‘Rejoice evermore!’ A simple commands, just two words but there are times in our lives when rejoicing feels impossible so why would God tell us to rejoice for evermore? Because my Friend, although this is impossible in our own strength it is possible through Christ. So does this mean we have to pretend to be happy when things are hard
What is God’s purpose for my life? What is His will for me? Have you ever asked those questions Friends? There are three passages of scripture that come into my mind when my thoughts go down this road. 1 – ‘Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for THIS is the will of God in Christ Jesus
Part seven ‘For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Some say that God never gives us more than we can bear but I disagree, I think He does BUT He never gives us more than we can bear through Him, with His grace and help. ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: Here
Part five ‘… and learn of me’ ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ Friends this coming and following Jesus doesn’t just join us into an eternal union with Him, He also wants us to learn from Him day by day. Jesus wants us to learn greater and greater depths of God’s goodness and holiness, justice and mercy.
Part 4 ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ The word translated here as ‘take’ also means to lift up, bear, carry, to take upon oneself and carry what has been raised up. The rest we’ve been looking at comes as we’re yoked or joined together with Christ. When His desires become our desires and His ways our
Part 3 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. This invitation to come to Him that Jesus gives is to weary, burdened souls. ‘Ye that labour,’ comes from the Greek word – kopiao – to feel fatigue, toil, be wearied, labour with wearisome effort, exhausted. ‘Are heavy laden’ – phortizo
Part 2 Continued from yesterday… Who are these needy souls to come to? ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest….’ Jesus doesn’t just say come, He says says come unto ME! Come UNTO me. Draw near, come right close, don’t stand lingering at a distance but come unto Jesus Friend.
It’s so good to be back posting after my break 😊 I had some lovely times with God as I studied and meditated on His word during those weeks, especially the time I spent looking at the well known verses at end of Matt 11 phrase by phrase and thought I’d share a few thoughts with you on it this
Fight… I love the account of the armour of God (Eph 6) and all that God gives us to protect us and to help us defend ourselves against spiritual attack but right at the end we have two offensive weapons, two weapons that we can use not only to defend ourselves but to attack the enemy of our souls. First
This blog is a combination of four days Instagram posts… Part One It’s easy to become so familiar with well known scriptures that we don’t really pause to take them in. I wanted to share with you today something that I do when I really want to take a verse in and that’s to read it putting the emphasis on
A few thoughts following on from Tuesday’s post We all have a little sphere of influence, our lives either spreading a little of God’s love or not. There’s those at school or college and your life influences your friends and even your teachers. Then those at work you influence your colleagues, the teacher in a classroom has thirty souls, her
Have you ever really paused to think what it means to be created in God’s image? Because in… ‘the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;’ We were created to be image bearers. So why do our lives, our thoughts, our words, our actions, so often reflect everything but God? Because sin has defiled
In psalm 54, David has just been betrayed and he pours out his troubles to God, pleading with Him to save him. Then you get to the end of verse 3 and you find the word Selah! David pauses, imagine him, once again his life is in danger, he’s poured it all out to the Lord and then he pauses,
We’re totally unworthy of God’s favour Friends and yet His word is full of rich promises to His people because He’s a loving Heavenly Father and in Christ we are worthy! One that I particularly love is this… ‘And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound
As I was reading in Corinthians this morning I began to wonder how many of us had set goals this year? Things we wanted to focus on, areas we wanted to grow in etc. We’re now a third of the way through the year and life is looking very different to what any of us could have anticipated. So has