Shedding Light Moments

Shedding Light Moment 28th September 2020

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Reading Romans 12:1-8 and reflecting on verse 2 give a thought to this Shedding Light Moment:-
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The Apostle Paul told people how they could well and truly be transformed by faith in Jesus Christ. He also urged them to be transformed into a new person by changing the way they think and by giving themselves fully to God(vv.1-2). He encouraged them to live a Christ-centred, giving life not a self-centred one.
The world has changed dramatically since Paul’s time. But the longings of people for love,forgiveness, and the power to change remain the same. Jesus offers all of these and invites us to experience a new and different life in Him..So here’s the thought:-
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God takes us as we are but never leaves us that way.
….Blessings Pastor Ross.

Shedding Light Moment 30th September 2020

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Reading Hebrews 12:1-4 and reflecting on verse 2 one more time give consideration to this Shedding Light Moment:-
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We Australians live in the land of The Southern Cross, but the scriptures tell us of an even more magnificent cross—the cross of Christ. One shows God’s hand in creation, the other shows His hand in dying for His very creation.
The wonder of Calvary’s cross is that while we were still in our sins,our Saviour died for us(Rom 5:8). Those who place their trust in Christ are now reconciled to God, and He navigates them through life(2 Cor 1:8-10). Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is the greatest of all wonders! The Shedding Light Moment is simply this:-
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Christ’s cross provides the only safe crossing to eternity.
…..Blessings Pastor Ross.

SHEDDING LIGHT MOMENT 23rd September 2020

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In reading Lamentations 3:13-26 and reflecting again on verses 22-23 consider this Shedding Light Moment:-
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When life takes a turn and leaves us with bumps and bruises,it may feel as if the Lord has walked away just leaving our lives to come painfully crashing down. But Lamentations 3 reminds us that “the faithful love of the Lord never ends His mercies never cease”(NLT)and that God is faithful to the end even when everything seems to be falling apart. This means that in the midst of our pain,even though we may be lonely,we are not alone. He is there as our trusted companion who will never walk away and let us down! So here’s another Shedding Light Moment reflection:-
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When everyone else fails, Jesus is your most trusted friend.
…Blessings Pastor Ross.

Shedding Light Moment 25th September 2020

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Reading Psalm 119:9-16 and reflecting on verse 10 give thought to this Shedding Light Moment:-
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Sometimes we have a time or a season of wandering. In those times we dont want to drift from God, but, like Paul, we often do what we dont want to do. See (Rom7:29). David also wrote of this struggle in his great anthem to the Word of God,…(see Psalm 119:10).
At times,even when our hearts long to seek God,the distractions of life can draw us away from Him and His Word. How grateful we can be for a patient,and a very compassionate heavenly Father whose grace is always sufficient–even when we are prone to wander!…So here’s a thought to end the working week.
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Our tendency to wander is matched by God’s great willingness to pursue.
….Blessings Pastor Ross.

SHEDDING LIGHT MOMENT 11th September 2020

Reading Proverbs 4:20-27 and giving thought to v.23 reflect on this shedding light moment:-
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When we read,”Above all else,guard your heart”(v.23), it makes a lot of sense. But it’s difficult advice to keep. Life will always make some demands upon our time and energy that cry out for our immediate attention. But by comparison,taking time to hear God’s Word and to do what it says may not shout quite so loudly. We may not notice the consequences of neglect right away, but over time it may give way to a spiritual heart attack. We should be thankful that God has given us His Word. We need His help not to neglect it,but to use it to align our hearts with His every day. So here’s something to ponder at week’s end.
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To keep spiritually fit,consult the Great Physician.
….Blessings Pastor Ross.

SHEDDING LIGHT MOMENT 21st September 2020

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Reading Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and reflecting on verse 6 give thought to this Shedding Light Moment.
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A knowledge of the Bible is important,but God desires us to be saturated with His Word and to internalize it so we can grow in our walk and relationship with Him. The Holy Spirit uses the Word to make us more like Christ. See Eph 4:20-24.
Learning about the Bible just to increase our own personal knowledge can lead to spiritual pride(1Cor 8:1). But allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us by the Word helps us navigate through life’s twists and turns and respond in love to God and to each other. So here’s another Shedding Light Moment to reflect on:-
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Many books can inform, but only the Bible can transform.
….Blessings Pastor Ross.

SHEDDING LIGHT MOMENT 9th September 2020

1Samuel Chapter 17 tells the account of David facing the giant Philistine Goliath. He did so with the right view of the circumstances(vv32-37).
Whilst Goliath may look and act like a giant,in contrast to the living God he is small. David confidently appears before Goliath in only his shepherd’s clothes,armed with his staff,five stones,and a sling. His confidence is not in what he has but in who is with him(v45). You may be facing “Goliath’s”in your life right now but remember with God, all things are small in comparison. Nothing is too big for Him. God is able to deliver you if that’s His desire and He may do so in ways you dont expect..So reflect on this thought:-
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Dont tell God how big your giants are. Tell your giants how big your God is…
….Blessings Pastor Ross.

SHEDDING LIGHT MOMENT 7th September 2020.

Read Philippians 3:12-17 and reflecting on vv.13 &14 give this some thought:-

The Kangaroo and Emu both appear on the Australian coat of arms…Both, seldom ever take a backward step indicative that the nation is to be ever moving forward and making progress…The apostle Paul called for a similar approach to the life of faith in his letter to the Philppians(vv13&14)…
While it is wise to learn from the past,we shouldn’t live in the past…We cannot redo or undo the past, but by God’s grace we can press forward and serve God faithfully today and in the future…The life of faith is a journey forward as we become like Christ….So here’s a thought to start the week…
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I will go anywhere as long as its forward…
….Blessings Pastor Ross.