Peter Horrobin

International Director of Ellel Ministries

April 30, 2015
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Show Me Your Ways, Lord.

Psalm 25:4-5, NIV
“Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”

I recently visited the bridge of a ship and listened to the captain explaining the intricacies of navigation. Ultimately, however, the safe passage of the ship did not only depend on the navigators who plotted the course of the ship through the seas, but also on the crew who were responsible for acting on the information supplied by the navigators. Obedience to the instructions was the absolute key to the safety of the vessel and to reaching the ship’s expected destination.

In our Scripture for today we are encouraged to come to the Lord for his navigational instructions – we want to know what path He has set out before us for the next season of our lives. Without His guidance we will always finish up a long way away from His best plan for the direction of our lives.

But, and this is a big BUT, we may know exactly what the Lord would have us do, but if we choose not to follow His navigational instructions, then we will soon be in trouble and make a shipwreck of our lives. After making an amazing cross-Atlantic voyage in his ship Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus and his key crew members were exhausted and in need of sleep. They left the ship in charge of a young boy, but he did not follow his instructions and, as a result, the ship foundered on a sandbank and was lost!

We cannot afford to allow anyone other than the Lord to be the navigator who shows us the direction we need to go. And we cannot allow anyone else to take control of our lives and take us to places God never intended for us. Learning to always trust Him and to always be obedient to His directions is the ultimate key to having the blessing of God on each and every area of our lives.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that you rejoice to be the navigator of our lives. Help me, Lord, to not only listen to Your voice but to obey Your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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April 30, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Show Me Your Ways, Lord.

Psalm 25:4-5, NIV
“Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”

I recently visited the bridge of a ship and listened to the captain explaining the intricacies of navigation. Ultimately, however, the safe passage of the ship did not only depend on the navigators who plotted the course of the ship through the seas, but also on the crew who were responsible for acting on the information supplied by the navigators. Obedience to the instructions was the absolute key to the safety of the vessel and to reaching the ship’s expected destination.

In our Scripture for today we are encouraged to come to the Lord for his navigational instructions – we want to know what path He has set out before us for the next season of our lives. Without His guidance we will always finish up a long way away from His best plan for the direction of our lives.

But, and this is a big BUT, we may know exactly what the Lord would have us do, but if we choose not to follow His navigational instructions, then we will soon be in trouble and make a shipwreck of our lives. After making an amazing cross-Atlantic voyage in his ship Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus and his key crew members were exhausted and in need of sleep. They left the ship in charge of a young boy, but he did not follow his instructions and, as a result, the ship foundered on a sandbank and was lost!

We cannot afford to allow anyone other than the Lord to be the navigator who shows us the direction we need to go. And we cannot allow anyone else to take control of our lives and take us to places God never intended for us. Learning to always trust Him and to always be obedient to His directions is the ultimate key to having the blessing of God on each and every area of our lives.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that you rejoice to be the navigator of our lives. Help me, Lord, to not only listen to Your voice but to obey Your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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April 30, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Show Me Your Ways, Lord.

Psalm 25:4-5, NIV
“Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”

I recently visited the bridge of a ship and listened to the captain explaining the intricacies of navigation. Ultimately, however, the safe passage of the ship did not only depend on the navigators who plotted the course of the ship through the seas, but also on the crew who were responsible for acting on the information supplied by the navigators. Obedience to the instructions was the absolute key to the safety of the vessel and to reaching the ship’s expected destination.

In our Scripture for today we are encouraged to come to the Lord for his navigational instructions – we want to know what path He has set out before us for the next season of our lives. Without His guidance we will always finish up a long way away from His best plan for the direction of our lives.

But, and this is a big BUT, we may know exactly what the Lord would have us do, but if we choose not to follow His navigational instructions, then we will soon be in trouble and make a shipwreck of our lives. After making an amazing cross-Atlantic voyage in his ship Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus and his key crew members were exhausted and in need of sleep. They left the ship in charge of a young boy, but he did not follow his instructions and, as a result, the ship foundered on a sandbank and was lost!

We cannot afford to allow anyone other than the Lord to be the navigator who shows us the direction we need to go. And we cannot allow anyone else to take control of our lives and take us to places God never intended for us. Learning to always trust Him and to always be obedient to His directions is the ultimate key to having the blessing of God on each and every area of our lives.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that you rejoice to be the navigator of our lives. Help me, Lord, to not only listen to Your voice but to obey Your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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April 30, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Show Me Your Ways, Lord.

