However this 31-day devotional has arrived in your home or hands, we want to invite you personally to journey with us through the pages where every-day ordinary people share their understanding of LIFE principles and consider how these may apply to our lives. The one thing we all have in common as we inhale and exhale is this gift of life. It’s a gift that requires some unwrapping, some growing in knowing how to engage in it and live it wholeheartedly, to the full.
Our prayer is that over these next 31 days, this devotional will serve as a travelling companion to you as you commit to grow from the inside out. Whether you feel you know the author of life personally or not, our prayer is that you will encounter his love towards you as we journey these pages together.
Thank you for your company, we believe there are great things ahead.
L IFE | DAY 31. AUTHOR: Jonny ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.’ (John 10:10 NKJV) At this stage in the month, you’ve been faithfully depositing truth this month into your soul each day and...read more
FORMING COMMUNITIES | DAY 30. AUTHOR: Karen ‘All we have are five loaves of bread and two fish,’ they said. Jesus said, ‘Bring them here.’ Then he had the people sit on the grass. He took the five loaves and two fish, lifted his face to heaven in prayer, blessed,...read more
EQUIPPING FOR LIFE | DAY 29. AUTHOR: Philip ‘So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.’ (Psalm 90:12 KJV) One of the joys of pastoral ministry, and indeed great privileges, is that we get to be part of the special occasions, the...read more
EQUIPPING FOR LIFE | DAY 28. AUTHOR: Helen 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (AMP) Focus in today on verse 12. The Amplified version puts it this way, ’I have been fully and clearly known and understood by God’. How many of us crave to be known? Maybe you can think of that one...read more
EQUIPPING FOR LIFE | DAY 27. AUTHOR: Danielle Psalm 91:1-4 (KJV) At some point in life, we will find ourselves on a road that we never thought we would travel. These are quite often the moments we never expected and have the potential to blind-side us on what seemed...read more
EQUIPPING FOR LIFE | DAY 26. AUTHOR: Estelle ‘God grabbed me by the shoulder and said, “Get up. Go out on the plain. I want to talk with you.”’ (Ezekiel 3:22 MSG) The world’s version of self-care is going to the spa or attending a ‘stress less’ seminar. Such practices...read more
EQUIPPING FOR L IFE | DAY 25. AUTHOR: Barbara One of the most satisfying elements of my role as a training consultant and coach is seeing people grasp a concept, the ‘a-ha moment’ when they ‘get it’ and they leave the session stretched yet smiling, focused and...read more
EQUIPPING FOR LIFE | DAY 24. AUTHOR: Jonny As a teacher, my job is full of demands and challenges. Every day I am faced with young people who are battling some of the most difficult circumstances. Challenges such as insecurity, emotional needs, poor health, broken...read more
FORMING COMMUNITIES | DAY 23. AUTHOR: Trevor Mark 10:46-52 (KJV) As followers of Jesus, we are challenged to go and make disciples, teaching people to follow in his footsteps and live out their God-intended purpose. We are at our best as his followers when we engage...read more
FORMING COMMUNITIES | DAY 22. AUTHOR: Peter ‘And on some have compassion, making a difference.’ (Jude 1:22 KJV) The greatest display of compassion in all the world was God stepping down to this earth to die for us. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Was...read more