Some Food for Thought about Fasting #ENfast2018

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This is a BIG week as our Every Nation family around the world joins together for our annual global week of Prayer, Fasting and Consecration. #ENfast2018 

Our theme this year is IN CHRIST and we have loads of great resources to help you engage with God and His Word this week. Follow the daily devotional guide and videos via the website, and follow on all social media via hashtag #ENfast2018

If you are interested, buy (only £1 !) this short eBook I wrote about Fifteen inspiring and practical truths to help you get more from the powerful spiritual discipline of fasting” Available on Amazon here 

(All proceeds go towards Campus Ministry in Europe)


These Daily Devotionals are awesome!

I am so enjoying the daily devotionals that Ali is sending out for our 40 days of #GoCampus2017 prayer initiative! You can read today’s below, extracted from Mark Batterson’s Circle Maker, and you can get the rest of these too by signing up here for free,
Be inspired, strengthened and stretched and at the same time be used powerfully in prayer as we trust together “To share the amazing life-changing message of Jesus with more students than ever before” this next academic year.
Here’s today’s from Ali:

Job 12:8 “Speak to the earth, and it will teach you.”

One God-idea is worth more than a thousand good ideas.

At the turn of the twentieth century George Washington Carver helped solve an agricultural problem in the south of America. The problem was depleted soil from continuous cotton planting; the solution was the concept of crop rotation and he specifically encouraged the farmers to plant peanuts instead of cotton. This solved the soil problem but not the economy problem as there was no market for peanuts. Carver went back to God in his regular 4.00 am meetings, walking in the woods and asking Him to reveal the mysteries of nature. Job 12:7-8 was one of the most circled promises in his Bible.

Job 12:7-8
But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.

God answered his prayer. Carver is famous for discovering more than three hundred uses for the peanut. The genesis of those revelations was a conversation with God who gave scientific insight and revelation which led to the discovery of all these uses of the peanut. These discoveries were not good ideas they were God ideas. Good ideas are good, but only God-ideas change the course of history.

Like with Carver, God ideas are given when we spend time in God’s presence and allow Him to reveal His plans and revelations to us. Prayer is the difference between the best we can do and the best God can do. In these instances the Holy Spirit will do the heavy lifting and will reveal things that can only be discovered in the presence of God, giving us God ideas for our ministry, family, business and for our lives. When we come into the presence of God, we also get perspective of our problems and it allows us to see that God is bigger than our problems.

How big is your God? Is He big enough to heal your marriage or heal your child? Is He bigger than negative evaluation or a bad result or your worst sin, greatest fear or biggest dream? If He is bigger than all of those things, then pray like it.

One God-idea is worth more than a thousand good ideas.

  • Pray for creative God solutions for all areas of our lives, on our uni campuses and in every sphere of society.
  • Pray for God to be present in all areas of our lives and not compartmentalised to the area of worship and religion.
  • Pray for an understanding how big God is and where we are positioned in Him and for us to exercise our God-given authority to walk in victory and bring Godly order in a chaotic world.

Thanks for praying with us for #GoCampus2017!

An awesome encounter in Krakow!

A week ago I was in Krakow Poland on the final day of our annual Every Nation Europe Leadership Summit, with 268 leaders from all across Europe and beyond attending. Wow, what a highlight! The spirit faith and hope was incredible and I came away super encouraged. God has done so much, and He can do it again!

Pastor Jim Laffoon encouraged us to “see what is (what God is doing) and not what was.” and I certainly see a change of the tide coming on the campuses and in the nations of Europe.

I did this Facebook live stream on the final evening here, and here are a few pictures to tell the story… GO EUROPE! (By the way, current plans are for the 2018 Europe conference to be in London, 13-15 April 2018! – save the date and be there!Continue reading “An awesome encounter in Krakow!”

When in Japan… some pics

Last week Ali and I went further east that we’ve ever been – to Japan! It’s my 37th nation visited, and we were there for our annual Every nation International Apostolic Team summit. I also had the privilege of speaking at our EN Tokyo church, and the Japan Leaders conference in Yokohama. I’ll let the pictures tell the story…

Some Food for Thought…on fasting!

This is a BIG week as our Every Nation family around the world joins together for our first ever annual global fast!#ENfast2017 Bottle-of-water-007

To help you get focused and inspired, I’ve compiled a collection of my thoughts about fasting from previous blog posts that I have done over the years. Hope they help!

  • Also, be sure of course to download Pastor Jim Laffoon’s Devotional Guide for the week on “Knowing God” here
  • Follow your Every Nation spiritual family around the world via #ENfast2017

If you are interested, buy (only £1 !) this short eBook I wrote about “Fifteen inspiring and practical truths to help you get more from the powerful spiritual discipline of fasting” – on Amazon here

  (All proceeds go towards Campus Ministry in Europe) 


January @ Every Nation London

Here’s what on at Every Nation London this January for you…

“GET SET” – a preaching Series to help you position yourself for God’s GO for you in 2017

Every Nation Worldwide week of prayer & fasting – Mon 9- Fri 13th
As is our custom, we will again start this year with a week of prayer and fasting to commit ourselves to Christ and His cause. This year, however, our International Apostolic Team has led a new initiative whereby all our Every Nation churches from over 70 nations around the world will be fasting and praying together in the same week! #ENfast2017

Three actions for all of us:

  1. Choose your fast: When? From What?
  2. Download the Devotional Prayer Guide for the week here.
  3. Try to attend the church prayer meetings at The Hub that week as follows:
    • For Women only – On Thursday 12th, 19.30 – 21.00
    • For Men only – On Friday 13th, 19.30 – 21.00
    • (Stratford & Slough on different dates)

2017 All Leaders Day, Sat 21st – Leaders, have you registered for this annual highlight event yet? Register here. (If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please speak to any of our staff to see if this is for you).

The Follow Course: Your opportunity to grow in knowing God and to strengthen your faith. Note the start of the next courses: (For Slough and Stratford congregations see here)

Connect Groups – these launch from Sunday 15th – Find one near you here.

Vision Focus Sunday – 29th – God’s got some great plans for us in 2017!


My New Series on TBNUK TV

My new “The Art of Loving Well” series called “How to Experience the Prodigal Love of God” premieres on TBN UK TV this Weekend from Friday 6 Jan!

When: Fridays 20.30 UK time, and repeated on Saturdays 15.30, for 8 weeks.

What’s it about: “How to Experience the Prodigal Love of God” is an exciting journey of 8 episodes following a man who one day made a life-changing decision when he decided “I will go back to my father” – join the journey and experience the Fathers extravagant love for yourself! It’s time for your restoration!

How to watch: In the UK on On FREEVIEW CHANNEL 65 / SKY CHANNEL 582

Anywhere in the world: Oline at

screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-11-11-54And yes, I’m probably the first to preach barefoot in the TBN studio… but only from episode 7…


You can view the previousThe Art of Loving Well series via the TNB UK website On Demand service, which only requires a simple registration here. 

  • Series One: “DateTalk” – For all non-marrieds of how to do relationships well (6 episodes)
  • Series Two: “Changing your Relational Climate” – 7 key Relational skills that will cause flourishing n your relational environment. (8 Episodes)