[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him (Philippians 3:10 AMPC) Learning how to pray has been a long journey for me. From the very beginning of my Christian experience the importance of prayer was always stressed, but the actual practice was not taught. As I matured in the faith, I realised the […]Read More a fresh cry coming from my own hunger
‘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 […]Read More Riddled with Paradox
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, […]Read More Would you recognise Jesus?
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 […]Read More A Commitment Established
‘Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God’ (Romans 4:20 NIV) Recently I’ve been reflecting on God’s command to us to be “in community.” Community is a discussion that comes up a lot for me in conversation, especially as for […]Read More Rethinking my faith family might be the answer.
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 […]Read More Put a little from the shore
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 […]Read More Becoming a Servant