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W@W WRAP – Week 290

Going through the fire! – Dear friend, what is going on in your life? Do you ever feel like you are going through the fire of difficult days or seasons? Do your challenges appear overwhelming at times? The wonderful news is that not only does our Lord know what is happening in our lives, but He speaks about these times through His Word, so that we can stay strong in the midst of the fire. Plus, He promises He will never ever leave our side, and we will receive peace and joy as we trust in Him. (1 Peter 1:6-9)

W@W WRAP – Week 2902022-07-23T07:20:10+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 289

Jesus is Trustworthy! – We learn over and over through God’s Word, through conversations with Godly friends and through our own life-stories, that Jesus is worthy of our trust. He never has, and never will let us down. Even on days when we don’t understand what is happening, we can trust His will, His character, His love, His peace and joy in our hearts, and His history of faithfulness to carry us through. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

W@W WRAP – Week 2892022-07-16T08:34:53+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 288

Who is fighting for you? – There are so many battles in today’s world… emotional, physical, spiritual, mental, relational, financial and occupational. Do you ever wonder if you are battling on all these fronts by yourself? As we read and believe God’s Holy Word, we realise that whether in or out of battle, Jesus never forsakes us, and God Himself fights on our behalf. He is with us to quench our thirst and He is faithful to bring the victory we so desperately need. Our faithfulness leads to obedience, which activates God’s miracle-working power to fight the good fight of faith, with Him at our side. (Exodus 14:14 & Joshua 24:17-18)

W@W WRAP – Week 2882022-07-09T08:57:40+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 287

Sheep in the fold of Jesus! – Have you ever wondered why Jesus referred to us as sheep? Sheep, by their very nature, are prone to wander off from the safety of their flock. They are programmed by their creator to follow each other. Sheep are almost totally lacking in protection from predators. They lack wisdom to discern good from evil and are unable to be transformed into the likeness and image of their shepherd. But they know that they are stronger together as they submit to their shepherd who guides, directs, and protects them. Jesus is that loving Shepherd, inviting us into His flock. (John 10:11-18)

W@W WRAP – Week 2872022-07-02T08:44:48+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 286

God is Faithful… From the Beginning to the End! – As we read God’s Word, from Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,” to Revelation 22:21, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen,” we find God’s faithfulness and plan for our lives. In that plan, we see that we are created with a purpose and for a purpose, both for our good and for His glory. May we trust in Jesus and His life-giving love, knowing that He fills our hearts with His light as we walk by faith and perceive His miracle-working power now and for all eternity. (John 1:1-5)

W@W WRAP – Week 2862022-06-25T07:41:45+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 285

Seeking God’s Face! – Do you ever wonder why the writers of the Bible, and people today, talk about ‘seeking God’s face’? What does it mean? Why is it important to them, and to us? May ‘seeking our Lord’s face’ become the highest priority in our lives. When we run to God first, longing for His presence and desiring His instruction, protection, provision, and direction, He fills us with the truth of His Word and His promises; we grow in our understanding of His character and personality, and we experience an increase in our growth, faith, love, peace and hope. (Psalm 14:2 and Psalm 27:8)

W@W WRAP – Week 2852022-06-18T08:02:30+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 284

Miracles seldom occur in our comfort zone! – Have you ever longed to have miracles occur in your life? As we look through Scripture, and even around us, we realize that miracles seldom occur in our comfort zones. As we are willing to step out in faith, Our Lord, through the power of His Spirit, produces results beyond our wildest imagination. Whether in our prayer life, personal witnessing, or daily obedience to Christ, may we step out of our comfort zones and grow in our boldness for Jesus. (Acts 4:29)

W@W WRAP – Week 2842022-06-15T06:15:37+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 283

What foundation is your life built upon? – Over and over again, the world beckons to us: "Build your foundation upon what you can see. Gold is so beautiful, steel is so strong, gems glisten in the light, your growing bank account holds all you need!" We should choose not to be drawn in by the lies of the world. God tells us in His Holy Word that Jesus Christ is the only foundation that lasts for eternity. As we build our lives upon Jesus as our firm foundation, may we love in the same way that we receive unconditional love from Him. May we walk in a way that is pleasing to God by allowing His goodness to fuel our faith and draw us into a more intimate relationship with Him. And may we choose to sit quietly at the feet of Jesus, prioritizing time in God's Word and in prayer above the busyness of the world we live in. (1 Corinthians 3:11-15)

W@W WRAP – Week 2832022-06-15T06:20:49+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 282

What has power in your life? – Every day we have choices to make – some small, some big! Every choice has a result, a consequence. Who or what holds the power to sway your decisions? Is it the Holy Spirit or the call of this world and the sin within it? The Bible tells us that through Jesus Christ, we no longer need be slaves to sin! Through the completed work of the cross, we are free and equipped to grow into the likeness of Christ so that our lives will be a living testimony that reflects His glory! So let’s choose life in Jesus! Let’s turn our hearts back to God and remain rooted in prayer, standing firm in our faith to defeat any attacks from the evil one. (Romans 6:6,11)

W@W WRAP – Week 2822022-06-15T06:22:00+02:00

W@W WRAP – Week 281

God’s Rescue Plan! – We have been rescued! Through our acceptance of the death and resurrection of Christ on our behalf, we have been saved from an inferior life and an eternity without God. As we unpack God’s rescue plan for us, may we ask Him to give us wisdom and a heart to love others the way Jesus loves us; and to grow into a more meaningful relationship with Him. May our Lord equip us to effectively minister and live by gospel truth – by transforming our hearts and minds according to His will and purpose. And may we remain faithful and intentional in our pursuit to live a life of prayer. (John 3:16)

W@W WRAP – Week 2812022-05-21T07:47:45+02:00
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