The disciples are in a big storm on the Sea of Galilee and they are cold, wet and scared. In the last watch of the night they see a figure in the waves. They are terrified and think it is a ghost ‘but Jesus immediately said to them ‘take courage! It is I. Do not be […]Read More Dealing With the Storms of Life
Elijah was a man who prayed great prayers of faith and who saw God deliver him time and time again. On one occasion ‘… He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Then he prayed again, and the heavens gave rain, […]Read More Persevering in Prayer: Lessons from Elijah
Last week I wrote about how Moses was called and how he had his eyes on himself and not on God (see here). When I read about this in Exodus 3-4, I was also struck by how God reveals different aspects of himself as he demonstrates to Moses that he is the Almighty God. As […]Read More Seeing God’s Nature in the Call of Moses
In Exodus 3-4 God calls Moses to go to Egypt and rescue the Israelites. The Lord Almighty does this by speaking to him out of a bush, revealing wonders of who he is and demonstrating his power through signs. Yet during this incredible encounter with God, Moses does not focus on the wonder and majesty […]Read More Lessons From Moses: Are Your Eyes On You or God Today?
Stories that are worth meditating on are those of the great heroes of faith many of whom are listed in Hebrews 11. All of them spent years and even decades doing what looked like very little on the surface but God was working. In particular Joseph comes to mind, his story is told in Genesis […]Read More Keeping Hope in Our Lives
I am inspired when I read the Old Testament through the lens of the New Testament and see God foretelling Jesus’s life, death and resurrection hundreds of years before it happened. Today I read Genesis 21-22 where God asked Abraham to give up his son as a burnt offering1 to him. Isaac asks what they […]Read More Seeing Jesus in Abraham’s Testing
God’s ways are not our ways and are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). This means that sometimes he asks us to do things which don’t make logical sense and require us to take a step of faith. ‘Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see’ (Hebrews 11:1). […]Read More Steps of Faith
Psalm 46:10: ‘be still and know that I am God…’ or as the NASB version says ‘cease striving and know that I God…’ is one of my go to Bible verses. It is a reminder that God is sovereign over everything, that he is in control and that I can trust him. I need to […]Read More Be Still and Know That I Am God
Last week I wrote about the inspiring story of Esther (see here). This week I am staying on the theme of amazing women in the Bible and looking at Ruth. Ruth was a Moabite, Moab is a country that seduced Israel into doing evil (Numbers 25) and was not at all liked. Despite this, when […]Read More Ruth: A Woman of Faith and Noble Character
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
I have been reflecting today on how profound and wonderful it is that God loves me. God loved me before I acknowledged that he existed (Ephesians 1: 4-6) and he loved me before I accepted Jesus as my Lord and saviour and admitted my sin. I love how Romans 5:6-7 puts it: ‘You see, at […]Read More God’s amazing love for us
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
I’m in a season of change and uncertainty about what I will do moving forward; I’m finding it tough particularly not to get anxious about the future. Writing this post has forced me to look into what the Bible says about change and anxiety and it has brought me peace and comfort. When I feel […]Read More Change is hard but God is with you!
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
Jeremiah 40-45 tells of how the Babylonians had left a remnant of Jews in Judah after they had conquered the country and taken many Jews into exile in Babylon. Now the Jews left in Judah freaked out because the governor that the Babylonians had put over them was assassinated and they were worried of repercussions. […]Read More God’s will not mine