THE SMALL THINGS

247/365 1 Corinthians 5:6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a small amount of yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? The message renders the text above as follows 'Yeast, too, is a “small thing,” but it works its way through a whole batch of bread dough pretty fast' A little... Continue Reading →

YOUR NET NEEDS WASHING

243/365 Luke  5:2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. When any Fisherman casts a net, the only thing they had control over from the very start is the size of fish they catch because of the size of mesh in... Continue Reading →

KEEP YOUR DIFFERENCE

225/365 KEEP YOUR DIFFERENCE I remember reading about experiments conducted by a psychologist names Solomon Asch about social conformity. From his findings, he concluded that even when it meant going against their conviction, people were often willing to literally ignore their reality or known truth to give an incorrect answer that conforms to the views... Continue Reading →

MAKE ROOM FOR RE-ROUTING

206/365 MAKE ROOM FOR RE-ROUTING The setting is Accra, Ghana: for the many who have travelled along new routes, unless there is a passenger who can accurately guide you on every bend, a SatNav or Tomtom can be an invaluable friend. Many drivers religiously follow every instruction and while they often arrive safely at the... Continue Reading →

LEARN BEFORE YOU CHANGE LEVEL

LEARN BEFORE YOU CHANGE LEVEL 177/365 Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. It would be easy to just press on in... Continue Reading →

BURNING BRIDGES

172/365 BURNING BRIDGES 1 Kings 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant. I am been a... Continue Reading →

DEFAULT SITUATION

171/365 Luke 2:44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. DEFAULT SITUATION Today we read about the visit of Jerusalem and Jesus going missing after the events of the day. We realise that the first place Mary and Joseph... Continue Reading →

CHANGING THE SPOTLIGHTS

166/365 CHANGING THE SPOTLIGHTS Matthew 7:3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Why should I lift the covers of my weaknesses to the world? Why should I announce for all and sundry that there is a log... Continue Reading →

A SHAKE UP OF CONVICTIONS

A SHAKE UP OF CONVICTIONS 162/365 Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Jesus speaks about what the heathen did during prayer and their reasoning 'they think they will be heard for their many words'. Thus... Continue Reading →

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