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A reflection on Church (its conformity)

Reflections for the day

1 Corinthians 3:11

 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:7

 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

The base trunk is our relationship with the Lord. Everything above it, all the branches, leaves and fruit rest in this relationship. It is out of our relationship with God that every kind of prayer comes forth. It is interesting that Jesus spoke of his relationship with his followers in similar terms. He said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)


A reflection on Church (its conformity)

Heavenly Father,

Thou art Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is compassionate, and thou loves each and every one of us, We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that  thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, thou hath created thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and all things unseen by all of Mankind. Thou art Our Heavenly Father that sees all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father that knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is in possession of all thou facts.

Heavenly Father, thou hath sent into thou world thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in order to redeem all of Mankind from all sins. Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou for thou power and for thou mightiness. Thou art our Heavenly Father who is our redeemer.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of thou Church, and it is at this time we reflect upon the conformity of thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church means many things to some, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church means one or two things to some, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church means little to some, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some thou Church means nothing at all.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are many who desire to uphold thou Church that was established following the ascension of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that there are many who desire that thou Church is one that is attended, and we acknowledge that there are many who desire that thou Church is one that is meaningful, and we acknowledge that there are many who desire that thou Church is one that remains sacred.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where there is a need to worship thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where there is a need to pray to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where thou Holy Spirit is moving, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where all of Mankind can be nourished in a way that is spiritual.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is for all of Mankind, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou hath created all of Mankind for a purpose, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou purpose is for all of Mankind to draw closer to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that by drawing closer to thou, thou glory is one that is evident.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is a gathering of thou people, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is a scattering of thou people, and a scattering of thou people is one that enables a self to be a witness of thou word of thou, Our Heavenly Father, and a scattering is one that can be seen in a life of a self that is led daily.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we pray for thou Church, and we ask thou to guide a self to draw closer to thou, and we ask thou to guide a self to be thou witness of thou word that is of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we ask thou to guide a self to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope and we pray that thou Church is one that will remain constant, and we hope and we pray that thou Church is one that will uphold all of thou teachings, and we hope and we pray that a self will turn to thou.

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, and who governs all who are on thou earth that we live on, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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A reflection on spiritual growth

Reflections of the day

1 Peter 2:2
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”

2 Peter 1:5-8

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong.”  E. M. Bounds

“If the spiritual life be healthy, under the full power of the Holy Spirit, praying without ceasing will be natural.”  Andrew Murray

A reflection on spiritual growth

Our Heavenly Father,

We acknowledge that Our Lord Jesus Christ is the light of the world and we acknowledge that thou sent thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to the world to show us the way to thou eternal light. We acknowledge that the way to thou eternal light is one that is described as treading a path that is straight and narrow and we acknowledge that there are times when we can be led astray from thou straight and narrow path, and these times are ones that can be described as sin.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time in Lent that we reflect carefully upon the error of our ways and say sorry for them, and it is at this time we consider the changes we need to make in our lifestyles in order to remain on thy straight and narrow path towards thy eternal light.

Many of us are able to see that Lent is a time when our understanding of the ministry of Jesus can be deepened. Many of us are able to see that this is a time when we are able to grow in what is described as a spiritual way, and many of us are able to see that to grow spiritually we need to say sorry for our sins and we need to repent.

Many of us are able to see that there is much to learn about the way of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many of us are able to see that love is a mark of maturity, and we acknowledge that we often fall short in thy expectation. Heavenly Father, we ask that thou can guide us in our daily lives and help us to become more loving to others.

Heavenly Father, thou art a Loving Father who loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge thou love for us is one that is encompassing, and we acknowledge thou love for us is one that words cannot describe and we acknowledge thou love for us is not bound by energy or time. We are able to see that this love for us is one that over-spills into all our relationships and allows us to love thy neighbour.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that to grow spiritually that our soul needs to be fed consistently from thou Word. Heavenly Father, we are able to see that daily prayer and reading of the Scriptures can help us to grow spiritually. We are able to see that praise, worship and fellowship are required to enable us to care and nurture those who are new to our fold and to help each other grow. Heavenly Father, we are able to see that there is a need to “grow up into Christ in everything” and that in every part of our lives we need to place Our Lord Jesus Christ at the centre.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we recognise that our praise and worship can be diverse in many ways, and that it can be uplifting, and it can nourish us spiritually. Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge the good works of the Reverend Alden of Weston who is able to reach out to many who have yet to come to thou.

