It was believed that anything with a circuit board would crash when the date rolled over to 1 January 2000 (Y2K). People the world over were freaking out and exchanged reason for fear and hopelessness. But surprise-surprise, Y2K didn’t destroy civilisation as we know it.

This year has been rough. Many have lost their belonging, confidence, grounding, identity and hope. But as for you, “Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded…we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved” (Hebrews 10:35&39 – So, “press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of [you]” (Philippians 3:12 –


Happy New Year!

We live with ‘instant’ expectations. We know everything can’t happen immediately, but we still find our impatience levels rising if things move too slowly.

King Solomon drops a nugget from Ecclesiastes to bring perspective to the speed of our lives:

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (

There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.

There are rhythms that God creates for our own good and the good of creation. The timing is ‘right,’ creating patterns that are healthy and sustainable.

Does this describe you in 2019?

Pray for wisdom, asking God to guide your plans and pace for the New Year.



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.




What new things are you going to do this year? Think about this question. The next question is: how can these new things make Jesus more famous?

In Acts 1:8 we are told that the highest, greatest thing that any person can do is to make Jesus, the King, famous. Playing for a sports team or getting 100% in a school test is a great achievement. But making Jesus famous is even more wonderful. How can you use your sports team to make Jesus famous on earth? How can you use your brain to make Jesus famous? Do this in 2018.

Read Acts 1:8 here –