Easter Synchroblog : On being surprised

Easter Synchroblog : On being surprised

This Easter, let’s consider how God surprises us and how surprise leads to gratitude. On being surprised In 2 Samuel 7, David wants to build a temple – a house for God. Instead, God tells David through Nathan the prophet that God would build David’s house – he...
Quote by Erma Bombeck to start 2024

Quote by Erma Bombeck to start 2024

Let’s start 2024 with a fun quote by Erma Bombeck. Yet it also contains the idea of a good practice which is, to have a grateful attitude even about the smallest things. “I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are...
More Devotions about God’s blessings

More Devotions about God’s blessings

Suddenly Jesus touches our lives or our circumstances with unmerited blessings, not always the ones we were hoping for, but blessings nevertheless. There’s an abundance of God’s blessings available, but are we grateful recipients of all that God has for us? Romans...
Short Devotion : Colossians 3:16

Short Devotion : Colossians 3:16

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16 I don’t understand Christians...
Communion : Create in me a pure heart

Communion : Create in me a pure heart

Every time we celebrate communion, we have the opportunity to consider God’s graciousness to us. Are we staggered at the magnitude of the sacrifice God made for us? Are we overwhelmed by the love and mercy of God? Are we grateful? Have you ever said, “I...

Book review : He Has Made Me Glad

Ben Patterson brings out many good insights in his book, He Has Made Me Glad (InterVarsity Press, 2005). Our joy is dependant on the amount of gratitude we feel towards God. Far too often we take God for granted and overlook the enormity of what He had done for us....