Psalm 25:4-5, NIV
“Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”

I recently visited the bridge of a ship and listened to the captain explaining the intricacies of navigation. Ultimately, however, the safe passage of the ship did not only depend on the navigators who plotted the course of the ship through the seas, but also on the crew who were responsible for acting on the information supplied by the navigators. Obedience to the instructions was the absolute key to the safety of the vessel and to reaching the ship’s expected destination.

In our Scripture for today we are encouraged to come to the Lord for his navigational instructions – we want to know what path He has set out before us for the next season of our lives. Without His guidance we will always finish up a long way away from His best plan for the direction of our lives.

But, and this is a big BUT, we may know exactly what the Lord would have us do, but if we choose not to follow His navigational instructions, then we will soon be in trouble and make a shipwreck of our lives. After making an amazing cross-Atlantic voyage in his ship Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus and his key crew members were exhausted and in need of sleep. They left the ship in charge of a young boy, but he did not follow his instructions and, as a result, the ship foundered on a sandbank and was lost!

We cannot afford to allow anyone other than the Lord to be the navigator who shows us the direction we need to go. And we cannot allow anyone else to take control of our lives and take us to places God never intended for us. Learning to always trust Him and to always be obedient to His directions is the ultimate key to having the blessing of God on each and every area of our lives.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that you rejoice to be the navigator of our lives. Help me, Lord, to not only listen to Your voice but to obey Your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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April 30, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Show Me Your Ways, Lord.

Psalm 25:4-5, NIV
“Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”

I recently visited the bridge of a ship and listened to the captain explaining the intricacies of navigation. Ultimately, however, the safe passage of the ship did not only depend on the navigators who plotted the course of the ship through the seas, but also on the crew who were responsible for acting on the information supplied by the navigators. Obedience to the instructions was the absolute key to the safety of the vessel and to reaching the ship’s expected destination.

In our Scripture for today we are encouraged to come to the Lord for his navigational instructions – we want to know what path He has set out before us for the next season of our lives. Without His guidance we will always finish up a long way away from His best plan for the direction of our lives.

But, and this is a big BUT, we may know exactly what the Lord would have us do, but if we choose not to follow His navigational instructions, then we will soon be in trouble and make a shipwreck of our lives. After making an amazing cross-Atlantic voyage in his ship Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus and his key crew members were exhausted and in need of sleep. They left the ship in charge of a young boy, but he did not follow his instructions and, as a result, the ship foundered on a sandbank and was lost!

We cannot afford to allow anyone other than the Lord to be the navigator who shows us the direction we need to go. And we cannot allow anyone else to take control of our lives and take us to places God never intended for us. Learning to always trust Him and to always be obedient to His directions is the ultimate key to having the blessing of God on each and every area of our lives.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that you rejoice to be the navigator of our lives. Help me, Lord, to not only listen to Your voice but to obey Your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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April 30, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Show Me Your Ways, Lord.

Psalm 25:4-5, NIV
“Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”

I recently visited the bridge of a ship and listened to the captain explaining the intricacies of navigation. Ultimately, however, the safe passage of the ship did not only depend on the navigators who plotted the course of the ship through the seas, but also on the crew who were responsible for acting on the information supplied by the navigators. Obedience to the instructions was the absolute key to the safety of the vessel and to reaching the ship’s expected destination.

In our Scripture for today we are encouraged to come to the Lord for his navigational instructions – we want to know what path He has set out before us for the next season of our lives. Without His guidance we will always finish up a long way away from His best plan for the direction of our lives.

But, and this is a big BUT, we may know exactly what the Lord would have us do, but if we choose not to follow His navigational instructions, then we will soon be in trouble and make a shipwreck of our lives. After making an amazing cross-Atlantic voyage in his ship Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus and his key crew members were exhausted and in need of sleep. They left the ship in charge of a young boy, but he did not follow his instructions and, as a result, the ship foundered on a sandbank and was lost!

