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Lord, what You have done for us – we could never have done for ourselves!
It’s so amazing what You have done for us.
We were making plans for ourselves – but our plans didn’t include You!
You came to us. You said to us, “I have a wonderful plan for your life.”
We look at the plans we had for ourselves, we look at the plan You have for us – and we say, ‘Your way is so much better than our own way.’
Your way is the way of blessing. It’s the way of giving glory to You.
Lord, where would be – if You had not come to us, if You had not led us into Your way, if You had not brought us into Your blessing?
You did not wait for us to start looking for You – You came looking for…
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For over forty years, Rev George Philip (11th November 1925 - 16th February 2019) taught God's Word, faithfully and fruitfully, in Sandyford-Henderson Memorial Church, Glasgow. Today, I attended a thanksgiving service, at which a good number of people gathered together to give thanks to God for George's ministry. Here's a link to his Bible reading …
“Isn’t it enough that you (Moses) have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness?” (Numbers 16:13). These are words of unbelief. The people couldn’t see past Moses – and that’s why they couldn’t see past the wilderness. When we can’t see past the preacher, we’ll […]
Psalm 115:1-18 ‘Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to Your Name be the glory because of Your love and faithfulness’(Psalm 115:1). God loves us. He loves us with a faithful love, ‘an everlasting love’, a ‘love that will not let us go’. His love ‘never comes to an end’. Nothing can separate […]
Genesis 35:16-36:43 Lord, there are two ways of looking at every situation. There’s the way of faith – and there’s the way of unbelief. We can look up to You – and be lifted up by You. We can look at our circumstances and fail to see that You are there, waiting to lift us up, …
“Isn’t it enough that you (Moses) have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness?” (Numbers 16:13).
These are words of unbelief. The people couldn’t see past Moses – and that’s why they couldn’t see past the wilderness. When we can’t see past the preacher, we’ll end up being stuck in the wilderness.
“If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us” (Numbers 14:8).
These are words of faith. Joshua and Caleb were looking beyond the wilderness – because they were looking to the Lord.
Unbelief is all around us. Unbelief threatens to engulf us – and take over our whole way of thinking.
When unbelief seems to us to be so all-powerful, the voice of faith…
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Job 1:1-2:13 - Satan is very busy - ‘going to and fro on the earth...walking up and down on it’. Why is Satan ‘roaming through the earth’? - ‘Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour’ (1:7; 1 Peter 5:8). If, like Job, you ‘fear God and turn …
Luke 2:1-20 - God is in control! Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Long before it happened, God had it planned (1-7; Micah 5:2-3). As we approach Christ's Return, God still has His plan. He is still in control. The birth of Christ is not merely an event from the past. It is also a message …
Where I live in Colorado, when you drive up a mountain, one will often notice that at some points in the journey to the top, you might find you are going down for a bit (or still going up but moving apparently farther from the summit!). Kind of like walking with Jesus. But keep going! From Learning From God’s Word…………
Am I on the way up – or the way down? This question can be asked in terms of our social standing – upwardly mobile or downwardly mobile? Let’s think about this question in a different way: Are we moving up – towards the Lord? or Are we moving down – away from the Lord? […]