Never Alone!…. ‘So they two went until they came to Bethlehem.’ Naomi and Ruth, they walked together, not alone! ‘So they two went…’ Friend, it’s the Christian and Christ. It’s the sinner fleeing to Christ for refuge, coming to God through Him because… ‘if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he
Joy, pleasure, life…. What do you think of when you read those words Friend? Do your thoughts go up to God or to the world around you? David could say this… ‘Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.’ ‘Thou WILT shew me the
Stressed? Anxious? Busy? As I was sitting with my Bible this morning, instead of what I initially thought I was to share today, I was led to the well known account of Martha and Mary. Most of us will know this story well, Mary sits at Jesus feet listening to Him while Martha is busy serving. Martha becomes disgruntled and
Kept! There’s only one thing that keeps each precious child of God and that’s God’s power working in us through the Holy Spirit helping us to exercise our faith to trust in God. We are… ‘kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.’ By God’s power alone we are… Kept
It’s easy to think of seeking as being something we do before we come to know Jesus as our Saviour but it’s also something we should be doing constantly… ‘Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.’ Here firstly, we’re told to seek the Lord’s strength. Maybe you need it today Friend? As you look ahead, are you
So many of the psalms begin by the writer describing the troubles they’re in and end with praise. It’s as though, as they pour out their heart to God, they feel His presence and their hearts are filled with peace and joy. Psalm 16 is like this. David begins by pleading with God to preserve him, he’s in trouble, he’s
I love the book of Esther. A decree has been made, her people are in danger of being killed and she is the one who must petition the king. But it wasn’t that easy, even as his wife she couldn’t come to him, into the inner court unasked, because unless he held out the golden sceptre to her she would
No problem too big, no task impossible, no mountain too high!! ‘If thou canst believe, ALL things arepossible to him that believeth.’ Friend, even your hard thing is not impossible with God! Our God is the God who… ‘divided the sea, and…made the waters to stand as an heap.’ and He can make a way through the impossible for you too.
It’s easy to hear certain phrases that are often repeated in the Bible and yet not pause to fully take them in. There’s a phrase like that, that was said many times in the Bible to the children of Israel but does it include us? ‘I am the LORD thy God.’ We first see it in Exodus 20 where God
Rest! There’s a peace in resting and there’s perfect peace in resting in Christ. The children of Israel wandered in the wilderness for forty years, instead of entering into that promised rest. Why?… ‘They could not enter in because of unbelief.’ They didn’t enter in because they saw the giants of the land and doubted. They looked at the giants
In John’s introduction to his first letter he says that he writes these things ‘that your joy may be full’ What things? The things that he has handled, heard and seen of Jesus, the things that John writes about in the coming verses. This statement is very similar to Jesus’ words in John 15:11 as he is spending His last
Why do we try to do what’s right? Is it because that’s the way we were brought up? Is it because we want to be a good Christian? Or is it out of an overflow of love to the One who bore our punishment? When we are called by grace, when our sins are forgiven, we are not freed from
How’s your day been so far Friend? Isn’t it just so easy to let our circumstances affect out day? A grumpy boss, squabbling children, an unkind word, being taken for granted, something not going as we hoped, that spilt coffee, all the things we still have to do getting on top of us and making us impatient at any interruptions?
When we look at those in the Bible who loved the Lord, those like David about who God said…’I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.’… It’s so easy to feel not enough, to feel that our lives are far from what they should be. I certainly do
Liberty……freedom…. What comes to mind when you hear these words? Is it that you’re free to do as you please? Jesus tells us that… ‘the truth will make you free’ and Paul exhorts us to…. ‘Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.’ We are freed