Getting Along with Each Other (1)

'...be of one mind, united in thought and purpose...' 1 Corinthians 1:10 NLTIf you keep bailing out of relationships every time they hit troubled waters, get used to your own company-it's the only company you'll have! The best relationship you can hope for is an imperfect one you keep working on every day. Relationships can't ...Read More

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What Goes Around Comes Around

'...the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.' Proverbs 12:14 NASA lady was driving along a back road in stifling hot weather when she passed an elderly man attempting to fix a flat tyre. A woman alone can't be too careful; nevertheless, she hoped somebody would stop. When nobody did, she went back ...Read More

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Be Determined!

'Blessed is the man...whose confidence is in [God].' Jeremiah 17:7 NIVIt takes courage to be led by God. It's not easy to 'break the mould' and rise above the limits others place on you. When you do, you'll face disapproval. Jesus did. When the folks He grew up around said, 'Isn't this the carpenter's son?...' ...Read More

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Do You Love Children?

'...Let the little children come to Me...' Mark 10:14 NKJVMark records, 'They brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, "Let the little children come to Me."...And He took them up in ...Read More

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Tear Down Those Walls!

'...I will heal your wounds...' Jeremiah 30:17 AMPHave you built a wall around yourself, saying, 'No one can hurt me if I don't let anyone get close to me'? It won't work. The wall you've built to keep others out has you locked in. The Lord wants to be your protector, but He can't if ...Read More

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Learning to Focus on Jesus

'I have set the Lord always before me...' Psalm 16:8 NKJVFrank Laubach's life began to fall apart when his plans for the Maranao people of the Philippines were rejected. Then, after losing three children to malaria, his wife and remaining child moved away. In despair, Laubach climbed a mountain to seek God. He writes, 'My ...Read More

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Be a Barnabas (2)

'...Barnabas...encouraged them all...' Acts 11:22-23 NIVRonald Reagan earned the nickname 'The Great Communicator' because he was a gifted speaker. Earvin Johnson earned the nickname 'Magic' because of what he could do with a basketball. And Joseph of Cyprus earned the nickname 'Barnabas' because wherever he went he 'encouraged them all'. What a testimony! The Scripture ...Read More

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Be a Barnabas (1)

'...Barnabas...encouraged them all...' Acts 11:22-23 NIVOur talents should be used '...for the edification of the church...' (1 Corinthians 14:12 NKJV) The word 'edify' comes from an architectural term which means 'to fortify, construct, and build up'. Your gifts were designed by God to build others up. Only when you use them for that purpose will ...Read More

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God Will Not Forget His Promise to You

'I will remember My covenant...' Genesis 9:15 NIV The rain Noah experienced was a symbol of judgment. But after the flood God said, '...Never again...' (Genesis 9:15 NKJV) He told Noah, '...the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you... the waters shall never ...Read More

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Get Your Shaker Ready!

'You are the salt of the earth...' Matthew 5:13 AMPWe keep trying to find happiness the wrong way. We attempt to find it by getting instead of giving. Love must give; it's the nature of love to do so: 'live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us ...Read More

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Put God ‘First’ in All Things

'...I require your...firstfruits...' Ezekiel 20:40 AMPGod wants to be number one in your life! When He's not, things won't work out right for you. Instead of asking God to bless your agenda, ask Him to give you an agenda He can bless. Jesus was able to say yes to one thing and no to another ...Read More

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Identify the Source

'We are not wrestling with flesh and blood...' Ephesians 6:12 AMPSatan uses people and circumstances, but they are not our real enemy-he is. He works through people and circumstances, then delights in watching us react without ever realising that he is the source. When Satan used Peter to try to prevent Jesus from going to ...Read More

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‘At Ease’

'I will walk at liberty and at ease...' Psalm 119:45 AMPIn life, 'it's always something'. When you solve one problem, another is waiting to take its place. Jesus said, 'These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, ...Read More

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