A Faithful God

I admit that I often struggle with the Christian Faith

I struggle to read the word of God regularly

I struggle to pray regularly

I struggle to Love others as the Bible teaches me to

I struggle to live by faith

I struggle with the temptations of this world

I have wanted at times to give and go my own way

BUT

There is nowhere else to go

There is no-one else reliable and trustworthy enough to put my Trust in

There is no other Truth but in God, through Christ alone

Even when I feel that God is against me, there is no-one else to go to, but to Him (Psalm 60)

Even when I fail and am not faithful to Him, He shows how great He is by His Faithfulness to me (Romans 3v1-8)

Culture Change

We were reminded in this morning’s service (24/02/2013) that we as Christians are made for something different to the norm of this world. If we pin all our hopes of health and happiness on the society we live in and it’s media based, celebrity culture then we will be left feeling empty, disappointed and wanting. For me the message put into words some of the things that I have been feeling and that have been at the back of my mind but which i have been unable to express or put words to. As we look at our society today, we see despair, we see people pinning their hopes on things which will decay, happiness is in the next smart phone, the next gadget, but the happiness is fleeting and gone as soon as the next best thing comes along. As Christians, as Children of God we are called to live above and beyond the material, beyond that which will perish, not putting our hopes in any man or in things invented by man , we are called to live our lives through the Power that comes from God and which he imparts to us by His Holy Spirit. Our natural instinct is to live in the physical, in what we can see and feel and touch, but God calls us to be changed, we are called in Romans 12v2 to be changed by the renewing of our minds, that we might show His love, His compassion, His way which is a different way, a way of hope and love to those around us.

The full message is on our Church website ==> here

Thanks Becky for a great message and timely reminder 🙂