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Pause For Thought

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We should make our plans counting on God to help us…

Lord, You are not unjust and You will not forget my work and the love l have shown You. Help me to walk in a manner worthy of the vocation to which I have been called. For Jesus’ sake. Amen

Pause For Thought

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By the Grace of God, I am what I am…

Heavenly Father, forgive us for those areas in our lives which do not reflect the grace which so wonderfully and beautifully flowed out of Your Son towards others. He was gracious to all. May the same be said of us in all that we do. In His precious Name. Amen.

Pause For Thought

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My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness…

Loving God, grant that we shall never become so taken up with grace that we forget that although it is free, it cost You so much and lead us to a deeper understanding of what it means to be save by grace. In Jesus precious name. Amen.

Pause For Thought

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If we trust God fully, we will find ourselves filled with joy…

Gracious and loving Father, never let us forget that Your grace is given now only to cancel sin, but also to release us from its power and hold over us. Help us to understand this and stand upon it, in Jesus name…Amen.

Christmas Prayer

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My soul magnifies the Lord and rejoices in God my Saviour…

Lord, with the joy that was Mary’s we come to You now, giving thanks for the wonderful gift You have given us in Your Son. We praise You for that love made flesh, come to reconcile us to You our Father in Heaven, and ask that amidst all the joy, fellowship and festivities of these next few days, You would help us to remember the real reason for this joy and accept this truly wonderful gift.

Pause For Thought

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Take one day at a time – for that’s the pace of grace…

Gracious Lord, just as we cannot say the word Christmas without first saying Christ, so we cannot truly understand Your love, peace and joy until we first spell out Your precious name…Amen

 

Short Reflection On Daniel 10, 11 and 12

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The final three chapters of Daniel deal with Daniel’s vision of the times at the end of time but also expand on the previous three visions of Daniel. They speak of the persecution and tribulation that God’s people will face but how they will ultimately triumph – and as Christians we believe this ties in with the coming of Christ.

Daniel is one of the most vivid and difficult books of the Bible to truly understand, however, at the heart of it lies the complete faith and trust that Daniel has in God to look after him and take care of him – and if we could emulate such a faith and trust it would stand us in good stead in our walk with our Lord.

Short Reflection On Daniel 9

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Daniel chapter 9 is thought by many to be one of the most difficult to understand in all of the Old Testament. In this vision Daniel prophecies a time when there would be: The end of transgression, The end of sins, Reconciliation for sinfulness, Everlasting righteousness, A sealing of this vision and prophecy, The Most Holy would be anointed. As Christians we believe this was fulfilled with the coming of Christ. However, when the vision will begin to unfold and precisely what the 70×7 ‘s actually mean has led to much debate over the ages.

However, although this passage is difficult to understand, and there are lots of ‘interpretations’ out there, we should not lose sight of the wonderful promises concerning the Messiah’s work related to sin and righteousness, and that through His death Jesus has truly brought an end to the consequences of sin and the offer of salvation and everlasting righteousness through Him!