“if someone says to you, there’s some dead wood here and it needs to be burnt off, and you say to yourself, some of this is still alive, so when this burns it’s going to hurt, no kidding. But maybe the thing that emerges in its place is something better and i think, this is the secret of humans, this is what we’re like. Unlike any other creature is that, we can let our old selves die and let our new selves be reborn, and that’s what we should do”. Continue reading Burning dying wood and the importance of letting go.
Wow, i hadn’t realised how long it’d been since my last post, i’m sorry for my lack of commitment to the schedule. Advent is always a busy time for me, and sometimes i get carried away in the festivities, not leaving much time for anything else. But i thought i should get at least one more post out before the new year. And it’s a subject that we must hold dear in this season.
I love Christmas time. I love the lights, the extra church services, the encouragement to spend time with those we hold dear. All of these things are a huge part of Christmas for me. Yet, the more i think about it, the more i realise there’s something missing from this list. Sure, i mentioned church services, but i do forget to mention the reason there’s so many over this time of year. And i’ve noticed a lot of us do. Continue reading “Christ in Christmas”
The summer of 2017 was amazing for me for a number of reasons. I got the chance to go away to a Christian festival for a week, i managed to meet a member of one of my favourite Christian bands, i was confirmed, i got a chance to visit one of my best friends, and so much more. Today i want to focus on the first of these amazing experiences, more importantly, what was spoken over us at this event.
There seemed to have been a theme running through my time at New Wine United this year, and that theme is one of the big words found in the church, a word that is spoken over every generation it seems, it’s a word that has the power to drive many of us in the body, and a word that we seem to strive for. This word is a simple one, but an important one. This word is Revival. Continue reading ““The R word.””
So this wasn’t going to be this weeks topic. I had an idea planned out for a piece on boasting in the glory of Christ, not in our own power, and who knows? This could be a topic i come back to in the future, but i felt the Lord push me towards another topic, one that is close to my heart, and one that i really feel Him putting on my heart, and who am i to question the Lord? With that being said, let’s get onto this weeks topic. Continue reading “Though you slay me: looking for his light.”
So, if you’ve been following the theme of these posts over the last couple of weeks, you’ve noticed that i’ve been talking a lot about putting the Lord before our political leanings, well, we’re continuing this theme in a way. However, this week isn’t focusing on our politics, nor our moral compass. This week we will be focusing on our understanding of some of the wonderful things that the Lord can do in our lives, while still focusing on him. Continue reading “Seeking his face”
“We can’t afford to be drowning each other in an ocean of ideology when we’re called to bring people to the ship. It’s hard enough to keep our eyes set on the ship in the first place, the last thing we need to be doing is holding down someone else’s head beneath the waves because they’re heading in a different direction.” Continue reading The ocean of ideology
It’s been a while since i wrote a post, i don’t have some extravagant excuse, nor some extremely important reason, i’ve been letting my focus slip from this blog over the past couple of weeks and for that i’m sorry. Be assured it’s not due to a lack of interest, it’s more due to a lack of concentration on my part, but be assured, that i haven’t given up on this blog, and i’m still grateful for everyone that does read these posts, it means the world to me. Now, with that out-of-the-way, let’s get on with today’s post.
Last weekend, a couple of friends and i went camping. Now, anyone that knows me knows this isn’t exactly my idea of a “good weekend” but this weekend wasn’t just good, it was great. A lot of good conversations were had, and a lot of laughs were shared, and overall, it was just a brilliant weekend. But there was one conversation we had that really got me thinking, and i knew i had to write about how it made me feel. Continue reading “Unchanging as flame.”