Food for thought     30th March 09

Without God we cannot, without us God will not.


Inspired by Daily Bread


Like a toddler learning to walk, a parent is never discouraged seeing his son falls. They will never stop teaching their children to walk until they learn how to walk.

Same with our Father. He is never discouraged every time we fall. He is never discouraged with our progress, nor will He ever give up. The more difficult we find the process, the more care and kindness He expends.

When it seems that we don't know anything but to make mistakes, His grace is sufficient for all of it. Like a father seeing his son falls, He is picking us up every time we fall. He won't stop until we learn to walk towards Him.

"being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."- Philippians 1: 6

Even though you fall, you must try again. Our Father holds you by the hand.

God will help us when we cannot walk, and He will help us when we find it hard to walk, but He cannot help us if we will not walk.




Listen to.....
The Father's Love letter



The Lord is saying. I am with you. Do not be afraid to move forward. Don't you know that all my blessings are waiting for you to walk in to. Just a step of faith is all I ask. The rest will be easier, for I will meet you in your step of faith. Until then I wait. Because until you step, all of heaven is waiting with baited breath. I am able but I will not do it without you.


Walking with Jesus

Part 2

A thought produces an action produces a habit produces a character produces a destiny.

When the Holy Spirit inspires us to take certain steps it is vital to turn our thoughts into action.

Years ago when I was searching for the peace and joy I had lost through sin and disobedience, one truth was a great comfort to me. God would always show me the next step on my pathway back to His blessings. As I wrote in a song (see video spot) "Each step I take is paved with light….that you sent to guide me through the night… to bring me back to be by your side". He constantly assured me that whosoever wants to come into the blessings… matter how dark the place they have found themselves in, or how far they have journeyed from His side.…He will always give enough light to see the next step back. We might not always understand what lies beyond that step, but we will always know the next step. Sometimes we can only cope with one step at a time.

The minute we confess our sin as wrong, we are back in the light. But the effects from letting the devil in, can take longer to mend. Yes! our spirit is still in that incorruptible state but when we sin we give the enemy the chance to cause havoc to our physical, emotional and mental processes. Also when we come into bondage to the sin that we submit to, our habits change, and the pathway back to balance and freedom can take some time and determination. This process of being transformed by the renewing of our mind is undergone by our listening to God, heeding His word and constantly choosing to believe and to act out the right, loving way. This we have choose over what our emotions and flesh tells us to do, no matter how loud they shout. Each time we choose to walk in this light we become stronger ..... While ever we are taking steps of faith and love we can know that we are on an upward trend and things are going to get better. If we love today- we'll be stronger tomorrow.

Pro 4:18 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.


Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light .








I'm coming home

Written and sung by
Shirley Howitt

Alan Kirkham &Jan Howitt

Filmed by Bill Ross of
JR Television