Run in such a way that you may win

Whilst out walking I gazed up at this tree with entangled roots and some words from the New Testament letter to the Hebrews came to mind. Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us,

Complexity has its purpose!

Matthew  8:1-4   “Jesus Heals A Leper” When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him. And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And

Created for Glory and Beauty

Exodus 28:2 – “You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. Did you know that you were created with Glory and Beauty?You can see that in the new born baby … but as we grow it seems to fade or is stolen from us. Sometimes in foolishness we just

CHRISTMAS DISOBEDIENCE

It’s getting close to Christmas Day and the excitement of that moment in time is for most of us a pleasure that we anticipate every year. We remember a child born to the world as God’s greatest gift to humanity. The call to us all to make the journey back home to His love and

Reminded by the Spirit

It was in 1987 that I surrendered my life to Jesus and then shortly after I experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit which was an amazing experience that set my life of a path of dynamic encounters along with times of considerable suffering but with great spiritual growth. Its been 31 years since those

Philemon Obtains A Brother

1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, Paul is believed to have written this letter whilst a prisoner in Rome and so his use of the term “prisoner of Christ” is not to be understood as a forced attachment to Christ but that he is a prisoner because of his relationship

Before Rulers, Authorities and all Creation

Acts 24:22-24 But Felix, having a more exact knowledge about the Way, put them off, saying, “When Lysias the commander comes down, I will decide your case.” Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from

The Great British Bake Off

Its that time of year again, when many of us are glued to the TV screen watching the efforts of many would be bakers who are trying to impress the experts with that awesome bake. There’s a lot of matching of ingredients and making sure all the right stuff is included. If the oven isn’t

The Prayer of Jehoshaphat

This prayer finds its place in 2 Chronicles Chapter 20 and is hailed by many if not all scholars as a prayer of great depth and integrity. Before we look at this prayer in order to glean instruction and edification we must look at the background of the prayer, what prompted its occurrence, its purpose and the