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?
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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!
The throne room of heaven is a strange mix of being inviting and drawing in while also seeming unapproachable. Many people’s first reaction to reading Revelation 4 is one of horror. The underlying message though is one of approachable glory and splendour. And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in … Continue reading Un-approachable?
Our character determines how we identify the Lord. To the faithful you show yourself faithful; Psalm 18:25 People demonstrate faithfulness because they value it for it comes at a cost. It requires commitment when others would have given up. So, it is the faithful who will hang on long enough to see God come through … Continue reading Who is God to you?
How do we feel about ourselves when we have little to show for our labours? What do we think Jesus feels about us? Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.” “We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night. John 21:3 When Peter was feeling … Continue reading Receive?