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A blessed family

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Not very often one gets to enjoy a photo like this…

Ecclesiastes 4:9

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?”

Ecclesiastes 4:12

 “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Stay blessed,

Pr Paddick

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The way God sees it


“What you and I might rate as an absolute disaster, God may rate as a pimple-level problem that will pass. He views your life the way you view a movie after you’ve read the book. When something bad happens, you feel the air sucked out of the theater. Everyone else gasps at the crisis on the screen. Not you. Why? You’ve read the book. You know how the good guy gets out of the tight spot. God views your life with the same confidence. He’s not only read your story…he wrote it. ” 
― Max Lucado, Grace for the Moment Daily Bible-NCV

Stay blessed,

Pr Paddick

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Beyond Our Selves

Dusted off this old but awesome book from my library shelf by Catherine Marshall :

Katherine Marshall
Katherine Marshall
  • We claim to be self-sufficient but we fall short
  • God is sovereign, not us
  • We are really helpless and can do nothing without God

Jesus paid the price for our sin on the cross by giving His own life, our salvation is truly beyond our selves ~ it is all by grace.

Stay blessed in trusting Christ

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Katherine Marshall, Beyond Our Selves, Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, 1961, 1969

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Happiness

If you seek God as the nonnegotiable good of your life, you will get happiness thrown in. If, however, you aim mainly at personal happiness, you will get neither.

Timothy Keller, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

If we look to some created thing to give us the meaning, hope, and happiness that only God himself can give, it will eventually fail to deliver and break our hearts.

Timothy Keller, Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope That Matters

The best news in the world is that there is no conflict between your greatest possible happiness and God’s perfect holiness. Being satisfied with all that God is for you in Jesus magnifies him as the greatest treasure and brings you more joy—eternal, infinite joy—than any other delight ever could.

John Piper, For Your Joy

Stay blessed

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Your birth…

Rick Warren

Psalm 139 :13 ~14 TPT

13 You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside
and my intricate outside,
and wove them all together in my mother’s womb.
14 I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex!
Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking.
It simply amazes me to think about it!
How thoroughly you know me, Lord!

That is you reading this right now g you are unique, hand-made and amazingly complex with a unique calling and purpose…

Stay blessed in bringing glory to God in and through your life,

Pr Paddick

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Impressions

1 Samuel 16:7 CEV

But the LORD told him, “Samuel, don’t think Eliab is the one just because he’s tall and handsome. He isn’t the one I’ve chosen. People judge others by what they look like, but I judge people by what is in their hearts.”

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The Art of Life

Any parent has a built in desire, by design, to want to give their children the best in life but also to protect them first and foremost… God the Father is no different.

John 10:27~29 TPT

27 My own sheep will hear my voice and I know each one, and they will follow me. 

28 I give to them the gift of eternal life and they will never be lost and no one has the power to snatch them out of my hands. 

29 My Father, who has given them to me as his gift, is the mightiest of all, and no one has the power to snatch them from my Father’s care.

Stay blessed, listening to His voice

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Do Not…

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Life is tough, with daily challenges to face and overcome. No individual can walk with the shoes of another or take their place in life’s journey…

I do not know what you may be facing right now, but there is a promise in God’s word that can be trusted:

Jeremiah 29:11 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Another gentle reminder:

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and helpyou; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

And another:

Joshua 1:9 b

… Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

And finally:

Ephesians 6:10 TPT

Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.

Stay blessed in trusting Christ who gives you the strength to do all you need today,

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Basic Leadership

John 6:3~14 TPT

 Jesus went up the slope of a hill and sat down with his disciples. 

Now it was approaching the time of the Jewish celebration of Passover, and there were many pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem in the crowd.

As Jesus sat down, he looked out and saw the massive crowd of people scrambling up the hill, for they wanted to be near him. So he turned to Philip and said, “Where will we buy enough food to feed all these people?” 

Now Jesus already knew what he was about to do, but he said this to stretch Philip’s faith.

