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Encouragement

Wednesday 30 November

encourage

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
about them.

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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Something to Pass On

While finding bits and bats for a confirmation group I found this poem which speaks for itself.

I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own! But I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said…Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

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