Posted by: lepages | February 23, 2010


Well, I’m here at Life in the Spirit conference at Hayes Conference centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire – having a really blessed time, being built in the Spirit and from the Word, but the value of this time is not just the corporate sharing together, or indeed the individual conversations with other brothers, but also the time just to sit and spend time with my Father.

(For the tri folk reading this, I’m managing a bit of training too… went out for an easyish tempo run after lunch – easyish, because Derbyshire has some long, steep hills!! Followed with a bit of core work in my room. Hilly run 8.3k 43:54 ave11.3kph)

Lord has been stirring quite a few things in me over past couple of weeks, some of which are being affirmed in my time here. So, some reflections, scriptures, quotes and prayers from time with God over the last couple of weeks…

Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.

John 1:3-5 The Message

I feel really stirred by this Lord – for centuries people have come up with all sorts of ideas/schemes/beliefs that seek to put the light of the gospel out – but they can’t – thank you that your Light brings Life – that you still cause the Life and Light that you give to blaze out in the darkness, transforming lives. Thank you for the testimonies of those being baptised on Sunday to the transformation you have brought in them and for the affirmation of that that others testified to as well. Thank you Jesus that you are the origin of life and without you there would be no life – thank you that its you Lord who breathes life into your creation – and you still do – if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation – and you breathe that new life into being – thank you Lord for those whom we’ve seen you breathing that new life into in recent weeks….

There’s lots more to share on similar themes, but just realised its time for dinner!! So I’ll post this now and do another one of ‘Reflections continued…’ picking up where I leave off now!!


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