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Dear God,

You're quality and everyone should know it.

May Your Kingdom's glory come to Earth, and Your perfect will be enacted in our lives.

Giver of life, I ask that You would feed me - as You see fit.

I've messed up and I'm relying on Your grace, though first I must show grace myself.

Keep me going Your way and keep me out of Satan's way.

You are God and You reign.

Amen.

 

I love Jesus.

 

This week was Letton Hall! For those of you who don't know, Letton Hall is this cool place where I go with a Christian youth organisation in my city - about 70 of us go for 4 days and enjoy fellowship with each other and engage in a nice wide variety of activities, ranging from worship and seminars to go-karting and performing in the talent show! We all come from a variety of denominations, a variety of churches and areas of the city. Some of us are high church, some of us are low church. Some of us are creationists, some of us support the Big Bang Theory. Some of us are really outgoing, and some of us would just rather keep to ourselves. However, despite our differences, what unites us together is this - we love Jesus. When we come together at Letton our differences mean nothing - we are all part of the body of Christ, we are one.

 

There's a beautiful worship song I love to sing called How He Loves Us, and it contains this line: "If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking." Just think about that: God's grace - His favour upon us, so undeserved - is so vast that if it was depicted as an ocean we'd all sink. Don't ever doubt how much God loves you, because He doesn't just love you a little - when you're diving into God's love, the only option is the deep end.

I'm a Christian, and I'm not ashamed of that. My relationship with God changes the way I live my life, and I'm not ashamed of that. God has transformed me from the inside out, and I'm not ashamed of that. I want to change the world for the glory of God, and I'm not ashamed of that. The Church of God isn't dead, it isn't lifeless and it isn't motionless. A generation is rising up who love Jesus and aren't ashamed to say it, and all the pictures below are my attempt just to show you how God is transforming the lives of the people in the tiny corner of the world that is where I live.

 

Don't ever doubt that God takes an active interest in you. If you see this photo and read this description and it just makes you think, ping me a message - I'd love to talk with you, answer your questions, share my testimony, and have the opportunity to pray for you.

 

It is my prayer that as you've read this description God has been stirring your heart and revealing to you just how much He loves you and wants to welcome you into the family, that you may become sons and daughters of the Lord Most High. This isn't about religious observance, this is about relationship, and God's love will never let you down. He is the perfect Father, and He will never fail you - He's certainly never failed me.

 

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Taken on February 24, 2011