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God Bless You All!

This page is managed by Margaret Baxter.

If you wish to contact her please place a request in the prayer box in the vestibule of the church, or ask to speak with her in church.

God Bless You All!

God’s blessings to each and every one of you. 

Until we can meet together again, stay safe.


Bible Study and Prayer group in Allan Church hall 

2nd Thursday every month at 2pm.
Listen or take part, ask questions or just absorb the chat, all informal but with a cuppa.

Look forward to seeing you.

God Bless You All!

PRAYER FOR THE MONTH  of  AUGUST  2022 prepared by Margaret Baxter.  




Food for thought

As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to me,  even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday  - but I noticed you were too busy trying to find the right outfit to put on and wear to work.

I waited again.  When you ran around the house getting ready I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were too busy.  At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair.  Then I saw you spring to your feet, I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip.  I watched as you went to work and I waited patiently all day long.  With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me.

I noticed that before lunch you looked around ,  maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn’t bow your head.  You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends, talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn’t .  That’s okay.  There is still more time left,  and I have hope that you will talk to me and yet you went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do.

After a few of them were done you turned on the TV and you ate your meal but again you didn’t talk to me.  Bedtime I guess you felt too tired.  After you said goodnight to your family you flopped into bed and fell asleep in no time.  That’s okay because you may not realise that I am always there for you.  I’ve got patience more than you will ever know.  I even want to teach you to be patient with others as well.  I love you so much that I will wait every day for a nod,  prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart.

It is hard to have a one sided conversation.  Well, you are getting up again and once again I will wait with nothing but love for you hoping that today you will give me some time.  Have a nice day!

Your friend

GOD              

 

Joy does not simply happen to us.  We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.  It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even death, can take God away from us.  Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing- sickness,  failure,  emotional distress, oppression,  war or even death – can take that love away.

Henri Nouwen

 

To receive the joy that Henri Nouwen describes we must be at one with God. To do that we must  speak to  Him daily through prayer and listen to Him through scripture.


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God’s blessings to each and every one of you. 

Until we can meet together again, stay safe.