Monthly archive for March 2016

A dwelling place for the Spirit

And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ NIV) It feels like a mystery, that God should dwell in us. That we should contain something of Him in our hearts. More so that

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Hope

To feel hopeless is hopeless, it is a spiral that feels like thee can be no return. In moments like this it is only the word of the Lord that can speak in and release freedom, and deliverance and ultimately hope. It is good to be wise

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The cost

It is in 1 Chronicles 21 that we can read about David and how he purchased the threshing floor from Araunah. Araunah wanted to give the land to David but David insisted on paying. Somehow he knew that his payment was also an honour to the Lord,

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Treasure

There was a man who found some treasure in a field. He was so full of joy that he sold all that he had and bought the field. We are that field! Such is the joy of the Lord towards each of us. Maybe we don’t recognise

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Grace in a time of need

The journey to the cross began the day Jesus was born, He was born to die. Maybe a bit of a dramatic start, but as we approach Easter my eyes are increasingly turned towards it’s events. I wonder how much the Lord knew of His journey in

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The antithesis of insecurity

“Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;” ‭‭John‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭NIV Jesus always amazes me. He says the most profound things, be is not afraid to upset the apple cart, turn

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Hold on

There are lots of things that we seek after in life. Maybe it’s a new house, new car, a husband or wife. Maybe your expectation is that I am about to condemn them – no, I have no desire to. These things in themselves are not wrong.

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revelation of the cross

As we approach Easter I am turning my thoughts again towards Jesus on the cross. As I start to think of the cross my concern is that I don’t consider the cross as much as I should or could and that I only focus on the cross

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Strength

Sometimes we don’t recognise our weakness. The first place to come to is to realise that we are weak. The second is to realise that we need help. The world tells us we can do all things in our own strength, that anything is possible, that we

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Be still and know

We live in a world that is driven by targets, demands, quotas and expectations. Virtually every environment I have worked in is infected by these factors, including church. None of them are bad, but our insecure hearts and need for acceptance fuel them to become behemoths that

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