Do You Need a Breakthrough?

'...They called the name of that place Baal Perazim.' 1 Chronicles 14:11 NKJVThe Bible says: 'The Philistines...made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim. And David inquired of God saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?" The Lord said to him, "Go up, for I will deliver ...Read More

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Get God’s Opinion! (2)

'Don't let anyone look down on you because...' 1 Timothy 4:12 NIVTry as you may, you will never fulfil a dream that is not your own. Stop and think about your personal history. How have your plans, goals and desires been influenced by others? Is it possible your dreams are the result of who your ...Read More

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Get God’s Opinion! (1)

'...The Lord does not look at the things man looks at...' 1 Samuel 16:7 NIVDavid's father didn't think he was qualified to be Israel's next king. So when Samuel came looking for a successor to King Saul, he presented his oldest son Eliab, who was a general in the army. Samuel was impressed. '...Samuel saw ...Read More

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Release Love

'Love never fails...' 1 Corinthians 13:8 NIVForming a negative opinion based on appearance takes less than seven seconds. As Thelma Wells says: 'It's easy to do when someone doesn't look, sound, shake hands, or think like you. However, John says, "...Anyone who does not love his brother...cannot love God..." (1 John 4:20 NIV) We cannot ...Read More

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Living Single

'...[God]...will not...leave you without support...' Hebrews 13:5 AMPColleen Alden writes: 'I'm single...The kind of companionship I ache for...I don't have. This feeling drives me to seek God... Why am I single when I long to love and be loved?... Though it's pointless to use our limited understanding to critique God's plans, it's helpful to catch ...Read More

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Get Ready to Move (3)

'...The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?' Psalm 27:1 NIVIf you've ever packed up and moved to another house, you may remember saying, 'This is the last time I'm moving!' Now you know how Joshua felt moving almost two million people into a new homeland. And they ...Read More

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Get Ready to Move (2)

'I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised...' Joshua 1:3 NIVCan you imagine how Joshua felt stepping into Moses' shoes? He needed assurance, so God told him: (1) 'I will give you every place where you set your foot.' In other words, just step out in faith and claim ...Read More

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Get Ready to Move (1)

'...Get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give...' Joshua 1:2 NIVGod said to Joshua: 'Moses my servant is dead. Now then...get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give [you]...I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I ...Read More

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The Grass Isn’t Greener

'...Encourage and help each other...' 1 Thessalonians 5:11 CEVMicca Monda Campbell writes: 'Have you ever secretly compared your spouse to another man or woman...or wished they were more thoughtful...more spiritual...a better dresser? If you have, let me reassure you the grass isn't greener on the other side. That man doesn't clip his toenails either...and that ...Read More

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Getting Them from Childhood to Adulthood (2)

'...Be clear minded and self-controlled...' 1 Peter 4:7 NIVGoing from childhood to adulthood is a transition that requires a lot of wisdom and love. Your teen will feel and behave child-like sometimes, and adult-like other times. Your job is to realise that whatever their status, they will become a man (or woman) and they will ...Read More

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Getting Them from Childhood to Adulthood (1)

'When I was a child...When I became a man...' 1 Corinthians 13:11 NIVDo you sometimes wonder if your teenager is going to reach maturity? Welcome to the toughest phase of parenting! A teenager can go from optimism to pessimism, excitement to boredom, self-confidence to self-doubt, happiness to despair, sociability to reclusiveness, tranquillity to volatility, cooperation ...Read More

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Getting Through Together

'Two people are better off than one... If one...falls, the other can reach out and help...' Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLTAmy Simpson says: 'When our children were four and six, I discovered I was...pregnant. Two weeks later I miscarried, sending us on an emotional roller coaster... While I recuperated, my husband held up wonderfully, but as soon ...Read More

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Seek God – Not Things!

'...The Lord...gives you the ability to produce wealth...' Deuteronomy 8:18 NIVGod holds back '...no good from those who do what is right.' (Psalms 84:11 NLT) But it's important to acknowledge Him as the source of all your blessings. And on this one, we all fall short! Let's face it, more isn't always better. In fact, ...Read More

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