Monday

(GOD speaking) “This is the kind of fast day I’m after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts.

What I’m interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families.

Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The GOD of glory will secure your passage.

Then when you pray, GOD will answer. You’ll call out for help and I’ll say, ‘Here I am.’

“If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims, quit gossiping about other people’s sins, If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.

I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places— firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again. (Isa 58:6)

A promise of a FULL LIFE – even in the emptiest of places! ❤️

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Thursday

“I am GOD, your God, who has distinguished you from the nations. So live like it.. live holy lives before me.“ (Lev 20:26)

“How?” We ask. When all our good intentions and best wishes get drowned in whirlpools of doubt and unbelief the minute we hit the street!

… God sent us his Son in human form to identify with human weakness. Clothed with humanity, God’s Son gave his body to be the sin-offering so that God could once and for all condemn the guilt and power of sin. So now every righteous requirement of the law can be fulfilled through the Anointed One living his life in us.

And we are free to live, not according to our flesh, but by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit! (Rom 8:3). X

Wednesday – 30/11/16

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 


Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. 


Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (Rom 12:1)


Yes please Lord. And with Your Help …. x

Friday – 29/4/16

Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place, but now I’m in step with your Word. (Psalm‬ ‭119:65)


Pause here and think. How do I ‘answer’ You Father… ???


Teach me good judgment, wise and right discernment, and knowledge, for I have believed (trusted, relied on, and clung to) Your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now Your word do I keep [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it]. (Psalm‬ ‭119:66) X 

Monday – 25/4/16

Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity. (1 John‬ ‭2:15)


Although this was written 2 thousand years ago it’s still relevant today!
Write down everything that you ‘want’ and then judge each one based on their merits or your need to ‘belong’ with the crowd. The latest clothes. The latest Phone… 


You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity. Yes. (Phil‬ ‭4:19). X

Wednesday – 2/3/16

Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. (Rom‬ ‭8:39)


How …? How has Jesus so embraced us so that ‘nothing’ can get between us and God’s love? 


By His Spirit! 


“I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back. In just a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you’re in me, and I’m in you.” (John‬ ‭14:18). X

Friday – 2/10/15

Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ… (2 Peter‬ ‭3:18)
OK …. but ‘how’ Lord?
We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love. (Eph 4:15)
(Jesus tells us): “living apart from me you can do nothing. Therefore live ‘with‘ me and fulfil all you’ve been born for.” X