Praising God in Trying Times

It is easy to praise God when we are winning at life, but what does it look like when things are not going our way? It is easy to see God in triumphant moments but not so much when we feel He is silent. As people of God we are called to honour Him, trust Him and praise Him in all circumstances. Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Saviour and my God. —Psalm 42:11 The psalmist here instructs himself to hope in God and expresses an inner determination to keep praising … Continue reading Praising God in Trying Times

Encounter with Jesus

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralysed Man (Luke 5:17-26) “One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralysed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.  When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles … Continue reading Encounter with Jesus

Beauty, Joy and Praise

On the weekend, I attended a Women’s conference “Beauty for Ashes”, it was a 2-day conference and let me just start by saying that I worshipped, I learnt, I was encouraged and I wept. It was such a beautiful and uplifting time to be surrounded by women with a passion for God and a love and eagerness to share that with others and in addition we enjoyed some great food and some good laughs. On the morning of the second day we had a surprise, two baptisms, you read that right, not just one but two, both women were of … Continue reading Beauty, Joy and Praise