‘So I gave up in despair, questioning the value of all my hard work.’ Ecclesiastes 2:20 NLT When you’re disappointed in those you work with. You won’t succeed in life without the right people. But when the people you count on fail you, it’s painful. Imagine Moses’ disappointment. He leaves his brother Aaron in charge while he ...Read More
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‘You are the salt… You are the light.’ Matthew 5:13–14 NKJV Do the people you study with or work for know that you’re a follower of Christ? What do they think of your attitude towards those in authority? Are you critical or complimentary towards the people around you? Do you arrive at school and work on ...Read More
‘When I waited for light, then came darkness.’ Job 30:26 NKJV When you’re disappointed in leadership. It would be reasonable to assume you could trust Eli, the high priest in Israel. That’s what Samuel’s mother thought when she entrusted her son to him, confident he would mentor him for God’s service. But Eli had a serious character ...Read More
‘Jonathan asked David to repeat his promise of love for him. 1 Samuel 20:17 NCV People know you love them when you show them and when you tell them. The relationship between Jonathan and David was so strong that they were willing to lay down their lives for one another. Yet Jonathan wasn’t sure their friendship ...Read More
This week’s memory verse is Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Tayla is a former competitive surfer and self-confessed introvert. After an injury halted her surfing career, Tayla felt that God was prompting her to step outside her comfort zone and live life with a focus more on others than herself.
‘For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.’ Hebrews 12:11 ESV Healthy confrontation calls for putting the other person’s well-being above your own interests. So how do you confront someone in the right way? By doing these three things: (1) Be sure. There must be a ...Read More
‘The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.’ Proverbs 24:16 NLT For the next few days, let’s look at five different types of disappointment. Disappointment in yourself. This is the most debilitating kind of disappointment because it can put you into a downward spiral that’s hard to recover from. Peter experienced it. He ...Read More
Blockchain technology is complex, but the idea is simple. For the uninitiated or unaware, blockchain is a global distributed ledger or database running on millions of devices and open to anyone.
‘There is desirable treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise.’ Proverbs 21:20 NKJV God’s Word says you’re to do two things with your money. (1) Sow some. The Bible says, ‘Whoever sows generously will also reap generously.’ (2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV) You say, ‘But things are a bit tight for me right now.’ Don’t withhold because you are ...Read More
‘If you accept correction, you will be honoured.’ Proverbs 13:18 NLT We don’t enjoy confrontation, but it’s impossible to grow without it. Healthy confrontation calls for ‘speaking the truth in love’ (Ephesians 4:15 NIV) to those we value. Just as God confronts each of us in areas where we need to grow, He expects us to do the same ...Read More
‘Jesus went around doing good.’ Acts 10:38 NLT Your value in God’s eyes was established at the cross. The Bible says, ‘He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?’ (Romans 8:32 NIV) Notice the words ‘all things’. We’re all equal ...Read More
‘He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act.’ Exodus 2:25 NLT ‘The Israelites continued to groan under their burden of slavery. They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to God. God heard their groaning, and He remembered His covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He looked ...Read More