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
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!
‘Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.’ How do we bear one another’s burdens? Primarily in prayer and then in practical ways if we’re able. In this we fulfill the law of Christ. What law?… ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
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 message to Nabal asking if he
In Matt 24 the disciples ask Jesus what the signs of His second coming shall be. Jesus tells them and then ends with this… ‘But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.’ So what does it mean to endure? This phrase ‘he that shall endure’, is just one Greek word – hypomenō – it has
A friend mentioned a verse yesterday when we were talking about fighting the devil… ‘Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’ Then when I opened my Bible this morning, there it was, following on from a verse I mentioned in my post yesterday. (He giveth more grace!) Little did I know that within the hour I’d be needing
Life isn’t always easy, troubles come and for the child of God there’s also the attacks of Satan… BUT there’s also the loving care of our Heavenly Father and like David did, we can put our trust in Him and say with David… “How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the
There are many times when we long for a bit of peace. Sometimes just in the day to day busyness of life, longing for a moment or two to pause and rest. Then there are times of great trial when our minds are in a whirl, trying to work out solutions or wondering how we’ll get through this hard thing,
Are you a fixer? If there’s a problem do you want to just get on and sort it out, fight for what you think is right or do what you can to make sure things go your way?…. Friends, if we know Jesus as our Saviour and are looking to Him, then we don’t need to fight alone, even when we don’t feel God’s presence, He still goes with us…
There’s a beautiful prayer of Moses in psalm 90. In verse 14 he prays this… “O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” What a wonderful desire! I decided to dig a bit deeper today and look at all the meanings for the six Hebrew words that make up this verse…
A year ago I bought a packet of Sweet William seeds. I sowed them in trays, watered them, nurtured them and watched them grow through a long hot summer. They thrived in the gentle autumn rains and when the cold of winter came they rested and didn’t grow again until the warmth of spring. Through the winter there were times
Friends, life can get overwhelming but however hard things may be, we have everything we need in Christ. We are surrounded by God’s goodness to us. Most of us have family and friends, food and a home to live in and so much more. Following Jesus isn’t hard Friends, those commands in the Bible aren’t just a list of rules