Sacrifice and Surrender = Joy and Peace

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”

Sacrifice…

‘If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious…’ Have you Friend? Have you tasted a little of His love to you? Have you come to Jesus in all your weakness and need and found in Him a Saviour? ‘To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosenContinue reading “Sacrifice…”

What is God’s purpose for your life?…

What is God’s purpose for my life? What is His will for me? Have you ever asked those questions Friends? There are three passages of scripture that come into my mind when my thoughts go down this road. 1 – ‘Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for THIS is the willContinue reading “What is God’s purpose for your life?…”

Together…

Part 4 ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ The word translated here as ‘take’ also means to lift up, bear, carry, to take upon oneself and carry what has been raised up. The rest we’ve been looking at comes as we’re yoked or joined together with Christ. When His desires become ourContinue reading “Together…”

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…”

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…”

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…”

How do you respond?

If someone insults or hurts us or those we love it’s very easy to react in the heat of the moment unless we’re…’kept by the power of God.’ David is a good example of this. He’d protected Nabal’s shepherds and sheep in the wilderness and later when he had need he sent a peaceful messageContinue reading “How do you respond?”

It’s not always easy!

Submission…How does that word make you feel? Whether it’s submission to your parents, your husband, teachers, leaders etc it’s not always easy. Then there’s submission to God, His commands and His will which includes all of the above. There was a time when submission was really hard for me, especially in marriage, it still isContinue reading “It’s not always easy!”

In our place…

Intercession – noun – the action of intervening on behalf of another, the action of saying a prayer on behalf of another. ‘Wherefore he (Jesus) is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.’ To the uttermost!! ‘pantelēs.- translated ‘theContinue reading “In our place…”