Given not taken

There is a statement that is out there that most of the time we don’t believe. The statement is that God is not a God who takes from us but gives. That is true but we are only given what we are obedient to receive. If we take before we are given, there are consequences. Read more to find out. … More Given not taken

Perspective

Perspective is a funny thing. Often our perspective on situations and things relies on our past experiences. But it is also controlled by our attitude. The Word of God wants us to look at things and people from God’s perspective and it is different to how we generally see them. There is a story in the Bible that clearly shows perspective. Read on to find out more. … More Perspective

The unlikely ones

Do you sometimes feel that you fall into the category of unlikely one? You think that you sin is to big for Jesus to save you, you feel your culture is too far away from God or people have spoken negative things over your life based on their perceptions. Well that’s not true. Jesus came for the unlikely ones. The apostle Paul fell into that category. He called himself the worst of sinners. How does God feel about you. Keep reading to find out more. … More The unlikely ones

Me first

Today I want you to be selfish in one area only. That is in seeking God for forgiveness. Did you know when we seek God for forgiveness, it opens the door for others to see they can be forgiven too? One by one as others seek forgiveness, it opens the door for the community to see forgiveness. But it all starts with us seeking it first. Will it start with you? … More Me first

Fighting for your family’

Sometimes in life God positions us in situations where we need to make a choice. We may be standing waiting to be invited to a special group at Church or we may be wanting a promotion at work. David faces this same situation in the Bible. Him and his men wanted to join the Philistine army to fight against the Israelites. David knew he could control the battle if he went. But God had a different battle for him to fight. Although David got offended, he submitted to authority and a bigger battle was won. Find out more by reading the blog. … More Fighting for your family’

What if there was no cross

I always find the story about Jesus’ death on the cross so sad. But a few weeks ago, God whispered these words to me – Karen what if there was no cross. Those words spoke deeply to me and I realised that the cross is powerful and changed everything – not only for those that believe but for the whole world. Can you imagine the world now if there was no cross? Read on to find out more. … More What if there was no cross

Love of God

How is your love walk going? I am not talking about how much you love God but how much you love others. Over the last few weeks God has been dealing with me over this in relation to a situation I am facing. It is not easy to show unconditional love but it is always worth it. Read on to find out more. … More Love of God

Loving the house of God

My question I am posing this week is do we love the house of God? How are you when you come into church on Sundays – full of the love of God with joy in your hearts or dragging your feet because sleeping in or the beach seems a better option. psalm 84 encourages us to love the House of God – to have joy in hearts. But we also need to remember that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit and are we portraying the love of God. Find out more. … More Loving the house of God

When God speaks life

Have you ever been in a situation where you think God has forgotten you? Maybe there is loss around your life – your career, relationships, family, friends. What do we do in those circumstances? Do we allow hopelessness and despair in? The Israelites in captivity felt the same thing. But in the midst of it, God spoke some famous words over them that would have lifted them. Read more to find out what they were. … More When God speaks life

Planning generationally

I love that God is a generational God. He has the future in mind. However, Hezekiah didn’t. He went from humility to pride to self-centredness. How do we think generationally? Are you praying and planting seeds for future generations? What does that even look like for you? What is God’s plan in your life to sow into the future generations? Find out more by reading here. … More Planning generationally

Time to step out

Are you feeling uncomfortable in your present situation? Have you felt God calling you but you are too afraid? That’s what the four lepers felt. If they stayed where they were, they would starve, they couldn’t go into town because they were unclean so they decided to step out and go to the enemy’s camp. What did they find? Their provision and the provision to save their town but no enemy. God is calling us to step out to meet the needs of others. It is time to obey the call. Read more on the blog. … More Time to step out

About to birth

Is your life at the moment messy and painful? Mine is but God showed me this morning that just before a woman gives birth to a baby, they come down the birth canal which is messy and painful. God whispered to me I am doing a new thing. God is about to give birth to something glorious so hang in there. Read further to find out more. … More About to birth

Facts v truth

I have had a couple of weeks where circumstances have gotten on top of me more times than I can count. But what do we do in those times? Frankly, I would like to crawl away and hide but that is not how I grow in God. What I need to do is separate the facts from the truth and keep my eyes on the truth of God’s Word more than on the facts. Find out more by reading the blog. … More Facts v truth

When the picture looks messy

Have you ever had one of those weeks or months where everything seems chaotic and out of control? There seems to be one crisis after another. How do we deal with those times of chaos in a godly way? We can’t just run away, although that is one option. Read the blog to find out more and receive inspiration. Your tapestry of messy threads will one day turn over to reveal a beautiful picture. But until then… … More When the picture looks messy

Waiting and trusting

Have you ever been in a situation where you faith was put to the test? It happened to me last Saturday when my son went missing. All I could hold on to was my faith in God and trust Him that He had it. The father of the prodigal son probably felt like I did. But when the good new came, a celebration ensued. But what do you do in the middle? Read the blog to find out more. … More Waiting and trusting

From tragedy to triumph

Last time I blogged on from triumph to tragedy. This time it’s the other way around as our story continues. Jesus’ death on the cross looked like the end and a real tragedy. But this crucifixion was like no other and after Jesus gave up His Spirit and died, what happened next is what has given people hope for 2000 years. This setting us free from sin, guilt, shame and fear and giving us all a life of love, joy and peace. It’s a gift but a gift has to be taken and all have the opportunity to receive. Read the blog for more. … More From tragedy to triumph