Entries by suzie

Friday 4 December, 2020

How often do you pray for those you mentor and those who mentored you? Paul is not ashamed to ask here for prayer and he obviously has a heart for the Thessalonians. I am challenged to be more committed to praying for both those who have impacted my life, and those with who I am […]

Thursday 3 December, 2020

I went cycling today for the first time in a while. I remembered the secret that the bike goes where you are looking. This is great except when you see an obstacle ahead. Naturally, my eyes go straight to the impending danger. And of course, that’s exactly where the bike goes too. Paul has just […]

Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Who is the lawless one???? To be honest over the ages many have claimed it is this person or that. I have no idea! But what I do know is that the manner of my life is what will keep me away from the deception of the enemy and the lawless one.  “They perish because […]

Tuesday 1 December, 2020

A number of years ago I spent time meditating and asking myself two questions: Lord, do I believe what I say I believe?  Lord, help me to live what I say I believe. I love this passage “may He give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do/pray […]

Monday 30 November, 2020

For the church in Thessalonica, things were going from bad to worse. Persecution had intensified, so much so that Paul decided to write a second letter to them, to encourage them in their faith. And he starts by telling them that he proudly tells all the other churches about their endurance and faithfulness in the […]

Sunday 29 November, 2020

Paul wraps up his letter to the church with expectation!  Expectation that they will continue growing in holiness and expectation that Jesus with return (soon).  And underpinning it all is God’s faithfulness and action in both of these. How wonderful to know that it is God’s action in me to make me more like Jesus […]

Saturday 28 November, 2020

God you want me giving thanks always, praying without ceasing, testing everything, abstaining from every evil. Always, everything, all. This is literally impossible for me. But this is what you are growing me into.  God your Spirit lives in me. And I can do things that either suppress your influence in my life or grow […]

Friday 27 November, 2020

Prior to this passage, the Apostle Paul has been putting all earthly concerns into the context of Jesus’ return and the day of God’s judgment. As a follower of Jesus, I can look forward to Jesus’ return, not as a day of wrath, but as a day of rejoicing; my King is coming to reign […]

Thursday 26 November, 2020

This passage of Scripture has a title, The Day of the Lord, which is a phrase that we see in the Old Testament, referring to the time when God will come and intervene with judgment and/or blessing. However, in the New Testament the theme of judgment continues but is also referred to as the say […]

Wednesday 25 November, 2020

No matter which culture we belong to, the universal response to the loss of something precious is grief. It’s the process we go through to come to terms with the change in our lives. In this passage Paul calls us not to grieve as they who have no hope. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t […]