So this is a blog!

Hello to anyone reading this! This is my blog which I'm writing to look at things that take my fancy with a Christian twist, I am nowhere near the last authority on any of this, that's the Bible, God's word, but I thought I'd share my thoughts so that you might have something to think about or share with friends.

God Bless

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

my day/challenge 4

Right I really didn't do what I intended to, I also really had no conversations with non-christians so, woops! To be honest though, I think something better happened today. I prayed on my way home for the first time in a  long time. I like praying on the way home because it really does reveal to me things on my heart as what I'm  praying is thought about it's just the first thing that I think of. I really do hope God's will comes to life through some of prayers and that I see Him moving more  in my life assuming I can pick  this habit back up. I just pray that you guys reading this can find encouragement to better your own prayer lives, mine's not great but let's be honest we can all keep doing better and hopefully we will always be trying to.
Well that's my quick post, I've got to sleep now since I have an exam tomorrow/today, so:

God Bless

Monday, May 28, 2012

challenge 3

So I didn't get God into all my conversations today, that said I didn't talk much today either. I am however starting to use the bible a lot more in my status and hopefully that will work some magic in itself. I have however noted that I feel a bit on the God ball as it were, I read my bible for a considerable amount of time and prayed more than I usually do during the day so perhaps my attitudes are in fact turning towards God more than I expect with just the notion of doing this. All I can say is that I kind of expect it to increase more if I actually succeed but we'll see. How are any of you doing, if you are trying this? Comment if you want, but hopefully my results already are encouraging you to do it yourself.

God Bless

challenge 2

So I thought it  would be wise to update you as I went along, for those who don't know or are too lazy to read the last blog I'm trying to get God into my conversations more and I invite others to do the same. Any how my days been pretty slow as I spent most of it in the presence of Christians and being the first conversation I've had with them it's pretty easy for me to talk about God as I can only assume it's Him who prompted me to do this. I sadly did not mention Him in a Facebook message conversation with my younger sister  but it was a concise chat about her visiting me so what can I say.
There is meaning behind me doing this, which I discovered in my thoughts today. I feel the more I turn my words and thereby my thoughts  to God the more I shall instinctively follow Him and so set my full sights on God and hopefully my flesh will follow as well. That's the plan at least.
Again pray that I can keep this up and don't shy away from it when talking to friends who don't know Jesus.

God Bless.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Step out and challenge 1

I should really be going to bed now, got church in the morning and I'm not a morning person usually. I'm not sure what I want to write about but I've been thinking about my testimony recently, mainly because I'm telling it to my CU on Tuesday. I am pretty sure I'm a testament  to what my campus's CU does since it's through them I am who I am today, obviously my  life beforehand has a lot to do with it as well but I owe some of it to the CU and the people I've met there as well. I'd just like to take this chance to encourage each and every one of you who read this to really be adamant in your mission in your life, God isn't small at all in fact He's probably bigger than this universe and we haven't finished discovering that yet, so  don't be afraid by people challenging what you do or questions you don't know the answer to. Be yourself! Be like Jesus! People will turn away from you, people will mock you and others will care and love you, Jesus is the prime example of that and we are to follow Him and  will suffer, to a lesser extent, like He did. Do not be afraid in this world because it is God's, the cross was reconciling the whole of creation. You are part of something so much greater than one man with intellect beyond yours, you are part of a kingdom that endures forever, take confidence in it and stand for what you believe in.
I'm going to set a challenge for myself over the next two weeks, that's until my exams are over. The challenge is thus; in ever conversation I have, I'll  try and get Jesus and/or the Gospel in it, with Christians talking about the blessing He has given me, with non-Christians the same but also introducing them to God's love as well. I know I can't expect any of you on the other side of the computer screen to keep directly accountable but I'll try and post each night about conversations I've had and how God has been moving.
I invite anyone else to join me in this, perhaps set your own time limit and do it with other friends who you might want to work with, build up in faith and encourage so that you can all know the goodness of Christ even more in your lives. I've just realised I will probably be leaving over the till small talk out of this for now since it doesn't quite seem the place but otherwise I shall try to put it in.
Best  of luck to those who embark on this with me and any prayers would be cool!

