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I've been tuning in to Christianity Works since my days of single parenting. Each day when I finished my work in the Nursery almost 18 years ago, I turned on the local radio station on my drive home to hear Bernie sharing Gods word. This 10 mins gave me hope, inspiration and the strength I needed to carry on. I applied Gods word to my life and amazing things happened. I remember meditating on and applying Philippians 4:6-7 to my life, especially in my prayer and petition regarding work, to fit in with my responsibilities to my 3 sons. Not only was I filled with Gods peace, but my petitions were answered. Christianity Works ministry has been food for my soul. Thank you Bernie for your faithfulness, its such a blessing.
I have been supporting Christianity Works for some time now. Christianity Works life application booklets are great reading and I think that it is a good ministry to support. This ministry is out there doing it for the Lord. Plus the benefits of supporting God's work is a great blessing in my life. My Story I first gave my life to Jesus back in 1994. That night Jesus walked into my room and touched me and transformed me with his Spirit. Some time after this encounter I became an ardent church goer. I had led more than just a few to Jesus. At around 2003, Jesus walked into the church i was attending and poured a large jug of oil over me. At around 2004, I was at a men's breakfast at church when I got the fire baptism. A huge river of spiritual fire poured into my being. A person across the table was in awe when he saw it. Then at 2006 I got called into the ministry through a divine encounter, I was called a preacher by God. That day, I was having a battle with the evil one who was trying steal the calling from me. The battle lasted for most of the day and the evil one did not succeed. I have also had the Rose Of Sharon many times. Since my calling, Jesus had invited me to Heaven, on his porch, and he gave me a dessert to eat. It was made of grapes. I also see Jesus daily and sometimes many times a day. When I was going through a personal battle, the Spirit would stir me up to fifty times a day. Some of the most important things I have learnt in my Christian walk is to be careful what comes out of your mouth. I even ask The Father in prayer to help me in this respect at times. Being diligent to follow and adhere to his commandments. Regularly searching the scriptures in the book of proverbs, as well as other other books of the Bible. Asking the Father, in my daily prayer, for wisdom and utterance for the day. God is a good God and wants the best for us.

Hi Berni,
I recieve your Fresh daily devotional each day. I enjoy your simple, practical way of getting God’s message across. I have to say, myself and no doubt many others struggle with the Bible when it uses words like doth, thee and others like it. I’m sure you know what I mean. We should never be ashamed of preaching the Gospel. However, if you can’t get your message across to people because they won’t listen, then it can be quite discouraging. As I said earlier, you have a good way and style when spreading the good news. I live in Scotland, near Glasgow. I was brought up a Catholic like yourself. I became a Christian three years ago. I started to attend a Baptist church, which I enjoyed. I meet many people who ask or question, not in a bad way, why I still attend Mass. I heard a saying that bad Catholics (people who don’t know the Faith and are Catholics in name only) become Protestants and good Protestants become Catholics. I:e Scott Hahn, Marcus Heidi etc. I struggle to understand why guys like Scott Hahn who by his own admission, were anti Catholic and steeped in the Bible, (sola scripture) would then become a Catholic. It’s a real issue for me at present. Feel like I’m stuck in no man’s land going between my Catholic Christian friends and my Protestant Christian friends lol. Anyway, keep up the good work. As I said, I enjoy how God’s message through you, has a story in it and is easy to understand. Take care and God bless. Jim

