Hello, I am Jonathan Brain the author of this site.

I have been a disciple of Jesus Christ since childhood and was baptised in my mid-twenties.

I have had my spells of getting the wrong idea, dotting the t's and crossing the i's, but God is faithful.

Through church contacts I heard this domain was about to become available, thought it might be useful, so got hold of it. No plan as such, did not want a blog or something about myself, wanted to glorify Jesus - there is an old song which says 'What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus'. Found the logo, spotted the introductory blessing, added a couple of passages from the Bible and that formed an 'Under Construction' page until I had time to make better use of it. At church some sheets containing 'declarations' were being passed around, so based on those I added the 'declaration' pages, tried to use my own words where possible together with Bible references from a mix/match of various English translations.

Not on my wavelength?

There is a God in Heaven to whom I must give account. Jesus promised "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you" (Matthew 7:7). Turn yourself in the direction of Jesus. Make level paths for your feet, so that the damaged may not be destroyed, but rather restored (Hebrews 12:13).

Going nowhere fast? Don't worry, keep going in his direction - God is faithful.

Going in leaps and bounds? Don't be proud - give honour where honour is due.

Can't pray? Don't worry. There is an old song with the words 'a little talk with Jesus makes it right'. Jesus taught his disciples saying "When you pray do not babble on with fancy words hoping to gain bounty points, your heavenly Father knows what you need before you ask him" (Matthew 6:7), "Your heavenly father knows all you need" (Matthew 6:32), "Your heavenly father delights to give good gifts to those who ask him" (Matthew 7:11).

Don't have what it takes? Don't worry. Jesus taught that the most important command is to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" (Mark 12:30). He is not asking you to find something you don't have or to try to emulate someone else. He asks "What do you have?" (Mark 6:38a), "What are you capable of?" (Matthew 25:15).

Got a debt you can't pay? Take the gift, your working days are over (Romans 4:4-5)!

You can contact me here.