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Welcome This Change!

‘The things that are unseen are eternal.’ 2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV We enjoy the blessings of change, but not the process of change. We’re creatures of habit. We form our habits, and our habits form us. Then we start to see things exclusively from our own perspective. And when that happens—we stagnate. The truth is, …Read More

If You Persist You’ll Win

‘We never give up.’ 2 Corinthians 4:8 CEV Before you quit and walk away, read the story of how Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in just fifty-two days: First, he sought God’s help. ‘We prayed to our God.’ (Nehemiah 4:9 NIV) Second, he protected his vision. ‘And posted a guard day and night to …Read More

Don’t Rush To Judgment

‘Do not make hasty or premature judgments.’ 1 Corinthians 4:5 AMPC Prejudice—is pre-judging. It makes you see those who don’t endorse what you believe as enemies. You attribute commendable qualities to the circle you move in, and negative ones to those outside it. That’s not what Jesus did. He befriended and fellowshipped with sinners and …Read More

You Have The Power—Use It!

‘I pray that out of His glorious riches, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.’ Ephesians 3:16 NIV Until you realise the power of God that’s within you, you won’t use it. One of the greatest healing forces in the world is God’s Word, and it’s at your fingertips! …Read More

Try To Make Peace

‘If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.’ Romans 12:18 NIV Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.’ (Matthew 5:9 NKJV) Notice, God promised to bless peacemakers, not peace lovers. There’s a difference. Peacemakers pay the price; peace lovers …Read More

The Comparison Trap (2)

‘When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they lack wisdom.’ 2 Corinthians 10:12 AMP If you’ve lost your joy in serving the Lord, maybe it’s because you’re comparing yourself to others and trying to be like them. Paul said, ‘Do your own work well… don’t compare yourself.’ (Galatians 6:4 CEV) Paul …Read More

The Comparison Trap (1)

‘Don’t compare yourself.’ Galatians 6:4 CEV Nothing will destroy your peace of mind faster than comparing. It shows a lack of understanding and makes you ‘behave unwisely’. (2 Corinthians 10:12 AMPC) Cain measured himself against his brother Abel, and it ended in murder. When the disciples compared notes to see who among them would suffer …Read More

The Way Up Is Down

‘He took the humble position.’ Philippians 2:7 NLT Jerusalem was surrounded by walls, and one of the ways into it was through Valley Gate. When Nehemiah rebuilt the walls, we’re told: ‘The people… rebuilt Valley Gate.’ (Nehemiah 3:13 CEV) In the Christian life there has to be a place for both ‘mountaintop experiences’ and ‘valley …Read More

Relationships and Reflections

‘Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord.’ 2 Peter 3:18 KJV There are two things that help determine personal growth: (1) Your relationships. The Bible says, ‘Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?’ (Amos 3:3 NLT) The company you keep will lift you, level you, or lower you. A …Read More

Let God Be Seen—Not You

‘Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them.’ Matthew 6:1 AMPC Jesus reserved His harshest condemnation for those who did good deeds ‘in order to be seen’. He flipped on the spotlight and exposed every self-righteous mole and pimple. He called them hypocrites, the …Read More

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