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”

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…”

How do you respond?

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 messageContinue reading “How do you respond?”

By love!

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 IContinue reading “By love!”

Think before you speak… How do You Serve Part two…

)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 ourContinue reading “Think before you speak… How do You Serve Part two…”

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?”

Choices…

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:’Continue reading “Choices…”

How’s Your Day Going?

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 makingContinue reading “How’s Your Day Going?”

A man after God’s own heart…

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 theyContinue reading “A man after God’s own heart…”

God Will Provide…

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,Continue reading “God Will Provide…”