Complete strangers felt like Jesus had known them for years because he articulated back to them the deepest reasons why they had come. To know Jesus is to internalize his love in a way that allows us to answer the spiritual poverty in others. Only one thing is necessary, time with the Lord. As we […]Read more "Every day with God in 2018 part 2"
As usual, every year I try to keep a daily spiritual journal and as such I also every year take one month out to look over past entries. Of course, it’s far later this year, because to be quite honest I’ve been flat out. (You may have noticed far fewer articles published this year.) But […]Read more "Every day with God in 2018 Part 1"
A few years ago now I was first asked to recommend a list of books that I thought were the 10 best books I’d ever read covering all aspects of fruitful Christian living. This is the third time I have updated the list. New stuff added to the list is highlighted in bold. Can I […]Read more "The all-time top ten. (updated a third time)"
So here I am typing on a computer about Sabbath….on a Sunday night. Relax, blogging is how I chill out thru contemplation. In my quiet times in the mornings, I have been reading the thru the second half of Exodus. Among all these instructions, I have been particularly struck by how important God considers the idea […]Read more "Working to death."
I’m coming to the firm belief that the Christians who will survive in a post-Christian atmosphere will be the ones that are able to live lives at rest in spite of being under siege.Read more "In Defense of Attack."
Continuing on from Part 1 and for that matter, reflections on 2 Corinthians. Everything is rubbish next to knowing Jesus. True joy results in overflowing generosity. Therefore, it is possible (as ridiculous as it seems) to avoid joy in order to avoid giving. The life of faith is not about gathering resources to increase effectiveness, […]Read more "Everyday with God in 2017. Part 2"
Well, Feb has been and gone…again. Of course it was a big February for me taking on a new role and yet it was so good to be grounded in something familiar. There’s something in February that is always the same no matter what else is going on in my life. As I have mentioned […]Read more "Everyday with God in 2017. Part 1"
Some you may find amazing, some perhaps a little ho-hum, but if you are encouraged, remember 2 things. 1: I give God the credit for every one; these things only came to me in the prayerful space as I was meditating on the Scriptures. 2: This can be you too. In other words, this is what happens when we trust God that if we take the time out to pursue him intentionally in our own time, in private, he WILL meet with usRead more "Everyday with God in 2016."
One of the pleasures of being a new parent is the experience of showing your child things for the very first time. So yesterday, Alycia and I decided to take Joshua to the viewing platform at Perth airport for him to see his first aeroplane. It’s actually a great spot as you can just come an […]Read more "Lift off."