God Bless.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


How did you affect someone's life today? Not much to your knowledge, maybe you've done nothing evangelical today or you've just kept clammed shut about Jesus. Well done, because I think you've just done something amazing. No honestly, I do. I don't believe in actively announcing Jesus's arrival everyday, I think it's silly. I know it's important and that it's something we are called to; evangelism, but you know what taking a day to spend on yourself is also important, me time is probably more important than everyone else time. I don't mean that you should prioritise yourself over others, but we all need to take time out to make sure that we are in the right place with Jesus. Our day should simply be split into three parts, Jesus time, everyone else time and sleep. Sometimes though we put too much of an importance of making relationships with everyone that we forget about the most important one. I'm a prime example, I know a lot of people, I like getting to know people but if I'm honest I have a tendency to forget Jesus and it's not right, I should be able to put people down for Jesus not Jesus down for people.
Now I'm not going to make this one long but I want to emphasize that you should be leading lives for Jesus, that means He should be the most important thing in your live, in fact whilst you have Jesus time and everyone else time, Jesus should be in your everyone else time! He should be in every aspect of your life, that's how much He deserves from us, note that He doesn't require it, He DESERVES it! But I just wanted to draw away from the constant emphasis that our whole lives should be evangelising but in fact we can spend it sorting out our relationship with Jesus and God because being right with that relationship and working properly in it will be a thousand times more effective than any spoken word evangelism. However do not be afraid to speak up for what is right or neglect sharing your faith because if no word is spoken then how can we be messengers?
In summation work towards a good, working relationship with God and because of it evangelise, do not leave Jesus out of any part of your lives and don't be afraid to speak the Good News of Jesus Christ or stand up for His message. I am not saying this from the point of view of someone who's got it all down but from the view point of someone who knows where he is lacking and sees where the ideal might be. I don't want you to leave this blog thinking evangelism isn't important, it is but being right with God and your relationship with Him is more so.

God Bless

Thursday, May 10, 2012


This isn't my testimony nor anyone else's, I thought I should mention this straight away.
Testimonies are a powerful thing and are our strongest weapon when we profess the good news of Christ. This is mainly because Jesus, God and the world of the Bible all seem far away from our lives now but the reality is they aren't and that's what we can show people through our testimonies. That the power of Christ is living today and can affect anyone no matter what situation they are in. Yesterday I heard one of the more powerful testimonies I have heard during my past year in the company of Christians. It was someone who had truly been into dark places, wrestled with God and come out with a much stronger faith than before. I couldn't ever understand that, I've led a blessed life without such trials and tribulations but no matter how far apart our stories are we both have a tale which somebody can relate to. If it's somebody looking to find why God let them suffer and how He could love them then my friends testimony is more relevant but if you are somebody who has lead an average life then mine could be better, either way your testimony is something unique to your relationship with God. It's how you came to know Him, and nobody can ever take that away from you.
I was intending to write a lot more about your testimony being a powerful weapon when evangelising but I think if we live with our testimonies and let the world see that God can act through any situation that will be all the greatness we need to have by our side.

God Bless

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Digging Deeper

I apologize for the delays, important coursework and exams are underway in my university career. I've just taken up the book "Dig Deeper" again and thought as I went through it I could share my readings with you.
I was feeling quite out of it as I read the introduction again on if the Bible is a divinely inspired book what it means to me and the message was hitting home. What it was essentially saying was this, if the Bible is divinely inspired, and it is, then it doesn't have any mistakes, is alive and is our source of listening to God. Out of this though what struck me was the fact that it is how we hear from God. I like many others I'm sure find it hard to hear God saying anything to me, and I do believe we can hear from God through people, through our minds and thoughts and through everyday life, but I always make the mistake of making sure it's all biblically sound  afterwards rather than checking the Bible first. If you are trying to hear from God, check the Bible, it's always correct. You may not agree that it is but God doesn't make mistakes and so it's all correct, it's simply question of whether or not you accept it.
I hope this has helped whoever reads this, I thought I'd have more to write on but obviously that didn't happen.

God Bless