Fresh Hope – 31st March 2020

Less than one hundred days into the year 2020, no-one would have imagined at the start of the year that in order to save and protect yourself and those around you, we’d all have to stay away from each other.

It may start to feel like the world is falling into an abyss with no end in sight, and the threat that’s greater than the Coronavirus to the wellbeing of thousands of families is the anxiety, stress and fear of losing their livelihoods, family members and friends.

The pandemic has the potential to kill you spiritually and mentally without even coming close to you physically. As we remain isolated in our homes, only allowed to travel to stock up on the essentials, there is one essential part of our lives that we shouldn’t neglect.

Isolation in our homes should not become isolation from God. Only by remaining connected to Him can we raise our faith as a shield around us.

His Word is as relevant, as alive, as powerful, and as unchanged today as it has been throughout the ages.

It is reassuring and comforting to know that God did not make a promise to a small group of people in the past, but to everyone who calls on the name of Jesus in times of trouble.

And when you call on Him, He promises to give you peace which can’t be understood in the midst of anxiety and distress.

To restore joy where there is sadness and weeping.

To restore a sense of security when the path ahead is dark because He is a lamp to guide our feet.

To reassure us in knowing that whatever was meant for evil, He will turn it for good.

Psalms 94:17-19 says

“If the Lord had not been my help, I would soon have dwelt in [the land of] silence. If I say, “My foot has slipped,” Your compassion and loving kindness, O Lord, will hold me up. When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your comforts delight me.”

Jesus knows what you need even before you ask Him, and He is always close enough to reach out for you when you feel like you’re sinking. 

Hope is still here.

Noble Mudenha

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Fresh Hope – 30th March 2020

It goes without saying that we are all living in a very different world right now. There is no one out there that can quote ‘…the last time we went through this.’

This is a first for everyone that’s alive right now. It’s unsettling for many and scary for most, but it is also a season of great opportunity.

Life may not go back to ‘normal’ for quite some time, so we have to be determined not to waste this season, but instead to make it count. Everyone of us is gifted with the opportunity of being able to read, learn, study, pray, love, clean, sort and not least of all, think and dream. When was the last time that you were gifted with the time to do all the things that you’ve been moaning about for years. Your theme song has been has forever been…‘I would do that, but I just don’t have time’ – well now you have!

Get up, get dressed and get ready to go to work without leaving the house!

Imagine a bank credits your account each morning with £86,400. It’s carries over no balance from day to day. At midnight, the account resets to another £86,400 and deletes whatever part of the previous day’s balance that you failed to use. There’s no guarantee you will ever be given another £86,400. If that were the case, what would you do? Draw out every last pound of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Each morning you are given a gift that is credited to your life of 86,400 seconds.

Every night, what you have failed to use is lost.

Time carries over no balance from day to day. Time allows no overdraft and you cannot hold on to what you did not use the day before.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.

I challenge you today to take a long hard look at your life in this unique season and ask yourself, what am I going to do with my time?

How and where do you spend it?

How much time am I wasting?

How much time am I spending just on me?

How much time am I investing in others?

How much time am I spending with God?

Everything in life has to to have a balance to it, but I’m sure that you will agree that it’s hardly a balanced life sitting in front of a TV every day.

Wake up; we only have one life to live!

Make an important decision today to not waste another minute.

There’s an old saying that says ‘time waits for no man’.

Write that book, dream that dream, make that call, clean out that junk, read those books, cook that recipe, love your children, learn something new, throw out that clutter, bag up those unwanted clothes, pray those prayers, listen to podcasts, study the Bible, love on others, send messages daily, believe in yourself and No.1 put Jesus first in all that you do.

Today has already been partly spent —what are you going to do today with the rest of your 86,400 seconds?

Make your life count.

Don’t delay.

Make a decision to come out of this crisis different than how you entered it.

This will soon be over.

Take courage my friend.

Be a world changer, but if not, be a home changer.


Pastor Mark

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Fresh Hope – 28th March 2020


What happens when you feel like giving up? When you feel like you’ve tried and tried and prayed and prayed, but you can’t see much happening or you can’t see anything happening. 

Here’s something to help. In Matthew 7 vs 7-12,  Jesus teaches about prayer.  

Why? Not only to help us, but to teach us that there are different levels to praying .

It tells us to ask and it will be given, seek and you will find and knock and the door will be opened to us. 

I can ask you for something and hopefully you’ll give it to me (if I ask nicely and say please).  That’s like prayer sometimes, we can just ask and we immediately receive.  I love those sorts of prayers!

Then there’s the word ‘seek’. It’s like playing the game hide and seek. You won’t find the person straight away (unless you cheat), you have to put a little effort in to find them. 

That’s like prayer sometimes, you don’t always see the answer straight away. You have to seek a little.  Put some time and energy in. 

Then there’s ‘knock’, which speaks about persistence.  

There’s a story in Luke 18 about a lady who was persistent with a judge because she wanted mercy. It says she went to his house and kept knocking and knocking till she got her answer.  It tells us that he didn’t answer her because he liked her, no in fact it tells us he didn’t fear God or people, but he eventually answered her request because she was annoying and persisting and she wouldn’t go away. 

Notice what it says in verse 1 “Jesus told them this story so that they could see it was important to pray and not give up.” So Jesus told them this story to teach them about how important it is to persist in prayer!

So…

before you feel like giving up, have you tried all three?

ASK – SEEK – KNOCK 

Because if something is worth anything, then it’s worth praying for, waiting for and fighting for. 

I like to think like this…

P
U
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Pray Until Something Happens

Pastor Gillian
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Fresh Hope – 27th March 2020


In four days, a quarter of the year will have passed. I wonder how this 2020 is shaping up for you? You could be celebrating or you could be struggling, in this current season. It very much depends on your circumstances.


Last month, I received some bad news. It was completely unexpected. You could say I was momentarily blindsided by the news affecting a loved one. Of all the things anticipated for 2020, this had not been on my radar.

