‘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
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
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
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
Moses had a choice and we have a choice. Who will we live for? Our Self or our Saviour? Moses chose… ‘rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;’ Why? Because he esteemed ‘the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt:’ Friends, it’s so easy to
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?
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
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
How do we love?… ‘My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.’ It’s one thing to say we love God but quite another to walk it out. God doesn’t just want our words, He wants and deserves everything from His children because He gave everything for us. Do you long