Col 2v2-3 – God’s Goal for you

What is God’s goal for you? Paul tells us. “My goal is that you may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that you may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that you may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom… Continue reading Col 2v2-3 – God’s Goal for you

Job 39v13 – Flying Ostrich

While cycling along a gravel road in a remote area, we came across an ostrich. It soon became apparent this huge bird was missing two things – a brain to match its size and wings that actually work. As we cycled behind it, the ostrich ran ahead on the road, not once thinking it could… Continue reading Job 39v13 – Flying Ostrich

Mat 13v11 – Tell a story

I’m sure by this point in your life, you’ve heard the story of the tortoise and the hare. The story’s message is that it is not about how fast you start but how strong you finish. The Gospels are full of stories with important messages, which in the Bible are called parables. Parables, like the… Continue reading Mat 13v11 – Tell a story

Joh 16v33 – Overcome

If you are suffering under a terrible financial situation or terrible illness or loss, and someone comes along and says, “Don’t worry, I’ve been through this exact situation, and I overcame it. I will show you how to do the same.” What a blessing that would be. What a comfort to be guided and restored… Continue reading Joh 16v33 – Overcome

Pro 31v10 – Who can find her?

What will you study? What car will you buy? Where will you live? Important questions but nothing compared to the final question in Proverbs. Proverbs began with Wise Woman Wisdom asking a question – “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?” (Proverbs 1:22). And now the final all-important question is –… Continue reading Pro 31v10 – Who can find her?

2Co 4:16 – New inside

A friend recently had to go and help move her elderly dad into a frail care facility due to his declining health. While packing his belongings she came across his Bible. It was old and worn. The outside had tape holding it together. Inside it was filled with endless notes. Sadly, due to his health,… Continue reading 2Co 4:16 – New inside

Psa 34:12-14 – The elixir

Abad was off on a life-changing quest; to find the secret elixir to a long, fulfilling life. People were prepared to pay him millions to find the solution to this ultimate quest. After many difficult years travelling to all corners of the globe, collecting gold and gems, beautiful items and treasures, he returned home…defeated and… Continue reading Psa 34:12-14 – The elixir

Joh 9:25 – One thing

Never before have we lived in a world where there is so much knowledge but at the same time so many opinions and so many “truths”. It can be overwhelming. A true and unshakable faith is not built only on what we hear but also on what we see. There’s a story in the gospel… Continue reading Joh 9:25 – One thing

1Ki 3:9 – A new king!

A new king! However, he is so young. A huge burden lies on his shoulders as enemies threaten the kingdom. And so when God asks Solomon this question, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” ( 1 Kings 3:5), he has many possible answers. Should he ask for money to finance an army?… Continue reading 1Ki 3:9 – A new king!

Exo 4:12 – God’s mouth

“Oh, My God!” This has become a common refrain in our media-moulded society. Yet, the speaker is seldom crying out to God or giving him praise. Our words are a reflection of what we read and hear. Jesus said, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Matthew 12:34). And sadly, today, our… Continue reading Exo 4:12 – God’s mouth