What would you do if you were caught doing something to hurt someone you loved a lot? Would you hide because you felt bad, or try and beg for forgiveness?

Often when we realise we’ve sinned against God we go into hiding until we think God might have forgotten! Hosea’s encouragement is this, ‘Come, let us return to the Lord!’ (Hosea 6v1)

Coming back to God when we’ve let him down can be hard, but it’s also the most healing thing we can do. Do you need to return to God and tell him about some stuff?

Check out Hosea 6 here – http://bit.ly/1lUEsAH

Paying Grace Forward

My friend is making malva pudding and custard for the painters who are working on her building. Why? Because she can.

Jesus says it is more blessed to give than to receive, and God himself demonstrates this by giving us far more than we could ever pay back.

If you’ve been blessed by God’s giving to you, don’t forget to “pay it forward”. Who knows, maybe it will even make you smile as well?

Show forgiveness.

Show kindness.

Show patience.

Show grace.

Because you can.

Acts 20:35 here: http://bit.ly/1un8zTN



Prayer About Grace

If you’ve been challenged this week by the cost of grace, why don’t you join me in this prayer:

Father God, thank you for sending your Son to die for my sin. Thank you for all that I have received because of your grace.

Help me never to take your grace for granted, as if it had cost you nothing.

Rather, would you help me to live with the power that your grace offers – a power to deal once and for all with the sin in my life.

May your forgiveness never be my excuse to disobey you.






God, it’s the end of another school year. As I look back, there are things I’m proud of and things that I’m disappointed about; good memories and painful ones… but you, God, you are the consistent one this year. Never changing, always there, loving me. Help me to process through what I’ve learned this year, not simply at school, but life. You don’t waste any experiences – let me hear your truth about things that have been challenging for me. More than anything, thank you for being my safe place.

‘God, you’re my refuge.’

(Psalm 91v2 http://bit.ly/1iE6xMt)