Coming and going

This is how it feels my head has been this last couple of months. It’s been busy in a good way, but has meant that I have been a bit abcent from Word press for which I am sorry. But…..

I am so excited to tell you all that I have spent time writing my first devotional 21 day book! I am releasing it as a Kindle ebook and should be available soon. I am keeping the price low to make it as affordable as possible. 

I will let you know as soon as it is available and will try to link it through my page. 

It has given me some new perspectives on things while writing. Giving a lot more thought to what I am putting down in my notes and my pages, has had made me think so much more about my own head and what others see in me. Do I care or should I care? Should I only care about what God sees? 

Thank you to all who have supported me on this journey, and all the lovely messages I gave received. They mean so much to me. 

Blessings to you all.

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Martha or Mary?

We see the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10 v 38-42.

Martha invites Jesus and His disciples into her home, and both sisters were followers of Jesus as was their brother Lazarus. Mary sits at the feet of Jesus and listens to all He is saying and learns from Him while her sister Martha is in the kitchen and fussing around with bits and bobs. Mary complains to Jesus that her sister is not helping her in the kitchen and is just sat at His feet. She asks Jesus to tell her sister to come help her. Jesus replied “Martha, Martha, you are so anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her”.

Martha represents the busy, active, rushing side of us. The one who is too busy doing rather than sitting and worshipping.

Mary is the quiet, receptive side of us. The side that can see that we need time to just “be” with the Lord.

Hospitality or even service in the Church is less important than being still and knowing God. We need to be ready to do anything for Him and this does include busyness for Him, but not when it takes over and we lose the times we spend with Him.

So which do we fall into more? Martha or Mary?

We can all be a pastor

My husband is worship leader of our church in the North East of England. He is the first to say he is not a “people person”, but I tell him that he is still a pastor. Anyone can have a good heart for worship, teaching, leading, hospitality or leading the cleaners who tidy your house of God each week for you. Every one of them has incredible gifts and amazing ways of doing the jobs they feel called to do. They have also to have a heart for each and every one of the people who walk through those doors each week. We all need to be able to bring a freshness for seeking God in worship or in our teaching, but in a gentle way so that all the congregation will feel able to come along with us. Its good that new songs of worship and praise are invented, or old words with new music can be the freshness needed, but we all need to be going forward at the same speed. Gods speed. The speed the Holy Spirit is taking us and not the speed we would want to seek change and new waves to wash over us and our fellow members.