Christmas is a blockbuster way to begin the story of Jesus’ arrival on earth. It is packed with drama: an angel visits the unlikely mother-to-be to announce the pregnancy; the couple overcome a brief crisis of homelessness as she goes into labour; more angels sing in the sky like a firework display to some shepherds; […]
Thoughts on Faith, Life and things that Matter to help you in your daily walk with God.
Glen Morris is a Kiwi serving on the Navigators Asia Pacific Team, helping advance the gospel into a region with over 50% of the world’s population.
“Life is busy!” we complain. But who are we kidding? This is how we choose to live. If we found a way to be more efficient in our activities so that we saved time, what would we do with that extra time? More activities! We are addicted to doing things. Maybe it’s the false sense of control […]
“God formed a man from the dust of the ground, and the Lord breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and he became a living being.” Genesis2:7 We are made of dust. We are of the earth, limited in time and space. But dust alone is not enough to make a human, no matter how […]
The fall of Adam and Eve was a painful moment, and that pain spread like wildfire. By Genesis chapter 6 the default mode of everyone was to endlessly do wrong. These distorted and corrupted humans were spiralling out of control, affecting everyone and everything they touched. God regretted that he’d made people. His heart was […]
The Lord goes with me – anywhere, anytime. His presence is reassuring, especially if I’m going into a challenging situation. But too often I forget that as well as going with me, the Lord also goes ahead of me. He doesn’t just arrive when I do; He was already at my destination well before I got there. […]
There is a small number of things that I stake my life on. One of these is the immense capacity of the Lord to forgive people – even really bad people. King Manasseh of Judah is one example. He was evil. He walked away from God and experimented with anything and everything, including sacrificing his […]
The invisible powers of our western world move us on, like cars driving to the city in the morning commute. Our thinking, our efforts, our desires are steered towards seeking things like: Financial security and wealth. A house in a ‘good’ neighbourhood. On-trend labelled clothes. The latest phone. ‘Good’ education. Overseas holidays. A ‘top of […]
I’ve always thought the idea of ‘walking with God’ sounded like a very dignified and graceful thing to do. But then I realised that walking with God implies two things: 1. You are on the move; and 2. God is leading. If God is leading, then just as he did with many people in the […]
I’ve been pondering the verse in Genesis: “Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…’” (Genesis1:26). Think of some of the different people you know: the over-happy gym-bunny, the deep reflective artist, the loud person who protests at injustice, the quiet shy person who keeps an eye out for the […]
It would have been fascinating to be a fly on the wall when Mary said to Joseph, “Honestly, I haven’t slept with anyone. But I may be a little bit pregnant…” At Christmas, we celebrate God showing total commitment to mankind by becoming one of us. This was greater commitment than vague ‘I hope it […]