Rugby Methodist Church Centre

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Rev Jane's good wishes for 2021  

As we move towards 2021 and say goodbye to 2020 I hope and pray that you will know deep in your hearts that God is with you. As I have said I believe we are in times for an urgent call to prayer and fasting for the
nations. I have believed for a long time that we need to humble ourselves before God and align ourselves with Him, and His heart. We need to find ways to strengthen our faith.  We have been battered by the storm of the virus, and although things are starting to look more hopeful on that side of things, the knock on for the economy has yet to be really felt and I think for many 2021 will be a difficult year.

The way out for us is to be on our knees in prayer.  To take the verse and promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 seriously, and acknowledge that it starts with IF. I don't believe we can ask for God's blessing without
being willing to play our part too.   

You may feel that the pandemic and its effects has weakened your faith, not being able to worship together has been hard, but remember that if we have faith as small as a mustard seed we can move mountains.

I am praying for you all, and interceding for our nation. I hope you will join me so that although we may still be in a dark place, the hope of tomorrow, and God doing a new thing, brings a joy and peace that only
Christ can give.

May you know Gods blessing in 2021, and I finish with Ephesians 3: 14-20:
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.