Entries by suzie

Day 35 (29 Mar 2020) – God’s power in your weakness

It is counter-cultural to think that we are not meant to show ourselves in the very best light. People ‘tweak’ their CV’s to make things look possibly better than they are, we hide our weaknesses and showcase our strengths, we applaud confidence and good self image. Yet in Christ, in ministry we are called to […]

Day 30 (24 Mar 2020) – Shaped for serving God

When I became a Christian in August 1984, such a love and relief consumed me.  I was then baptised in the Holy Spirit in May 1985 and my heart and passion changed.  I didn’t care what anyone thought about me, I wanted to serve Jesus till the day I die.  In 1986 I joined Youth […]

Day 27 (21 Mar 2020) – Defeating temptation

Temptation is nice. That’s the trouble with it! It’s nicer, in the short term at least, than doing what is right. Even the apostle Paul writes: “I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.” (Rom 7:19 NLT) and in the […]

DAY 1 (24 Feb 2020) – It all starts with God

I recently had a conversation with someone who is an atheist, who told me they had discovered a rational explanation for how well designed and ordered the universe is. They told me about their discovery of panpsychism, the notion that the universe has a consciousness and has therefore been able to design itself since it […]

Sunday 23 February, 2020

What an amazing incident. I love how God works and that we get to see both sides of the story. God sees the Ethiopian man, a seeker who desires to truly know God. God sees Philip, a God follower and believer in Jesus, who desires to serve God and spread the Good News. In a […]

Saturday 22 February, 2020

Simon has been used to being revered because of the appearance of holiness that his tricks gave. Now here is something much better, but it’s someone else doing this one. He’s jealous. He wants this one too, and he’s willing to pay for it. Jealousy is such a nasty, sneaky, divisive, destructive thing. It can […]

Friday 21 February, 2020

This passage begins with the words “Those who were SCATTERED preached the word wherever they went.” I truly believe God calls all His sons and daughters to be master evangelists.  Not everyone can stand and preach to the masses like Billy Graham but all of us can have the passion and conviction to share the […]

Thursday 20 February, 2020

How brave was Stephen. He just stood there and led them through their history pointing out all the various issues they misunderstood. And he was willing to take whatever happened afterwards. Everyone who was listening was so angry and offended but Stephen was connected with God and he knew that he knew that he was […]

Wednesday 19 February, 2020

I am struck by verse 53 – the people of Israel received the law in no ordinary way. They received it through angels, delivered to them by Moses. And Moses, when he received the law, came down with his face glowing – he had to cover his face with a veil because his face was glowing so […]

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Personally, I love the example that Stephen shows me in how to be a minister and a witness to Christ. He was appointed to take a load of the other apostles by filling the very practical role of ensuring people’s needs were met. But he didn’t just fill his role with a spirit of excellence, […]