Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Philippians 4:4-7 in Te Reo Māori!

Hi all,

I recently bought a Bible (Paipera Tapu) translated into Te Reo Māori and so I thought I'd share with you the main verse from this blog in Māori! :) It's such a beautiful language, don't you think? 



God bless!


Sunday, 28 July 2013

Challenging Quotes

On Pinterest lately I have been coming across many scripture references and quotes to help and encourage us during difficult times. So many, in fact, that I have a pin board devoted to the subject which can be found here: http://pinterest.com/violetnz/~-rejoice-in-the-lord-always-~/

I thought I'd share some with you, and I pray that they might encourage and challenge you if you are in the midst of trials! All images courtesy of Pinterest.





Wow, these quotes really speak for themselves don't they? I hope you found them as challenging as I did!!! 

God bless! 


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Rejoice in the Lord by Ron Hamilton

Hi all!


I heard this the other day and I thought I would share it with you all as not only does it cary the same name as this blog, but the lyrics are AMAZING and so, so true! I would also ask you to pray for an elderly friend of mine who is in hospital, that they might feel the truth of these words during such a trying time.


 God never moves without purpose or plan
When trying His servant and molding a man.
Give thanks to the LORD though your testing seems long;
In darkness He giveth a song.

O Rejoice in the LORD
He makes no mistake,
He knoweth the end of each path that I take,
For when I am tried
And purified,

I shall come forth as gold.


I could not see through the shadows ahead;
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day;
Then peace came and tears fled away.

Now I can see testing comes from above;
God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best, and I trust in His care;
Through purging more fruit I will bear.

Chorus

God bless!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Why Bad Things Happen ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

Hi all!

I just want to strongly encourage you to go to http://www.joniandfriends.org/static/uploads/PDFs/kidswhy_single_pgs_b_200res_rev.pdf and check out this amazing explanation Joni Eareckson Tada gives for why God allows suffering.

Here are some neat snippets from it:



Regarding the blog series, I will only be posting for it every so often (Lord willing, varying from once a fortnight to once a month) and gradually building it up (with my own normal blog posts in between), so I apologise if I'm keeping anyone in suspense! :P But Lord willing and by His timing I will be posting those, so watch this space! :)

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