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
What are you wearing today? The writer of Colossians encourages us to wear “compassion (or mercy), kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience”. These aren’t usually hanging up, front and centre, in my wardrobe. Instead, I am quick to ‘put on’ judgment, unkindness, pride, and impatience. Lord, help us to make the right choices today as we… Continue reading What are you wearing today?
Do you ever stop to recognise that Jesus died for your sins once and for all? In dying on the cross, Christ, in his perfection and innocence, paid the price for all our stuff-ups, mistakes, and omissions. One event in history wiped our slates clean. Then Jesus, after he died, actually rose again from the… Continue reading He died once and for all. It is finished.
What’s the source of your power and strength? What gets you through the day? Whether you’re facing minor frustrations or massive problems, know that you can trust God to help you. We can choose to be confident in him, because he won’t let us down. God is right beside us always, giving us power and… Continue reading Where does your strength come from?
Are you tired? Worn out? Over it all? Jesus invites us to come to him when we feel this way. We don’t have it all together before we can come into his presence. We can come to him right now in our weariness, brokenness, and confusion. As we do this, he will give us rest… Continue reading Give Jesus your burden
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid with the largest, most fundamental levels of need at the bottom and the need for self-actualization at the top. The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain the needs of esteem, friendship and love, security, and physical need. If… Continue reading Why it’s so important to have our needs met