The Importance Of Perspective

Numbers 13 explains how Moses sent 12 spies into the Promised Land to report what the land, people and produce was like. 10 come back and tell the Israelites that there is no way they can take the land because the people are huge, very numerous and have fortified cities. Only Joshua and Caleb bring […]

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Abide in My Love

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 […]

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Seeking God for Revival

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 […]

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A Call to Pray for the Nation

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 […]

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Pray The Armour of God Often

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 […]

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God’s will not mine

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. […]

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