One of the verses that has wedged itself in my mind fairly deeply across my entire walk with God has been the one from Hebrews: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11 … Continue reading Sleep Discipline
God knows when He needs to interrupt us. Today He interrupted me. Bringing up three significant areas of my life where I had been failing to honour Him. And challenging me to action. It was tough to be challenged and disciplined, but the real work continues. Conviction is only step 1. I began journaling repentance … Continue reading “Make haste and come down”
Around this time last year, one of the rooms of our flat hosted an unwelcome army of visitors. Ants. They came crawling up through the carpet and all over my desk, chair and work out equipment. Last year, when I first noticed it was pretty shocking, it seemed like the ground was moving. It happens … Continue reading The Ants are back!
I want to be the kind of person who lives and breathes Jesus. Who’s hobbies and free time all revolve around Him. I want to be known as a follower of Jesus, someone who loves Him and is trying to be as much like Him as possible. To be a man after God’s own heart … Continue reading Desiring to Live and Breathe: Jesus
One of the significant activities God has been leading me into over the last 5 months is the process of 'stepping out of ministry'. This has been an interesting time and I've learnt a lot. I wanted to share a bit of that journey and what it's all been like. Since October 2017, I have … Continue reading The White Flag: Called and Equipped to do much.
And it's Monday again, and it's a bank holiday at that, so I've had another good long weekend. Feels like I'm getting a lot of time off work at the moment - which isn't a bad thing. But I forced myself to write this on Monday evening again, trying to build a regular habit of … Continue reading Heroes of the Faith
Just to record some of my thought around the questions given at the end. There's only two questions, but their like 2 really long questions, made up of lots of questions. For copyright reasons, I'm rephrasing and dividing the 2 big Qs into several smaller ones. a. Do I think I'd pay more attention to … Continue reading Systematic Theology 2.b Word of God (Application)
This will be something like the 5th time I've tried to read through Wayne Grudem's systematic theology. But hopefully blogging about it will hit two birds with one stone. Get me posting regularly here again AND get me reading the book with some level of accountability. Hopefully. Also hopefully is the thought that this might … Continue reading Systematic Theology 0.a Pre-Preface
This week at our main Navs meeting, I shared some tools I use in my walk with God. The aim was to give people new ideas and help them discover new means to go deeper with God. I wanted to share a couple of mine here briefly, and then share a few that the students … Continue reading Tools for going deeper…