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Success On God’s Terms

‘Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do.’ Deuteronomy 29:9 NIV Two men were talking and one said, ‘Do you know the secret of success?’ The other replied, ‘No, what is it?’ The first man said, ‘I can’t tell you.’ His friend asked, ‘Why not?’ The first …Read More

How To Solve Problems (7)

‘His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known.’ Ephesians 3:10 NIV Seventh, try to see the problem from different angles. Paul talks about ‘the manifold wisdom of God.’ To understand the word ‘manifold’, think of a diamond. Each time you turn it, the light exposes a …Read More

How To Solve Problems (6)

‘These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.’ John 16:33 NKJV Sixth, you must try to keep your problems in perspective. You’ve probably heard the saying: ‘I grumbled because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.’ In a Peanuts cartoon, Snoopy looks in …Read More

How To Solve Problems (5)

‘A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.’ Proverbs 16:9 NKJV Fifth, don’t just see the problem, look for the opportunity. When President John F. Kennedy was asked how he became a war hero, he smiled and quipped, ‘It was easy. Somebody sunk my boat!’ While it’s true that certain individuals …Read More

How To Solve Problems (4)

‘The prudent give thought to their steps.’ Proverbs 14:15 NIV Fourth, evaluate the problem carefully and prayerfully. Here’s what King Solomon said about reacting impulsively instead of taking time to get all the facts. ‘The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.’ (Proverbs 14:15 NIV) .‘To answer before listening—that is folly …Read More

How To Solve Problems (3)

‘Should someone like me have to run and hide in the temple to save my life? I won’t go!’ Nehemiah 6:11 CEV Third, you must face the problem. When Nehemiah was threatened by his enemies, some of his friends told him to hide in the temple. But he replied, ‘Should a man like me run …Read More

How To Solve Problems (2)

‘The Lord is my strength and my shield.’ Psalm 28:7 NKJV Second, you must identify the real problem. Sometimes doctors can cure you, other times they prescribe medication enabling you to live more comfortably with your problem. But first they have to diagnose what’s wrong. Philosopher Abraham Kaplan makes this distinction between problems and predicaments: …Read More

How To Solve Problems (1)

‘The people became very discouraged on the way.’ Numbers 21:4 NKJV To reach the Promised Land the Israelites had to ‘go around the land of Edom.’ (Numbers 21:4 NKJV) This made their journey much longer, and ‘the people became very discouraged on the way.’ There’s a lesson here. The best way to escape a problem …Read More

When The Family Shatters

‘Forgive as the Lord forgave you.’ Colossians 3:13 NIV When divorce shatters your family, how can you help your children? First, stop talking about who doesn’t accept them, and surround them with people who do. As a parent your love can go a long way towards compensating for another’s neglect. Remind them that ‘Ken’ and …Read More

Always Be Honest

‘Don’t lie to each other.’ Colossians 3:9 NLT Try to answer the following questions honestly. Would you lie in order to get yourself out of a jam? Impress someone? Avoid dealing with the consequences of your actions? Well, how did you do? In a major survey in the USA people were asked, ‘What would you …Read More

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