Heavenly Father, we hope and pray that we are all able to see clearly how we can grow spiritually, and we hope and pray that we can see clearly how Mankind can be reached so that he can turn to thou, now and always.

Amen.

A reflection on praise and worship

Reflections of the day

“O Lord, I will always sing of your constant love;

I will proclaim your faithfulness for ever.

I know that your love will last for all time,

That your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky.”

Psalm 89: 1-2

“Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.”

Hebrews 13: 15


A reflection on praise and worship

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of all things in thou world. Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we exalt thou for thou power, and we glorify thou for thou mightiness. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear from thou Scriptures that thou brought praise into existence and made it holy. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou hath granted a revelation of thou self in thou wonders of thou nature, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that from nature there can be perceived, and there can be discerned, thou power and thou might, and and we are able to see in a way that is clear that from nature there can be perceived, and there can be discerned, thou beauty which transcends, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that from nature there can be perceived, and there can be discerned, thou  wisdom which is infinite.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that in thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, we are able to see in a way that is clear thou glory, and we are able to see in a way that is clear a fullness of thou Deity resides in thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge through thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, all Mankind are able to come to thou, and are able to worship thou.

Heavenly Father, thou art worthy of praise at all times, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that by praising thou, and by worshipping thou, it brings a sense of a self into thou presence. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that all praise, and all worship of thou, is one that will empower a faith of thou. We are thankful that we able to perceive, and we are thankful that we are able to discern thou blessings in an act of praise, and in an act of worship.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear from thou Scriptures that there is a need to worship thou in a fullness of spirit, and in a fullness of truth. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Holy Spirit is able to advocate for many, and is able to direct many into a place of worship that is spiritual. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Holy Spirit can intercede for many, and allow a heart, and allow a mind, to be one that is illumined with love. We are thankful that through thou Holy Spirit all can be inspired at a time of worship of thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is a need to honour thou, and that there is a need to honour thou word. We acknowledge that all praise, and all worship of thou, must be one of respect, and one of reverence. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to praise thou at all times, and that there is a need to praise thou at a time when some are unable to feel thou presence. We are able to see in a way that is clear that by praising thou many can endure a time when a heart is one that is filled with a sorrow, and that thou art able to comfort many so that many will feel a desire to be led to thou full glory.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many can worship thou through a prayer, and we acknowledge that many can worship thou by telling another of thou works which are good. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to honour thou with a word that is spake, which is a word that are is in alignment with thou Scriptures.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou word, and a prayer, allows thou power to work for the good of all. We acknowledge that a praise of thou allows thou power to continue to work, and we acknowledge that a praise of thou will bring a manifestation of thou Holy Spirit, and a manifestation of thou power, which is good, and which is great.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou psalms are songs that express the fullness of a human emotion, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou psalms are songs of a heart that mirrors an experience that is human. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou psalms speak for all Mankind, and that many of thou psalms magnify thou name.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide many in a study of thou psalms, and we ask  thou Holy Spirit can direct many to praise thou for all thou hath done in a life, and we ask thou to guide many to glorify thou name in a way that is fitting, and in a way that is with reverence, and with awe.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that to be whole there is a need to express a self in a way that is right at a time of prayer. Heavenly Father, we ask  thou to guide many to be willing, and we ask thou to guide many to be able to express a thought, and to be able to express an emotion, and to be able to uphold thou in praise always.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful that through thou Holy Spirit many are able to feel uplifted, and many are able to feel thou presence, and many are able to feel nourished in a way that is spiritual. Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou all who are unable to express a praise for thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many who are Christians feel a need that is ignored, and that many who are Christians feel less than valued. Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect carefully upon the nature of Christianity, and we hope and we pray that Mankind will see a need of another who is a Christian, and who has a desire to be accepted.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, lives within Man, and dwells amongst Man, and advocates for Man, now and always for evermore.

Amen.

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