The outcome of Jesus’ ministry on earth was that he returned to heaven victorious. He had expressed faith and love and the reward was glory. The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give! Psalm 21:1 This rejoicing is in the immediate aftermath of the cross! We … More Victory at the cross
How do we relate with those who have hurt us? Most focus on the person and the offence. What happens when we bring in Jesus’ perspective. Paul wrote a letter to Philemon, whose slave had run away to Paul and through Paul had come to faith. He sends the slave back with an appeal to … More Brothers who hurt us
For years I have observed Christians shut down by the vehement anger of others that falsely accuses in order to silence its own conscience. Pass through, pass through the gates! The Lord encourages us to go out. Despite our fears, we are called to leave the safety of our stronghold. Prepare the way for the … More Prepare the way
Who are obstacles God clears away? God says, “Rebuild the road! Clear away the rocks and stones so my people can return from captivity.” Isaiah 57:14 Stones in the Bible often symbolise people, in this case obstacles to true freedom. The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I … More Obstacles to freedom
Love can only be demonstrated when life throws us challenges. Jesus demonstrated his to the very end. … More Easter Love
In picking up life’s pieces, we show Jesus’ love … More Love revealed
Many who made a commitment to Christ when children have abandoned the faith. Is a time approaching when the Lord will restore them? … More Awake! Awake!
When things are going wrong, we go to our source of strength – I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? [Psalm 121:1] Everyone has their mountains from which they expect help. For some it is money, for others, alliances with powerful people, for others it is in their personality. My help … More What do I trust in?
Not many believe we are captives – how could we be in such affluence! However, we know we need Jesus to comfort us. … More Change coming?
It feels pointless when prayer is getting nowhere, and yet I sense the Lord asking me to pray. It is just going through the motions, so why persist? Then I read – Have mercy on me, O God, … wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:1-2 Being unaware of … More Prayer going nowhere