Monthly archive for February 2016

Distress

The Psalms are passionate and expressive, gritty and real. They are an instruction book for prayer and worship and fuel your vocabulary in talking with God. I find them a comfort, and a relief to my soul. In a recent time of feeling distress over a situation

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Crucified with Christ

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

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determination

Paul determined when among the Corinthians to only know Christ and Him crucified. “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NASB This passage has often come to mind and I seasonally try the same as Paul but

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The troubles of the day

Where I live you can’t help but have to run up hills, and they are not little hills! Everyone has their own technique for getting up them but the only way I can get up them is to put my head down and look at the road

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Unity of heart

A few months ago a friend posted on Facebook a notice that the church he was running was going to finish. He said that there was no longer a unity of heart that attracted the presence of the Holy Spirit. The last phrase resonated with me and

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Our words

When I was young my mum would say to my brother and I ‘sticks and stone will hurt your bones but names will never hurt you’. It’s a nice saying, but such a load of rubbish, it doesn’t work and it’s not true. Words are very powerful.

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Cast your burdens

There are so many challenges around us, challenges in family life, in work, in the world around us. If you are not careful the challenges can become burdens and can weigh you down. If we don’t process these thigns and let them go they can move from

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Loving well

As history wraps up each of us will get to stand before the Lord, some will face judgement, but for those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour there will be no judgement. What will happen to those who have accepted Jesus? I have wondered

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Trust

I wrote yesterday abouts faithfulness and how it is something we can each rely on. I am aware that the corresponding grace to trust seems to be a theme at this time through out the body of Christ. There is great song from Hillsongs called Oceans. It

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Faithfulness

Each one of us has a different story of how God broke into our lives. Some were saved dramatically, others over a period of time. The common thread however would be the same, faithfulness. We would all testify that the Lord has been faithful, because that is

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