Ephesians 4:13-16 Ever notice how preachers try to make their message the centre of your life? Ever wondered why? I think it's because often that's honestly how it seems to them. The Holy Spirit has so powerfully revealed something to them it often takes up their whole field of vision so they preach it as the singular... Continue Reading →
Deception! Disgrace! Evil as plain as the scar on his face! ...Sorry this post has nothing to do with Simba's Pride...but there's a link at the bottom if that makes you too sad! So you hear your favourite celebrity might be a Christian or you hear that coffee is actually better for you than water.... Continue Reading →
As human beings we naturally want to be able to interpret the thoughts and intentions of others to help us navigate the social world. The problem is, our point of reference tends to only be ourselves and this can cause some problems. What I mean is, when we try to figure out why someone is... Continue Reading →
Hi guys, if you followed me from the old one, welcome to the new blog! I hope you like it. This is the beginning of a short series on dealing with pain. This topic is pretty important to me and I think that whoever we are we need to be intentional about this. I'm no... Continue Reading →
One of the biggest lessons God taught me in my 9 months of Bible College (which isn't a subject in school) is about forgiveness particularly as it applies to Christians but also more widely. I think one of the first things He opened my eyes to is the fact any Christian who withholds forgiveness doesn't... Continue Reading →
Here's Part 1 if you missed it! I reckon one of the reasons we don't see forgiveness that way is because we miss one of the main components of forGIVEness. It involves giving! Most of our attitudes towards forgiveness are passive and so we wait to receive an apology so that we can take the... Continue Reading →
Here's Part 3 if you missed it! God has been teaching me about the principle of an un-offended heart. This is a heart that regardless of past disappointments and hurts still remains open and bursting with love. The owner of an un-offended heart is not a weak-willed, attention-starved desperate individual but rather a person who is stronger... Continue Reading →
Some very personal and helpful thoughts on Pain and Forgiveness from reallyrealblogger. Have a read.
‘I don’t think I can forgive anymore’ I sobbed as my friend ‘gently insisted’ I go home from work. I had crumpled at my desk overwhelmed with pain and distress. It was about 8 weeks since my friends suicide and and I had just discovered another huge disappointment in my life. Try as I might I could not ‘pull myself together’ to function. My coping facade had truly slipped.
I went to see the doctor. She said I was depressed and offered me anti-depressants. I refused, I was not able to accept her diagnosis ‘I’m just sad because of bad things in my life’. ‘ I will feel better if I can sleep and get rid of this constant headache’. I accepted some non-addictive sleeping meds and pain killers. I got home and sat looking at the meds wondering if they were enough to stop it all. This thought stirred…
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Something breaks and shatters, Cracks and peels In the heart of a man that no longer feels. The cold of his soul Is the chill in his breath Yielding to the touch of death. The flames within are quenched and dim He no longer desires, No longer dreams of greater things That will his strength... Continue Reading →