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 […]
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.
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 […]
Some people once came to Jesus and asked him ‘What do we need to do to lead a successful life?’ (Their actual question was ‘What is the greatest commandment?’, but in essence they were asking the same thing). Jesus told them: ‘Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbour […]
Not long ago I had the privilege of visiting Taiwan. I met a number of people who were followers of Jesus and almost all of my conversations with them had to be translated. I could see the sincerity and depth of their faith long before the delay of translation allowed their words to catch up […]
If I was responsible for coming up with a plan for salvation, I don’t think I would have picked the plan we have. I would have started by making sure Jesus had a safe arrival into the world, rather than being born in a stable to a barely-married teenager. He would have received the best […]
Here’s something in an old story that I’d never noticed before. On one of those times when Jesus was teaching a crowd, they got to the end of the day and the disciples asked Jesus to send the people away so they could buy food. But rather than do that, Jesus told the disciples, “you […]
The gospel of Jesus is not the only ‘message of hope’ I hear today. Messages bombard me every time I turn on the TV, open a magazine, walk into a shopping mall, or even when I visit friends. The messages all tell me that owning that car will make me powerful, or wearing this label […]
Sport is a funny thing. For anyone who has ever played or supported a sports team I’m certain you’ve experienced delight at a totally unexpected victory, and despair, at the loss you know should never have happened. Sports matches are often decided by centimetres and seconds. The throw one centimetre too far means the ball […]