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Take The Initiative (1)

‘Be strong and of good courage, for you must go.’ Deuteronomy 31:7 NKJV When God gives you an unconditional promise, all you need to do is wait for it. But when He makes a conditional promise, you have a part to play in its fulfilment. Sometimes that calls for taking the initiative. For Israel, it meant being …Read More

The Danger Of Rising Too Quickly

‘Never be in a hurry about appointing a church leader.’ 1 Timothy 5:22 NLT Before David became the king of Israel, he spent years tending a flock of sheep in the wilderness. That’s not an impressive start. But that’s where he built his relationship with God and honed his skills as a strategist and warrior. If you …Read More

Positioned For God’s Blessing

‘And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me.”’ Exodus 33:21 NKJV God told Moses, ‘I will make all My goodness pass before you.’ (Exodus 33:19 NKJV) But in order to see that promise fulfilled, Moses had to be properly positioned, so God said, ‘Here is a place by Me.’ When you function in the place where God …Read More

Don’t Get Ahead Of God!

‘In due season He will honour you with every blessing.’ Psalm 37:34 TLB When God gives you a promise or a vision for your life, it’s like a seed; it needs time to take root before it can bear fruit. It’s like the birth of a baby. First conception, then implantation, then pregnancy, and finally the day …Read More

You Must Know Truth From Error

‘An enemy has done this!’ Matthew 13:28 NLT Jesus said: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. …Read More

To Be Godly Is To Be Good (3)

‘They acted with complete honesty.’ 2 Kings 12:15 NIV In the Old Testament, when King Joash repaired the temple, we’re told: ‘The money brought into the temple… was paid to the workers… They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.’ (2 …Read More

To Be Godly Is To Be Good (2)

‘The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in His sight.’ Proverbs 15:26 NIV Sometimes we say to people, half in jest, ‘Try to be good. And if you can’t be good, be careful!’ The idea being that if you decide not to be good, make sure you’re clever enough not to …Read More

To Be Godly Is To Be Good (1)

‘Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs sinners in His ways.’ Psalm 25:8 NIV How would you define ‘goodness’ or ‘the good life’? French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau defined happiness as ‘a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion’. Some would say the good life is physical. They think it doesn’t get any …Read More

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

‘Look beneath the surface.’ John 7:24 NLT John Wesley said, ‘We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others.’ Why did Jesus say, ‘Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly’? (John 7:24 NLT) Because He had experienced the pain of rejection and misunderstanding. ‘He came to His own, and His own did not receive …Read More

Walking With A Limp

‘He was limping because of the injury to his hip.’ Genesis 32:31 NLT Concerning Jacob, the Bible tells us: ‘A man came and wrestled with him until… dawn began to break… He touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, …Read More

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