Let God be your Fuel and Fire

Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah belonged to a family of priests in Benjamin. In Jeremiah 1 we read how God calls Jeremiah to be His prophet. The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah saying “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” When God says something so profound and clear with a specific plan for you, you might think that you would feel thoroughly equipped, emboldened and well positioned to step into the role and carry out the task God … Continue reading Let God be your Fuel and Fire

I Have Called You Friends

Jesus is our king, our Lord and Saviour and also our friend. We don’t have to choose between Him being our Lord or our friend. He is both to us. We worship Him, revere Him and at the same time we confide in Him like we would a friend.    I was reading the parable of the wedding banquet in Mathew 22. Jesus speaks this parable in response to a remark made by one of the guests at a banquet about ‘the feast of the kingdom of God’. Briefly, Jesus points out that many are invited to be part of … Continue reading I Have Called You Friends

I will Praise You, Lord

At times when we feel a disconnect from God, we can feel lost, our anchor adrift and the silence that comes when we are not communing with God as we should can be soul crushing. In those moments, clarity of who truly is the solid rock on which we stand comes into focus. Psalms are like a lifeline to me in those moments, they help me stay focused on God, voicing words that I struggle to find and remind me of His constant presence. Psalm 138 is a psalm written by David when he was in less than ideal circumstances. … Continue reading I will Praise You, Lord

Little or Great Faith

Mathew 17:14-20 “When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”  “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.  Then the disciples came to Jesus in … Continue reading Little or Great Faith

Practices and Prejudice

Mathew 9:14 “Then John’s disciples came and asked him (Jesus), how is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” This question was posed by John’s disciples. John the Baptist spent his days proclaiming the coming of the Messiah. In John 1: 29 we read “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’ This is the one I meant when I said, a man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me. I myself did … Continue reading Practices and Prejudice

Worry – what does Jesus say?

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Mathew 6:27 A rhetorical question that we all know the answer to, and yet we can so easily succumb to worrying. This week my city went into a 5-day lockdown, and as soon as it was announced, people flocked to the store to hoard up on supplies. Seeing this on the news made me think, has anyone not learnt from last time that toilet paper is not an antidote to the virus. It is hard not to feel anxious when you see and feel it in everyone … Continue reading Worry – what does Jesus say?

Salt Effect

I was cooking the other day and realised that my salt container was almost empty and I did not have any spare in my pantry. But luckily there was enough to use for that time and I ensured that I bought some the next day itself. Usually when I am unexpectedly low on something, I would look to use substitutes. I know that there are salt substitutes out there or you can use some herbs and spices to give some flavour. But there is nothing quite like salt when it comes to bringing forth that burst of flavour from all … Continue reading Salt Effect

Giving your ‘Yes’ to Jesus

Luke 5:5b “But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” I have often used a variation of this on my son when he was younger. He has a penchant for tireless explanations to try and get out of things I ask him to do and in doing so he would wear out my patience and I would say in response to his millionth why ‘Just do it because mum said so.’  I would follow it later with an explanation that he just has to trust mum even if he does not entirely understand all aspects of the … Continue reading Giving your ‘Yes’ to Jesus

Making Decisions God’s way

The decisions we make, be it big ones of what to do with our lives, who to spend the rest of our lives with, or little daily ones of how we invest our time have an impact on us. As followers of Christ, making decisions God’s way should be our objective. But when our desires and need to control situations come into play, it can be challenging because it may not necessarily be what we want to hear or do at the time. In 1 Kings 22 we read about King Ahab, the king of Israel who wanted to fight … Continue reading Making Decisions God’s way

God’s Provision Never Runs Dry

In 1 Kings 17: 7-24, we read the story of Prophet Elijah and the widow at Zarephath. At the beginning of the chapter we read that Elijah brings word about the drought on the land – divine judgement on the nation for turning to idolatry. God then withdraws Elijah from the land and tells him to hide in the Ravine near the Jordan. Here we read how he was sustained by food brought to him by ravens and has water from the brook, the brook eventually dries up and the Lord instructs Elijah to go and stay with a widow. … Continue reading God’s Provision Never Runs Dry