Entries by David Cornell

Saturday 28 May 2022 – Transformed week 3

The desire to get wisdom seems like it should come naturally to people – after all, who wouldn’t want to become wise and succeed in life, as promised here in this verse? Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it first sounds. The dictionary defines wisdom as “the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or […]

Friday 27 May 2022 – Transformed week 3

I so often speak or act unwisely. I really need God to transform me – to make me wiser. The Bible has a lot to say about wisdom – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10a); “Wisdom is better than gold or silver” (Proverbs 16:16); “wisdom is like honey.” (Proverbs […]

Thursday 26 May 2022 – Transformed week 3

God is spirit.  Those that want to understand and relate to God also need to be spiritual.  No point trying to understand the things of God with the natural mind. It just won’t make sense.  As Christians our spirits come alive to God through Jesus Christ.  Our spirit is then able to communicate with God’s […]

Wednesday 25 May 2022 – Transformed week 3

What are the patterns of the world? What sort of thoughts should we stop conforming to? Sometimes in order to change to something, we need to realise what we need to change from.  Off the top of my head, some of the patterns and ways of our world include putting yourself first, making sure your […]

Tuesday 24 May 2022 – Transformed week 3

When Paul wrote these verses to the Philippians he was in jail, and they were finding life difficult as a consequence of their faith. In their world, following Jesus and being friends with Paul made relationships, social status and business much harder – not to mention more blatant forms of persecution. So, Paul’s encouragement to […]

Monday 23 May 2022 – Transformed week 3

I recently read what I thought was some good advice about anxiety from Dr. Caroline Leaf. She says “Stop trying to run away from anxiety because it’s futile. Rather, spend that energy learning to listen to what that anxiety is trying to alert you to and deal with that issue so you can find freedom […]

Sunday 22 May 2022 – Transformed week 3

This is a beautiful reassurance of God’s love, knowing that we can have peace through all of life’s circumstances. For this to happen we need to allow God to transform us from the inside out, by spending time with God and giving him our fears and worries. Some questions come to mind when I think […]

Saturday 21 May 2022 – Transformed week 2

What wonderful freedom this verse contains! When we become Christians by deciding to give our lives to Jesus, he begins a good work in us, transforming us gradually to become more like him. This verse reminds us that Jesus will continue to transform us throughout our lives, until we are completely transformed when he returns. […]

Friday 20 May 2022 – Transformed week 2

Here is a directive from King Solomon, the author of Proverbs chapter 3 to not rate your own wisdom gathered over the years but rather fear the Lord and turn away from evil. If you do this, then God’s word promises that it will bring health to your body and strength to your bones.  Clearly […]

Thursday 19 May 2022 – Transformed week 2

Thinking about our physical wellbeing involves the things we do when our physical health is not going well but it also involves the things we do to make sure our physical wellbeing goes as well as possible. This verse tells us about what we can ask God for in relation to our physical wellbeing (and […]