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?
Are you overwhelmed Friend? Are you looking at the days and weeks ahead and wondering however you’ll get through? David was there in Psalm 61 but where did it lead him?… ‘When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.’ It led him to cry out for The Rock Christ Jesus. Friends, is this
When we look at those in the Bible who loved the Lord, those like David about who God said…’I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.’… It’s so easy to feel not enough, to feel that our lives are far from what they should be. I certainly do
Do you long for more grace and peace Friend? Grace to be Christlike on the hardest of days and peace whatever your circumstances may look like? Surely this is where we will find true joy. Peter says… ‘Grace and peace be multiplied unto you…’ Is this what we’re longing for? If so, then how do we get this peace and
Liberty……freedom…. What comes to mind when you hear these words? Is it that you’re free to do as you please? Jesus tells us that… ‘the truth will make you free’ and Paul exhorts us to…. ‘Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.’ We are freed
Do we DELIGHT to do God’s will? Can we say with David… ‘I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.’ If I’m totally honest I don’t always delight to do God’s will. I love the Lord and want so much to please Him and yet there are those times when I hesitate
GOD KNOWS! God knows what we need, Jesus told us that… ‘your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.’.. BUT in spite of all your need, in spite of all that needs to be done, in spite of all that clamours for your attention… ‘seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;…’ Put God