Friday

Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war… 

God himself put it this way: “I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,” says God. “Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me.” The Word of the Master, God.” (2 Cor 6:14)

This always reminds me of the story of the young girl who was being harassed by her friends for not wanting to join them on their planned evening out. “What, are you you frightened that your Dad might hurt you,“ they teased? “Actually, I’m frightened that I might hurt my Dad,” She responded.

Love is as love does ❤️

Tuesday

Lord, who dares to dwell with you? Who presumes the privilege of being close to you, living next to you in your shining place of glory? Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit? (Psa 15:1)

I’d just left Bible College and we were offered a break with some other students in the south of France. Anyway, the Pastor of a small Church asked me to speak some words of words of encouragement at the Sunday service.  

We all prayed most of the night and I was excited. Then, Jesus came to Church… I remember the whirlwind of falling to my knees in abject loathing at myself – all my true thoughts, motives and desires parading in front of me!

The thing is, LOTS of people ran out of the place in fear – the few that stayed were blessed, healed and set free. 

I learned a great lesson that day – GOD is AWESOME! ❤️

Monday

… Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. (Psa 5:3)

All my heart breaking pieces of: “What can be done for ‘him’ or ‘her?’ And what about this, or that? And what can be done for them…?”

I can either shrug my shoulders in despair at all that’s happening, or talk about it all with GOD our Father, trusting and ‘knowing’ that He has heard and will answer. ❤️ 

Sunday

(GOD speaking) “To the one who comes near me, I will show myself holy; Before all the people, I will show my glory.” (Lev 10:3)

When I was first introduced to GOD, I was beside myself. Shame, anger, bitterness flooded me and I just ‘knew’ that all the stupid and ugly things I’d chosen to do (my sins), wouldn’t let me go through.

I remember the immense sorrow that threatened to carry me off and away into the darkness of even more self pity.

Then what Jesus spoke came true for me: “No one comes to the Father, but he comes through me…!” He appeared. He gently led me. I didn’t understand anything about His blood or sacrifice – I knew only of His Awesome Forgiveness and Love for me.

This is my prayer for you and yours today. X

Saturday

… focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity]… (Heb 12:2)

So many distractions, and GOD knows them all. Some are no more than gossamer and cobwebs while some are in fact quite painful.

So often we cry out, “what’s all this for?” But like someone said “love doesn’t know where it’s heading, but it knows and trusts the One who is leading.” X

Wednesday

… we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives.

Each of us is an original. (Gal 5:25)

If we could seriously grasp this truth then I’m convinced we wouldn’t go through half the la la were do!

Papà’s contentment means no more competing for attention, or putting our finances in jeopardy through trying to live well over our means. No more fighting depressive and demeaning thoughts, no more need for self gratifying toxic substances.

Lord Jesus. Please help us to lose the rubbish we’re holding onto and hang instead onto You … Amen! X

Tuesday

… discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God. (Heb 12:4)

Don’t know about you but discipline is a 2-way street to me. Giving hurts just as much as the receiving. You yearn for your child to accept and understand yet all you feel is their anger and animosity.

Lord, please give me a teachable spirit. X