Philip answered, “Well, I suppose if we were to give everyone only a snack, it would cost thousands of dollars to buy enough food!”

But just then, Andrew, Peter’s brother, spoke up and said, 

“Look! Here’s a young person with five barley loaves and two small fish . . . but how far would that go with this huge crowd?”

10 “Have everyone sit down,”Jesus said to his disciples. So on the vast grassy slope, more than five thousand hungry people sat down.

11 Jesus then took the barley loaves and the fish and gave thanks to God. He then gave it to the disciples to distribute to the people. Miraculously, the food multiplied, with everyone eating as much as they wanted!

12 When everyone was satisfied, Jesus told his disciples, “Now go back and gather up the pieces left over so that nothing will be wasted.”

 13 The disciples filled up twelve baskets of fragments, a basket of leftovers for each disciple.

14 All the people were astounded as they saw with their own eyes the incredible miracle Jesus had performed! They began to say among themselves, “He really is the One—the true prophet we’ve been expecting!”

True leadership is not complicated, it takes a person who is willing to let go of their ego and teach others by doing (action).

Stay blessed

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Inner & Outer Life

Taking good care of our bodies (the outer life) is of great importance but even more so, taking care of our spirit and soul, (the inner life) is so important and vital that Paul wrote the following:

Paul reminds us that the trouble we experience in our daily lives is but temporary, passing by and viewed in light of eternity it can not be compared. What we now see is temporary and what we do not see, is eternal…

Stay blessed and keep the inner life well and healthy,

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Life is for living

“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.”

Nanea Hoffman

Ecclesiastes 2 : 24~25 ECV

24 The best that people can do is eat, drink, and enjoy their work. I saw that even this comes from God, 

25 because no one can eat or enjoy life without him.

Ecclesiastes 3 : 13 ECV

13 God wants all people to eat and drink and be happy in their work, which are gifts from God.

Stay blessed enjoying life bringing glory to God,

Pr Paddick

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The way through

An important reminder:

(Exodus 14)

9 Powerful Reminders from the Miracle at the Red Sea by Debbie McDaniel

  1. God knows what He’s doing
  2. ​God leads our way
  3. God is able to turn the hearts of kings
  4. When we see obstacles, God sees opportunities
  5. We can focus on the problem or we can choose to trust God
  6. Prayer is vital, yet sometimes God says, “It’s time to get moving!”
  7. God will work powerfully on our behalf, but He often asks for our obedience first
  8. God will stand between us and the enemy. We never fight alone
  9. Our God is a God of miracles

Stay blessed

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Source : https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/9-powerful-reminders-from-the-miracle-at-the-red-sea.html

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Ego trimming

Dr APJ Abdul KALAM

Phillipians 2:3~5 TPT

Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. 

Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. 

And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation.

Anger, pride and ego have killed and destroyed more relationships than anything else…

Stay blessed

Pr Paddick

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Death of a loved one

The following quote by Max Lucado so beautifully explains the death of a loved one:

Max lLucado Goodreads quotes

We don’t have all the answers to life – we wish we did and often we act as if we do, but we need to learn to trust our loving heavenly Father…

Stay blessed,

Pr Paddick

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The boat

“It was a crazy request: build a boat. But there’s no water around. Build it anyway, and trust that water will come. Fill it with all the animals of the land, then board it with your family. Oh, and just a disclaimer – this is going to take decades and result in persecution and mockery.” Paul Tripp

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“What could give Noah enough confidence to commit a major portion of his life to this job? What could assure him that it would all turn out well for his family? What could provide him with the fortitude to endure community and cultural doubts and accusations? What could motivate him to get up morning after morning and chip away faithfully?

You see, Noah was just an ordinary guy who by faith accepted an extraordinary call from God. He happened to be part of one of the most incredible moments in all of history, but his call to obedience isn’t much different than ours today.

Like Noah, we’re called to give our lives in service to the Lord. We probably won’t be selected for such a gargantuan and seemingly ridiculous task, but we’re commanded to faithfully chip away day after day, in the face of questions, doubts and accusations. To the outside world, the Christian life can be counter-cultural and radical.

