How was 2013 for you?  Do you look back on it as a year best forgotten, or as a year for celebration?  Or perhaps just a year of "more of the same".
How do you look forward to 2014?
The introduction to Psalm 102 in the New Living Translation describes the Psalm as "A prayer of one overwhelmed with trouble, pouring out problems before the Lord".


I have just finished reading the above book by Derek Prince. It’s only a small book which I bought years ago and I put off reading it because I already knew the answer!


There is something very significant about the way in which our Creator designed the human head. Every one of us has seven openings in our head, the number in Scripture which often denotes completeness. We have three pairs of openings: two eyes, two ears, and two nostrils. But the Creator restricted the seventh opening to one, the mouth.

Read more: The Midweek Message - DOES YOUR TONGUE NEED HEALING?

Peter writes,


If you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will help you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1: 8 [NIV]


We have been looking at seven qualities or virtues which are stepping stones to greater Christian maturity. Peter has said that cultivating such things as goodness, self-control, perseverance and brotherly kindness will help us to grow as Christians.

Read more: The Midweek Message - If you possess these qualities ...

So don’t lose a minute in building what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with... reverent wonder, warm friendliness and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. 2 Peter 1: 6(b) – 7 [The Message]


Today we’ll look at the last three qualities which can help our faith to grow.

Read more: The Midweek Message -  Don't lose a minute ....

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