Following God’s Example: Love

 “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. “

– Ephesians 5:1 & 2 

In last weeks article we leaned upon the amazing imagery painted in Psalm 18 of our loving Fathers response to the pleas and cries of help that reach His ears from His beloved children. The point was that as we allow God, through our calling out to Him in spiritual pursuit and through the living out of a healthy Godly lifestyle, God will defend His sons and daughters. He will bring victory into the areas of our lives that have been invaded by the enemies influence. Continue reading “Following God’s Example: Love”

Springtime Anointing

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the

right paths for his name’s sake.” – Psalm 23:1-3

In recent weeks I have commenced my days by going on a morning prayer-walk. The time is meant to simply get alone with the Lord with no distractions. With a house full of six children, finding spiritual solitude can be difficult. Though I love being home in the morning, hearing the giggles of my children and watching them scurry about as they prepare for their day, it is the wonderfulness of it all that can make getting alone not so easy to do. Certainly children should see parents pray, but I believe God calls us into a place and time where we can have uninterrupted, face-to-face communion with Him. So, outside I go, into the fresh, brisk, dewy air. Continue reading “Springtime Anointing”