One morning I woke up with a real heaviness in my heart. I couldn’t remember the last time I had felt like this and can only describe a pain that gripped me like ‘grief’. As I sat in my usual spot praying that morning I simply said ‘Lord, I feel so sad…’
As I prayed, I was reminded of Psalm 42:11‘Why my soul are you downcast – why so disturbed within me?’
Reading on, I found treasure and light for my soul – ‘Put your Hope in God’

I had read those words so many times before but right there, that morning, those words flooded my heart and lifted the heaviness that I had been carrying.


I had a decision to make there and then, just as the word instructed me to. At that point I didn’t understand the situation and I still had no answers for the future, other than one; to shift my eyes from the problem and to fix my eyes onto Jesus –  He could and would fill my heart with hope.

Today, if your heart is weighed down with exhaustion, worries, the problems of this season, I urge you to do one thing. Change your position, shift your gaze and choose today to put your hope in Jesus. You can move from a place of being downcast and hopeless, to a place of being hope- filled.
Hope is Here. Hope is found in Jesus. 

Jacqui Cartwright

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Fresh Hope – 26th March 2020

Yesterday, I shared a few ideas around arising to the occasion during this current crisis and shining our light as the church. The top tips continue below.  Let’s see this season out, carrying strength, peace, power, sensibility, and love in the process! 

5. Look for opportunity. 

Leaders see problems as opportunities. There is a once in a lifetime opportunity here for us right now. There is an appetite now for answers, and spirituality. People don’t need hype, they need hope. 

This is a moment, a window, where we can build trust with people. How we hold ourselves and carry ourselves during this will determine our relationship with them in the future…people are watching. You can build credibility with people by how you manage yourself through it. This will pass.

6. Be ready

Be ready to answer tough questions, be sharp and discerning – look for opportunities to love and serve others, guard your mind, be watchful, be vigilant, be realistic, don’t just be positive, be hope driven (hope means you know there IS a God looking after you, not you wish/fingers crossed there is a God looking after you). 

7. As you isolate  

Let’s be honest, there are a lot of negative things we could focus on right now, but for the sake of our mental health, we must focus on the once in a lifetime opportunities this situation also brings with it. As you physically isolate don’t just sit around watching screens for hours a day. Take the isolation as an opportunity to rest well, reflect, think deeply, process, having meaningful phone conversations with people, be creative, pray, do those things you never thought you would get the time to do, send a care package to someone. Use this time as well as you can. Take the unique opportunities that this crisis brings. 

NOW IS YOUR TIME!

Emma Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 25th March 2020

Every social construct that we have built has come to a halt. The entire world has essentially shut down. 

As people who know God and trust God, it is possible for us to not only be fearless, but also rise to the occasion. 

This is our time as the Church to show some leadership in this crisis.  

The church was born for this hour. YOU were born for this hour. We can pray for God to intervene, but equally we are the hands and feet of God, and WE are the light.  We as the Church have a special grace and calling at this moment to step up and SHINE. This is an opportunity that we may never get again. 

People are literally being brought to their knees. People by the mass are losing everything they ever trusted. People are literally desperate for peace, protection and hope – now is our time to strike! Do not let this opportunity go. 

Matthew 5:14-16, ‘You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’. 

This scripture is proof that WE are actually the light. We are the light TO POINT to GOD. That means that there is a mandate on us as the church in this hour to lead well. 

So what does shining actually mean? . . . 

1. Lead not react

The thing with leadership is that you feel everything everyone else does, but our response must be different. Reaction is to stockpile, to self-preserve and think only of self. 

Leadership is not reacting, it is responding. It is leading people to light in the midst of panic. It is putting others first in crisis. 

Our job as leaders in society is not to panic, it is to respond. 

2. Embrace sacrifice, not selfishness

The best leaders show sacrifice in times of crisis, not selfishness. 

Crisis will reveal what people are really made of. Crisis will either show the worst of people or the best of people. 

As the church, let it show the best of us. Let us show people what we are really made of – love, hope, sacrifice and generosity. 

3. Get wise counsel. 

Watch what is giving you your information. 

Some media is unhelpful at the moment. 

Watch your headspace. For your mental health, the worst possible combination is being in isolation and reading some of the things on social media. Be careful and smart. 

More than anything at this time we should be plugging into the word of God. We need the word of God at the forefront of our mind. 

4. Get your spiritual lenses on. 

Our battle isn’t against flesh and blood, but against the powers of darkness (Eph 6:12)… what if this whole thing isn’t actually just about a virus? What if this whole thing is about a Spirit of Fear getting a hold of people? 

Consider what is going on spiritually at the moment. Discern the times we are in from a spiritual perspective. Ask yourself: what is God doing in the midst of all this? I don’t believe sickness is from God, but He will use it to get people on their knees. Is it time for humanity to consider their lives and priorities?

To be continued on tomorrow’s Fresh Hope! 

Emma Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 24th March 2020

The job of the News reader is to read news. The job of the media is to report on the news. The job of the politician is to lead the country as best as they can in the light of the news. You will more than likely know all that there is to know about the coronavirus through these various means. We all know how bad it is out there right now. Our hearts truly go out to those that have lost loved ones or those that are suffering.

My job is not to do their Job. My job is to be ahope dealer


In doing my job, I want you to put on your God glasses today. Get God’s perspective. The glasses you wear have the ability to change what you see. Change what you see today by looking through the lens of God’s word -The Bible. 

Question: How many of you for years have been saying to yourself, “If only I could press pause on my life, If only I could get out of the rat race, if only I could spend more time at home looking after the kids?” Well here is your wish come true!
With the measures that have been put in place and with a lockdown this week, the reality is that the whole world has been gifted with a huge pause button that’s been pressed for us. Hidden in this crisis is a gift. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to re-set your life right now. Here is a gift to help you re-discover who you are and what’s important in your life. It’s an opportunity to sit down and think. Think about your priorities and where your life is going. 
You are gifted right now with a once in a life time opportunity to do meaningful things with your children and family. You now have the chance to ask yourself ‘what do I really believe?’ ‘Where is my faith in all of this right now?’


You are being gifted with the opportunity and the desire to read the Bible and to pray like never before. This is truly a gift to discover, rediscover and draw close to Jesus.
 
Friends, this pause button will soon disappear, and it won’t just be PLAY that will be pressed, but it will be FAST FORWARD. Make sure that you never go back to how you once were before. Get your life back on track in this season. 
I’m asking you to make Psalm 91 your lens through which you see the world right now. Pick up your Bible and turn to it.
V3 says ‘…that surely he will save me from the deadly pestilence( a fatal epidemic disease’) – This is no surprise to God. 
V5 ‘..You will not fear the terror of night, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, or the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you’. 
Get God’s perspective today and put on those faith glasses. 

If you need a Bible then simply reach out and request one by going to connect@championschurch.org.uk

Pastor Mark

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Fresh Hope – 23rd March 2020

Matthew 14:22-33 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ‘It’s a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’ ‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’ ‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came towards Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’ And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’


Whatever you feed, will ultimately grow. Feed your children and they will grow. Feed a plant and it will grow. Feed your dog and yes, it will grow. In fact, the more you feed something, the more it grows.

Get this — Feed your fear and it will grow!

Right now there is very little else to fill your mind with other than the fear that is being dished up daily. Hour after hour, you are being served such massive portions of fear that it’s spreading into everything you do and everything you say.

The word Corona means ‘crown’ and it’s definitely doing its job in more ways than one, as it seeks to be King over your life.

When Peter asked Jesus if he could walk on water, he was simply told “COME”. But then he was distracted by what he saw and what he felt going on around him. It caused him to lose his balance, his footing and his faith. The moment that he allowed fear to feed him, it grew to the point of overwhelming his faith.

Friend, right now don’t let fear cause you to lose the faith or the footing that you started with. You were so full of faith…and then you allowed outward circumstances to become king. Dethrone your fear right now by staying focused on walking forward on God’s word.

Instead of feeding every hour on the latest news, start to worship, get into God’s word. Stand on it. Believe it. Respond by trusting it. Ask yourself right now: what am I feeding myself with today?

Fear makes you sink.

Faith makes you rise.

Pastor Mark

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Fresh Hope – 21st March 2020

Dear friends at Champions,

Since our government has enforced a ban on the majority of public gatherings in social settings, we are honouring their decision by closing our Church building on Sunday.

Our service will be available online via our App, Website and YouTube channel ‪from 10:30am on Sunday‬, so let’s utilise this opportunity to enjoy Church in our homes.

For the foreseeable future, all of our services will be online. As it has already been said, our church buildings may temporarily close, but the Church will never close.

All 4 Nights of Hope will be live streamed from nightsofhope.com

Keep on checking the app, to receive regular updates at this time.

We love you, are praying for you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Hope is still here!

Take care,
Pastors Mark and Gillian Burchell

Fresh Hope – 20th March 2020

Remember playing hide and seek? Hide your eyes and count to ten while everyone rushes off to hide. ‘Coming, ready or not’. Hiding in a cupboard or under the bed, so still, frightened to breathe, hoping not to be discovered. 

I for one have spent a great deal of time in my life playing hide and seek with God. Holding my breath and hoping he won’t spot me in the cupboard under the stairs. 

The first question that God asks humanity is ‘Where are you?’. In Genesis 3:9 we see that Adam and Eve have eaten from the fruit that God commanded them not to eat. They are afraid and ashamed because they are naked, they hide themselves from God. He is walking in the garden and can’t find them, He calls out ‘where are you?’. God has been asking that same question since that moment – where are you?

I am pretty certain that every one of us has been naked at some point. However, Adam and Eve’s nakedness was about more than the lack of clothes. Adam and Eve were suddenly aware that they were vulnerable and weak; that they were less than perfect; ashamed of themselves and what they had done; afraid of God’s reaction and hiding themselves away. I am also pretty certain that most, if not all of us have felt like that at some point.

There are times in all our lives when we feel naked, less than perfect; afraid, vulnerable and ashamed. 

Even then God still calls out to us ‘where are you?’. Just like Adam and Eve we try to hide from God. Perhaps unintentionally in the busyness of our lives. Or maybe intentionally, because we don’t want to do what He is asking of us.

The whole story of the Bible from that point on is about God’s incredible love for us and his search to find us. If in Genesis we see the first three words that God spoke to humanity at the other end of the story there are three more words that God speaks in form of Jesus ‘It is finished’ (John 19:30).

What was ‘finished’? His search for us was over. He came down to earth so that we can know him and he paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be reunited with God. Nothing we have done or can ever do will separate us from the love of God again.

Richard Ashmore

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Fresh Hope – 19th March 2020

Sharing the gospel with the unsaved starts long before we talk to them about God. It starts long before we have an invitation to church. Sharing the gospel starts in ourselves. 

The world are watching YOU. Your community is desperate for ‘another way’ and some answers. 

Here are some real practical ways you can demonstrate the kingdom of God in small ways, that speak loudly: 

– Watch your attitude toward money. Why? Because money has a hold on people. When you manage your money differently, it is obvious, because it tells them, ‘money doesn’t have a hold on me, I have found something of greater value. My security is in something more secure’. Do not get a reputation for being stingy! 

– Be yourself. Don’t put on a Christian front. Be fully yourself, alive in God.

– Be ready. We don’t have all the answers, but be as prepared as you can be. I recently asked some non-Christian friends for their honest thoughts and questions around Christianity. Their responses were: 

‘If God exists, why do people suffer?’ 

‘Why in church do they pass the collection plate around for money?’

‘If God is an all forgiving God, then why doesn’t He just forgive us at the judgement gate when we see that He is real and we ask for forgiveness?’ 

