Sometimes it feels safer to stay in the dark because we’ve been there for so long. It’s all we’ve known, and it’s comfortable. But maybe you haven’t switched on the light yet – maybe there’s a much brighter and more hopeful world yet to discover in a relationship with God. This relationship is one full… Continue reading Is the dark more familiar than the daylight?
I was talking with some friends recently about the way we approach God. Some described how, at times, they have felt the need to apologise to God for bothering him – as if he was too busy to possibly handle the requests and demands of all his children. I guess this is one of the… Continue reading Sorry to bother you, God…
What battle are you fighting today? Before things get out of hand, it’s important to arm ourselves well. When I’m feeling vulnerable spiritually, I pray the words below, based on Isaiah 54:17. “No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against me in judgment I will condemn. This is my heritage… Continue reading Prayers for life’s battlefield
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted… Continue reading Incomparably great power
“I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” (Isaiah 45:3) When we are doing the work of God, the battle is real. There are risks and challenges at every turn. There is tragedy,… Continue reading Riches stored in secret places
Everything feels more chaotic around Christmas – we race everywhere to buy those last-minute gifts and get to this party and that. Festive fever hits us all. This afternoon I was battling the traffic on one of the roads near me, and I saw the sign: “Christmas is for blessing – not for stressing.” Trite, I thought.… Continue reading Tragedy doesn’t stop for Christmas