'The battle is not to do what we don't want, but to want what is infinitely worthy of wanting' [John Piper]

Your invitation

Your invitation

Every person’s life is a journey. A journey with many twists and turns. One in which we are faced with many decisions about priorities, time, interests and beliefs. There is however a path that few people take. A path that looks slightly obscured, but a path that offers incredible joy, the deepest meaning, and unfathomable […]

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A hunger for God’s Word

Incline my heart to your testimony O God And not to personal gain May reading your Word not be a burden, or a mere duty But a delight Disincline me towards television, the newspaper, the magazine, sport, the internet Grant me to be inclined, hungry, desirous of the Word of God more than these things.

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Wisdom of God

Think for a moment about the wisest person you have ever met. Why did you think they were wise? Was it because they seemed to know so much? That they seemed so prepared before speaking, and what they said made a great deal of sense? Maybe they were very careful in what they said, and […]

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The Hidden Castle

As the sun was slowly setting to the west behind a forest covered mountain, a group of village boys were starting to head home after an afternoon playing beside the river. “Hey”, one of the boys called out as he looked over towards the setting sun “do you think there is a castle somewhere in […]

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What is worship?

A previous post noted that we were created to worship God. Yet what is this worship? Probably the most obvious form of worship is bowing down on your knees or lying prostrate before some sort of physical or mental image or statue, being in a great sense of reverence. But worship is much more than […]

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Mercy of God

The courtroom was silent as the judge took his seat. The prosecution and defence teams had completed their cases, and everyone in the courtroom, including the defendant, knew the case for guilt was conclusive and without doubt. The judge cleared his throat, and affirmed the decision of the jury. Guilty as charged on all counts. […]

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Cost of this journey

It is probably no coincidence that the growth of the Christian church is greatest in those countries where Christians face persecution for their beliefs. Once they make the decision to start walking this journey with Jesus, they need to be prepared to give up everything in their earthly lives. Very often that preparation turns into […]

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God is a jealous God

From a human perspective, jealousy is generally not a character trait we should be striving for. Jealousy typically refers to negative thoughts and feelings such as insecurity, fear, and anxiety over the anticipated loss of something we value, including love, a relationship or a friendship. Jealousy can tear relationships apart, can lead us to want […]

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Show me eternity

God, you are beyond time. You are eternal. You existed before the beginning of time. You have always been, are now, and always will be. To you a thousand years is like a day, and a day like a thousand years.

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