Author Cecily Paterson was born in Australia, grew up as a missionary kid in Pakistan and has now written several books – both fiction and non-fiction.
Month: December 2020
‘Give your burdens to the Lord.’ Psalm 55:22 NLT Are you burdened about someone you love? Have your efforts to help them failed? Let go, and let God deal with them! Letting go doesn’t mean you stop caring; it just means you can’t do for them what they need to do for themselves. Letting go isn’t about ...Read More
‘Jacob named the place Bethel.’ Genesis 35:15 NLT What should you do when you’re discouraged and afraid you’ve lost your way? That’s the question Jacob was facing. And when he turned his heart towards God, here is the answer he got: ‘“Go up to Bethel… build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you ...Read More
‘So they spread this bad report.’ Numbers 13:32 NLT Discouragement caused the Israelites to doubt God’s promise, give up their dream, and die in the wilderness. Ironically, they were only several days’ journey from the Promised Land! How did it happen? After spending forty days in Canaan, a land of such fruitfulness that it took two men ...Read More
‘If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.’ Romans 12:8 NLT Did you know that there’s such a thing as ‘the gift of encouragement’? There is! The Bible says, ‘In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well… If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.’ (Romans 12:6–8 NLT) And you don’t ...Read More
‘Love yourself.’ Matthew 22:39 CEV When God saves you, He positions you ‘in Christ’. From that moment on, He views you as being righteous. Not because of your ‘own righteousness… but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God.’ (Philippians 3:9 NKJV) When you are growing up, your parents may have given you the ...Read More
Perhaps you thought work came about as a result of the fall. It’s true, work took on a different meaning at that point, but it’s a mistake to think our first parents had no purpose.