Why does God allow some people to have children, who are horrible parents, and then people who would be wonderful parents can’t get pregnant? 

Why does God allow awful deaths? 

These are the real questions that people have around our faith. We need to be prepared with a response. 1 Peter 3:15 says, ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you for give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.’  

A few others… 

– Be grateful 

– Honour and acknowledge people from bottom to the top of the work place.  

– Don’t gossip. 

– Have a Spirit of excellence in what you do. 

– Operate with integrity in all areas. 

– Be solution based, not problem focused. 

Operating in these ways is totally counter-culture. They are very practical, and sometimes difficult, but send a strong message about the heart of God to a community looking for answers. 

Emma Burchell

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Fresh Hope – 18th March 2020

Many of us desire to change the culture that we are in for the better. We want to leave our mark, make our lives count, and point people to Jesus. As right and noble as this desire is, it is often achieved by very practical, understated means. 

If we are going to be a people who bring heaven to earth, shift a culture, and change the world, then here are seven very practical things that we need to be equipped with: 

1. Have a fresh word in your spirit. You cannot expect to stand, let alone come against an ungodly culture, without a fresh word from God burning in you. Your head and heart need to be strong, and DAILY aligned with truth. Practically and personallyspeaking, I recently joined an online theology course that has enabled me to go to new depths in my understanding of scripture. I also keep my Bible in my car and every morning before I walk into the workplace, I read one scripture that I can meditate on throughout the day. You do not have to do these things. My point is there must be practical effort and intention as to how we keep a fresh word in us in order to come against cultures that aren’t from God and usher in kingdom culture. 

2. Prayer. Prayer can do far more than you can. Prayer is partnering with God on cultural issues. Prayer cuts through the physical limitations and deals with things on a spiritual level. Prayer can do far more in a heart of a person or work place environment than we can image. Prayer shifts things around us and in us. Ephesians 6:12 tells us that our battle isn’t always against the issues we are facing on the surface; our battle is often a spiritual issue. Dealing with a snake by setting a mouse trip is ineffective and exhausting. Recognise what the real issue is and deal with it using the correct weapon – Prayer! 

3. Don’t be afraid of standing out from the crowd. If you are going to change a culture, you need to care less about what they think. You can’t use their definition of normal to define your standard of normal and acceptable. If you carry the same spirit, you cannot bring a new spirit. Having fresh eyes, carrying a pioneering spirit, seeing something that others don’t see will feel lonely at times, but that is the price you pay for being the person to bring in what is needed or missing in an environment. You will feel like the only one at times, but look at the most innovative, progressive people in history. What allowed them to change the world was the fact that they were the only ones, they weren’t afraid to buck the norm, be different, and go against the crowd. Keep your eyes on Jesus, not on the crowd. 

4.  Razor sharp vision. Have specific and intentional vision for why you are where you are. Understand your overarching purpose and call for being there. Every day remind yourself what your greater purpose is in your job or community. Don’t waste a day. Use it well. Be strict – cut out anything that doesn’t fall in line with the purpose and reason for why God has you in a particular culture. Keep your mandate and mission at the forefront of your head, heart and day. 

5. Have healthy, regular input. As you give everything you have to serving the culture you are in, which can be exhausting especially if you are going against the grain. You need input from people who can fill your tank and fuel your fire. Find mentors, leaders, friends, and a community who ‘get you’. People who understand your mission, recognise what is on your life, and encourage you in your weak times. Have people remind you what you are about. Find people who are one step ahead of you and glean all you can. 

6. Walk in humility and love. People are not experiments. We don’t use the unsaved as a personal project for ourselves. We serve people because we love them because God does, and we want them to know that. You cannot love people if you are too busy judging them. You cannot serve people well if you are so busy thinking you are better than them. You cannot change a culture if you are too good to get down on your knees and serve them. Your degree of influence in someone’s life is directly related to the level at which you honour and love them. After being a teacher for nearly 10 years, and probably having had a few thousand students sit in my classroom by now, I can tell you one thing for sure, people do not care what you have to say, unless they know you care. If you are going to change the world, it starts with a posture of humility and love. 

Tomorrow, I will share some very practical tools on demonstrating the kingdom of God in the workplace!

Emma Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 17th March 2020

On the inside of every person is a God-given gift that the world needs. Maybe that gift will serve millions, maybe it will serve a handful, but either way, you have something to contribute.


Don’t believe the lie that nobody wants to hear what you have to say, and certainly don’t believe the lie that the world would be a better place without you. Friend, you are of great value and can add value to whatever environment you find yourself in!


Whether it’s the classroom, the workplace, the home, these are all places that can be made better because of you.

Now, of course, we shouldn’t assert ourselves in a brash sort-of-way, but should approach every opportunity with humility.

I’m sure like me, you’ve encountered people who light up a room when they step into it. They don’t take from the atmosphere, they add to it. Particularly in the unique times we currently find ourselves in, our world needs people like this. People who add value, people who add perspective. Those who contribute joy and hope to any given scenario.

Today, don’t shy away, but be confident that you have something to contribute, and that your contribution can have a positive impact on the lives of those around you.

Caleb Burchell

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Fresh Hope – 16th March 2020



Sometimes the most helpful advice when starting out in a fast is of a very basic and practical nature.

For most people, fasting is foreign and therefore we don’t know what to expect in terms of physical occurrences. Many turn back after the first day, simply because they don’t think they are cut out for this type of thing.

One of the most basic needs of the human body is of course for food – take that away and the body goes into meltdown.

The first thing that was said of Jesus after he had been on a prolonged fast was …he was hungry!

Matthew 4:2 After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

Yes…the first thing that you will feel is ravenous. Even a piece of dry bread will be to die for. It’s normal.

Here are just a few simple guidelines on fasting that will help you on your journey, be it the first fast or hundredth you’ve been on:

– Fasting without being combined with prayer is little more than dieting. Set aside a few moments each day in prayer when you would normally be eating. Find a quiet room at home or go for a walk in your lunch break at work in order to pray.

