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Prepare our Hearts

As we prepare our hearts for REAL, welcome to the first of 10 "Thought for the Day" devotionals all about HOPE.
Thanks to the lovely Susannah Mills for writing these for us - we pray that they will bless you, challenge you, and encourage you to pray and prepare for REAL . He's a faithful God of great love - let's raise our expectations of what He's going to say and do in every one of us!



1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

We were born separated from God. We could never do anything to bring ourselves back to God. But because God loves each of us so much, He sent his son Jesus to die on the cross in our place, so that we could be given an opportunity to choose to follow Jesus, to be born again, to have a new life in relationship with Jesus; with the hope of an eternity spent in Heaven with Jesus.

Maybe today you need to be reminded how much God loves you, that He delights in you, that you never need to do anything to earn his love and nothing you have done is too terrible for God to forgive. Nothing can separate you from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). I pray that God would give you a fresh revelation today of his love for you.
This song expresses it well – Reckless Love by Cory Asbury https://youtu.be/Sc6SSHuZvQE

Or maybe you’ve never made the choice to follow Jesus. Today you can make that decision by praying this prayer:  
Dear Lord Jesus, I need You. I need Your grace to forgive me and Your love to change me.
Thank You for dying on the cross for me. Please forgive me for the sin in my life. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. With Your help, I will live my life for You. Amen.


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