Bread, fruit and praise

I’m reading a book at the moment called ‘The Practice of Biblical Meditation’ by Campbell McAlpine. The chapter I have just finished talks about us being Bethlehemites.

The word Bethlehem means house of bread. We are to be children of this house, feeding on the sure word of God, the bread of heaven.

Another name for Behlehem was Ephratah. This word means fruitful. We are called to be fruitful children, showing forth love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, meekness, temperance and faith. And we are called to share this fruit with others so they to can be fruit-bearers and children of the house of bread.

And finally, Bethlehem is in Judah,  and Judah means praise. Our lives are to be filled with praise to God and of God.

Children of the house of bread, feeding on God’s word the bread of heaven, bearing fruit and praising God.

Will you join me in being a child of this house?

Trish

Lordship and love

Just wrote an email to lady who has been a friend for a few years now. And it was not a pleasant one to write but I felt I needed to do it. The issue is just what the topic says.

Why do people want the love of Christ, but do not want to obey His word? Or why do they just want the nice bits but not the sword of the word? You know that word, that very sharp two edeged sword.

Love is very important, but it is more than a feeling, it is an act of the will. We decide to love. And it isn’t always nice and pleasant. Loving can hurt, and can at times require that in order to be kind, truly kind, you must ‘hurt’ other people.

I am not talking about deliberately or in a nasty fashion, but simply speaking the truth, which they may not want to hear.

I can only pray that my love is expressed in the words I wrote.

Trish

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Greetings and welcome

Welcome to my blog. A place for me to muse about faith and life and share my thoughts and feelings and favourite recipes. Just a blog to express who I am in the Lord.

I will not avoid issues that may seem controversial such as headship, and I know I will step on peoples toes, but I do not see that as my problem. My faith is my faith, and the word of God is the word of God..

Feel free to comment but please do so in the love of Christ and do not use me as a guide for I am not perfect.

This is also my first post so please bear with me as I learn as I go.

Blessings to you.

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