Part 2 Continued from yesterday… Who are these needy souls to come to? ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest….’ Jesus doesn’t just say come, He says says come unto ME! Come UNTO me. Draw near, come right close, don’t stand lingering at a distance but come unto Jesus Friend.
Fight… I love the account of the armour of God (Eph 6) and all that God gives us to protect us and to help us defend ourselves against spiritual attack but right at the end we have two offensive weapons, two weapons that we can use not only to defend ourselves but to attack the enemy of our souls. First
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 the disciples are critical, see it
As I was reading in Corinthians this morning I began to wonder how many of us had set goals this year? Things we wanted to focus on, areas we wanted to grow in etc. We’re now a third of the way through the year and life is looking very different to what any of us could have anticipated. So has
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 –
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
Have you ever done a spot the difference puzzle? There are two pictures that at first glance appear identical but as look harder you notice subtle differences. Something not in the right place, out of line or missing altogether. As you find each difference you circle it to highlight it. This puzzle made me think of God’s word. In the
‘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 thy soul, and with all thy
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
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 is at times but over the
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
Do you ever feel like a hamster on a wheel? Busy with this or that all day long, round and around, sometimes seeming to achieve little other than wear yourself out? Then crashing at the end of the day, trying to relax, maybe hoping to lose yourself for a while, maybe in a good book or by scrolling social media?
Impossible shouldn’t be in the believers vocabulary… ‘for with God all things are possible.’ Do you have big prayers? Then pray then, pray them in faith, believing for with God ALL things are possible! Yes, all things are according to God’s will, Yes, God knows the beginning from the end and He decreed it before the world began but prayer
David fought a lion, a bear and a giant and he won every time. It all sounds rather extreme until you add God into the equation. David didn’t fight alone and neither do you child of God. We may live in peace where we live but for the Christian there’s a constant war being waged. The enemies of our soul,
The first half of this verse really stood out to me this morning… ‘Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.’ The Israel of God is each ransomed sinner, each child of God…let each child of God rejoice in him that made him. Is Israel’s God your God Friend? Then