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”

Encouragement in the If Onlys…

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…”

Peace, Be Still…

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…”

Easy and light…

Part seven ‘For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Some say that God never gives us more than we can bear but I disagree, I think He does BUT He never gives us more than we can bear through Him, with His grace and help. ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, andContinue reading “Easy and light…”

Meek and lowly…

Part six ‘For I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.’ What a beautiful description of Jesus! ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek andContinue reading “Meek and lowly…”

Weary?…

Part 3 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. This invitation to come to Him that Jesus gives is to weary, burdened souls. ‘Ye that labour,’ comes from the Greek word – kopiao – to feel fatigue, toil, be wearied, labour with wearisome effort, exhausted.Continue reading “Weary?…”

Come…

It’s so good to be back posting after my break 😊 I had some lovely times with God as I studied and meditated on His word during those weeks, especially the time I spent looking at the well known verses at end of Matt 11 phrase by phrase and thought I’d share a few thoughtsContinue reading “Come…”

Emphasis…

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 readContinue reading “Emphasis…”

Poured Out…

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 theContinue reading “Poured Out…”