I like this image of hiding God’s word in our hearts. For me, it’s about allowing God to direct me to the truth when I need it most. On my own, I’m powerless against sin. I’m often tempted to twist the truth or do things for selfish gain. I don’t always think of others before… Continue reading Harness what’s hidden inside your heart
Many of us like to feel we’re in complete control – that we’ve earnt everything we own through hard work. But God offers us something vital and life-changing that we simply can’t achieve on our own: Forgiveness for our sins. Salvation… Freedom from having to earn acceptance. This is his grace-soaked gift to us. Will… Continue reading Will you stretch out your hands?
You are not the sum total of what you wear. You are not the sum total of the reading on the bathroom scales. You are not the sum total of the result you got in the HSC. You are not the sum total of texts you got today. You are not the sum total of… Continue reading You are not the sum total of what others think about you
I wonder if it’s true that we’re all in a minority group of some kind. If we can assume that every one of us has been through, or is going through, something hard – then we can also safely assume others – albeit a small minority – are going through the same kind of thing.… Continue reading Everyone is in a minority group
Last week my country was rocked by the news that four people were killed on an amusement park ride on the Gold Coast. A week earlier we heard about a tragic situation whereby a Sydney man gassed his home, poisoning himself, his wife, his two children, and the family dog. Further afield, a pastor I have… Continue reading Grief is inevitable, but we have hope
I love the image of God as our rock. Rocks like the one in this picture are immovable. They are fortresses against the wind and rain. The Bible says that God is our ‘Rock Eternal’. Even though the world around us keeps changing, he stays the same. God is reliable, faithful, steadfast, and more certain… Continue reading God is our rock
Are you going through a hard time right now? While we can’t ‘command’ happiness when life is tough, we can ask God for a joy-filled hope that goes deeper than happiness. As God’s kids, we can rejoice in the hope that one day we will meet our Saviour Jesus face to face, and he will… Continue reading Hold on to hope