Hospitals, train trips and check ups

Coming back from hospital last week I began I realise that I had a year of no hospitals no check ups and no more train trips. I was glad some may wonder why I have been in and out of hospital since I was 2 I will give a quick story. In October 1993 my family and I had just moved house, (at 2 years old moving house meant boxes and a new place to explore) my mum had just finished putting some washing on when she had decided to make a cup of tea and have a rest. As the last house we were in had taller benches the new house didn’t and I could reach for the teabag which was in the mug with hot water. My mum heard the mug fall time stops for a few seconds then I start screaming mum rushed me to the cold shower and an hour later I was at the hospital. That was the beginning of my hospital trips 2 months in hospital when it first happened I got out just in time for Christmas. Since then I have had 7 or 8 operations 2 emergency operations and lots of time in hospital. Now at 19 I have finished my last check up and as they can’t do anything it is time for me to watch over my burns and just wait for 12 month. It may seem far away but is closer than it is and even though I get anxious I remember that the Lord is with me every step of the way and one day when he comes I will have a new body no more scars. 🙂 I am much happier as I don’t need to travel away from my family and friends which I miss so much when I do travel. Thank you to all who have read this blog this is just one part of my life. And please make sure hot things are out of reach of children to many are burned yearly.

1 comment April 18, 2011

Worship

Worship to me means to praise and to study Gods word daily, I worship a God who protects and has loads of promises for us he wants us to come to him daily through reading the bible and praying. Earlier this year I was trying to get a better relationship with God but I was finding it difficult and I was because the effort I was putting in was being taken away by worldly things back in January I was at a bible study with my youth group and some of my church family we were studying the importance of studying Gods word (the bible) and the subject of Facebook came up we all agreed that it was taking our time away from God so we talked on how we can have more time with God and less time on Facebook there were 6 people in this study and only four of us had Facebook so the idea of deleting Facebook, we all agreed that this would be a good idea we all gave our warnings that Facebook was going my brother Luke had written a blog saying he was deleting Facebook

Add a comment September 29, 2010

Hang in there

Hang in there!

‘At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.’ Galatians 6:9 NLT

Are you feeling fed up? Had enough? Ready to throw in the towel and quit? Sick of not being appreciated, wanted or valued? Thinking about ‘slacking off’ school, college, uni, friends or family because you just can’t take anymore? Listen, hang in there!

‘Let’s not get tired of doing what is good…at just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.’ (Galatians 6:9 NLT) There are no short cuts with God. We can miss out on so much great God stuff-just because we give up too early.

A man named William Wilberforce had been pushing the British Parliament to abolish the slave trade. He was about to give up when his friend John Wesley heard of his campaign. From his deathbed Wesley wrote to Wilberforce, ‘Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and of devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them stronger than God? O be not weary in well doing! Go on, in the name of God and in the power of His might, till even American slavery shall vanish away before it.’

Wesley died six days later. Wilberforce fought for 42 more years. Three days before his own death, slavery was abolished in Britain. Eventually it was abolished in America too. Hang in there-what God has in store for you is worth any price you have to pay.

Add a comment August 7, 2010

Take up your cross Part 1&2

This blog has two devotionals as they are titled take up you cross I hope you enjoy 🙂
Part 1

‘…Let him…take up his cross daily…’ Luke 9:23 NKJ

‘Let him…take up his cross daily…’ (Luke 9:23 NKJ) ‘The load I give you to carry is light’. (Matthew 11:30 NCV) Both sentences passed through the mouth of Jesus. But isn’t He contradicting Himself? I mean, ‘cross-carrying’ is back-breaking work, isn’t it? Unless You’re about to give us a polystyrene cross, surely the load You give us is one famed for dislocating your shoulder, right, Lord?
Well, no. It’s a perspective thing. If you think of God as dishing out crosses like a needle-happy nurse dishes out pain so no-one wants their jab but everyone gets one, then you’re in trouble. If we see ‘difficult maths homework’ or ‘the mate who’s always draining me’ as ‘the cross we have to bear’, is it any wonder our load feels far from light? What if you saw that ‘difficult maths homework’, not as a headache, but an opportunity to develop your problem solving skills? What if that ‘moaning mate’ wasn’t the person you hid from at break, but someone who you can see the face of Jesus in?
Taking up your cross doesn’t mean taking the weight of the world on your shoulders. It simply means taking on Jesus’ attitude to everything. So, rather than beg God to send a bolt of lightning up that ‘pain in the neck’ of a pal, ask God for a new perspective. Stop asking for a lighter cross and start praying for a stronger back.

