Sacrifice and Surrender = Joy and Peace

I started reading 1 Corinthians but didn’t get any further than this description of who Paul was writing to ‘to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…’ ‘Sanctified’. ‘Called to be saints!!’ So I dug a bit deeper, what exactly does it mean to be sanctified and a saint? Sanctified –Continue reading “Sacrifice and Surrender = Joy and Peace”

David and Goliath, Faith in a mighty God.

I’m sure you all know the account of David and Goliath well. A giant challenging the Israel army and none brave enough to accept the challenge except a young shepherd boy! But what made David brave enough to set aside Saul’s armour and go out against Goliath armed with just a sling and a fewContinue reading “David and Goliath, Faith in a mighty God.”

Putting on the Armour of God

How are you going to be starting today Believer? How will you be strong enough to fight temptation, doubt and fear? Will you ‘be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.’? Are you battle ready? No soldier with an ounce of common sense goes into battle unarmed or without testing hisContinue reading “Putting on the Armour of God”

God Will Provide

Abraham didn’t know why God asked him to offer up his son Isaac. Abraham didn’t understand how God could fulfill His promise if he killed his son through whom God’s promise was to be fulfilled. He didn’t understand why or how but he obeyed regardless! It’s easy to forget that faithful obedience includes obeying whenContinue reading “God Will Provide”

Goodness and Mercy…

‘Goodness and mercy’! These three words keep running through my mind so I thought I’d dig a bit deeper with you today. ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.’ I’m sure most of us are very familiarContinue reading “Goodness and Mercy…”

Encouragement in the waiting…

However old we are waiting is hard and waiting patiently is even harder! I wonder how many of us have prayers that we’re still waiting for the answers to? But we’re not the only ones waiting… ‘therefore will the LORD wait…’ When our prayers aren’t answered straight away God is waiting too! He’s waiting forContinue reading “Encouragement in the waiting…”

They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength

As I stood looking out at the pink tinged clouds yesterday morning while thinking about God’s faithfulness, I spotted a cloud that looked a bit like an eagle and it reminded me of these words… ‘they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shallContinue reading “They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength”

Perfect Peace in Christ

Peace, perfect peace! Isn’t it what, in some way or other we all are striving for? Is it possible? Yes! ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.’ Who will be kept in perfect peace? The one whose mind is stayed on God, resting andContinue reading “Perfect Peace in Christ”

Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away…

There’s no greater joy here on earth than to experience the sweetness of His lips and the love of His words!