Andy B 2 Minute Video, Half and Half, S04E74

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Half and Half, S04E74

In the garden, to one side of our home, sits a bush. It has the most stunning, beautiful, purple flowers, that literally can take your breath away, such is the colour. But that’s only half the story. Because the other half of this same bush is looking rather barren and dead.

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Things have a habit of changing! S04E68

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Things have a habit of changing! S04E68

Through life things are always changing around us. Whether it’s the latest development in mobile phones or the most recent, progressive opinion on what society should look like, there are always these shifts around us that we need to pay attention and deal with.

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, S04E071

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, S04E071

Feelings come and go. They can be like the changing of the winds at the seaside and, if we let them, they’ll blow us round in circles. Feelings are a great way of measuring our emotions. They act as a thermometer for our body. But, feelings can lie too!

Andy B 2 Minute Video, A change is as good as a rest, S04E070

Andy B 2 Minute Video, A change is as good as a rest, S04E070

We might change the wallpaper or some paint to refresh a room. It can change our mood and lift that room so we want to spend more time with it.

From haircuts to wallpaper, and cars to our favourite restaurant, things change. Sometimes, the simplest things can make something appear entirely new and different.

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Priorities, Headspace and God, S04E069

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Priorities, Headspace and God, S04E069

Ever found yourself wondering around the house looking for something you already have in your hand? Or perhaps you put the milk in the cupboard and the tea bags in the fridge?

Now, of course I’ve never done those things myself. I’m just using the examples a friend told me about.

Andy B 2 Minute Video, When Enough is More Than Enough, S04E055

Andy B 2 Minute Video, When Enough is More Than Enough, S04E055

It’s a great thought to seek to only give God our best. But we need to check whether giving God what we have, and making sure that is the best we can offer, doesn’t become assigning human values to what we think God will want from us.
While grabbing some time with Jo, Andy B drove her to work. This meant they had some time together while Jo worked a half day, that they wouldn’t have otherwise had together.
And we should want to give God our best. We should desire to set aside quality moments of deliberately set aside time with God, each and every day. But God doesn’t time how long we spend with Him. He doesn’t check which bible version we have open or if we have a bible open at all. He doesn’t verify whether our prayers are spoken, or written, or whether we’ve watched the latest devotion from an ordained minster before sitting down God for a set period of time. Because what God desires is our heart.

One of God’s Greatest Gifts is Unanswered Prayers

One of God’s Greatest Gifts is Unanswered Prayers

Jeremiah 29:11 – New Living Translation: For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

I was flicking through some music the other day, and came across one of older albums. It’s a live version of Garth Brooks on tour, and the one song that always jumps out at me is the I’ve linked below, and it’s the title for this blog.

Throughout our life, we’ve often faced trials of many kinds, and this frequently leads to prayer. But, sometimes, our prayers are more like we’ve rewritten that well known scripture above.