“I don’t just want you to survive ….”

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The other day, I talked about how the stand out thing I’d learnt from Mike Ovey was to allow God to disagree with me through his word. Well, one way that God disagreed with me came through Mike’s teaching, though in this case posthumously. After Mike’s untimely death, I remember one former student sharing that… Continue reading “I don’t just want you to survive ….”

What do we do in times of crisis? We find strength in the Lord’s identity

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This week I’ve started working through the book of Habakkuk. It is a challenging book as in it God’s prophet intercedes and begs God to act only to discover that God is acting by bringing judgement and devastation.  Yet, one thing really stood out to me as I read through the whole book in one… Continue reading What do we do in times of crisis? We find strength in the Lord’s identity

When the answer to prayer is not what you expected or hoped for

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I was taught as a child that God answers prayer in 3 ways “Yes” , “No” and “Wait” . Well although helpful, that’s a rather one dimensional view. Prayer is a conversation and sometimes the response is not what I expected or even what I would have hoped for.

How long?

Here is the latest in our series of daily expositions/mediations #TheDailyDose – we are looking at the book of Habakkuk and here are vital words for anyone struggling, fearful, grieving or even angry at wickedness, evil, suffering and persecution. The reading is Habakkuk 1:1-4. We are attempting something new from this week. As well as… Continue reading How long?