Part 2

‘…Let him…take up his cross daily…’ Luke 9:23 NKJ

Monday morning, you’re about to leave for work/school/uni. Checklist: Bus fare; Check. Lunch money; Check. Four-metre bloodied, splintered cross; Check…. ‘er, say what?’ Yeah, what did You mean, Lord, when You said we’re to take up our cross daily? There’s no room in my bag for a 2000 year old form of the death penalty. So, what will my cross look like?
Well, your cross is made to measure. It’s custom built to your size. David was custom built to lead a nation, because he’d had years of practice leading sheep. What are you well practiced in? Your cross will fit your shoulders. What weight bears down on your shoulders? Do you feel the weight of someone’s hurt? Perhaps, you’re called to pray for that person. Do images of starving children bear down on your compassion? Perhaps, your cross is all about raising money for a related charity.
Your cross will look like you. The Bible says God ‘…has given each one of us a special gift…’ (Ephesians 4:7 NLT) So, you thought you were just a blabbermouth, God sees you with the ‘gift of the gab’. God will use your big mouth for big stuff. Or if you’re the opposite, you think you’re cursed with shyness. God sees you with the ‘present of peace’. God uses your calming effect on His world to bring about His peace.
So, do you still think that cross is too heavy to carry?

My cross is not so heavy after reading this devotional in fact im glad to be carring my cross with me 🙂

Add a comment June 26, 2010
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Just say No!

‘…put all evil things out of your life…’ Colossians 3:5 NCV

Ever had one of those stuffed toys where you squeeze the paw and it barks, moos or whatever – depends on the animal I guess 🙂 Anyway, one that says “Jesus says no!” might be a real asset with our daily decision making. The only way we are going to ‘Put all evil things out of our lives’ is by saying, ‘Jesus says no!’ and making good choices that let nothing evil into our lives. And if anything is in there already or sneaks in through a window, ‘put these things out of your life.’ (Colossians 3:8 NCV)
The best way to keep bad things out of your life is by filling your life up with good things. Here are four good things the Bible teaches us to do to start us off: (1) stop craving things you don’t need. Instead enjoy what you’ve got (2) if you’re not giving generously to God’s work, start now! Make a habit of giving away a percentage of whatever comes your way. ‘Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.’ (Proverbs 11:24-25 NLT) Yes, even give a bit of your pocket money-even 50c of that five bucks from your Nana! (3) trust God completely, with everything. God guarantees to ‘supply all your needs.’ (Philippians 4:19 NLT)
Go ahead, do it! Obey God, be patient, and watch what happens.

Add a comment June 19, 2010

Tried and tested

Hay all this blog is an example of how God can work things out for you if you let him. Today I started off great I got up read my bible had a prayer then decided to do some last-minute assessment adjusting before going to Tafe I add done that then went to print and the printer didn’t want to work for me so I emailed my assessment to my self because I had left my usb at TAFE (I had a message on the phone saying it was there and to pick it up in the morning). so then I started to walk to tafe smiling because I was one step closer to finishing this coarse when I got to tafe I had realized that I had for gotten one activity for an assessment and so I fixed that up waiting for the teacher. My teacher handed me a re-submit and told me to do it in the library so I went to the library 1) to collect my usb 2) to do this re-sub 3) to print out the assessment that was due in this morning, when I had gotten there I asked for the usb that I was told was only to find it was taken the library people searched and searched they told me it was here and still no luck I realized I had lost all of my assessments problem 1 all my assessments even the one I had completed two days before that was due this afternoon OH NO!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. problem 2 it has pictures of me on there. so I sat at a computer going I better start this assessment again only to find out the computer had a big GLITCH in it talk about annoying so I went to a different computer and with luck I printed off that assessment I had emailed to my self and handed it in I then started realized I was stuck because I needed my USB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so I started the long 30 minute process of doing my assessment AGAIN!!! (why 30 minutes well that is all I had till lunch). after that 30 minutes I went to lunch to find I didn’t happen to have any money and I didn’t bring food. then it was time for my afternoon class ( I lost the 5 assessments for this class) I told the teacher then I sat at the back of the room and started at the assessments again I because I couldn’t get onto the computers so for the next 3 hrs I sat and hand wrote my assessments ready to type up tonight my teacher had let me do my assessment and I have only till Tuesday to do it this whole day I had not once said a bad word and I had prayed to God that today would improve and it did my morning class teacher brought done the assessment and said well done Nadia you passed 😀 no more worry for that class then my friend came and we went for some afternoon tea (mmmmmmmmmm cake). and that is when I remembered that God had promised us that “I will never leave nor will I forsake you” he is there he can help even if you are having a bad day He loves you and wants you to come to Him so tomorrow I shall have a great day walking with God in the morning

God bless
N.

