Sunday, 21 August 2011


We are going through one of those growing times right now.  Our thoughts and feelings are being challenged and faith tested.  It's exciting and, I admit, scary too - steps of faith are though aren't they!  I've been feeling/thinking lately that we live in a society filled with 'lukewarm' Christians.  Christians who seek the desires and comforts of the secular world.  Do we forget that this world is not our home?  Have we forgotten that this life is to be a living sacrifice?  A living sacrifice.... does that conjure up thoughts of comfort and ease to you?  Did Christ come to this life as OUR living sacrifice so that we can live this life with comfort and ease?  NO!  He came so that we may have eternal life.  Our life here on earth is but a twinkle in the sky , a flower that blooms and then fades away.  The life we live for is the life that is yet to come.  We must offer up our life as a living sacrifice in thanks giving for all He has done for us.  I think more than ever before in history it is easier to become a 'secular Christian'... caught up in the ease of the 'western way' and the 'ME' culture.  We surround ourselves with every comfort and take as much control of our lives as is possible which nearly eradicates the need for faith.  How much we miss out on by not trusting God with everything and laying down every area of our life for Him.

Is there an area in your life that you need to give the control back to God? 

Never forget who our God is - Our God who put together the heavens and the seas and created every animal that has ever breathed.  Our God who created you, knew you before you were born, knows the very number of hairs on your head and knows you better than you know yourself - surely then, remembering who our Almighty, Loving, Merciful, Gracious, Powerful and Steadfast God is, you can feel secure in trusting Him with EVERY area of your life, which He created, and has so carefully planned.  God has an amazing plan for you, a plan that is especially designed for you... let him show it to you and trust him with ALL of your heart.

LIVE BY FAITH and watch God do unmeasurably wonderful things in your life.


  1. Thank you, Tamsyn, for sharing your heart and a much needed reminder. You do a great job as a writer and encourager!

  2. I hearty'AMEN'. I am so thankful that God never says 'OOPS - I didn't expect that to happen!" Even when He allows bad things to happen in our lives it is with an eternal perspective to grow us and mould us for Home. Looking back on our trials I can honestly say I am so thankful for them - we are still a work in progress but we are that much further along due to our trials and difficulties - when all we could do was rely on God. Thanks for the encouragement - and 'keep at it - He's worth it!'