Enjoying Darkness

It is easy to see the darkness creep in. It is harder to admit the reason: We like it that way. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practise every kind of impurity. Ephesians 4:19 In our greed, we harden our consciences against the pain inflicted both on ourselves and others … More Enjoying Darkness

Refreshment

I can find the urgency of a task so great that I struggle to stop.  I can be driven by the expectations of others, or even myself. This is not the pattern of our Lord. He stops for refreshment mid battle. But he himself will be refreshed from brooks along the way. (Psalm 110:7 NLT) … More Refreshment

God’s Dwelling

“For the Lord has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His dwelling.” Psalm 132:13 I desire to live with Christ. Here however, the Lord desires my heart for the dwelling He has chosen. This begs the question, “What kind of dwelling does He come to?” The answer has developed – When first a Christian, … More God’s Dwelling

Price of abundance

8 Praise our God, all peoples, … 13 You brought us to a place of abundance. These verses of Psalm 66 begin and end with something we desire: To overflow with praise at God’s abundance. The road to abundance however, runs through fires of refining. 11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on … More Price of abundance

What do we value?

Our culture has only one question to determine value – “Does it work?” Jesus takes a different view. After feeding the 5000 He leaves.  Most would have continued the ministry. When the people find Him, He challenges their motives –   ‘… you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but … More What do we value?

Live for eternity

Jesus’ unearths His followers’ motives following the feeding of the 5000 because it is here that the eternal value of what someone does is seen. ‘Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. John 6:26 … More Live for eternity