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
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!
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
God can develop us with silence! I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted. Psalm77v2-3 The writer longs for help. Faith is stretched. When something urgent is approaching, … We can think God does not care, or is not able, or … … Continue reading Silence!
In a world clamouring for attention the Lord draws people to himself. We are drawn in praise to his dwelling. What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you in Zion. … All of us must come to you. Psalm 65v1-2 Sadly, though life’s direction is God himself, we evade his call to peace and seek our … Continue reading Attention Seeking
We can become proud of our ministry or spirituality. We point to it as a badge of honour. Your boasting about this is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough? 1 Corinthians 5v6 This church elevated their loving acceptance of someone many … Continue reading Boasting?
What is the trail we leave behind? Is it of love, zeal or complacency? In our pursuit of Jesus we fall into traps. After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Galatians 3:3 I run ahead of Jesus. I presume that by … Continue reading What trail do I leave?
Do we go to Jesus for what we can get? “My little daughter is dying,” he said. “Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live.” Mark 5:23 Healing came when Jesus touched. This man wanted it for his dying daughter- understandable, but inappropriate. Jesus in compassion agrees but before … Continue reading Celestial vending machine?
We see turmoil in the world. Do we also see the Lord who is over all? The floods have risen up, O Lord. The floods have roared like thunder; the floods have lifted their pounding waves. Psalm 93:3 The world and all its powers, symbolised by floods and waves, rage against the authority of the King. … Continue reading If you want to see God, be patient!