So what motivates ordinary people to obey the extraordinary call of God? I’m convinced that it starts with a settled heart.” Paul Tripp

Full Article by Paul Tripp : https://www.paultripp.com/articles/posts/why-would-you-say-yes

As yyou navigate through daily life, remember to keep your eyes and faith on Jesus, not on the waves…

Stay blessed,

Pr Paddick

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Tuscany

Genesis 1:31 NCV

God looked at everything he had made, and it was very good. Evening passed, and morning came. This was the sixth day.

Psalm 19:1

God looked at everything he had made, and it was very good. Evening passed, and morning came. This was the sixth day.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

This beautiful earth we are inhabiting can never be compared to what awaits those who placed their trust in Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior ~ heaven :

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

Glory awaits, stay blessed and enjoy what God has created,

Pr Paddick

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Fact of life

Of all the certainties of life, of which there are so few, this fact is so certain: one day you will face death…

Professor Morrie Schwartz by Mitch Alblom

Hebrews 9:27 NCV

27 Just as everyone must die once and then be judged,

The Passion Translation ~

Every human being is appointed to die once, and then to face God’s judgment.[a]

Footnotes
  1. Hebrews 9:27 The Greek is literally “a court trial.”

Always ‘live ready’ to die, to meet Jesus…

Stay blessed

Pr Paddick

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Fear

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“Our lives are full of supposes. Suppose this should happen, or suppose that should happen; what could we do; how could we bear it? But, if we are living in the high tower of the dwelling place of God, all these supposes will drop out of our lives. We shall be quiet from the fear of evil, for no threatenings of evil can penetrate into the high tower of God.” – Hannah Whitall Smith *

Stay in faith,

Pr Paddick

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*https://www.christianquotes.info/top-quotes/22-powerful-quotes-overcoming-fear/

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Fear

Human nature… We all experience fear in our lives at some point.

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”  ~ Psalm 56:3

Yet the promises remain ~

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:6-7

 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1 :7

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9

Stay in peace,

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Talents

Matthew 25:25; 28 AMP

25 So I was afraid [to lose the talent], and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is your own.’

28 So take the talent away from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’

1 Peter 4:10 AMP

10 Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor].

Life is real short, fleeting in fact. Let your talent & gift bring glory to God…

Stay blessed

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Lessons Learned

Jon Gauger ~ If I Could Do It All Over Again : Christian Leaders Share the Most Important Lessons of Their Lives

Life is a learning curve, a school we graduate from when we take our last breath on this side of eternity…

Be sure to learn something from each new day.

Stay blessed,

Pr Paddick

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Google books Jon Gauger ~ If I Could Do It All Over Again : Christian Leaders Share the Most Important Lessons of Their Lives

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In Retrospect

Jon Gauger ~ If I Could Do It All Over Again : Christian Leaders Share the Most Important Lessons of Their Lives

‘If I could do it over again [….]’ We all have something that can be placed in the blank, what would be yours?

Love every day to the fullest…

Stay blessed,

Pr Paddick

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Google books : Jon Gauger ~ If I Could Do It All Over Again : Christian Leaders Share the Most Important Lessons of Their Lives

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Divine Love

Psalm 139 :16 TPT

“You saw who you created me to be before I became me!
Before I’d ever seen the light of day,
the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.”

Acts 17 : 26 AMP

“And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands and territories.”

God knows the end from the beginning. He is sovereign over time and space, over history and the future…

Stay blessed in trusting God’s plan

Pr Paddick

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Life as an Arrow

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming…” Unknown

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Fear

“Obedience doesn’t equal control. When Jesus is our leader and we are His followers, He is sovereign over the outcome of our obedience. Yet, when I realize what could happen if I obeyed God in, I often want to determine the outcome before I take a step of obedience. I know many friends who struggle with wanting to know what will happen after their obedience before they will obey. And we just can’t know!”

