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.”

God Will Provide

Abraham didn’t know why God asked him to offer up his son Isaac. Abraham didn’t understand how God could fulfill His promise if he killed his son through whom God’s promise was to be fulfilled. He didn’t understand why or how but he obeyed regardless! It’s easy to forget that faithful obedience includes obeying whenContinue reading “God Will Provide”

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…”

Encouragement in the waiting…

However old we are waiting is hard and waiting patiently is even harder! I wonder how many of us have prayers that we’re still waiting for the answers to? But we’re not the only ones waiting… ‘therefore will the LORD wait…’ When our prayers aren’t answered straight away God is waiting too! He’s waiting forContinue reading “Encouragement in the waiting…”

Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away…

There’s no greater joy here on earth than to experience the sweetness of His lips and the love of His words!

Encouragement in the If Onlys…

If only…. then…. Ah Friends, those if onlys! If only this had or hadn’t happened then things would so different. Sadly this world isn’t perfect, it’s full of the effects of sin and that makes life hard, very hard at times! Martha and Mary knew this, their brother Lazarus was ill, they’d sent for theirContinue reading “Encouragement in the If Onlys…”

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…”

What If…

It’s so easy at the moment to get bogged down with the what ifs and the whys! Many of us are wondering how restricted our holidays and celebrations will be this year and what we’re going to do about it, some may be wondering what the future holds, others think persecution isn’t far off, someContinue reading “What If…”