As you meditate on the word day and night you receive Stability; Inward nourishment and refreshment; Fruitfulness and productivity; Strength and durability; and Success
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30 Are you dissatisfied with life? Do you think the grass is greener on the other side? Are you always complaining about what you don’t have and what others do have? Envy is not good for you! Proverbs says it […]
I have a love/hate relationship with my SatNav. I love how useful it is in finding my way around the city, especially when there are traffic jams and I can ask for an alternative route. It has saved me many a time from sitting in queues by finding me short cuts. In fact sometimes, I deliberately turn down different roads to see if I can discover short cuts that will help me in the future. However, when a SatNav goes wrong, it goes very wrong.
Today we live in an instant world. Everything is at our fingertips literally. With a click of a button we can purchase clothes and food, download movies and music. Microwave meals can be cooked in less than 5 minutes. Photos of weddings we are not present at, announcements of births of friends’ friends’ children and the latest funny videos all appear within minutes on our social network sites
Recently as we have been reading through Leviticus, I have enjoyed looking up study notes and expanding my understanding of how Jesus came to fulfil the law. I am certainly grateful of the price that Jesus paid, that he became sin, sacrificed his life, took all guilt and shame, so that you and I can be free.
The Parable of the Sower in Luke 8:1-15 is probably one of the most well known parables that Jesus ever taught. Often when it is taught we hear about 4 types of people and as Christians we proudly declare that we are the good soil.
However, this parable is more about the state of our hearts. In Jesus explanation we see that all 4 types of people “heard” the word.
God wants you to bear good fruit whatever the season you are in. Psalm 1:1-3 says that the man who delights in God’s word “… is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither; whatever he does prospers.”
If we belong to Christ our old self has been crucified with Christ including our sins and passions and now as a new creation, I choose to live by the Spirit. I am not subject to the law as laid down by Moses with its regulations but I am subject to the Spirit.
Character is something we notice about people. We refer to children being like their parents, or a student being like their teacher. How someone dresses and looks can even describe their character. We notice when someone is “bland” or “colourful”.