Anonymous, but Indispensable

'...parts...that seem...least important are...most necessary.' 1 Corinthians 12:22 NLT In his book Encourage Me, Charles Swindoll asks the following questions: 'Who taught Martin Luther his theology and inspired his translation of the New Testament? Who visited Dwight L. Moody at a shoe store and spoke to him about Christ?... Who financed William Carey's ministry in ...Read More

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It’s Time to Move On!

'Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea.' Exodus 15:4 NKJV For 400 years the Egyptians had enslaved the Israelites. Then just when they thought they'd escaped Pharaoh, he showed up at the Red Sea. And that's when God intervened, causing them to sing, 'Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast ...Read More

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Hold Steady and Let God Work

'...our light affliction...is working for us...' 2 Corinthians 4:17 NKJVThere are times in your life when everything you attempt to do will seem to go wrong. Your faith may be strong and your commitment deep, yet adversity will come knocking on your door. In such times, the power of prayer will strengthen and stabilise you. ...Read More

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The Story of George McCluskey

'...Pour out your heart...for...your...children...' Lamentations 2:19 NKJVWhen George McCluskey started a family, he decided to invest one hour every day in prayer because he wanted his children to follow Christ. Then he expanded his prayers to include his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Every day between 11am and noon he prayed for the next three generations. As ...Read More

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You’ll Win!

'To the Lord I cry aloud, and He answers me...' Psalm 3:4 NIVRegardless of when or why you stumbled, God wants to pick you up and put you back on your feet. People who have never experienced failure usually don't accomplish much. There's a certain security in playing it safe. Nothing's lost, but nothing's won. ...Read More

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Looking Forward to Better Days

'I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord...' Psalm 27:13 NIVWhen a player begins to score, the opposing team assigns their best players to block him. So the attack you're experiencing right now could be an indication of your value to God. Paul wrote, 'I have...been in danger from ...Read More

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Don’t Worry, You Will Have Enough!

'My God shall supply all your need...' Philippians 4:19 NKJVAre you afraid you won't have enough to meet your needs? Let's read the story of the feeding of the 5000 and observe three things about the disciples. First, they tried to escape the problem. They told Jesus, 'Send them away, that they may go...and buy ...Read More

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Knowing Where You Stand with God

'But Christ gave Himself...one sacrifice for all time.' Hebrews 10:12 TLBNotice how God dealt with sin in the Old Testament. The priest took a lamb, shed its blood and offered it on the altar. As the sacrificial smoke went up, the priest would sprinkle the ashes on the ground, then stand on them. At that ...Read More

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You Can Get Beyond the Past

'...you shall remember it as waters that pass away.' Job 11:16 AMPTamar experienced the terrible trauma of rejection. But her future was greater than her past: she gave birth to a child who became a progenitor of our Lord Jesus. What an honour! Wounded one, you can come through this painful experience and sing the ...Read More

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Live!

'They will still bear fruit in old age...' Psalm 92:14 NIVHave you noticed that no matter how old certain people get, they never lose their attractiveness? It just moves from their face to their heart. Today, you get the impression that a person's usefulness ends at 65 or 70. What nonsense! What a waste of ...Read More

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Protect Yourself Spiritually

'He will...oppress the...people of the Most High...' Daniel 7:25 NLTSatan uses two strategies. First, 'he will defy the Most High.' Satan will always attack God's plan, God's principles and God's people, so be on guard! Secondly, 'he will...oppress the...people of the Most High.' Weariness is a weapon Satan will use against you. When you're worn ...Read More

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The Right Focus

'You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm...' Isaiah 26:3 GNTYour life is like a camera; you've got to focus it correctly to get the right results. Having the right focus can bring four results. First, it simplifies things. When you're not clear as to your purpose, you try to do ...Read More

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