– There will be days when your energy is sapped and you can’t focus on prayer. Don’t condemn yourself- Jesus sees your sacrifice.

– Fasting is like spring cleaning for the body – drink as much water as possible each day. I normally get a headache on the first 1-2 days of fasting; If you do it’s usually a sign that you needed to fast! Headaches come from burning off the toxins that have been stored up in your body. It’s also your body craving the caffeine that you normally give it daily. After three days, the headaches will usually disappear.

– Whenever you fast for at least three days, your digestive system shuts down and takes a well-earned rest. Some feel sluggish and can’t sleep and yes you’ll feel hungry, but after those initial days, if you’ll keep drinking plenty of water and juices, you’ll come out the other side into an amazing ‘sweet place’. You’ll begin to find a deeper relationship with God than you’ve ever known before and the thoughts of food and eating will take a back seat.

-Remember: if you’re already feeling like giving up, you’re not alone in this. There are lots of people right now joining together in this spiritual fast.

Whatever you’ve decided to fast during this next few days, push through and you’ll see a breakthrough.

Ezra 8:23 …So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.

Why not join us over the next 10 days in praying and fasting for four Nights of Hope – Thursday 26th- Sunday 29th March?

For more info go to nightsofhope.com

Pastor Mark

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 14th March 2020

At one of the entrances to our local mall there are five doors, one is an automatic door that is on a sensor, so it just opens and the other four, you have to physically open. This week when I visited, I was shocked to see people queueing to get through the door that was already open, no one was attempting to try the other doors, so I made a quick decision to bypass the queue and go right to another door and open it. It’s not rocket science!
‘How funny’, I thought, ‘that people would rather queue and wait for the door that’s open, than apply a little bit of effort and open one themselves!’
You see, not every door that you encounter will be open; sometimes you have to apply a little bit of effort to walk through.


The four guys who wanted to get their paralysed friend to see Jesus, had to get into the house with a lot of effort, because when they arrived, the place was full, it was heaving and they couldn’t even get through the door.. so did they give up? NO. Did they wait and queue? NO. They made a plan, climbed up to the roof, took off some tiles, lowered their friend through the roof (just imagine!) and got the miracle from Jesus. What a load of effort they put in, instead of a load of excuses. 

Why is it that we want doors to open all by themselves? Wouldn’t that be lovely, if that happened all of the time? No my friend, you have to apply a little bit of effort, a little bit of pressure, a little bit of time spent in prayer, maybe fasting, to get that door open. So don’t give up when it’s closed. Just because it’s closed, doesn’t mean to say it was locked. Why would you queue with a lot of other people, who are going to hold you up, when you can just walk right through? Today let’s not be lazy, but let’s continue to try a few doors. Let’s see them open in prayer.

As we approach this season of prayer and fasting as a church, let’s see that same resilience that those four men had to get their friend to Jesus. Today my friend, that door that you thought was locked, is probably not. It may just be shut…and you can see it open by prayer. 

Pastor Gillian

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 13th March 2020

With all that’s going on around us at the moment, it’s easy to be feeling unsettled and overwhelmed.

Here are three verses of scripture that I hope will inspire you as you draw closer to God and experience His peace.

Isaiah 26:3 | “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
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God promises us peace in exchange for our trust. Steadfast means to be ‘firm’ and ‘unwavering’. So cut out distractions. Make a decision to take God at His word and stay focused on His promises.

1 Peter 5:7| “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

To ‘cast’ means to ‘throw’. So name your troubles and give them to the one who can really change them. If you throw a ball, it’s out of your hands. So when you let go of your anxieties, don’t go and pick them up again.

Philippians 4:6&7 | “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

These are such powerful verses because it shows how practical we can be in experiencing God’s peace. When we do pray, give thanks and bring our requests to God, an exchange takes place.

Be encouraged today. We don’t have to beg for God’s peace, it’s already there for the taking. Whether we declare and walk in it is our choice.

Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence

A daily devotion for a better way of living.


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Fresh Hope – 12th March 2020

To set a precedent, is to set to a new standard. It is to put forth something that has never been put forth before.

You as a human being alive and breathing today are called to set a precedent on this planet. There is no one else on earth like you right now. There is no one else on earth that can do what you can do. 

Let’s start at the most basic level – your DNA. No one else in the world, even family, will have the same combination of chromosomes as you. No one on earth has or ever will have the same fingerprint as you. The shape of your ear is totally unique to you. Out of 7.53 billion people on the planet, the pattern of your iris is unique to you, as is your tongue and your walk! 

Now let’s look at your personality. No one else has had the exact same experiences that you have had. No one else therefore has the exact same collection of knowledge as you. 

Every individual is unique in the existence of the world. 

I believe our physical uniqueness is a sign and expression of our spiritual uniqueness and significance. Just as we have a unique fingerprint, we are called to leave a spiritual fingerprint on this world, that only we can offer. 

I’m not sure why then we watch and copy others so closely. I’m not sure why we imitate the behaviour of those around us. I’m not sure why we are copying the ideas, strategies and the creativity of what has already been done. Surely, in ourselves we have something to bring that only we can bring? Surely, if we are going to set a precedent that will leave a legacy, then we need to be fully ourselves?!

Coupled with this, let me also mention that you have the Holy Spirit in you. The Holy Spirit is essentially the mind and heart of God. He is operating in you 24/7, giving you wisdom, inspiration, solving problems, and guiding you into success! Can you see how powerful you are as a unique individual, carrying something that only you can bring to the table, and then injected with the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit? Your full expression is limited only by your mind. 

We should be confident in our individuality. We should be confident in our uniqueness. We should be confident in our ideas. We do not need to imitate, we only need to emanate! 

