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2017/12/11

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The cool thing about getting to know God better is that it helps us to love others more. Because the more you know God, the greater the glimpse you’ll get of how much He loves people – you and every other human you’ll ever meet.

When I rub up against someone I don’t necessarily like, I’m trying to call to mind that Jesus loves them so much He died for them. I’m trying to remember to ask Jesus if I can borrow His feelings for that person. And suddenly the mistrust, misunderstanding or offence dissolves a little. ‘We love because He first loved us.’ (1 John 4:19 – http://bit.ly/2zvjtQg)

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2017/12/05

God told Jonah to go to Ninevah, so Jonah ran away, in the opposite direction. When Jonah eventually gave in and went to Ninevah, he did what God asked, then went and sat under a tree outside the city and sulked. Jonah was disobedient, and grumpy. But God still had work for Jonah to do. God still wanted to include Jonah in His plans to share His love with everyone.

Not even our human weakness can keep us out of God’s plans to include us in the work He wants to do in the world. Read the story of Jonah, listening for how God might want to use you today.

Read Jonah’s story here: http://bit.ly/2zur2Xr

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2017/11/27

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Paul writes that ‘God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance’ (Romans 2:4)
Read Romans 2:4 here –http://bit.ly/2zv0yoz

It’s incredible that God cares so much for us that He doesn’t want to leave you or me in the mess we make with our lives. He compassionately convicts us – unsettles us until we turn to Him for freedom.

If you sense a nagging knowing today that God has a higher and more beautiful road for you to travel than the one you’ve chosen to run down, don’t let the feeling defeat you. Gratefully lean into it. Your loving God longs to draw you close.

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2017/11/20

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I recently spent time in the USA, at a Christian conference. There were moments of real connection and belonging, and moments when everyone was staring at the awkward foreign girl (me). One morning in some free time I took a walk through a park alongside a lake. I was totally alone. And yet I realised more fully than ever that I was not – that I am never – alone.

Even in moments of being unknown by others, I am known by the God who never leaves nor forsakes me (Deuteronomy 31:6), and He allows me to know Him in return. Know today that you are known, seen, and wildly loved.

Read Deuteronomy 31:6 here – http://bit.ly/2ztCG4x

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