If it’s to be it’s up to me…or is it?

At the beginning of the year, many make resolutions hoping to come out on the other side better rather than worse for wear. If it’s to be it’s up tome seems to be the rallying cry.
Yet Jesus said without me you can do nothing”. I suspect He meant nothing of lasting value and that impacts His kingdom, let alone impresses or even pleases Him.
So it may be more accurate to say that if its to be in 2018, it must originate in His heart, be initiated by Him and sustained by Him. Otherwise we can easily run out of steam when we rely on our own efforts to make things happen.

The love of truth

“Only the love of truth will keep us from the abuse of truth” – Vince Vitali.
Many think that truth is truth and that it stands alone and untouchable. However when we look closer we see truth being suppressed for various reasons. It can be simply avoided, or even sliced and diced to say something else completely (think main stream news media and their various agendas).


More in Store in 2018

More in Store in 2018
If God is unlimited, and He is, then it would be foolish to limit Him with either our ignorance or even unbelief. Just because we cannot see some things, does not mean that they don’t exist. 
In the mind and heart of God good things are in store for us in 2018. Let us wait upon Him and listen to the future as it speaks to us (God’s promises, prophecies and perspectives – the future- are all found in His Word).
Make this your practice this year: sitting at His feet – and see the difference.

Determined to bless

“Determined to bless”.  (Numbers 24;1)
That’s the conclusion Balaam came to after trying to curse God’s people back in the day of King Baalk who hired this false prophet to curse his enemies.


Reflections: November 2016

When the heat is turned up you can see what is in the mix. The ‘stuff’ comes to the top.


Could it be…?

Could it be that the reason we are still alive is that God has more for us yet. He has called us to be imitators of Him (Ephesians 5;1) in not only word and deed but also in the way we think.


Life – A discovery of God’s abundance for us

We are conditioned from birth to see the world and its ways through the lens of lack. Yet God’s word teaches that he is our Good father who provides all that we need for life and godliness. The believers walk is not a matter of striving but restful trust in God’s provision.



I will tolerate you as long as you agree with me.


He who has ears to hear

In the book of Revelation, each of the seven churches in Asia Minor (Modern Day Turkey) is challenged to have a listening ear. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22).
It seems fair to say that God expects us to play a part in the communication process by serious and carefully taking stock of what has been said to us through His Word.


Our Part

Colossians 3:16-17

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom

Ever wondered what part you and I are to play in growing strong in the Lord? Sure you probably have. Maybe you’ve even heard a few sermons on how to grow spiritually, and yet there always seems more.