The Battle is the Lord’s…

David fought a lion, a bear and a giant and he won every time. It all sounds rather extreme until you add God into the equation. David didn’t fight alone and neither do you child of God. We may live in peace where we live but for the Christian there’s a constant war being waged.Continue reading “The Battle is the Lord’s…”

Rejoice in the Lord…

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’sContinue reading “Rejoice in the Lord…”

His Banner Over Me Was Love…

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 deeperContinue reading “His Banner Over Me Was Love…”

Fullness of Joy…

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Ps 16:11 I decided to really dig into the Hebrew for this verse which is actually only nine Hebrew words, each word being translated into a phrase in English. I’ll putContinue reading “Fullness of Joy…”

What is Your Why?

What is our why? Why do we do what we do? There’s an incident recorded that happened soon after the miracles of the loaves and fishes where Jesus said this… ‘Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.’ The disciple thought Jesus said this because they’d only brought oneContinue reading “What is Your Why?”

Sitting by the Fire…

There’s something cosy about a fire, to sit by it and watch the flames dancing and feel the heat of it warming your body. But it’s of little use to us from a distance, we may be able to admire it if we’re not too far away, but we won’t feel the warmth of it.Continue reading “Sitting by the Fire…”

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?”

Joy and Peace

So many of the psalms begin by the writer describing the troubles they’re in and end with praise. It’s as though, as they pour out their heart to God, they feel His presence and their hearts are filled with peace and joy. Psalm 16 is like this. David begins by pleading with God to preserveContinue reading “Joy and Peace”

How are we coming? 

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 goldenContinue reading “How are we coming? “

Rest!

Rest! There’s a peace in resting and there’s perfect peace in resting in Christ. The children of Israel wandered in the wilderness for forty years, instead of entering into that promised rest. Why?… ‘They could not enter in because of unbelief.’ They didn’t enter in because they saw the giants of the land and doubted.Continue reading “Rest!”