A friend of mine once shared her revelation of how envy was so deeply entwined in our everyday lives. Recently, I have been thinking about this again, and I realise that I have been jealous about many things. At the heart of jealousy is comparison; desiring to be or to have something else. At the … More Counter-Attack on Jealousy
Welcome to the battlefield. Behind the mask of daily routines, warriors are making their cry heard, though they may not always be aware of it. [Ephesians 6:12] says: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of … More Battle for the Earth
Hope is one of the greatest themes of humanity. Seen throughout history, immortalised in film, and present in the background of every day, hope drives us onward. But what do we hope for exactly? Just thinking of the last few times I have heard others speak about hope, these things come to mind; we hope … More What do we hope for?
Last week, I was doing some questions for a study when I paused to reflect on the reason we call the gospel “good news”. I know it is good; I call it good, I know it gives me joy, and I know it has been my hope in life. Yet more than this, I see … More The news is good!
I’m back at the story of David, caught in the tornado of his crazy life and his incredible walk of faith. He was shepherd boy, giant-slayer, fugitive, king of Israel, a sinner, a worshipper, a man after God’s own heart. David’s life championed certain values and one of these is that we should always honour … More Honouring the Lord’s Annointed
Have you ever had to do something you felt unqualified for? You may have been thinking, “Why me?”, “Is this really ok?”, “What should I do?” When God asks us to do something, we can be confident that it will never be outside our capability because the God who made us knows exactly what we … More The Unqualified
We could travel to the ends of the earth, see every culture, learn every language, taste every delicacy, try every hobby and meet thousands of people, but it would never be enough. We could rise to the top of our careers, find fame and fortune, make a beautiful family and still, it would never be … More Never Enough
My sister introduced me to a new digital art program last week. She set it up, taught me the shortcuts and let me have a go. “It’s the Samaritan woman at the well,” we decided as my first piece began to take shape. As I drew, I thought about her story, her encounter with Jesus. … More He Knows Me
A daughter cried out for her Father, a princess for her King, a counsellor sat with Wisdom held tightly his lap. This was a meeting of of different walks joined together in the pursuit of one thing, in the pursuit of the Only One. I sat there that day in the prayer meeting, marvelling at … More All for One
The Belt of Truth is another piece of spiritual armour that helps us to stand. In [John 14:6], Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Truth forms the core of our beliefs because if there is no truth, there is no point … More Ephesians 6: Belt of Truth