verse of the day

Friday, 31 August 2007


I will be on holiday for the next week,so no blogs till I come back,I enjoy writing my blogs, I hope they bless. The word holiday comes from the idea of an holy day, let us make everyday a holy day , holidays speaks of rest, but let also remember in Jesus we find rest ,just an other little thought some of us can feel guilty if we are not doing , dont , we are not machines, we need holidays, thank God for them and enjoy them.

Thursday, 30 August 2007


There are the hinders and the helpers,I wonder what I am? I hope I am a helper, Martin Luther King, Jr, said many memorable things,he said the following,[that when he died he would like someone to say,he tried to give his life serving others,he tried to love somebody,tried to feed the hungry,to clothe the naked,to visit someone in prison], and then he quoted and old hymn, which goes like this,[If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can show somebody he is traveling wrong, then my living will not be in vain, if I can do my duty as a Christian ought,if I can bring salvation to a world once wrought, if I can spread the message that the Master taught, then my living will not be in vain.] may God give us the grace to be a helper today.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007


What is the purpose of the law ? first it shows what is required of us,it is not a matter of debate, have you ever tried to argue with a traffic warden? its to no avail as far as the traffic warden is concerned, we have broke the law. Secondly we have to pay the penalty. Let us consider Gods law, it shows us what is required , it is not a matter of debate ,and the fact of the matter is we all have broke the law of God, and that means we have to pay the penalty, eternal punishment, but here is the good news , Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.[Galatians 3v13]

Tuesday, 28 August 2007


WE all know the importance of keeping our word, and we all without exception have failed in this. We all have experinced the disapointment of being let down by some friend who faithfully promised a certain thing , promised to repay a loan, and did not. Psalm 146v6 tells us a wonderful reassurancing truth,[ He[God] keeps every promise forever] so trust Him completly to both fulfil His word , and to keep His word.

Monday, 27 August 2007

Fate / Luck

People believe in these things ,fate , luck,its like evolution, what do they mean to the ussers?,in a real sense ,these terms have become substitutes in place of faith in a Sovereign God, a rejection of a Sovereign God. As a Christian I declare simply , I believe in a Sovereign God, it is a declaration of faith, not feelings, not even facts, the bible declares the just shall live by faith , so by faith, I declare God reigns, and rules over all the affairs of mankind .

Sunday, 26 August 2007


There are many who do not like their name,so they change it by deed poll, or they keep it,secretly disliking it, or like inspector Morse never mentioning it.I personally like my name, William, though I have not figured out how William becomes Bill. There is one name I love above all others, Jesus, my Saviour and Lord.

Saturday, 25 August 2007

Be still

My mum used to say to me ,can you not sit still for 5 min, when you are child its hard to be still, many of us adults still find it hard to be still,there are many reasons for this . here is a verse for all those who cant sit still for 5 min,Psalm 46v10, Be still, and know that I am God.

Friday, 24 August 2007


So much could be written about love , I work among those who suffer from mental illness, I have for the last 17 yrs,I love my work ,I believe God put me in it ,they are my parish, what have I learned in this job?. patience ,.Consider how patient God is with us, why ?, because, He loves us.The challenge we are faced with is this, to show this aspect of love, this patience ,where God has placed us.

Some days

Some days things happen that can throw us, it is the nature of life , some days we struggle with life, dont despair, God is on the throne,He will remember His own, He has not left you, Job in his darkest hour said ,I know that my redeemer lives ,and He does, Hebrews 13v5 [I will never leave you, nor forsake you] ,hope on, trust on.

Thursday, 23 August 2007


It must be awful to be in death row, waiting to be executed,condemnation is to say the least, is a heavy burden to carry,before we know Christ the bible says we are condemned,Romans3v23 declares ,all have sinned,but of course when we trust Jesus ,Romans8v1 tells us the wonderful news ,we are no longer condemned, we are forgiven ,and accepted by God.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007


So many are at war within themselves , there are of course many reasons for this, consider, the following ,Jesus is the prince of peace,and through him we can know peace with God, and the peace of God. Consider Romans 5v1 ,faith in Christ as Saviour gives us peace with God,next consider Philippians 4v6-7,daily communion in prayer results in the peace of God

Tuesday, 21 August 2007


We often say no ones perfect, of course we agree with this , sort of, the Bible says we are all sinners, again we sort of agree with this, for it brings a new dimension into the picture, God and us, and thats more serious, very, Hebrews 10v14 ,tells us God has solved the problem through Jesus and his death

Monday, 20 August 2007


Yesterday I made a mistake ,in regards to my blog ,I pressed the entry button, when I should not have,I was not sure how to undo it. this had me consider the question of mistakes, the fact of the matter is, we all make mistakes, take driving , I have been asked, am I good driver,I replied , sometimes, the fact of the matter is we all make mistakes,let us remember to err is human, only God is perfect,and never makes a mistake .

