Coronavirus has brought fear into the open – fear of death, fear for fragile family members, fear of running out of food and supplies, fear of economic hardship, … Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, Isaiah 60:2 The response to Coronavirus is a spreading darkness; dark because fear supresses … More Arise above fear
How do we get to heights with God? “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. Isaiah 57:15 Some trust in their approaches to gods through going to spiritual places and performing spiritual exercises, the Lord says that the ones he is looking for are those who … More Want the height? Go down!
Why are God’s people succumbing to spiritual attacks? … Come, wild animals of the forest! Come and devour my people! Isaiah 56:9 We have cut down the defences against evil and have become an open target. For the leaders of my people … are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no … More Why all the evil?
How do we measure praise? See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. Isaiah 52:13 Jesus is the greatest. How did he prosper? But many were amazed when they saw him. His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human, and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man. Isaiah … More Living for praise?
We live in turbulent times with messages of fear. The fruit of these messages is anger, attempts to control people and ultimately, hatred. Jesus speaks into this, I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. John 14:27 What a contrast between the messages of fear and the gift of peace. Fear drives … More Peace in fearful times
What price for peace? We look back on the way we have hurt people and our insides are churned up. These words can seem merely aspirational – we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God Romans 5:1 The impact of my failure is worse than I realise. When … More What price peace?
Jesus was born and lived. What was the purpose? He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1 The Father announces Jesus as the one through whom he will act. That work continues through us as we live by His … More Jesus came to model life
We live in a spiritual wasteland. The Lord desires to enter it and asks us to participate. “Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! Isaiah 40:3 Our role is to clear a way through this wilderness and make a straight path for him. … More Message of a filled life
Jesus multiplies what we do in faith, inspired by spirit and word. … More Multiplying Impact
Sometimes we are taken out of our comfort zone, It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water. John4:7 Collecting water at midday would leave one exhausted and perspiring. Later we hear she has had a string of failed relationships. Maybe she was avoiding those who despised her. Jesus, tired as he … More To Unsafe Places