Archive for the ‘Bible’ Category

Growing Intentions

17/04/2020

Tending to some the herbs from in the garden… all were gifted by friends. I am so glad they havent died on me! That is because they came with instructions on the care needed, and I have worked to ensure they are followed…

Reminds me of Colossians 2:6,7 “As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built and built up in Him, established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding with thanksgiving”

Yes we need to be intentional to continue growing well.

In All Circumstances

19/03/2020

Integrity When No One Sees

18/03/2020

The virus has come to my nation, spreading itself speedily. To try and slow down the spread, a fortnight of restricted movement has begun. At the start of these two weeks, I am reminded to live (walk) in the midst of our abodes (within my house) with simplicity, uprightness, integrity, and from the inside out. That our conduct shown in our emotions, passions, is that of courage and boldness (perfect heart)

Start as we mean to continue, and number our days well.

The Season

18/01/2013

 

The whole day. The entire day. It rained. And rained. And rained.

It was either heavy or a drizzle. And by heavy, I mean tropical monsoon style, with lashing winds and driving rain.

IMG_6123Some places flooded. Sigh. Some places were impassable. Some folk didn’t get to work. Children were late for school as their parents queued to drop them in shaded areas snaked around corners and out the school gates.

But I know some places need the rain. Ah well.

I am suddenly reminded of the Bible verse Matthew 5:44 which says “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Thoughtful fodder….

A Timely Reminder

14/04/2012
It had been one of those weeks.
Tiring people.
Sapping weather.
Difficult moments.
I was misunderstood.
I had been misinformed.
I was mistakenly told off more than once.
I had to keep reminding myself to stay focused, keep pressing on with what I needed to do.
Then on the way home with Arrow #3, we saw this.

Amazed that I managed to catch a shot of it. Delighted that it was flying repeatedly overhead. Humbled by the reminder.

Isaiah 40:31But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Eagles soar with the hot currents. They dont flap.

They fly above the circumstances. They are not grounded.

They can see with piercing sharpness and the small details. And yet have a full grasp of the surroundings and the big picture.

I am grateful for the reminder.

Paying Close Attention

15/04/2011

I am convicted

“You say, “I know I am right with God”— yet the “high places” still remain in your life. There is still an area of disobedience. Do you protest that your heart is right with God, and yet there is something in your life He causes you to doubt? Whenever God causes a doubt about something, stop it immediately, no matter what it may be. Nothing in our lives is a mere insignificant detail to God.”

Reading from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest today.

In This Season

02/03/2011

2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

This is the season I am in right now.

But more about that later.

FEAR!

09/01/2011

I read this recently.

The fact is that most fear is not based on fact. Much of what we fear is based on a feeling. According to an old saying, “Fear and worry are interest paid in advance on something you may never own.” And Aristotle explained, “Fear is pain arising from anticipation of evil.”

So true.

So what do I fear?

Earlier, at the Sunday Service, the preacher spoke about Honouring God and touched on the topic of fear. We serve what we fear.

Again, so true.

Time to re-examine my own life. A good start to the New Year.

 

Increase in Love

12/08/2009

Couldn’t resist doing this.

I love this Word Filled Wednesday.Love

Thanks Ro….

WFW

Lamp & Light

02/10/2008

God’s Word is a Lamp to my feet, a Light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Lamps and lights illuminate. They shine into the darkness and the darkness cannot resist. It has to flee. Darkness is the absence of light.

Lamps and lights show the way. They help to make sure we are on the right track.

Lamps and lights brighten up the dark space. They help to show what the potential pitfalls are.

Similarly the Word of God. There are many promises attached to us keeping the Word of God. This blogsite is dedicated to sharing more (short) insights and discoveries to the Word of God, as well as to encourage one another in our walk of obedience.

Today, ask the Holy Spirit, the best Counselor, Teacher and Guide, to show you insights into His Word unlike anything you have had before.

May you be blessed with the reading of His Word.