Jim Ellis

Hi Berni, I am living life amidst the confusion and chaos of Adhd of 2 people in my family. Some days it is hard to kick start the day, I am drained dry every day. My first waking moment before negativity comes in is to read your message and study the scripture. It always speaks to me. Then I am tuned for the rest of the day. I can hear God's direction clearly if I do this, otherwise, I am consumed with lonliness and despair. Thank you so much for your diligence to God to deliver his message.
I've been a Christian for a long time & Christianity works has been sustaining us in God's Word. Last year our baby daughter Sarah died and our whole world has been rocked. In the dark places of grief and all that it encompasses & permeates, we have not been alone. God's word has been the ray of hope & guiding us through. We have experienced a greater mercy & love of God than we could have ever imagined. He remains with us. Thank you to the whole team for faithfully sharing & shinning God's Word into our lives during this difficult time.
It is wonderful the way God speaks to you Bernie in everyday language, but the bible message never changes. For many years I have read a little book I picked up while visiting a leprosy mission in India. It was by a lady called Amy Carmichael who was a missionary all her life in Tamil Nadu. I still read her daily readings, I also Iove the old teachers, their messages are so pure. But it is hard to navigate the modern world, your messages, bring the truth in a way so relevant and up to date.
Christianityworks really helped me a lot on this journey of having a deeper relationship and understanding of my saviour Jesus Christ. Since giving my life to Christ - which is a few years ago - I have companionship with him and it's so amazing how the Lord opens things up to me that I didn't understand and accept. Like when I had to bury my oldest and only son. I didn't understand but in these few weeks God revealed to me that that time I served him it wasn't for my soul to be saved it was for my child's soul to be saved because he was caught up in gangsterism. But God couldn't work with me as I was too focused on my child so he didn't just die at a very young age but Jesus Christ saved his precious soul and used me to lead him to God... but 2 years ago I could not see it... and for years I've been listening to Christianityworks and every time the scriptures would feed my broken soul. But God is good and today I know that he loves me... my story is too long to share every detail.
After a long illness, my husband of 53 years went to be with the Lord 6 weeks ago. I claimed the scripture in Isiah for myself THE LORD IS MY HUSBAND. Holy Spirit leading me so gently reminding me of the scriptures. Firstly, David who stopped mourning when his son died. I realized it was time for me to arise. Then He showed me, that if Lord is my husband, I cannot have 2 husband's in my heart. I now rejoice with good memories and a grateful heart that my earthly husband is now with Jesus and I have released him from my heart, now my only husband is Jesus. It is only His supernatural power that has given me the strength to be able to do this. I pray this may help someone. To God all the glory.
Where do I start! God has impacted on my life without me even realizing. After giving my life over to Christ I have been able to see His work throughout my life (with my children and especially in my marriage) God is always providing for my family I'm just very grateful for all Gods blessings... I'm speechless

I love God with all my Heart but I also feel that I’ve had distraction in my way. Some not knowing and some knowing . Seeing this today has opening my eyes and Heart that I must make a Change to In my life with my Father God.and I know he also know me and my Heart.❤️ Father God I come to you today asking for Forgiveness for the distraction that has been in my life and In between me and you . You are my world if it wasn’t for you I don’t believe I will be here today in my sane mind cause I have been through a lot in my life , but you have been with me through it all . Thank You Father God for Loving me.❤️

Cheryl Larry

Bernie,

You nailed it for me today! I have been unemployed for about a month and still am, however, it’s always God’s timing! Of course I want now, but He will be ready when it is the right time for Him. Thank you for this reading!

