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You have an anointing from the Holy One

I don’t know what it is when I read these words but I struggle to believe that they are for me, I struggle to think of myself as having an anointing. I think others do, but not me. Where does that come from? Is it the typical

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Devoted to prayer

Paul is a man devoted to prayer, his encouragement to the Ephesians is to pray in the Spirit on all occasions, to the Colossians to be devoted to prayer, to the Thessalonians to pray continually, to the Philippians to consider everything in prayer, to the Romans to

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Holding it all together

We live in a disposable world. If it breaks we throw it away, and that’s not just the ‘stuff’ we acquire, it is friendships, marriages and families. Whilst reading this morning I came across this passage in Colossians 1:17 – in Christ, all things are held together.

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Friday’s thoughts

I go to the coffee shop as I don’t like my office. I like the feeling of freedom of being outside of constraints, watching the people. The lady at the counter, who is upset with the bus driver. She has more words per second than a Gatling

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Rebuking the fever

He rebuked the fever, and it left her (Luke 4:39 NASB) Seems kind of simple…yet we often don’t see the reality of this happening around us. I have to ask myself, what are the barriers? Why did Jesus manage to rebuke the fever and we seem to

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Power

because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. (1 Thessalonians 1:5 NIV) I so want to see this happen, the gospel going out not

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How much can He do?

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, (Ephesians 3:20 NASB) I am shocked by my own unbelief. I read promises and think, really? Will you really do more

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Led by the Spirit

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1 NASB) At the beginning of a new year I try to gather my thoughts, I pray for wisdom for the coming season, looking to see what he will

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Consumer church

We are more influenced by our culture than we think. Subtle changes. Small erosions in the landscape. And like a meandering river cuts it’s way through the valley and discards those bits that are superfluous so our culture discards those bits that are not relevant. Over time

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Beating the air

When it seems like the fight is frantic and you are beating the air, you are left worn out and tired, still aware of the voices laughing, taunting you. Oh God help me to walk by faith and to see what you are doing. Teach me to

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