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Being There (1)

‘Take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.’ Romans 12:8 NLT We say, ‘It’s not my responsibility. I don’t want to get involved!’ Ever said those words? You may have thought you had a good reason—perhaps it was an inconvenient time—but the bottom line is …Read More

A Prayer for Success at Work

‘Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings.’ Proverbs 22:29 NIV Here’s a prayer for success at work: ‘Lord, I thank You for the way You’ve made me, for the many gifts and talents You’ve placed within me, and I trust that I’m the best person for this job. I …Read More

When hiring someone, pray for discernment

‘Give Your servant a discerning heart.’ 1 Kings 3:9 NIV Dr John Maxwell writes: ‘Several years ago when I was speaking to a group of executives, someone asked me what principles I follow when hiring. “I have only one rule,” I explained. “I never do the hiring.” That got their attention. “And here’s why: I’m …Read More

Setting Captives Free (2)

‘He brought them out of their gloom and darkness and broke their chains.’ Psalm 107:14 NCV God is in the business of setting people free—morally and spiritually. When the Israelites were in bondage, ‘they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress.’ (Psalm 107:13 RSV) Jesus still delivers day …Read More

Setting Captives Free (1)

‘I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up.’ Exodus 3:8 NIV For four hundred years the Israelites were enslaved by Egyptian taskmasters who oppressed them and ‘made their lives bitter.’ (Exodus 1:14 NIV) Many of us can relate to their feelings of helplessness when we …Read More

Helpful hints for a happy marriage

‘The heart of her husband safely trusts her.’ Proverbs 31:11 NKJV If you want a happy marriage, here are two things you must always keep in mind: (1) Never demean your mate in public. When you do, you demean yourself. Solomon writes, ‘Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. …Read More

What is God saying to you?

‘In all things God works for the good of those who love Him.’ Romans 8:28 NIV Novelist A.J. Cronin had been practising as a physician for almost ten years when he developed a gastric ulcer that required complete rest. So he went to a farm in the Scottish Highlands to recuperate. He says, ‘The first …Read More

Welcome the test (3)

‘Because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you.’ Genesis 22:16–17 NKJV God said to Abraham, ‘Because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in …Read More

Welcome the test (2)

‘He bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar.’ Genesis 22:9 NKJV Abraham considered Isaac to be a special gift from God. But God-given gifts are wonderful things—and dangerous things. Why do we say that? Because as you cultivate the gifts God has given you, you can begin to rely on them more …Read More

Welcome the test (1)

‘God tested Abraham.’ Genesis 22:1 NKJV The Bible says: ‘God tested Abraham, and said…“Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham…went to the place …Read More

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