Acton Carnival

Acton Carnival


On the 9th of July 2016, Acton Carnival happened. And of course WE happened too. 

(Our Church stand where people were able to stop and talk to our appointed members behind the desk, find out information and be blessed by the word.)

Acton Carnival is one of the summer festivals that takes place in Ealing [London]. It is an amazing event celebrating the community and culture of everyone with live music, good food and beautiful stands.

My church, BLW Hammersmith actively took part in this carnival having our own stand in Acton Park and evangelising throughout the day with our daily devotional Rhapsody of Realities (ROR). 


We had a glorious time giving out ROR and preaching the gospel to the many people that attended the carnival. I personally really enjoyed this opportunity because there were a lot of young people who came out on this beautiful day, who I and my other teens were able to reach out to and talk to about God and Jesus Christ. 

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” – Mark 16:15

We have a job to do, and no one said we couldn’t have fun while doing it! 


The atmosphere of love and laughter and life was very present and strong. But so was the presence of the Holy Spirit who was our guide and also doing his job as we did ours, planting the seed, the gospel into the people of the Acton community and all those who came to celebrate with us. 

“And let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25

As children of God, we need to take advantage of opportunities like this, to reach the masses, bring them into God’s loving arms, help each other grow in the Word and go back out there to reach more. 

From the prayers leading up to the carnival to partaking on the day itself, it was a lovely experience and I cannot wait for next year!


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Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑

xoxo

– S.SAW


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Get Up 

Get Up 

Mary Mary are a Contemporary Gospel duo (no, I’m not writing a wiki for them.) They’ve sung quite a few songs those women and I think my old church dance group has danced to them more times than I can remember.

There is a song of theirs that I remember more than most and not just because it’s catchy (and it is very catchy). It’s called Get Up.

As children of God we have the power to do anything we set out minds and our hearts to, yet sometimes we choose to sit and do nothing and are content with life taking control of us, rather than the other way round, just because it doesn’t seem to be going “too bad” and I guess we could always just cry about it right?

Wrong.

God made us and he made us for success, it’s never okay to just be “okay” because we’re much more than that and there’s so many great things that we still have to do. We don’t have time to sit down and let life take its course. God has plans for us and we need to put them into action. First step: Get up!

When God was delivering the Israelites from slavery he said to Moses, “Moses, you do something!” God didn’t say that Moses should sit down, He’ll sort it out. (Exodus 14:15-16)

Could you imagine Moses just sitting down drinking Lucozade saying, “well at least we got this far😅, not bad.”? 👌

Yeah. Me neither.😂

We’ve got to change things with our faith and be like Moses and do something! Keep making progress.


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13


The hook of the song Get up is:

“What are you afraid of?
Don’t you know what you’re made of?
One of God’s greatest creations
Take this invitation now…”

The first two lines ask very important questions and as children our answer to the first should always be “nothing” automatically making our second answer “I do”👰

It’s true that fear – fear of failure is what stops a lot of people from progressing and ultimately from reaching a higher level of success.
“One of God’s greatest creations” – God doesn’t make anything, especially not his greatest creations to fail. So, that fear? Yeah, it can stop now – we’re not failures because there is no failure WITH God and God is always WITH US, therefore…you see where I’m going with this? 😀😌

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” – 2 Timothy 1:7

“He said, She said, They said, What do you say?
• It’s your dreams
• Your choice
• Your time
• Your life
So don’t you miss it”

Another very important fact the song highlights:

YOU. What do YOU say?

Don’t worry about the people around you and what they’re doing with their life or what they think you should be doing with yours. The only consultation you need is the Holy Spirit’s and He will never guide you astray.

Don’t miss out on opportunities based on someone else’s experience with it.

Don’t miss out on the life you were meant to live because you decided to take a back seat. If you’re sitting at the back, then who’s driving?

Get up, and make things happen! Don’t be afraid of life. Live it and love it!♥️

Through God’s Word you can empower yourself, acknowledge the power inside you and use it to make dreams become reality.

“24 hours, almost gone …”🕚💭
Find the link to the song referenced in this post in the Playlist or the homepage!! x

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑

xoxo

– S.SAW

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