Have faith in God. Have faith in yourself. God has faith in you. Ever thought that? Never thought that? Thought worth thinking, that. Believe for the best. Believe you can do it. You’ll get through it. Trust in yourself. Trust God’s help. He’ll see you through.
I have been thinking much recently about what is important regarding how we conduct ourselves when life goes pear-shaped and messed up. The bible has much to say about the importance of looking after your heart (not-least because it is the wellspring of life!). In the bible there’s this story about a prophet called Samuel.Continue reading “018 Why the character of your heart really matters”
Did you know that today is Good Friday? Arguably the most important day in the Christian calendar! Strange then that I have found myself thinking about optimism when my faith path leads me to the crucifixion today. Perhaps this is not as strange as you might think. Optimists get a hard time these days: weContinue reading “017 Optimism and the Death of a good man”
My wife just had to get rid of her trainers. they had holey soles and were giving her wet feet. She wanted to show me the damage so she gave me her shoe to have a look. I turned the shoe over and found the word “Revolution” on the sole. I found this interesting asContinue reading “Revolution on your Soul?”
Today’s’ post is a very short encouragement regarding God’s view of you. We often view God as distant and unconcerned with our lives – but this is so far from the truth. There’s a song in the bible that says the following: “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyfulContinue reading “You are blessed with the favour and love of God”
How can we ever know that the Gospel of Jesus and the words of the bible are really true? I mean, they were written thousands of years ago in a culture that is so different from ours – no phones, no bank accounts, no McDonalds! It was orally passed down before it was written down!Continue reading “Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?”
What is the heart of the Christmas Story, and what has this got to do with #homelessness?
Faith hopes for what it does not see and helps us carry what we cannot bear
Ever have those moments when your head is full of worry, anxiety and stress when you look at the world around you? I know I certainly do! It’s so easy to feel like you are drowning. We all have times like this – so how should a follower of Jesus respond to such moments?
This is one of those verses where we focus on the latter part first. It is the first phrase that really matters. Make God your delight… …because if HIS infinite delightfulness …because of HIS love, grace, mercy, faithfulness, etc. Is GOD the main delight in our lives? Is he our ‘reason for being’? Make GodContinue reading “Make God your Delight”