‘Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits.’ Psalm 68:19 NKJV When you speak words of faith over your life based on the Scriptures, Jesus taught that you will ‘have whatever [you] say’ (see Mark 11:23). David refers to God’s blessings as ‘benefits’, and says that God ‘daily loads us with benefits’. Note the word ‘loads’. We’re [...]
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‘Forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another.’ Colossians 3:13 NKJV The misery of living with unforgiveness in your heart always lasts longer than the pain of the offence. Always! When you hold on to resentment, you open the door to depression and physical illness. Forgiving brings healing to your wounds and restores your joy. [...]
It’s scary giving Jesus your whole life. But when we are able to, our relationship with Him is that much deeper and richer.
‘Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.’ NKJV Jesus taught us that when we speak His Word in faith, we will have whatever we ask. That’s a powerful faith! When you speak God’s living Word over your situation, it’s like flipping a switch; His power [...]
‘Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you.’ Psalm 55:22 CSB If you grow up in hard times, you will automatically do one of these two things: 1) Trust God more because you have experienced His faithfulness. 2) Worry, think, and constantly talk about the what-ifs in life. And there are lots of them [...]
A formula for conversations that involve deeper themes and emotions is defined for us in Colossians, the two main factors are grace and salt. What does “salt” mean though? How can we “season” our conversations?
‘The Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.’ Acts 2:47 NKJV The church has only two options: evangelise or fossilise. When we fail to share our faith with those outside the church, we either end up in a holding pattern or in death throes. The New Testament church’s growth is described in these [...]
‘Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say.’ Luke 5:5 NASB You say: ‘What happened to the verse in Galatians 6 that promises whatever you sow you will also reap? I gave it my best shot. I trusted, sacrificed, did the right things, yet reaped nothing.’ Whether it’s a [...]
‘You shall be witnesses to Me...’ Acts 1:8 NKJV Jesus is the captain of our salvation. ‘For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.’ (Hebrews 2:10 KJV). And before He went back to heaven, He gave [...]
‘Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people,’ Colossians 3:23 CSB If you were in charge of putting together a team, what would you look for? Skill, dedication, punctuality, reliability, patience, kindness, and consistency? Jesus said, ‘"Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much,”’ [...]
The fact that money is a major stressor in marriage is not news. The way we spend and save can be a black or white issue for many of us.
‘Train up a child in the way he should go.’ Proverbs 22:6 KJV The Bible says, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’ (Proverbs 22:6 KJV). Observe the word ‘child’. Whether you’re a parent, carer, teacher, or any other type of role model, you must [...]
‘Believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.’ Hebrews 11:6 NKJV Here are three truths from Scripture that will make your faith more effective: First, believe that God is. The force of the language used here is much more than a vague acknowledgment of God’s existence. Mankind claims scores [...]
This week’s memory verse is Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.’ 2 Thessalonians 3:10 NIV Compassion without accountability is just indulgence. The Bible teaches that we have a responsibility to feed those who are truly hungry and can’t provide for themselves. But let’s face it; there are some folks who would rather go hungry than go to work. [...]
‘Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.’ Psalm 30:5 NLT One marriage expert says a single mother sent him a story that helped explain the loneliness and stress often faced by those raising children alone. She said she was looking out of her window one drizzly day and saw a mother robin [...]
By: Sheridan Voysey Twenty-four anniversaries later, I sometimes look at my wife Merryn and wonder how this marriage of ours works. I’m a writer and speaker, Merryn is a statistician. I work with words, she works with numbers. I want beauty, she wants function. We come from different worlds! After writing about differences in marriage, [...]
‘For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.’ James 3:16 KJV The apostle Paul writes: ‘Make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than [...]
‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.’ Psalm 23:6 NKJV The psalmist doesn’t lead with words like maybe, perhaps, possibly, or hopefully. No, he says, surely, which is a term of certainty. Surely means absolutely; without a doubt! There are a lot of things in life you can’t be sure of. [...]
In recent times the realities of an ageing population, an emerging generation of workers and their subsequent new attitude to work have dawned on many business leaders.
‘The one who guards his mouth protects his life;’ Proverbs 13:3 CSB Here is a Bible verse we should all commit to memory: ‘The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin’ (Pro 13:3 CSB). Simply put, your tendency to speak without thinking will keep getting you into trouble. [...]
‘God has given each of you a gift.’ 1 Peter 4:10 NLT The Bible says: ‘God has given each of you a gift from his great variety … Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift [...]
‘You must go … And the LORD, He is the One who goes before you.’ Deuteronomy 31:7-8 NKJV When God tells you to go, remind yourself that every detail of your future is already known to Him. Centuries ago, when a mapmaker ran out of the known world before he ran out of parchment, he would [...]
‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’ John 8:11 NKJV ‘The scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery … they said to Him, “Teacher, … Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” … Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground [...]
Marriage is a sacred institution that is highly valued by Christians. It is more than just a legal union between two people; it is a covenant that is made before God. The Bible provides a rich foundation for marriage, with principles and guidelines that are designed to help couples build strong and lasting relationships. God's [...]