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And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:10-13
He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things were created:
things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;
all things were created by him and for him.
He is before all things,
and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the church;
he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
For God was pleased to have all his fulness dwell in him,
and through him
to reconcile to himself all things,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace
through his blood,
shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behaviour.
he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body
to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation
-if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. Colossians 1:15-23
When we’re living our lives with intentional gratitude we’re fixing our eyes upon Jesus and agreeing YES He is good and YES He is faithful and YES He is Lord and YES He is the one who loves us! Gratitude is an expression of faith.
Be joyful: Intentionally look around for measures of joy each day. There is joy in simply being alive and in being redeemed by God. Remember, joy is a choice we make, not a feeling we hope to get from our circumstances. It’s good to look for the good, to celebrate it even in small ways. Doing so is a moment of victory. Lysa TerKeurst
2048. God’s protection in my health
2049. sale price anapens
2050. God’s perfect timing
2051. retreat is not an option
2052. my nano
2053. people noticing change
2054. the grace of God
2055. lysa terkeurst
2056. love evangeline’s ballet teacher and class… and the time to sit and enjoy a book
2057. label reading experience
2058. fresh eyes
2059. getting women together over dessert
2060. taking friends out for dinner
2061. celebrating the last night of eating wheat with a brilliant spaghetti and meatballs at Casa Tua
2062. unexpected blessings
2063. “i liked the prayer time” – my daughters friend who came to the childrens church outreach last week
2064. preaching last week
2065. being brave at the blood test
2066. God is my Healer and my strength
2067. God is MY Healer and MY strength
2068. the support and encouragement of my husband
2069. writing the story of my life
2070. i got an amazing prophetic word last week. unsettling and encouraging all at once.
2071. medic alert belt buckles. okay maybe not…
2072. the community of friends i have around me at the moment
2073. the new community i’ve joined because of my allergies and stuff
2074. some chocolate is wheat free.
2075. wheat free jaffas and pineapple lumps
2076. our awesome new childrens church pastor. oh how we love her!
2077. love notes from my daughter
2078. the continued encouragement Leading and Loving It and the JustONE conference are
2079. the right book at the right time
2082. sale price
2083. friends who pray
2084. holding a new baby today, only a week and a bit old… tiny
“Too often I miss Him, oblivious, blind. I don’t see all the good things that He is giving me, gracing me with, brushing my life with. True, He is everywhere, always. Before I thought of Him as further off, not so close. When I started to see all the things that I love bestowed upon me, I started to see Him as near, present, everywhere, showering me with good things. Seeing the things I love all around me gives me eyes to see that I am loved, that He loves me.” Ann Voskamp
so there we go. venturing on in life to 3000 things that i am grateful for…
Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanour, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use. Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes! Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it. Both you and those who hear you will experience salvation. 1 Timothy 4:11-16
SPEAKER: Julie Richard – The Gift of Ministry @ JustONE Virtual Conference at LEADING AND LOVING IT
am i right for this role?
i AM who God has made me, created uniquely for His purposes
don’t be limited by people’s perceptions and limitations
don’t “look around” for other peoples opinions or even their example
where there is no revelation from God the people cast off restraint – proverbs
instead of getting a revelation from God we often look around at those who are being themselves
when we look around we can become: fearful, intimidated, self conscious
comparison is the thief of joy
God knew exactly what He was doing when He created us.
we look to HIM to what gifts we have and what our role is and what our life will look like
find the REVELATION from God
and then you’ll find freedom in knowing who i am
accept His identity, embrace His identity
God – what is YOUR VISION for my life?
spend TIME with God, find out His vision
YOU have to find out yourself what the pattern is
confidence in your calling comes from identifying who you are created to be
for such a time as this!
i so loved this message – loved the challenge to embrace who God has made us to be, to be confident in His love and plans and to then get out there and just do it. For such a time as this God made me like ME. not to be a carbon copy like someone else, not to shadow someone else’s style, but to be myself, as He created me to be. As myself i can be effective for His glory in His service. Makes me just take a deep breath and relax. i don’t have to strive to be like x y z. i am ME – created and designed for a tailor made God ordained purpose