What does the phrase ‘investing in the lives of others’ mean to you? One definition is to put our money or time into something or someone with the expectation that there will be a profitable return – but God’s ways are different…
Friendships are formed when we are willing to give our time and attention to another person and encouragement is all about giving! It is a gift that we can develop to help build relationships, in our churches, workplace, and social groups. Are we prepared to reach out and make others welcome?
If we are honest, we all like kind and encouraging words, and sometimes that is enough – a kind word can cheer someone up and make a difference, even change their day for the better. But there are also times when words alone are not enough….
In scripture walking is frequently used as an image to represent our behaviour in our relationship with God. Spiritually do you choose to walk in love, in the wide place, that is in the freedom of God’s grace?
Did you know that in the New Testament there are two different Greek words for the ‘word’ of God? One of the words is logos and the other is rhema….
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. We first receive the gift of faith, when we hear and respond to the word of God, but that is just the beginning of our journey.
During the summer months the roadside grass verges, and even the lower slopes of the mountains, are full of these bright orange to red flowers. They add a beautiful splash of colour and thrive among the brambles, gorse, and heather – but they are not native to Wales!
There is a difference between hearing and listening – hearing is one of our senses, we hear without even having to think about it, but to listen we need to engage with an open and receptive mind.
A Place of No Restrictions – For many people there is a feeling of freedom when you are out in the wide-open spaces of this beautiful planet. But there is also a place of no restrictions, that has nothing to do with the literal wide-open space….
It can be hard to forgive those who let you down, who break your trust, who intentionally, or, is it even worse, unintentionally disregard your view and your feelings, and act in a way which they know will be hurtful and cause you pain….