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
When I am weak, and empty do I say it’s impossible or go to Jesus? When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately … Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. … Jesus … had compassion on them … Matthew 14v13-14 Jesus hears of his cousin’s execution … Continue reading
Jesus’ faith held to some absolute certainties. Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, …” John 11:41-42 This does not mean Jesus always got what he wanted. Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not … Continue reading What is faith?
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?
Many who made a commitment to Christ when children have abandoned the faith. Is a time approaching when the Lord will restore them? Continue reading Awake! Awake!
I have a bad habit when in difficulty of giving myself permission to behave badly. Paul underwent far greater difficulties. His account of ship wrecks, beatings, facing wild animals and the like make anything I face seem trivial. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but … Continue reading Embrace Trials
We discover Glory through seeing Jesus’ return to heaven. How the king rejoices in your strength, O Lord! … For you have … withheld nothing he requested. (Psalm 21:1-2NLT) Following his crucifixion, Jesus returns with joy at God’s victory. All has been done, not by superman Jesus but, in divine partnership with God. You have … Continue reading Sharing in Heavenly Glory
The last of three avenues that Jesus says lead to glory- Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honour the one who serves me. [John 12:26] When the Lord of the universe honours us, there is glory, like in the parable of the talents … Continue reading Glory in service
God’s promises inspire hope. Do we have faith until he fulfils? We live in two worlds- embracing current reality and simultaneously being prepared. When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it, they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. [Psalm 105:12-13NIV] The patriarchs wandered Palestine holding to … Continue reading Living in hope