Category: Thoughts

Why suffering and why sin?

I recently came across an answer to this question that I honestly don’t think I’ve heard before. At it’s come from John Piper’s recent book ‘Providence’: ‘There are, no doubt, countless wise and holy reasons God plans to permit sin…[one of these is] that God’s ultimate aim in creation and providence is to display the…

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Rededication of the Blog

Around a month ago, my premium subscription to WordPress expired and I had a decision to make. Should I pay for another year? The cost is essentially financial. But what are the benefits? Well, the first time round I thought the benefit was earning money through adverts. I thought I was on my way to…

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Should I be afraid?

There is a lot of talk in Christianity about fear. In fact one of the most repeated commands in the Bible is ‘do not fear’ or ‘do not be afraid’. Paul writes to Timothy, explaining to him that ‘God did not give you a spirit of fear!’, therefore do not be afraid! How then do…

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Meeting God in the Evenings

I am a morning person, and as such, I meet with God deliberately and patiently in the mornings. It’s part of my decision to give God the ‘best’ I have. Of course, as a Christian I have the liberty to enjoy constant communion with God throughout the day. I know that He is with me…

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What disturbs you?

One of the things I have found is that God likes to disrupt areas of my life where I am not trusting Him completely. Be that in my work, relationships, hobbies or even in my spirituality and religion. It is so easy to fall into the trap of (attempting to) “put God in a box”.…

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Evening Reflections

For quite some time now I have wanted to introduce a habitual time of reflection into each evening. It would be a time to look back, prayerfully and thoughtfully, on the day passed and consider: Where was God in these moments? In the big events and meetings, but also in the mundane. In the things…

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Using a Prayer List

I’ve not really ever been one for using a prayer list, but over the last few weeks it’s beginning to take root in my daily walks with God. I’ve been following the prayer method explained in the book ‘How to Pray’ by Pete Greig. P-Pause, R-Rejoice, A-Ask and Y-Yeild. It’s been a great read and…

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Interested?

“The secret to success is taking an interest in life.” I read this quote recently as part of a personal growth programme I’ve signed up to. And I really do agree with it. I think a lot is written about the importance of self-discipline, perseverance and a good work ethic. These things are great and…

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