Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some quotes to ponder on

 Many of us go through the Christian life without pausing to reflect  if all is well. I found some of these quotes that  will help us do just that. Spend a few moments and ponder a while with the Holy Spirit by your side. God loves YOU !
 
  • "...we are quick to rationalize our entertainment and priorities yet are slow to commit to serving God."— Francis Chan
  • "God is the only being who is good, and the standards are set by Him. Because God hates sin, He has to punish those guilty of sin. Maybe that's not an appealing standard. But to put it bluntly, when you get your own universe, you can make your own standards." — Francis Chan
  • "The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time" — Francis Chan 
  • "Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter."— Francis Chan 
  • "Has your relationship with God changed the way you live your life?"— Francis Chan
  • "Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin."— Francis Chan 
  • "Are we in love with God or just His stuff?"— Francis Chan
  • "We don't get to decide who God is."— Francis Chan
" Draw near to God and he will draw near to you" James 4:8

Be Blessed.
Colin.




Monday, March 7, 2011

The NEW thing

The NEW thing

by Newfrontiers Word of Grace Church Pune on Sunday, 06 March 2011 at 22:24
Isa 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
 At Word Of Grace church we have been in  a season of a rich flow of God speaking to us. The year started with Him wooing us back to basics and  to the first and greatest commandment i.e to love the Lord your God with all your  heart, mind soul and strength.That is with EVERYTHING we have.
 God has been talking to us about coming to Him needy, with a broken and a contrite spirit, to drink do the Spirit which He freely gives.We can be strengthened in His presence alone.

This is also a season of the "New". God is doing a new thing in our lives and in the church. It is a season of refreshing, renewal, revival and change. This change - this new , will be different for different ones. For some God is changing the direction of your life . Embrace it. Forget what is in the past and move on.

  • For some the NEW is a season of knowing His favour and grace after a period of dryness and emptiness
  • For some the NEW is a realignment of ones life - you've wandered away from the will and purpose of God. He is a God of the second chances. So come back and avail of His grace TODAY.
  • For some it is a season of shaking and churning. Do not be afraid. God is with you. Sometimes we need to go through this for good to come . Its like  unless the autumn leaves fall you will not get the fresh spring blossoms. God will shake and challenge anything sinful in our lives - habits, relationships, leisure, lifestyle etc. He wants to prepare His bride to be pure and spotless without blemish. You and I are His bride. He will not leave us to wallow in sin and wander about aimlessly. He has chosen us for a purpose and that cam at a very high cost - His very life. We are sons of the Most high God.

So let us draw near to God and He will draw near to us. He is loving and gracious.