There is a quote, ‘the glory of God, is man fully alive’. In other words, God is most glorified in you when you are most yourself. You operating in the fullness of your unique personality, gifting, passion, and calling, is you fully alive and God fully glorified! Imitation dilutes the gift that you are.  

Emma Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 11th March 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 (Corona virus) has sent the world into an embarrassing panic. I sympathise with the fact that lives have been lost, and vulnerable people (babies, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems), are susceptible to contracting the virus, IF they came in contact with it. 

However, more than the virus, the most frightening situation is the physiological state of the world. Something is wrong when shop shelves are stripped bare of one of humanity’s most mundane items – toilet paper! Yes, the stuff that wipes our bottoms! People are fighting over the white rolls, even pulling knives on one another for it, and at the very least, stockpiling it in their homes. All in case they are unable to leave their house due to Coronavirus! This is what fear does… It sends people to do crazy, irrational things! 

I believe, at its core, the reaction from the world is actually an issue of identity. When I say, ‘identity issue’, I mean that people have forgotten (or don’t know) to whom they belong. Fear is a lack of knowing God or trusting in God.

When you forget who your Dad is…when you forget who your God is… When you forget who is looking after you, it is easy for fear to take governance over your life. Here is what happens when fear takes over: 

You become irrational. Your sense of rational perspective is the first to go. 

Put aside the fear mongering headlines of the media. Let’s get some perspective: 

IF you do contact the virus, only 5% of the cases are critical. 

On the same day that 108 people in China died of Coronavirus, 26,283 people died of cancer, 24,641 people died of heart issues, 4,300 people died of diabetes, and suicide took 28 times more lives than the virus did! 

Christian or not, let’s use our brains and not take what the media says as gospel. The Bible is the higher reality and the higher truth in our lives. We stand on the word of God, not the word of the world. 

I will tell you what IS scary, that people live just one media report away from chaos, panic, and self-preservation. 

Crowds or headlines cannot pull our lives. Our minds and headspace must be rooted in the truth of God. 

Romans 2:12, ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind’.  

You isolateFear will cause you to disconnect from others. It will cause you to lock yourself up from the world. It cripples your lifestyle and ability to have influence and make an impact. Rather than going out to change the world (as you have been called), fear shrinks your world down to the four walls of your home.  God has called us to walk in boldness and confidence, exercising authority over sickness. 

You fight for the crumbs … or in this case, toilet paper. As your world has become smaller, and self-preservation becomes your priority, you take whatever you can get. You will fight fiercely for whatever, fearful that you will go without…even toilet paper! You become desperate for paper that wipes poo! Now I can see why the prodigal son became desperate for a job cleaning up pig poo (Luke 15). He had forgotten about his Dad. He had forgotten who was looking after him! 

God has called us to live BIG lives, strong in faith, and generous in heart. Jesus set the standard of generosity when He gave His life for us. Meanwhile, we have people so afraid of lack that with a trolley full of toilet paper, they still cannot spare one pack for someone in need! 

It is time to show the world how it is to live fearlessly! We must trust that God, as our loving father, and as He says in Psalm 91, ‘will cover us and save us from the deadly pestilence’. His promise to us is that He is a refuge of safety.

Emma Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 10th March 2020

No matter how good we are, no matter how hard we try, and now matter how right we do things, be sure of this one thing…you will get offended! 
It’s never a case of if, but when, and before long (if it’s not already happened) you will also cause an offence.


I can’t think of one time in my life when I have woken up and thought, today is the day when I’m going to offend someone. I’ve never gone out of my way to offend, but I do know that I have offended quite a lot of people along the way. 
How do you offend people when you don’t set out to do so? My answer is simple—you can’t be alive and not offend anyone!  It’s inevitable. It happens to everyone and it happens as part of life. 


If you’ve been offended recently then take courage from the Bible…
Luke 17:1 Jesus said to his disciples: it is impossible that things that cause people to be offended won’t come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. 


Now that we know that we can’t protect ourselves from being offended, we have to prepare ourselves for when we are offended. 


Here are my thoughts…
-Chose not to carry the offence.
-Let go of the offence by quickly forgiving. 
-Don’t go around telling other people that you are offended, otherwise they too will become part of the offence. 

The golden rule is this: always be big enough to overlook an offence, but if you can’t deal with it successfully internally, then deal with it externally by privately addressing the offence with the person directly in a gracious and loving manner in order to resolve it.


Most of the time, offences come through simple misunderstandings, or by being misquoted or intentions being misconstrued.


None of these things are intentional, just inevitable. However, take special note of anyone that sets out to intentionally cause offence, be sure to stay well away from such a person. 

Don’t be an offence maker – just improve yourself in being an offence taker

Pastor Mark

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 9th March 2020


How you treat people can have a great impact on the degree of blessings and favour from God that you will experience.

You may have people in your life who have done you great wrong. You may feel as though your whole life has been stolen away by someone else; but if you choose to forgive them, you can overcome that pain and difficulty with love.

Many years ago, I had to go through the most severe trial of my life. For many months the pain of a broken relationship filled my every waking thought. People took sides, and decided that I was at fault, leaving them no option but to walk away.

I made a decision to not fight back, retaliate or to justify myself in front of others, even though that would have made me come out on top, as people would see that I was not to blame.

Instead, I decided to let God stand for me as I made a choice to forgive those involved; I also made a choice to ask for forgiveness from those that assumed that I had done wrong, as I wanted to have a clear conscience before them and God.

To be honest, it took months for me to get over the pain. I didn’t ‘feel’ like forgiving, but made a choice every morning to pray for each person involved to be blessed.

The more I prayed for them, the more I got released from the pain.

Today I am free, even though I walk with a ‘limp’ because of the experience. This non-physical limp helps me to appreciate that life and relationships are often fragile and need to be handled with prayer. As someone once said…’never trust a leader without a limp’. It simply means that they have had to battle through some stuff.

Romans 12:17-18 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Pastor Mark

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 7th March 2020

How many of you are people who are always looking back?  Looking back to the good old days or even the bad old days. 

