The Book of Heavenly Love

I have just uploaded my latest e-book.

The Book of Heavenly Love is full of heart-warming stories (so have your tissues ready!).

With 241 pages and some 57,000 words there is plenty to read.

And ‘The Book of Heavenly Love’ is absolutely free

To freely download ‘The Book of Heavenly Love’ just visit

http://www.godsholyspirit.net/BookofHeavenlyLove.pdf

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

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Praying: A Highway To Heaven

Jesus’ disciples were Jews, steeped in the ways of their faith and familiar with prayer. Observing Jesus they became aware of a different dynamic to prayer that wasn’t part of their experience. What this was we can never know. I think it was something about both the intimacy in relationship in prayer between Jesus and his Father, and the reality of God’s presence during his prayer.

As I began to seek God afresh in my own place of confusion and pain, I turned to reading many extracts from the Church Fathers. I made formal retreats where I observed the daily prayer rhythm of Franciscan and Benedictine brothers filled with a serene sense of God encounter. I sensed it more than understood it. It drew me towards a growing appetite for God in my own experience. I too spoke with several, asking that they might teach me to pray.

The disciples themselves requested teaching; revealing prayer isn’t something that comes naturally to any one of us. It is a learned practice. That learning lasts a lifetime, with the benefit that in older age when one is less active and perhaps increasingly socially isolated, the space in which we encounter God is highly developed, enriching and real. We also discover that the time we choose freely to invest in prayer increases and we yearn to step away from the daily clamour of everyday life and sit within the stillness and silence of our solitary space in God’s presence.

When I started my regular daily office of prayer, I struggled. It was quite simply a discipline I chose to impose upon myself. Like any learning, it felt both strange and uncomfortable initially, with many temptations to give up. It did require perseverance. I often felt I was only speaking to myself, and frequently emerged with no sense of God encounter. But all these experiences were building blocks for my highway to heaven.

(Dr Micha Jazz)

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Lord, Teach Us To Pray!

Jesus’ disciples were Jews, steeped in the ways of their faith and familiar with prayer. Observing Jesus they became aware of a different dynamic to prayer that wasn’t part of their experience.

What this was we can never know. I think it was something about both the intimacy in relationship in prayer between Jesus and his Father, and the reality of God’s presence during his prayer.

As I began to seek God afresh in my own place of confusion and pain, I turned to reading many extracts from the Church Fathers. I made formal retreats where I observed the daily prayer rhythm of Franciscan and Benedictine brothers filled with a serene sense of God encounter.

I sensed it more than understood it. It drew me towards a growing appetite for God in my own experience. I too spoke with several, asking that they might teach me to pray.

The disciples themselves requested teaching; revealing prayer isn’t something that comes naturally to any one of us. It is a learned practice. That learning lasts a lifetime, with the benefit that in older age when one is less active and perhaps increasingly socially isolated, the space in which we encounter God is highly developed, enriching and real.

We also discover that the time we choose freely to invest in prayer increases and we yearn to step away from the daily clamour of everyday life and sit within the stillness and silence of our solitary space in God’s presence.

When I started my regular daily office of prayer, I struggled. It was quite simply a discipline I chose to impose upon myself. Like any learning, it felt both strange and uncomfortable initially, with many temptations to give up.

It did require perseverance. I often felt I was only speaking to myself, and frequently emerged with no sense of God encounter. But all these experiences were building blocks for my highway to heaven.

(Dr Micha Jazz)

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

What Is Truth?

Jesus is real. Even in your storm, Jesus is real. He loves you more than you can possibly imagine.

It doesn’t matter how much you have sinned or how much you have been hurt or abused. He loves you unconditionally.

Jesus paid the price for your sins so that you can live a free life. You don’t have to die to find true peace. You can find peace in this lifetime.

The bible is real and true. Miracles didn’t only happen in the bible; they can happen in your life today! The truth is that there is a way to overcome the consequences of sin. Even the scientists and archaeologists cannot deny the events that are recorded in the bible.

Who is the Solution? 

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus was God in the flesh. He came to this sinful world, was tempted, yet lived a pure and sinless life.

He took our sins upon Himself and gave His life upon the cross as the price for all of our sins and then He died and rose again. He is now in heaven, praying for you and waiting to be the Lord of your life.

How can I be saved? 

It’s as simple as A B C. There is no need to sacrifice any more or take any vows or oaths. You do not need to perform any religious acts. Just: –

A – Admit that you have sinned and need forgiveness

B – Believe that Jesus is Lord and that He died for your sins

C – Call on the name Jesus so that He may come into your life and ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour.

If you want to receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour say this prayer within your heart.

“Dear Heavenly Father,

You said if I call upon Your Name I will be saved. I am now calling upon Your Name. I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for my sins.

And now, as I repent of my sins and ask for your forgiveness, I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour’

Thank you for saving my life.

In Jesus name

Amen”

With many grateful blessings

Geoffrey

A Holy Place

It may be no cathedral
But this is a holy place
A place where Jesus manifests
His power and His grace.

It may to you seem humble
Architecture not the best
But it’s here we meet the Saviour
It’s here that hearts are blessed.

The building is not ornate
It’s all we could afford
To us it’s worth a million
Here people meet the Lord.

You see it’s not materials
Let it be understood
It doesn’t matter if the church
Is built of bricks or wood.

For it is still a Bethel
A ladder up to Heaven
For here the people know and feel
The joy of sins forgiven.

(Pastor Harold E V Kemp)

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

A Gift from God

This my Thought for Today:-

I heard recently about a 3 year old girl called Eden.

She is extremely cute but she was not named Eden because her parents thought that she was an angel.

“No,” they said, “it is because we know that there will be good and bad in her, but she will always be our gift from God!”

Corinthians 1 12:4 says:-

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same spirit is the source of them all.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Heavenly

If on our daily course our mind
Be set to hallow all we find,
New treasures will, of countless price,
God will provide sacrifice.

Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be,
As more of heaven in each we see;
Some softening gleam of love and prayer
Shall dawn on every cross and care.

These words, written by John Keble (1792-1866) are as relevant today as they were when he penned them.

How often do we see the positive in all the people we meet and in all the daily challenges we experience in our lives?

We are a world full of gossipers. How often do your pass on rumours without knowing whether what you are saying is true or not?

Think first, and speak second, and then only speak when you are sure of your facts!

And, when in doubt, pray to our Father God for His guidance – He will never let you down.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey