Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Ephesians 3

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think (from verse 20).

God is able to do far more abundantly, not only than what we ask, but what we think! I know that sometimes I feel like I’m asking God for a lot, nagging Him even. I pray for things to go well, for healing for myself and others, for my friends to grow in areas I know they are struggling with, for my non-believing family and friends to come to Christ, for contentment in my single state, for wisdom (boy do I need that one!) and for so many other things. God can do all that. He can do more than all that! He can do even more than I think of, or think I need or think would be nice.

God is not only able to do more abundantly, but He DOES more abundantly! It amazes me when I look back how much God has done for me – the healing, the orchestrating of events, changing my heart so that I desire Him and His ways more than I desire my own. And they are just the things I notice! How much more He does that I shall not discover until I get to heaven!

What a friend we truly have in Jesus!

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