Your ‘Life Sentence’

'Good people live right...' Proverbs 20:7 CEVEventually your life will be summarised in a single sentence. What will your 'life sentence' be? If you live intentionally, people at your funeral won't be left to wonder. Will you get it all exactly right? No. But, 'Good people live right, and God blesses the children who follow ...Read More

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Treasure Your Family

'...Thus shall the man be blessed...' Psalm 128:4 NKJVIf you're nice to outsiders but not to your own family, you have a problem that needs addressing. So read this: 'The children were loud, cranky, impossible. I was tired and fed up... I decided...to run away from it all and have a day just for me...a ...Read More

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Reprogramme Your Mind

'...Let God transform...the way you think...' Romans 12:2 NLT Behind everything you do, there's a thought! So if you're serious about changing your life, you must change how you think. That's not easy, and it doesn't happen instantly. Picture yourself in a boat with the automatic pilot set to go in a certain direction, then ...Read More

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Insights into Ageing (5)

'The fear of the Lord adds length to life...' Proverbs 10:27 NIVOur culture venerates rock stars and sports figures, yet often marginalises its most knowledgeable and seasoned people. How foolish! As God's family we should treat one another according to His values. Consider how He wants us to regard our aged. First, we must honour ...Read More

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Insights into Ageing (4)

'The fear of the Lord adds length to life...' Proverbs 10:27 NIVDon't let fear dominate your later years. Don't let life's 'unknowables', such as finances, health, loneliness, loss of friends and family members, get you down. The Bible says, '...You do not know the path of the wind...how bones are formed in the womb...you do ...Read More

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Insights into Ageing (3)

'The fear of the Lord adds length to life...' Proverbs 10:27 NIVAgeing well requires that you stay flexible. The Bible says, '...Clouds always bring rain; trees always stay wherever they fall. If you worry about the weather and don't plant seeds, you won't harvest a crop.' (Ecclesiastes 11:3-4 CEV) Certain things are inevitable in life. ...Read More

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Insights into Ageing (2)

'The fear of the Lord adds length to life...' Proverbs 10:27 NIVThe secret of ageing well is staying young at heart, staying close to God, and staying fully engaged with life. The mirror isn't your problem; how you see yourself is. Have you noticed how 'young' some older people are, and how 'old' their peers ...Read More

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Insights into Ageing (1)

'The fear of the Lord adds length to life...' Proverbs 10:27 NIVWhen asked about the benefits of living to be 100 years old, one centenarian smiled and said, 'There's very little peer pressure.' Thanks to medical science we're living to our eighties, nineties and beyond. But living longer means dealing with the realities of ageing. ...Read More

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Your Weakness

'...He knows how weak we are...' Psalm 103:14 NLTAny weakness you refuse to deal with will draw you towards the wrong things and set you up for defeat. To live victoriously you must recognise that, first, your weakness can emerge at any time. What you allow to take root will grow within you. What you ...Read More

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Have You Found Your Reason for Living?

'...but if it dies...' John 12:24 NKJVOne day a depressed woman jumped off a bridge into a river. Without thinking, a man standing nearby jumped in to save her. But 'our hero' suddenly remembered that he couldn't swim, so he started thrashing around and screaming for help! Hearing his cries, the depressed woman swam to ...Read More

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Living Unselfishly

'...lend, hoping for nothing in return...' Luke 6:35 NKJVIf you're serious about becoming like Jesus, pay careful attention to His words: '...just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise... love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great...' (Luke ...Read More

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Interact with This Devotional!

'...The words that I speak to you are...life.' John 6:63 NKJVDon't just read this devotional, interact with it. To get the most out of each day, find an insight and reflect on it; a nugget of truth you ponder throughout the day. Paul told Timothy, 'Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will ...Read More

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‘For Better or for Worse’

'...Having loved His own...He loved them to the end.' John 13:1 NKJVOn a busy morning, a nurse in the crowded emergency room seated an elderly gentleman who had come to have stitches removed from his hand. He said, 'I'm in a hurry, nurse. I have an appointment in an hour.' As the line of patients ...Read More

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