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A reflection on forgiveness (one of several)

Reflections for the day

1 John 2

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

1 John 1:9-11

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

Acts 3:19

 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another. –William Law

A reflection on forgiveness (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

We acknowledge thou majesty of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, we acknowledge thou purity of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge thou power of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is at this time during Easter that we reflect upon the meaning of thou resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that the doctrine of thou resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ is one that is central to the Christian Faith. We acknowledge that thou resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ was one that gave meaning to thou crucifixion, and we acknowledge that thou crucifixion was one that thou intended ,and thou intention was for thou death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ to be one that took on the sins of all in thou world, and that by taking on the sins of all in thou world, thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, showed us the way to thou.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father and thou art a forgiving Father. We are able to see that thou Scriptures teach Man that Man needs to confess all sins to thou in order to be forgiven, and in order for Man to hath a righteous relationship with thou, Man needs to repent. We are able to see that in order to restore what can be described as a right relationship with thou, that Man must confess a sorrow to all others who have been affected by a wrong doing. We acknowledge that Man cannot be right in a relationship with thou, if Man is not right in a relationship with another.

Heavenly Father, many of us are able to see that the area of concern that need to be addressed with Man relate to quarrels, that the area of concern that need to be addressed with Man may relate to debts owed and that the area of concern that needs to be addressed with Man may relate to difficulties in a relationship.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide us in our daily lives, and we ask thou to help us to reflect carefully upon all our relationships, and we ask thou to help us to say sorry where a sorrow is due, and we ask thou to help us address those relationships which need to be renewed.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all sin is against thou, and we acknowledge the need to confess every sin of which we are aware. We are thankful for the gracious provision of thou divine Advocate in thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that thou provision is to show Man the way to thou, and to help Man come to terms with all sins, and to help Man to say sorry for all sins committed by a self, and to make a change in a life that is necessary.

Heavenly Father, we desire to be thou obedient servant but know we fall short in thou expectation, we desire to lay down a life for thou but know we are reluctant at times, and we desire to be ready to do thou Will but know we are rebellious at times.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that we can remain on thou path toward thou eternal light. We are able to see that thou path toward thou eternal light is one that is straight and is one that is narrow, and we are able to see that sin is a cause for Man to stumble.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Man will reflect carefully upon the way that Man lives, we hope and we pray that Man will see the error of a way, we hope and we pray that Man will say sorry for all errors of a way, and we hope and we pray that Man will make a change that is necessary in a life, in order to turn to thou.

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

Amen.

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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.


A reflection on The Resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ

Reflections for the day

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

1 Corinthians 15:12-18

The Resurrection of the Dead

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.


A reflection on The Resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and all things unseen by Mankind. Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou for thou power and mightiness. We acknowledge that many of the events that happen in a life, and many of the events that have happened in a time gone by, have happened for a reason.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge thou majesty of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge thou purity of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge thou power of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time of Easter that we reflect upon the meaning of the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that the doctrine of the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is one that is central to the Christian Faith. We acknowledge that the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was one that gave a meaning to a crucifixion, and we acknowledge that a crucifixion of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was one that thou intended, and thou intention was for the death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to be one that took on the sins of all Mankind, and that by taking on the sins of all Mankind, thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, showed all Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal a number of occasions when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, appeared in the flesh following a resurrection, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, appeared in daylight, and in a lit room, and that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was able to appear and was able to disappear at will, and that an appearance is one that can be described as visible, and an appearance is one that can be described as tangible. We are able to see in a way that is clear that on an occasion when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, appeared to thou disciples, and on an occasion when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, appeared to another, that there was an  appearance of a likeness of a body as that in which thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, had been entombed.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many accept that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was conceived by what is described as by a conception of immaculation, and we acknowledge that thou Son,Our Lord Jesus Christ, lived a life that is described as one free from sin, and we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died a death to save Mankind from all sin by showing all thou way to thou, and thou way to thou is through a forgiveness of all sins, and by a repentance by a self.

Heavenly Father, all of thou life, and all of thou ministry, and the death and the resurrection of thou Son,Our Lord Jesus Christ, is accepted by many in faith. We are able to see in a way that is clear that the death and the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was necessary in order for all to perceive, and in order for all to discern, an origin of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and that the death and the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was necessary in order for all to perceive, and in order for all to discern, that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, had accomplished what was promised in terms of proclaiming the word of thouself, and was necessary in order for all to perceive, and in order for all to discern, that the death and the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was a fulfilment of thou prophecies of thou Old Testament, and that it was necessary in order for all to perceive, and in order for all to discern, that the death and resurrection of thou Son, Our  Lord Jesus Christ, provided thou way to thou through the forgiveness of all sin, and through a repentance of a sin by a self.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many believe in the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that some fail to understand the significance of the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide all Mankind to reflect carefully on the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide many to say sorry for an error of a way, and we ask thou to guide many to repent for an error of a way. We hope and we pray that many will see a day as the beginning of a journey toward thou light which is eternal and is of thou, and we hope and we pray that many are able to see in a way that is clear that a path toward thou light which is one that is eternal, is one which is straight, and is one which is narrow, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that thouself hath 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 is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, that governs over all who are of thou world that we live in, 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.

A reflection on the Christian Faith

Reflections for the day

Hebrews 11:1-3

Faith in Action

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Faith, and hope, and patience and all the strong, beautiful, vital forces of piety are withered and dead in a prayerless life. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer.

– E. M. Bounds

A reflection on The Christian Faith (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

We are able to see in a way that is clear that many are able to express a love for you, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that the love that is expressed by yourself, Our Heavenly Father, for all Mankind is one that is all encompassing. We are able to see in a way that is clear that the love that you have for all Mankind is one that endures, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that the love that you have for all Mankind is one that is eternal. We acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear that the love you have for Mankind is one that is there for all, and that the love you have for Mankind is one that you desire all to know, and all to perceive, and all to discern.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that some are unable to see how some can love you, and we acknowledge that some prefer to see rather than believe, and we acknowledge that some would prefer to have a proof or to have an evidence of the existence of you. We acknowledge that many know that to have a faith of you is to believe and is to trust in the unseen, and we acknowledge that many know that to have a faith of you is to believe without question.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect carefully on the meaning of a faith of you, and we hope and we pray  that many can accept that to have a faith of you is to believe in your existence without a proof, and without an evidence.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many have a faith of you that is strong, and we acknowledge that many are many are able to accept your existence without a proof and without an evidence, and we acknowledge that many are able to accept your existence without a need to hear a response to a prayer that is upheld in the name of yourself.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire for Mankind to turn to you in faith, and it is at this time we desire Mankind to recognise your existence, and it is at this time we desire Mankind to say sorry for the error of a way.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that some desire that a faith of you is stronger, and we acknowledge that some desire that you will make your presence known to a self. We are able to see in a way that is clear that you make your presence known in a number of ways, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that these ways are ones that are commonly known as a coincidence. Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will understand that a coincidence that happens in a life happens for a reason. Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will understand that a coincidence that happens in a life happens in your own time. Heavenly Father, we ask you to guide many to be aware of a response to a prayer, and we ask you to guide many to understand that a prayer cannot always be answered in the way that we hope a prayer will be answered.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, and in the name of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the name of your Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always for evermore.

Amen.

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