Stop Trying To Control Everything (2)

'...My strength is made perfect in weakness...' 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJVIf you find that you are overly controlling, try doing these three things: (1) Rather than dreading your helplessness, embrace it as a place of strength. It positions you to experience God’s power. ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect ...Read More

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Stop Trying To Control Everything (1)

'...He shall direct your paths.' Proverbs 3:6 NKJVWithout self–control we end up hurting ourselves, but when we become overly controlling of ourselves or others, it’s an indication that we’re not trusting God enough. In the final analysis God alone determines our outcomes. So: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on ...Read More

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How to Test Your Thoughts

'...We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.' 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIVYou will never be any better, wiser or happier than the thoughts that influence you. You say, ‘I can’t help it; these thoughts just come into my mind.’ Yes, you can! ‘The weapons we fight with…have divine power to demolish strongholds…we ...Read More

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From Guesswork to Guidance

'I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go...' Psalm 32:8 NIV You can know God’s will for your life. He promises, ‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.’ (Psalm 32:8 NIV) His Word says, ‘In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct ...Read More

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Are You Afraid of Losing Someone?

'...You will be missed, because your seat will be empty.' 1 Samuel 20:18 NIVWho’s the one person whose death you dread most? Is it causing you anxiety? If so, begin to put these things into practice: (1) Ask God for the grace to accept death as an inevitable part of life. Both you and your ...Read More

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The Power of God’s Word (2)

'The commandments of the Lord are right....' Psalm 19:8 NIV Observe: (1) ‘The commandments of the Lord are right…’ When people like Plato and Shakespeare speak, the effect of their words on us depends on what we bring to the process. Some of us may be informed and entertained, while others may be indifferent or ...Read More

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The Power of God’s Word (1)

'The law of the Lord is perfect...' Psalm 19:7 NKJV Of all the words ever spoken, only ‘…the Word of God is alive and powerful.’ (Hebrews 4:12 NLT) So when you read your Bible, you tap into a life–changing force. Let’s look at some of the wonderful characteristics and effects attributed to God’s Word in ...Read More

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Affair-Proof Your Relationship

'...Be careful not to fall.' 1 Corinthians 10:12 CEVMost people don’t plan on getting into an affair. They just happened to be with the wrong person, at the wrong time, in the wrong frame of mind. The Bible plainly warns, ‘Even if you think you can stand up to temptation, be careful not to fall.’ ...Read More

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