When my Heart is Overwhelmed…

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 meContinue reading “When my Heart is Overwhelmed…”

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?”

A servant…

I started to look at Romans this morning but I didn’t get further than the first verse, there’s so much in those first few words… ‘Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,’ A servant – doulos – one devoted to another to the disregard ofContinue reading “A servant…”

What manner of man is this?

‘The men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’ How often do we marvel at the greatness of our God and the wonder at the beauty of Jesus? Friends, we may call ourselves Christians or followers of Christ but who is this God man thatContinue reading “What manner of man is this?”

Too busy?

It’s such a busy time of year for many of us and when we look at all there is to do, it’s so easy to think we don’t have time to pray today but if we take our eyes from the here and now for just a moment and turn them to eternity instead, friends,Continue reading “Too busy?”

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…”

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens…

‘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 thyContinue reading “Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens…”

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…”

On a journey?

Jesus said… ‘I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’ The light of life! Are you following it Friend? Jesus is the only light that lights the path that leads to eternal life, all others lead to death. So, howContinue reading “On a journey?”

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…”