Archive | April 2006

Tomorrow Never Comes


Looking through my parents’ photos I start to see how much I’ve missed. It makes me feel s sad that I didn’t know some of the people I see in the photos. Some of them have left this earth, to heaven or hell I don’t know. Looking at some wedding photos, many of those marriages have since fallen apart. Young Christians growing up in the Word, one day never returned. It is really sad and I pray and hope that I can be a blessing to those around me.

I don’t know about you, but when it’s my turn to be the parent and I show my children, my photos, I want to tell them that God used my life in every way possible. Just like John Piper says, I’d hate to get to the end of my life and say: “I’ve Wasted It!” even that thought just shivers my spine.

I believe we as Christians look too much at the present. We are constantly focusing too much on the little problems that face us each day, instead of laying them on the Lord, we’re trying to do it OUR way. Yes, the present is a present from God, and we should make the most of every possible moment, but as Christians, we need to encourage our eternal perspective. We have to look forward to the glory that is to come! Praise Him!

My favourite phrase that I picked up a while ago is this: Any moment now I will be standing in the presence of God giving an account of my life. Life is but a vapour, a mist. It is nothing compared to eternal life. Any choices I make now, I will either regret or remember fondly – and I want to be able to do the latter!

The time is NOW. Tomorrow never comes – this is so true. And I think that as Christians we should remember this. Think about it – don’t put something off if you can do it today. If you think you’ve got only one chance to minister to someone, don’t let the Devil trick you into denying that call from God.

I’ve really been blessed by God today and I think it can all be put down to having a Bible Study in the morning! Honestly, it really does work. I’m trying to follow the rule, No read no feed, no Bible no breakfast.

It’s been a hard week, but finally I have finished all my coursework, God has helped me so much along the way. All that is left now is revision. Study! Study! Study! And I’m not just talking about God’s Word! I just can’t wait until the summer, no exams looming over my head it’ll be great!

Joshua (my 6 year old brother) totally thrashed my good friend Bobbett (aged 15) at pool this morning. Go Joshua! Go Joshua! Well I can’t talk Joshua’s beaten me a couple of times too.

I want to cycle more, ya’no, get it out of my system and get ready for these exams. I don’t want a one track mind where I focus solely on exams, I want to do other stuff at the same time. I’m riding my bike more now (it’s a very nice ride!) and I’m going to make myself go to the gym on Saturaday morning. If I don’t I will severely punish myself!!!

It’s a nice half-sunny day today, so I shall now go and bask in the warm sunshine.

Dan

Encourage!!


I hope you’re all enjoying yourselves, because I’m not! Please don’t forget to spend just a few minutes of your time to comment and say hi, it’ll really encourage me!

Dan 🙂

Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ

“So many people are looking for freedom. They look for it in a job, a relationship or any number of places, but they can’t seem to find it. The truth is, real freedom can only be found in Christ…if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed John 8:36 ” JOYCE MEYER

I have been struggling with my own remaining sin over the past three years and I too have tried anything in arms reach to help me abstain from this lust of the flesh.

It’s only been in the past year that I’ve realised that freedom can be found in the cross of Christ.

“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me,
let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Matthew 16:24 ESV

Nothing in the world can save you from the desires of the flesh, be it lust, gambling, impurity, greed etc. the world’s ways may work for a period of time but will never last.

When we take out a part of our life, we have a gaping hole left within in. Where once there was that sin or desire, there is now emptiness. If you don’t fill that gap, the sin will just come back all the more powerful.

If you look at Matthew 12:43-45, in short it says that if an unclean spirit is sent out of someone and can’t find another place to rest, it’ll want to go back to it’s previous home. He sees that when he come back it is all nice and tidy and peaceful, so he goes and fetches his stronger friends and brings them in aswell. So the person is worse off than he was before!

Listen, if you are trying to get rid of a sin that is taking over your Christian life, you will make more problems for yourself if you go the world’s way.

If you want to be free from a certain sin, you must cling to the cross of Christ and go God’s way! Not man’s way – that way is sinful and broken – go God’s way, a way that is pure and perfect.

Here’s another quotation that is so true:

“A common way we [we hinder our freedom] is by choosing to repeatedly
give in to the cravings of our flesh in a certain area”
I’ll let you think about this and I will come back to this subject, because it s one that I think all we as true Christians need to here.
Thanks,
Dan

Hello, the Easter hols went quick and now I’m sitting back in my IT lesson. Woohoo!

Hope you’re all doing ok and don’t forget to comment, it’s 18 days ’til my birthday by the way so don’t forget, or I’ll…

I don’t know what I’d do actually, you’re all my valued friend… ‘:s

I’ll speak to you all soon,

Danj

Hey y’all!

Uh-hum, (clears throat), soz went a bit chav then.

Yesterday, me and my dad cycled 40km (about 25 miles!) and I’m telling you now it was hard work! And to top it all of we did it on a tandem! It was tough, but we did it. The last 3 miles were so painful, but mind over matter, I did it!

About 80% of it was up hill, which didn’t help either, the photo on the right is us only half way up the mountain, we started as far as the eye can see into the distance, if you look carefully you can just about see the sea, and that’s Aberystwyth.

We made frequent stops but we finished it in about 4 hours, so on average we cycled about 6mph! We stopped off at a river where I could get wet and cool down.

I was shattered by the end of it, but I’d definately do it again. It wasn’t a really hard cycle, I’m gonna do much harder feats in the future, so watch this space!

Now, after all that I better get back and revise…!

See yeh,
Dan

I should really be going…

I’m sitting on my computer, getting ready to revise. Oh the joys of being young!

Sorry I haven’t had a chance to post anything new for the past few days, I’ve been spoffing up on my Science, Geography, Maths etc.

I promised myself that I would go to the gym today as well, some idea that turned out to be…!

I’ve written a new song called Arms Spread Open Wide, it’s about what Jesus did at the cross and how we as Christians should look up to it daily to recieve forgiveness, hope and strength. When I’m brave enough I might record it and put it on my site, now wouldn’t that be interesting…

If you look on the right of the screen I’ve put a Stickam Pod, it allows to play my music, videos etc. So don’t forget to click on it to have a go. I can’t put my favourite music on there yet because they’re not .mp3 files, so I’ll have to convert them first.

Hope you’re all doing fine.

Hey, and thank you guys from America, Canada, Wales and more for view my site. I hope that you all are being bless by it and I pray that one day we’ll meet whether it’ll be here on earth or in heaven. God bless you all,

Bro Dan.

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