Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Men, a few weeks ago I felt God speak to me about reading His word the bible, no that’s not a joke… Time passes so quickly, we are taken up with this and that even reading great books, but they don’t substitute for the bible – God’s Word.  We know He speaks through many a thing and we enjoy that, but somehow His word had taken a back seat in my life for sometime. Now if you’re like me and you’re thinking I’m no in depth student, that’s ok… I had been introduced to the daily audio bible maybe 10 years ago and had forgotten about it.  So sometimes now, I ask Jesus what do You want me to read today or as I drive to work I listen to it being read. Can I introduce and recommend DAB, read and commentary by Brian Hardin… And here’s a great song that reminds me His word isn’t just a book… Enjoy Daily Bread by Strahan Niel...
When Life Feels Boring…

When Life Feels Boring…

Hi folks, below I have attached a Storyline blog because it caught my attention and nicely put into words some of my own experiences and feelings. Personally I have taken risks, got my card punched and while none of my experiences are lost or wasted, I am disappointed and wonder if I had just either taken advice or chosen differently how things may be different today.  But I cannot say that or stay in that mindset for God is sovereign and has had it all in His hand all along, so I can value my past experiences and look forward with full trust in Him as well… Through waiting and resting we are restored and grow… Niel   When Life Feels Boring, Here’s What Might Be Happening (by Andrea Lucado) Callings go through seasons. Sometimes you’re in an exciting season in your calling. You know what you want to do, you’re pursuing your dreams and you’re achieving success. Sometimes you’re in a disappointing season. You took a risk, things didn’t work out and you feel like you’ve failed. And then sometimes, or a lot of the time, you’re in a *blah* season—a time when you’re not unhappy with your job or current circumstances, but you’re not thrilled either. You’re pretty sure there’s something else out there for you, but you don’t know what it is, and you don’t know when it will be clear. During these times, it is tempting to get restless and go look for something exciting to do. But let me challenge you here for a minute to not do that just yet. Instead, stay where you...
Orphan-spirit v Sonship

Orphan-spirit v Sonship

The Father is really challenging me on this at the minute.  What does it really mean to be a son of the Father and to live out of that place of sonship?  My belief in the past has always been to strive.  To try.  To work harder.  To serve longer.  To be ‘more committed’.  As long as I had ‘rules’, then I could measure how well I was doing as a son.  The more I performed, the more I was loved and accepted.  But here’s the issue with that way of thinking.  If I felt tired and couldn’t ‘perform’, then does that threaten my position as a son??  This was the biggest lie I had believed. My acceptance as a son of the Father can’t be earned.  If it could, then that makes a mockery of the cross. I’m currently reading James Jordan’s book, ‘The Ancient Road Re-Discovered’.  In it, he discusses this idea of living from an ‘orphan spirit’.  The minute I read this, I knew exactly that this was how I had been living. To quote James, “In our orphanness, we always want to have rules and defined ways of behaving.  We want to know what we can do and cannot do.  Orphan spirited Christianity is always focused on where the limits are, what I am allowed to do and not allowed to do.  God doesn’t actually want us to do that.  He wants to set you free.” I’m beginning to really experience the true love of the Father and I’ve been awakened to the truth that He longs to have a relationship with me that is completely unique...