What preparation for the path to the Father’s side? .. let us strip off every weight that slows us down … And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12v1 First, travel light. All distractions released. This is after all the race of life, the prize is the presence … Continue reading Journey to honour
My wife Eva’s book on living whole with God even when broken by life has just come out. It is an amazing book that is the fruit of her having come out of a seriously broken background yet manifesting wholeness. She has brought in the stories of a number of women, each of whom has … Continue reading This Crown of Comfort
What do you call the actions of someone who does what they believe right even when it might appear foolish or presumptuous? It was by faith that Isaac promised blessings for the future to his sons, Jacob and Esau. Hebrews 11v20 No one can tell the future but Isaac promised a future for his sons. … Continue reading What risk?
The Lord Jesus draws us to himself, and there are implications. We have a High Priest who sat down in the place of honor beside the throne of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 8v1 The Lord draws us to the throne room of heaven and the majesty of God. What a privilege! There he … Continue reading To the throne!
Can I rest when there is so much to do? God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. Hebrews 4v1 I can slip over those last words about failing to experience rest. It is easy to miss it in … Continue reading Rest?
Society is geared around driving to produce. I find myself an unwitting participant. Blow the ram’s horn at new moon, and again at full moon to call a festival! … it is a regulation of the God of Jacob. Psalm 81v3-5 This contrasts with the Lord’s intentions. He set up a system of rest and … Continue reading God’s freedom
When I hear people considering the dire state of the church the answer is often a technique of ministry or to humble ourselves and repent. The underlying thrust is to take initiative – “This is my problem how do I solve it?” Please listen, O Shepherd of Israel … Show us your mighty power. Come … Continue reading Whose answer?
I can be overwhelmed by a sense of injustice, but the Lord will keep me if I let him. Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside. I was so foolish and ignorant— I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you. Psalm 73v21-22 When I become … Continue reading Facing Anger with God
God’s gift of life and grace can overflow from us and enlighten others going out even to the nations. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us- so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Psalm 67v1-2 I can be so … Continue reading Overflowing Grace
What’s fair? I want life to deal me a set of cards within the expected range of probability. When life fails, I call it unfair. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Philippians 2v14-15 When I grumble … Continue reading Fair?