Think about this for a second. Jesus knew. He goes into that room with His disciples. He knows He is going to be betrayed. He knows it is Judas who will turn against him. He knows that He has been sold out for a handful of silver. Stabbed in the back by one He has … Continue reading Jesus knew that Judas would betray him.
"She turned herself back, and saw Jesus"Joh 20:14 The Love of MaryWe must remember that Mary in the garden was eagerly seeking for the Lord. She was filled with a love that would not let Him go. Others might leave the garden in despair: Mary must still haunt the sacred precincts. It was dark, and … Continue reading Turning Back to See
"And that is why, if we are ever to wait nobly, in the teeth of all our natural impatience, we must be taught to love the Lord our God." "I wait on thee." (Psa_25:21) In the great biblical thought of waiting upon God there are several interwoven strands of meaning, and it is well to … Continue reading Waiting Upon God
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12) Ah! The "Golden Rule" is so straightforward, isn't it? Sometimes we make things, especially religious things, far too complicated and complex. I love the Bible because it is so often … Continue reading Do to others what you would have them do to you.
He commanded that something should be given her to eat (Mar_5:43) The Manifestation of the Divine and Human Jesus This is an exquisite and charming instance of the thoughtfulness of Jesus. Such a detail would never have been given had this been a story of the imagination. Jairus and his wife would forget everything in … Continue reading The Thoughtfulness of Jesus
by LISA BLAIR The story about Christ washing feet is a parable. Washing feet is metaphoric. Christ was demonstrating how to humble ourselves in service to others. This story illustrates a spiritual lesson – we should always behave in a spirit of humility, loving others, and becoming like Christ. There was a time when I … Continue reading Is Washing Feet more than a Foot Washing?
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith [our ability to confidently trust in God and in His power].”Luke 17:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
There is a reason we need to humbly request the Lord to increase our faith.
The number one reason is because as we increase our faith (which means trust) in our Beloved we get to know Him ,love Him and worship Him more and more thereby getting ever closer to Him.
The number two reason is that when our faith increases so too does our confidence in the Lord whenever satan comes a knocking. Having confidence in the Lord terrifies satan and his minions. Number three is because when others observe our faith it is a great witness to the power of Christ. This is a powerful witnessing tool.
Show me the way, Lord, let my light shine As an example of…
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Forgiveness is not just a religious thing,
It’s for Everyone who wants to be emotionally and spiritually Free
I can choose to replay hurtful scenarios in my mind or I can choose to let it go and forgive for the sake of my well being.
I know its easier said then done but seriously if you think about it , replaying hurtful things in your mind and carrying bitterness everywhere you go – sounds more miserable.
Forgiveness is not a one time thing , it’s a daily process.
Choosing every day to forgive is another step closer to complete freedom .
Forgiving yourself is important too
This is something I struggle with daily .. I am quite hard on myself but all it does is ruin my peace and joy.
All humanity is flawed
We have to understand we are imperfect people..this will give us room to have compassion for…
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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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BY PETER KROL Perhaps you’ve heard that love is patient and kind (1 Cor 13:4). That it does not envy or boast. I’m willing to wager you’ve either seen these words on a plaque or heard them at a wedding, or both. And what mood do these words create when you hear them read? Comfort? … Continue reading The Love Chapter