All posts tagged: faith

Coming back to your now-place.

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“So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly. Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” Matt 6:33-34 (TPT) Sometimes I get so fixed upon and blinded by the shiny beautiful or the big and scary thing up ahead. […]

Nesting: Certainty or Faith

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“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence” Eph 3:12 NLT The message I find myself carrying through from last nights message, is one of being willing to act upon what are often challenging personal calls from God. Of actually responding to his calls;  about who I am, and who other people are. For me, maybe that’s to love. Period. Maybe that’s to be brave. […]

To be seen: The place love finds you.

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“But now that we truly know him and understand how deeply we’re loved by him, why would we, even for a moment, consider turning back to those weak and feeble principles of religion, as though we were still subject to them?” Galatians 4:9 (TPT) There’s this kind of lovely unsaid interaction that happens when you let a kid know you’ve seen them. Their eyes light up when they see you’ve heard their hot off the […]

True Colours: Brokenness

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“You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colours. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.” James 1:2-3 (MSG) When I read this verse, I see a picture of something being cracked open and broken – exposing all the colours and life once hidden beneath its shell – revealing […]

Dear Jealousy: Gentle reminders from Grace.

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“ But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.”” 2 Cor 12:9 TPT Why is it hard at times, to celebrate the ones rising higher than us? Perhaps it is easy to love and feel compassion for those going through apparently harder times than we – but what of feeling just as warmly towards the ones who are rising, who are in […]

Settling the dust.

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“Quiet down before God, be prayerful before him. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top.” Psalm 37:7 MSG So often when I stand before God, or the mystery of what I don’t yet know, piled up with my fears frustrations and life-stuff, I am searching in an almost crazed sort of desperation; for immediate clear answers, verses, a sudden divine arrival of ‘help from above.’ Although this […]

Through the eyes of the stranger.

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There’s something pretty lovely about unexpectedly being welcomed into a home you are unfamiliar with. It draws into the light, the simple wonder of people, and in particular, wonders that might otherwise go unnoticed; a woman with a natural inclination towards being hospitable, while yours is towards being self sufficient. The man who tells a number of stories that bring a certain warmth and encouragement to your soul. The teenager who made dessert for five, and […]

The whims of the water.

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“There are moments when nothing in the world seems more difficult, and yet you can’t imagine doing anything else.” – Rob Bell (How to be here) I’d be kidding you if I said 2017 was one of my easiest, joy-filled years. But, so would I be if I said it was not my richest most ‘on track’ sort of a feeling year yet. It’s an interesting paradox, to have struggled so, yet to also feel […]

dare to answer the call.

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“You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well-constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught…..start living it!” Colossians 2:6-7 MSG There come times where we are revealed or drawn to a certain relevant Jesus promise perhaps about who we are, or who we are not; about how to treat other people; about our being saved through grace; about our […]

Moving toward Peace.

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“The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” your love, God, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up. Can Misrule have anything in common with you? Can Troublemaker pretend to be on your side?” Psalm 94:18-20 MSG It may be easy to look at this verse and to feel hard done by, to think that because things are falling or have […]