Thoughts for this week

What Love!

“No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:39

The Creator of the universe, knows each one of us by name. He knows the scars of the past, He knows the worries of our hearts, He knows the concerns we carry, He knows all our weakness and failures and yet He still loves us.

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Keeping your focus!

‘He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.’

Hebrews 11:6

Keep your focus on God, not your problems.  Believe His promises, not your doubts.  Trust in His strength and not in your own abilities.  

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God’s Love

"I have loved you with an everlasting love"

Jeremiah 31:3

Never doubt the depths of God's love for you.

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Seek His Will

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart".

Psalms 37:4

How do we draw the line between our own desires and God's will for us? It isn't always easy? God may even have gifted you in certain ways, and it would be wrong to deny those gifts. But always commit your motives to Christ and seek His will in everything - even in the things that you enjo...

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Bearing Fruit

"No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine".

John 15:5 NIV

"Trials may simply be pruning shears in the hand of the divine Gardener - tools He uses to cut away the dead wood, fruitless branches, and sap-sucking shoots, so that we might bear more fruit" (unknown)   .

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Giving to God

"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver". 

2 Corinthians 9:7

God is able to take what we give and use it in ways we could never imagine.    

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Difficult times

"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character and character, hope".

 Romans 5:3-4

Are you passing through a difficult time at the moment? Ask God to use it to increase your faith and make you more like Christ.      

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Renew Your Love For Christ

"Think about where you have fallen from, and then turn back and do as you did at first"

Revelation 2:5 CEV

What happened? Have you reached the same point in your life as the Ephesian Christians Jesus was speaking to? If so, understand that God won’t interrupt your busy schedule or accelerate His pace to catch up with you. No, you must slow down in order to get back in step with Him. He can’...

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Live for something greater than yourself

‘Unless a kernel of wheat is planted…it remains alone.’

John 12:24 NLT

He’s asking you to find a cause greater than self-interest, namely His cause, and pour your life into it. When Jesus asked the disciples to leave their jobs and their security, He was turning their world upside down. But when they said yes to Him, they became so successful that their ene...

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