Verse of the Month-April 2016

Hey guys… So the sites been a bit quiet the last few weeks and I’m really sorry about that, life just takes over sometimes and it’s something that I want to get better at doing.  Anyway, back to the reason your reading this.  The verse for this month is from Psalm 84v10 and it says: 

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.”

It kinda seems weird when you first read it and at first I had to read it a couple of times for it to sink in properly.  But then you think about it and you say yes I would rather spend one day with God than a thousand here, no matter how great it feels here on earth because God is always better, heaven is always better.  

Imagine being a doorkeeper, at say a music festival for example. You stand at the outside, possibly in the freezing cold and you have to put up with drunks, people swearing at you, people with fake tickets trying to blab their way in.  But at the end of the day you sit back and realise what great music you’ve had the privilege of listening to all day.  And that’s what the second part of this verse is talking about, if you spend a life living with God, your seeing all the great things that he does, just from the outside.  And the best thing about that? It makes it all the more special when you get in.

God bless

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Verse for the Month- Febuary 2016

So its time for a new verse for the month *cheering in the background*.  Basically a bit of background into how I choose the verse for the month, I think of a theme and then find a Bible verse around that theme.  So this month I really want to talk about the calling of the Holy Spirit, so I have a couple of posts that I want to talk about on that theme this month.  Continue reading

Verse of the month- November 2015

So in my post about reading the Bible, I suggested finding a new verse for every month and reflecting on it.  This is something I do personally and I think that by putting out what I’m doing, it will inspire others.

So this is this month’s verse:

“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.

Jeremiah 29:11

What this verse is basically saying is; stop whatever is worrying you.  Because God is there and he is all-powerful and all-knowing, he wants the best for you.  The example I always use to explain this verse to people is, imagine you broke up with a boyfriend/ girlfriend.  You loved them and wanted to spend the rest of your life with them.  But God knows them better than you will ever know them, and he has written their life plan and he knows what’s going to happen to them and he doesn’t want you to go through that, because what he’s doing is making you as happy as you can be, but you have to be patient.

But don’t mistake patience for absence.  God is always with you, as shown in the poem on yesterday’s post (here’s the link in case you missed it: https://gibbensblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/can-i-lose-my-faith).  Remembering that can be hard especially if you’re struggling.  But you need to stand up, be bold and strong and trust in him, spend time with people you love, not people who are ‘just there’.  But also listen to God, he will send you signs about what is right and what is wrong.  You need to listen to these but also don’t confuse them with what isn’t really there.

What I am going to encourage you to do now is, go and open a Bible, on your phone or on paper, and read this verse again and again.  Find some relaxing worship music and just pray about what God wants to communicate to you through this verse.

If you have any questions about what I have said or if you want to suggest a verse for next month, please comment!