This blog is a combination of four days Instagram posts… Part One It’s easy to become so familiar with well known scriptures that we don’t really pause to take them in. I wanted to share with you today something that I do when I really want to take a verse in and that’s to read it putting the emphasis on
Just days before Jesus gave up His life on the cross He was in Simon the leper’s house having a meal with His disciples when a woman came in. She had with her ‘an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head.’ You probably know the story well, Judas and the disciples are critical, see it
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 the chorus of praise to their
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….
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!
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 think of God’s word. In the
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
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,
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… ‘Wherefore thou art no more a
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…
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