Archive for December, 2019

God IS our refuge and shelter

December 22nd, 2019

For my devotions this morning I read Psalm 91. This is one of my favourites that I have read many times. Today I focused on verses 1-4 and 9-12. I thought I would share my dot point notes here as an encouragement… We find true rest as we live in the shadow of the Almighty (v1) […]

Mocking and blessings

December 20th, 2019

I was reading Matthew 5:11-12 for my devotions recently. It says… 11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And […]

Helping the poor honours God

December 16th, 2019

I was just reading through Proverbs 14 and verse 31 jumped out at me… “Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors Him.” As I was dwelling on this verse I read the notes in my Life Application Study Bible. I found these to be really good too… “14:31 God has […]

Be cheerful

December 11th, 2019

Today I am posting “Desiderata” (Latin for “desired things”), a prose poem written in December 1933 by Max Ehrmann about attaining happiness in life. If you have never read it before, I’m sure you will find it uplifting. Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. […]

God’s blessings in the Beatitudes

December 5th, 2019

I was reading through the beatitudes for my devotions this morning. They are found in. Matthew 5:3-10. As I was reading through today I realised afresh how God blesses us in our lives. Here are some of my notes. 1. When we recognise our need for Him – He gives us the Kingdom 2. When […]