The Outcome Is Up To You

'...Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould...' Romans 12:2 PHPSYou determine the outcomes in your life, because God has given no one but you power over your options. When things aren’t working out for us, we often look elsewhere for the reason. Like Eve, we can say, ‘The devil made ...Read More

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Failure and Success

'...The God of Heaven will give us success...' Nehemiah 2:20 NIV To turn your failures into successes you need to do two things: (1) Realise that God wants you to succeed because you’re His child. When you think about it, what good and loving parent wouldn’t? In the face of overwhelming obstacles and enemy threats, Nehemiah ...Read More

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Staying When You Feel Like Leaving (4)

'Leave your troubles with the Lord...' Psalm 55:22 GNT Give your marriage to God. The last word on the matter must be God’s Word! Seeking professional help is a good thing, but until you’ve transferred ownership of your marriage into God’s hands, you haven’t exercised your best option. You say, ‘What does handing my marriage over ...Read More

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Staying When You Feel Like Leaving (3)

'Pray then like this...Your will be done...' Matthew 6:9-10 ESV Here are another two helpful keys to resolving marriage conflict: (1) Let God direct your prayers. Prayer can be closed–ended or open–ended. When we think that our perspective is the only accurate one, we pray closed–ended prayers calling on God to solve the problem our ...Read More

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Staying When You Feel Like Leaving (2)

'In order that Satan might not outwit us...' 2 Corinthians 2:11 NIV Recognise who the real enemy of your marriage is. On those days when you think, ‘I can’t spend another moment in this relationship,’ it’s easy to lose perspective and focus on the wrong things. Marriage was God’s idea. He planned it as the ...Read More

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Staying When You Feel Like Leaving (1)

'...humans must not pull apart what God has put together.' Mark 10:9 CEB Not every relationship can be saved. When physical, mental or emotional abuse threatens your child’s safety, or your own, you may be forced to leave. Failing to do so could lead to tragedy, but where a workable resolution can be found, a ...Read More

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On the Home Front

'...I will raise up a faithful priest who will serve me and do what I desire...' 1 Samuel 2:35 NLT Being the high priest in Israel was a prestigious job, and Eli seemed suited to it. Yet he failed badly on the home front. ‘…His sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after ...Read More

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Handling Your Failures (2)

'Return... I will heal your backslidings...' Jeremiah 3:22 NKJVWhat’s the root of our failures? Failure doesn’t lie in the strength of the enemy, or our own weakness, or God’s reluctance to help us overcome. Israel was defeated by a small town after having conquered mighty Jericho. Their failure, like ours, was the result of unconfessed ...Read More

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Handling Your Failures (1)

'...the hearts of the people melted, and became like water.' Joshua 7:5 NKJVEven the most seasoned believers experience failure and the big question at such times isn’t, ‘How could I have let that happen?’ but, ‘What’s the right way to deal with it?’ Indulging in self–condemning thoughts comes naturally to us, but it does no ...Read More

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The Huddle

'I appeal to you, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another...' 1 Corinthians 1:10 NIVTo lead your family effectively, you need to learn how to huddle regularly. The ‘huddle’ is where a team: (1) sets its goals; (2) discusses the division of responsibilities; (3) tackles the ...Read More

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How to Overcome Doubt

'...If you have faith and do not doubt...' Matthew 21:21 NIVDoubt is a doorway through which Satan enters your life. It causes the ‘fight of faith’ to become the ‘flight of faith’. When fear, confusion, discouragement and despair take up residence within you, they rob you of confidence, joy and peace. But isn’t doubting just ...Read More

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What Are Your Children Watching?

'I will set nothing wicked before my eyes...' Psalm 101:3 NKJV Today our children have more access to the internet than ever before. Over half of all children between the ages of nine and seventeen have internet cable or satellite television access in their bedrooms. The old image of the family gathered around a single TV ...Read More

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You Can Break the Cycle (5)

'...Go to the pool...and wash...' John 9:11 NKJVJesus told this blind man to go to the pool of Siloam and wash the dirt from his eyes. So here’s the question: What do you need to remove from your life today in order to see what God wants you to see and do what He wants ...Read More

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