Encouragement in the waiting…

However old we are waiting is hard and waiting patiently is even harder! I wonder how many of us have prayers that we’re still waiting for the answers to? But we’re not the only ones waiting… ‘therefore will the LORD wait…’ When our prayers aren’t answered straight away God is waiting too! He’s waiting forContinue reading “Encouragement in the waiting…”

Negative thinking…

It’s so easy to get into negative talking or thinking about others especially at the moment with so many different opinions flying around, I found myself spiralling into it yesterday but Friends this is all part of the battle!! How quickly we forget that there’s constantly an unseen war being fought, battles far more fierceContinue reading “Negative thinking…”

Fear not…

When I woke up this morning these well known words came into my mind… ‘Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.’ Here believers are toldContinue reading “Fear not…”

Are you Fighting?…

Fight… I love the account of the armour of God (Eph 6) and all that God gives us to protect us and to help us defend ourselves against spiritual attack but right at the end we have two offensive weapons, two weapons that we can use not only to defend ourselves but to attack theContinue reading “Are you Fighting?…”

More than Conquerors

The first few chapters of Zechariah’s prophesy talk about his visions but before that he has a message from God, from ‘the Lord of hosts’. This phrase must be important as it’s repeated and repetition was the way they emphasised a point in those days!… ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me,Continue reading “More than Conquerors”

Early in the Morning…

I couldn’t sleep early this morning and as I lay there wrestling through some things in prayer the birds began to sing. So I got up, bundled up in a couple of blankets and watched the morning come. First the blackbirds sang and then as it got lighter more and more birds joined in theContinue reading “Early in the Morning…”

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…”

Rest…

Do you ever feel like a hamster on a wheel? Busy with this or that all day long, round and around, sometimes seeming to achieve little other than wear yourself out? Then crashing at the end of the day, trying to relax, maybe hoping to lose yourself for a while, maybe in a good bookContinue reading “Rest…”