There’s something very important about not looking back. In Genesis 19, Lot and his family were instructed not to look back. Because of all the wickedness, God was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. God promised to save Lot and his family as long as they didn’t look back.  Vs 17 “As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”


The problem was that Lot’s wife couldn’t resist looking back at what she had left behind and she turned into a pillar of salt. It killed her. Maybe she cared more about the past and what she was leaving behind, than about the future and all God had in store for her.  What a shame.  She missed it!


In Luke 17 vs 31-33, Jesus tells them to not look back either and He refers to Lot’s wife On that day, let no one on the housetop come down to retrieve his possessions. Likewise, let no one in the field return for anything he has left behind.   Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.…”
There’s a big importance here in keeping your eyes forward!

You can’t do anything about the past, you only have the present and hopefully the future. The only thing that is promised is the NOW. 
You can lose your future by looking back.  Lot’s wife did. Stop it!


If your memories are bigger than your dreams you have a problem. If your old life is more important than your new one, then there’s something you haven’t grasped. If your old thoughts are more powerful than your new thoughts, then you need to change your thinking.  “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” – Romans 12 vs 2. 

Yes, by all means use the past as a learning curve for the future, but don’t keep going back to it.  
Frank Lloyd Wright the famous architect who designed the Guggenheim Museum was asked, when he was over 80 years old, which was his favourite creation?  “The next one” he said. 

Three things to remember:
-Don’t be someone who trades in their future and lives only with regrets.


-It takes strength and determination to let go of the past. 

– If we keep looking back at yesterday, maybe it’s time we started doing something significant today.

Pastor Gillian

A daily devotion for a better way of living.  

Fresh Hope – 6th March 2020

In an episode of the Simpsons (the animated sitcom about an American working class family) Homer Simpson, the father, is mixing in equal parts vodka and mayonnaise, preparing it to gulp down. His wife Marge suggests it’s not a good idea because of the consequences, to which Homer replies, “That’s a problem for future Homer!” Then after drinking the concoction says “Man, I don’t envy that guy!”

It’s funny because to us it’s a ridiculous notion that Homer is so ignorant that not for one minute does he think that he will end up becoming future Homer and have to deal with the consequence of his actions.  

Who of us would ever act so foolishly to gratify the flesh in the moment, completely ignorant of the future fall out? In reality, many of our daily decisions can have negative future fallout, it’s just that we tend not to verbalise sympathy for that future person who has to pick up the pieces. Whether it’s poor diet, addictions or some area of sin, we choose to satisfy the now at the expense of future self.

On the other hand, successful people all have one thing in common, the ability to delay gratification in exchange for future profit. They do the exact opposite of Homer by forgoing the now to bless the future. It’s actually called sacrifice, and if you read the Bible, it’s the theme throughout, from the story of Cain and Abel to Jesus being the ultimate sacrifice. 

Sacrifice means to trade with your future self, to forgo something today to increase the likelihood of some kind of gain in the future. Like a farmer sowing seed or a student working hard to get a favourable exam result. Sacrifice is a step of faith based on the belief in attaining something you can’t yet see.

I encourage you today to analyse every area of your life, from your diet, your use of finances to what you give your time and passions to. Firstly assess where do you gratify cravings without any thought of consequence, what bad habits (no matter how small) do you have that create or are adding to future problems? And secondly,  where are you trading with the future, stepping out in faith to create a larger life? What areas could you consciously make braver decisions to be a blessing to future Homer and not a curse? What are you sowing in order to reap? What are you speculating in order to accumulate? 

When you start to live a life of sacrifice as opposed to consumption, you’ll be amazed how quickly you start to enjoy the abundance those choices yield!

Proverbs 11:24 The world of the generous gets larger and larger

Luke Cartwright

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 5th March 2020

Last year in a Moscow airport there was a tragic accident when an Aeroflot Russian plane made an emergency landing having just taken off. Before all passengers could be evacuated, the jet burst into flames killing 41 of 78 passengers on board.

One survivor, Mikhail Savchenko said he didn’t know what to make of his fellow passengers actions when it was found that some of the 37 survivors had held up the evacuation of the plane by first getting their luggage from overhead storage. 

He said “I do not know what to say about people who ran out with bags, God is their judge. But I really want to ask them not to persecute them, I am sure that it is very hard for them now.”

“I do not think that at least one person in this burning hell coolly and deliberately dragged suitcases.

“I do not know how the psyche works in such situations, [that is] a question for the experts.”

It’s uncomfortable reading, how is it possible that we as humans could choose to grab luggage, keep hold of personal possession at the expense of another’s life? Who could possibly do that and how could you live with yourself after? I feel this is a real challenge to all of us who are followers of Jesus but aren’t prepared to submit every area of life to him.

The reality is, we live out our lives as if on an aeroplane that will eventually be evacuated. And it’s vital that during the flight the passengers come to know the reason for the flight, to put their HOPE in Jesus Christ! But the challenge to us is this…is our personal possession (our luggage, the baggage we carry on a daily basis) the number one thing in our lives or is it getting people off the plane safely?

Are we carrying things around in our lives today we really should get rid of; maybe areas of sin we are struggling in, maybe hurt you just can’t forgive or maybe you’re just not prepared to trust God with your finances and refuse to trust Him in your giving? 

I plead with you today, let go of your luggage, write it off, forgive, repent! Our destination has everything we could hope for already prepared, there is no need for us to take anything other than as many passengers as possible! 

At Champions Church, on the 26th – 29th March there will be four amazing nights of hope, where people will get to hear about the life changing HOPE that is a relationship with Jesus! I encourage you today, pray for the passengers in your life and invite them to join you in March for a life changing night!

Hebrews 12:1-2 | NIV

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

Luke Cartwright

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 4th March 2020

Why is it important to God that we give? Surely as the creator of the universe, who can speak anything into being in an instant, He really doesn’t need us to be giving? Is He greedy? Does He want us to suffer? 

