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Advent Reflections

Introduction to the Reflections

Try to find a quiet place and then take a few moments to be still. Read and digest the Reflections very slowly. They are written as if Jesus is speaking specifically to you. So where you see ‘I’, ‘Me’, ‘My’, ‘Mine’ that is always referring to Jesus. Where ‘you’ is written, that is referring to you personally.

Always have in mind that Jesus is Immanuel – God with us – so it is to be expected that He will talk with you any time. My prayer is that you will be increasingly aware of His Presence with you in these coming days, and listening out for what He wants to say to you.

Reflections 26 – Christmas Day 2020

God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness”, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2Corinthians 4:6).

Jesus Christ, who, though he was God, did not cling on to his rights as God, but laid aside his mighty power, and took the nature of a servant. He became like man and appeared in human likeness. (Philippians 2:6-7).

Suddenly a great army of heaven’s angels appeared singing praises to God, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased.” (Luke 2:13-14).

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. (2Corinthians 8:9).

As you wait in stillness, allow the light of the knowledge of My Glory shine on you.

Be in awe of My glorious Presence. This will invigorate you – renew your mind – cleanse your heart.

 “Try to imagine what I gave up when I came to planet earth. I set aside My Glory so that I could identify totally with human beings.

 “I accepted the limitations of being a foetus, of becoming a helpless infant in squalid conditions, so that I could fully share your experience of life.

 “Remember, I became poor so that you could become rich! You have been adopted into My Family; you are a child of My Father; you are an heir of His Kingdom. I left behind My Glory that first Christmas so that I could share it with you.”

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Reflections 25 – 24th December 2020

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3).

Jesus said, “Be concerned above everything else with Your Father’s Kingdom, and with what He requires, and He will provide you with all the other things.” (Matthew 6:33).

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me, O my people.” And my heart responds, “LORD I am coming.” (Psalm 27:8).

You, LORD, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you. (Isaiah 26:3).

Do not be burdened by the many chores that you have to do. They clutter up your life!

If you focus too much on those petty tasks, you will discover that they are endless. You will never get them out of the way. They will eat up all the time that you devote to them.

Don’t try to do all the chores. Just choose the ones that need to be done today, and let the rest slip into the background, so that I can be at the forefront of your thinking.

Remember that your ultimate goal is living close to Me.

I can communicate with you most easily when your mind is not cluttered with other stuff.

Turn towards Me. Seek My Face constantly throughout today.

Let My Presence bring order to your thoughts and peace to your lifestyle.”

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Reflections 24 – 23rd December 2020 

Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. (Colossians 3:13).

I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation. He has covered me with a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10).

By the death of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven. How great is the grace of God which He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. (Ephesians 1:7-8).

Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. (Romans 5:5).

People say and do hurtful things to you – things that you don’t deserve. You cannot expect to be treated fairly in this life.

When someone mistreats you, take it as an opportunity to grow in grace. See how quickly you can forgive the one who has hurt you.

Keep your focus on Me and don’t be so concerned about other people’s opinions of you. You don’t have to justify yourself to others. It is My view of you that matters.

Remember that I have clothed you in My righteousness. You have not earned that: it is a free gift.

I want to pour My ways of Forgiveness and Peace and Love into your heart by My Spirit.”

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Reflections 23
– 22nd December 2020

 God said, “Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals because you are standing on holy ground.” (Exodus 3:15).

 Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives in you, and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God. (1Corinthians 6:19).

The Scriptures declare that rivers of living water will flow from the inmost being of anyone who believes in me.” (Jesus was speaking of the Holy Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him.) (John 7:38-39).

While you are listening to other people talking to you, learn to listen to Me at the same time. When I am part of the conversation, you are on holy ground.

 “You need the help of My Spirit to be able to respond wisely. Ask Him to think through you, to live through you and to love through you.

 “If you respond to other people’s needs with your own unaided thoughts, you will offer nothing satisfying.

 “But if My Spirit is empowering your listening and speaking, My streams of living water will flow through you to the other people.

 “Listen to Me as you listen to others, and you will be a channel of My Love, My Joy and My Peace.”

