view from my eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

7.SHARE You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven’t heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

8. BE PATIENT I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes me a little longer than you expect to handle something on my to-do-list? Trust in my timing, for my timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

9. BE KIND Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for my sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please know I love each of your differences.

10. LOVE YOURSELF As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only – to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes my heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don’t ever forget that! With all my heart I love you, GOD

Anger

Recently I have felt that God is tackling a very major issue in my life, I just wish I didnt fight him so.Controling my temper whether its visible or how I feel inside. So often I keep the little things bottled up inside and then Wham Im overwhelmed by not being in control I feel I panic in case Im not able to cope

Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

Jumping in instead of turning to God in prayer

James 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.