If someone insults or hurts us or those we love it’s very easy to react in the heat of the moment unless we’re…’kept by the power of God.’ David is a good example of this. He’d protected Nabal’s shepherds and sheep in the wilderness and later when he had need he sent a peaceful message to Nabal asking if he
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
)These thoughts are following on from Saturday’s post and are based on this scripture)… ‘By love serve one another.’ How can we serve by the words that we speak? Friends, there’s more to what we say than just the words. There’s the tone of voice we use and also what our words imply. Do our words give life? ‘A word
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 need searching too so that we…
Moses had a choice and we have a choice. Who will we live for? Our Self or our Saviour? Moses chose… ‘rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;’ Why? Because he esteemed ‘the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt:’ Friends, it’s so easy to
How’s your day been so far Friend? Isn’t it just so easy to let our circumstances affect out day? A grumpy boss, squabbling children, an unkind word, being taken for granted, something not going as we hoped, that spilt coffee, all the things we still have to do getting on top of us and making us impatient at any interruptions?
When we look at those in the Bible who loved the Lord, those like David about who God said…’I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.’… It’s so easy to feel not enough, to feel that our lives are far from what they should be. I certainly do
GOD KNOWS! God knows what we need, Jesus told us that… ‘your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.’.. BUT in spite of all your need, in spite of all that needs to be done, in spite of all that clamours for your attention… ‘seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;…’ Put God
Do you long to grow in grace and in the knowledge of God? Peter begins his second epistle to believers with this… ‘Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,’ And he ends it with this… ‘But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Living a life that glorifies God doesn’t mean we have to do big things. Our lives glorify God each time we LEAN on Him instead of doing things in our own strength. When we’re exhausted and don’t know how to continue and we look to God for help and God gives us that strength we need to continue, He is
If……’we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.’ Hebrews 10:10. what does Peter then mean by these spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God? in 1 Peter 2:5? ‘Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.’