Devotionals

  • 24 Sep

    The Way

    Empowering Thought

    “I am always doing things I can’t do”

    In the New Testament the Christian life is described as a way of being and doing in the world. This means that my daily life and all the practices and things I do reflect the way- the way of life I have embraced in deciding to make Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour.

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 01 Sep

    Being Mary & A Bit Martha

    Empowering Thought:

    Don’t allow yourself to be distracted

    When Jesus addressed His family friends Mary and Martha about being present and taking time to sit at His feet, He was talking to me and He was talking to all of us about getting so caught up in multi-tasking. Busyness and activity is the order of the day in the 21st century.

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 27 Aug

    Smell The Roses

    Empowering Thought

    God is here right now, right here, in this moment with you!

    When my husband drives me I always see things I have never seen before on the same route. I have discovered that there are sights to take in along the way and beautiful smells of the flowers near the countryside as we drive especially in this season. Why haven’t I noticed all the beauty around me? This is probably the last thing on my mind and possibly yours when you are on the way.

    The spiritual comparison I want to draw is learning to enjoy the journey of life. Take a moment and smell the roses on the way and don’t focus only on taking out the thorns.

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 21 Aug

    Slow Is The New Fast

    “Eliminate all hurry from your life”

    – Dallas Willard

    Learning to take life slow is one of my hardest lessons, however it is the most fulfilling and healthiest choices I’m embracing and that’s why I’m sharing this with you.

    Jesus was emphatic in His teachings on staying in the present, at any given time to focus on the moment you are in and enjoy and take in what life is giving you right now!

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 27 May

    Too Many Choices?

    Empowering Thought:  “I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear”   – Martin Luther King Jr.

    Why are people so unhappy, unsatisfied and miserable? Yet we live in a day and time where there is so much choice and you can have things immediately!

    The world lies to us and this is nothing new. I have decided to choose the eternal unchanging truths of God’s word. God was here before I got here and will be here when I’m long gone.

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 20 May

    Choose Wisely

    Empowering Thought: There Is Power In My Choice

    ‘The choices you make today take you where you go tomorrow’

    Your choices are so important and they are never made in isolation, every decision you make doesn’t just touch your life dear friend but it also impacts your family, friends and may I add the next generation.

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 29 Apr

    Who Is Travelling With You?

    “The righteous choose their friends carefully …

    Proverbs 12:26

    In the gospel of Luke (Luke 8:49-55) Jesus was on His way to pray for a little girl who was very ill and on the way He stopped to heal the woman with the issue of blood, then He learned that the child had died. When Jesus heard that Jairus’s daughter had died while He was on the way to pray for her, the bible says when He got there He chose only Peter, James and John to go in with Him. This is so powerful as the situation was negative He selected carefully who would go in with Him  to pray for the little girl.

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 22 Apr

    God will carry me when I’m tired

    He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.

    Isaiah 40:29 NLT

    In the same way that God told the Israelites on their journey through the wilderness that He personally carried them as an eagle carries its young, so the Lord will lift you up and carry you when you are tired on the way. He knows that fatigue and weariness is going to be a part of your journey.

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 15 Apr

    The goal is to know Jesus

    Above all the goals I set for myself yearly I have one goal that is always on my list it is articulated succinctly in Philippians “I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death,” (Philippians 3:10 NLT)

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought
  • 08 Apr

    Focus only on the good, the noble, the gracious, what is true …

    Whatever you magnify in your life will become true. So the Apostle Paul also encourages us to think on only the ‘honourable, the pure and the good things’ ( Philippians 4:8) in other words only magnify and lift up the Name Of God and His word.

    By Jayne Banful Power Thought