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
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….
David, the most mentioned person in the Bible after Jesus, David who wrote so many psalms, David of who God said ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.’ THIS David knew what it was to be in the wilderness!! David knew that barren place, that ‘dry and
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 of one’s own interest. Called –
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!
As I was reading these words… ‘Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name….’ my thoughts went to the shepherds and the wise men. They laid everything aside to go to worship and adore the Lord Jesus Christ! Friends, shall we too make an effort to go as these shepherds and wise
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 as well as the promise there’s
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
What does Paul mean when he says to put on the new man?… ‘…put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” When a person is born again they can say with Paul… ‘I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I
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
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…
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 ‘the uttermost’ also means – completely,
Grace upon grace upon grace! “And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.” Who are all we? Each true believer. So what is this fulness of Christ? The Greek word translated here as fullness, literally means completion. I love that! If we’re a child of God, we have received of Christ’s fullness, of His completion. We’ve
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