Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. - 1 Peter 5:8-9 Satan is no play or pretend thing. He and … Continue reading Resist him (Satan).
It’s strange how certain activities trigger memories that unlock a world I have yet to understand. Physical actions gently push my mind, nudging my world closer to the words that I struggle to comprehend. Words that need to find a place in my heart. Require a practical understanding so I can relate to them in my own way. So I can learn to pronounce, remember and recognise them. To understand what they mean to me and others. I need that word to become visual almost tactile to revival something of it’s self to me. It’s a slow often frustrating way of learning. Taking time with just one word, allowing it to guide me in practical way.
The word Koinonia came into my life this week. I must have heard it before but for some reason I locked onto the word and tried to unpick what it means to me.
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"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, etc." - Matthew 6:9 This prayer begins where all true prayer must commence, with the spirit of adoption, "Our Father." There is no acceptable prayer until we can say, "I will arise, and go unto my Father." This child-like spirit soon perceives the … Continue reading “Our Father.”
● "I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach." - Charles Spurgeon ● "The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history." - Andrew Murray ● "We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties." - … Continue reading Encouragement to pray.
DR. TONY EVANS “And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans … Continue reading When Life Gives You Detours
He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him. Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require. Then I said, “Behold, I come; in the scroll of the book … Continue reading I lay down My life that I may take it again.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee. - 2Co_12:9 What the thorn was of which the apostle speaks is a question we never can answer. A hundred explanations have been given, yet certainty has never been obtained. Each age has its own interpretation, each commentator has his chosen theory, and we are … Continue reading Free Grace
And GOD'S grace was so powerfully at work in them. - 📖 Acts 4 : 33 📖 He that can't handle being part of a community, must be careful to be alone. So writes Dietrich Bonhoeffer about humanity ages ago. People hurt each other, disappoint each other and stab each other in the back. That's why … Continue reading You do need other people!
Forgiveness is the well from which we draw the water to wash others' feet." - D. Siler