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Thank you, Lord

 

Thank you, Lord, 
For loving us so much,
And waiting for us all
To turn to you;

For always being ready 
To forgive, 
And wanting us 
To share your Spirit too. 

Thank you, Lord,
For sending us your Son,
Our teacher, shepherd,
Living bread, and light;

Who died for us
So we can be forgiven,
And shows, in human form, 
What you are like.

 

References

The Lord must wait for you to come to him (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; RSV).

Christ […] died for sinners to bring you safely home to God (1 Peter 3:18; NLT).

In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form (Colossians 2:9; NIV).

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Everything I need

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life” John 6:35; NIV).

Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and your are right, because that’s what I am (John13:13; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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Lord Jesus,
You are everything
I need:

My birth,
My life,
My heart-beat,
And my breath;

My bread,
My meat,
My shelter,
And my rest;

My way,
My guide,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My help,
My hope,
My comfort
At life’s end.

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My soul

Lord Jesus,
You’re my way,
My life,
My truth;

My light,
My bread,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My essence,
My example,
And my soul.

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I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6; NLT).

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NIV).

I am the bread of life (John 6:35; NLT).

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am (John 13:13; NLT).

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him (Psalm 25:14; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

This is the secret: Christ lives in you (Colossians 1:27; NLT).

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

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The basics of faith

The basics of faith

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1; NLT).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind (Luke 10:27; NIV).

Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29; NLT).

But when my Father sends the Advocate as my representative – that is, the Holy Spirit – he will teach you everything (John 14:26; NLT).

‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve him only’ (Luke 4:8; NLT).


Father,
I love you
With all my heart, soul,
Mind and strength.

I believe
In your Son,
Our Saviour,
Jesus Christ.

Please fill me
With your Holy Spirit,
Our Advocate
And Teacher.

May I live
In your presence forever,
Worshipping and serving
You alone.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Beloved

Beloved

“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am” (John 13:13; NIV).

My beloved is mine and I am his (Song of Songs 2:16; NIV).

…as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will God rejoice over you (Isaiah 62:5; NIV).

He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Saviour’ (Psalm 89:26; NIV).

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you (Isaiah 66:13; NIV).

I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God (Isaiah 45:5; NIV).

Teacher, Master,
Friend and Brother,

Saviour, Guardian,
Bridegroom, Lover,

Rock, Defender,
Father, Mother,

Lord, my God –
I want no other.

 

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