Walk in Love

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Walk in Love As Christians, we often want to judge people but Jesus commanded us to walk in love (John 13:34-35). In life, you are not always going to be able to control what other people do to you. At times people will do you wrong and the last thing you want to do is love them. However holding a grudge or being angry at someone is not really a choice as a believer. Just take a look at Ephesians 4:26-27 and Matthew 6:15. Yes, there will be a consequence to people’s actions and yes justice is important. But as lovers of God, we are called to forgive people and walk in love when they do us wrong. A few years ago I made a mistake at work. It was … Read More

Praising God breaks off chains

Praising God

Praising God breaks the chains off. Praising God is easy when life is going well. But what happens when we praise God in the midst of a dark situation. Praise is so much more than just singing to God. Praising God is  a weapon in our armoury that can cause the things that hold us back to be broken off us. Take Paul and Silas for example (see Acts 16). Here we see two men of God getting severely beaten, thrown into the middle of the prison (probably the maximum security section of its day), and bound in chains. Then in the darkest time of the night (around midnight), you would expect these two prisoners to be either crying from the wounds they had received or be sleeping. But instead, … Read More

Faith and fear.

Slaying Giants

Faith and fear. Faith and fear both work. Fear causes you to run away, but faith causes you to run towards the challenge. It’s funny how fear can stop you getting to where you are supposed to be and yet faith can cause you to triumph. Just look at the story of David and Goliath (see 1 Samuel 17). Goliath was all that stood between Israel and the plans God had for them. Yet this one  man, Goliath, used fear as a weapon to keep a whole nation paralysed. If you look at the story, no battle actually took place, it was all about the enemies fear and intimidation tactics that caused the soldiers not to advance. What Israel saw and heard kept them defeated. So how come David saw … Read More

Feeling alone, God never leaves us.

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Feeling alone? I’m sure at some stage we have all felt alone. Sometimes you can be surrounded by people and yet feel so alone.But no matter how it may feel we are never alone. God said that he would never leave us nor forsake us ( Hebrews 13:5). God has left us with His Holy Spirit and He is our comforter (John 14, John 16:7-8). So next time you are feeling alone, remember that the Holy Spirit lives inside you and He never leaves you alone. You are never without someone who loves you, God is love (1 John 4:16) and His presence lives inside you. Today as you start your day ask God to show His love to you. Read these scriptures out loud and remind yourself that you … Read More

Trusting God in Hard Times

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Trusting God in hard times. As a Christian, it’s so easy to say that we trust God. But what about trusting God in hard times? What happens when life doesn’t go the way we would like or the way we expected? Maybe you have had a bad medical report, a relationship falls apart or lost a business. Is God still trustworthy and is He still good when something doesn’t go the way we wanted? It’s easy to trust God in the good seasons of life, but is that really trust? Are we really trusting God through trials?  Knowing exactly the way a situation is going to turn out is not trust. In life, there are times when some things just don’t make sense. I’ve found that if I based God’s goodness and faithfulness … Read More

IS GOD STILL GOOD WHEN LIFE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE?

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Recently I’ve seen the goodness of God even when life didn’t seem all that good.   A few months ago, I released a book called, Testimonies of a Good God. It’s my story of the goodness of God, His grace and  faithfulness in my life. However in the midst of this, I have been going through one of the most challenging seasons physically that I have ever walked through. In mid-December I hurt my back and was unable to work the rest of the month due to the pain I was in. Then en-route to a family holiday in Germany, I found myself lying in an intensive care unit of a non-English speaking hospital in Belgium. In front of me, the doctor telling me that I had a severe infection … Read More

NO FEAR IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS

No Fear in Chaos

These days everywhere you look there seems to be something to fear. Images and messages of fear are broadcast over the television, over the internet and over social media. It’s easy even as a Christian to become fearful and worry about being safe. Now is it just a sign of the times or is there more to this thing. Are the images being broadcast on television just something we are supposed to accept and now live under the tyranny of fear? Now yes, obviously I know the things that are happening around the world are real and they are tragic. We need to be aware of what is happening and pray. We are to pray for the people who have been effected by evil and pray that those perpetrating these … Read More

IS YOUR MARRIAGE FIRE PROOF?

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Allowing fiery trials to define your marriage, not destroy it. 27/6/2016 Have you ever felt like your marriage is going through a fire? What does it really mean to lay down your life for your spouse? At weddings we all hear the bride or groom say their vows, for better or worse, in sickness and in health. On the day they are just words and you never really think that one day you might need to live them out. I know for me, on my wedding day I was so excited to marry my wife Tammie that I didn’t even think twice about our vows. She looked so beautiful and she was such a babe, who thinks about the sickness and in health, or the richer or poorer stuff at that … Read More

Need help reading the Bible?

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These are some of the things I’ve discovered that will  help get you motivated and inspired to get the most out of your time in the Bible.   Make time.  Life can be so busy and there is rarely any time when there is no noise. Finding time to spend in the Bible can be hard, but it’s necessary. I’m learning that if I don’t intentionally pick a time to get alone with God, it doesn’t happen and yet another day goes by with no time in the Bible. The longer it gets, the harder I find it is to get back into reading and studying my Bible. But the truth is, it’s important and we as Christians need to be spending regular time in the Bible as it is … Read More

Victory is a POSITION and a fact, not a feeling.

 Have you ever felt defeated? If you’ve been on Earth for any period of time, you will have felt defeated at least once. Over the last 19 years or so since I gave my life to Jesus, I have had many opportunities to quit and give up. There have been business ventures that went down and I lost all my money. There has been a broken relationship with a girl who I thought I was going to marry. There have been battles with my health. In spite of a lot of setbacks, the Bible says we are victorious. I have leaned over the years that victory is not a feeling, it’s a position. It is our position in Christ, what he has done, what the Bible says, and that’s a … Read More