His Banner Over Me Was Love…

I randomly opened my Bible this morning and the first words my eyes fell on were… ‘He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.’ What a beautiful truth to look at on Valentine’s day friends! This verse is so well known but I wanted to dig a little deeperContinue reading “His Banner Over Me Was Love…”

Fullness of Joy…

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Ps 16:11 I decided to really dig into the Hebrew for this verse which is actually only nine Hebrew words, each word being translated into a phrase in English. I’ll putContinue reading “Fullness of Joy…”

Is God in our hard things?

Have you ever thought, how can God be in this, how can he ever work this together for my good? Friends, God has given us all the ability to make choices, sometimes we make bad choices or others make bad choices and they affect us and God in His permissive will, allows hard things toContinue reading “Is God in our hard things?”

These Things…

‘These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.. These things… What things had Jesus spoken and to who. Jesus had eaten supper with his disciples and washed their feet, Judas, that wouldContinue reading “These Things…”

Sitting by the Fire…

There’s something cosy about a fire, to sit by it and watch the flames dancing and feel the heat of it warming your body. But it’s of little use to us from a distance, we may be able to admire it if we’re not too far away, but we won’t feel the warmth of it.Continue reading “Sitting by the Fire…”

Together…

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, JesusContinue reading “Together…”

Joy, Pleasure, Life….

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.’Continue reading “Joy, Pleasure, Life….”

Thoughts Whirling Around at a Dizzying Rate?…

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 busyContinue reading “Thoughts Whirling Around at a Dizzying Rate?…”

What are We Longing For?

I’ve just come to the end of looking at John’s first epistle with a group of friends and there’s one verse, right at the end that is really searching me and I felt led to share my thoughts. There’s a part of me that always wants to post just positive things but we so needContinue reading “What are We Longing For?”

Joy and Peace

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 preserveContinue reading “Joy and Peace”