Depart to Stay Aligned

John 6:15 (NKJV) – Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone. Jesus feeds the five thousand. In the previous chapter Jesus had just healed the man at the pool of Bethesda and taught the teeming…

Abandoned and Confident

Micah 7:7-9 (NIV) But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Saviour; my God will hear me.Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads…

The Battle Cry

1 Samuel 17:45 (NIV) – David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. The battle lines were drawn! The daily cry of the philistine giant “this day I defy the…

Question God?

Habakkuk 1:2-3 – How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Have you been there? Asking questions, wondering…

Not Impressed!

Matthew 6:5-7 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your…

Own Your Promises

Genesis 13:17 (NIV): Go, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you. Abram trusted God and followed Him out of Ur. The Lord had promised Abram that He would bless him and make him a great nation. The Lord prospered Abram so much that he had…

CPR for a Believer

2 Chronicles 20:3-5 Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord. 5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new…

Even Now?

So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days. John 11:6 Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. This probably was the most remarkable miracle Jesus performed. “There is no parallel whatever for the raising of a man who had been dead for four days and whose body had…