Be mindful.

Solomon says, “Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds” (Proverbs 27:23 –

You probably don’t have flocks and herds in your back garden. Although, some of us do. However, you have been given other things to look after. Let me suggest a few.

Your body.
Your cell phone.
Your friends.
Your thoughts.
Your talents.
Your time.

How do you think it’s going with the things/people/relationships you have been given?
What do you think it means to ‘put your heart into caring’ for them?

It’s important to think about these questions from time to time.


Your Care.

How do you feel when you see somebody treated badly?

1 Corinthians 12:21-26 ( us that we are all part of God’s family and that each person is equally important to Him. So, each person should matter to us too. When one person is hurting, we should share in their pain and care about their struggles.

Who in the world has been abused and left behind?
Who around you are hurting and in need?

It’s time to stand up and show the love of Jesus to those in need (1 John 3:16-18

Lord, sorry for not caring about those who are forgotten and left behind. Help me make the sacrifice to help them.


Not about you #covid19

In times like these, we often become inward looking, focusing on our own needs and what is best for ME, without thinking about others. But the lockdown isn’t just about you – it’s about everyone.

Paul challenged the Philippians to look not only to their own interests, but also to the interest of others (Philippians 2:4) and gives an example of Timothy’s genuine concern for others (2:20-28). They were inspired by God’s love to care about others.

Ask God for that same concern, that opens your eyes to what you can do for others. And remember: Stay at home!


New Year thoughts

God’s watching over the world doesn’t mean He misses the details of our lives. Jesus teaches the disciples that God’s care covers everything:

Look at the birds, free to fly, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.Matthew 6:26 (

Have you ever thought that God might be too busy to deal with your problems? Not a chance! We see birds everywhere and know that God’s promise to provide for them is a double guarantee that He cares about you.

Pray, thanking God for His watchful care over 2019.