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Keep on asking and you will be given what you ask for.  Keep on looking and you will find.  Keep on knocking and the door will be opened.  For everyone who asks receives.  Everyone who seeks finds.  And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.  Matthew 7:7-8 Comment We once heard the Korean pastor Yongghi Cho speak about prayer...

‘Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament.  Heart my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.  In the morning you hear my voice; I lay out my requests before you and wait expectantly.’  Psalms 5:1-3 NLT Comment There are many reasons for it, but for most Christians, there come times when praying seems...

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.  Lam 3:21- 23 Comment Last week I left my rucksack getting off the train in Nottingham. I was helping my daughter off the train with pram and tiny...

I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Psalm 63:6 (NLT) Comment Do you ever lie awake at night? Sometimes we can both find ourselves tossing and turning. Sometimes, it’s just me that is trying desperately to get to sleep and yet my mind is struggling to settle. I try lying in different positions. Again and...

O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1 (NLT) Comment How do you feel about what’s in the news these days? I have to admit to feeling downright depressed when I hear about...

When they (the Magi) saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11 NIV Comment Do you ever feel Christmas is upside-down? A season which should be...

Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?  Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.  Philippians 2 v 1-2 Comment Just because we married a fellow Christian doesn’t...

Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand.  Proverbs 19 v 21  AMP Comment We are always being told to plan – career progression, church growth, children’s futures, – “getting on”. Sometimes this can make us anxious – are we getting it right? Will we miss out if we choose...

Lying lips are extremely disgusting and hateful to the Lord; but they who deal faithfully are His delight. Prov 12 v 22 AMP Comment Being truthful is not fashionable or interesting and considered naïve. However God delights in truth and aligns it with faithfulness – being full of faith. God intends us to be transparent with Him. He sees all and...

Over the holiday season we’re going to be looking at the book of proverbs and how we can use use this book’s wisdom in our marriage. The reverent fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding. For by Wisdom shall your days be multiplied and the years of...