When life gets hard where do you turn to? We often need to find strength outside of ourselves. The psalmist writes, ‘My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.’ (Ps.7:10) Have you ever been caught in a storm so bad that it wrecks your umbrella, turns it inside out, rips it from… Continue reading Raise your shield
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 joyful… Continue 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?
Have you ever seen something so amazing that it makes you just stop in your tracks and say 'wow!'? The writer of this song is amazed by the presence of God: a place where even sparrows and swallows find a home; a place so filled with love and healing, favour, honour and acceptance. So he… Continue reading My soul longs, yes, faints
Have you ever faced a circumstance of life that has proven to be rather difficult? Life is like that sometimes: Sometimes we find ourselves in a 'circumstance'. Sometimes things just don't work out. The natural thing to do in such times is to attack or retreat: We lash out at those who are hurting us. We… Continue reading God is big enough…
Sometimes the simplest of truths are the most difficult for us to get to grips with. For some reason we as humans often struggle to realise that we are truly and unconditionally loved by God. The image below highlights lyrics from an old children's chorus which articulates a child-like faith that we are loved by… Continue reading The Gospel is difficult for us to receive
Following Jesus is HARD work! If you've been on the road with Jesus for a while you know I'm telling the truth, and if you're just starting out... Don't worry, it's worth it 🙂 I have seen many friends (and some family too) starting out with Jesus and giving up when the going got tough.… Continue reading Disciples of Jesus L.A.S.T.