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Not Who, But Whose You Are

‘Who am I that I should go…?’ Exodus 3:11 NIV When God told Moses He was going to use him to deliver the Israelites from slavery, the conversation went like this: ‘“So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring My people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who …Read More

Understanding Your Heavenly Father (2)

‘The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.’ Psalm 103:13 NLT To see God as a loving Father may not come easily, if you carry the scars of a neglected or abusive childhood. Perhaps you had so many unmet needs growing up: affection, security, trust, comfort, …Read More

Understanding Your Heavenly Father (1)

‘They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.’ John 8:27 NKJV The people in Jesus’ day found it hard to grasp the concept of God as a Father. Lord, king, judge, they understood—but not Father. The Old Testament rarely speaks of God as Father, whereas the New Testament mentions it often. …Read More

Let God Replant You

‘You are like a garden locked up.’ Song of Solomon 4:12 NCV A farmer’s fruit tree consistently produced bumper crops and became a real money-maker for him, so he put all his efforts into marketing and never noticed that the tree was dying. Then one day he woke up and realised the root had dried …Read More

What Is Your Life Founded Upon?

‘Why do you call me, “Lord, Lord,” and do not do what I say?’ Luke 6:46 NIV Jesus told a story of two men who built a house. The wise one built his house on solid rock; the foolish one built his on sand. When a storm hit both houses, only the wise man’s was …Read More

Don’t Be A Blame Thrower (2)

‘We are each responsible for our own conduct.’ Galatians 6:5 NLT Sally managed a small marketing company, and when problems arose she automatically looked for a scapegoat. At sales meetings she berated and criticised her co-workers, choosing to call her tirades ‘pep talks’. Her associates began to resign in droves, and when company revenues declined …Read More

Don’t Be A Blame Thrower (1)

‘Every one of us shall give account of himself.’ Romans 14:12 KJV Ever seen a flamethrower in the movies? It’s a fiery torch designed to destroy people. ‘Blame throwers’ do the same. When life doesn’t go their way, instead of taking responsibility for their decisions and actions, they blame others. And there’s no shortage of …Read More

Wherever You Go, God Is There

‘For the place where you stand is holy ground.’ Exodus 3:5 NKJV Jewish scholars used to debate why God revealed Himself to Moses in the middle of the desert. Why not a highly populated or religiously significant place? The consensus was that God wanted to show ‘that no place on earth, not even a thorn …Read More

Strength For Speakers

‘Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.’ Isaiah 40:31 NKJV Describing the emotions evoked in having to address an audience, Anne Ready says: ‘Public speaking is listed as [our] number-one fear, before death at number five, and loneliness, which weighs in at number seven. That means that most of us are less …Read More

Get Out Of The Box

‘If God be for us, who can be against us?’ Romans 8:31 KJV In his family’s eyes, David would never be more than a shepherd (see 1 Samuel 16:11–12). But in God’s eyes, he was Israel’s next king. It’s amazing how people categorise us the moment we’re born. Somebody says you ‘look exactly like so-and-so’, …Read More

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