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Reflections 22 – 21st December 2020

 Who dares to accuse us whom God has chosen? Will God? No! He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with himself. Who then can condemn us? Will Christ? No! For he is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honour next to God. He pleads with God for us. (Romans 8:33-34).

Jesus, the Son of God, is our great High Priest who has gone into the very Presence of God to help us. Therefore let us never stop trusting him. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses since he had the same temptations that we do, though he never once sinned. So let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive his mercy, and to find grace to help us in our times of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16).

Now we can come fearlessly right into God’s Presence, assured of his glad welcome when we come with Christ and trusting in him. (Ephesians 3:12).

You must never be discouraged by the difficulty of keeping your focus on Me.

I know that it is your deep desire to be constantly aware of My Presence, but that is a goal you will never fully achieve in this life. You must not let feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead you must try to see yourself as I see you.

I am delighted by your real desire to walk closely with Me through your life. I am pleased each time you start a conversation with Me. And I notice the progress you have made since you first resolved to give your life to Me.

When you realise that your thoughts have wandered away from Me, do not be surprised or worried. You live in a fallen world full of distractions.

Each time you struggle through the distractions to talk with Me you have won a victory!

Rejoice in these small triumphs and they will light up your day.”

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Reflections 21 – 20th December 2020

The LORD is merciful and good; our God is compassionate. The LORD protects the helpless; when I was in danger, he saved me. Be confident, my heart, because the LORD has been good to me. (Psalm116:5-7).

Always give thanks for everything to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20).

The Sovereign LORD, the holy God of Israel, says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” (Isaiah 30:15).

You will grow strong as you spend time in My Presence.

Your weakness does not worry Me. On the contrary, it is when you acknowledge your limitations that My power becomes available for you.

Do not be critical of yourself for your constant need of help. Just come to Me with your emptiness and let My Love fill you.

A dependent heart does not struggle or complain when the going gets tough. It makes the decision to thank Me even in the hard times.

In quietness and trust is your strength.”

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Reflections 20 – 19th December 2020

Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the LORD’s purpose for him that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21).

Don’t be weary in prayer; keep at it; watch for God’s answers and remember to be thankful when they come. (Colossians 4:2).

All those things that I once thought very worthwhile I have now thrown away, so that I can put my trust and hope in Christ alone. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have put aside all else counting it rubbish, in order that I can have Christ. (Philippians3:7-8).

When something happens to thwart your plans use it as a reminder to communicate with Me. One benefit of this is that talking with Me blesses you and strengthens our relationship.

Another benefit is that disappointments do not drag you down, but are transformed into opportunities for good. This makes it possible to have joy in the midst of difficulties. 

Begin by practising this discipline in the little disappointments of daily life. You will be changing setbacks into opportunities. You will find that you have gained much more than you have lost.

This will give you a new perspective on life.

Like the apostle Paul, eventually you will be able to say, “Everything else is worthless compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus”.”

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Reflections 19 – 18th December 2020

The LORD replied (to Moses), “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14).

May you be protected with strong bolts of iron and bronze, and may your strength match the length of your days. (Deuteronomy 33:25).

Now may the God of peace, who raised from the dead our Lord Jesus, equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he who became the great Shepherd of the sheep by an everlasting covenant between God and you, signed with his blood, produce in you through the power of Christ all that is pleasing to him. To him be glory for ever and ever. (Hebrews 13:20-21).

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.(Psalm 29:11).

Are you wondering how you will cope with all that is expected of you today?

Walk peacefully with Me through this day taking one step at a time. Do not mentally rehearse how you will do this or that. Instead, keep your mind on My Presence and on taking the next step.

The more demanding your day, the more help you can expect from Me. Treat pressure as a training opportunity: learning ever deeper dependence on your Shepherd-King.

Challenging times sharpen your awareness of needing My help.

When you don’t know what to do, wait until I open the way for you. Trust that I know what I’m doing and just follow Me.

I will give strength to you, and I will bless you with peace.

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Reflections 18
– 17th December 2020

The one who sent me is with me now: the Father has never left me alone for I always do what pleases Him. (John 8:29). 