Alexander Gadallah

Hello my name is Damian I am 40 years old I come from Halifax. I arrived in Kendal’s Cenacolo 17 months ago. I had a good upbringing together with my sister but through my childhood I found it hard to make friends especially during my school life and even at young age I did not like myself so I decided to make friends by being the class clown, that way I would get the attention and be popular among them because I did not want to be bullied or teased but in some cases I was bullied and my way of dealing with it was to hurt and bully someone weaker than me. After I left school that’s when everything started to change (e.g.: jobs, new friends and new life style). At the age of 19 I experimented with the small drugs ecstasy, speed and later on in life I found cocaine. I thought, this is it, I have found what I was looking for. I felt good, I felt confident with myself, a different person. I made a lot of friends and most of all I felt loved not just within myself but with everyone. It started off as a bit of fun but gradually I got myself deeper and I could not get out. I started to fund my habits using my rent money and stealing from my parents. My behaviour started to change drastically. I took advantage of everyone who loved me so I could feed my habits even though I wanted to change and to break this vicious cycle. I started to go to the alpha group near where I lived to find peace and also to find Jesus but at some point I decided to stop going because I did not want to change, I felt scared. Later on in life I met someone and I thought getting married would have changed me. We had a child, we would have sorted everything out because I saw that my friends who used to do drugs with me had kids and got married and their lives changed completely. Seeing this I had a lot of envy and resentment towards them because no matter what I did or do nothing changed (e.g. marriage, having children and being a father). I realised now it was not enough for me, I wanted something more so I carried on taking drugs. I hurt my family causing pain and hurt along the way. The breakthrough came in 2018 when I returned to the alpha group and in a short period of time the people there got to know me better, I started to open up about my problems but because I was still using they decided to help me and I can still remember what they said to me “you need help!!” I was shocked and surprised by what they said because not even my parents, my wife, ex partners, all my friends never mentioned anything like this to me but I can truly say now that it saved my life. Thank you. It did not stop there because I had no money, I could not afford the documents I needed to get Cenacolo in Kendal also I did not fancy going to Ireland because I have no passport so I decided to take a big leap of faith and try the Kendal house. In the mean time I managed to speak to Deacon John from my local parish church and also shared my problems with him and the situation I was in about Cenacolo and during this time I built a close relationship with him and he helped me with what I needed to get me to Kendal. I owe him a lot of gratitude, thank you. Since I have been in community I have realised that it is giving me back my life, making me feel alive again also my confidence was shattered when I arrived here, but slowly, slowly I managed to feel confident again giving me many opportunities not just healing me from my addiction or learning about myself but the community has taught me many different kinds of work which I have never thought I would be able to do. The biggest thing is trust. Over the months the community trusted in me to drive a vehicle and to be in charge of the house when the responsible was temporarily out or away. For me taking on these responsibilities was a big step in my walk because I used to run away from my responsibilities (e.g. being a father, having kids, marriage) I appreciated the effort in pushing me to change. Thank you for this. I have been in the community for 17 months and I have got to say I have seen many miracles and blessings. Especially seeing my parents happy and at peace within themselves because all those years ago I caused pain, sufferings and tears and they are still supporting me. To embrace them at the Open Day was a very special moment especially with my dad. To see my dad smiling and in tears and I have not seen him like this. I had an emotional moment with my sister too during the last Open Day in May, we both let everything out even our tears. I even wrote a letter after the Open Day asking for forgiveness and to heal our relationship between us. I wanted to do this for a long time but I was in the darkness. The community has given me this opportunity to heal our relationships and to my parents too. Also, the community has given me the chance to speak to my son once a month. I realised now this has given me the foundations I need to build my relationships with him because in the darkness I have never spoken with my son over the phone because I felt uncomfortable speaking. I made excuses not to ring because I was selfish, but now I can see how much I have changed and appreciate the special gift I have received. I am really grateful to Mother Elvira for giving me this opportunity to start my life again, to be a better son, father and brother. Without her Yes I would not be here now. Thank you for my brothers here in Kendal for helping me, for pushing me and most importantly teaching me to live in the truth. Thank you to everyone who helped me to get into Cenacolo. Thanks be to God for the opportunity to feel alive again and to know who are my true friends and at last to have the peace that I have lost years ago in the darkness.
As a full-time worker in ministry, I thank the Spirit of God through his ministry, the Christianityworks programme, and all other Christian bodies I affiliate with for developing my faith in Him. I used to pray 'with' myself, but every time I speak the words about what God "can do", the words get mixed with my own 'can do', and God knows my mind doubts what I said. I'm human so as all of us. hundreds and hundreds, probably thousands and thousands, or millions of times I pray, I always fall into this trap. I feel lonely and bored. But just lately my heart totally accepted God lives forever, who dwells in secret, the "ONE" and "ONLY ONE", who says 'To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One Isaiah 40:25.' This inspires me, so when I pray, I pray 'away' from myself, and 'direct to' God. Although my 'can do' still remain as mine, but I submit my prayers to God, whose 'can do' never fails, and never returns empty at his own time, and at his own will. God knows all, what is, and is not appropriate, good or bad for me. I just have patience, with the trust he plans better things for me now and in the future. Trust in Him gives peace and warmth, even if what I asked is not given. Finally, my heart and prayer goes out to all those who are in need. I also pray for your prayer group Berni, and thank you for the invitation, Your brother in Christ.

 

 

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