“If you are willing and obedient. You shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel. You shall be devoured by the sword”; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken."Isaiah 1:19-20, NKJVI don’t mean to make your mouths water, but recently, at Glyndley Manor, we’ve been having the best desserts ever. Actually we’ve had some excellent main courses too. Today was no exception, as we were served macaroni cheese with a crispy top. I suppose now you’re wondering why this should be, and why…See More
Joel 2:12 - "That is why the LORD says, 'Turn to me now, while there is time! Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning."There are many things in this life that cause us pain and grief. Many problems in our lives can break us down and humble us. God uses all kinds of situations to get our attention and he will allow certain things like money problems, shame, or persecution to get us in a place where we can hear him or change our direction. These are things that are a part…See More
"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, notable and good deeds and recognise and honour and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven."Matthew 5: 16, AmpI was recently teaching at our centre in Holland, the beautiful Baak House. We had a lovely sunny day in Holland – such a change from all the rain and floods I’ve had at home in Cumbria – and I was watching the birds swimming on the moat, which surrounds nearly all of the…See More
Yielding Your Will"Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work." John 4:31-34, NIVAs I was reading this whole story, I was amazed at Jesus’ desire to fulfil the will of God. It wasn’t a matter of argument for Him. He’d made up His mind to do the will of…See More
Renewing Our Minds‘I think’ Versus ‘It is written’ "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2, NIV When we become Christians many of us experience that the Word of God challenges our own ideas and views about life, our perception of what’s moral, what’s right and what’s wrong. Then we start the process of renewing our mind according…See More
"And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins."Mark 2:22One of the truths of God that is very precious to me is His unchangeable nature. His Word tells us that He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. God never changes, but He is ALWAYS moving. God’s unchangeable nature does not equate to being stagnant and in a rut. God is creative beyond imagination and…See More
"(NKJV) Psalms 126.6 He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.
Psalms 30.5 . . . His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in…"