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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Would you recognise Jesus?

And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and he vanished out of their sight Luke 24:31 It was one of those moments again – when I stumbled across someone who definitely knows me but I couldn’t for the life of me remember who they are. No doubt you have experienced it as well. If not, […]

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A Commitment Established

Very early the next morning, Jesus got up and went to a place where he could be alone and pray Mark1:35 CEV. When I ask others about their greatest struggles for prayer, I regularly hear about obstacles such as distractions, dryness or doubts. If we aren’t already struggling with feeling worthy before God, focusing our attention […]

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Put a little from the shore

Recently during worship at church I pictured a boat, the oars and myself in the boat close to the shore. Towards the end of the service the following word of knowledge was spoken: “I sense someone here needs to push out from the shore” ‘He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to […]

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Becoming a Servant

As I reflected on this incredible challenge before me, I had no idea what special work God had for me. However the seeds of future change had been planted and I wondered, “What is God really trying to say to me?” The answer was immediate, “You have been called to be their servant.” But there […]

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