Enoch trusted God and that is why God took him away to heaven without dying; suddenly he was gone because God took him. Before this happened God had said how pleased he was with Enoch. You can never please God without faith, without depending on him. Anyone who wants to come to God must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely look for him. (Hebrews 11:5-6).

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4).

As you go through today seek to please Me above all else. You will have to make decisions – mostly small ones, but maybe some bigger ones.

How will you make these choices? The way you usually do? Or the way that pleases you? This is not My way for you.

Determine to please Me in everything – not just in the big decisions. You can do this by living closely with Me all through the day.

When My Presence is your greatest joy you will know almost instinctively what will please Me. When a decision has to be made, a quick glance in My direction is all that is needed to make the right choice.

Seek My pleasure in all you do.”

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Reflections 17
16th December 2020

Praise the LORD’s glorious name; bow down before the Holy One when he appears.(Psalm 29:2).

I have asked the LORD for one thing; one thing only do I want: to live in the LORD’s house all my life, to marvel there at his goodness, and to ask for his guidance. (Psalm 27:4).

Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have.(Hebrews 13:5).

I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. (Psalm 52:8).

Everything of beauty reflects something of who I am. I want to work My ways in you. I am the divine Artist creating loveliness within your being.

My work includes clearing out debris and clutter to make room for My Spirit to take full possession. Collaborate with Me by being willing to let go of anything I choose to take away.

I know what you need and I have promised to provide all of that – in abundance.

Your sense of security must not be based on your success or your possessions. I am training you to depend on Me alone: to find fulfilment in My Presence.

Be content with what you have and do not try to grasp and control. Instead you are learning to release and receive. Trust in Me in every situation.”

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Reflections 16
– 15th December 202 

Do not be afraid – I am with you! I am your God – let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you. (Isaiah 41:10).

You are always the same, and your life never ends. Our children will live in safety, and under your protection their descendants will be secure. (Psalm 102:27-28). 

His purpose in all of this is that they should seek after God, and perhaps feel their way towards Him and find Him – though He is not far from any one of us. For in Him we live and move and exist.

You can learn to appreciate tough times. You will be stimulated by the challenges you meet on the way. As you go over difficult paths with Me, you will gain confidence that we can handle anything together.

You can be very sure about this because of your relationship with Me; because of the promises in the Bible; and because of your past experiences of coping in hard times.

As you look back over your life you can see how I have led you safely through troubled times. Your circumstances change, but I do not.

Remember who I AM. I remain the same throughout all time and eternity. Let this be the basis of your confidence. It is in My Presence that you live and move and exist.

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Reflections 15
– 14th December 2020

 How happy are the people who worship you with songs, who live in the light of your kindness! Because of you they rejoice all day long, and they praise you for your goodness. (Psalm 89:15-16).

This is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. We know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. (1John 3:19-20).

Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and bring you safe to his glorious presence without fault and with unspeakable joy, to the only God, our Saviour, be glory and majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before time began, now, and in all ages to come. Amen. (Jude 24-25).

In my integrity you uphold me; you will keep me in your presence for ever. (Psalm 41:12).

Focus completely on My living Presence. Be absolutely confident that I am with always, enveloping you in My love and peace.

While you are relaxing in My Presence I am moulding your mind and shaping you into the person I created you to be.

As you move from the stillness into the busyness of the day, do not let go of your attention to Me.

If something troubles you, talk it over with Me. If there is not some job to concentrate on, fill your time with prayers and praise. If someone annoys you, do not let your thoughts linger on that person’s faults. Gently re-focus your thinking back to Me.

Any day can be a good day when My Presence fills it.

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Reflections 14
- 13th December 2020

 What’s the use of worrying? What good does it do? Will it add a single day to your life? Of course not! (Luke 12:25).

 How happy are the people who worship you with songs, who live in the light of your kindness! Because of you, they rejoice all day long and they praise you for your goodness. (Psalm 89:15-16).

I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but be brave, for I have overcome the world. (John 16:33).

When a problem crops up you tend to focus completely on that and lose sight of Me. You become anxious, while your mind goes into overdrive and your body becomes tense.

