Month: May 2019

God touches me

The Soaring Eagle

“While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him”
(Luke 5:12-13)

Reflection:
The next person we meet is a man ‘covered with leprosy.’ Unclean in terms of the Jewish Law he was forced to live away from other people. Dressed in rags he was required to call out “Unclean, Unclean” as a warning to anyone who came near to him. He was banished from his family and all society and would have come to see himself as disgusting to everyone, including the religious leaders and so too to God. He would have been disgusting even…

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God sees me

The Soaring Eagle

“She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her:
“You are the God who sees me”
(Genesis 16:13)

Reflection:
Hagar was an Egyptian maidservant to Sarai, Abram’s wife. When Sarai realised she was not having children she gave Hagar to Abram so that they could have children through her.

After Hagar had falling pregnant she was mistreated by Sarai and ran away. She had no home or family to whom she could turn, and the Lord found her in the desert near a spring. After He had told Hagar what He had planned for her He sent her back.

“She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her:
“You are the God who sees me”

Not only does He see her in terms of knowing exactly where she was at that time – He also saw her in knowing everything about her and her situation, and…

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Christ is All

SERVE SAVE SEND

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Christ is All, in all who believe in Him.

“I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst” – Jesus. (John 6:35)

When you bow the knee to Jesus Christ and confess Him as your LORD and Savior, He comes to dwell in your heart because of your faith in His Truth.

When He comes to dwell in you, He rules.

He presides over your thoughts, your will, and your emotions – all of you – your whole being. He loves you, and He wouldn’t have it any other way.

You cannot live your life without Him: “For without Me, you can do nothing” – Jesus (John 15:5).

He is all you need in this life.

“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification…

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Jesus take the wheel*

dual personalities

Well, I got some hard news last month. I have cancer and will have surgery tomorrow. We have been through this in my family quite recently with the boy and now it is my turn. I hope I can handle it all with as much grace and confidence as he did.

This article from the desiringGod.org website

was very helpful to me and Piper/Powlison even refer to a favorite prayer of mine–what we call in the Episcopal Church, Saint Patrick’s breastplate:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

In the meantime my DP will continue with the blog while I recover, ably supported by…

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Oh My, How All Things Are Tied Together!

Spirit Moments

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As I start my day in silence and prayer, I am moved by the Psalm of the day:

O LORD, our Lord,
how awesome is your name through all the earth!
I will sing of your majesty above the heavens
with the mouths of babes and infants.
When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and stars that you set in place—
What is man that you are mindful of him,
and a son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him little less than a god,
crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him rule over the works of your hands,
put all things at his feet:
All sheep and oxen, even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, the fish of the sea,
and whatever swims the paths of the seas.
O LORD

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