We cannot afford to allow anyone other than the Lord to be the navigator who shows us the direction we need to go. And we cannot allow anyone else to take control of our lives and take us to places God never intended for us. Learning to always trust Him and to always be obedient to His directions is the ultimate key to having the blessing of God on each and every area of our lives.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that you rejoice to be the navigator of our lives. Help me, Lord, to not only listen to Your voice but to obey Your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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April 30, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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Show Me Your Ways, Lord.

Psalm 25:4-5, NIV
“Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”

I recently visited the bridge of a ship and listened to the captain explaining the intricacies of navigation. Ultimately, however, the safe passage of the ship did not only depend on the navigators who plotted the course of the ship through the seas, but also on the crew who were responsible for acting on the information supplied by the navigators. Obedience to the instructions was the absolute key to the safety of the vessel and to reaching the ship’s expected destination.

In our Scripture for today we are encouraged to come to the Lord for his navigational instructions – we want to know what path He has set out before us for the next season of our lives. Without His guidance we will always finish up a long way away from His best plan for the direction of our lives.

But, and this is a big BUT, we may know exactly what the Lord would have us do, but if we choose not to follow His navigational instructions, then we will soon be in trouble and make a shipwreck of our lives. After making an amazing cross-Atlantic voyage in his ship Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus and his key crew members were exhausted and in need of sleep. They left the ship in charge of a young boy, but he did not follow his instructions and, as a result, the ship foundered on a sandbank and was lost!

We cannot afford to allow anyone other than the Lord to be the navigator who shows us the direction we need to go. And we cannot allow anyone else to take control of our lives and take us to places God never intended for us. Learning to always trust Him and to always be obedient to His directions is the ultimate key to having the blessing of God on each and every area of our lives.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that you rejoice to be the navigator of our lives. Help me, Lord, to not only listen to Your voice but to obey Your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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April 29, 2015
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Giants of Distraction

Philippians 3:13-14, NIV
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

How do we remain single-minded towards Him in order to fulfil His vision for our lives? You can be sure there’ll be things in our journey which will try to stop us in our tracks and prevent us fulfilling the calling God’s placed on our lives. Maybe the biggest temptation we’ll have isn’t demonic power or the difficulty of our assignment – it’s distraction.

When David was at the point of crisis concerning the battle with Goliath he was tempted to be distracted by a giant of inferiority which came in the shape of his brothers’ accusations. “We know you David, we were raised with you. You’re the family RUNT. You’re the sheep keeper”. Actually the verbal tirade which came out of Eliab’s mouth illustrated what Jesus taught us: ‘out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.’ It was Eliab’s heart which was sinful, not David’s. Don’t allow yourself to be moved by what people think or say. Don’t listen to those who’re trying to make you feel inferior. Rejoice because of what God knows and says to you.

Saul was threatened by David’s courage and vision. Today insecure leaders are threatened, embarrassed and intimidated by passionate, radical, sold out followers of Jesus Christ, especially if they’re willing to risk their very lives. Jealousy destroys ministries, and destroys relationship with God. Don’t bow to the giant of tradition. “David, you can’t go out dressed like that! You need to fight Goliath the traditional way”. Saul’s armour wasn’t going to work for David. He resisted the pressure to conform. Instead he used the gifts, talents and experience that were uniquely his.

Finally the giant of general consensus can try to stop us in our calling. This was the last giant David refused to give in to. The majority aren’t always right. It takes a lot of courage to stand against the crowd mentality. Fear not. Go in God’s name. Why hadn’t the Philistines over-run Saul and his army? They were afraid of the Israelites and their God! The only thing they could do is what most bullies do, and that is: taunt and belittle their opponents (which they did for forty days).

However David knew who he was and whom he served. David’s crowd didn’t believe he could do it. Saul didn’t believe, neither did Goliath. Let your faith fight for you and bring into reality what God has called you to do. Don’t let the giant of fear of failure or ‘God won’t do it for me’ stand in your way.

What is the giant that would hold you back from the purposes of God in your life? David had patience, faith, wisdom and confidence. He was incredibly confident in his God. He chose for himself – stones.

Your life is too precious to leave in the hands of someone else. Let God deal directly with you. Do what He says and stay focussed. Go into the holy of holies on a regular basis. Hear from God for yourself. God spends a lot of time preparing us for greatness. Work with Him and don’t let the giants overcome you.

