Encouragement in the If Onlys…

If only…. then…. Ah Friends, those if onlys! If only this had or hadn’t happened then things would so different. Sadly this world isn’t perfect, it’s full of the effects of sin and that makes life hard, very hard at times! Martha and Mary knew this, their brother Lazarus was ill, they’d sent for theirContinue reading “Encouragement in the If Onlys…”

Glorifying God in the mundane…

Have you ever wondered how you can glorify God in the mundane of day to day life? How about starting with this… 1 ‘Give thanks unto the Lord; 2 Call upon his name: 3 Make known his deeds among the people. 4 Sing unto him, 5 Sing psalms unto him: 6 Talk ye of allContinue reading “Glorifying God in the mundane…”

Sacrifice…

‘If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious…’ Have you Friend? Have you tasted a little of His love to you? Have you come to Jesus in all your weakness and need and found in Him a Saviour? ‘To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosenContinue reading “Sacrifice…”

What is God’s purpose for your life?…

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 willContinue reading “What is God’s purpose for your life?…”

Easy and light…

Part seven ‘For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Some say that God never gives us more than we can bear but I disagree, I think He does BUT He never gives us more than we can bear through Him, with His grace and help. ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, andContinue reading “Easy and light…”

Learn…

Part five ‘… and learn of me’ ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ Friends this coming and following Jesus doesn’t just join us into an eternal union with Him, He also wants us to learn from Him day by day. Jesus wants us to learn greater and greater depths of God’s goodnessContinue reading “Learn…”

Together…

Part 4 ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ The word translated here as ‘take’ also means to lift up, bear, carry, to take upon oneself and carry what has been raised up. The rest we’ve been looking at comes as we’re yoked or joined together with Christ. When His desires become ourContinue reading “Together…”

Influence

A few thoughts following on from Tuesday’s post We all have a little sphere of influence, our lives either spreading a little of God’s love or not. There’s those at school or college and your life influences your friends and even your teachers. Then those at work you influence your colleagues, the teacher in aContinue reading “Influence”

Poured Out…

Just days before Jesus gave up His life on the cross He was in Simon the leper’s house having a meal with His disciples when a woman came in. She had with her ‘an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head.’ You probably know the story well, Judas and theContinue reading “Poured Out…”

All Grace…

We’re totally unworthy of God’s favour Friends and yet His word is full of rich promises to His people because He’s a loving Heavenly Father and in Christ we are worthy! One that I particularly love is this… ‘And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiencyContinue reading “All Grace…”