Jeremiah 15 - Willing to do God's Will
Waiting and Obeying are two crucial aspects of our spiritual walk with God. They are not always easy even though we know we are to wait with trust and obedience . In today's episode we delve into Jeremiah 42 and 43 and we look at where the people of Judah are at. From this passage, we get to look at and question, how fear can spur us to want to hear from God. But do we follow through with intended action of obedience.
June 21, 2022
Jeremiah 14 - Trustworthy God
We might face unfair situations and different trials in our lives, just like Jeremiah did, but when we cling to The Lord, He will see us through it. We can miss out on noticing God’s provision when we rush through our days. Reading through Jeremiah – we can often focus on the trials he went through being a prophet for God but as we pause and take notice we do see God’s care and provision. In today's episode we delve into Jeremiah 40 ad take time to simply focus on our God who is trustworthy and our provider, our Jehovah Jireh.
May 10, 2022
Jeremiah 13 - Continual Communion with God
When trials come our way, how often do we tend to focus on our circumstances than on God and His sovereignty. In today's episode, we look at Jeremiah 36-39, the persecution/trials Jeremiah faced and how he responded to those. The lessons we can glean from it and reflect on how our communication and worship with God fares when we find ourselves in difficult seasons.
March 11, 2022
Jeremiah 12 - A Heart of Obedience
True obedience is a matter of the heart and is empowered by the Spirit. Anything else is only empty form. James 4 says, we must be doers of the word and not hearers only. It is what God wants of us and we can do it in His strength. We won’t do it perfectly but what God wants in us is a genuine desire to follow His precepts evidenced by a growth in following them as we walk in His path. In Today’s episode, we look at the story of the family of Recabites in Jeremiah 35, who obeyed their forefathers commands and God uses this as a example and a rebuke to His people.
February 16, 2022
Jeremiah 11 - Truth or False
In todays day and age, We have so much access to information about anything and everything including bible studies/commentaries/explanations or teachings. So, how do we know when what we read or hear is aligned with the truth of God’s word? The people in Jeremiah’s day faced something similar. In today's episode, we look at Jeremiah 28, this passage relates a confrontation between Hananiah the false prophet and Jeremiah, the true prophet of God. We see how Jeremiah responds and what we can learn from all of this.
February 01, 2022
Jeremiah 10 - Two Baskets of Figs
We will be known by God with what is in our hearts and the fruit of our hands will be the evidence of that. In today's episode we dive into Jeremiah 24 and we learn lessons from the vision that Jeremiah had about the two baskets of figs. We also look at God's promise of hope and restoration to those that hold onto HIM through the good and the bad times.
November 20, 2021
Jeremiah 09 - Where our Hope is Found
In Today's episode we dive into Jeremiah 16. The nation of Judah have been heading towards God's judgement and this chapter lays out what they will go through. God also speaks of the cause for His judgement. But as we read those words from God, we get to also see a picture of His pursuit in light of the disobedience of the people. God did not give up on them and he does not give up on us. He is persistent in His pursuit of us.
November 05, 2021
Jeremiah 08 - Commit your cause to God
In today's episode we dive into Jeremiah 20. Jeremiah expresses his despondency and hopelessness to God. There are times in our lives when heavy emotions is all we have got. Worry is brimming within us and before we realise it we have spent all our time stressing out rather than talking to God about it. Lets glean from this time in Jeremiah's life and learn from it.
October 22, 2021
Jeremiah 07 - In the Depths of Discouragement
When we are discouraged or frustrated we can often lean towards trying to make sense of it ourselves before turning to God. Following Jesus is not a call for perfection but having an honest relationship with Him which includes taking that which lies heavy on our hearts and asking him to change our perspective. In todays episode we continue through our study of Jeremiah, we look at Jeremiah 15, we look at what Jeremiah does when he has a heavy, questioning and a doubtful perspective towards God and we look at approaching God when we have those 'why' questions brimming within us.
