17 June 2009


God has been impressing upon my heart lately 'impossible'. I am beginning to get a stronger sense of the fact that there are plenty of things that are impossible for me, and I think we are meant to live in that realm more than a lot of us do. Living in that place where we watch in wonder and awe at the things God is doing because it is impossible for us (scary, but amazing).

God does not want us to live our lives doing things that we have the ability to do. He is an active God and wants to be a big part of our lives. You read often in the Bible about miracles happening to show the power of God, to lift His name up. God's name does not get glorified when we do stuff through our own ability. It is through the impossible that all eyes turn to God.

Matt has just bought a book called "Can God: 10,000 Miles of Miracle in Britain". It is being sent to us now. I have not yet read it but I'm looking forward to it. Matt has read it and said it is inspiring. It's a story of a man travelling impossibly. Miracle after miracle, God continuously does the impossible on this man's journey.

To be perfectly honest, it makes me a little nervous. If God is impressing this on my heart; and God is impressing it on Matt's heart...could there be a reason perhaps??

I'll keep you updated...

15 June 2009

Your Love Never Fails

Below are the lyrics to a song called “Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture

Nothing can separate
Even if I ran away
Your love never fails
I know I still make mistakes
But You have new mercies for me everyday
Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning

And when the oceans rage
I don't have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
Your love never fails

Verse 2:
The wind is strong and the water's deep
But I'm not alone in these open seas
Cause Your love never fails

The chasm is far too wide
I never thought I'd reach the other side
But Your love never fails
You make all things work together for my good

We sang it in church this past Sunday and I felt quit overwhelmed by it.  I love the imagery of ‘the chasm is far too wide’ because we as Christians sometimes think that we should see it as only ‘appearing’ too wide, when it really isn’t -- but the truth of the matter is that sometimes the chasm is really far too wide and it’s only because of Jesus that we reach the other side.  Some things are impossible for us, but nothing is impossible for God…

08 June 2009


I sometimes wonder if we forget that the promises of God are real...

Life gets difficult and we think they are nice things for Him to say, but we don't really expect Him to follow through.

Read the Bible KNOWING that those words are truth. If he makes a promise He is going to keep it.

Have a read of Hebrews 6:16-20

05 June 2009

Time, as elusive as...

I was going to come up with a witty little simile (even though I hate them) that everyone would think me very clever, to make up for the fact that I've written nothing of much substance recently. After booking tickets and planning a trip to Thailand; keeping Seth fed and entertained; and typing up some documents for church I've only had enough time to flip through a magazine full of useless gadgets that was left in my letter box while watching Seth stuff peanut butter up his nose, in his hair and in every nook and cranny of this high chair. Then I received a reminder that I had been tardy in getting said magazine back to my letterbox along with the order for above mentioned useless gadgets.

So, no, this is not an excuse, but I thought I would indulge you all in the goings on and keep you all somewhat entertained.

02 June 2009

The other bit...

I have, more times than once, found comfort in the scripture 2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. (NIV)

At times when I have been afraid, God has reminded me of the part that says 'God did NOT give us a spirit of timidity'. And I have found great strength in that. However, more recently God has made a statement out of the other bit...the bit about self-discipline.

When I am stressed or overwhelmed, and I go into my 'self preservation' mode, my tongue tends to become very sharp. I find fault with most things said by those closest to me (I imagine there may be a few of you who know me well reading this and nodding in a knowing sort of way).

Over the past few months, I've had a hard time of it and have therefore reacted in a not so nice way to those closest to me...mainly my husband Matt. Once I noticed the way I was acting I spent time asking God to change my circumstances so that I could get back to my more normal pleasant self. That's when He reminded me that He has given me a spirit of self-discipline...

'But I don't want to discipline myself to be nicer I just want you to change things so I don't react so poorly'

God wasn't having any of it, and so, every time I found myself reacting in a bad way, that part of the verse would pop into my head. I'm sorry to say, I did a pretty poor job of it. But I think I'm starting to get the hang of it...hold on, let me just ask Matt what he thinks...