A reflection on thou Christian Faith (one of several)

Reflections for the day

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we live by faith, not by sight.

John 20:29

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

“Praying in faith is not an inner conviction that God will act according to our desires if only we believe hard enough.  It involves believing that God will always respond to our prayers in accord with his nature, his purposes, and his promises.”

-Alvin VanderGriend

A reflection on thou Christian Faith (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

It is at this time of Easter that we reflect carefully upon how faith should play an important part in the life of a Christian. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is a difficulty in a life, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a difficulty in a life can be described as one where there is a lack of faith. We are able to see in a way that is clear that faith is the basis of what is hoped for, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that faith is a confidence in what is unseen. We are able to see in a way that is clear that what is unseen can be described as one that is beyond a sight, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that what is visible, and what is invisible, often relates to things other than faith.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to help many to focus on what relates to thou life of thou which is eternal.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are many examples of a faith in thou in thou Scriptures, and we acknowledge that many acts were carried out in thou name of faith. We are able to see in a way that is clear that to have a faith there is a need to be obedient to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that to have a faith in thou there is a need to be patient with thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that to have a faith in thou there is a need to be disciplined in all that is said, and in all that is done, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou nature of faith in thou is one that requires all to believe, and requires all to rejoice, in advance of a realisation of a faith in thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that at a time in the future many will desire to be thou obedient servant but will fall short in thou expectation, and we acknowledge that at a time in the future many will desire to lay down a life for thou but will be reluctant at times, and we acknowledge that at a time in the future many will desire to be ready to do thou will but will at times be rebellious.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that all will be able to put aside a worry, and we hope and we pray that all will be able to put aside a concern that relates to the present, and relates to what is seen, and  we hope and we pray that all will be able to place a trust and a faith in thou.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge that for some a life is what is described as  full of uncertainty, and that much of this uncertainty is due to what is described as the present economic climate. Heavenly Father, we ask thou to place a number of opportunities before the Government, and we ask thou to place a number of opportunities before a council, so the many who are unable to cope with a finance can be supported in a way that is fitting. We hope and we pray that many will make the right choices, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake, in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, who together with thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and thou Holy Spirit, reigns on most high as the Governor, and as the Advocate, for all Mankind, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.


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Posted on April 11, 2012, in Easter, The Christian faith and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Having been a child in World War II, I know what it is like to be restrained by rationing of food and money. Indeed, when I was first married, I was given £2 housekeeping for the week and since we quickly produced four children under the age of 5 yrs., it did not go very far.Yet, we managed and were happy in our lifestyle. Harold Macmillan said that we never had it so good when he was Prime Minister and this is part of the problem. People cannot differentiate between necessities of life and luxuries which are not essential. Loving Father, help us to live our lives more frugally and sensibly to gain pleasure from knowing thou and the pathway of Christianity. Amen

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