Free?

What does it look like to be spiritually free? “Long ago my people chose to live in Egypt. Now they are oppressed by Assyria. … But I will reveal my name to my people, and they will come to know its power.” Isaiah 52v4-6 The choices we make can leave us in emotional cul-de-sacs. Life … Continue reading Free?

God’s power

Crises ask, ‘Do I believe God for his goodness and power?’ Feeling powerless challenges my attitudes both to God and to what I want from him. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter … Continue reading God’s power

Faith for long haul

When faith is tested we like immediate vindication. Sometimes faith leads into a lifelong process. Take Noah, he was given a significant challenge –  “Build a large boat from cypress wood … Make the boat 450 feet long…” (Genesis 6:14-15NLT) This was to be the world’s largest ship till Brunel built the SS Great Eastern in 1858! When … Continue reading Faith for long haul

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 … Continue reading God far away

God’s Dwelling

“For the Lord has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His dwelling.” Psalm 132:13 I desire to live with Christ. Here however, the Lord desires my heart for the dwelling He has chosen. This begs the question, “What kind of dwelling does He come to?” The answer has developed – When first a Christian, … Continue reading God’s Dwelling