Friday

Let the word of Christ live in you richly, flooding you with all wisdom. Apply the Scriptures as you teach and instruct one another with the Psalms, and with festive praises, and with prophetic songs given to you spontaneously by the Spirit, so sing to God with all your hearts! (Col 3:16)

Let. Let. Let. Let. Let. Let ….. please Father help me to ‘want to’ let the word of Your Christ live in me richly. Amen. ❤️

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Saturday

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?”

God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children.

And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance!

We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him! (Rom 8:15)

The Bible is full of verbs, full of ‘doing words!’ And to me the biggest is ‘choosing.’ We can choose to curl up and quit, or we can limp on through and share in the Victory our Jesus has won for us.

I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love GOD, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that GOD, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Deu 30:19). X

Friday

Jesus said, “…Take it from me: Unless a person is born from above, it’s not possible to see what I’m pointing to—to God’s kingdom.” “How can anyone,” said Nicodemus, “be born who has already been born and grown up? You can’t re-enter your mother’s womb and be born again. What are you saying with this ‘born-from-above’ talk?” Jesus said, “You’re not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation—the ‘wind-hovering-over-the-water’ creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new life—it’s not possible to enter God’s kingdom. When you look at a baby, it’s just that: a body you can look at and touch. But the person who takes shape within is formed by something you can’t see and touch—the Spirit—and becomes a living spirit.

“So don’t be so surprised when I tell you that you have to be ‘born from above’—out of this world, so to speak. You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed next. That’s the way it is with everyone ‘born from above’ by the wind of God, the Spirit of God.” (John 3:3)

It’s a prerequisite that we can’t avoid to keep. X

Sunday – 16/7/17

Jesus replied, “… anyone who sacrifices home, family, fields—whatever—because of me will get it all back a hundred times over, not to mention the considerable bonus of eternal life.”


“This is the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.” (Mat‭ 19:28)


We were talking about prayer last night and in particular and especially the difference between the ‘oh poor me‘ prayers and the ‘oh poor them!’


Lord, I really do want to be like you, so like the song says: break my heart for what breaks yours – Amen. X

Sunday – 26/6/16

When Jesus saw him stretched out by the pool and knew how long he had been there, he said, “Do you want to get well?” (John‬ ‭5:6)


This seemingly innocent question jumped out at me late last night. So this morning I re-read the whole sentence:


Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there was a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, with five alcoves. Hundreds of sick people—blind, crippled, paralyzed—were in these alcoves. One man had been an invalid there for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him stretched out by the pool and knew how long he had been there, he said, “Do you want to get well?” (John‬ ‭5:1)


It seems that we can all become so ‘accepting’ of our lot, that we just plod on stoically…!


Jesus is challenging us all Child of the Living God. Let Hope arise as you hear His Heart … X

Sunday – 19/6/16

Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God. Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time. (Heb 12:14)


John Maxwell’s father tells his son a story in which in every interaction, there are three roads that we can take:


1. The low road, where I’m out to get you,

2. The middle road, where I’ll basically treat you as you treat me, and

3. The high road, where I’ll treat you well regardless of how you treat me.


(John writes) When I was younger, I watched my dad, time and time again, treat people well, no matter what. Often that meant he treated them much better than they treated him. As a young person, I sometimes wished that he would fight for himself more, that he would exercise his rights more. But he didn’t. Instead, he consistently traveled the high road in every relationship. He gave way. He let things go. He forgave. He loved people anyway.


I remember once hearing a man ask Dad his opinion of a man who had spoken badly about him.


“I think he’s a fine man,” Dad said.
In response the questioner said, “Well, he’s said a lot of terrible things about you! What do you say to that?”


I’ll never forget Dad’s response: “You asked me what I thought of him, not what he thought of me.”


Think about it. X

Sunday – 17/4/16

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. 


Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! 


Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. (Col 3:15)


3 Points, each preceded by the request ‘Let’ … 


OK Lord, I hear You 😌 x