Will He really find faith on the earth…

Will He really find faith on the earth… “… Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”” ~Luke 18:8b~ The time is drawing nearer for His return, whether we know when it is, or not, whether it’s in 5 years or 15 years. This is a question that I have been asking myself today. Will He find faith on the earth when He comes? When I look around I see less of those who are passionate believers, and not just those that are passionate, but those that sense His return and are actively carrying out His mission, as a whole it doesn’t seem so. Perhaps I’m not mixing in the right circles? But if we could judge passion by the actions of people, we have an indication of the answer. Perhaps it might be better called the inaction of people? I have been…

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Awaiting renewal….

Awaiting renewal…  “For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly [because of some intentional fault on its part], but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will also be freed from its bondage to decay [and gain entrance] into the glorious freedom of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been moaning together as in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only this, but we too, who have the first fruits of the Spirit [a joyful indication of the blessings to come], even we groan inwardly, as we wait eagerly for [the sign of] our adoption as sons–the redemption and transformation of our body [at the resurrection].” ‭‭~Romans 8:20-23‬~ My body is in a state of decline. Funny realisation. One minute it’s that you seem to be in your prime, tip-top shape and the…

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Thirst

                            I have been praying for people to come to know Jesus in a personal way. I started thinking about being thirsty and I was praying that people would thirst. Jesus is the living water, the bible says if we drink from him we will thirst no more. I was praying Lord make people thirsty and then I realised that thirst comes from within. Thirst is not something that anyone can ‘make’ you feel. Thirst is something that is natural and comes from within, its a natural self initiated desire, an instinct that God has put within every human being. I had never thought of thirst in this context before. As I was praying about thirst then a word came to my mind and I don’t know if you have even heard of this before but I…

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Inclusion

When I talk inclusion I am not referring to diversity. I am talking about time together versus time alone. There are many times, seasons and events, pretty much on a daily basis that I think about inclusion. I grew up in a home that everyone was included. There wasn’t an event that was exclusively for ‘this group’ of people. I am so thankful that because my mum cared for people, especially those down and out, that we always shared our table, our home and even our room at times with people that had no where else to go. Friends of ours that were in difficult families, whose families didn’t live close by, people who were stuck for a place, old and young were welcome. I think that’s why even at this age I really struggle with not including … its just not in my nature. I think of those ones…

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Its a crop out!

How much of our real lives are cropped out so others only see the good bits? I take a lot of photos of my garden and it looks very beautiful. Of course I take photos of all the beautiful parts! Real life always has the messy, ugly bits and in my garden there are a lot of things around our house outside that I would prefer not to be there. My husband is a tradesman and builder and so consequently there are bricks, timber, tools, off-cuts of wood. He needs these things for the work he does, but when I look around I would much prefer they were out of sight. It would be lovely for everything to be neat as a pin, and it only contained beautiful things that belong in a cottage garden, lots of colour, foliage, and lots of special touches. So when I take photos of…

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New levels of conversation

                          When something grows there is usually a change in size whether that’s internally or externally. When we grow it doesn’t always hurt but even stretching can be uncomfortable. But we can’t go on without growth or we’ll be stagnant and maybe even shrivel. Growth might be uncomfortable but it also gives us more room and when we grow we usually fit what we are growing into better. There are lots of things that we need to grow into. Communication is one of those things…. sometimes painful, often uncomfortable and in the very least can be awkward. As we grow up we need to face new levels of conversation. There are things we must face if we are an adult that a child or adolescent can keep running from. Often our first reaction is a sharp one, pain…

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