October 07, 2021
Jeremiah 06 - Wander or Yield
Have you ever felt distracted in your quiet times, allowed days to pass before realising that you have not been consistent in your bible reading and time with God. We as a people can be easily prone to wander. The enemy strikes us in many ways but the most effective is when his attempts are directed towards making our daily steps gradually turn away from God because then we get spiritually weak. In Today's episode, we continue through our study of Jeremiah, we look at Jeremiah 14. We delve into physical drought the nation was enduring and parallel this with the spiritual drought one experiences when we move away from God. And what can help us stay strong and form in our walk with God.
September 24, 2021
Jeremiah 05 - Bound to God
“God desires to and communicates to us through different ways – do we take the time to listen?” This is something we all can struggle with, especially these days because our lives are so filled with “noise” which makes it more difficult to focus on God’s voice. James 4:8 says Draw near to God and He will draw near to us. In today's episode we spend time in Jeremiah 13 where God uses the imagery of a belt to remind us that we are to live bound to Him, that is what God desires and we what it means to stay bound to Him and live out our days for His honour and glory.
September 10, 2021
Jeremiah 04 - Run with Perseverance and Race with Endurance
When we experience trials, questions arise within our hearts and more often than not the question 'why' can pour out from us. 'Why me', 'why this' or 'why now' Lord. In today's episode we look into Jeremiah 12, a time in Jeremiah's life where he had some of his own 'why' questions and he pours them out to God and we delve into God's response to him.
August 20, 2021
Jeremiah 03 - What Kind of Worship
Our God is loving and full of grace. Often we can focus more on these characteristics of God and forget that He is a Holy God who does not overlook sin and that there are consequences to our actions. Empty actions of worship do not suffice and are not reflective of a life lived for Him. We are to honour God with a wholehearted devotion, worship and obedience. In today's episode, we continue on through our study of Jeremiah. We look into Jeremiah 7, this scripture passage causes us to reflect on what kind of worship we are offering to God.
August 06, 2021
Jeremiah 02 - Is God your Glory?
We often ascribe glory to God but do we acknowledge God as our glory. What does it mean when we read in scripture God referred to as the 'glory of His people'. God formed us for His glory. In today's episode as we continue our study through the book of Jeremiah, we take a look at who we are created to be and where our loyalties and gaze should lie. We look at what it means to embrace God as our glory.
July 23, 2021
Jeremiah 01 - Let God be your Fuel and Fire
In our culture to stand up for the truth has become increasingly difficult as the world pulls away from God. We find ourselves in a time where sinful practices is the norm and Christians can often be perceived as those who seem to be disconnected from the progressive nature of our culture. But it is important to step out and step forth for the truth but it is not always easy as we can so often be riddled with doubt and fear. In Today's episode we begin a study through Jeremiah, we look at the very beginning of Jeremiah's foray into being called by God to be His prophet, His hesitation to his calling and God's response to it.
July 09, 2021
What is Engraved on your Heart?
When we place our faith in Jesus, we experience His love and have a relationship with Him. But life is not always easy, circumstances can often dictate what we feel and give out to others. But God helps us stay faithful, loving and committed to Him. One of the crucial thing that help our hearts remain in that position with God is to have His word and truth engraved in our hearts. In today's episode we dig into Proverbs 3:3-4, which helps us understand what it means to have and to hold the word of God in our hearts.
July 02, 2021
In Jesus Hand I place my Plea
Some situations in life can be very overwhelming and that feeling of being overwhelmed pours into us feeling that our prayers are barely going to make any difference. But we serve a loving God, who cares for His children and every single detail and concern of our lives matter to Him. None of our prayers are too simple or insignificant. Our prayers may be simple in words but if they are according to His will, in His hands they have power. In today's episode we will gain some insight and a fresh passion for prayer from a very familiar story in scripture - The Feeding of the five thousand. It will remind us that we can take all our prayers, however small and let Jesus have them, because in His hands is where they gain power to make an effect. Scripture: Mathew 14:13-21
May 28, 2021
I Have called you Friends
God does not just wants us to just know about Him, He wants us to know Him and have that close friendship with Him. We are blessed that the King of Kings calls us friend. What an amazing privilege. In John 15:15 Jesus says "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing, but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you." In today's episode, we will dig into looking at what scripture says about being called a friend to Jesus, what that means and what kind of friend Jesus would find in us.