Add a comment June 3, 2010
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You’re in it together

‘…whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus…’ Colossians 3:17 NIV

Every one of us has to work in some way, whether it’s at school, college, uni, job or home. But most of us ‘work’ by ourselves which we’re not meant to do. We’re told to do everything in the name of Jesus, not just some things. So today, why not make the decision, whatever you’re doing, to do it together with Jesus? Tell Him now that you want to go through the day with Him.

John Ortberg says: ‘…when you have a tough problem, ask Him for help. When you have a difficult decision to make, ask Him for wisdom, then listen and be really open. When you find your energy flagging, ask Him for renewed strength. When you find your attitude turning negative, ask Him to re-focus your heart…Every few hours… pause for two or three minutes. Thank Him for His help. Hand Him your worries. Ask for His energy. Every moment is an opportunity to be with Jesus. When you forget, and you will, when you mess up, and you will, remember this really important rule: there’s to be no beating yourself up! Every moment is another chance. God just keeps sending them. That’s grace. Every moment … is a new chance for you to be with Him.’

Remember, Jesus wants you and Him to be in it together-so why not make that your mission today, and give it a go.’

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Add a comment May 31, 2010
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Today, encourage somebody……Part 2

‘Worry is a heavy load, but a kind word cheers you up.’ Proverbs 12:25 NCV

You might recall the name Isaac Newton as ‘that bloke who is famous for having an apple fall on his head’, but there’s more to the story than that! Newton was the first person to be able to explain things we now take for granted, such as the way we are all subject to the Laws of Gravity and the Three Laws of Motion. But Newton might never have published his work had it not been for another scientist called Edmond Halley. A well-respected expert in his own right, Halley visited Newton at Cambridge to discuss a problem he was working on, only to discover that Newton had already solved it.

Halley encouraged Newton to publish his work, and even offered to do it for him at his own expense. The result was the publication of the snazzily titled Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica in 1687, which laid the groundwork for the future study of mathematics and changed the way people see the world.

You may not have the brain of Isaac Newton but you do have the heart of Edmond Halley, a heart that wants to encourage your mates to do great things. Who has God put into your life for you to cheer on, raise up, or help on their journey? This much is true: when you help other people to do the things God created them to do, you have the satisfaction of sharing in their success.

Add a comment May 13, 2010

Today, encourage somebody……Part 1

I read this today as part of my devotional I hope yo enjoy it as much as I did :).

‘Worry is a heavy load, but a kind word cheers you up.’ Proverbs 12:25 NCV

We all know that the Americans are pretty fond of making big speeches; but they’ve turned out a lot of great writers too. The nineteenth-century writer Walt Whitman struggled for years to get anyone interested in his poetry. At a time of real discouragement he received a life-changing note from someone who’d just read his latest book. The note read, ‘Dear Sir, I am not blind to the worth of the wonderful gift of Leaves of Grass. I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom… I greet you at the beginning of a great career.’ It was signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson, at that time probably America’s most respected writer!

Like Walt, we all face tough times and need encouragement to keep us going. When we’re on the brink of giving up, a simple word can give us new strength and keep us in the game. Not surprising then that encouragement is a big theme in the Bible. Listen: ‘Worry is a heavy load, but a kind word cheers you up’ (Proverbs 12:25 NCV), and ‘I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you, “Don’t be afraid. I will help you.”‘ (Isaiah 41:13 NCV)

Encouragement doesn’t deny the problem; it helps us overcome it. It doesn’t leave us alone to carry the load; it reminds us that God will help us. So encourage somebody today!
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Add a comment May 12, 2010

STOP…..THINK…..GO!!!!! PART 2

OK well as you know I had made a bad decision and now with a week till I left I had actually started to think.

When I got dropped off at home that afternoon I sat on my bed and started to really think and I also called my church mum and we talked for a while before I hung up I said I was going to seriously think and I was for real after I when back to my thinking spot and a few minutes my adopted brother text me say “Nadia it has filled me with such joy that you are going to think hard if you trust me and believe me when I say that God will open all the doors if I listen to Him knocking’ at this point I was almost in tears then he went on to say ‘ As you big brother im pleading with you PLEASE be wise in your decision’ at this point I broke into tears I replied ‘I have changed my mind im not going on my holiday now’ after that I felt a huge burden lifted off my shoulders I knew I had just made a good decision I told my friend I wasn’t going she was ok with it…. Then I was told what was going to happen I was happy God had a plan for me…

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