“You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.” – John MacArthur
Father, Thank you that in a world of despair, You are our Hope. In a world of darkness, You are our Light. In a world of sorrow, You are our joy.
I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39
“If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – Elisabeth Elliot
“Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.” – C.S. Lewis
Jesus, the hope of all who trust you; the power of all who serve you; the wisdom of all who follow you; the uniter of all who worship you. Grant us light at the beginning of this year. Amen
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:28-31
“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion; it is like a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.” – Billy Graham
Look for the Christ in those you meet. Recognise love among brothers and sisters. Value the kindness of those who serve you. See all humanity as the creation of God.
Father God, help me to believe that I am precious and valuable to you. I will choose to believe that you are bringing hope into my heart this day, so that I will have more hope tonight when I go to bed than when I got up this morning. Father God, I will realise that hope has a name: Jesus.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thess 2: 16 -17
“Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” – Lysa Terkeurst
Some mornings Lord I’m afraid to turn on the news or read the papers. Some mornings I’d rather ignore what is happening in the world. And yet you call us to see what’s around with your eyes, and to love with your kind of love. On this new day, Lord, help me to have hope. Help me to discover ways of finding peace in my own life, and give me the courage to reach out to others with compassion and love. Amen.
When our thirst has led us to seek streams of living water…thank you God. When our failing strength has taught us to lay down what we need not carry… thank you God. When the heat of the sun has forced us to find protection and shelter in you… thank you God. Where our loneliness has drawn us to discover our soul’s true life and love in you… thank you God.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
“If you are too busy to pray, you are busier than God wants you to be.” – Wanda E. Brunstetter
May our celebrations be un-staged, our compliments unpolitical, our generosity without guile, our hope without impatience.
In the decisions made, right or wrong, in the words that cannot now be unsaid, in all my fears, failures, shortcomings, thank you for the gift of your presence. To see you in the familiar, to recognise you in the not yet, in the midst of all I hope and dream for, may I seek you O God and find you in the day to come. Amen
Bless, O God, each step I take on the journey of life, that I may tread with care, courage and hope. Amen
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” ― Augustine of Hippo
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 4 – 6
May the peace of God surround me, the Grace of God astound me, the Hope of God ground me, and the Love of God abound in me.
“God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible — what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.” – AW Tozer
“Faith doesn’t always mean that God changes your situation. Sometimes it means he changes you.” – Steven Furtick
As God’s dear children we will only learn to imitate his voice – together. As God’s dear children we will only learn to imitate her actions – together. As God’s dear children we will only learn to imitate his gentleness, her passion, his justice, her forgiveness, his mercy, her patience – together. So together, may we learn to walk light in darkness as Christ walked. May we learn to love as Christ loved. And may we learn to give as Christ gave himself for us, that all things be brought together.