Please pray for Tim Farron

Tim Farron has just stepped down as leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrat party, over his difficulties with balancing his leadership role with his faith in God.

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I cannot tell you how delighted I am to see this news, because recently he has been heavily questioned over whether or not he believed that gay sex was sinful. He bowed on the issue, eventually stating that he did not think that it was, and I am sure that many Christians in the UK saw this as a terrible error on his part. I am pleased that his inner conviction is now clear, that he cannot manage to balance these two roles and please God.

Announcing his departure to staff at the party HQ, he said: ‘At the start of this election, I found myself under scrutiny again – asked about matters to do with my faith. 

‘I felt guilty that this focus was distracting attention from our campaign, obscuring our message. 

‘Journalists have every right to ask what they see fit. The consequences of the focus on my faith is that I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader. 

‘A better, wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment. 

‘To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 – and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me.’  (Link)

So, well done to Tim Farron for stepping down – I hope you will all keep him in your prayers now, as he makes this transition. He is right that political leadership is no place for a Christian in a worldly party like the Lib Dems.

God Bless you

Lis

Entertaining Angels unawares….

We never know just who is around us who might touch our life in a profound way. When someone does, we might feel this person is an angel. Indeed this story really made me feel that this was an act of God.

‘Rose’, who suffers from anorexia, was on a train going to hospital for treatment. Someone on the train saw her obvious condition, and wrote her a letter which touched her and uplifted her. Here it is for you to read:

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You can read the whole story here: Link

I hope it brings you a moment of joy and hope. Life can be so hard – today I pray that if you need a hand, that God will bring someone alongside you. If you are free, would you let God move you alongside someone who needs you? I pray you will.

God Bless

Lis

Flat Earth = Satanic Lie? Then Why Does it Bring People to God? Flat Earth Testimony

Miranda’s testimony is profoundly moving, and beautifully presented. Once flat earth gets you (once you ‘get’ it), you can never again doubt the truth of God, if you ever did. You know that His word is truth and can be trusted in all things. Praise be to God in the highest!

God Bless you

Lis

A snippet from Psalm 107

21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24 These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end.

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

31 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. (read more: Link)

Let us remember to praise God for His goodness to us, and to cry out to Him when we are in need, instead of trying to manage without Him. We all go through storms in life, but God is there even then to hear us, and our cry, if we will be contrite and walk with Him in His commandments and His statutes.

Dark times are coming, are you walking with love for God in your heart?

God Bless you

Lis

Life lessons

Ouch – what a journey it’s been up till now. All the things I’ve learned – especially the discovery that God is real and answers prayer. So many good and bad experiences along the way, and still I’m not there – more twists and turns present themselves to my ever-curious and open mind. I have had to be careful in fact. I have had to learn to use greater discernment in this journey. I’ve had to rely more and more on God to guide me and to keep me on His narrow path. It’s not easy to NOT ‘lean on your own understanding’ (Proverbs 3:5). I have a good mind, and I’ve spent a lot of time over the years in philosophy. But I’ve had to learn to explore subjects carefully and use more discernment with my sources, and to take everything back to God’s word.

But I’m enjoying it. I know there is more to do, more to learn, and I don’t mind. In fact the plans God has for me are perfect for His plan.

Today we are both, you, reader, and I, on a journey, and I pray God keeps you safe and well in yours.

God Bless you

Lis

Honest voices, honest guests

I don’t know about you, but I view all mainstream media with immense suspicion. In fact over time that suspicion has turned into a rather morbid fascination with the plans and plots they reveal by what they don’t say (and don’t let others say, either).

But you have to get your news, or information, from somewhere. Who do you trust?

I have a few sources I trust on various separate subjects. In the main these are fellow Christians, or they’re people who I simply trust to be honest, or to be interviewing honest guests – it’s not the easiest task to find those voices.

I look for someone who will admit to making mistakes. I look for someone with both passion for their subject, and also humility in their presentation – someone who is seeking truth, rather than sensationalising the horrors of the world right now. If I see too much dwelling on fear, I switch away, because even if they have their facts right, I don’t need that, and God doesn’t want us to fear.

I thought I would share a few sources with you that I trust for news – feel free to add your own in the comments!

The UK Column – you can watch their shows for free on Youtube

The Hagmann & Hagmann Show – again free on Youtube

Dr Ted Broer – free on gsradio

Stefan Molyneux – again free on Youtube (of course not a Christian, but he does have some interesting points to make and has good guests from time to time, even if we do disagree on a few major things).

Ones I avoid? That’s a much longer list!

We need watchment on the walls right now – the truth is the thing we must seek, and be prepared for what is coming.

God Bless you

Lis