Fresh Hope – 14th September 2020

I wonder what mental picture you have of God as you wake today?

Could it be that the picture has been blurred over the years by the opinions of others?

Could it be that you started out with completely the wrong picture based on what you were taught?

It’s possible that your own experiences have somehow created a very different canvas of God. Maybe you have become bitter towards Him over the way that your life has turned out. Every single person on the planet has an understanding of God, even atheists, but often our understanding is nothing more than a ‘misunderstanding’ or ‘distortion’ of who God really is.

In 1936 the speaking clock was created for people that didn’t have a watch. They would dial the speaking clock on the telephone (123) and then receive a posh lady’s voice that told them the precise time in words. Would you believe that today over 30million people still use the service?I’m really amazed that anyone uses it at all, but then I’m reminded that the reason they do so is to bring their own clocks and watches into alignment with the ‘true’ time.

Just like the speaking clock, the Bible is the true picture of the nature and character of God. It’s God’s speaking standard by which we can measure, check and adjust our lives by every day.

If you’ve lost sight of the magnificence of God, then let the words of Psalm 145 help you to see more clearly again today.

Here are just a few of the amazing brush strokes found in just the 21 verses of the Psalm:

…the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

…the Lord is good to all.

…the Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving to all He has made.

…the Lord upholds all those that fall and lifts those that are bowed down.

…the Lord is righteous in all His ways.

…the Lord is near to all who call on Him.

…the Lord watches over all who love Him.


If you’ve ever travelled across a different time zone, then you will know that one of the first things you need to do is set your watch to the correct time of where you are going to, otherwise you’ll either be too late or too early for everything.

Want to walk in God’s time zone today? Then set your belief to His word — it’s the one certain thing that you can count on. 

Pastor Mark

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