God cares

We can’t earn access to the kingdom of heaven. It is a gift from God, given to us because of our spiritual need, I love it when people say to me –recovery is a spiritual program. It has nothing to with God or the Bible. My response is always the same – try taking God […]

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#39-Jesus Died for Me

Galatians 1:4 Jesus gave his life for our sins. He set us free from this evil world. That was what our God and Father wanted. Growing up I had some pretty hard mates, so did my younger brother. I remember one of my brothers’ mates who had a tattoo of Jesus on the cross upside […]

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Accept the TRUTH

2 Corinthians 7:8-9 I am not sorry that I sent that severe letter to you, though I was sorry at first, for I know it was painful to you for a little while.  Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change […]

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God’s Word is Dependable

Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.” Then he said, “It’s happened. I’m A to Z. I’m the Beginning, I’m the Conclusion. From Water-of-Life Well I give freely to the thirsty. Conquerors inherit all this. I’ll be God to them, they’ll be sons and daughters to me. God the […]

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Thursday 13.11.2014

OVERCOMING FEELINGS OF SHAME READ: 1 Samuel 10:1-27 FOCUS VERSE: 1 Samuel 10:22 Samuel went back to God: “Is he anywhere around?” God said, “Yes, he’s right over there-hidden in that pile of baggage.” When the Israelites assembled to choose a king, Saul aready knew he was the one (vs 1) Instead of stepping up […]

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God can use our bitterness and resentments to change or hearts

Today at Belgrave South Baptist Church pastor Andrew Fisher shared  a message on a four week series based on the book of Jonah, concentrating on chapter 4 of the book. Jonah 4:4-6 This change of plans greatly upset Jonah, and he became very angry. So he complained to the Lord about it: “Didn’t I say before I left home […]

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When others let you down

My life at the moment is pretty much caught up in other peoples agendas. And, as a follower of Jesus I try as best I can to ‘go with the flow.’ But sometimes it’s difficult. When others agendas change and you find you have wasted a lot of effort on things that no longer matter, […]

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Day 364 – 30th December 2013

  As the year 2013 draws to an end I am reminded. as I am at most new years of my Scottish heritage. Above the door in my house hangs the plaque on the left. Which includes the Boyle family crest and motto ‘Dominus Providebit’, which translated says ‘The Lord will provide,’ This year I want […]

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God Never Wastes a Hurt

When I completed the Salvation Army’s Bridge Program I went to work for Salvation Army Family Stores, and commenced work in the recycled clothing industry. A new Christian, I remember this verse had a big effect on my recovery.  I remember the impact of Christ on my life as I came to the realization that “The Salvation […]

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Go for the worst

Last night as I lay down to sleep I was challenged by the Holy Spirit to ‘Go for the Worst!’. William Booth put a challenge to the soldiers of the Salvation Army to go for souls and go for the worst. In my experience we always consider ‘the worst’ to be the homeless, addicted and […]

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