‘Rejoice evermore!’ A simple commands, just two words but there are times in our lives when rejoicing feels impossible so why would God tell us to rejoice for evermore? Because my Friend, although this is impossible in our own strength it is possible through Christ. So does this mean we have to pretend to be happy when things are hard
When I woke up this morning these well known words came into my mind… ‘Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.’ Here believers are told not to fear and why,
What is God’s purpose for my life? What is His will for me? Have you ever asked those questions Friends? There are three passages of scripture that come into my mind when my thoughts go down this road. 1 – ‘Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for THIS is the will of God in Christ Jesus
Fight… I love the account of the armour of God (Eph 6) and all that God gives us to protect us and to help us defend ourselves against spiritual attack but right at the end we have two offensive weapons, two weapons that we can use not only to defend ourselves but to attack the enemy of our souls. First
The first few chapters of Zechariah’s prophesy talk about his visions but before that he has a message from God, from ‘the Lord of hosts’. This phrase must be important as it’s repeated and repetition was the way they emphasised a point in those days!… ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts,
Have you ever really paused to think what it means to be created in God’s image? Because in… ‘the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;’ We were created to be image bearers. So why do our lives, our thoughts, our words, our actions, so often reflect everything but God? Because sin has defiled
In psalm 54, David has just been betrayed and he pours out his troubles to God, pleading with Him to save him. Then you get to the end of verse 3 and you find the word Selah! David pauses, imagine him, once again his life is in danger, he’s poured it all out to the Lord and then he pauses,
Jesus ‘must needs go through Samaria.’ Jesus needs to go through Samaria, why? Because there were many souls in Samaria to be saved and blessed. Friends, we must needs go through certain things in our lives, often hard things, why? Because God knows we NEED them! We sin, we fall, we wander, we get lukewarm and God in His love
Friend, cast your burden upon the LORD and He SHALL keep you, He WILL maintain you in His way, He WILL abide in you and you in Him by sweet experience.
Cast your burden on Him and He SHALL bear you up, hold you and carry you through. He WILL nourish you soul and provide everything you need to live a life of obedience that glorifies Him….
David, the most mentioned person in the Bible after Jesus, David who wrote so many psalms, David of who God said ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.’ THIS David knew what it was to be in the wilderness!! David knew that barren place, that ‘dry and
There are times when our lives, those things going on, decisions we have to make, our spiritual state, so many things, feel overwhelming. But where does this overwhelm lead you Friend? Do you cry out with David?… ‘From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is
The bible is full of commands, it tells us from beginning to end how to live a life that glorifies God and yet God warns us against a religion that’s all about following a list of rules so what’s the difference? It’s our hearts Friends. Paul cautions the Jews about hypocrisy, to not just keeping the laws outwardly but with
There are so many emotions in the Christian’s pathway. We may be going through this day feeling overwhelmed… BUT GOD! Or maybe there’s something ahead that you dread… BUT GOD! Or you feel so worthless and sinful… BUT GOD! Or the storm rages around you and you fear you’ll drown… BUT GOD! Or you feel such a failure… BUT GOD!
Have you ever done a spot the difference puzzle? There are two pictures that at first glance appear identical but as look harder you notice subtle differences. Something not in the right place, out of line or missing altogether. As you find each difference you circle it to highlight it. This puzzle made me think of God’s word. In the