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”
‘Goodness and mercy’! These three words keep running through my mind so I thought I’d dig a bit deeper with you today. ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.’ I’m sure most of us are very familiarContinue reading “Goodness and Mercy…”
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”
Peace, perfect peace! Isn’t it what, in some way or other we all are striving for? Is it possible? Yes! ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.’ Who will be kept in perfect peace? The one whose mind is stayed on God, resting andContinue reading “Perfect Peace in Christ”
There’s no greater joy here on earth than to experience the sweetness of His lips and the love of His words!
True Sabbath rest is to be found in Christ. Lean into that abiding place each true believer has in Jesus.
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…”
Jesus ‘went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.’ You’ve probably read this many times but look again, we don’t read of any hesitation by the disciples, Jesus commanded, they simply obeyed! Yes, they were HisContinue reading “Peace, Be Still…”
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…”
‘Rejoice evermore!’ A simple commands, just two words but there are times in our lives when rejoicing feels impossible so why would God tell us to rejoice for evermore? Because my Friend, although this is impossible in our own strength it is possible through Christ. So does this mean we have to pretend to beContinue reading “Although… yet I will rejoice!”