Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11
The whole course is exceptional very relevant to me. I have gone away with a lot to think about. I have learnt that I don't have just to cope and be so independent. God is good & loves me, even me!.... Read More...

Seeds of the Kingdom

There is always hope

by Diane Watson

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19, NIV

Where we live in Western Australia we can have up to 6 months without rain. The ground and landscape is a desert, dry and brown. The sheep on the hillside look the same colour as the land – dirty brown.

However, when the rains start to fall, within days the countryside changes from brown to green. While the land was dry and brown I wondered how anything could possibly survive and grow out of the dusty soil, but as the land is watered the grass seedlings which were there all along spring to life. It gives hope out of what seemed to be dry and barren.

Our God is a God of hope. When our lives seem dry and barren, God can bring life and hope when times seem hopeless. Nothing and no-one is forsaken.

Often it is said that the physical reflects the spiritual. We can learn so many lessons from God’s creation.

Prayer: Lord, Heavenly Father, help me to trust in You, even when my life may feel dry and barren. You are my hope and life; help me to allow those streams of living water to flow through me to bring life into my weary soul. In Jesus name, Amen.

Diane Watson is Deputy Centre Director of Ellel Pierrepont. Her husband Paul is Centre Director of Pierrepont and Regional Director of Australia Pacific and India. They have 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren. Diane had the vision for the first Australian Ellel Centre at Gilbulla, near Sydney, and was its Centre Director for the first 5 years.


Sign Up Now

Please feel free to use this devotional to send on to your friends or share with your church fellowship. Provided full acknowledgement is made to Seeds of the Kingdom as the source, you are also welcome to use it in a non-commercial way and reproduce it in magazines or other Christian websites. The copyright for any commercial use of the material remains with Ellel Ministries International.