Stay in Constant Contact with God

'...be persistent in your prayers...' Ephesians 6:18 NLTAndrew Murray wrote, 'Many Christians look upon it as a burden and a duty and a difficulty to get alone with God! That is the great hindrance to our Christian life everywhere.' God says, 'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great...things, which you ...Read More

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Pray about Everything

'...pray about everything...Tell God what you need...' Philippians 4:6 NLTThe four-year-old son of a missionary family in Africa spotted a picture of a little pink dinosaur in a magazine and set his heart on having one. His mum knew it was impossible (the magazine was three years old), but her son never doubted God would ...Read More

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Five life-changing questions

'Nothing can ever separate us from His love.' Romans 8:38 NLTPaul asks five life-changing questions you'd do well to think about: (1) 'If God is for us, who can ever be against us?' (Romans 8:31 NLT) The presence of God tilts the scales forever in our direction. Really, who can hurt us? (2) 'Since God ...Read More

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Stand on God’s Promises

'He always does exactly what He says.' 2 Corinthians 1:19 TLBEver had a friend break a promise? The cheque doesn't come, the repairman doesn't show up, your date doesn't call? Count on it, people will let you down. But God won't: 'He always does exactly what He says. He...fulfils all...[His] promises.' (2 Corinthians 1:19-20 TLB) ...Read More

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You’re on a Mission!

'Go! I am sending you.' Luke 10:3 NIVJesus sent His disciples out on a mission saying, 'Do not take a purse or bag...and do not greet anyone on the road.' (Luke 10:4 NIV) Observe three things He emphasised: (1) 'Do not take a purse' - no hoarding! God will bless the man or woman who ...Read More

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Your Trial Is Producing Maturity

'After you have suffered...God...will...establish you.' 1 Peter 5:10 NASStephanie Voiland writes: 'My friend...spent months job-hunting, and as leads failed to pan into pay-cheques she became discouraged. Yet...she refused to anaesthetise the waiting ache...She fasted from TV, believing God had given her this time to reflect on where she was headed. Through those agonising months God ...Read More

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Be Humble!

'...no...messenger [is] greater than the one who sent him.' John 13:16 NIVOne of the reasons God chose John the Baptist as Jesus' forerunner is because he was humble. He's introduced simply as a '...voice...crying in the wilderness' (Mark 1:3 NKJV), no pretentious preambles or highfalutin' titles. Many notable saints came before John, but Jesus said, ...Read More

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How’s Your Prayer Life?

'...it is time to seek the Lord...' Hosea 10:12 NKJVThe place of prayer is where you meet with God to be instructed, corrected, cleansed, loved, built up and prepared to do His will. It can be anywhere, but it must be somewhere! It can be anytime, but it must be a set time. Without prayer, ...Read More

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Your Heavenly Body

'...How are the dead raised? With what kind of body...?' 1 Corinthians 15:35 NIVEver wonder what your heavenly body will be like? The Bible gives us three answers to the questions, 'How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?' First, it speaks of anatomy: '...Men have one kind of flesh, ...Read More

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The Domino Effect of Praise (2)

'My mouth is filled with Your praise...all day long.' Psalm 71:8 NASIn 2007, after battling leukaemia, pianist/song-writer Roger Bennett died. He thought he was in remission but the disease returned with a vengeance. He wrote on his website: 'Our enemy stalks us exactly the way the Bible describes, as a roaring lion. He hides in ...Read More

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The Domino Effect of Praise (1)

'...I will praise You more and more.' Psalm 71:14 NLTDon't limit yourself to worshipping God in church. Be like the Psalmist: 'I will bless the Lord at all times...' (Psalm 34:1 NKJV) When you don't feel like praising God but you do it because you want to please Him, that's called '...the sacrifice of praise...' ...Read More

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