Trust God not words

In a confrontation my natural recourse is that of words and thinking. I always desire to bring sides together seeking resolution. What happens when the powerful adversary has no interest in listening? I consider my son’s gerbil facing my daughter’s cat. The cat has invaded the gerbil’s cage and is clearly in the wrong. For … Continue reading Trust God not words

Peter & John

For some months the Lord has been shutting down active parts of my ministry. There are many fronts, but one by one I find the areas of contribution blocked. I realise that the Lord is asking me to focus on remaining with Him, standing in His presence in prayer. In an activist world it is … Continue reading Peter & John

Like Abraham

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.  Hebrews 11:8 My brother pointed out that this is the characteristic of my life. Going, but not knowing where. It is a characteristic that does not … Continue reading Like Abraham

Quiet to listen

But godliness with contentment is great gain.. 1 Timothy 6:6 I have struggled with contentment. It can drive out ambition to do anything. How can one achieve if content with unacceptable situations? It has taken a curious set of circumstances to show my need for contentment, and that my drives can block progress. My situation … Continue reading Quiet to listen

Freedom in Identity

Identity has an impact on our freedom to act. Throughout my life I have constantly struggled with a fear of what people think of me. That fear brought paralysis, teasing and so more paralysis . This paralysis leads to a prison; a bland life of nothingness. Jesus, understanding His own identity had a remarkable freedom … Continue reading Freedom in Identity