Spot the difference…

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 thinkContinue reading “Spot the difference…”

Ask for the Old Paths…

As I read and prayed over what I was to share today, wherever I turned I read the same thing, God’s judgement on Israel forewarned if they did not turn back to God because they had left His ways and gone in the way of those nations around them… ‘I will judge you in theContinue reading “Ask for the Old Paths…”

Obedience takes courage…

Joshua is old, the tribes of Israel have been given their boundaries and he calls the people together to tell them that he’s… ‘divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes…’ and tells them that God will keep His promise to drive these nations out but asContinue reading “Obedience takes courage…”

How do you respond?

If someone insults or hurts us or those we love it’s very easy to react in the heat of the moment unless we’re…’kept by the power of God.’ David is a good example of this. He’d protected Nabal’s shepherds and sheep in the wilderness and later when he had need he sent a peaceful messageContinue reading “How do you respond?”

New!

What does Paul mean when he says to put on the new man?… ‘…put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” When a person is born again they can say with Paul… ‘I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:Continue reading “New!”

Freedom!

Freedom! What a beautiful word, what a beautiful thing, to be free! But in spite of their freedom, the Galatians were picking up their chains again and it troubled Paul. They had been set free from the bondage of the law, as has every born again soul, redeemed by the precious blood of Christ… ‘WhereforeContinue reading “Freedom!”

By love!

When I was a girl I was the reluctant one when it came to chores. As time went on I learnt to do them without a fuss but inside I was still grumbling. Now I look back and wonder how I missed the beauty that’s to be found in serving (although there’s still chores IContinue reading “By love!”

Grace upon grace…

Grace upon grace upon grace! “And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.” Who are all we? Each true believer. So what is this fulness of Christ? The Greek word translated here as fullness, literally means completion. I love that! If we’re a child of God, we have received of Christ’sContinue reading “Grace upon grace…”

YOU can’t … But God CAN!

God has promised to supply all our need… ‘But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.’ It’s easy to think of that verse meaning just our physical needs but this encompasses so much more than that. God will supply not only our physical needs but ourContinue reading “YOU can’t … But God CAN!”

What is Your Why?

What is our why? Why do we do what we do? There’s an incident recorded that happened soon after the miracles of the loaves and fishes where Jesus said this… ‘Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.’ The disciple thought Jesus said this because they’d only brought oneContinue reading “What is Your Why?”