Learning to ‘hope’ – it works!

2015-21.3 Isaiah 40:31 WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015 Life around us is often not lifegiving, as we are exposed to negativity, blame and criticism from others. That’s why we need a fresh impartation of God’s hope to renew what has been knocked out. The power of hope Isaiah 40:31 …Those who hope in the Lord will…

Change: New heart, new song

2015-21.1 Psalm 40:4 MONDAY, MAY 17, 2015 New songs: The screen used on BBC1 Top of the Pops in the 1980s. The show ran from 1964 to 2006 “Change the record!” Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.Many will see and fear, and put their…

Change: in the way we serve

2015-20.4 Romans 7:6 THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015 “Jobsworth, jobsworth, it’s more than me job’s worth, I don’t care, rain or snow, whatever you want the answer’s no, I can keep you waiting for hours in the queue, and if you don’t like it you know what you can do.” – from song by folk singer…

Change: The new thing God has been doing

2015-20.3 Isaiah 43:18-19 WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015 Renewal has opened the doors of the Church to the Holy Spirit and blown away a lot of religious dust. The wind that brought life Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;…

Change: God is at work

2015-20.2 Isaiah 43:18-19 TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015 Image: Mick Rock. Jim Blackwood at Howell Hill Nature Reserve, Surrey, proves it’s easier to photograph an orchid than a butterfly – but you still have to look carefully. God is at work in renewal – in ‘new things’ Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on…

We need change in order to grow

2015-19.1 MONDAY, MAY 11 2015 James 1:2 *Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. Tesco Store, Wokingham: For the weekly shop, we like to be able to find everything in a…

The mechanism of change

2015-18.5 Numbers 23:19 FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015 Image taken from the BBC News website on election night Your intention – and God’s Numbers 23:19 NIV God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change his mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not…