Who are obstacles God clears away? God says, “Rebuild the road! Clear away the rocks and stones so my people can return from captivity.” Isaiah 57:14 Stones in the Bible often symbolise people, in this case obstacles to true freedom. The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I … More Obstacles to freedom
Love can only be demonstrated when life throws us challenges. Jesus demonstrated his to the very end. … More Easter Love
In picking up life’s pieces, we show Jesus’ love … More Love revealed
Many who made a commitment to Christ when children have abandoned the faith. Is a time approaching when the Lord will restore them? … More Awake! Awake!
When things are going wrong, we go to our source of strength – I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? [Psalm 121:1] Everyone has their mountains from which they expect help. For some it is money, for others, alliances with powerful people, for others it is in their personality. My help … More What do I trust in?
Not many believe we are captives – how could we be in such affluence! However, we know we need Jesus to comfort us. … More Change coming?
It feels pointless when prayer is getting nowhere, and yet I sense the Lord asking me to pray. It is just going through the motions, so why persist? Then I read – Have mercy on me, O God, … wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:1-2 Being unaware of … More Prayer going nowhere
What would you do with all power and understanding? Great is our Lord and mighty in power; … Psalm 147:5 The extent of God’s power is seen through the creation of all things. We see the breadth of it in the galaxies, we see the depth in the sub-atomic particles. He determines the number of … More Power and Understanding
We seem to be an unwilling to let go of past times of abundance I think of the good old days, long since ended, … Is his unfailing love gone forever? … Has God forgotten to be gracious? [Psalm 77:5-9NLT] One reason we resist letting go is that the abundance represented God’s love and grace … More Let go of the past
Our western culture could be like this… Listen to this, you pleasure-loving kingdom, living at ease and feeling secure. You say, ‘I am the only one, and there is no other. [Isaiah 47:8NLT] Where self-focused complacency develops, a culture becomes conceited and wants everyone to emulate it. “Come down, virgin daughter of Babylon, and sit … More The end of pleasure?