“But the king replied to Araunah, ‘No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.’ So David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them.” 2 Samuel 24:24 NIVUK Its not that often your hear… Continue reading Insist on paying!
“She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.” Mark 14:8 NIVUK I love that little phrase, she did what she could! Its not what we think about doing or the things we are able to do that really matter! It is actually what we do that makes… Continue reading She did what she could!
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. I love these three little words, without finding fault. They tell us so much about the character and nature of God, and how he chooses to deal with… Continue reading Without finding fault!
James 1:2–3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Our attitude to the trials of life is in our control. James tells us to to adopt a mindset that sees beyond the current circumstances and recognises that… Continue reading Consider it joy!
Jonah 1:6 The captain went to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish.” It is amazing how self absorbed we have the capacity to become. We get caught up with our own lives and issues and… Continue reading How can you sleep?
Mark 5:35 (NIV) 35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” I love this story, Jairus was asking Jesus to come and help his daughter when the news came through. Your daughter is dead, why… Continue reading Why bother the teacher?
1 Thessalonians 5:8 “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet” Belonging to the day means that we have a responsibility to live differently! Paul says, since we belong to the day let us be sober!… Continue reading Belonging to the day!
Mark 6:37–44 (NIV) But he answered, “You give them something to eat.” They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?” “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.” When they… Continue reading How many loaves?
Ezra 1:5 Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites—everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem. I was struck by this verse the other day. It shows the importance of having responsive hearts to God. Those who had been… Continue reading Hearts moved by God
Galatians 3:9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. Following Jesus is all about relying on faith. That is how we are able to enjoy the blessing of God. By believing what God has said to us and about us. Remember the angels words to Mary; Luke 1:45… Continue reading Relying on faith