Journey to honour

What preparation for the path to the Father’s side? .. let us strip off every weight that slows us down … And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12v1 First, travel light. All distractions released. This is after all the race of life, the prize is the presence … Continue reading Journey to honour

This Crown of Comfort

My wife Eva’s book on living whole with God even when broken by life has just come out. It is an amazing book that is the fruit of her having come out of a seriously broken background yet manifesting wholeness. She has brought in the stories of a number of women, each of whom has … Continue reading This Crown of Comfort

What risk?

What do you call the actions of someone who does what they believe right even when it might appear foolish or presumptuous? It was by faith that Isaac promised blessings for the future to his sons, Jacob and Esau. Hebrews 11v20 No one can tell the future but Isaac promised a future for his sons. … Continue reading What risk?

To the throne!

The Lord Jesus draws us to himself, and there are implications. We have a High Priest who sat down in the place of honor beside the throne of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 8v1 The Lord draws us to the throne room of heaven and the majesty of God. What a privilege! There he … Continue reading To the throne!


Can I rest when there is so much to do? God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it.  Hebrews 4v1 I can slip over those last words about failing to experience rest. It is easy to miss it in … Continue reading Rest?

God’s freedom

Society is geared around driving to produce. I find myself an unwitting participant. Blow the ram’s horn at new moon, and again at full moon to call a festival! … it is a regulation of the God of Jacob. Psalm 81v3-5 This contrasts with the Lord’s intentions. He set up a system of rest and … Continue reading God’s freedom

Whose answer?

When I hear people considering the dire state of the church the answer is often a technique of ministry or to humble ourselves and repent. The underlying thrust is to take initiative – “This is my problem how do I solve it?” Please listen, O Shepherd of Israel … Show us your mighty power. Come … Continue reading Whose answer?

Hidden Meaning

If I know what a passage is saying, why does the Lord encourage me to open my ears? O my people, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying, Psalm78 v 1 This is not merely a posture like a pupil in class. It is listening to God. I can read … Continue reading Hidden Meaning