Monthly archive for October 2016

Moving the Lord

In John 11 we have the story of Lazarus. It has brought me encouragement on many occasions and as I read it this morning I am particularly struck at how Jesus was moved. The situation that He saw his friends in moved Him to action, I find it encouraging that my situation can move the Lords heart. Yet there is balance between my distress moving the Lords heart and the Lord’s timing in the matter. Jesus could have gone immediately to Lazarus and healed him, but He knew there was a greater purpose. As soon as Jesus hears news of

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The seed

From the moment I saw you, I knew you were dangerous, but I had to keep looking, I had to keep thinking about you. I wanted to touch you, and be with you, yet each time I knew I was dying, atrophy set in. You would have thought that I’d stop, but each time I saw you I wanted more, I needed more, relentless pursuit of what I knew was killing my body soul and spirit. so gradual, so subtle, like I was caught in a daze, hypnotised by the enticing call, captured by the sirens beckoning me. Drawn in

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Stewarding God’s Grace

“if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you;” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭NASB‬‬ In the British culture, Paul’s words could be viewed as verging on arrogant, but from what we know of his story that is far from the truth. He is confident in who the Lord has called him to be, he is confident in the grace he has been given. It is helpful to remind ourselves of what grace means. In my early days as a Christian I was given the definition of grace as: God’s unmerited favour or when

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