Fear is the enemy of intimacy

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear… We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:18–19) Intimacy with God is more that just a nice thought. Even though the scriptures clearly say that God is near and intimately involved in our lives, His closeness is still hard for […]

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Riddled with Paradox

‘For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses … For when I am weak, then I am strong’ – 2 Corinthians 12:10 (ESV). Metaphors are word pictures – a form of figurative language in which a word denoting one subject or activity is used in place of another to suggest a likeness between them. We use […]

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Our Oil – Our Responsibility

‘You shall command the people of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive oil for the light, that a lamp may regularly be set up to burn.’ Exodus 27:20 ESV Too many of us want the process of change without the process of pain. Accepting this enables God to create deeper revelations from the […]

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Our Dual Focus

‘The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts’             Proverbs 20:27 (ESV) Sometimes we catch a hint of divine presence when we least expect it. We recall a time when God’s grace was evident, overflowing the limitations of our experience. These moments of encounter offer consolation, but they […]

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Prayer is not asking

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life – Proverbs 4:23 ​Prayer is as simple as one might wish for. This is what I have been learning as I’ve set aside time in this season to read the writings of the ancient mystics. For me their teachings have given greater understanding and assistance to help me […]

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Everything is Grace

 ‘But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.’ 2 Peter 3:18 Very often the greatest gifts in our lives are the most unexpected. Those things that we never could have planned or crafted for ourselves, and yet seem perfectly designed for us. Recently I’ve been reading Wayne Simsic excellent book, The Inward […]

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A symphony of grace

‘But by the grace of God I am what I am.’ 1 Corinthians 15:10 (NKJV) Have you ever just wanted to take a long walk talking to God.  Seeking Him for what your desires are. Just to talk with him and tell him how you feel, what is going on in your life.  A road to […]

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