Good Friday

Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father.

Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him.

The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity. (‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:15)

(Jesus speaking) “… I have given them your message and that is why the unbelieving world hates them. For their allegiance is no longer to this world because I am not of this world. I am not asking that you remove them from the world, but I ask that you guard their hearts from evil, For they no longer belong to this world any more than I do.” (John‬ ‭17:14)

Through the Awesome sacrifice of GOD’s Son Jesus, WE have been reborn (born again) into our Heavenly Father’s Kingdom … ❤️

Thursday

It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat.

It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah. (‭‭Eph‬ ‭2:1)

Maundy – the word just means ‘command’. Maundy Thursday was the day when our Lord Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples and later washed their feet in an extraordinary display of humility. He then ‘commanded’ them (and us) to do the same for each other.

A month ago, we had the ‘Be Kind’ to each other campaign and now Nurses, Doctors and Hospital staff all over the world are showing us all the same kindness as the World fights COVID-19. Let’s all join in by praying for and supporting each other. ❤️

Saturday

“… if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”

You’ve only got to scan social media for a few minutes to see that we’ve left all boundaries of sensibility behind and that the awful words of practicing satanists have truly entered society: “whatever YOU want to do will become the law!”

Even the Media is recognising that the element of fear they have propagated has gone way too far and that the people are now at breaking point.

But don’t fret or worry, even in the face of this new toxic Goliath! Jesus is raising up GOD’s David’s – us! ❤️

Friday

But the Lord has paid for the freedom of his servants, and he will freely pardon those who love him. He will declare them free and innocent when they turn to hide themselves in him. (‭‭Psa 34:22‬)

The more I think about ‘freedom,’ the more I consider its opposite – bondage.

Bondage to fear, toxic relationships, wrong decisions and choices … all these have consequences – mental, physical and spiritual, that will ultimately come back to bite us – hard! And most of us have lived long enough to have seen just how terrible these punishments can be …!

GOD Himself has given us the solution in the ever patient and Loving Saviour Jesus, who is Lord over ALL, and as such can – and will, keep and protect us.

Call on His Name, hide yourself in Him and be FREE. ❤️

Sunday

… I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.

Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.” (‭‭Psa 27:4)

I love my children. I might not agree with all their choices – but I still love them. In fact, when they call to speak with me or my wife, my heart jumps for joy….!

Do I (can I ever), love more than GOD – never!

Go now and call to your Heavenly Father – no matter what choices you’ve made, he’s waiting to hear your voice. ❤️

Sunday

… I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.

Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.” (‭‭Psa 27:4)

I love my children. I might not agree with all their choices – but I still love them. In fact, when they call to speak with me or my wife, my heart jumps for joy….!

Do I (can I ever), love more than GOD – never!

Go now and call to your Heavenly Father – no matter what choices you’ve made, he’s waiting to hear your voice. ❤️

Friday

God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways— the path that brings me back to you. (‭‭Psa 139:23)

Wrong choices, toxic relationships and knee-jerk decisions can all lead to ‘paths of pain,’ and only the Spirit of GOD knows the reason we’re on it and what needs to be done to get us off!

Lord, is see that trusting in the Holy Spirit is like a drowning man trusting in his rescuer and staying calm. Help me to stop thrashing around and trust you.❤️

Thursday

But God still loved us with such great love. He is so rich in compassion and mercy. Even when we were dead and doomed in our many sins, he united us into the very life of Christ and saved us by his wonderful grace!

He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ! (‭‭Eph 2:4)

Think about it – He has never taken away the ‘Gift’ of Life he offered us even though some of us live as though we are still dead in our many sins … thank you Jesus for opening our eyes and hearts to your saving grace. ❤️

Thursday

But God still loved us with such great love. He is so rich in compassion and mercy. Even when we were dead and doomed in our many sins, he united us into the very life of Christ and saved us by his wonderful grace!

He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ! (‭‭Eph 2:4)

Think about it – He has never taken away the ‘Gift’ of Life he offered us even though some of us live as though we are still dead in our many sins … thank you Jesus for opening our eyes and hearts to your saving grace. ❤️

Friday

(Jesus speaking to you) “Don’t worry or surrender to your fear. For you’ve believed in God, now trust and believe in me also.” (‭‭John‬ ‭14:1‬)

Let the Peace of Christ enter your heart and speak its truth to the day: “I’m not afraid of today because You are with me, or even tomorrow, because I know that you GOD are already there!” ❤️