You face the difficulty as if it had to be conquered immediately.

There is a better way. When a problem looms on your horizon bring it to Me. Talk with Me about it and look at it in the light of My Presence: see it from My perspective. Try singing a song of praise.

You will be surprised at the results. You might even laugh at yourself for being so worried unnecessarily!

There will always be trouble in this life, but you will always have Me with you. Let’s face the problems together.

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Reflections 13
– 12th December 2020

 Do not be afraid – I am with you! I am your God – let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you. (Isaiah 41:10).

 If I were to settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand would guide me; you would be there to help me. (Psalm 139:9-10).

Dear brothers and sisters is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. (James 1:2-3).

You are still trying to manage your world so that it is predictable and safe. This is an impossible goal, and it will not help your spiritual growth.

When your world feels insecure and you grip My hand for support, you are living in conscious dependence on Me. You make Me the focus of your search for security.

Do not long for a problem-free life! Trouble can make you aware of My Presence. My Radiance shines more brightly in the darkness.

What is more, I will use those troubles to grow the Fruit of the Spirit in you, so that you become more like Me.

And remember, you have a trouble-free eternity to look forward to!”

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Reflections 12 – 11th December 2020

Even if I go through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, LORD, for you are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me. (Psalm 23:4).

Those who know you, LORD, will trust you; you do not abandon anyone who comes to you. (Psalm 9:10).

Be determined and confident. Do not be afraid - - . Your God, the LORD himself, will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Whoever wants to serve me must follow me, so that my servant will be with me where I am. My Father will honour the one who serves me. (John 12:26).

 "Your desire to live a risk-free life is a form of unbelief.

 “In order to follow Me wholeheartedly, you must let go of your tendency to play it safe.

 “Be willing to go out on a limb for Me. If that is where I am leading you, it is the safest place to be.

 “Let Me lead you step by step through today. If you focus on Me you will be able to walk along unknown or difficult paths without being afraid. Eventually you will learn to relax and enjoy our journey together.

Stay close to Me and My Presence will protect you wherever you go.”

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Reflections 11
– 10th December 2020

 My God will supply all that you need from His glorious resources in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19).

 This is what I have asked of God for you: that you will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love, and that you will have the rich experience of knowing Christ with real certainty and clear understanding. For God’s secret plan, now at last made known, is Christ Himself. In Him lie hidden all the mighty, untapped treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (Colossians 2:2-3).

The LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows grace and favour and honour. He does not refuse any good thing to those who do what is right. Almighty God, how happy are those who rely on you. (Psalm 84:11-12).

 “My resources are a perfect match for your needs.

 “I did not design you to be self-sufficient. The plan is that you should be dependent on me for your daily bread and for your emotional needs as well. I built into your DNA deep longings and feelings of incompleteness so that you would find your fulfilment only in me.

Do not try to deny those needs or try to satisfy them with other things or people.

Come to me with all your inadequacies and be open to what I want to do in your life. Your deepest longings will be fulfilled as you spend time in My Presence.

 “Rejoice in your deficiencies because they enable you to find your completeness in Me.”

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Reflections 10 – 9th December 2020

 You know everything I do; from far away you understand all my thoughts. You see me, whether I am working or resting; you know all my actions. (Psalm 139:2-3).

You can buy two sparrows for a penny; yet not a single one of them falls to the ground without your Father knowing. As for you, even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth much more than hundreds of sparrows! (Matthew 10:28-31). 

It was faith that made Moses leave Egypt without being afraid of the king’s anger; he held to his purpose like a man who could see the Invisible. (Hebrews 11:27).

We fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time; but the invisible things are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18).

I am with you in everything you do, whether it is important or trivial. I know every detail of your life – even the number of hairs on your head!

However, your awareness of My Presence seems to come and go. When I am included in your thoughts you feel complete and secure. But when the issues of life fill your thinking so that I am excluded, you feel incomplete and insecure.

This means that sometimes you will feel stressed and weighed down with burdens.

Learn to look steadily at Me. All the time. In every situation. 

