reflections

Defining Greatness

How do you define greatness or worth? Some might consider such things as authority, wealth, position or the esteem of others as the hallmark of greatness. A person displaying all these ‘attributes’ might expect to be on the receiving end of great service. Self becomes the overarching motivation in thought and conduct. Mark 10: 42 – 45 Jesus called them…

Be an encourager

God-centred encouragement for those in the family of God is by no means optional. Looking for ‘gaps’, finding problems, seeking to push people into a corner, elevating oneself over others are the antithesis of Christian love and encouragement. That’s not to say that building people up to do a better job is not warranted, we are to spur one another on.…

God’s grace

By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. (1 Corinthians 15:10) Grace is not only God’s disposition to do good for us, He does it even when…

Slow Down this Christmas

Slow Down this Christmas by Moriah Simonowich Last Christmas, my mom and I tackled errands together in chilly December weather. As we buzzed through store after store with a list that always seemed to do more stretching than shrinking, I noticed how hectic everything was. A continual pattern of long lines, crowded aisles, and packed parking…

My Heavenly Friend

My Heavenly Friend from http://www.georgemuller.org/devotional/my-heavenly-friend The precious Lord Jesus Christ is our friend.  Let us seek to realise this!  It is not merely a religious phrase or statement, but truly He is our friend. He is the Brother “born for adversity”, the one who “sticks closer than a brother.” Who will never leave and never forsake…

Prayer

Prayer – why pray?

Prayer – Have you ever read Romans 8? I find it a fantastic encouragement. The opening verse gives us that sense of belonging and comfort as we are reminded that condemnation has been laid aside for those washed with Christ’s blood. Having said that we still experience those times when things could be just that…

You are Indispensable

You are Indispensable When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2 Remember, you are unique. There is no one…

Not ashamed

When Nilton Cordeiro was young, he heard about the love and grace of Jesus Christ through an old hymn. This love and grace quickly captured his heart and would change his life forever. Share This