‘If’ and ‘Any’

Philippians 2:1 “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion” That verse although an incomplete sentence is exactly where I to focus on today. But as we delve deep into that one verse it is important to read further and get some context of what Paul was talking about. In verses 2-5 Paul goes on to say that if we have any of those things, then we should be like minded, having the same love, be one in spirit and purpose. … Continue reading ‘If’ and ‘Any’

Soul over Stuff

“A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15) This profound statement made by Jesus was said when he taught about the Parable of the Rich Fool and can be read here Luke 12:13-21.  This is not a story about whether having riches is good or bad, or if having them makes one a fool or not. Jesus wants us to understand what truly matters in life. Hoarding possessions and trying to find happiness and security in them is as futile as building your house without a foundation. Let’s look at this passage and see … Continue reading Soul over Stuff

What defines your Identity and Service?

The book of Philippians is a letter written by Paul to the church of Philippi .When he was imprisoned (Philippians 1:13-14) – a sort of house arrest in Rome (Acts 28:14-31), the church of Philippi sends Epaphroditus bearing some gifts to Paul and he sends this letter back with Epaphroditus to be read to all at the church of Philippi. As I read Philippians 1:1-11, I am always struck by Paul’s attitude while he was not allowed freedom of movement outside his present home. Does this feel familiar to us at this time. We all might be at different levels … Continue reading What defines your Identity and Service?

Teach Me….

Today I am going to be touching upon three verses that really stood out to me this week, two of which are by Moses and one by King David. The common thread between these verses that God used to point something out to me this week is… Teach me. Exodus 33:13 “Teach me your ways so that I may know you and continue to find favour with you.” Psalm 86:11 “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number … Continue reading Teach Me….

Gift of Time

Living with limits is the new norm at the moment. Living life with some confinement and limitation is something that we are all experiencing now. Limits on where you can go – only of it is essential, we are allowed to venture out. Limits on some essential items at the grocers – so as to have enough for everyone. To tackle what was allowed and not allowed, things were quickly categorised into essential and non-essential. It does not necessarily mean what is good and what is not but rather what is deemed essential and non-essential in the current climate. Living … Continue reading Gift of Time

Lord, Realign my Perspective

During these challenging days I realise that I have good days and not so good ones and on the not so good days I have to be intentional about realigning my perspective. Consider your perspective and the difference it can make in how you feel about things that happen in your life. Perspective can be a powerful thing isn’t it. The power of one’s perspective changes how we feel, think, see things and as a consequence how we behave. Luke 24:13-35 is one such story where the perspective of two people was drastically changed. The story happens on resurrection Sunday. … Continue reading Lord, Realign my Perspective

Raise, Strengthen and Deepen

God’s ways are higher , He has a divine purpose for His timing and He will turn all that the enemy means for evil, for our good Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Waiting on God is no foreign notion to most of us. God hears our cries but sometimes He delays for a reason, because His ways are not our ways. In Psalm 69:17 David … Continue reading Raise, Strengthen and Deepen