Month: May 2011

A good reputation comes with responsibility

In our lives as we go through the process of recovery people are watching us. At work, at home, in social circles we mix in, in small groups. Always on display! When we live our lives in obedience to God’s Word we don’t need to live in pretence. Knowing […]

Our elders deserve respect

Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Leviticus 19:32 People find it easy to dismiss the opinions of the elderly. But the fact that God commanded the Israelites to honour them show how seriously we should take our responsibility of respecting […]

Realising God’s Purpose takes Time

God has a purpose for us all. The reality is none of us got here overnight and we are not going to realise God’s purpose overnight. It has taken more that twenty years for God to bring me to where I am today. And, He is not finished […]

Family responsibility

1 Timothy 3:5 For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God’s church? Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking work and church come before our families and justify it. Spiritual leadership must begin at home. If we are not […]

Joy is a result of Worship

The LORD spoke to Moses, “Tell the Israelites: These are the appointed festivals with the LORD, which you must announce as holy assemblies. Leviticus 23;1-2 Worship involves both celebration and confession. God encourages joy in recovery. He wants us to celebrate recovery. He also wants us to seriously […]

Living a life of purpose..

Why do you do what you do? An important question for us all. One which I have been asked a number of times and only just this week. It took me a couple of minutes to think about the answer. Because I hadn’t considered ot for a while. […]

Are you washed in the blood?

Last night in Twitter I read this “If you get paid it’s not real ministry”. Never paid attention to wh0 said it but it did make me think. ‘How could anybody really believe that?’ In the dictionary ministry as defined as – the work of a minister. Minister […]

What do you want?

We come to recovery with a list of what we want to achieve as a result of it. As we grow in faith our list changes and we realise that what we wanted was things that would make us comfortable, things that would make us feel good. Our […]

Our actions follow our affections

I am not a hugger. Never have been, probably never will be. Not big on affection. Don’t get me wrong. I love my wife and children dearly but I am not into the huggy, huggy, kissy, kissy stuff. My mum is, my sister is. Every time you see […]