Motives for a sign

When I am looking for signs is it because I don’t know which is God’s way and am willing to go anywhere he reveals, or is it because I am struggling to overcome unbelief or is it because I don’t want to believe and I put up obstacles to justify my unbelief? the Pharisees and … Continue reading Motives for a sign

Tender Grace

A commercial view can invade my spirituality. when I see a need I can evaluate by what is “Necessary and sufficient”. Cost becomes king. Looking at the tenderness of Song of Songs shows our Lord expressing a different value system. I am the spring crocus blooming on the Sharon Plain, the lily of the valley.  … Continue reading Tender Grace

Reference point

What is my reference point? I live in a culture where the first port of call is expert opinion. Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. psalm119v89 I find myself looking at how experts have understood the world and then evaluating God’s word through the lens of that understanding. Yet, God’s … Continue reading Reference point

When do I squeak?

How do I behave when troubles have mounted up and I am squeezed beyond what I can cope with? Whenever I have been through such times my experience has been – We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  … Continue reading When do I squeak?

Save the planet?

The eyes of the world have been on COP26. Will our leaders be able to save the world? Yet there is someone else we might want to be looking for Why was no one there when I came? Isaiah 50v2 We are so determined that salvation is in our hands that we seem incapable of … Continue reading Save the planet?

Too much to lose?

Those who are invested in what they have, whether it is wealth or beliefs or value systems struggle giving them up to gain Jesus. Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. Luke 18:17 There is a simplicity in following Jesus that threatens what we esteem. … Continue reading Too much to lose?

Battle Lines

Jesus lived in a world of intense legalism. We live in a world where the battle lines are around values – BLM, Me Too, No Platforming, Pride, … The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. Psalm 2:2 Whenever people face off … Continue reading Battle Lines

Polarised views

Crises unfold, we are on tenterhooks. Are our leaders up to the challenge? The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. Psalm 33:6 The fact that we divide ourselves over the opinions and decisions of mere people shows how far our eyes have wandered from the Lord. Let the whole world fear the Lord, … Continue reading Polarised views