Nice or Kind?

I have often been ‘Mr Nice Guy’, yet niceness is not godliness. I read up on the difference between nice and kind and was shocked by how different these two words are, when most would consider them synonymous. My reading suggested that ‘Nice’ has its origin in conflict avoidance and is worked out through fear … Continue reading Nice or Kind?

Driven

When I am driven by a task I find myself clinging to the false hope that this next attempt will succeed. When it fails I jump immediately to the next attempt. There is no time for reflection and grappling with the big picture. All this time there is someone watching over my shoulder who has … Continue reading Driven

Forgetting God

When I am spiritually empty I get caught up with myself, and forget God. It is a strange emptiness coming either through abandoning routine times in the word and prayer or through intense activity and not having space to just BE with Him, even if I have not neglected the spiritual disciplines. Psalm 36:1 speaks … Continue reading Forgetting God

The Lord’s Leadership

Can I trust God for my leaders? A while back I saw someone take a role I felt they were unsuited for. At that time I needed to trust God for His control. Then a situation arose that tested this godly person’s leadership with extreme circumstances. I did not like the leadership given yet the … Continue reading The Lord’s Leadership

God’s Protection

What is the dividing line between presumption and faith. Some take God’s promise to protect us, and enter the lion’s den. Others know the Lord could protect, but will He choose to? They are unwilling to take the risk. God’s promise starts with our being with Him: Psalm 91:1 ‘He who dwells in the shelter … Continue reading God’s Protection