Gracious and heavenly Father I thank you that in your great love for me you sent the Lord Jesus into this world to save me from sins. Yet Father I realise that without the empowering of your Holy Spirit I will not produce any thing that is worthwhile. Lord Jesus I want to glorify you in all that I do and I thank you that you have sent the Holy Spirit to empower me. Holy spirit I thank you that you are always present with me, but I am conscious that I need to rely on you for strength. I need you to fill me constantly because I am such a leaky vessel.
Gracious and Holy Lord come and renew me and impart the gifts that I need to serve you, Lord I know that you have given gifts to each believer help me to know what mine are, give me wisdom to discern your will. I need the Holy Spirit to fill me as I read the word, I need him to inspire my worship and to produce his fruit in me. Lord renew your work in me not so that I feel good but so that you will be glorified.
I ask these things in the name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
David Rollings was born in Luton in1949 and raised by my Christian parents in the Gospel Standard Strict Baptist denomination( Hyper-Calvinistic} in the sixties I rebelled against this background and got involved in left-wing politics.
I became a Christian in 1969 and soon started reading Francis Schaeffer's books and came to embrace a Christian Worldview. I had the privilege of being on the staff of L'Abti Fellowship from1975 - 1979.
After L'abri I studied at London School of Theology where I gained my BA.(1983) A few years later I studied for my MA by distance learning with The Nazarene Theological College Manchester (1999)
For the last 25 years, I have been an elder of Shoreham-by-Sea Baptist Church.
I also regularly attend the Christian Doctrine Study Group of the Tyndale Fellowship.
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