Finding it simple.

The weird thing about life is that, as confusing and complex as it so often seems to be, it’s also unbelievably simple.

There are thousands of opportunities each day for you to disobey God and get involved in stuff you actually know will mess you up, and yet the psalmist offers us peace and a practical way forward amidst all that noise: ‘How can a young person stay pure? By obeying Your word.’ (Psalm 119:9 http://bit.ly/2urRcMc)

If today gets hectic and you’re drawn towards something toxic, ask the Holy Spirit to highlight God’s word over that situation. What do you know to be true? Be brave to live it. Solomon tells us in Proverbs 9:10, ‘Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.’ http://bit.ly/2xsLgPE


Agree with God

Job’s mates didn’t always give him the best advice, but in Job 22:21, Eliphaz tells Job, ‘Agree with God, and be at peace.’ http://bit.ly/2t2vNc5.

He’s pretty much spot on. Wisdom can be described or explained as agreeing with God. And when we’ve settled that His take on any situation is definitely going to be more accurate than ours, we can try to understand from His perspective, trust Him, and be at peace.

Is there something going on in your life right now, about which you need to agree with God? Proverbs 9:12 reminds us, ‘If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.’



It’s better to be wise!

No one wants to be stupid, right? We all know it’s better to be wise – better to understand what life’s about.

James says, ‘If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom’ (James 3:13: http://bit.ly/2QViyBQ). That means, we can choose wisdom and understanding by doing life God’s way – walking His straight paths instead of our own (which we tend to carve out crooked because we’re naturally selfish and proud, not generous and humble).

How kind is God, to show us how to really live it up!


Merry Christmas!


Proverbs 17:22 tells us that a merry heart does good like medicine (http://bit.ly/2E8uvhA)

The word ‘merry’: it’s on every Christmas card and Instagram post. It’s easy to feel ‘cheerful and lively’ on Christmas day. What’s not to love about it?

Among the presents, food and family, can you take a moment to think about what makes you merry today? Is it the indescribable gift (2 Corinthians 9:15) we were given in Jesus? Even if we have nothing, we were given everything on this day.

That’s worth getting excited over!

Enjoy the day, be merry, and take some time to thank God for His ultimate gift!