Rise Up by Andra Day ( is a song about not going through things alone – being there for each other through the tough situations we sometimes face in life – helping each other “rise up” when we’ve fallen.

Being there for each other is a picture of Jesus being there for, and with us. Isaiah 40:26-31 ( reminds us of this – Jesus is with us, always. HE lifts us up when we are down. He strengthens us when we are weak.

Are you facing a tough situation at the moment? Is there someone you can chat to about it?
Or is there someone in your world that is going through something? How can you be there for that person?



Read Colossians 2:10 –

“You complete me,” is one of Tom Cruise’s most famous lines from the movie, Jerry Maguire. This line made me realise that we are all searching for wholeness, but the problem is we are searching for it in all the wrong places.

Reality check: Nothing can complete you like Jesus can, because He is perfect and He made you. Everything else falls short. Everything else will leave you wanting. This is the result of the world’s brokenness. But Christ, in all His perfection, reaches out to a broken world and shows us that He is the only one who can complete us.



Complete the following.
Mirror mirror on the wall…

How much time do you spend trying to be the fairest?
Hours in the gym.
Watching what you eat.
Choosing the right clothes.
Brushing your hair.
Applying make-up.

An old Apostle Paul had some wise words for a youthful Timothy.
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” (1 Timothy 4:8 –

Look after yourself for sure but don’t neglect growing your relationship with Jesus.

Complete the following.
Jesus says that I should start…



I can’t go to the gym, because I haven’t paid the membership fee and don’t have the membership card. This card doesn’t just give you access to the building, it’s so much more than that – you have access to everything inside, all areas of the building are open to you.

Read Ephesians 2:19-22 (

Just like a membership card gets us into the gym – Jesus got us into heaven. No membership card/fee needed. I love what v.19 says, “Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God’s very own family”