Sacrifice and Surrender = Joy and Peace

I started reading 1 Corinthians but didn’t get any further than this description of who Paul was writing to ‘to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…’ ‘Sanctified’. ‘Called to be saints!!’ So I dug a bit deeper, what exactly does it mean to be sanctified and a saint? Sanctified –Continue reading “Sacrifice and Surrender = Joy and Peace”

David and Goliath, Faith in a mighty God.

I’m sure you all know the account of David and Goliath well. A giant challenging the Israel army and none brave enough to accept the challenge except a young shepherd boy! But what made David brave enough to set aside Saul’s armour and go out against Goliath armed with just a sling and a fewContinue reading “David and Goliath, Faith in a mighty God.”

Goodness and Mercy…

‘Goodness and mercy’! These three words keep running through my mind so I thought I’d dig a bit deeper with you today. ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.’ I’m sure most of us are very familiarContinue reading “Goodness and Mercy…”

Glorifying God in the mundane…

Have you ever wondered how you can glorify God in the mundane of day to day life? How about starting with this… 1 ‘Give thanks unto the Lord; 2 Call upon his name: 3 Make known his deeds among the people. 4 Sing unto him, 5 Sing psalms unto him: 6 Talk ye of allContinue reading “Glorifying God in the mundane…”

God is sufficient…

As many of you know I have multiple chronic illnesses which leave me with very little energy and getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas break felt really daunting this year! But God is so good and faithful because when I opened my Bible randomly first thing this morning I saw this…Continue reading “God is sufficient…”

Sacrifice…

‘If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious…’ Have you Friend? Have you tasted a little of His love to you? Have you come to Jesus in all your weakness and need and found in Him a Saviour? ‘To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosenContinue reading “Sacrifice…”

Easy and light…

Part seven ‘For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Some say that God never gives us more than we can bear but I disagree, I think He does BUT He never gives us more than we can bear through Him, with His grace and help. ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, andContinue reading “Easy and light…”

Together…

Part 4 ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ The word translated here as ‘take’ also means to lift up, bear, carry, to take upon oneself and carry what has been raised up. The rest we’ve been looking at comes as we’re yoked or joined together with Christ. When His desires become ourContinue reading “Together…”

Are you Fighting?…

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 theContinue reading “Are you Fighting?…”

Influence

A few thoughts following on from Tuesday’s post We all have a little sphere of influence, our lives either spreading a little of God’s love or not. There’s those at school or college and your life influences your friends and even your teachers. Then those at work you influence your colleagues, the teacher in aContinue reading “Influence”