What Do You Have?

'What do you have in your house?' 2 Kings 4:2 NIV  When you pray, God can answer in two ways: (1) He can use somebody you know. Who do you know? Who knows what you don’t know? Jesus said, ‘Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and ...Read More

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Focus on What Is ‘Above’

'Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.' Colossians 3:2 NIV   Today we’re big on the concept of instant gratification and acquiring more stuff. But ‘earthly things’ lose their appeal once the bill arrives and the interest on your credit cards starts piling up. When that happens, blessings can turn into curses ...Read More

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The Grace to Handle It

'He will empower you with inner strength.' Ephesians 3:16 NLT  Lois was a secretary who battled cancer for 15 years and for every one of them she served God faithfully. Her boss wrote: ‘I don’t think I ever met anyone more courageous. Some days she was so ill…getting out of bed took all the strength ...Read More

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Questions You Should Ask Yourself (3)

'Be very careful, then, how you live.' Ephesians 5:15 NIV   Three more questions you should ask yourself are: (1) Am I making the most of today? ‘Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity.’ (Ephesians 5:15–16 NIV) Only by focusing on what’s required of ...Read More

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Questions You Should Ask Yourself (2)

'Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.' Mark 10:43 NIV   Two more questions you should constantly ask yourself are: (1) Am I willing to serve others? You say you want to be a leader? Why? Until you answer that question with the right motives, God won’t promote you. Sometimes we ...Read More

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Questions You Should Ask Yourself (1)

'Though it cost you all you have, get understanding.' Proverbs 4:7 NIV  Like any good parent, God wants His children to succeed. But to succeed in life, you must periodically ask yourself two questions: (1) Am I committed to personal growth? ‘Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ ...Read More

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Take Responsibility

'Don't try to disclaim responsibility.' Proverbs 24:11 TLB  A woman went shopping one day and came home with a very expensive dress. Her budget–conscious husband was very upset and demanded to know what on earth possessed her. ‘The devil made me do it,’ she replied sweetly. He asked, ‘Well, why didn’t you say, “Get thee ...Read More

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Evidence of God’s Grace

'He...saw...evidence of the grace of God.' Acts 11:23 NIV  Where there’s grace, there’s growth. And where there’s growth, there’s clear evidence of it. The church at Jerusalem sent Barnabas to the church at Antioch, and ‘when he arrived and saw…evidence of the grace of God, he was glad.’ As believers, we should be growing in ...Read More

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Life Is about Choices (2)

'Give your servant a discerning heart to...distinguish between right and wrong.' 1 Kings 3:9 NIV  Choices—they’re the determining factor in how your life turns out. When Solomon came to the throne as a young man, he prayed for wisdom to make the right choices in life. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden said, ‘There’s a choice ...Read More

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Life Is About Choices (1)

'Daniel resolved not to.' Daniel 1:8 NIV  When Daniel was taken prisoner to Babylon, he was quickly promoted to leadership in the king’s palace. But as a Jew he refused to ‘defile himself with the royal food and wine’. Could his choice have affected his career, or even cost him his life? Absolutely! But what ...Read More

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Get Out of the Box

'He brought me...into a large place... because He delighted in me.' Psalm 18:19 KJV  Melody Beattie says: ‘First you crawled; then you learned to walk and the world grew bigger. Then you rode a bike…drove a car…bought a plane ticket. Suddenly the horizons were limitless. Then doubts crept in: I can’t (you fill in the ...Read More

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