With Life Comes Hope & Blessings

“The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.” Deuteronomy 28:12 (NIV)

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It’s that time …

We usually take a long hard look at ourselves and our lives at the beginning of a new year. January 01 rolls around and out come the planners, journals or online schedulers to be filled with our resolutions for the next 12 months. However, some of us find it hard to get started.  We are filled with regret for dreams shelved not to be realised, depressed due to being out of work or having lost a loved one, wondering how we will pay our educational/medical bills, or just trying to stay afloat for one more day.

On the other side of this coin are those of us who know that no matter what life may look like right now, there is the ever present knowledge that ‘this too shall pass”! Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, lasts forever; the good times come and go (kind of unfortunate but it’s a fact), and so will the bad times.  Life is circle folks and you are either up on the top or down at the bottom BUT the circle will turn! Click to tweet

The future is bright

As we look out to 2015 with hopes for renewal, reinvention and ground-breaking awesome change in our lives, let us hold on to these facts:

  • where there is life there is hope
  • where there is friendship and family there is love
  • where there is God there is peace

May this year be even more than you could ever possibly wish it to be … the rains of prosperity are coming 🙂

Read more about Seasons 101 and share this post to encourage someone you know who may be living in a difficult season.

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The real difference between prayer and faith …

Aug 8 Calendar

“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:22

Found the page above which was taken from my devotional for August 8 to be a good example of prayer vs. faith … but what do you think?  Do you agree with this thought?  Or would you have used something different?

And then there’s this post I came across recently entitled “The Bible isn’t like a menu at a restaurant. It’s all or nothing.” on The Living To Please God blog … hmmmm; makes for interesting reading for sure.  Here’s a short excerpt:

“We weren’t given the gift of the Bible to pluck sections out of it that work for us and dismiss the rest as fantasy.  If you believe, you believe.  All or nothing.” Click to read more …  

What’s your take? Would love to hear your views on prayer and faith, but until then, let’s be encouraged as we remember Jesus’ words in Luke 7:50 – “And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace” 🙂

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