What Is God Telling You?
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” James 1:5 Last week during our staff meeting, we were praying together but as part of that prayer time, Sam asked that we take 10 minutes to listen to what God was saying to us individually. Now, this is something that was new to me. Sam evidently realised this because after our prayer and worship time together he gave me a book to read; Is That Really… Read More
The Importance Of Prayer
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:13-14 What is it about prayer that is so important (or should be) to us as Christians and disciples? Not only is it what we are commanded to do, but it is how Jesus lived His life; constantly praying to the Lord for clarity, guidance and… Read More
Ascension Day – Pray with Us
Today is a special day for Christians – it’s Ascension Day! We remember how Jesus, after rising from the dead and spending 40 days with his disciples, then went into Heaven. You can read the story in Acts 1:6-11. Right now, Jesus stands with Father God praying for us and giving us strength; He remains here with us in the midst of the mess and struggle of this world through His Holy Spirit; and we have an unshakeable hope in His promise to return again. Now, that’s pretty awesome. It’s a lot… Read More
To Pray or Not to Pray?
I painted my first wall in our new house this week. It’s black. Just a small section, not much more than a metre wide and up to the ceiling. I’ve been wanting to make a prayer wall for months, inspired by film the War Room and I finally got round to doing it last weekend. I found some old blackboard paint, got my trusty frog tape and blacked it out, now it’s dry I’ve starting adding some chalk to it. The painting has been symbolic of my wrestle with prayer and actually… Read More
The Journey To Prayer
With 2020 being such a difficult year, it is no wonder why more than ever, people are Googling things to do with religion and prayer world wide. In such uncertain times and Global unrest, it seems more and more people are looking to religion to help support, guide and make them feel more at ease. (To read more about this, check out this article.) We also know the diverse area we’re in as a church and understand that there will be many who don’t want, haven’t had or don’t have a relationship… Read More