The Holy Spirit on Kindle

Since I had a near death experience in January 2013, the Holy Spirit has been very close to me. And when God spoke to me, He told me that it was very important that I write this book – which 185 pages and 51,000 words later – I have done!
 
If you have a kindle I warmly invite you to take a look at:-
 
 
for further information and to purchase a copy for only £3.77 which you may then download onto your computer.
 
May our Father God bless you mightily in everything you say and in everything you do
Peace be unto you
Geoffrey

Let All The World In Every Corner Sing

As a young man, George Herbert did not give much thought to God. But when he was thirty-six, he left the political rat race of the court of Kig James 1 to become the rector of a country parish near Salisbury.

One of Herbert’s great joys was music. Twice a week he would walk into Salisbury to play and sing with his friends at the Cathedral.

One day he stopped on the way to help a man whose horse had collapsed in the mud under its load. The group of friends in Salisbury were surprised when Herbert, usually so smart and clean, arrived ‘so soiled and discomposed’. One said that he had disparaged himself by so dirty employment.

Herbert replied that the thought of what he had done would be music to him at midnight – and that the omission of it would have made discord in his conscience. ‘I am bound to practise what I pray for…..and I praise God for this occasion. Come, let’s tune our instruments.!’

And, that very same night, Herbert wrote this well known, and much loved, hymn:-

Let all the world in every corner sinh,
My God and King!
The heavens are not too high,
His praise may thither fly;
The earth is not too low,
His praises there may grow.
Let all the world in every corner sing,
My God and King!

Let all the world in every corner sing,
My God and King!
The church with psalms must shout,
No door can keep them out;
But above all, the heart
Must bear the longest part,
Let all the world in every corner sing,
My God and King!.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Sing A New Song Unto The Lord

Today’s word search to challenge your Biblical mind is entitled ‘Sing a New Song Unro the Lord’. And, as usual, this word search has been specially created by my wife, Marlene.

To freely downoad this new word search please go to:-

http://christianwordsearches.net/Sing.html

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Do You Make Time To Pray Within Your Busy Daily Schedule?

I never tire of my young nephews. They pay the greatest attention to you and then mimic all that you do. This can be either flattering or embarrassing if what they mimic places you in a bad light. They copy the good and the bad indiscriminately.

Jesus, although both human and divine, needed to seek out times of prayer alone with God. He ministered generously and widely on a daily basis throughout an amazing three years, yet recognised his own need to pull aside and make space to be alone with his heavenly Father. It therefore comes as no surprise that we will constantly fail to find sufficient grace to continue in God’s ways, if we fail to draw aside and take some time with God.

Prayer can so often be reduced to little more than the swift recitation of a shopping list of requests laid at Jesus’ feet in the hope and expectation that God will do something constructive in response.

Many of these listed items are forgotten as soon as they have been presented. Once listed, we so often rise to return to the hurly-burly of life, having taken no time to allow God to speak to us and refresh us with his spirit.

There is no surprise here since the word ‘pray’ does mean to entreat or earnestly ask for. Yet, there are other aspects of prayer when we are to bring ourselves before God simply to sit and gaze upon his lovely countenance. This practice is increasingly difficult in a world in which we’re surrounded by distractions. However, without finding that space and taking that time, we will become consistently absorbed with these distractions and lose sight of God and lose touch with his peace.

Yet, as we wait upon God, we become self-aware and reflect upon those things we have done well and those things where perhaps we have let God down. We are invited by God to make a judgement about how we might better represent ourselves as his servants going forward.

(Dr Micha Jazz)

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

If We Claim To Love Our Neighbour

These are the words of a new inspirational and thought provoking hymn by Andrew Pratt:-

If we claim to love our neighbour
while the hungry queue for food,
are we prey to self deception?
Is perception quite so crude?
If we sit beside our neighbours,
begging for the things they need,
we might share their own injustice
in a world that thrives on greed.

If we punish those with nothing,
blaming them for where they stand,
is this love of friend or neighbour,
do we still not understand?
Love of neighbour is not easy,
cuts us till we feel the pain,
sharing hurt that they are feeling
till they find new life again.

Love of neighbour sets us squarely
in the place where they now sit,
till the richness God has given
builds a pearl around the grit;
till each person shares the comfort
of the love of which we preach,
till we live as fact the Gospel:
none can be beyond love’s reach.

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These words are oh so very relevant in these days of harsh austerity.

Here in the UK it is only three weeks away from our general election.

Will the newly elected Government – whoever is Prime Minister – make the changes necessary to enable the poorest families to be taken out of poverty?

What the Government need to remember is that man-made laws are not always God-made laws!

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Judging Others – Matthew 7: 1 – 6

Judging Others (Matthew 7: 1-6) is todays word search created by my wife, Marlene.

To freely download the new word search please visit:-

http://www.christianwordsearches.net/Judgingothers.html

 

Happy word searching

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Praise to God for a Living Hope

Today, as a kind of experiment, I thought that my daily blog could include the latest Biblical Word Search created by my wife, Marlene.

