Round and Round It Goes!

'Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart....' 2 Corinthians 9:7 NIVThe Bible says: ‘…Whoever sows … generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able ...Read More

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Withdrawing in Order to Draw

'...He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.' John 6:15 NKJVThe secret to success lies in knowing what God has assigned and gifted you to do. Once you discover those two things, delegate the rest or let it go. This isn’t easy, because others will place demands on your time and energy that aren’t ...Read More

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Are You in a Storm? (2)

'...Who can this be...?' Matthew 8:27 NKJVMatthew records: ‘Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith”? Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So ...Read More

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Are You in a Storm? (1)

'A great storm arose...' Matthew 8:24 NCVMatthew records, ‘Jesus got into a boat, and His [disciples] went with Him. A great storm arose…’ (Matthew 8:23–24 NCV) In the Greek language the words ‘a great storm’ are one word—seismos. A seismologist studies earthquakes and a seismograph measures them. So the storm the disciples were in must ...Read More

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Enjoy Your Old Age

'They shall still bear fruit in old age...' Psalm 92:14 NKJVAge is just a date on a calendar; attitude is what counts. You can be old at 29 and young at 92. Larry King once interviewed Ty Cobb, one of the all–time great baseball players. He asked Cobb, then 70 years old, ‘What do you ...Read More

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The God of All Comfort (2)

'As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you...' Isaiah 66:13 NKJVWhen you’re troubled, remember: (1) God’s comfort is real. Do you recall being sad or afraid as a child? And do you remember feeling the comfort of your mother’s presence? God’s comfort is even more real than your mother’s was then. ‘As ...Read More

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The God of All Comfort (1)

'He comforts us every time we have trouble...' 2 Corinthians 1:4 NCVOf all the names given to God in Scripture, none is more consoling than ‘…the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles…’ (2 Corinthians 1:3–4 NIV) Notice the words ‘all comfort’. That means there are no exceptions and no limitations ...Read More

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You Can Do It!

'...we can certainly do it.' Numbers 13:30 NIVAfter seeing the giants in the Promised Land, ten of Israel’s twelve spies came back and said, ‘It can’t be done.’ But the other two, Joshua and Caleb, said, ‘It can.’ But because of Israel’s unbelief, Caleb had been forced to spend forty more years wandering through the ...Read More

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Practise Being Unselfish (5)

'...I am not seeking my own good but the good of many...' 1 Corinthians 10:33 NIVHere are three questions people often ask themselves when you’re talking to them: (1) Do you really care about me? Dr. Calvin Miller put it like this: ‘When people listen to others speak, sometimes they’re silently thinking, “I am loneliness ...Read More

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Practise Being Unselfish (4)

'...no one cares for my soul.' Psalm 142:4 NKJVPeople you seek to influence in life always ask themselves: Do you care about me? Think about the best experiences you’ve had with people in your own life. What do they all have in common? They genuinely cared about you, right? And what’s wonderful is, you can ...Read More

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Practise Being Unselfish (3)

'...take an interest in others, too.' Philippians 2:4 NLTJohn Craig says, ‘No matter how much work a man can do, no matter how engaging his personality may be, he will not advance far if he cannot work through others.’ That requires you to see value in other people. This truth is understood worldwide by successful ...Read More

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Practise Being Unselfish (2)

'Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being.' 1 Corinthians 10:24 NKJVGreat leaders often have great egos, and therein lies great danger. In The Empowered Communicator, Calvin Miller uses the form of a letter to describe this problem and the negative impact it has: ‘Dear speaker, your ego has become a ...Read More

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Practise Being Unselfish (1)

'You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.' Philippians 2:5 NLT‘Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.’ (Philippians 2:4 NLT) Spiritual maturity is the ability to see and act in the best interests of others. Immature people have difficulty seeing things from someone else’s point ...Read More

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