A call to submission

The Lord calls you to submit to Him. He is not like a ‘boss’, who manipulates or humiliates you for weakness or failure. He is a father who has compassion on all He has made. But He is also the LORD ALMIGHTY, the LORD our KING. Pride has no place in his presence. Knees must […]

From sandpaper to polishing

There are times when it feels as though you have been ‘sandpapered’ by God! – where he stretched down to where you were and rubbed firmly, to remove the ungodly protrusions in your life. God has been sanding down your excesses and selfishness. He has scraped off iniquity and scoured off pride; He has pulled […]

Remember, and give thanks

Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion; […]

Freedom from frustration

God is seeking to lift irritation and frustration off your life. He has watched these feelings grow in you and has seen where they have spilled over in anger. This ‘spilled over anger’ has so unsettled you that you are partly shut down to the fullness of life in Christ. You have partnered with pain from […]

God provides

Am I not your provider? Am I not Jehovah Jireh the one who provides all good things? You look at your life and you see lack. Lack of finance, lack of health, lack of provision. Yet am I not your God? Am I not the one who creates and supplies your every need? I am speaking to […]

You belong to Me and My people

You have felt like an outsider in the house of God. You have said about yourself, ‘I do not belong’ and about others, ‘they are not my people’. But today the LORD wants to circumvent this negative pattern of belief and behaviour with His promises. He says: ‘You belong to Me, and you belong within […]

Restoration after desolation

I hear God say, ‘Restoration after desolation’; ‘Restoration after desolation’. Even a third time he speaks it, as a command, thus calling it to be established around and in you: ‘Restoration after desolation’. There are places in you that have felt as if an army of locusts were released and have stripped you bare, leaving […]

You are ready for the more!

I hear the voice of the Lord calling you up to a greater maturity of faith amongst God’s people. He is like the coach who loves to see you play at your best. He says that you are ready this day for the more: the deeper, the higher, the bigger. Your time of milk is […]

The song of the redeemed

The song of the redeemed is rising from the nations. It rises like a fragrance might rise from a scented candle, spiralling heavenwards. Your redemption song rises too, carried out from you by the Holy Spirit, drawn upwards by the very nostrils of God*. As your song twists and turns – dancing – it mingles […]

Cry aloud for understanding

The Lord is asking you to cry aloud for understanding. He wants you to speak out with your voice and ask to know him. Your voice has more power to establish this knowledge and understanding than you realise. It is as you cry out and make a sound that the Lord is swift to answer […]