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The Principle of Reciprocity

‘God has heard your prayers and knows about your gifts to the poor.’ Acts 10:4 CEV Up until this time the Gospel had been preached exclusively to the Jews. But all that was about to change: ‘One afternoon at about three o’clock, Cornelius had a vision. He saw an angel from God coming to him …Read More

Never Assume

‘The hand of the diligent makes rich.’ Proverbs 10:4 NKJV Never assume your instructions are clearly understood and will be carried out. The Bible says, ‘The hand of the diligent makes rich,’ and the word diligent means paying careful attention to details. When you give someone instructions, check to be sure they’ve made a note …Read More

Knowing You’ve Truly Forgiven Someone

‘They didn’t even smell of smoke!’ Daniel 3:27 NLT When King Nebuchadnezzar threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the fiery furnace, God brought them out and ‘they didn’t even smell of smoke!’ We’ve all encountered people who still ‘smell like smoke’. Their attitude says, ‘I’ve been through a hard time, and I’m still upset about …Read More

Is God Directing You To Zarephath?

‘Go at once to Zarephath… and stay there.’ 1 Kings 17:9 NIV The stream Elijah had been drinking from dried up and the ravens that brought him food every day stopped coming. When that happens God’s trying to get your attention! He’s getting you ready to move. Next God sent Elijah to an impoverished widow …Read More

Ten Commandments for a Great Marriage

‘Honour…marriage.’ Hebrews 13:4 NLT Here are Ten Commandments for building a great marriage: (1) God said, ‘Honour…marriage,’ so remain faithful to one another. Forsaking all others, put your mate before your mother, your father, your son and your daughter. Your mate is your lifelong companion. (2) Remember, ‘You…are the temple of God and…the Spirit of …Read More

Refuse to Settle

‘They set out…to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there.’ Genesis 11:31 NIV Are you pressing ‘on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called [you]’ (Philippians 3:14 NIV), or have you ‘settled’ along the way? God made a pact with Abraham—one that continues to influence …Read More

Go All the Way

‘I consider everything a loss compared to…knowing Christ…’ Philippians 3:8 NIV While John was a prisoner on the Isle of Patmos, far from his loved ones and surrounded by the cries of abused captives, he had a vision of Jesus. He writes, ‘…When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead…’ (Revelation 1:17 …Read More

To Be Faithful Is To Be Successful

‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ Matthew 25:23 NKJV God wants you to succeed in life (See Joshua 1:8). And He will give you the tools, strategies and relationships necessary for success. David started out as a lowly shepherd boy, but God made him King of Israel. The Bible says, ‘In everything he did he …Read More

Don’t Just Pray—Believe!

‘Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.’ Mark 11:24 NKJV One of the dangers in praying is not expecting God to answer. The Bible says, ‘Without faith no one can please God. We must believe… God is real and… He rewards everyone who searches for …Read More

He’s Always A Step Ahead (3)

‘No plague will come near your home.’ Psalm 91:10 NLT For nine-year-old Keith Pulles, winterising the family swimming pool signalled the end of summer. He writes: ‘I watched glumly from the window as Dad opened a jug and started dumping chemicals into the pool. Then he got another jug and added more stuff. “That’s a …Read More

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