Fear or love

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by events and am disoriented – … the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. [Psalm 46:2-3] In such times I am comforted by the Lord as I look back at times … More Fear or love

How God works

When God doesn’t act as we expect it can shake us and leave us questioning him. In Job’s case, the Lord’s long awaited answer was-  “Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words? Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.  [Job 38:2-3] … More How God works

Spiritual Ruins

Many say, “Where is your God?” Many of God’s people are so distracted by the world’s pleasures that their spiritual lifeblood is being poured out. So, we pray – Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake! Why should … More Spiritual Ruins

Glory shines out

I am tempted by passages of blessing to think God does great things because I am right with him. This can lead to a focus on myself rather than God ignoring my need for forgiveness and grace. “Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you. … More Glory shines out

God far away

I was awakened each night to pray leaving only a couple of hours sleep.  I became sick, losing weeks to poor health. Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. (Psalm 38:1-NIV) I asked the Lord, ‘Why am I being persecuted?’  He showed me it was a rebuke. Your … More God far away

Relational battles

There is a person blocking us in an endeavour we sensed the Lord directing us towards. It had seemed a case of praying and seeing how the Lord would protect his endeavour. Then Psalm 18 challenged me. I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed … [Psalm-18v37-38-NLT] The Lord … More Relational battles

Freedom for today

The offer of freedom to indulge our every whim is only as free as all the other offers we don’t believe. Those who taste its fruits become enslaved in dysfunctional relationships and addictive behaviours. To these slaves, the Lord calls- Sit in a place of honor. Remove the chains of slavery from your neck. (Isaiah … More Freedom for today