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”

Goals in a Changing World

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 usContinue reading “Goals in a Changing World”

Early in the Morning…

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 theContinue reading “Early in the Morning…”

It’s not always easy!

Submission…How does that word make you feel? Whether it’s submission to your parents, your husband, teachers, leaders etc it’s not always easy. Then there’s submission to God, His commands and His will which includes all of the above. There was a time when submission was really hard for me, especially in marriage, it still isContinue reading “It’s not always easy!”

In our place…

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 ‘theContinue reading “In our place…”

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!”

He Giveth More Grace…

Friends, life can get overwhelming but however hard things may be, we have everything we need in Christ. We are surrounded by God’s goodness to us. Most of us have family and friends, food and a home to live in and so much more. Following Jesus isn’t hard Friends, those commands in the Bible aren’tContinue reading “He Giveth More Grace…”

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…”

Are You Listening?… How do You Serve Part one….

How do we serve others? Paul tells us to serve each other by love… ‘by love serve one another.’ There are many practical ways we can lovingly serve others but as I was reading this passage I thought of two less obvious ways we can serve. We can serve with our ears and with ourContinue reading “Are You Listening?… How do You Serve Part one….”

How Can My Life Glorify God?

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 wasContinue reading “How Can My Life Glorify God?”