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Big Jesus wins award for the 'best community entry' in the parade.
We had a unique perspective on Jesus, His fame and renown. If the crowds were silenced even the stones would have cried out to Him. This must be what it was like for Jesus to enter Jerusalem, re-enacted for the benefit of his LGBT people... What does this say for us and for Him?
Photos of ‘Big Jesus’ appeared in ‘The Guardian’ photos of Pride around the world!
We are following current advice and are stopping all Liberty meetings as are St Paul's until further notice. We encourage everyone to keep in touch with each other as this will be a difficult time. Don't hesitate to contact us when you need to. JXX n NXXX
Lets pray particularly for those of us who are experiencing a lot of anxiety and distress in lock down.
Lets keep in contact with each other as this helps us to cope.
Mickie brought a word last week:
Sometimes we have to walk through a desert to get to where God wants us to be. A desert is a very hot place where we get thirsty and are desperate for water. The spiritual water we crave is the refreshing water of the Holy Spirit that we normally find thro of fellowship, gathering together and worshipping God together which refreshes us.
The crises with the Coronavirus has sent us into a desert we need to find an alternative way of finding water , the sense of God’s presence that refreshes us like nothing else can.
Its hard as we walk through the desert. We might not be fed from the same plate we were used to. Jim's food is definitely not on the menu! However, if we are prepared to be led by the spirit in the desert then He will lead us by quiet waters. He will nourish us when we are parched and thirsty.
We might not be able to meet on a Sunday or a Wednesday for fellowship, but we can still meet with God in this. God will feed us His food so we don't need to risk food poisoning from Jim's cooking! Food is the spiritual food God gives us and we can be open to hearing God for ourselves without others to help us.
God loves us and He will not abandon us. He will walk with us through the hardest times. He teaches us that we do not need to fear. We can put all of our trust in Him.
As we have that desire to hear from God He whispers words in our ears. There is no formula, each one of us hear from God differently and worships differently too. What is right for one person might not be right for another. Never be afraid to be different.
God often chooses fire to refine us and bring about our best characteristics. When problems of this life come to throw us off track, sometimes they can be seen like walking through a fire. The fire is hot and might burn us, but then again it might just get rid of what God does not want in our lives. God never gets rid of things in our lives without good reason. Bottom line is that our walk is an individual walk with God. Even when we have a partner in our lives, at the end of the day, our walk with God is individual.
Your walk is individual and all you need is you and God. You are washed white as snow before God and He has wiped the debts away. All of your debts have been paid in full by that one sacrifice.
Recently I had a love interest and I took my eyes off God and put them on a person to fulfill all my needs. However, only God can fulfill our needs. I realised that whilst I was looking for a soul mate, I'd taken my eyes off the one who is my soul mate, God. It is only God that can fill that void in us. So whilst another relationship became a disaster, I went into self pity mode and started feeling sorry for myself. All the while I had taken my eyes off the bigger picture.
In the desert times we need , God the most and as we reach out to Him and discover Him responding to us our ability to trust Him grows.
There is a poem I love called, "Footprints In The Sand" it talks about how during the most difficult times in your life, when you see only one set of footprints in the sand, it was then that God was carrying you. God will never leave us or forsake us, even when it feels like He is not there.
Everyone is frightened about the coronavirus, God did not give us a spirit of fear. There is something He wants us to learn from this. Lets ask Him to help us to draw close to him in these difficult times and discover what He wants to show us in them.
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