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A Christmas Story

Christmas in Japan can be different, special, amazing, one of a kind and in some cases a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Sometimes it can feel totally unexpected and quite often being so far away from home, can leave us feeling lonely.

But it doesn’t have to be, this Christmas why don’t you try something different…

On Sunday 11th December, Jesus Lifehouse Osaka, is hosting its very own Christmas production!

There will be Gospel music, dancing, and a
bilingual Christmas story
like you have never seen it before!

The event is FREE at Kodomo Bunka Center near Nishinaghori station. We have two showings at 2pm and 5pm.

Someone will even meet you at the station (exit 7) and go with you!

It will not only be a great show, but you will have the chance to meet people from all over! Everyone is incredibly welcoming – so come and meet new people! Make new friends! And…

You never know you could be spending your Christmas with people you never expected!

 

If Today is all we have…

“This is your life, are you who you want to be?”
There are times when we question, what are we
doing? Are we living how we dreamed we would? When we look in the mirror do we like what we see?

I listened to this song today by Switchfoot, and it made me realize that we all need to be reminded to really live sometimes. Part of the lyrics go like this, “This is your life, are you who you want to be? This is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be?”. We can easily get lost in the in’s and out’s of life, sometimes so lost we never really recover! But we need to climb out of the cocoon of life and start living!

http://youtu.be/5LJPHKfnmRk

So many people say “Today is all you have…” and “Tomorrow may never come” and many people take that as, let’s live it up now! No regrets!
Take that bungee jump, move to America, go home with that girl/guy! You may not get the chance again!
In some cases this seems like sound advice, what are you waiting for, start living kind of advice! But Whilst that
might get people up off their couches it’s no use if people are just going to party, have fun and live like there is no tomorrow.. Because
if tomorrow comes, we may not be feeling so great… Maybe even a little hung-over!
However we can look at
‘today’, another way, rather than saying ‘ if today is all we have, what haven’t we done on our list of things to do that needs to be attained to?’ We can say ‘ if today is all we have, are we who we want to be?
Are we
living in truth, or are we
hiding behind the worlds mask? If we haven’t accomplished our dreams yet, are we living with them in mind or have we already given up on them? And if we aren’t who we want to be, why?
Sometimes we think it’s too late to change, to start living, to be the person we want to be! We have come this far as we are, maybe that’s all we are…but is that true?
It is if you believe it!

Before I came to
Jesus Lifehouse I thought the old me was all I could be, but I was wrong, when I met Jesus I realized I had so much more potential to become a better me! I started living like there was no tomorrow not because i thought there was no tomorrow but because I wanted to suck in everything that there was now! I wanted to become a better me, now! Why because I loved life again! I love living with Jesus, with Jesus guiding me and loving me, I have more freedom than I could ever give myself, freedom and potential to be more than myself! Who wouldn’t want that?
Jesus gave me life again! So for me living everyday like there is no tomorrow isn’t about cramming in a load of things I want to do before I die, it isn’t about living it up, or living a care free life, it’s not about parties or boys or experiencing everything I possibly can but it’s about loving life, loving people, loving Jesus – with everything I’ve got! This life we have is amazing! So let’s live it!
Yes, there are always sucky things that may happen! My life didn’t suddenly become perfect with nothing going wrong because I met Jesus, but my
attitude changed
– your life can only ever be as good as the attitude you label it!
While I knew this before I met Jesus, it was practically
impossible for me to always remain positive in life on my own merit! I couldn’t do it by myself! No sooner had I challenged myself to stay positive and enjoy life, then something bad happened and I felt ten times worse than i did before!
But now I have
Jesus to guide me, lift those heavy weights off my shoulders, show me a better way to do things and fill my life with blessings (what are they? Things I couldn’t even imagine for myself a year ago!)
While I may not be who I want to be, I am well on the right road – living towards my dreams with the person I want to be sharing my life with!
Jesus.
We only get one shot at life! But with Jesus we can have another chance to live – really live! It doesn’t matter whether we have messed up, whether we are going in a totally wrong direction in life there is never a better time to turn to him than today!
Because this is not a video game, it’s not a movie, it’s not some reality TV show, this is your life!
The question is:
are you who you want to be?