Month: January 2019
‘The blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.’ 1 John 1:7 NKJV Blood is the one element that reaches every part of the body. Its precious cargo of oxygen and nutrients carries life, energy, nourishment and healing. The white cells function like paramedics, cleansing wounds and healing disease. They serve as a [...]
‘I focus on this one thing.’ Philippians 3:13 NLT In order to move forward with confidence on your life’s journey, you need a reliable road map. In the Bible this is called a dream or a vision. For Moses, it was leading God’s people out of slavery and into the Promised Land. For Florence Nightingale, [...]
‘Your faith in God has become known everywhere.’ 1 Thessalonians 1:8 NIV Jack Eckerd, founder of the Eckerd chemist chain, which was the second-largest chemist chain in America several decades ago, became friends with Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship. He introduced Colson to various influential groups in Florida in an effort to bring about [...]
‘Endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.’ 2 Timothy 2:3 NKJV There are two kinds of criticism: constructive criticism and destructive criticism. One builds you up and the other tears you down. Be wise in how you respond to unfounded criticism and gossip. When your critic wants to remain anonymous, they’re not worthy [...]
Joyce Meyer has posted a video saying her views on prosperity and faith “got out of balance”…
‘Be kind to one another, tenderhearted.’ Ephesians 4:32 ESV Some of us excel in our careers, but act carelessly, casually and sometimes even caustically when it comes to our relationships. Then we rationalise it by saying, ‘I didn’t mean any harm,’ or ‘That’s just my way.’ Sorry, God doesn’t let us off the hook that [...]
‘Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.’ Psalm 55:22 NIV Sometimes the best thing to do is—turn the situation over to God. ‘Yes, but what about all those go-getters who rise with the sun, skip breakfast, and break records while I’m just “giving it to God”?’ you ask. Good question. Look [...]
Being in my late forties, one thing I’ve come to realise is that New Year’s resolutions just don’t work for me.
A while back, something changed. Instead of making up a New Year’s resolution I paused and when I paused, I felt like God told me to be quiet. Have you ever had that feeling?
‘You must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.’ Mark 11:23 NLT In order to receive what God promised in His Word, you need to do three things. First, make up your mind. Take hold of His promise and don’t let go. Be tenacious! God responds to a faith that [...]
‘When the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it.’ James 1:3–4 TLB You’re closer than you know to becoming the person God wants you to be. By His enabling grace, you’ll make it through this trial and come out stronger and wiser. Paul says, ‘If God is for us, [...]
‘We hear that some of you are living in idleness. You are not busy working—you are busy interfering in other people’s lives!’ 2 Thessalonians 3:11 ISV One day Peter looked at John and said to Jesus, ‘What about him, Lord?’ Jesus immediately rebuked Peter and said, ‘What’s that to you? Just follow Me.’ (See John [...]
‘He was looking ahead to his reward.’ Hebrews 11:26 NIV Moses discovered that when you’re not fulfilling your God-given dream, a king’s palace won’t make you happy. ‘By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of [...]
‘My servant Caleb has a different spirit.’ Numbers 14:24 NIV Caleb was truly remarkable. No retirement plan or rocking chair for this guy! At eighty-five he dreamed of owning his own mountain in the Promised Land. And even though there were giants living on it, they didn’t discourage him one bit. When the people around [...]
The question of evil is possibly one of the most common barriers to people coming into a relationship with God. Questions like; “How can God let that happen?” or “If God cared wouldn’t He stop evil from happening?”