Scott Savage ~ Article by Ryan Duncan : What Gideon in the Bible Can Teach You about Overcoming Fear ~ http://www.crosswalk.com

Judges 6:15; 17 NCV

15 But Gideon answered, “Lord, how can I save Israel? My family group is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least important member of my family.”

17 Then Gideon said to the Lord, “If you are pleased with me, give me proof that it is really you talking with me. 18 Please wait here until I come back to you. Let me bring my offering and set it in front of you.”

Stay in faith,

Pr Paddick

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No problem too big

What an amazing song…

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Anxiety, fear and insecurity can cause us to be overwhelmed…But the promise remains ~

1 O God, hear my prayer. Listen to my heart’s cry.
2 For no matter where I am, even when I’m far from home,
I will cry out to you for a father’s help.
When I’m feeble and overwhelmed by life,
guide me into your glory, where I am safe and sheltered. Psalm 16:1:2 TPT

Stay anchored in Christ,

Pr Paddick

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Grief

“Our grief is as individual as our lives. Maybe it doesn’t even go through all the stages. Any way you experience grief is your way, and I’m a big believer that the more we talk about it, the more we go through the healing process, and the better we will be in time.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David KesslerP

Stay blessed

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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler
On Grief and Grieving : Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Google books

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Words

Proverbs 21:23 TPT
Watch your words and be careful what you say, and you’ll be surprised how few troubles you’ll have.

Paul Tripp remarks :

“Winning the war of words involves choosing our words carefully. It is not just about the words we say, but also about the words we choose not to say”

James 1:19 TPT

My dearest brothers and sisters, take this to heart: Be quick to listen,[a] but slow to speak. And be slow to become angry,

Stay blessed

Pr Paddick

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Paul Tripp ~ War of Words : Getting to the heart of your communication struggles https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/540715-war-of-words-getting-to-the-heart-of-your-communication-struggles-reso

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Each Day To Its Own

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Matthew 6:25~26;34 The Message

“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Psalm 131:2 TPT

I am humbled and quieted in your presence. Like a contented child who rests on its mother’s lap, I’m your resting child and my soul is content in you.

We often complain about our circumstances, how terrible things are, when in fact we have so much to be thankful for…

Stay blessed

Pr Paddick

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Grace

The above quote reminds me of the book Beyond Ourselves by Catherine Marshall. She and her husband, Peter Marshall, experienced God’s amazing grace…

https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Ourselves-Catherine-Marshall-Library/dp/0800790898

Lamentations 3:22-23 King James Version

22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Stay blessed knowing God is sovereign and His mercy and grace are more than we will ever need,

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Yesterday…

Anthony Gucciardi

Philippians 3:13 NKJV

13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do,forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

Isaiah 43:18 NKJV

18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.

“Stop dwelling on the past.
    Don’t even remember these former things. (TPT)

Nobody can change or undo yesterday…

Stay blessed in Christ and the forgiveness He offers through His blood

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Only 1 you…

Psalm 139 :14-16 TPT

14 I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex!
Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking.
It simply amazes me to think about it!
How thoroughly you know me, Lord!
15 You even formed every bone in my body
when you created me in the secret place,[e]
carefully, skillfully shaping me[f] from nothing to something.
16 You saw who you created me to be before I became me!

What is unique about you?

Your personality; fingerprints; hair strands; laughter; eyes; talents and abilities to name but a few characteristics that make you who you are ~ unique…

Stay blessed

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“And God saw that it was good…”

Genesus 1:31 NKJV

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it wasvery good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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… God could have made the earth to be simply functional, yet He chose to make it beautiful and enjoyable too ~ for us…

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.

God ccares that much for His creation, stay blessed in the knowledge that God is good,

#sharehope

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Moses, Peter & Thomas

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They were oridnary individuals. They were not special or more anointed. They were not born leaders either … They were available and willing to give their all, their entire life over to Christ to bring glory to Him!

