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Today I got that Luke 12 portion that looks full into the face of worry and how practical Jesus is in speaking about this. Fear refuses to trust God. I was challenged how much the perspective of our confidence in our heavenly father, our faith and the nature of our promised future should change everything! […]

five on Friday

“Sanctification” does not mean to try to sin less and less until you magically stop sinning some day. It simply means to become more and more aware of who lives inside you until it automatically spills over into everything you do.So how about you and I become more  aware of who lives inside you? 1 Missional […]

in the middle of the storm

In our lectionary reading today Matthew 8 v 23-27, we meet the Messiah in the storm. The big idea for me is this:- No matter what the storm may be, Jesus will always see us through. This passage comforts us with the knowledge that there will always be storms. Experience and preparedness do not make us immune […]

fear gets beaten…..

Some years ago Basil King wrote a book called, ‘The Conquest of Fear.’ He prefaced the book with these words: “When I say that during most of my life I have been the prey of fear, I take it that I am expressing the case of most people. I cannot remember the time when a […]

7 things I’m learning about fear

in all sorts of ways, in all sorts of contexts, with all sorts of people…… 1. Don’t fear failing. Fear is not obeying. 2. Fear is a trickster. No-where and no-one on earth is beyond the reach of God. 3. All fear is but the notion that God’s love has an expiry date.  4. Your fears don’t decide […]

trust and fear

Psalm 115:11 speaks out a potentially very strange thing! “You who fear him, trust in the LORD— He is their help and shield.” ……..What an odd contradiction. The Bible says to trust in the Lord. But it also says to fear the Lord. Trust and fear seem to be mutually exclusive. But if you really think about it, you can’t separate them. They’re […]

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