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The Lord is My Shepherd

You have given me all I need, O Lord.  You have shown me Your loving touch.  Your grace abounds mightily in the middle of my mayhem and misunderstanding.  Your love has followed me into the deepest depths.  Your patience, oh Father, your perfect patience has pursued me even in the pit of my humanity.  How wondrous are Your works, my Mighty Lord, Moving in mysterious ways I am unable to understand.  You're much more miraculous than words could ever describe,  And Your power portrays itself throughout all the earth.  Mountains move and cannot keep themselves collected at the utterance of Your words.  You are mighty and full of awe!  How the strongest of warriors is incomparable to the strength of Your force and vigor,  O my Saviour, You are so much more!  Beholding Your beauty is beyond the capacity of our feeble frail flesh.  We cannot help our astonishment towards even the meek changing of a caterpillar to a butterfly.  The slow and steady carving of a mountain by a minute stream of flowing wate…

Lord of Life

Easter isn't about the death of a good man, or the passing of a well known figure. It's not about the honouring of a martyr or a ceremony celebrating someone who once ruled. Rather, Easter is all about the celebration of Life! Life in the Spirit of the Lord, life in fellowship with the Father - that abundant life that Jesus purchased - life in the Saviour Who is alive and living today! 

   He is risen from the grave, and you won't find His body there. For He has conquered death and won true life for all the children of God.
"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." (Matthew 28:6)
   The power of the Life-Spirit of God in Jesus Christ could not be subdued to the grave. The chains of our sinfulness had no clutch on His glory and divinity.
   "For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the thi…

Silent Saturday

Imagine the agony felt by those who woke on that dark and dull Saturday after the Crucifixion. I cannot even begin to comprehend the heartache of feeling so hopeless. Life without the joy of Jesus? Well that really isn't even life at all. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life." (John 14:6)

   Empty and abandoned. This Saturday must've honestly been the worst, most lonesome day of all time. What we are certain of today is that Jesus is indeed fully alive and glorified, however, the people in Jesus's day did not know the glorious reality of our victorious King.

   We all are aware that without Good Friday there would be no Resurrection Sunday, and it's clear now that without the Sorrowful Silent Saturday there would not be a Salvation Sunday. By His stripes we are healed. By the agonising absence His divine Presence is all the more sweet.

   Sometimes it takes wounding to experience the wholeness of holy healing, silence to hear God's gentle …

Soul Soil and God's Seed

The good ground is a good heart. The key to absorbing the Word of God and manifesting the goodness and bearing the fruit of the Spirit is keeping your heart's soil good ground.
   The seed is the Word of God and the ground on which it is planted is your heart. The condition of your heart determines the success of the seed's sprouting up and flourishing in you.
   "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God." (Ezekiel 36:26-28)
   That's how to become God centred! Humble yourself, then God prepares your heart to receive His Word.
   "Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear,&quo…

The Vine of Life

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)

   Jesus is the source of our life and vitality. When we're rooted in Him, our lives are proliferous with goodness, peace, joy, and righteousness. It's in Jesus that we receive the courage we need, the liveliness we hope for, and the serenity we seek. Only in Jesus.
   "If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned." (John 15:6)
   Apart from Jesus, however, our life-source is cut off. We lose our peace, we become empty and thirsty, and our songs of thanksgiving and delight are replaced with envy and sorrows. Away from Jesus.
   Even the slightest drift can be disastrous. The closer to Christ we are the more living in abundant grace, forgiveness, and joy becomes reality.
   "You make known to me the path of life; yo…

Cast Away Cares

In the dark of night, I feel His hands resting on me. He is holding me. He is leading. He is the Creator of the universe, and still He cares for my every need.

   "In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care." (Psalm 95:4-7)
   The same Great and Mighty One Who formed the very earth on which we walk is the God who shepherds us, the sheep of His flock. How wondrous is the Lord, that He loves us even though we are flesh and have fallen from righteousness.
   "I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?" (Psalm 8:3-4)

 The problems you are facin…

More Alive

Divine revelation has taught me this: Each day we get older, but ageing is not a dread. The more days I live, the more alive I'm becoming in Christ. 
The old dogma that you die a little every day and that we're all dying just very slowly is not a reality. 
   Reality is this: Life in Christ coming more and more into perspective daily. There is nothing "slowly dying" about the abundant life in Christ Jesus the One who saves our souls.
   "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10)
   A full life. Full of what you may question? Full of rich spiritual blessings of peace and joy, and triumphant victory over your enemies.
   "A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." (John 10:10)
   This life Jesus promises us is better than anything we can dream! How amazing! Eterna…