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Love is Giving

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:1 & 14

It is so easy to get sucked into the festivities, the buying of gifts, wrapping of presents, travels, jingle bells, etc, and miss out completely on the very essence of Christmas.

Christmas is about a demonstrated love – God taking the first step to bring us back to himself through his Son Jesus. Now, gifts and turkey carvings are delightful, but what’s more delightful is that God desires a relationship with us- not because he needs relationship by the way, but because we were made for relationship. In him, with him, we find our true selves and purpose.

So this Christmas, remember Who it is really about and do make some space and time for Him.
Have a blessed Christmas time.
Just_A_Thought

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God Sees The Best In You

Do you know people who only see the cup as half full? That’s not your God.

God always wants the best for you and sees the best in you. Sure, He wants you to “fix up” in those challenging areas of your life, but through it all, He’s rooting for you to get it right.

Imagine running in a stadium and you’re about to beat Usain Bolt in the 100metres; there’s someone cheering wildly in the crowds and shouting at the top of their lungs. That’s God cheering you on and waving a banner saying “You can do it!”. Just imagine that.

God sees the best in you, but how you see yourself matters. So today, look in the mirror, what do you see? I see greatness.
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Our Image in God

Could it be true that the devil has had us look at our image in a cracked mirrow for so long that we tend to believe that image is true, and fail to see the ‘new man’ that God has made?

We were made in God’s ‘own image’, after His ‘likeness’ (Gen 1:26), then sin came in, and brokenness followed. But, thanks be to God, anyone who believes in Jesus Christ ‘is a new creation- the old IS gone, ALL things have become new!’ (2 Cor. 5:17)

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Every blessing, in Jesus Christ
Word of Hope Ministries

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Love of Neighbour

“This rough world sometimes needs to be rebuked, and if we can get at the ears of the people, it is our business to reprove them; and I think if ever there was a time when this text needed to be enlarged upon, it is just now. It is so often forgotten, so seldom remembered, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’

‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’ – We can split it into three parts. Whom am I to love? My neighbour. What am I to do? I am to love him. How am I to do it? I am to love him as myself.” – Charles Spurgeon

Something to reflect on: a) Who is your ‘neighbour’? and b) What might be the practical implications of loving neighbour as yourself?

Every blessing, in Jesus Christ
Word of Hope Ministries

Who do you think you are?

In Christ, I am…

  • Forgiven. Loved.
  • Chosen to be holy [set apart]
  • Adopted into the beautiful family of God
  • Gloriously graced to be the best I can be
  • Showered with God’s kindness, along with His wisdom and understanding (Culled from Ephesians 1:4-8)

This is an identity worth celebrating and rejoicing in every single day! A good practice might be to remind yourself, as often as you can, of this identity. May you go through today fully conscious of who you are in Christ, to the glory of the Father.

Every Blessing, with prayers…
Word of Hope Ministries

Live Purposefully

You are important to God and you should live as such.

God loves you so much He sent his only Son to lay down his life for you. You may not be where you want to be today, but you are certainly not where you used to be. Discover your purpose in Christ, pursue it with all diligence, even in the most mundane task. You will never miss your ‘well done’- both here on earth or on Christ’s return.

Every Blessing
Word of Hope Ministries

How Happy Are You?

Could you be happier than you presently are?  Your chances of finding lasting happiness, depends largely on whether you truly believe the Word of God concerning you.

God calls you his ‘own’, addresses you as ‘beloved’ and ‘rejoices over you with gladness.’ He knows you ‘by name’ and longs for you to find your joy in Him, and Him alone.

Make a habit of regularly reading the Word of God yourself. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you believe all God says concerning you and pray for grace to live each day as a child of the King. Discover your true self in the Word of God.

Every Blessing
Word of Hope Ministries

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