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I choose to be dancing

Posted on: December 3rd, 2016 by Sandi A No Comments

At the end of my last blog post I shared a song that I totally love: I choose to be dancing by Mr Donnie McClurkin. I thought I would share the words of the song with you today.

If you didn’t get the chance to listen to it, here is the link =)

I choose to be dancing – Donnie McClurkin

Another year another day
But this is the life or so they say
Another test another tear
I don’t want to stay here

What you gonna do
Through the storm and through the rain
What you gonna do
When you’ve gotta to start again
What you gonna do
When you’ve gotta face the pain

What you gonna do
When your moment comes around
What you gonna do
When life seems to get you down
What you gonna do
Tell me what will you choose

I choose to be dancing
I choose to be singing
I choose to be loving
Every moment I’m living
I don’t mind the crying
For life can be trying
But when it’s all said and done
I choose to be dancing

A pretty girl she can not walk
She’s in a chair we sit and talk
Her smile is bright I feel ashamed
No more complaining

What you gonna do
Through the storm and through the rain
What you gonna do
When you’ve gotta to start again
What you gonna do
you’ve gotta face the pain

What you gonna do
When your moment comes around
What you gonna do
life seems to get you down
What you gonna do
I don’t know about you but

I choose to be dancing
I choose to be singing
I choose to be loving
Every moment I’m living
I don’t mind the crying
Cause life can be trying
But when it’s all said and done

I choose to be dancing
I choose to be singing
I choose to be loving
Said every moment I’m living
I don’t mind the crying
Though life can be trying
But when it’s all said and done
I choose to be dancing

Prayer: Lord I pray for the person who is reading this right now. You know their situation. I pray you would give your peace and the assurance that you are with them. Give them assurance that you have a fantastic plan for their life. Help them to believe. Help them to choose joy today. Help them to choose to dance and to praise you. Even though it may be hard or they may not feel like it right now, give them the strength to get through this moment. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

4 reasons why you should read the Bible

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 by Sandi A No Comments

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I believe it’s very important to make a habit of reading your Bible. I mean, if you’re a Christian, how else can you get edified? Yes, you can read Christian blogs, listen to sermons, prophetic words and worship music, but that shouldn’t take the place of personal Bible reading.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: “All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 17 so that the[a]man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

As I read that I see several reasons why reading the Bible is good for us:

1: Instruction – the Bible is full of instructions for us on how to live our life. Some of these instructions may be easier to carry out than others, but with God all things are possible. There is grace available for you for every single thing God asks you to do.

2: Conviction – the Bible really does have a way of showing you where you’re not on the right track with God. Always remember that the Holy Spirit convicts specifically. The enemy doesn’t convict but he brings general guilt. For example, if I lie, the Holy Spirit will zone in and say ‘hey, that right there wasn’t good’, but the enemy will bring thoughts that make me feel like I am not good enough and I’m not a good Christian etc etc. So the point here is that,as you read the Bible, you find that you will start seeing specific areas where you are not walking right. You also get better at knowing when God is speaking to you, because He never contradicts His own Word.

3: Correction – just as you get convicted by reading the Word, you also get corrected. The Bible simply shows you which way to go. It corrects your attitudes and actions.

4: Training in righteousness – the Amplified Bible put it well when it said, “learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately – behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage” I can not agree more. We cannot achieve righteousness by our own ideas and works. Reading the Bible through the help of the Holy Spirit will help you know how to live a righteous life.

All in all, reading the Bible is good for you and for me to. As verse 17 puts it, the Scripture enables men and women of God to be complete, proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. That means that it will help you live your day-to-day life and to fulfill your calling.

So be encouraged friend, go and read your Bible! If you don’t know where to start, use a Bible plan, or have a go at it with a friend for accountability.

Bless You =)

 

Hello there!

Posted on: February 17th, 2016 by Sandi A No Comments
Photo Credit: Google Images

Photo Credit: Google Images

It’s been a while … a very long while.

I have no real reason why I haven’t been blogging. I could say I have been busy, but then, so have a lot of people.

I could say I had no time, but then, every body in the world gets 24 hours a day to do what they need.

I could provide you with a myriad of excuses to defend my position, but then, that wouldn’t really be me being real with you.

The truth is, I did allow apathy to set in. I allowed myself to ignore the voice within me telling me ‘you need to blog‘.

And for that I do regret.

But now, I am back. I will try my best not to allow apathy to set in. I recently read somewhere that it is too early to allow yourself to get into a pity party.

And that my friend is the RAW truth.

So what do  I do? I own my mistake, apologise (and repent if need be) and do the right thing. 

For all of you who were wondering where the latest Heavens Nuggets posts have gone, I am sorry for letting you down. I am now back and I do promise to continue updating the blog regularly.

Smiles!