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 the chorus of praise to their
‘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 – dearly beloved, well beloved, esteemed,
Friend, cast your burden upon the LORD and He SHALL keep you, He WILL maintain you in His way, He WILL abide in you and you in Him by sweet experience.
Cast your burden on Him and He SHALL bear you up, hold you and carry you through. He WILL nourish you soul and provide everything you need to live a life of obedience that glorifies Him….
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
As I read and prayed over what I was to share today, wherever I turned I read the same thing, God’s judgement on Israel forewarned if they did not turn back to God because they had left His ways and gone in the way of those nations around them… ‘I will judge you in the border of Israel. And ye
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
In Matt 24 the disciples ask Jesus what the signs of His second coming shall be. Jesus tells them and then ends with this… ‘But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.’ So what does it mean to endure? This phrase ‘he that shall endure’, is just one Greek word – hypomenō – it has
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
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 men put their trust under the
Freedom! What a beautiful word, what a beautiful thing, to be free! But in spite of their freedom, the Galatians were picking up their chains again and it troubled Paul. They had been set free from the bondage of the law, as has every born again soul, redeemed by the precious blood of Christ… ‘Wherefore thou art no more a
Are you a fixer? If there’s a problem do you want to just get on and sort it out, fight for what you think is right or do what you can to make sure things go your way?…. Friends, if we know Jesus as our Saviour and are looking to Him, then we don’t need to fight alone, even when we don’t feel God’s presence, He still goes with us…
When I was a girl I was the reluctant one when it came to chores. As time went on I learnt to do them without a fuss but inside I was still grumbling. Now I look back and wonder how I missed the beauty that’s to be found in serving (although there’s still chores I don’t enjoy) but what I’ve