‘Be still, and know that I am God’
Psalm 46:10a

Everyone knows this verse. We’ve seen it on calendars of peaceful streams, heard it preached on, sung it in a worship song, maybe memorised it as children.

But have you ever really thought about what it means? Knowing that HE is God. I think this verse is wonderful for showing us that when we are stressed out and worrying about things, we need to just take a moment to remind ourselves that HE is God. It is not up to us to control our lives, or make things work out. HE is God.

So let Him be God. Let Him be who He is! Don’t try and set yourself up in His place (you know that’s an extremely dangerous experiment to try, right?). He holds the future (Eph. 1:5), He rules (Zec. 9:10), He is on the throne (Psalm 45:6) and His faithfulness is great (Lam. 3:23).

Rest and be still in the knowledge that HE is God.

Elspeth McLachlan 

Definition of Love

Love = act of the will, accompanied by emotion that leads to action on behalf of its object. Which means, men, that it is not void of emotion. Which means, ladies, that it is not led by emotion.

Voddie Baucham

Pray for Egypt

Please pray for Egypt at the moment. Perhaps you have read the news today or seen footage of what is going on there just now. I heard today, from a Christian radio station, that churches have been burnt down in Egypt. The church in Egypt has faced many years of persecution in the last 20 years and it will only be intensified now(Operation World, 2010).

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Egypt, in times like this minority groups like Christians are often persecuted. Pray that the Lord will give them strength and that there would be a strong witness despite the turmoil.

Some happy links for your weekend

One of the most beautiful things I've ever read on beauty. Actually the whole blog is well worth a read, because its author is so beautiful.

A song to thrill your heart and give you hope.

A sweet prayer in honour of the new Prince, born earlier this week.

Have a lovely weekend!

Book recommendation: A New Name

It is natural human desire to seek an identity. The ancient Greeks chose to perpetuate their names through dying gloriously. For us a good name here an now suffices accompanied by such things as a good job or nice car or house. Right deep down every person wants to know themselves (and be known by others) as an individual.

A few months ago I read "A New Name" as recommended by a friend. One of the issues raised by Emma Scrivener, the author, is this issue of identity. Who are we? What defines us?

A New Name is an excellent read and is one of the best written books that I have read. You can procure a  copy for around £9.00 and is well worth every penny. The book is written as an autobiography and as such holds some delightful insites into the psychology of those suffering of Anorexia. I highly recommend this book for your sumer reading.