The basics: Living the kingdom 2

2015-09.2 Matthew 6:1-4 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Bigging who up?   Too often, overseas mission is portrayed as our achievements and generosity in giving – which swamps the understanding of partnership in God’s kingdom order. THE KINGDOM of God works on the basis of submission to the Father and agreement among His children. So why…

Faith comes by hearing 6

2015-05.1 1 Samuel 28:5-7 Monday, February 2, 2015 Not hearing? Don’t force the issue! Saul and the Witch of Endor, Washington Aliston, 1820 (The Five College Museums, Deerfield, Mass, USA) BEFORE leaving this topic for now, I want to cover a couple of practicalities, one unhelpful and the other very helpful. This is the unhelpful…

People who heard from God 3

2014-50.3 Genesis 41:38-40 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Insight comes at a price A grim start for a great man of God – Joseph is sold by his brothers into slavery, but he is careful to stay right with God and receives extraordinary favour in the ups and downs of life at Pharaoh’s beck and call.…

Reflections on New Wine 2014 – 16

2014-36.1 Genesis 42:6 Monday, September 1, 2014 Mike Pilavachi: I learned that it’s never about me Mike Pilavachi at New Wine 2014 IN THE previous post I related the part of Mike Pilavachi’s talk which brought out the story of Elijah, the great and powerfully anointed prophet who defeated the prophets of Baal in a…

Where praise and humility meet 3

2014-31.4 Deuteronomy 8:14 Thursday, July 31, 2014 How quickly, needing God turns to forgetting God Deut. 8:14 …When your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of…

Where praise and humility meet 2

2014-31.3 James 4:6-10, 1 Peter 5:5-7 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 What we say reveals our (humble?) heart   Praise calls for humility, to be able to agree with heaven’s perspective YESTERDAY we connected praise with humility. It takes a measure of humility, and maturity, to hand over a situation to God and praise Him for…

Where praise and humility meet 1

2014-31.2 Psalm 147:10-11 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 A different take on strength Shotputter Tom Walsh shows a strong leg   Psalm 147:10-11His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of a man;the Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.…