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2018/08/10

Did you know we can show our relationship with Jesus in our friendships?
DC Talk sang a great song ‘Lean on me’. The lyrics speak of leaning on each other for support in hard times.

Friends – who can you lean on?
Can others lean and rely on you?
Reflect on Proverbs 17:17 (http://bit.ly/2OjRgTL).

Some translations have “A friend loves at all times”, whereas another I’ve seen says “A true friend is always loyal”. Our brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as our friends who don’t yet know Jesus, need love and loyalty.

Is there someone you know that needs YOU as a friend?

#wisewords
#Rachel

2018/07/23

God’s love

The book of Lamentations is not the happiest book to read – it mostly tells of despair and sadness. But in the middle of this book, are 10 surprising verses: Lamentations 3:22-33 (http://bit.ly/2tMjPQk) ‘Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed’ it says.

In the midst of everything going wrong that could possibly go wrong, still we can have hope because of God’s love for us. Not everything goes right all the time, and sometimes nothing goes right, ever! But because of God’s love, we don’t give up.

#knowingGod
#kymeb

2018/07/17

Is there something you have seen or heard someone do (maybe you are that someone) and you thought to yourself, “oh my word, that person should never get away with that! I hope punishment rains down on them.”? Truth is we all deserve punishment to rain down on us. We were all born bad, sin made us bad.

BUT let’s read what Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-10 (http://bit.ly/2zIf7JB)

Instead of punishment and death raining down – undeserved mercy, kindness, love, grace (favour), salvation rained down. We went from bad to good. And not because of anything we could ever do, but because of EVERYTHING Jesus did.

#Godsviewofyou
#JoyH

2018/06/25

Look into Psalm 145:8-9 (http://bit.ly/2ltEh4P)

Do you find it tough to be gracious and compassionate? Are you easily frustrated with friends and family? Do your teachers sometimes get to you, to a point where you are unable to act out the “slow to anger” characteristic? Do you find that it’s really hard to love people, just because?

Verse 8 says, “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” Verse 9 says “He is good to all” – What a brilliant explanation of a major aspect of God’s character! Isn’t it good to know God is compassionate, gracious, is patient with us and loves no matter what!

#knowingGod
#Rachel