Entrusted with mysteries

Paul identifies himself as both a servant of Christ and one entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed (1 Corinthians 4:1). It is to the first part that we warm to; we know our place as servants. The challenge is the second part; that we have been given a sacred trust of the mysteries that … Continue reading Entrusted with mysteries

Wise foolishness

A sense of horror overwhelmed me as I realised that it was only by the Lord holding me on a tight leash that I was kept from working for the destruction of His people. The Lord has given me a degree of wisdom. As I have watched a spiritual train wreck happening, I have been … Continue reading Wise foolishness

Focus on the Father

When I focus on my Father, I see His kindness and His justice in the way He tenderly deals with my failure and restores me. As I focus on Him, I begin to live out His values of kindness, justice and righteousness. The means a person uses to focus on the Father is their spiritual … Continue reading Focus on the Father

Worldly spirituality

When we think we have ‘the answer’ in a spiritual pathway, then we risk worldliness. Paul says, Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. …  3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not … Continue reading Worldly spirituality

Facing reality

Why would God allow a law changing the understanding of marriage to go through parliament? As I pondered in prayer, it occurred to me that the Lord is being consistent. How many times I have looked at a situation getting worse and thought, I must do something about that. I put it off only to … Continue reading Facing reality

Letting go

I can feel the burden of ministry and a responsibility to serve. Yet ‘He says, “I removed the burden from their shoulders, their hands were set free from the basket.’ (Psalm 81:6) It is the Lord I serve. If He removes the burden and asks me to walk away from something then why stubbornly refuse? … Continue reading Letting go