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Ask God

There are many wonderful people in the bible, we can learn so much from there lives,take Joshua, the successor to Moses, how would feel if you had been him

There are many wonderful people in the bible, we can learn so much from them,their lives ,and ministries, Have you got a favourite?.One of my favourites is Jeremiah,there is so much one could say about him, I just mention two things , his faithfullness, and his persevance, ask God to grant you these two very important qualities .

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Cover your back

Under investigation, in so many areas of life, you have to watch your back,if you dont then you will be under investigation,or you will be criticized .This affects an awful lot of people,and an awful lot of people are affected by it, we need continually to pray against this,we are not to live under this oppression, the Psalmist declares[ I will fear no evil,for thou art with me. Ps23v4]

Friday, 17 August 2007

Bad News/ Good News

Psalm 112v7 , reads[ they do not fear bad news , they confidently trust the Lord to care for them] [NLT] ,If we are a child of God ,He is our loving heavenly Father,our Saviour taught ,your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, so dont worry about tomarrow, surely thats good news.

Thursday, 16 August 2007


In the little room of my sons hangs a saying,[No God no peace, Know God peace] . Some of the saddest words I read in the Bible are to be found in Ephesians 2v12 [without God and without hope] . 1Corinthians 13v13 reads [three things will last forever -faith,hope,love] .In psalm 42v11 we read [Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God]. All this comes through Christ ,so today let hope arise.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Feelings or Faith?

Bob Gass wrote[ feelings have nothing to with living the Christian life] , the fact of the matter is we are full of feelings,the Christian life is a life of faith.Our circumstances can be difficult,like Jacob of old we may feel everything is against you, but take note ,if God is for you and He is,all will be well,have faith in God [Mark 11v22]

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Keeping our eyes on the ball

The account in Matthew 14v22-32 is very instructive,Jesus walking on the water,and Peter ,dear Peter,we see in Peter , so much of ourselves,he stepped out , wonderful, but, then he takes his eyes of the Lord, and he begins to sink,in Hebrews 12 v2 we read [ keeping our eyes on J ESUS] ,LETS KEEP OUR EYES ON JESUS.

Sunday, 12 August 2007


I preached on the annointing of David, the challenging verse is [1 Samuel16v7]the point being,people judge by outward appearance,but the Lord looks at the heart. seems clear to me, yet to my amazement, a brother started to go on about body piercing and ,ties,etc,mybe i am looking at the scripture wrongly,but it does seem to me, whats most important, is the heart.

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Waiting on God

I know a person , who collects timetables,most of us have our own timetable, its now ,so many of us are like a little child, who stamps its feet , and cries out, I want it now.There was a particular thing I wanted , I prayed for it for 25yrs,and then I got my request . James 1v4[a.v] tells us to let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire ,wanting nothing,this is just one aspect of waiting on God,but an important one.

Friday, 10 August 2007

The sovereignty of God

The Sovereignty of God is a great mystery, like many of the truths we hold to,one will never fully understand it , what we are called to do,is to believe it.Think about what that means in your situation, and declare by faith, God is sovereign.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Two sides of the coin

I have just been looking a Psalms 90-91 ,the Psalms of Moses,they are prayers , of contrast, one dwells on how transient life is,the mood of the psalm is dark ,consider v9[niv] we finish our years with a moan. The next dwells on encouragement , on God, who saves,comforts,protects.,the question is, what are we going to dwell on ?

Wednesday, 8 August 2007


Do you ever look at a scenic view , and are filled with wonder at the beauty of it ,yet the greatest wonder of all ,Jesus loves us, yes us ,you and me ,now thats a wonder.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The word of God

The Psalms have so much to say to us, consider words like Psalm 119v11, [your word have i hidden in my heart that i may not sin against thee] some person said ,the word of God will keep us from sin, sin will keep us from the word of God,read the word of God ,memorize it, obey it

Monday, 6 August 2007


Psalm 55 v22 reads [cast thy burden upon the Lord,and He shall sustain thee:He shall never suffer thy righteousness to be moved.[he will never let the righteous fall] its all so easy to do ,yet so often ,we dont , try it today.

Saturday, 4 August 2007


Recieved a loan of a lovely C/D ,called [your still God] by Godfrey Birtill ,one track on it has these words , [ Oh outrageous grace, Oh outrageous grace] an old man asked me the meaning of grace, it is recieving what we dont deserve, from start to finish, through Christ ,it trully is ,outrageous grace.

Friday, 3 August 2007

Honour God

1 Samuel 2 v30. reads, them that honour me i will honour them,it lays two things before us, what we are to do, honour Him, what He will do,He will honour us, this is the challenge facing us today.

Thursday, 2 August 2007


One thing we can never do, to much of is to pray,we can spend to much ,eat to much, talk to much, but we can never pray to much.