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.
FORMING COMMUNITIES | DAY 21. AUTHOR: Lindsay ‘Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire”.’ (Hebrews 12:28-29 NIV) One of my fondest...read more
FORMING COMMUNITIES | DAY 20. AUTHOR: Derek Genesis 2:8-15 (KJV) When we consider our vision of “forming communities”, it is always good to take a look at what is usually found at the heart of a healthy community. For most people, a community is established around...read more
FORMING COMMUNITIES | DAY 19 AUTHOR: Rick The first strike on the door had been with the sledge hammer and in the faint light of an August evening, I noticed that the door frame had almost given way. Setting the hammer down, I picked up the hose reel jet and nodded to...read more
FORMING COMMUNITIES | DAY 18. AUTHOR: Jade “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:19-20 NIV)...read more
FORMING COMMUNITIES | DAY 17. AUTHOR: Stefan ‘We are, therefore, Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.’ (1 Corinthians 5:20 NIV) We all have a clear call on our lives as...read more
INSPIRING THE CHURCH | DAY 16. AUTHOR: Jacqui “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also…saying that there is another king, Jesus.” (Acts 17:6-7 ESV) World-changers! Culture-shakers! Community-makers! Imagine that this was a report about us...read more
INSPIRING THE CHURCH | DAY 15 AUTHOR: Michelle “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16 KJV) In Roman mythology January is interpreted as the door to the New Year. I like this idea as I look...read more
INSPIRING THE CHURCH | DAY 14. AUTHOR: Samantha ‘You don’t have a clue what tomorrow may bring. For your fleeting life is but a warm breath of air that is visible in the cold only for a moment and then vanishes! Instead you should say, “Our tomorrows are in the Lord’s...read more
INSPIRING THE CHURCH | DAY 13. AUTHOR: Zoe Pull me out of this mess. Don’t let me sink. Rescue me from those who hate me and from all this trouble I’m in. Don’t let this flood drown me. Save me from these deep waters or I’ll go down to the pit of destruction. Oh, Lord...read more
INSPIRING THE CHURCH | DAY 12. AUTHOR: Rob ‘For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.’ (Matthew 6:14 NIV) In prayer, there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness...read more