Stay blessed and yielded,

Pr Paddick

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Quote : Tim Keller Gospel In Life .co,

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Saying goodbye to a loved one

Four Principles About Death

Saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the most difficult things we will ever face in life. There simply is no easy way to do it. Paul Tripp reminds us all of the four principles of death:

“Just because you believe in Jesus doesn’t exempt you from death. One day, every Christian will experience the joy of eternal life, but beforehand, every Christian must experience the grief of physical death. You will personally die, and you’ll most likely experience the death of several close friends and beloved family members. On top of that, some of those experiences will be tragically painful; death in a fallen world is rarely peaceful.

So how should Christians handle death? Here are four principles, derived from the Bible, that have helped me think about this painful experience.

1. You Can’t Prepare For Death

In many cases, death takes you completely by surprise. So many lives are tragically ended with no warning or preparation. 

Don’t feel embarrassed or guilty about grieving, no matter what the cause or how far you knew in advance. The Bible says “a person’s days are determined; [God] has decreed the number of his months and has set limits he cannot exceed” (Job 14:5, NIV). But that means it’s God’s role to choose life and death, not yours. Only God is truly prepared for death; it’s okay to grieve and mourn.

2. Death Was Not The Plan

Death was not part of God’s original idea for human existence. The reason death seems so wrong and unnatural is because it is wrong and unnatural! Life was only meant to give way to life all the way into eternity.

It’s right for you to grieve death, and as you grieve, let it flow beyond the specific death of that loved one. Your soul should cry out for the complete restoration of what life was designed to be in the beginning, and what it will be in eternity. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

3. You Are Not Alone In Death

Peter said that “Jesus … [was] crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.” (Acts 2:23) We should be outraged by the illegal execution of the only good person who ever lived, but Peter goes on to say that this moment was ordained by God for his glory and our good.

In the same way, death and tragic loss can be for God’s glory and our good. It might seem impossible to see at the moment, but God can bring wonderful things out of this dark moment.  Jesus has taken the name Immanuel, which means “God with us.” In the darkness and aloneness of your grief, you have a powerful Brother and Friend who not only stands beside you and dwells within you, but who knows exactly what you’re facing.

4. Evil Always Meets Good

Peter said that “Jesus … [was] crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.” (Acts 2:23) We should be outraged by the illegal execution of the only good person who ever lived, but Peter goes on to say that this moment was ordained by God for his glory and our good.

In the same way, death and tragic loss can be for God’s glory and our good. It might seem impossible to see at the moment, but God can bring wonderful things out of this dark moment. “

May the peace and comfort of Jesus Christ be with you if you are experiencing the sadness of goodbye and loss of a loved one…

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Source Paul Tripp Ministries https://www.paultripp.com/articles/posts/four-principles-about-death

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Chance…

what is your street-level theology of God’s involvement in your mundane affairs?

“What do you tend to tell yourself when an unexpected or unplanned thing alters your day? What do you say to you when your story takes a turn that surprises you, regardless of whether that turn seems good or bad? How much credit do you usually give yourself for what you could have never caused or planned? How much do you look at your life through the lens of the sovereign grace of God?c

“We don’t actually trust in the sovereignty of God as much as we say we do. Phrases such as “good luck,” “it was a coincidence,” “serendipity,” or “as fate would have it” easily fall from our lips (or flood our thoughts) as we describe (or reflect on) our situations, locations, and relationships of everyday life.c

“God doesn’t owe us any explanation. Why? He hasn’t been commissioned to manage our agenda, but rather, he’s chosen us to be part of his. Perhaps one of the ways God loves us most is by not explaining things to us that we’d find very difficult to understand and accept.c

“God is glorious in his management of our time. He’ll control moments so we can experience eternally significant encounters, even when we would actually be satisfied with just our days to be easy and moderately successful.”

Stay bblessed, God is sovereign and in control,

Pr Paddick

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Source https://www.paultripp.com/articles/posts/no-such-thing-as-chance

Soul Healing

Tim KKeller

Genesis 1:27

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

1 John 3:1~3

1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Stay blessed,

Pr Paddick

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