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
I woke up this morning with Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech in my head. What would’ve happened if Dr King had not pursued the dream? What would’ve happened if he listened to those around him who said ‘its too big a dream to achieve’? What would’ve happened if He just stayed silent?… Continue reading I have a dream you can’t let go of
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?
It shuffled silently through the undergrowth, the stench of its breath illuminated like mist under a cold full moon. I could almost feel the darkness within it as I hid, trembling in the tree trunk, heart bursting in the fear of being found. It wandered past slowly and I exhaled my relief. That was when… Continue reading ‘The Stenchmire’ – about facing your fears
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 God… Continue reading Make God your Delight
"Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. - Matthew 2:1-2 The wise men came to worship Jesus. Even before they had met or seen him they… Continue reading Your Worship might trouble some people