Encouragement in the waiting…

However old we are waiting is hard and waiting patiently is even harder! I wonder how many of us have prayers that we’re still waiting for the answers to? But we’re not the only ones waiting… ‘therefore will the LORD wait…’ When our prayers aren’t answered straight away God is waiting too! He’s waiting forContinue reading “Encouragement in the waiting…”

Made in God’s image…

Have you ever really paused to think what it means to be created in God’s image? Because in… ‘the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;’ We were created to be image bearers. So why do our lives, our thoughts, our words, our actions, so often reflect everything butContinue reading “Made in God’s image…”

Goals in a Changing World

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 usContinue reading “Goals in a Changing World”

Early in the Morning…

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 theContinue reading “Early in the Morning…”

Love One Another…

‘Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.’ So what is this love of God that believers are to love one another with? Let’s dig a little deeper… ‘Beloved, let us love’ is translated from two Greek words agapētos –Continue reading “Love One Another…”

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…”

Bless the Lord…

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 goContinue reading “Bless the Lord…”

Shelter…

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 menContinue reading “Shelter…”

Sweet Williams!

A year ago I bought a packet of Sweet William seeds. I sowed them in trays, watered them, nurtured them and watched them grow through a long hot summer. They thrived in the gentle autumn rains and when the cold of winter came they rested and didn’t grow again until the warmth of spring. ThroughContinue reading “Sweet Williams!”

Rest…

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 bookContinue reading “Rest…”