Showing posts from May, 2016

Recognising When God Speaks

Dear Friends,

Towards the end of last year I had a strong sense God was telling me that I needed to get Jess tested for dyslexia.  God didn't speak to me in an audible voice, yet he spoke so clearly to my heart that it was just as if he had spoken the words aloud to me.  "The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, [Jesus the Good Shepherd] and the sheep [that's you and me] recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.  John 10:3-4 (NLT)

I shared with Jason what I believed God was saying and he agreed it was important for us to look into it.  I am so glad I had Jason's support and that we were in this together.  So we went through the appropriate channels at her school.

I have to admit part of me wasn't too sure about acting on what God was telling me to do.  What if I'd made a mistake?  What if nothing was wrong?  Wh…

Where Do You Place Your Hope?

Dear Friends,

I waited in hope for a devotional I had submitted online to be accepted.  The previous one had been accepted so I was hopeful that this one would also be accepted.  Surely they would like what I had written?  Yet hope dwindled as time went by and I had received no response.  The deadline for hearing back from them had passed.  With the passing of time, hope left me.

I was so disappointed. I had really hoped to hear a yes from them.  There were brief moments when I was able to think objectively.  When I was able to tell myself, "That's OK.  What I had written did not meet their requirements this time.  It wasn't needed because it didn't fit with the direction they wanted to take. It's alright.  I can try again another time." 

However, my heart was saying something else and I began to have doubts and fears: I'd been so sure God had given me a gift to write.  I thought God had called me to share his truth through the written word.  Perhaps I was…

What A True Friend Looks Like

Dear Friends,

Today's post is different to my usual ones.

Deeper Waters accepted a devotional I submitted to them, and it is ready now to view online.

It is called "What a True Friend Looks Like". 

If you are interested in reading it then just click on the link below:

Creation Points to The Creator

Dear Friends,

I recently watched a documentary, "Do We Really Need the Moon?"  The presenter, a Space Scientist, posed the question: "What would happen if the moon was in a different position?" She explained that the moon is nearly 1/4 million miles away and that if it was twenty times closer it would be catastrophic because of the moon's affect on life and tides.  It would result in a mighty tidal bulge which would mean London was flooded, followed by other cities such as New York.

When I heard this my response was to be in awe of our Creator God.  The moon being where it is, is no coincidence, it's not happenstance.  The moon is in just the right place for us to have life on earth because it's where God deliberately placed it.  He knew exactly what he was doing.  For me, it again reaffirmed that the universe and everything in it, did not just appear, or gradually evolve, it was designed and shaped and purposed by God.

The presenter went on to explain tha…