May 21, 2021
Making Decisions God's Way
There are so many voices calling for our attention on a daily basis and many distractions that get in the way of seeking and hearing after God's voice and direction in our lives. But we know that His thoughts and plans are far better than any thing we can ever imagine and it is His voice and authority that truly matters. Listening to Him over other voices, including our very own is what we should be striving to do. Today we look at one such story in scripture that illustrates what disobedience and disregard to the voice and authority of God does and also reminds us of the importance to lay aside our pride and ego and be obedient and trust in God. Scripture 1Kings: 22
May 07, 2021
When Uncertainty Prevails
Life does not always go our way and it can be difficult to walk diligently by faith during those times. Those tough moments can begin to etch at our faith. We are reminded in scripture to take what lays heavy on our hearts to Jesus. In Today's episode, we look at one such story in scripture that gives us a glimpse into someone who had great faith and did face those moments of doubt and will also help us see how we can approach those moments.
April 30, 2021
Giving your 'Yes' to Jesus
When Jesus calls us to step out and do something, we do not know how things are going to play out. Jesus asks us to step out in faith and trust. When we obey, we are blessed for our obedience. God looks at out heart and sees our willingness and obedience. And one of the best things is by our response of trust and obedience we get to honour Him. In today's episode we will look at the account of Jesus calling Peter and his brother Andrew to be His disciples. Peter sets such a good example of obedience for us and shows us the need to grow deeper in our own trust of the Lord.
April 16, 2021
A Renewed Purpose
What does the Holy week mean for you? As followers of Christ, do we tend to become a little lax in how we approach this week. We can find ourselves doing all that we need to outwardly but is our heart all in. As we set apart this week, may we ensure that that it is not just our actions but our very hearts that praise God for His sacrifice.
April 02, 2021
When Unforgiveness Festers
Holding onto unforgiveness can be very damaging to our soul. It eats us away from the inside. It is only through Christ that we can truly forgive and let go of that hurt and when we do, we experience His peace that exceeds all understanding. In today's episode, we delve into one such story in scripture that gives insight into how detrimental holding onto hurt and unforgiveness can be.
March 26, 2021
God's Provision Never Runs Dry
As Christians we are not exempt from the trials and troubles of life and nor are we ensured an unchallenging journey. So yes, we will feel the weight of worry from time to time. The things we worry about are not inconsequential or insignificant. It is a natural tendency for us to lean towards allowing ourselves to worry and disquiet our souls. Worry can exist in our lives with alarming ease of we do not intentionally look to Jesus and what His word assures us of. And if all we are focusing on is that which is worrying us, it further fuels our worry and drains our hope. So we must remind ourselves that our Heavenly Father has our best interest at heart and trust in His character and promises. On today's episode, we look at one such reminder in scripture of God's magnificent provision.
March 19, 2021
A Simple act of Sharing God
In the Kingdom of God, no one earns their salvation. It is purely a gift given to us by the grace and mercy of God. And everyone deserves Christ to be shared with them. Yes, we might think that is easy to do, but do we truly have a humble and obedient heart surrendered to God to do that in less than ideal circumstances or with people we might not particularly like. We may not realise how powerful our willingness to obey God and point people to Christ can be. On todays episode, we look at one such reminder in scripture that points to humility, obedience and sharing the love of Christ.
March 12, 2021
Practices and Prejudice
We inculcate practices in our daily lives to help us in our spiritual Journey. But do these practices take on a greater emphasis than the reason that they were started in the first place. Do we tend to use those practices as a measure for righteous living? Do we tend to judge a person's spirituality by certain self-set parameters. As I dwelt on this, it was a sobering reminder to be intentional in not allowing pride to creep in and think in this manner.
March 06, 2021