The other day my husband Peter and I read the Gospel of John together. When we read a Bible text we usually talk about it; if we have seen something special, if God has spoken to us or if we have any questions about it. This time I was reminded that we have within us… Read More Wait upon God. Inblick 2021:12. Vänta på Gud.
In English, på svenska, en français. Jesus explains God. Does this in itself mean that God is fully explicable, or comprehensible? Does that mean He has come down to our level? Yes, He has come down to our level, to meet with us. But at the same time He has taken us up to His… Read More I am. Jag är. Je suis.
If you have a plan for physical exercise, how much more should you have a plan for practicing godliness? Also, if you check off your weekly physical exercise schedule, how much more important is it to tick off your God-fearing exercise schedule? Or, of course, the essential thing is that you practice the fear of… Read More Train yourself for godliness. Öva dig i Gudsfruktan.
If you feel that you lack courage and a darkness is trying to both push you down and keep you down, then you should know that it is not from God. It’s probably an evil spirit trying to make life miserable for you. The Bible says that we should resist the evil one standing fast… Read More Do not be discouraged. Var inte modlös.
Jesus says in the Gospels ”Love your neighbor as yourself”. To be able to do this selflessly, I have to start by loving myself. Otherwise it will be difficult to love someone like myself, that is, if I despise or hate myself. But the law actually requires that I first love God out of all… Read More Love yourself. Älska dig själv.
Click here to read the previous poem and here to get to the Poem page. I can choose topull up the blindtowards the sky, and see clearlybehold, the bright morning stargo up, in my heart The God of heaven existswhether I believe it or notit’s my choiceto partake of the lightto clear the blind The… Read More Pull up the blind. Dra upp persiennen.
Sweden released Norway and then they discovered the oil, but the Norwegians have always gone for a “walk about” on their mountains. The oil had slid through our fingers, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all of the Swedish people have now started to walk, just like them. All of us Swedes go out and… Read More We go over dewy hills, lalala! Inblick 2021:7. Vi gå över daggstänkta berg, fallera!
In English, på svenska, en français. Before Christ, in the chronology of my life, I followed my human impulses, letting my body’s desires and my own thoughts guide me. As a Christian, I am called to live worthy of the high calling I have received, like all of us who belong to the light. In… Read More How to live? Hur lever man? Comment vivre ?
Click here to read the previous post in the series. How do we humans really dare to sleep? We have no control and are completely defenseless. Who really dares to go to bed? We are completely helpless, where we are as in another world. Yes, we are in another dimension, it is clear and obvious.… Read More What happens when we sleep? Vad händer när vi sover?
In English, på svenska, en français. With life at stake, sticking to someone or something. Like swearing allegiance to their God. Do you do that in today’s society? A sister in the Lord mentioned that someone in the faith movement had asked her to swear allegiance to her congregation. She had firmly replied that she… Read More Pledge your allegiance. Svär trohet. Prêtez allégeance.