G'day From Steve

G’day from Steve,

January 25th, 2010|

Real Mates.

A real mate will lay down his life for you. He’ll travel long distances to help you out when you’re in trouble. He will always be there when you are broken down in the wilderness, when you have made some wrong decisions and you are lost. Without a word, he’ll cover the cost of a bill you cannot pay. A good mate will always speak the hard truth and build you up when you have no hope. He will never speak bad of you to others, he is dedicated to fighting for your cause and helping you finish well. That’s just who he is. He’ll charge at the enemy with bayonet fixed firm and sacrifice himself so that you get through. That’s real mate ship.

The best mate you will ever have is Jesus. Whether you ignore His presence in your life or embrace it he is there. He is Love. His perfect love casts out all fear as he exchanges it for the gift of faith. I love what Jesus brings to my life. He calls me to lay down my life and allow Him to live in and through me, that way I can achieve what I was born for in this world and in His kingdom.

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G’day from Steve,

January 17th, 2010|

 

Darkness and Light

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

I get so torn when I hear tragic news reports of earthquakes and catastrophe in poor nations. The daily battle just to survive is hard enough let alone dealing with the aftermath of natural disaster. My heart aches to be there to help bring healing, hope and supplies to people who have lost everything, and do it in Jesus Name. Some of us are called to pray, some are able to give… others just have to GO! When I read my Bible I realise that from the times of Abraham to Revelation it is a book of faith and obedience, with stories of people called by God to ‘GO’. You and I have been called by God to be the light of the world. That’s a big call. But it’s actually a simple call to obedience. Jesus commands up to GO.

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G’day from Steve,

January 11th, 2010|

 

Digging for Good Water

So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them. Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek (dispute), because they disputed with him. Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah (opposition). He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, (meaning ‘room’), saying, “Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land.” From there he went up to Beersheba. That night the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”           
Genesis 26: 17-24

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G’day from Steve,

January 3rd, 2010|

The New Year

A new year always brings a sense of new beginnings. History claims another milestone as dates on the calendar set to restart…again. The early days of January are for me days of anticipation.

In Australia it is peak summer holiday season, so there is a strange tension in the air. Some days I want to do absolutely nothing and think about nothing more. Other days I want to plan out the whole year with all my dreams and visions!!! I want to get back out there serving Jesus and preaching the Gospel! Sending emails and making phone calls!! It takes wisdom to know when to rest and when to rise up and conquer new frontiers. I confess I need God’s wisdom to know the difference and not rush into everything like a “bull at a gate”. There is a Godly wisdom and a worldly kind of wisdom.

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