Of course not. 

There is one thing that God cannot make happen. He cannot make us love Him. He by choice has given us a gift called “free-will”… this means we have a choice as to if we love Him. If someone can’t freely choose to love someone, it’s not really love. It’s not love if God has to force us to love Him. 

Giving is a form of loving. It’s a free choice. We have the choice to give. When we give it’s an expression of our love for God. So really, when God asks us to give, it’s not our money He is after, He is after our heart. 

The seed you sowed yesterday is the harvest you are reaping today. The majority of Jesus’ parables were told using nature as a metaphor for kingdom principals. We get that a farmer has to invest seeds into the ground, in order to reap a crop in due season. Our money is the same, and anything else for that matter. Where we invest, is where we reap (2 Corinthians 9:6). 

The degree of seed we sow, is the degree of the harvest we reap. This means that even in times of struggle and challenge, we need to sow in order to secure our future. Giving when you are in need, when you don’t feel like it, when it’s inconvenient, is necessary in order to change the economic level of your life. Your short-term sacrifice, promises to reap reward. You can convince yourself otherwise, but it’s kingdom reality. Your circumstance can persuade you otherwise, but the word of God stands. 

Wealth is not determined by what you have, it’s about how you give. Can you love God in every season? 

Loving God freely is giving in all seasons. 

Emma Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 3rd March 2020

Being wealthy isn’t about the accumulation of money. Wealth is more than riches. Wealth is more about a mindset. Wealth is about understanding who God is and who you are in relation to Him. 

I recently read these definitions of wealth in Kris Vallotton’s book, ‘Poverty, Riches, and Wealth’ – a book on moving from a life of lack into true kingdom abundance. I think they are fantastic descriptions of wealth: 

• Wealth is the ability (resources, strength, wisdom) to create positive outcomes in the midst of lack, poverty and/or emptiness.

• Wealth is light in the darkness, healing in sickness, prosperity in poverty, wholeness in brokenness, favour in obscurity, love for the unlovely, beauty for ashes, and victors among victims.

 • Wealth is a “can-do” attitude, a “more than enough” mindset and a “nothing is impossible” belief system. 

• Wealth is radical generosity, extraordinary compassion, sacrificial giving and profound humility. 

• Wealth is always thankful and never jealous. 

It’s very difficult to operate in these above points (in wealth), if you don’t understand your God. When you have a revelation that your God is creator of all things, supplier of all things, a God of not “just enough”, but more than enough, a miraculous provider, and loving and generous beyond our comprehension, then you start to live differently. 

You suddenly see poverty and lack as an opportunity for God to break through and display His true nature. 

You become aware of things that aren’t God’s design for mankind and you command order – pray for healing, desire beauty for ashes, victory for victims. 

Instead of feeling like a situation is impossible and nothing can be done, you have faith that God “can do”. 

You don’t worry about running out. You are able to live open handed and give big because you’re a direct heir to God’s unlimited resources (this includes, but is not limited to money – it’s also access to unlimited wisdom, gifts, peace etc). 

You are able to celebrate others wholeheartedly because you understand that God has more than enough for you too. 

You don’t need to boast or draw attention to what you have because you have nothing to prove to people. You are very sure of who you already are in God. 

If you’ve grown up around lack and poverty, it requires a fresh revelation of God’s nature to really shift your mindset around wealth. It’s very difficult to live in an ‘abundance mindset’ if most of your life was surrounded by “not enough”, stress about money, grabbing what you could, fear of tomorrow, parents with negative attitudes towards people with wealth, or perhaps a religious mindset that poverty somehow made you more holy. These experiences can breed deeply ingrained mentalities. It creates people who are afraid to receive good things, people who live for money, people who are afraid of being too generous, or people who give “just enough”, people who are comfortable living in lack, looking for what they can grab, not what they can give. 

If you want to stay there, you can, but God has so much for you! A wealth mindset will change your life and generations to follow. Don’t live like a pauper when you’re actually a prince. Understand the wealth you have access to as a child of God. It’s time to live in abundance and it starts with the knowledge of who God really is! 

Emma Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.

Fresh Hope – 2nd March 2020

Faith is like a muscle —the more you use it the stronger it becomes. 

The opposite is also true — the less you use it the weaker it becomes, or shall we say the weaker you become in faith. 


Faith is also like a bridge—its the very thing that enables me to get from where I am to where I want to go. Now, if you don’t want to go anywhere or make anything of your life then you don’t need faith; you can do that all by yourself! 


Faith is for those that understand that they need to completely rely on God, and with such faith want to push through and make a difference.
Faith is the very substance of things that you want to see changed in your life time. 


Hebrews 11:1 ‘Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see’.
Ask yourself…do I have faith?


Here are some signs that will help you to know whether you have faith in God or not:
1) Whenever you face your daily problems and the only person to trust in is yourself —it’s a sign. 


2) Whenever you face obstacles, crisis, drama and dilemmas, and your confidence is only in the people around you to sort it — it’s a sign.


3) Whenever you are faced with a financial crisis and you only ever reach for your credit card—it’s a sign. 


4) Whenever you are sick and the first thought is the Doctor —it’s a sign.


5) Whenever you don’t know what to do and the first thing you do is to pick up the phone and ask six people for advice —it’s a sign.


Jesus never told people to have just plain faith in someone – but faith in God


Matthew 9:27-31 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’ When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith let it be done to you’; and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, ‘See that no one knows about this.’ But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region. 


Today, I encourage you to build your faith muscle by stepping out in total trust that God will come through for you – do it right now by simply praying this prayer…
‘Lord Jesus, I bring my need to you right now. I ask you to help me by providing a miracle for me. I can’t sort this on my own, so I turn to you with complete confidence that you can hear me and that you can answer my prayer.  In Jesus name. Amen.’


And remember: all things are possible, only believe

Pastor Mark

A daily devotion for a better way of living.