Known

Through putting us in a variety of situations the Lord tests our hearts. The Lord is in his holy temple … He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. (Psalm 11:4NIV) He examines us, both good and bad giving us opportunities to show a love that goes beyond us, a love born of faith. If we love … More Known

Honoured by God

I am so used to the idea that we honour God that I don’t think much about God choosing to honour his people. Yet in Psalm 148 we read, He has made his people strong, honoring his faithful ones— the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the Lord! (Psalm 148:14NLT) I am … More Honoured by God

God far away

I was awakened each night to pray leaving only a couple of hours sleep.  I became sick, losing weeks to poor health. Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. (Psalm 38:1-NIV) I asked the Lord, ‘Why am I being persecuted?’  He showed me it was a rebuke. Your … More God far away

Relational battles

There is a person blocking us in an endeavour we sensed the Lord directing us towards. It had seemed a case of praying and seeing how the Lord would protect his endeavour. Then Psalm 18 challenged me. I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed … [Psalm-18v37-38-NLT] The Lord … More Relational battles

Freedom for today

The offer of freedom to indulge our every whim is only as free as all the other offers we don’t believe. Those who taste its fruits become enslaved in dysfunctional relationships and addictive behaviours. To these slaves, the Lord calls- Sit in a place of honor. Remove the chains of slavery from your neck. (Isaiah … More Freedom for today