Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 24th February 2021

God of Prisoners and the Innocent Genesis 39.7-23 (New International Version) “…and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!”But he refused. “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in this house; everything he owns he has entrusted to … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 24th February 2021

Encounters in the Wilderness – Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Wrestling With God Genesis 32.22-32 (New Revised Standard Version) The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man … More Encounters in the Wilderness – Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Monday 22nd February 2021

A Stolen Future Genesis 27.30-45 (New Revised Standard Version) As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of his father Isaac, his brother Esau came in from his hunting. He also prepared savoury food, and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, ‘Let … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Monday 22nd February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Sunday 21st February 2021

God of Slaves and Foreigners Genesis 16:1-12 & 15 (New Revised Standard Version) Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, bore him no children. She had an Egyptian slave-girl whose name was Hagar, and Sarai said to Abram, “You see that the Lord has prevented me from bearing children; go into my slave-girl; it may be that I shall obtain children by … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Sunday 21st February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Saturday 20th February 2021

New start, old habits Genesis 9 (New Revised Standard Version) God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you shall rest on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the air, on everything that creeps on the ground, and … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Saturday 20th February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 19th February 2021

The reality of life and death Genesis 4.1-16 (New Revised Standard Version) Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, ‘I have produced a man with the help of the Lord.’ Next she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. In the course … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Friday 19th February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Thursday 18th February 2021

God calls out to humanity Genesis 3.8-24 (New Revised Standard Version) They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Thursday 18th February 2021

Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 17th February 2021 (Ash Wednesday)

The Perfect Response  Luke 4.1-13 (New International Version) Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. The devil said to him, … More Encountering God in the Wilderness – Wednesday 17th February 2021 (Ash Wednesday)

Journeying out…pushing through – Tuesday 16th February 2021

Start with self examination not judgement 2 Corinthians 13 (NIV) This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” I already gave you a warning when I was with you the second time. I now repeat it while absent: On my return I will … More Journeying out…pushing through – Tuesday 16th February 2021

Journeying out…pushing through – Monday 15th February 2021

Sustained by vision – power in weakness  2 Corinthians 11.16-12.21 (New Revised Standard Version) I repeat, let no one think that I am a fool; but if you do, then accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. What I am saying in regard to this boastful confidence, I am saying not … More Journeying out…pushing through – Monday 15th February 2021