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”
Abraham didn’t know why God asked him to offer up his son Isaac. Abraham didn’t understand how God could fulfill His promise if he killed his son through whom God’s promise was to be fulfilled. He didn’t understand why or how but he obeyed regardless! It’s easy to forget that faithful obedience includes obeying whenContinue reading “God Will Provide”
‘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…”
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…”
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…”