Wednesday 30 November
There is a poem written by Dorothy Law Nolte the full text can be found:
Full Version Of the Poem
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight…
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
In our reading next Sunday from Romans you can see the same theme, Paul writes about: ‘the God of steadfastness & encouragement’.
Question: What are the possibilities for us as children of God? What one possibility will I actively pursue & pray for today?
Lord Jesus with you behind and before us we can be God steadfastness and encourage to be who you would dream us to be. Give us such grace to fulfill that vision in us. Amen
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Friday 2nd January 2015
Nine Ladies Dancing are representative of the nine Fruit of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
To follow up on yesterday’s thought, I wonder how you might define ‘blessed’? Paul reminds us that God has filled the Bible with promises for the changed person. He has given us promises that will never change and will always be there for the person who has changed through the power of Jesus Christ.
These promises we are to cleanse ourselves from all things of the past. We are to concentrate on habits which are grace laden. Allowing God to make us holy as we serve Him in respect and love.
Look for, pray for the ‘Ladies Dancing’!
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church
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