Sacrifice and Surrender = Joy and Peace

I started reading 1 Corinthians but didn’t get any further than this description of who Paul was writing to ‘to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…’ ‘Sanctified’. ‘Called to be saints!!’ So I dug a bit deeper, what exactly does it mean to be sanctified and a saint? Sanctified –Continue reading “Sacrifice and Surrender = Joy and Peace”

They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength

As I stood looking out at the pink tinged clouds yesterday morning while thinking about God’s faithfulness, I spotted a cloud that looked a bit like an eagle and it reminded me of these words… ‘they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shallContinue reading “They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength”

What If…

It’s so easy at the moment to get bogged down with the what ifs and the whys! Many of us are wondering how restricted our holidays and celebrations will be this year and what we’re going to do about it, some may be wondering what the future holds, others think persecution isn’t far off, someContinue reading “What If…”

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…”

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…”

Love One Another…

‘Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.’ So what is this love of God that believers are to love one another with? Let’s dig a little deeper… ‘Beloved, let us love’ is translated from two Greek words agapētos –Continue reading “Love One Another…”

Heart service or lip service?

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 keepingContinue reading “Heart service or lip service?”