Pray God’s Word

‘Strengthen me according to Your Word.’ Psalm 119:28 NKJV The old saying, ‘Prayer changes things,’ takes on new meaning when you use the Scriptures in prayer. Such prayers move God to act on your behalf. More importantly, they change you. When you pray God’s Word, here is what happens: (1) Your faith increases and enables you to ...Read More

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Be ‘wise’ with your money

‘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

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Confronting: 1

‘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

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Supporting Cast

‘As soon as you enter Jerusalem, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you.’ Luke 22:10 NLT At Oscar time, Hollywood hands out awards to the best actor, producer, director, editor, costume designer, etc. But the Screen Actors Guild knows there would be no place for big stars and best movies without the supporting cast ...Read More

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Thoughts about the Bible (3)

‘God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey.’ James 1:25 CEV Your life must be governed by the Word of God, not your impulses, or your thoughts, or the opinions of those around you. The Bible is not God’s attempt to offer you interesting insights or good advice for your consideration; it’s ...Read More

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Thoughts about the Bible (2)

‘Your Word is settled in Heaven.’ Psalm 119:89 NKJV God’s Word must be a ‘settled’ issue in your life. Heaven is the Supreme Court; when it rules on a matter, it’s settled. Now, since God’s Word is a settled issue in heaven, the question is, ‘Is it a settled issue in your life?’ Jesus said, ‘Heaven and ...Read More

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Thoughts about the Bible (1)

‘You received the Word.’ 1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV ‘When you received the Word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God.’ (1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV) Here are four things you must believe about your Bible: (1) It is life changing. In the ...Read More

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When you’re in the dark (1)

‘Even in darkness light dawns for the upright.’ Psalm 112:4 NIV Faith is like film; it’s developed in the dark. Dark days make you lean on God. The truth is, if your faith was never tested, you wouldn’t be motivated to draw closer to Him. Hymnist Edward Mote wrote: ‘When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest ...Read More

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When life seems too hard

‘Is anything too hard for the Lord?’ Genesis 18:14 NKJV Much of our stress is brought on by our need to know everything ahead of time—to be in control. Even after we pray with the intention of turning the problem over to God, we live by the philosophy ‘hope for the best and plan for the worst’! ...Read More

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