Place your Life Under God’s Authority

1 Kings 2: 1- 9 reveals David’s final instructions to his son Solomon who was to sit on the throne as King after him. Solomon was about to step into the role his father held. A role full of responsibility, challenges and so much more. David, as he hands the reins over to Solomon did not choose to impart strategy for battle, ideas for managing court politics or how to multiply the royal treasury. After 40 years as Israel’s King, David knew and experienced the absolute necessity of walking closely to God to serve successfully and obediently in the God … Continue reading Place your Life Under God’s Authority

When Unforgiveness Festers

Ahithophel is a name with a Hebrew origin meaning ‘Brother of Folly”. Contrary to what his name means Ahithophel was a wise, trusted and respected counsellor to King David. In 2 Samuel 16:23 we read “Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like the one who inquires of God. That was how David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel’s advice.” Absalom, King David’s third son who returns to Jerusalem after a period of exile for killing his brother Amnon, begins to conspire to overthrow his father and take the throne. In 2 Samuel 15:12 we read that Absalom … Continue reading When Unforgiveness Festers

The Believer’s Freedom

As a mum to a teenager, I do get asked quite a few ‘why’ questions that do not always have an easy answer. My son has come into an age now where he sees and then questions why some of his friends having a different moral compass to what we have demonstrated at home and have taught him. The other day on the drive to school, I was asked one of those ‘why’ questions and it was one of those questions that could not be answered quickly. Before I formulate an answer, I always try and get an idea of … Continue reading The Believer’s Freedom

The Privilege of Prayer

F.B Myer said “The greatest tragedy of life is not in unanswered prayer but in unoffered prayer”. Scripture clearly emphasises the absolute importance of prayer offering us captivating glimpses of the importance and priority Jesus gave to prayer. Jesus said in Luke 18 to always pray and not give up. Mark 14:38 “Watch and pray so that you do not fall into temptation”. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 commands us to pray without ceasing. Romans 12:12 tells us we have to be faithful in prayer. Prayer allows us to pour our hearts out to God, to meditate and wait upon Him and … Continue reading The Privilege of Prayer