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It’s Done

You know that feeling when you’ve just written your last exam and the holidays stretch out long before you? That feeling of: IT’S FINISHED! That’s what grace feels like to me. Grace is a release, a relief – a great gladness.

You can rest and relax just in the thought of no more work to be done. Because grace means we don’t have to work for God’s approval. He just gives it to us, undeserved, and we get to spend the rest of our lives in freedom and thanksgiving.

‘So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.’ (Romans 8v1)

Romans 8 here: http://bit.ly/1e27hmT

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Grace To The Rescue

Marooned on a deserted island with no food or shelter. You’ve made a tiny wooden raft. A luxury cruise liner arrives. You’ve been rescued! The Captain himself invites you on board, promising free passage on the floating 5-star hotel complete with restaurants, pools and cinemas.

But you politely decline. You already have a raft made from duct tape (http://bit.ly/1jWZGxi) and can rescue yourself.

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But sometimes I think we do that with God – you know, like try save ourselves and be good all on our own. We need to ditch our independence and accept God’s gift of grace. Best gift ever and it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Soare you in your leaky raft or the cruise liner?

Read Ephesians 2v4-10 here: http://bit.ly/1gpUIbd

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Smeagol vs Gollum

You ever feel there’s this shadow side to you that keeps you doing stuff you wish you wouldn’t – or that prevents you from doing the things you really do want to do?

Almost like Smeagol fighting with Gollum in the Lord of the Rings http://bit.ly/1mFfwj5

Even the Apostle Paul struggled: ‘I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me?’

Well, here’s good news 🙂 Grace. Grace is ‘God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure’ (Philippians 2:12-13)

Need to ask God for more of that kind of grace today?

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Wisewords From Yoda – Part 2

Wisewords from Yoda – part 2: ‘In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.’ (Yoda accent essential).

I remember a school sports war cry that went: ‘Who are, who are, who are we? We are (blah-blah) can’t you see. We are here to win today’

Do you find there’s this constant pressure to strive and achieve, to be the best – in sport, academics, socially – to fit in with ‘the rest’? That can be tough right? Especially when ‘the rest’ aren’t fitting in with Jesus.

Don’t lose who you are or whose you are.

‘How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!’ 1 John 3v1.

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