Doing Life well – April 23rd

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1362732_67994683There’s a synchronicity in today’s Murray M’Cheyne’s passages about doing life well!

Leviticus 27

No-one is too old, too young, too insignificant to be used by God! Everyone has value with the Lord and He wants to use you!

At the minute 3 new converts are going through Foundations Course with someone in the church – to lay some great foundations of repentance, faith, baptism in water and Spirit, grace, prayer, enjoying the Bible and stewarding your life well. Ordinary people are discipling ordinary people – that’s great. My dream is we all get to disciple a new convert in the coming weeks and months. More Lord!

Psalm 34

Everything we do comes out of our relationship with God – “I will extol the Lord at all times” – v1 the “I will” means it’s a choice! “together” v3 – it’s always good to praise God and tell of his goodness with others around – Don’t give up on life group and Sundays and other opportunities to be with the people of God!
v4 He delivered me from all my fears – 1 John 4:18 tells us perfect love drives out fear. God doesn’t want us to be living with fear holding us back in life and ministry – some folks are going to be doing “Freedom in Christ” soon – allow the Lord to drive out fear with His love! Verse 17-18 God is close to the broken hearted, crushed in Spirit and troubled, you will see Him break in!

“Taste and see the Lord is good” – savour God’s goodness
“Take refuge in him” – spend time enjoying God’s presence every day.

v12-14 How to do life well – turn from evil, keep your tongue from evil and seek peace!

Ecclesiastes 10

A fly in perfume makes it go off – it doesn’t take much sin to make your life stink. Flee sin!
v12 Fools talk too much, the wise pick their words well.
v20 watch what you say in private – little birds will drop you in it!

Titus 2

Grace leads to righteous living, teaching us to say no to sin!
Be disciplers!

What grabbed you from today’s readings?



Andy planted the Gateway Church in Sept 2007. He and Janet love to gather different nations together to grow in Christ while eating good food! He also helps to shape and serve a couple of Relational Mission's church plants in mainland Europe. Andy and Janet run regularly, largely to offset the hospitality eating! He also runs a popular WordPress plugin Church Admin