These thoughts started on Monday when I read James 1:13-18 which is my text for this week. FYI I'm doing this 40-day retreat but spending a week for each day - which has been marvellous so far. Anyway, that was the text that started this, then came an emphasis on daily quiet time from EDWJ. Tuesday brought a … Continue reading Fertile Ground
My dearly loved brothers and sisters, don’t be misled. James 1:16 Don't be mistaken, don't err, don't be fooled. don't be seduced. Direct instructions but about what? Context is everything. The context here is James talking about God, about relationship and trust; about believing God is good. I quoted Oswald Chambers in a blog a few years … Continue reading Stay on Course
Do you know? 17 Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. He is consistent. He won’t change His mind or play tricks in the shadows. James 1:17 Do you believe? He won't change His mind Think about that - He will not ever change His mind about YOU. … Continue reading He Won’t Change His Mind
I pray that God, the source of all hope, will infuse your lives with an abundance of joy and peace in the midst of your faith so that your hope will overflow through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 This was at the bottom of today's journal page. As I said yesterday this is … Continue reading Dig Your Well Well
Please read the title with a tone of incredulity and shock, not as a genuine question of concern. That's the way it sounds to me in this verse from Genesis 26. Abimelech:10 What’s the matter with you? What have you done to us? One of my people might easily have slept with your wife. Then you would have … Continue reading What’s the Matter With You?
We are amazing creatures. Our bodies have so much ingenuity built into them - breathing, heart beating, even the fact that we are all uniquely individual despite a limited amount of details to use. What's most astonishing is that so many of these things that maintain the smooth running of my body are self-regulating. My … Continue reading Autonomic
2 Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Romans 12:2a Do not allow And be not conformed to this world And be not fashioned according to this world Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world Do not be ·shaped by [conformed to; pressed into a mold by] this ·world [age] … Continue reading Comfortably Numb?
What comes to your mind when you see the word repent? I used to spend an hour on Sunday afternoons at the main bus station in my hometown with a group of evangelists preaching the Gospel. We used to do open-air evangelism on Saturdays in the shopping centre armed with a sketchboard or mimes, equipped with tracts … Continue reading Metanoia
My secret pleasure is watching house programmes. I love the 'remake your house shows' and the 'search for a new home shows'. What I sometimes love most is marvelling at the pickiness of people. I listen to mothers demanding open plan designs because the thought of being in a different room from their children while cooking … Continue reading In View of
We love because He has first loved us. 1 John 4:19