Why is Forgiveness Important

By Michael Smith Kia ora, Elevate whanau. My name is Michael for those who don’t know me, and I’ve been involved in supporting people with disabilities since 2015. I hope you are all doing well. I’m talking about forgiveness. In the parable of the unmerciful servant, Jesus said to Peter to forgive a brother/sister 77 […]

Loving Yourself and Others – Part 2

By Michael Smith In my last devotion I talked about connecting with God, and now I want to talk about connecting with others. What came to my mind when I thought about connecting with others was my men’s group, my recovery group, and my Church, and each of these groups have played a positive impact […]

Loving God – Part 1

By Michael Smith Today, I want to share some thoughts around connecting with God. Luke 10:27 in the NIV says “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.”   There are a few ways that we can do this. The […]

The Curtain is Torn!

By Kevin Park Don’t we love connecting with people? I do. I love connecting with people because I receive encouragement from them and I give encouragement. It also gives me a sense that I’m not alone. Because of our fast-paced culture, people may forget the importance of meeting others and carry on doing their tasks […]

Connecting to Jesus

By Jean Griffiths I have heard from people that on waking they must have their first cup of coffee before they can start the day. That zap of caffeine is what seems to connect them to become fully awake. No doubt while they’re having that stimulus, they turn on their devices to connect to the […]

Faith Journey

By Jean Griffith I gaze at my “Steps”, yet again. What a wonderful way to meditate on the journey God has for me. I have this beautiful glass sculpture representing a flight of steps which has much significance to me. This piece stands at 180mm x 110mm. It has 17 steps curving upwards. It starts […]

Spirit of Power, Love and a Sound Mind

Spirit of Power, Love and a Sound Mind By Teremoana and Aukilani Va’a Teremoana Today we are doing the devotion and we are going to be using the example of a tree. People often look at trees for their beauty. However, trees are important in a number of ways. Trees are used to represent life […]

Meditate on the Glory of God

Meditate on the Glory of God  By Margaret Thomson   “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”  Psalm 19:1 This is a true revelation of God’s glory that displays His power, creativity, artistry, mercy, and wisdom, among other things. Meditating regularly on the words and works of God […]

I Will Not Be Shaken

I Will Not Be Shaken By Cherry Lewis  “Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” – Psalms 16: 8  Have you ever worried because you have failed? done the wrong thing, thought wrongly about someone, omitted to do something, and then regretted it?    Once you have confessed these things to […]