While the present physical world is putting pressure on you, I want you to fix your gaze on what is unseen. Be aware of My Presence whatever is going on around you.

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Reflections 9
– 8th December 2020

 Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5).

 You will show me the path of life. (Psalm 16:11).

 He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. (Psalm 23:3)

 Teach me LORD what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion. (Psalm 86:11).

 Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the LORD and not merely for your masters. (Colossians 3:23).

 “Stay really close to Me all day today and you will not wander off the best pathway. This is not only the wisest thing to do; it is also the most enjoyable and satisfying.

Some people have a Religion but not a Relationship. This means that they follow a set of Rules, which can be kept mechanically without much thought or commitment.

I don’t want a habitual performance: I want your heart.

I created humans to glorify Me and enjoy Me for ever.

I’ll provide the joy: your part is to glorify Me by living close to Me.”

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Reflections 8
– 7th December 2020 

Everyone knows how good you are, how securely you protect those who trust you. You hide them in the safety of your Presence - - - in a safe shelter you hide them.

(Psalm 31:19-20).

You are all around me on every side; you protect me with your power. Your knowledge of me is too deep. (Psalm 139:5-6).

(Jacob) dreamt that he saw a stairway reaching from earth to heaven - - and there was the LORD standing beside him. “I am the LORD - - “he said, “Remember, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go - - I will never leave you.” (Genesis 28:12-15).

I want to train you to be conscious of My Presence with you wherever you go and whatever happens.

 

Let My Presence dominate everything you experience.

Do you remember the dream that Jacob had one night as he travelled by himself to his Uncle Laban’s house – somewhere he had never been before? In his anxiety and loneliness he dreamt of My Presence with him. He said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”

That discovery was not for Jacob only, but for all who seek My Presence.

Whenever you feel lost and alone say, “Surely the LORD is in this place.” Then ask Me to make you aware of My Presence. That is a prayer I will delight to answer.”

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Reflections 7 – 6th December 2020 

A child is born to us! A son is given to us! And He will be our Ruler. He will be called “Wonderful Counsellor”, “Mighty God”, “Eternal Father”, “Prince of Peace”. His Kingdom will always be at peace. (Isaiah 9:6-7). 

Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you,” He said. After saying this He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord. Then Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19-21)

I am with you always, to the end of time.” (Matthew 28:20).

The Lamb will overcome because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. (Revelation 17:14).

Show me your ways O LORD, teach me your paths. (Psalm 25:4). 

I am the Prince of Peace, and I am saying to you, My 21st century disciple, “Peace be with you”. Since I am always with you, My peace can be your constant companion.

Worship Me as Lord of lords, King of kings and Prince of peace and that will help you to be aware of My Presence and My peace. 

You will need My peace in your life moment by moment so that you can live life to the full.

Walk with Me along the Paths of Peace and we can enjoy the journey together.”

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Reflections 6
– 5th December 2020

 “I have loved you with an everlasting love; so I continue to show you my constant love and faithfulness.” (Jeremiah 31:3).

 You created every part of me; you put me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13).

 The LORD’S unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The LORD is all I have and so I will wait expectantly for Him. (Lamentations 3:22-24).

 “I love you with an everlasting love which comes from the eternity of the Father’s heart. Before you were born, I knew you.

 “Think of the awesome love that enfolds you from before your birth to beyond the grave.

 “It is important to take time to be still in My Presence. That is not easy in this world of rush and deadlines, but it is essential for you to experience My Eternal Love.

 “You need the security of My loving Presence as you go through the stresses of life.

 “Developing your friendship with Me is your guarantee of survival when the storms come.”

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Reflections 5 – 4th December 2020

 “Always be joyful. Always keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, because this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Come close to God, and He will come close to you. (James 4:8).

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in your faith, that by the power of the Holy Spirit, your whole life and outlook may be radiant with hope. (Romans 15:13).

As you go through today frequently look for things to thank Me for. This will enable you to ‘always keep on praying’ as Paul taught you. These thankful prayers will give you a good foundation on which to build all your other prayers.

A grateful heart makes it easier for you to communicate with Me.

