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Shout It From The Rooftops!

‘Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.’ Psalm 107:2 NKJV No matter how badly you have failed, God will give you another chance. After Jonah had disobeyed God, spent three days in the belly of a whale, and been regurgitated on the shore close to where he started, the Bible says, ‘The word of …Read More

Spend Time Alone With God

‘Be still, and know that I am God!’ Psalm 46:10 NLT God can speak to you anytime, anywhere, through anybody, by dropping a thought into your mind (see 1 Corinthians 2:16). But because that thought can be crowded out by busyness, He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’ In stillness you can …Read More

How Change Happens (5)

‘And he was limping because of his hip.’ Genesis 32:31 NIV The Bible says, ‘The sun rose above [Jacob] as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.’ That’s significant, because the thigh muscle is one of the most powerful muscles in the human body. In order to get Jacob’s attention, God …Read More

How Change Happens (4)

‘Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face.”’ Genesis 32:30 NIV Change happens through cooperation. God started changing Jacob the moment he admitted who he was and began to cooperate with His plan. Jacob named the place where he wrestled with the angel ‘Peniel’, meaning ‘the face of …Read More

How Change Happens (3)

‘The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.’ Genesis 32:27 NIV Change happens through confession. When he identified himself as ‘Jacob’, which means ‘deceiver’, Jacob was acknowledging his character flaws. This is an important part of God’s process for changing us, because we never change until we honestly face and admit our …Read More

How Change Happens (2)

‘I will not let you go unless you bless me.’ Genesis 32:26 NIV Change happens through commitment. When Jacob realised he was wrestling with the angel of the Lord, he said, ‘I will not let you go unless you bless me.’ That’s what it takes—commitment. Jacob was committed and persistent; he stuck with it until …Read More

How Change Happens (1)

‘We are changed into His glorious image.’ 2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT Change happens through crisis. God changed Jacob’s name, which means ‘deceiver’, to Israel, which means ‘a prince with God’. And He did it through crisis. Realising he had to go home and face the wrath of his brother Esau, whom he’d mistreated, Jacob became …Read More

The Qualities of a Spiritual Leader

‘Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honour.’ 1 Timothy 5:17 NKJV To be a spiritual leader worth following: (1) You must be accountable to someone. Someone who knows you well enough to pray with you, strengthen you in your vulnerable areas, and counsel you on important decisions. Authority without accountability …Read More

God Is Your Unfailing Source

‘The brook dried up.’ 1 Kings 17:7 NIV The psalmist wrote, ‘Joyful are those…whose hope is in the Lord their God.’ (Psalm 146:5 NLT) One author writes: ‘Sometimes when there’s not enough money to make ends meet, people tell us to budget and we chuckle. We look at the situation and say, “No way.” That’s …Read More

How To Maintain Your Peace

‘Search for peace, and work to maintain it.’ Psalm 34:14 NLT You can maintain a peaceful state of mind wherever you go and whatever you do. ‘How is that possible?’ you ask. The Bible says, ‘Search for peace, and work to maintain it.’ To enjoy a life of peace, you must first recognise what’s stealing …Read More

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