A Complete Guide to Prosperity

Money makes the world go round. But God’s people are not of this world. So where do we stand in the marketplace?

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Why a raincoat could be bad for you

Not only had Jesus removed the disciples’ staff, bag, bread and money; he wants to leave them with nothing but the shirts on their backs.

5 Reasons I’m glad my daughter died

I had never felt so desperate. My 12 year old daughter was dying. The doctors had done all they could and the family had quietly began to gather. Then I heard Jesus was back in town. I knew he was my only hope. I forced my way through the crowds. Some people made way for me…

Reaping a Harvest: 2 lessons from Jesus

Yesterday I read about the need for good seed, i.e. the Word of God as an antidote to worry, and the temptations of riches and pleasures (Luke 8 – Parable of the Sower). Jesus extends this thought in the next parable – the Parable of the Lamp. These are not two isolated stories. In the same…

Herod’s Hard Heart

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signalled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.”   When word of…

New Years Revolution, part 1: REVOLUTIONISE YOUR DIARY!

Just about all of us want to be organised, intentional, purposeful, productive. We know this kind of lifestyle is generally rewarded. But I’m done with resolutions. What I’m aiming for this year is a number of areas I want to turn around – a revolution – by incremental steps. A lasting lifestyle change made by gradual little permanent changes. Read on and you might end up wanting to join me!

What does it mean to fear God?

Reading Proverbs 1:7 which says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, I found this article really helpful with what can be a misunderstood idea.

Audacious Prayer

In Luke chapter 11 Jesus encourages us to pray audacious prayers. In Britain we are not encouraged as children to be audacious! In fact if my son or daughter asks too frequently and annoyingly, or “shamelessly” as the story in Luke 11 suggests, I’m more likely to say NO! However, God is encouraging shameless asking!

Designed to Connect

Prayer is one of the ways I stay connected to God.

In this post I show you why we were designed by God to connect to him, and let you know where I am on that journey in the hope that it will encourage you to pray.

The Trailer, part 1

Part 1 – The Waiting A small group of farm helpers were waiting to be transported in a trailer to their work for the day. From their viewpoint no driver was visible. As the sun shone down on their heads and time passed with no sign of movement, the workers began to chat. Some were…

14 One-liners to cure your money worry

Money Money Money, easy to worry…   I’m not known as a worrier but recently I’ve been focusing on financial issues and it’s tempting to let thoughts run away into concerns where I try to fix things that only God can sort out. I plan to read the following lines to myself (maybe even out…