Spiritual Conception

Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. – Luke 1:38 How do things get from Heaven to Earth? Does it happen? Is it possible? Well in this account, a whole lot more than a blessing came down from Heaven. […]

Living Stones

…you also, as living stones, are being built up into a spiritual temple… 1 Pet 2:5 Man is impressed by the sheer size, the ambience, and the architectural excellence of physical buildings. The disciples at one stage pointed out the splendour of Herod’s temple, a wonder of the ancient world, to Christ, yet He was not […]

Praying the Will of God

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven… – Matthew 6:9-10 This scripture was Jesus’ teaching to the disciples and the multitude on how to pray. Sometimes we can come to God with […]

A Future Worth Hoping For

For I know the plans that I have towards you, says the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Jer 29:11 Amidst Judah’s darkest day, when all hope seemed lost, God brought them a message of good news. God essentially told them: “Even though you […]

The Joy Set Before Him

…who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, Heb 12:2 Much has been written about people who survived unspeakable suffering, and one of the common elements in their endurance was their ability to retain hope amidst their cruel circumstances. This scripture gives us insight into what supported Jesus, as a man, […]

A Grateful Heart – Devotion

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. – Hebrews 13:15 Sometimes, the harsh realities of life can very easily colour our perspective. They morph us almost unknowingly into pessimists; those that at first glance notice the glass is […]

The High Price of our Salvation

…saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”  Luke 22:42 Alone in the garden late at night, Christ falls to the earth. He begins to sweat the sweat of terror. The tiny blood capillaries in His sweat glands burst and He begins […]