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God reflections, being acutely aware of sin

God reflections, being acutely aware of sin

When you become a Christian the veil of sin is lifted and you see the world for what it truly is. You see the lives around utterly dominated by sin and you see how sin tries, and succeeds, to invade those…

The Lord as your defender and your temple of faith

The Lord as your defender and your temple of faith

Today I read 1 Corinthians 3:11-17 and was reminded of the protection that God gives me and of the effort that he has done in creating a strong foundation for my faith. It also reminds me to keep my faith pure, and from…

Being called and those whom the Lord calls

Being called and those whom the Lord calls

As part of my studies, Corinthians 1:26-31 has reminded me of some important facts. God rarely chooses the strong, noble, powerful or influential except when he sets out to humble them (Paul of Tarsus). Typically he chooses those who do not ask, want or…

Receiving the life light

Receiving the life light (Lectio Divina – Day 31)

I was challenged on Saturday to look closer at John 1:12-18 which gave me great comfort. Because when you receive Jesus into your life you become a child of God. Your biological beginnings matter not anymore to yourself because you then know…

Which disciple are you

Which disciple are you? (Lectio Divina – Day 30)

On Friday I was challenged to look at Luke 24:1-12 and was asked which disciple I felt i was most like and why? For me it was easy to answer this as it was Peter. I was given the news that Jesus…

Eyes screwed shut (Lectio Divina – Day 6)

I am making good progress in Matthew thanks to my 160 day devotional plan. Today I was challenged to look at Matthew 13:10-17 which is set when Jesus had said the parable of the sower and he was asked by…

Walking with Jesus

Walking with Jesus (Lectio Divina Day 5)

Reading through Matthew I am asked to take a closer look at 11:28-30 which reads as follows. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from…

Jesus the Healer

Jesus the Healer (Lectio Divina – Day 4)

Matthew 9:18-26 was my challenge today as I read through my 160 plan. This plan will take me all the way through the new testament whilst helping me with my knowledge, faith and understanding of the message of the Bible.…

The Calling of Matthew

The Calling of Matthew (Lectio Divina – Day 3)

Day 3 of my 160 plan is about Matthew 9:9-13 and is about the calling of Matthew who was a hated and despised tax collector. It’s a relatively short passage but it covers some important points. Jesus calls him to join…

Using “Timothy” to be a better Christian

Using “Timothy” to be a better Christian

This morning I read 1 & 2 Timothy because I was struggling during some troubling times. I am–and if I am being brutally honest, being severely tested in my faith. It is probably not prudent to say who, how or why I…

Having a relationship with God

Having a relationship with God

I talk to God as a loving son would do to his father. God loves me and I love Him. He wants to have a relationship with me, and I want to have a relationship with Him, and that word…