We’re to be like Jesus, right? Jesus is God. God is love. Love is patient. So, to be a little more like Jesus today – to let his love live in you and through you – ask him to show you where you could be a little more patient.

Like, wait for your friend who always takes ages to pack up after each class. Let your mom finish what she has to say before going ‘Ja, but!’ Listen to what your little sister finds exciting and you find lame. Breathe.

‘Love is … patient’ (1 Corinthians 13v4)

#faithworks #loveis


Could you guess which two words were the most commonly used on the internet this year? The Global Language Monitor ( says they are:

1) 404

2) Fail

K that’s a bit depressing… 404 is what you get when a web page-load fails. ‘Fail’ is, well…

How big is failure (or the fear of it) for you? Maybe in these exams, a relationship, on the sports field, your parents’ expectations?

Sometimes failure can be the kick in the pants we need. Other times it can break us. With your Father in heaven there is ALWAYS the chance to press reset, start again and grow strong in the broken places.

Trust him. He’s got you.

Here’s how Paul dealt with ‘failure’ in his life: 2 Corinthians 11v16 – 12v10


Studying for God?


Is studying for exams hard? Maybe you don’t like the subject, or the teacher, or you just don’t see the point? Maybe there’s pressure from parents, or you’re a bit too lazy?

Paul once wrote some wise words to slaves who didn’t enjoy everything about their situation either:
‘Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.’ (Colossians 3 v 23-24)

What difference would it make to see your studies as something you can offer to God – and receive God’s blessing in this week?

Read Col 4 here: