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What a Faithful God We Serve!

There’s something very relaxing and even healing for the group of guests and team as we sit by the fire in the lounge in Blairmore House on a cold, wet and snowy evening.

What is it, I ask myself, about a real fire that’s so comforting? I guess there are many reasons. Maybe for me it’s because it brings back such good memories of sitting at my grandpa’s fireside as a child, listening to the stories he told us. They were adventurous stories full of drama, but at the same time they were safe stories, which always ended with him closing the book at an exciting moment and saying, “Ok, it’s bedtime. I’ll tell you the rest tomorrow.”

Shrieks of “Oh no, just a little bit more please” were to no avail, for Grandpa had spoken. We were naturally very disappointed not to hear more, but we had no doubt at all that grandpa would be there at the fireside the next night to continue the story. I wondered, as I sat by the fireside at Blairmore House, what made us so sure.

I came to the conclusion that it was simply because Grandpa had given us his word, and we knew that if he promised something then he would fulfil it.

Sitting by the fire last night I realised that that’s also true about our Heavenly Father. We’re in the middle of His story at the moment, and we can be confident that one day He’ll finish the story, simply because He’s a God who keeps His word.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we Thank You for Your great love and faithfulness to us, Your children. Teach us what it means to sit at Your feet and learn from You. Help us to remember that You’re a faithful God, and that, one day, Jesus will come in all His glory and will reveal to us the end of Your magnificent story. Amen.
 

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"He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it."
1 Thessalonians 5:24, NKJV

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Ruth Hawkey has had the privilege of working alongside Ellel Ministries from the very beginning. She and her husband Joe helped to begin the work in both Glyndley Manor and Canada. She has written a number of books including Healing Emotional Wounds, Healing the Human Spirit, Generational Blessing and Generational Sin, and Praying for Children. She and her husband also helped to develop prayer ministry teams in the local church.


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