Praise to God for a Living Hope – 1 Peter 1 : 3 -12 

 

A Z X C F V A E L B I S S E R P X E N I T Y P
L C V A B N M N A S M D F G H J K L H P O E I
E I D C R Q A Z G X S E W E D C V F R T R T S
D E O E L O R D J E S U S C H R I S T I I U J
G L W P K J H G F D L Z X S A D F G S H F A K
C O X F S T N D E A P S M N I B V H C F X Z F
P R S T G A Z C Y H N J Y U S A N U E M B D T
U I L P K J I H G A F D N S Z H H R X S W E B
H O P E E O L M N V D O L P N O I T A V L A S
R D N H J L N P O Y I B Z A Q N W E E R T Y D
F T E E Y R E L I T V N F T G B J K L O P U E
V G R N T F V K C J C X H S R S U H X D M V H
C B G H I N E E Z G O D L E W U M E P J E N C
L O V E U F R X G A S D H R R O S G S I A D A
T Q S A H R E C O Z X T C G N I V I L E V B E
T R E D U F G R L B A U I K A R T E K M N G R
G P I S T W F Y D F E D M R K O B A T C R Z P
B L E A G S T H T R W A P L M L D F N I W S X
N R H O L Y S P I R I T P H Y G I L E C F Y C
M J I K Q S S E N E N I U N E G K F S A E H M

 

Words may be found horizontally, vertically and diagonally:-

Angels, believe, dead, inexpressible, inheritance, fade, faith, Father, glorious, God, gold, gospel,  grief, Holy Spirit, hope, living, Lord Jesus Christ, love, Messiah,  never, perish, praise, preached,  power, refined, rejoice, resurrection, salvation, shielded, spoil, sufferings,  trials

 

1 Peter 1: 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

With Every Blessing

Marlene Keyte

NB – If you go to :-

http://www.christianwordsearches.net

you will be able to freelow download more than 150 word searches. Enjoy!

 

Old Maggie lived on the shores of Lochiel on a croft along with a few hens, a few sheep and a cow named Daisy.

Maggie did bed and breakfast in the summer months to help with the expenses. She was a Christian and went to Church every Sunday if she could. The church building was used every Sunday by four different denominations. She loved the fourth Sunday service the best when her own
minister, a young man who was very sincere and a great believer in the power of prayer took the service.

One day her cow, Daisy, took ill and she was greatly troubled and sent for the minister.

The minister’s wife said that he would come to her as soon as he possibly could. He caught the 1.30pm train and then walked three miles to her croft. After a cup of tea and a chat Maggie asked him would he come to see Daisy and pray for her. He wasn’t to keen to pray for a cow but felt he could do no other. The minister put his hand on Daisy’s head and said, ‘you poor old beast, you do look bad, your poor old missus is so sad to
see you like this, so may the good Lord spare you to her for a good while yet’ Daisy recovered and Maggie sang the praises of her minister and of the power of prayer for a long time afterwards.

One Sunday later her minister was ill with an abscess in his throat. Maggie was so worried that she phoned the Manse to see if she could visit the minister. Next morning she did all her jobs quickly and did some baking. She hung an old tyre over the gate to indicate to any passing neighbour that she wanted a lift into town.

With her bag packed with eggs, a pot of jam, and her own baking, she put on her coat and hat and sat down waiting for a lift. At last she heard a motor horn honking at her gate so she got a lift into town.

At the door of the Manse she was welcomed by the minister’s wife and given a cup of tea, then she was taken in to see the minister. Very
solemnly she put her hand on the minister’s head and said ‘you poor old beast you look so bad, your poor old missus is so sad to see you like this, so may the good Lord spare you to her for a good while yet’. Amen.

The minister and his wife laughed so much that the abscess burst and the crisis was over for him, and it was the result of old
Maggie’s prayer – SIMPLE CHILDLIKE FAITH.

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

 

A Blessing Just For You

May you be blessed
with all things good,
May your joys, like the stars at night,
be too numerous to count.

May your victories be more abundant
than all the grains of sand
on all the beaches
on all the oceans
in the entire world.

May lack and struggle be always
absent from your life
and may beauty order and abundance
be your constant companions.

May every pathway you choose
lead to that which is pure and good and lovely.
May every doubt and fear
be replaced by a deep abiding trust
as you behold evidence of a Higher Power
all around you.

And when there is only darkness
and the storms of life are closing in
May the light at the core of your being
illuminate the world.

May you always be aware you are loved beyond measure
and may you be willing to love unconditionally in return.
May you always feel protected and cradled
in the arms of God,
like the cherished child you are.

And when you are tempted to judge
may you be reminded that we are all ONE
and that every thought you think
reverberates across the universe,
touching everyone and everything.

And when you are tempted to hold back,
may you remember that love flows best when
it flows freely
and it is in giving that we receive
the greatest gift.

May you always have music and laughter
and may a rainbow follow every storm
May gladness wash away every disappointment
may joy dissolve every sorrow
and my love ease every pain.

May every wound bring wisdom
and every trial bring triumph
and with each passing day
may you live more abundantly than the day before.

May you be blessed!

And may others be blessed by you.
This is my heartfelt wish for you.

May you be blessed!