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

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Thursday

One day in one of the villages there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus he fell down before him in prayer and said, “If you want to, you can cleanse me.”

Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there his skin was smooth, the leprosy gone. (Luke 5:12)

Do you remember when the hand of GOD last touched you? Pulled out the toxic barb, dried away the tears, drew you close and loved you so much your face nearly broke with Joy!?

7 Years ago today I got the all-clear from a cancer they said had ‘riddled me’, and only 2 days ago a CT Scan continues to show no recurrence – thank You Jesus!

It’s not about favouritism, Jesus will never turn ANYONE away …!

How about you? X

Tuesday 

GOD answer you on the day you crash, The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm’s reach, Send reinforcements from Holy Hill, Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies, Exclaim over your offerings, Celebrate your sacrifices, Give you what your heart desires, Accomplish your plans. (Psalm‬ ‭20:1)


Someone needs to hear this truth today …


The woman… stepped up in fear and trembling, knelt before him, and gave him the whole story.


Jesus said to her, “Daughter, you took a risk of faith, and now you’re healed and whole. Live well, live blessed! Be healed of your plague.” (Mark‬ ‭5:32)


Jesus doesn’t change—yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself. (‭‭Heb 13:8) X

Sunday – 9/4/17

(GOD Speaking) “Remember these things… Take it seriously… that you’re my servant. 


I made you, shaped you: You’re my servant… I’ll never forget you. I’ve wiped the slate of all your wrongdoings. There’s nothing left of your sins. 


Come back to me, come back. I’ve redeemed you.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭44:21)


Shut yourself away in your private place. Let the world cease its incessant cat calling. Stop everything and just listen your your heart … X

Saturday – 12/11/16

Jesus came down the mountain with the cheers of the crowd still ringing in his ears. Then a leper appeared and went to his knees before Jesus, praying, “Master, if you want to, you can heal my body.”


Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there, all signs of the leprosy were gone. 

Jesus said, “Don’t talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed body to the priest, along with the appropriate expressions of thanks to God. Your cleansed and grateful life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done.” (Mat ‭8:1)


This last statement just jumped right out at me … “your cleansed and grateful life, not your words, will bear witness to what (Jesus) has done.”


Lord, please help me to constantly live a clean and perennially fresh and grateful life. I want to be non judgemental and content in You. Let the life I live that’s ‘fully’ with You and indwelt by Your Holy Spirit, bear witness to what You have done in and for me – so much that it draws a hunger and thirst for You from others. Help me Lord to detract from me and my ‘needs’ and point the way in love towards You – my true Friend. Amen! X

Thursday – 18/8/16

Train me, GOD, to walk straight; then I’ll follow your true path. 


Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I’ll worship in joyful fear. From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord; I’ve never kept secret what you’re up to. 


You’ve always been great toward me—what love! You snatched me from the brink of disaster! God, these bullies have reared their heads! A gang of thugs is after me— and they don’t care a thing about you. But you, O God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit. 


So look me in the eye and show kindness, give your servant the strength to go on, save your dear, dear child! Make a show of how much you love me so the bullies who hate me will stand there slack-jawed, As you, GOD, gently and powerfully put me back on my feet. (Psalm‬ ‭86:11)


Who are these bullies but those ‘toxic things’ that I’ve bowed the knee to over the years – those that I’ve empowered with power over me …! Smoking, drinking, eating, TV choices, friendships, leaders, etc, etc!


We look to Jesus – our ‘Heaven Sent’ Saviour! Our Champion! Our Love! And we say together:


“Whom have I in heaven but You? And I have no delight or desire on earth besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.” (Psalm‬ ‭73:25) X

Monday – 18/7/16

GOD is good, a hiding place in tough times. He recognizes and welcomes anyone looking for help, No matter how desperate the trouble. (Nahum‬ ‭1:7)


Here’s something for the start of the week. A question was raised last night at Church which I’ll throw open to all here: 


“It’s quite obvious that even we who are on God’s side are not immune from the effects of sin in this World. So, for any of you who have just come through a particularly trying time, what have you learned through it?”


From what I saw and heard and witnessed, the words ‘GOD is Faithful’ was heard everywhere. Hallelujah. Amen! X