‘These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.. These things… What things had Jesus spoken and to who. Jesus had eaten supper with his disciples and washed their feet, Judas, that would soon betray Him had gone
What is our why? Why do we do what we do? There’s an incident recorded that happened soon after the miracles of the loaves and fishes where Jesus said this… ‘Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.’ The disciple thought Jesus said this because they’d only brought one loaf of bread on their
There’s something cosy about a fire, to sit by it and watch the flames dancing and feel the heat of it warming your body. But it’s of little use to us from a distance, we may be able to admire it if we’re not too far away, but we won’t feel the warmth of it. It’s the same with God’s
The tree skeletons have fascinated me for several years but this year God opened my eyes to something new…. ….they are just like God’s people friends! Each of these trees are firmly planted and if we’re born again we have been planted in Christ,… ‘planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that
And we beheld His glory!! Is this what you long for friend? What a wonderful Christmas it’ll be if we see a little of the glory of Jesus. ‘And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.’ Jesus took
Never Alone!…. ‘So they two went until they came to Bethlehem.’ Naomi and Ruth, they walked together, not alone! ‘So they two went…’ Friend, it’s the Christian and Christ. It’s the sinner fleeing to Christ for refuge, coming to God through Him because… ‘if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he
Joy, pleasure, life…. What do you think of when you read those words Friend? Do your thoughts go up to God or to the world around you? David could say this… ‘Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.’ ‘Thou WILT shew me the
Stressed? Anxious? Busy? As I was sitting with my Bible this morning, instead of what I initially thought I was to share today, I was led to the well known account of Martha and Mary. Most of us will know this story well, Mary sits at Jesus feet listening to Him while Martha is busy serving. Martha becomes disgruntled and
I’ve just come to the end of looking at John’s first epistle with a group of friends and there’s one verse, right at the end that is really searching me and I felt led to share my thoughts. There’s a part of me that always wants to post just positive things but we so need searching too so that we…
Kept! There’s only one thing that keeps each precious child of God and that’s God’s power working in us through the Holy Spirit helping us to exercise our faith to trust in God. We are… ‘kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.’ By God’s power alone we are… Kept
So many of the psalms begin by the writer describing the troubles they’re in and end with praise. It’s as though, as they pour out their heart to God, they feel His presence and their hearts are filled with peace and joy. Psalm 16 is like this. David begins by pleading with God to preserve him, he’s in trouble, he’s
No problem too big, no task impossible, no mountain too high!! ‘If thou canst believe, ALL things arepossible to him that believeth.’ Friend, even your hard thing is not impossible with God! Our God is the God who… ‘divided the sea, and…made the waters to stand as an heap.’ and He can make a way through the impossible for you too.
It’s easy to hear certain phrases that are often repeated in the Bible and yet not pause to fully take them in. There’s a phrase like that, that was said many times in the Bible to the children of Israel but does it include us? ‘I am the LORD thy God.’ We first see it in Exodus 20 where God
Rest! There’s a peace in resting and there’s perfect peace in resting in Christ. The children of Israel wandered in the wilderness for forty years, instead of entering into that promised rest. Why?… ‘They could not enter in because of unbelief.’ They didn’t enter in because they saw the giants of the land and doubted. They looked at the giants
How’s your day been so far Friend? Isn’t it just so easy to let our circumstances affect out day? A grumpy boss, squabbling children, an unkind word, being taken for granted, something not going as we hoped, that spilt coffee, all the things we still have to do getting on top of us and making us impatient at any interruptions?