Posts from May 2020

Posts from May 2020

The heart Behind the Song Story Of Grace

I remember the first Sunday we did the song, Story of Grace in church.  A little background to that though: I closed out our second service the previous Sunday with what I would later find to be an absolutely Holy-Spirit inspired ‘announcement’ that Sycamore Worship had some new stuff they were about releasing. It honestly wasn’t pre-meditated. If it was, I probably wouldn’t have dared say it- at least not in front of the several people in church. I’ve learnt…

Day 7: The Power of The Simple Things

Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 If you’re a sports enthusiast, you might be able to relate to those closing moments in most timed sports games. There’s that moment when one team in a soccer game, for example, has a narrow one goal lead and needs to see out the last few minutes of the game. There’s a lot of tension and anxiety as the other team mounts all the pressure they can to try get back in the game. It…

Day 6: The Power in Your Voice

Bible reading: John 4: 7-42 The story of the Samaritan woman is quite a well known story to us, but I think in her own day and time, the life of the Samaritan woman was a well known failure. She was probably the example parents would warn their children about becoming like while they were being scolded. Nobody knew the exact number of men she had been with or the circumstances that led to the break of each marriage. You…

Day 5: Vision That Outweighs Adversary

Bible reading: 2 Kings 6:8-18 I watch with utmost disdain many times as my little children find totally surprising uses of various items around the house. Better put, various destructive uses! How on earth do you think this is what that item was made for?! Please notice that wrong judgment flows from a limitation or lack of vision! When we don’t see things right, then the actions that follow through are totally misplaced. In our reading today, we come across…

Day 4: Do You Have What it Takes?

Bible Reading: John 16:5-15 There aren’t many things that I see leaving people incredibly motivated than challenging their competence at anything. For many people, it’s like a very nasty slap, a totally uncalled for slight that they’ll do anything to prove wrong. Maybe it’s a human tendency, but we hate to feel like we can’t- except we outrightly get proven wrong. But maybe that in itself can be limiting and distracting. When it comes to our abilities and what we…

Day 3: Wisdom in The Unseen

Bible Reading: Matthew 7:21 – 29 We live in a world that- understandably- bases all its judgments out of what it sees. People are judged based on what they have, how they look, and so on. Seasons are judged based on the tangibles that we see in them. But Jesus, in his counter-culture, trademark wise way is inviting us to reconsider that narrative. He seems to be calling us out of a life where we put all our trust and…

Day 2: The Cave Tendency

Bible Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-14 Do you sometimes think about someone and have some particular expectations of them, to the extent that you feel disappointed when it’s not met? Like you think of some very rich person and expect them to have a good dress sense, and so you feel disappointed when they don’t match their Colours well; or how you expect some very handsome guy in your class that you had been crushing to be very intelligent and so…

Day 1: Eden precedes Adam

Bible Reading: Genesis 2:1-17 Happy new month and Welcome to Surge Rediscover! I’m trusting that the next few days will help us put the light back on some of the very foundational things that we so often get moved away from in the busyness of life. Do you know that feeling of getting to the agreed location of a previously fixed appointment and not meeting the other person? You wait a minute or two and the person still isn’t there.…