Thoughts 22nd Aug

A man in despair

Proverbs Ch3 verses 27-28            Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.   Do not say to your neighbour, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you” when you already have it with you. Twice the words ‘do not’ are used in these two verses.  … Read more

Thoughts – 15th Aug

A way to amplify a voice

Ezekiel Ch3 verses 4 & 7    He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them………… But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate. … Read more

Thoughts 8th Aug

Sunset over a mountain by the sea

Psalm 103 v 12    as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. So how far is the East from the West?   When you think about it you realise that there is no answer, or maybe it is as far as the north is from the south?  … Read more

Thoughts 1st Aug

A beautiful rainbow

Psalm 30.  Verse 24                ‘Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.’ As we enter a new day, let us actively remind ourselves that God is for us and constantly watches over us his children.  Three times the psalmist describes the Lord as a ‘Refuge’.  Twice He is … Read more

Thoughts 25th July

A cross on a hill

Psalm 61 This short Psalm (just 8 verses!) speaks of Assurance, and in particular of assurance of God’s protection.  The word Assurance brings to mind the Hymn ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine, O what a foretaste of glory Divine’.  There is something precious, immovable and solid about assurance of faith which is a gift of … Read more

Thoughts 18th July

A mountain vista

Phil Ch 4 verses 6-7             Do not be anxious about anything. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. And the peace of God……will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Here is another prayer linked thought! It’s just that this seems to something … Read more

Thoughts 11th July

A Scottish loch

Psalm 1 verse 3          ‘He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.’ This verse has come to my mind repeatedly over the last year.  There is a worship song that uses these words. I know for myself that … Read more

Thoughts 20th June

All Saints church and daffodils

1 John Ch 2 verse 28    ‘And now, dear children, continue in Him, so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.’ You will have seen the TV adverts recently; dwelling on how we are all emphasizing and meaning more fully the questions and often posed statements … Read more