Unfortunately, my love of books has never returned. However, my love of the Bible has never been greater. I am not arty at all but when I read the bible (in my more mature years) I find enlightenment, excitement, vibrancy, and contentment. My encouragement to you today is that if your Bible is gathering dust through lack of use, shake it off and reimmerse yourself in the best-selling book in the World. You will not be disappointed. Philippians 1:9-11 tells us; ‘And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God’. In today's complex, complicated and dysfunctional World we need to know the Word of God deep within our hearts so that we will not be ashamed on the day of judgement. As a church some of us read three chapters of the Bible each day and this is such a blessing that we are all reading the same scriptures at the same time. Maybe today is the time for you to make a commitment to dedicate time in God’s Word and His Presence?
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I have been a Christian for 37 years and there have been many situations where I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't had the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit and known that I was a beloved Child of God. Even now as I write this blog I am facing something which the World would consider devastating news. I however see it as an opportunity to live out my faith with courage and boldness clinging on to my Saviour and Lord who is my Rock and Redeemer and indeed the perfecter of my faith. I have no strength of my own but know that in my weakness God’s strength is made perfect. I may not know what my future holds but I know without a single doubt who holds my future. As I write this blog, the scripture we have been given over and over again in our church is 2 Chronicles 7:14 ‘If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land’. May we all be obedient and turn to God’s Word.
Author: Lyn Hunt
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