“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!