The timeless hymn of ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ by Thomas Obediah Chisholm has been on my mind this week, particularly the chorus: Great is Thy Faithfulness Great is Thy Faithfulness Morning by morning new mercies I see And all I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me After a […]Read More Great is Thy Faithfulness
I have had an anthem this week which I keep coming back to; it has helped me to communicate with God through some tough things and has really lifted me. It’s a song called ‘Raise a Hallelujah’ by Bethel Music and it is all about the power of praise when things are difficult. Here is […]Read More Raise a Hallelujah, Heaven Comes to Fight For Me
This morning I woke up feeling groggy. After peeling myself out of bed and feeling a bit grumpy with that Monday morning feeling, I put on Christian radio. I heard the song ‘Oh Happy Day’ by the Edwin Hawkins Singers and it transformed my mood. The song is very simple; these lines are repeated over […]Read More Oh Happy Day!
I often come to God in prayer and begin straight away with requests and petitions. I was therefore struck by a tweet that I saw earlier in the week where Terry Virgo is reflecting on John 15:9: “Abide in my love” must require our spending time (each day) simply enjoying the wonder that he loves […]Read More Abide in My Love
Last week I wrote about seeking God for revival and how we can all participate in praying regardless of our capacity. This week I am continuing on the theme of reaching the lost, with a focus on unreached people groups. This is because as Jesus said in John 14:6 ‘….I am the way and the […]Read More A Call to Pray for Unreached People Groups.
On the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, two older ladies in 1949 were stirred by Isaiah 44:3: ‘For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground;I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.’ They decided to pray for people to come to know God […]Read More Seeking God for Revival
Today was very special for me; I walked the 20 minutes up a valley needed to see this beautiful bluebell carpet, it was breath-taking and the smell was amazing. Due to four years of chronic illness (more on that here) and living away from the area before then I haven’t seen them in years. The […]Read More Cultivating a Spirit of Thankfulness
Last week I wrote a tribute to a good friend of mine called Dai (see here) where I mentioned that the psalm he clung to during his battle with cancer was Psalm 34. Dai and his wife Maggie spent several months away from home as he had his treatment and they attended a different church. […]Read More Jehovah a Provider and Deliverer-Psalm 34
King Nebuchadnezzar was very proud and arrogant about the kingdom he had built in Babylon and the power he had over it. God decides to teach him a lesson in humility; he warns him that if he continues to not acknowledge God as King over all the earth; he will be made like an animal […]Read More The Danger of Being Prideful
Daniel’s colleagues were jealous of the favour he had with King Darius, they looked for a way to get him removed from the King’s service and discovered that he worked hard and with integrity, there was nothing that they could pin on him. They realised that the only way to jeopardize Daniel was to make […]Read More Daniel’s Resolve to Keep Praying
The people are in great trouble and distress, they have returned to Jerusalem from exile and the city itself is in a state of disrepair. Nehemiah finds this out and he weeps, then he seeks God on their behalf through prayer day and night. He confesses the sins of the Israelite nation as well as […]Read More A Call to Pray for the Nation
The parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-23) has been speaking to me about strongholds in thinking. In this parable Jesus is talking about the four different things that can happen to people when they hear about his Kingdom. He illustrates each type of person by a seed and whether it grows to a healthy plant: […]Read More Breaking strongholds in thinking
Ephesians 6:10-20 (the armour of God) is one of my go-to passages in the Bible. This is because we need all the pieces of the armour to protect us; we are in a spiritual battle as verse 12 makes clear: ‘For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the […]Read More Pray The Armour of God Often
This week my identity in Christ has been on my mind, I have been dwelling on the fact that I am chosen (John 15:16), loved and accepted by God because of what Jesus did on the cross for me (Galatians 2:20; Romans 15:7). I am in fact God’s child (John 1:12), this is profound and […]Read More My Identity in Christ
I was reminded recently of how helpful it can be to use the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) as a way to structure a time of prayer. Here are some of my thoughts as I have gone through it today: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name (v9): I often come straight to God with […]Read More The Lord’s Prayer a Template for Prayer