(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) Possibilities stretch out like the ocean’s horizon. One decision, one small turn can alter the course of a person’s life, and we don’t always see the destination before we arrive. Will we let ourselves be paralysed by doubt, or will we walk on the water … More What if God?
My old youth group encouraged JAM JARs (“Jesus and Me Just Actively Relating”) – spending time with God and journaling the testimonies He gave. I recently returned from a short Sydney trip and, travelling alone, I really appreciated my JAM JAR of life. It wasn’t just that God made the best travel companion and abundantly … More God with Us
Life has its moments –achievements and celebrations, sickness and despair. Yet, just as in marriage, when we promise to stand by one another through every season, we as the church of Christ, promise to love God at all times when we say “yes” to Him. I was sick just recently, and on the fifth day … More Loving God in Sickness and in Health
When we imagine the kingdom of God, what do we see? The streets lined with gold? The majesty of God’s throne? His justice, His love, His mercy? In Luke 17:20-21, Jesus says, “… The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom … More See the Kingdom of God
Do we serve God with the same zeal during the week as we do on Sundays? Whether we are at work, studying, spending time with people, or in the Sunday service, we are servants of God. We are His witnesses at all times, and in all places. Are our hearts prepared to worship and declare … More In Service
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
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!
[Ephesians 6:15] tells us to stand, “having shod [our] feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace…” To stand, we need to have a sure foundation; and to walk in step with the Spirit, we need to be prepared to follow where God calls us. I recently returned from a trip to Cambodia where … More Ephesians 6: Feet Fitted with Readiness
I sometimes get overwhelmed by how much the world needs God: from living day to day to large-scale disasters and injustices. I want to pray for everything, I know God knows everything, I don’t know where to start. How can we pray when there seems too much to pray for? I believe we simply need … More Praying for the “Too Much”
Working as a doctor is a mix of things – it is a celebration, a battle, a mystery, a discovery. It delivers joyful bundles of miracles, victories and life, but it also confronts me with frustrations, uncertainty, death. Through the work, the study, the consult sessions and the drives to and from work, I have … More “Help me to love.”