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
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….
David, the most mentioned person in the Bible after Jesus, David who wrote so many psalms, David of who God said ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.’ THIS David knew what it was to be in the wilderness!! David knew that barren place, that ‘dry and
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 –
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
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
Intercession – noun – the action of intervening on behalf of another, the action of saying a prayer on behalf of another. ‘Wherefore he (Jesus) is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.’ To the uttermost!! ‘pantelēs.- translated ‘the uttermost’ also means – completely,
Grace upon grace upon grace! “And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.” Who are all we? Each true believer. So what is this fulness of Christ? The Greek word translated here as fullness, literally means completion. I love that! If we’re a child of God, we have received of Christ’s fullness, of His completion. We’ve
A year ago I bought a packet of Sweet William seeds. I sowed them in trays, watered them, nurtured them and watched them grow through a long hot summer. They thrived in the gentle autumn rains and when the cold of winter came they rested and didn’t grow again until the warmth of spring. Through the winter there were times
How can my life glorify God? What do I do to live a life that glorifies God? Have you ever asked yourself that question? It’s one I’ve often thought about and prayed over. My post is a little different today as these are all the thoughts that came tumbling into my mind as I was praying this morning, asking the
The first half of this verse really stood out to me this morning… ‘Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.’ The Israel of God is each ransomed sinner, each child of God…let each child of God rejoice in him that made him. Is Israel’s God your God Friend? Then
I randomly opened my Bible this morning and the first words my eyes fell on were… ‘He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.’ What a beautiful truth to look at on Valentine’s day friends! This verse is so well known but I wanted to dig a little deeper into the Hebrew today. He
‘These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.. These things… What things had Jesus spoken and to who. Jesus had eaten supper with his disciples and washed their feet, Judas, that would soon betray Him had gone
It’s easy to think of seeking as being something we do before we come to know Jesus as our Saviour but it’s also something we should be doing constantly… ‘Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.’ Here firstly, we’re told to seek the Lord’s strength. Maybe you need it today Friend? As you look ahead, are you
I love the book of Esther. A decree has been made, her people are in danger of being killed and she is the one who must petition the king. But it wasn’t that easy, even as his wife she couldn’t come to him, into the inner court unasked, because unless he held out the golden sceptre to her she would