Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Go for souls...

An exciting conference in Melbourne this weekend (if you are anywhere near please consider going) called Go For Souls.
The ever energetic and passionate Cadet James Thompson takes the lead as we press in to surrender to God's ultimate plan for salvation for the whole world. And not just theoretically... but in reality. People will have the opportunity to be trained to bring God's amazing plan of salvation to the world... don't you want to be part of the change that we so desperately need in the world? Evangelism and justice are deep friends. You cannot change external realities and expect them to last without an inner change... and that inner change is only possible through Jesus and His redemption. Don't you want to help spread the news? Need some training, encouragement and opportunity? Check it out this weekend and then be the change you want to see.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bubble wrap, birth and good news.

I've been amused lately at the amount of people who haven't known I'm pregnant. It's kind of funny. I suppose it's a result of an attempt to leave it off the main discussion online - which is often the main way to communicate across the world etc.. In three days, Judah will be born. Judah means praise - and is the name of a nation, a lion, a celebration, a tribe and a baby. Praise is by definition something that 'bursts forth' - it is a bubbling over of response to a Holy God. It's not a controlled thing.. it's an overflow thing... it's like laughing out loud at funny stuff... I think evangelism should be like that too. It's an overflow.
Pregnancy is like that. Despite an attempt to hide it even - it gets out. It shows. It 'bubbles over'. And Holy Spirit is like that - in each Christian there is a promise of an overflow... a bubbling of godliness and power. Today I was praying for some friends and saw them wrapped in bubble wrap... it was a very sweet picture of joy and overflow. I'm praying for that today. The joy of the Lord is our strength. I'm praying for overflow in more than one way - but I'm praying that Good News will travel fast.. around the whole earth in fact and that Judah or Praise will erupt in every people group, in every nation so that Jesus might be fully known.
Told anyone some good news lately?

Friday, October 9, 2009


A song I've been working on...

Like an arrow in the bow of a warrior
Strong and brave and ready for use

Like a choir of angelic songs
Singing praise and glory to You

Holy is the Lion of Judah
Lying down beside the Lamb
Justice and Love like a banner
That will cover the land

Judah, praise be to our God
The One who is Mighty To Save
Judah, worthy is the Lamb
You are fearfully, you are wonderfully made

Like a nation, preparing for war
Proving all Your promises true

Like a lion, roaring with fire
Releasing and redeeming with Truth

Like a baby, held safe in my arms
Crying out for Love and for You

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

winds of change... being part of the solution...

So many of us can only shrug and see the problems of the world - believing that we can't really do anything at all about them.
This guy is the example we need to see - to be reminded that all of us have solutions in front of us... what kind of change do you want to see? why not set out to discover how you can be the solution instead of lamenting the problems.

By Faith Karimi
(CNN) -- William Kamkwamba dreamed of powering his village with the only resource that was freely available to him.
His native Malawi had gone through one of its worst droughts seven years ago, killing thousands. His family and others were surviving on one meal a day. The red soil in his Masitala hometown was parched, leaving his father, a farmer, without any income.

But amid all the shortages, one thing was still abundant.
"I wanted to do something to help and change things," he said. "Then I said to myself, 'If they can make electricity out of wind, I can try, too.'"
read the whole story here.

Monday, October 5, 2009

one passion.

"I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ." -- Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf

Thursday, October 1, 2009