Here, Revd. Dr. Hugh Osgood, moderator of the Free Churches Group, shares his series of blogs called 'Water from the Rock' - a short Bible reading with a thought to start each day over Lent.
Let us remember that, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.
‘Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’Romans 15:13
May God give us the grace to handle today’s challenges with wisdom in a way that pleases Him.
May God fill us with His peace as we live out our lives for Him today.
Let us be grateful that we have a God who can comfort and correct.
Let us set our challenges in a more positive perspective so as to have a genuine testimony of God’s goodness.
It is a privilege to live our lives relating to Jesus, but we must never lose sight of the transforming power of a moment.
May we be inspired to tell our story and to introduce others to Jesus.
Let’s be quick to recognise the fullness of the solutions Jesus brings to our circumstances.
Let us be grateful that Jesus not only meets us at the level of our understanding but takes us beyond it.
May we today find ways of extending God’s grace to others.
Maybe we should look for more opportunities to explain why the new wine is better.
Let us maintain the integrity that opens the way for true demonstrations of God’s power.
God is in the business of speaking hope into all our lives.
We need to be journeying with Jesus.
The more widely we open our hearts, the more likely we are to discover the One we seek.