The Spirit and the Word

GravesMost of us don’t like changes in our lives. Unfortunately, without change, there can be no growth. Jacob had to learn this lesson as he traveled through the wilderness.

Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty. And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, “Don’t be afraid, for you have another son.” As she breathed her last – for she was dying – she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin.
Genesis 35:16-18

Change is never easy. I wish it were. Sometimes it’s like we’re dying to ourselves. Psychologists say that when change takes place there’s a grieving process that we must go through.

We can’t stop change from happening. The only thing we have control over is our attitude. It’s how we deal with…

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God’s plan is perfect, his project management extravagant


I was reading today about stepping out in faith.  Sometimes easier said than done but it is amazing how God provides for people.  I was given a book to read this week with a strange title – Two Pork Chops, but in it the author is telling of a number of miracles that happened in his life including the provision of two pork chop dinners (found frozen and covered in foil in a hedgerow!) when he was working for God in faith.  If God says to us, do this work, he will provide, we know his plans are even greater than we can imagine, the question is are we strong and bold enough to do what he asks us to do?

  • Isaiah 6:8 – Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send…

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“God is all powerful and knows what He is doing”

Bad things happen because we live in a fallen world where both believers and unbelievers are hit with the tragic consequences of sin.

God allows evil for a time although he often turns it around for good (Romans 8:28). We may have no answers as to why God allows evil, but we can be sure he is all powerful and knows what He is doing.

“God providentially works all things together for good for His people according to His purpose”

We may have no answers  as to why God allows evil, but we can be sure He is all powerful and knows what He is doing. The next time you face trials and dilemmas see them as opportunities to turn to God for your strength.

You will find a God  who only desires to show His love and compassion to you. If you can trust Him in pain, confusion and loneliness, you will win the victory and eliminate doubt, one of satan’s  greatest footholds in your life.

Make God your foundation. You can never be separated from His love.


~Life Application Bible~