From the 1st August to 11th, I have been reading through the book of 1 Timothy. Here are a few of the things that have stood out to me: Stewardship > Speculations 1:4 Paul warns Timothy about being bogged down by myths and genealogies which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is … Continue reading Highlights from 1 Timothy
Parenting has changed me in lots of ways. I'm still getting to grips with most of them and probably haven't even identified half. But one of them is focus. Before having a kid, I had more free time. I'd be able to wake up at 5am most mornings and do whatever I needed/wanted for 3-4 … Continue reading Focused
One of the things I admire about the people I have read biographies for, is the number of them who would be able to deliver a talk or a sermon at the drop of a hat. Part of this ability is undeniably the work of the Holy Spirit and the person's reliance on Him for … Continue reading Always be ready
I recently had a driving test - which I passed! (Sorry, not sorry, to keep going on about it). But in the lead up to the test I found myself pulling away from God. My Bible times got less intense, my prayers became fairly surface level and I found myself drifting. When I was working … Continue reading Time with God, when’s it’s been a while!
Just wanted to quickly share some good news from last week: I passed my driving test! To be honest it was a pretty nerve racking experience, I don't usually get too nervous for tests. But this time it was undeniable. Even the examiner told me to calm down! 😀 7 driving faults to my name … Continue reading Watch out Roads! – I Passed
There is a story that Jesus tells about a farmer who goes and scatters some seed. And for various reasons the majority of seed does not grow into plants which bear fruit. Some land on rocky ground, some are eaten by animals, some get drowned by the weeds. After telling the story Jesus explains that … Continue reading God’s Word – Make Time!
One of the things that I spend an inordinate amount of times thinking about (more so in the past, but still a fair amount now) is the concept of calling. I am frequently asking myself what is God calling me to. When I was a teenager I often answered that question with something along the … Continue reading Do whatever is required.
I didn't discover the terms 'calvinism' or 'arminianism' until I came to university. Even now, I don't fully understand them or the nuances behind them. (A large part of me really doesn't want to understand them) I find it unhelpful to pit God's sovereignty against man's freewill. A bit like the age-old debate 'what came … Continue reading Eli’s Passivity vs Repentance
My wife and I have been together a long time, even before we got married I think we had been dating for 5-6 years! In the early days, when I was in the long process of winning her heart - I would make every effort to talk with her! Back in the day MSN messenger … Continue reading All night!