Habakkuk is one of the shortest books in the Bible, with only three chapters, you may have never heard of it before now. That is why I am giving you a verse from it, to hopefully inspire you to read the rest of the book and to remind you that God loves you very much and because of that will never leave you, even when you are angry at God for putting Sin in the world.
Though the fig-tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the sheepfold and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my saviour.
In these two verses, Habakkuk (whose prayer this is) says that even though his he is angry with the Lord for allowing all his crops to die and all his cattle to run away, resulting in him having no money, he will still be joyful and praise the Lord. Continue reading God will always love you
With this weeks theme being God’s Love, we wanted to share with you information about a charity (World Vision) which endeavours to show God’s Love to every child in the world. The charity state on their website that they, “bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places. And we do it all as a sign of God’s unconditional love.”
As you might already know, “Poverty, conflict and disaster leave millions of children living in fear. Fear of hunger and disease. Fear of violence, conflict and exploitation. Fear that robs them of a childhood.” World Vision use the money given by their kind financial supporters, to employ staff to “work in thousands of communities across the world to free children from fear. They live and work alongside them, their families and communities to help change the world they live in for good.”
Having a worldwide presence, it means the charity is quick to respond when there are natural disasters or conflicts. And finally, they make sure that children opinions are heard when communities make decision that effect that children.
We are not asking you to donate to World Vision, (if you do want to, click here) we would just ask that you stand with the workers of World Vision and pray for them in the amazing work that they do. Take them as a role model of how to show God’s Love to those who need it. Finally, if you think the work of World Vision is as good as we do, hit the like button. Click ‘Continue Reading…’. To discover more about charities like World Vision and about how we should take some time to reflect on what we have in life. Along with some remarkable statistics on the current world hunger situation. Continue reading REVIEW: World Vision – Christmas #3
Cast all of you worries on him, because he cares for you.
– 1 Peter 5:7
In this verse, Peter is encouraging Christians he is writing to, to lean on God for help in solving life’s difficulties and overcoming their problems and struggles. In short, he is reminding them that God does care for them and as a result of this, if have any worries (problems, challenges), they can cast them upon him (he will take care, deal with them).
Today, as you go away and work in our busy world, just think about this verse and what it means. Keep it in your mind all day today and for the rest of the week, that you can tell God about all of your worries and why you are stressed and he will take in with his loving arms, all be he cares for you. If you are enjoying this series plese do remember to subscribe. This can be done here.
If you every need something to cheer you up, or your having a bad day. What makes you happy? What lifts up your spirits? For some people, listening to music helps, or for others, relaxing in a comfortable quiet space works best.
However, I would like to challenge that by saying that next time you are having a bad day or you have forgotten how great Gods love is, open your Bible to roughly the middle and read some of the book of Psalms.
To help you with this, over the course of 5 weeks, till the middle of March, every week I and the rest of the team here at RCG will upload their favorite Psalms. So look forward to regular Psalms over the next few weeks. If you would like to receive these via email and you aren’t already getting our posts via email; at the top of the blog, on the right hand side, enter your email address and hit subscribe.