Psa 31v19 – Awesome Fear

“Riches, honour, and long life” (Proverbs 22:4). Security and protection from harm. (Proverbs 19:23.) Escape from the “snares of death” (Proverbs 14:27). True wisdom. (Psalm 111:10). This is the incredible life our Heavenly Father promises us. But there is one thing he requires first to experience these blessings. If you look up the verses above,… Continue reading Psa 31v19 – Awesome Fear

Psa 62v8 – Trust God always

Do you trust God? Most Christians would answer, “Yes”. Do you trust God at all times? Now, this may be harder to answer. When life is going well, we can quickly begin to trust our bank balance or, our health or our intellect. God isn’t forgotten; it’s just we don’t need him now. But what… Continue reading Psa 62v8 – Trust God always

Eph 6v17 – The helmet

We all know how important wearing a helmet is when you go cycling. So how was it, about a year ago, that I was with my wife at the doctor’s as she was getting her ear and face treated after a bike accident? Well, it was a short ride. No need for a helmet. It’s… Continue reading Eph 6v17 – The helmet

Heb 11v6 – Complete faith

I am seated in a plane and about to take off. It is a metal box with two metal arms protruding from either side. I’m not exactly sure how this piece of technology can lift me 30,000 feet above sea level. But I have faith that it will bring me to my final destination. This… Continue reading Heb 11v6 – Complete faith

Psa 32v6 – Rising waters

Our bed was our island oasis in a house filled with rising water during a recent flood. We had a floor fan that we were using to monitor the water level. The rain continued unabated, and the water level had already reached 30cm. We were completely at the mercy of God. How often in life… Continue reading Psa 32v6 – Rising waters

Heb 6v19 – Anchor for our soul

Life is unpredictable, and so are the challenges that come with it. It is important to remember, in these difficult times, that God is an anchor for our souls. He is there to keep us grounded, and he will not let us drift away. In Hebrews 6:18-20, Paul writes, “… we who have fled to… Continue reading Heb 6v19 – Anchor for our soul

Mat 8v24 – Sleeping in a storm

Awakening in the dark to find water knee-deep around your bed is very scary. With torrential rain outside, no way of escape and the possibility of the river bursting its banks, there is real danger. I sit with an emergency lamp on, watching the water slowly rising and listening to the downpour. Fear, despair, and… Continue reading Mat 8v24 – Sleeping in a storm

Psa 131v2-3 – Like a baby

I have a niece who has twin baby boys. Her boys are active and full of life, but when they are upset or anxious, only one thing calms them down – to be breastfed by their Mom. In her embrace, they are calm and absolutely content. The peace and satisfaction are immediate. When David compares… Continue reading Psa 131v2-3 – Like a baby

Psa 1v2-3 – Planted in a forest

We were recently hiking in the mountains on a cold and windy day. We entered a forest with a beautiful mountain stream running through. Beside the stream were giant yellowwood trees over a hundred years old. They stood tall and peaceful unaffected by the weather. It made me think of this Psalm – “Blessed is… Continue reading Psa 1v2-3 – Planted in a forest

Jam 4v15 – God willing

Our family were travelling in a busy town in Botswana. I was busy typing a message about the time we would be arriving at the border. I was about to type “3pm” and was thinking of putting “God willing” after the time, but then I decided we shouldn’t have delays. Two seconds later, we were… Continue reading Jam 4v15 – God willing