Prayer: Father God, I want to repent for giving into the giants of distraction in my life. Please help me grasp the truth that I can completely trust Jesus and know You’ll equip me with everything good for doing Your will. Thank You, Lord, that You’ll work in us what’s pleasing to You, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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April 14, 2015
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God’s Treasure Key!

Isaiah 33:6, NIV
“He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.”

The UK is currently in the middle of an election campaign. The Government has been dissolved and in a few weeks time the will of the people will determine which party will form the next Government and who will be Prime Minister. Right now everyone is being besieged with claims from all the parties as to why people will be much better off if they vote for them. The primary issue all the parties are focussing on is how they can give you the keys to a better, more successful and richer way of life.

Unfortunately, I haven’t yet heard any of the parties telling the electorate what the real key is to being in possession of the richest of treasure stores. And, to be honest, in these days, I don’t expect any of them to be telling people that the fear of the Lord is the key that will open the treasure houses of Heaven!

Our nation, and the whole world, has fallen a very long way from his ideal for the United Nations, publicly expressed by President Truman in 1945, when he said, “I humbly pray, Almighty God, in the words of King Solomon, ‘Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart.’” When he addressed the very first meeting of delegates to the embryonic United Nations, he prayed, “We beseech our Almighty God to guide us.” In 1950 President Hoover proposed that the United Nations should be “a moral and spiritual cooperation of God-fearing free nations, rejecting an atheistic other world.”

Today we are living in a broken world that is suffering the increasing consequences of our leaders having dismissed the fear of the Lord as having any relevance to their political campaigns or to real God-inspired prosperity. In turning their backs on God’s Word, they are denying the people access to the “rich store of salvation, wisdom and knowledge” that is available at the turn of a key – the key of the fear of the Lord.

But that does not prevent God’s people from individually turning that very special key in their own lives, and living a life which is inspired by Holy fear of a Holy God. There is a wealth of hidden treasure waiting to be discovered – and we don’t need a metal detector, just a humble and submissive heart. When real treasure seekers turn that very special key they will discover immeasurable, eternal riches!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the amazing treasure You have provided for all those who choose to love and serve You with a humble heart. Help me, Lord, to deal with my self-seeking pride, enthrone You as King of my life and value the real treasures that you offer Your people more highly than anything else this world as to offer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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April 14, 2015
by Seeds of the Kingdom
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God’s Treasure Key!

Isaiah 33:6, NIV
“He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.”

The UK is currently in the middle of an election campaign. The Government has been dissolved and in a few weeks time the will of the people will determine which party will form the next Government and who will be Prime Minister. Right now everyone is being besieged with claims from all the parties as to why people will be much better off if they vote for them. The primary issue all the parties are focussing on is how they can give you the keys to a better, more successful and richer way of life.

Unfortunately, I haven’t yet heard any of the parties telling the electorate what the real key is to being in possession of the richest of treasure stores. And, to be honest, in these days, I don’t expect any of them to be telling people that the fear of the Lord is the key that will open the treasure houses of Heaven!

Our nation, and the whole world, has fallen a very long way from his ideal for the United Nations, publicly expressed by President Truman in 1945, when he said, “I humbly pray, Almighty God, in the words of King Solomon, ‘Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart.’” When he addressed the very first meeting of delegates to the embryonic United Nations, he prayed, “We beseech our Almighty God to guide us.” In 1950 President Hoover proposed that the United Nations should be “a moral and spiritual cooperation of God-fearing free nations, rejecting an atheistic other world.”

Today we are living in a broken world that is suffering the increasing consequences of our leaders having dismissed the fear of the Lord as having any relevance to their political campaigns or to real God-inspired prosperity. In turning their backs on God’s Word, they are denying the people access to the “rich store of salvation, wisdom and knowledge” that is available at the turn of a key – the key of the fear of the Lord.

But that does not prevent God’s people from individually turning that very special key in their own lives, and living a life which is inspired by Holy fear of a Holy God. There is a wealth of hidden treasure waiting to be discovered – and we don’t need a metal detector, just a humble and submissive heart. When real treasure seekers turn that very special key they will discover immeasurable, eternal riches!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the amazing treasure You have provided for all those who choose to love and serve You with a humble heart. Help me, Lord, to deal with my self-seeking pride, enthrone You as King of my life and value the real treasures that you offer Your people more highly than anything else this world as to offer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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