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In 1951 I was given an Autograph book. I already had one, so I have used it to record poems and quotes over many years. Reading through it recently I came across a quote from a missionary newsletter in 1960.  “ There must be  a continual conscious seeking after God, or there will be an  inevitable unconscious drifting away from God.” A continual seeking after God requires perseverance, which is mentioned many times in the New Testament. Christ persevered to achieve…

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Is there light at the end of the tunnel? As far as the coronavirus tunnel is concerned, I’m not sure there is yet! We are definitely moving in the right direction but I don’t think it’s at all clear how long the tunnel will be or even what the end of the tunnel will look like. God’s timing is perfect though. He is not bound by time like we are – a concept that is extremely difficult for our finite…

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“You alone are the LORD.  You made the heavens even the highest heavens and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You gave life to everything and the multitudes of heaven worship you” Nehemiah 9.6 A truth I have always found amazing and wonderful, but totally beyond my understanding is that our awesome Father God, Creator of the Universe, “the LORD Most High…the Great King over all the…

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Prayer Sometimes I think we, as children of  our Father God, forget how much power we have to make a difference. I know I forget sometimes how prayer changes things.Paul writes:- “I pray also  that the eyes of your heart may  be enlightened that you may know – – – –  His incomparable great power  for us  who believe. That power is like the working of His mighty strength which He exerted in  Christ when He raised  Him  from the…

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Counting our blessings I always remember a conversation I had with a lovely godly lady a few years ago (some of you will know her as Eileen…). She said that every morning she thanked God for all her blessings – she ‘counted her blessings’. God gives us so many blessings every single day. Sometimes it’s the simple things that we can so easily take for granted, like a roof over our heads, food to eat and clean water to drink. This strange…

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Bookmarks Looking through my Bile App at some of the verses I have hi-lighted over the years, I find it fascinating to look back and see what impacted me at the time. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!’ Galatians 2:21 The above verse (bookmarked in 2011) Paul is talking about how we are saved by grace and faith alone. Those who have been saved…

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“But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news’”                                                                                         Romans 14-15 As we see so many people still going through such difficult and…