And I continually long to know the wonders of Jesus more fully and to experience the overflowing power of his resurrection working in me. I will be one with him in his sufferings and I will be one with him in his death. (Phil 3:10)

My wife was recounting some of the problems she was facing at work this morning over breakfast, and I must admit the temptation to dismiss the issues she was going through with my own was extremely high. Only when her passions rose and I sensed her need did I re-focus, begin to connect and offer any support.

Isn’t this what the above Scripture means?

Lord, I need to focus more on you and your concerns. I know that I don’t have any real power to help people and that the only way to truly offer anyone any Heavenly assistance is to embrace the overflowing power of your resurrection working in me. I need to let go of my own concerns and trust you to fix them so that I can be (and remain), one with you in the sufferings you have for your children – my brothers and sisters. And Lord, I really do need to die to the things this world constantly tempts me with. Amen. ❤️


Friday – 22/7/16

Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! 

…if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. br>

…for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God’s terms. It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? br>

When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s! (Rom 8:5)br>

Father, I choose to be dead to ‘self’ and alive to You! Hallelujah! X