There is part of the Lord’s Prayer that asks God the father for daily bread. It is reminiscent of the Old Testament story of God providing mana from heaven to feed his people in the wilderness. This week I read Exodus and one of the things that stood out to me and challenged me was … Continue reading Trusting God for daily bread
In case you haven’t heard, I’m studying the Bible! If you’ve got yourself an ESV study Bible, you’ll notice there’s about 50 odd pages of introductions before you actually get to Genesis 1:1. Being an enthusiastic person, who struggles to do things half-heartedly. I’m reading through the introductions and studying them too (a slight distraction). … Continue reading An Overview of the Bible
A few years ago, I sat down with Robert Clinton’s book: Strategic Concepts - strategies that clarify a focused life. And worked slowly through it, day-by-day, doing the activities and journaling through many of the questions. The end result was, among many other things, a statement which I have defined as my life purpose. Over … Continue reading Life Purpose
Who is this Man? Jesus is the Miracle-Worker, healing those that come to Him with faith, multiplying food for those who eagerly listen without concern for their rumbling-stomachs, walking on water in order to be present with those whom He loved. Jesus is the Masterful-Teacher, instructing the crowds, challenging the religious experts and nurturing His … Continue reading Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
Here's a warning, you know how people talk about having a love-hate relationship with things? Like Marmite, work, exercise or [[something humorous], well that's not the case for me with Journaling (apparently a new verb to the English language!).. No, Journaling has had a love-like relationship with me for many years. I started when I … Continue reading A reason for Journaling
What if Christ actually compelled us? What if we were completely enamoured with Him so that everything else in our lives looked like utter rubbish? What if He alone stood in the 'vision statement' for your life, marriage, career and ministry? What would change? Would you end up sleeping more than you do, or less? … Continue reading What would change?
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
We all have agendas, some of them are big and important, some a small and silly. We set ourselves an agenda each week when we go shopping. We look at our watches, outside the doors of aldi, and we see if we can make it round the shop, past the checkouts and back out the … Continue reading Agenda Item #1 See the person