The basics: Living the kingdom 1

2015-09.1 Matthew 6:1 Monday, March 2, 2015 Checks before you set off Plenty of people “putting themselves forward” in the competition to become Lord Sugar’s apprentice or business partner in the BBC1 show The Apprentice. Sometimes it’s the ones who are just too full-on who fall foul of Lord Sugar and his advisors, and end up…

Hearing the still small voice 3

2015-03.3 Proverbs 16:18 Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Be humble and God will speak to you We are all prone to overreach ourselves and take a tumble – but there are ways to prevent this Proverbs 16:18 The MessageFirst pride, then the crash – the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. I GREW UP in…

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…

A Level of Prayer That Brings Change 2

2014-22.2 Matthew 6:7-13 Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Hands on and steering as necessary The Rolls Royce I remember from childhood was of this era, but not pristine like this superb example! Matthew 6:7-13“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.…

Being a disciple 5: Transformed service

 2013-39.5 Mark 10:32-45  Friday, September 27, 2013  Minister as Jesus ministered – Yesterday we looked at training and habits and the spiritual disciplines of Jesus. Which are part of your life? Where are you being prompted to grow spiritually? IN HIS MEMOIRS, The pioneer civil liberties campaigner General Ulysses Grant told the story of a…

Vision, Mission and Values 4

2013-38.4 Matthew 14:25-32 …“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water”… Thursday, September 19, 2013 The five most common vision-killers THE POINT about vision is that it is meant to be a bit of a stretch, a reaching-out to something that is not quite in our grasp. If…