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For all things were created by him, and all things exist through him and for him. To God be the glory forever! Amen. [Rom 11:36, GNT]

God has created us to do great things with the gifts, resources and opportunities he gives us in this life. But when we seek to achieve greatness for our own fame and reputation, we take upon our shoulders a weight only God can bear. In Isaiah 42:8 God says, “I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.” God alone can bear the burden of glory. With glory comes great responsibility—responsibility you and I will never be able to bear. Living for your own glory will only lead you to a life of dissatisfaction, striving, burdens, and failure. Read more

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We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure [Heb 6:19]

As this year draws to a close, it’s good to take time to reflect on what God has done and allow him to prepare us for what’s to come. A new year marks a new beginning and God longs to make things new as the new year begins. His powerful love can make all things new for you even as you enter the New Year. Read more

It is almost Christmas… less than two days left!! Most people are running through their check-lists… house painted? New curtains/bedsheets? Decorations and lights? Special food items? Cakes for the home and to distribute? New clothes for the whole family? Greeting cards? Gifts for family and friends?… All done? Sure?
One last thing… what gift have you got for Jesus this Christmas? It is Jesus’ birthday that is being celebrated! In all of our preparations and planning… what gift will be perfect for Jesus? May the lyrics of this song help you decide your gift for Jesus this Christmas…

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