What are you learning from your Pain?

Pain instructs. I believe God allowed pain to instruct us. It wasn’t his first choice. He is not sadistic to choose pain as an instructor. His first choice was obedience. God’s best plan has always been that we learn by listening to Him and obeying His instructions. The fallen state of man however, makes it…

Beating Shame

Shame is defined as a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour. From my experience (personally and pastorally) I have found that when shame matures, it goes beyond being a feeling of humiliation that passes, as most feelings do. It becomes a force that seeks to shape our…

Clean hands. Pure hearts.

There are heights God and in life that are reserved for those dedicated to keeping their hands clean and hearts pure.

The Key to healthy relationships 

There are so many battles we face in our relationships that can literally be shut down and won by one or two unkind words!  Yet if we are really after authentic relationships and authentic fulfilment, we will need to resist the temptation to say/type/write unkind words.  Speaking an unkind word in some circumstances can be…

Thank God for Ishmael, but Ishmael is NOT Isaac!

There are always options that apparently look like alternatives to what God said to you. These options often sound logical and even reasonable. But the truth is that nothing compares to God’s Word to you. God’s Word to Abraham was that he & Sarah would have a son. Having a son with Hagar seems logical,…

What you see now is not all that there is!

Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” And the chains fell off his wrists. (Acts 12:7 NLT) This year don’t despair because the judgement has been passed…don’t reach a…