Listen Slowly

'...teach them to your children...' Deuteronomy 4:9 NKJVBeing a parent is a privilege, so you must convince your children that they're more important to you than career success or acquiring material things. Never miss a chance to tell them you love them. Be there! Being a parent is a responsibility. God doesn't hold the government ...Read More

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Use Your Authority!

'I have given you authority...to overcome...the enemy...' Luke 10:19 NIVHas Satan singled you out for attack? Are you wondering, 'Why would he even bother with someone like me?' The answer is-influence. Job's influence was a constant irritant to Satan. One day God said to Satan, 'Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none ...Read More

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Let the Refiner Do His Work!

'He will sit as a refiner...of silver...' Malachi 3:3 NIVIt's hard watching someone you love going through the refiner's fire, but it's the only way to get pure silver. It's hard watching the refiner turn up the heat until all the scum on the bottom rises, every impurity is removed, and He finally sees His ...Read More

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God Will Fulfil His Promise

'...God has made me laugh...' Genesis 21:6 NKJVSarah laughed twice. The first time it was in unbelief because God had promised her a child in her old age. The second time it was with joy because God had fulfilled His promise. But between these two events she went through the most wrenching experience of her ...Read More

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Your Way or God’s Way?

'He guides the humble in what is right...' Psalm 25:9 NIVDid you hear about the old lady who earned a living by peddling her wares? Each day when she came to a certain intersection she would toss a stick up into the air. Whichever way the stick pointed when it landed was the way she ...Read More

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Finishing Strong

'...I have finished my course...' 2 Timothy 4:7 KJVTo finish strong, you must understand three things. First, that people will leave you. It may be because you've outgrown them, or to fulfil their own vision, or because they don't want to go where God's taking you. People left Jesus: '...many of His disciples went back ...Read More

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In Need of God’s Help

'My help comes from the Lord...' Psalm 121:2 NKJVDid you hear about the guy who prayed, 'Lord, so far today I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, lost my temper, been nasty, greedy or grumpy. But in a few minutes I'm gonna have to get out of bed, then I'm gonna need all the help ...Read More

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Finding the Right Person for the Job

'...To Philemon our beloved friend and fellow labourer.' Philemon 1:1 NKJVPaul called Philemon 'our beloved friend and fellow labourer'. Obviously Paul had found the right person for the job. How do you do that? Perhaps by enjoying their uniqueness. Fred Smith says, 'One young woman worked for me matching colours of ink. She could get ...Read More

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Learning from the Prodigal Son

'When he came to his senses...' Luke 15:17 NIVDo you have a prodigal heart? The parable of the prodigal son teaches us that by listening to God we can avoid tragedy; that by living under His rule we're saved from our misguided tendencies. Jesus said, 'There was a man who had two sons. The younger ...Read More

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What Sank the Titanic?

'These things happened...as...warnings for us...' 1 Corinthians 10:11 NIVScientists now say it was a series of slits, not a giant gash, that sank the Titanic, the opulent, 270m ocean liner that went down in 1912 on its first voyage from England to New York. Fifteen hundred people died that night in one of history's worst ...Read More

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Life Stabilisers (2)

'...like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm.' James 1:6 CEVHere are two more life-stabilisers. First, submission. Our ego always wants to 'do it our way', for our purposes and our pleasure. The result is a hardening of the attitudes-a dangerous resistance to God. So His Word says, '...warn each other every day...that none ...Read More

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Life Stabilisers (1)

'...like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm.' James 1:6 CEVAre you winning or losing most of your spiritual battles? Are you down more than up? Do you feel frustrated? Are you going in circles? Is your experience full of stops and starts, a constant guilt-failure cycle? That's not God's plan for you. You ...Read More

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Empowered for a Purpose

'...Who will go for us?' Isaiah 6:8 NIVUnderstand two things. First, that borrowed beliefs have no power. You must have a personal encounter with God or your life will have no impact. After they'd been filled with the Holy Spirit, we read, 'The apostles testified powerfully...and God's great blessing was upon them all.' (Acts 4:33 ...Read More

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