When your mind is filled with gratitude, it doesn’t have time for worrying or complaining. So if you practise thankfulness all the time, negative thought patterns will grow weaker and weaker.

Come near to Me with a thankful heart and My Presence will fill you with joy and peace.

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Reflections 4 – 3rd December 2020

 

It is by God’s grace that you have been saved, through trusting Him: it is not your own doing. It is God’s gift, not a reward for work done. There is nothing here to boast about since it is not the result of your own efforts. (Ephesians 2:8-9).

I ask God - - to give you power through His Spirit to be strong in your inner selves and that Christ will make His home in your hearts through faith. I pray that - - you may understand how broad and long and high and deep is Christ’s love. Yes, may you come to know His love - - and so be completely filled with the perfect fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:16-19).

Trust in God at all times my people. Pour out your hearts to Him for He is our refuge. (Psalm 62:8). 

I love you, My child. Allow yourself to become fully aware of My pleasure in you. 

You don’t have to perform well to receive My love. In fact, trying to earn My favour by your good works will pull you away from Me. You will become like the Pharisees focussing on your own good deeds. 

If you rely on your good works for satisfaction, you will also find yourself disappointed and discouraged. 

Shift your focus from your performance to My Presence. Let the light of My unconditional love light up your life – all day, every day. 

Trust Me – trust My love.”

 

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Reflections 3
– 2nd December 2020

 

When (the Shepherd) has brought them out He goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow Him, because they know His voice. (John 10:4)

I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:13-14)

In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them. (Exodus 15:13)

 

 

Follow Me wherever I lead you. Don’t worry about how it will all turn out: you can leave the outcomes to Me.

 

Think of your life as an adventure - with Me as your Guide and Companion.

 

Don’t fret about the future: live in the now. Make sure you keep in step with Me. When the path gets steep and difficult, remember that you will be able to climb it with My help.

 

There will be resting places along the way. Take time to be refreshed by My Presence, and enjoy the journey with Me. You know where we are heading to.

 

Keep your focus on the path ahead, and leave the outcomes to Me.

 

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Reflections 2 - 1st December 2020 

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts - - you were called to peace (Colossians 3:15)

Something like scales fell from Paul’s eyes and he could see (Acts 9:18)

Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God - - Praise our God all you His servants - - Hallelujah! The Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory. (Revelation 19:1-7)

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name. (Psalm 100:4)

 

 

Do you remember that I promised to leave My peace with you; that I told you not to allow yourself to get worried and upset?

 

You will find that peace rules in your heart if you let thankfulness rule in your heart.

 

When you thank Me for all the blessings in your life, your eyes will be opened to see more and more of My riches. Each time you receive a gift from Me, express your thankfulness in praise.

 

“‘Hallelujahs’ are the language of heaven: let them become the language of your heart.

 

A life of praise and thankfulness means that instead of trying to be in control, you focus on Me and what I am doing. Your whole being is centred on Me. This is how I designed you to live for I created you in My own image.

 

Enjoy life to the full by overflowing with praise and thankfulness.”


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Reflections 1 30th November 2020

 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will advise you and watch over you.” (Psalm 32:8).

You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is necessary.” (Luke 10:41-42).

The Lord Jesus Christ - - - will transform our earthly bodies so that they will be like His glorious resurrected body.” (Philippians 4:20-21).

 

 

Problems are a normal part of everyday life in this fallen world. Don’t be upset when they come along, and don’t immediately switch into “let’s fix it” mode! You don’t have the ability to solve every problem; and when you think like that you are going to get frustrated, and you are leaving Me out of the frame.”

 

There are so many issues that you are concerned about, and I am concerned about them too, but you are getting weighed down with responsibilities that should not be on your shoulders alone.”

 

What I want you to do is to make your relationship with Me your Number One priority. Talk with Me about whatever is a burden to you. Ask Me what I think about it. When you are getting anxious and fretful, ask Me to show you what is really important.”

 

And don’t forget that planet earth is not your home: it’s just a staging post on your journey to heaven. Reflecting on Eternity will help you get your problems into perspective.”

 

 

 


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