Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the footsteps of Jesus?
We had the absolute privilege of doing just that for 10 days after Easter with Dr Peter Walker who is a professor of biblical studies and a world expert on the Holy Land. He took us to many sites associated with Jesus’ ministry in Galilee and Jerusalem and masterfully uncovered layers of history to let us experience each contrasting area as Jesus and his disciples would have done 2,000 years ago.
As I was praying recently, I sensed the Lord show me a picture of a Walkers Crisp Packet – the brand was “Salt & Shake”. As I asked Him more about this, I felt the Holy Spirit begin to speak. I believe He took me through various stages associated with eating the crisps and began to speak a word over us as one church – particularly, The Belfrey in York and St Thomas’s in Newcastle. The stages were as follows:
Generosity is a key part of Christian discipleship and as we can see from this psalm, generosity is also a key feature of God’s character. As I said in the Friday Message last week, Emma and I have been blown away by the welcome we’ve received and that is, in no small part, due to the generosity of the church family here at the Belfrey.