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W@W WRAP – Week 314

Focusing our gaze on God's Faithfulness… – Do you ever have days when your faith waivers, or seems so small that you wonder how our marvellous Lord could even smile when He thinks of you? Take heart! In His Word, God repeatedly tells us about His great faithfulness. As we daily fix our eyes on our Lord and grow in knowing Him more intimately, may we experience His greatness, power, glory, victory and majesty. This will give us the courage to move forward, knowing that for our God, nothing is impossible. (Matthew 21:21)

W@W WRAP – Week 3142023-03-10T23:08:07+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 313

Mercy and Grace to lead us into 2023! – As we flip the page of our calendar from 2022 to 2023, it brings us reason to pause. We look back and remember all that God has done for us in 2022, and we look forward with excitement to His assignments in the new year. As we do this, two important words bring meaning to the past and hope for the future: MERCY and GRACE. They are indeed a perfect pair. As we understand their meaning in our lives, we appreciate all God has done in the past and have hope for our future with Him. (2 John 1:3; 2 Timothy 1:2; Ephesians 2:8)

W@W WRAP – Week 3132023-03-10T23:08:49+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 312

Receive the Light of Life! – Today, let us RECEIVE and CELEBRATE the Light of Life, our Redeemer, the Bread of Life, the Word, the Creator, the beloved Son of the Living God, the Holy One, wonderful Counsellor, everlasting Father, mighty God, Prince of Peace, King of kings, Lord of lords, the Alpha and Omega, our High Priest, Prophet, Teacher, Advocate, Mediator, Judge, the Chief Cornerstone, the Author and Finisher of our faith, the Lamb of God, our Good Shepherd, our Rock, the True Vine, the Lion of Judah, the Bright Morning Star, the Way, the Truth and the Life, our Lord and Saviour – Jesus Christ! (John 8:12)

W@W WRAP – Week 3122022-12-24T07:54:27+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 311

It’s All About Jesus! – If we look carefully during this season, we can find Jesus everywhere. May we REMEMBER the wonder of Christmas! The world celebrates one day a year, but we celebrate Jesus our Saviour in our hearts every single day. May we go back to the fundamental Truth – the Light of this world – and REALIGN our lives to the will and love of God. May we RECONSIDER the reason God came to walk among us. He calls us into an intimate relationship with Him – to know Him and to REFOCUS our minds and hearts on the greatest gift we have ever RECEIVED – Jesus! May this Christmas be centred on CHRIST! (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

W@W WRAP – Week 3112022-12-17T07:53:24+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 309

Are you set free? – Do you ever feel tied down, or tied up? Habits enslave us, and there is only one way to truly be set free from unhealthy habits and mindsets… and that is to know the Lord Jesus Christ personally. In God’s Word we learn that we can choose Christ, which gives us hope and great freedom, or be slaves to sin, which leads to bondage. May we always remember that because of Jesus, we are restored and renewed. We have been set free and we know THE WAY into the Kingdom of Light! (Romans 6:3-7)

W@W WRAP – Week 3092022-12-03T07:51:31+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 308

Packing our Lunch Well! – Don't you just love the story of Jesus feeding the 5000? Jesus shows His compassion and power in this amazing miracle. God's miracle-working power reminds us about His authority over the things of this world and His love for meeting the needs of His people. This gives us security – we can rest in our Almighty God's presence as we trust Him to take care of our today and our tomorrow. We can walk boldly towards our unique purpose and everything God has called us to. May we open our Spiritual eyes to see Jesus' light, signs and wonders all around us, knowing that for Him, nothing is impossible! (Mark 6:39-46)

W@W WRAP – Week 3082022-11-26T07:58:51+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 307

Encouragement! – Have you ever had a difficult day, only to have it turned around by the encouragement of a loving friend, or by finding the perfect Scripture to ease your heart? God knew when He created us that we would need one another and that we would need Him! When we look around and see the changes taking place in the world, we realise how the gift of those we love in Jesus keeps us grounded. God’s Holy Word reminds us of His steadfast love for us. When our eyes are fixed on Jesus, He will bring clarity, refreshing to our souls, and rest and peace in His presence. Let us incline our hearts to how the Holy Spirit continuously reminds us that God’s love, goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives. (2 Timothy 1:1-7)

W@W WRAP – Week 3072022-11-19T07:30:22+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 306

Never Give Up! – Do you ever feel tempted to give up? Following Christ in today's world is difficult. It is oftentimes, to say the least, defeating to our spirits. Living for Jesus may even be 'life-threatening' in some countries. So why not just give in to the ways of the world? Everyone else seems to be doing just fine? But, as children of God, we know in our hearts that we have a higher calling. Our Lord Jesus determines our steps. May we never give up on the hope we have, and never give in to worry, anxiety or fear. We can trust that our good and faithful God knows exactly what we need and where to send us. (Luke 12:22-32)

W@W WRAP – Week 3062022-11-12T07:23:36+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 305

Hopeful Expectation! – Even though we face multiple challenges, there is always a spark of hope! Even in the depths of despair, even on discouraging days, we can know that our Lord is faithful. We have seen Him work before, and He will never disappoint us! We read in His Holy Word of the miracles He has performed since the beginning of time. We are loved by the God who created us, so why even question this? We can always have hope and great expectation for what God is doing in and through our lives! (Lamentations 3:18-25)

W@W WRAP – Week 3052022-11-05T07:40:12+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 299

Purpose in the process – You have possibly experienced going to an optometrist or eye doctor – whether for a test, glasses, contacts, or surgery to restore your eyesight to what they call 20/20 vision. That is 'normal vision' in which a person can see an object clearly from 20 feet away. Today, let's consider what we will call 50/20 vision. In Genesis 50:20, Joseph looks back over things that happened throughout his life, and sees how God worked even the negative experiences for good. There is always purpose in the process. What is your perspective of your past, and of today; and how do you see your tomorrows? May we always stand in awe of our amazing Heavenly Father and count our blessings one by one! (Genesis 50:15-21)

W@W WRAP – Week 2992022-09-23T23:49:28+02:00
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