Thursday, March 26, 2009

Going with the Flow

The Soar Canal at Zouch, Leicestershire

Last time I walked this towpath, I met a couple who were spending several weeks in their narrow boat, travelling the length of the country. They said it was so very peaceful and restful. They had left their cares behind and their pace of living slowed right down as they followed the canal network.

As we surrender our lives to Jesus, as we embrace what He allows each day, as we let go our cares to Him and let Him take the strain, He gives us His peace. A peace that is indescribably beautiful and touches us deep within our soul. We flow with Him.

“My peace I give you.” John 14:27

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Taste of Heaven

Magnolias at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

The last time I saw the magnolias in full bloom at Lanhydrock, was on a crisp March morning. The ground was strewn with large white, cream and delicate pink petals and visitors were tiptoeing around and whispering, as if they were in a cathedral and God was present. But of course He was - and is!

We have a home in heaven, but God is also with us now. The assurance of His presence, surrounded by His love, is life-changing. Peace reigns.

”the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Life

Morval Churchyard, Cornwall

Spring is a time for new life and primroses are springing up amidst the gravestones in abundance at Morval.

When we believe in Jesus Christ we experience a spiritual awakening and come alive in Him. Jesus sets us free from the fear of death, so we can experience the abundant life as we look to Him. See also Raising the Dead.

“He who believes in me will live”
John 11:25

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Precious and Honoured

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cornwall

Daffodil time at Mount Edgcumbe Country park is a delightful sight, with a yellow carpet of flowers stretching as far as the eye can see under the trees.

We who are set apart for God are a delight to Him. He will go to any lengths to ensure our safety, so we need fear no evil. He is absolutely faithful.

“you are precious and honoured in my sight”
Isaiah 43:4

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Heart Whisper

Grasses in Buckfast Abbey gardens, Devon

It was difficult to photograph these grasses as they were quivering in the breeze. In fact if you really listened you could just hear them rustling, like a song in the wind.

God is continually communicating with us in whatever way is appropriate for us as individuals. If only we would stop and still ourselves expectantly, we may well hear His heart whisper, His love song, blessed Heart to human heart.

“Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening." 1Samuel 3:9