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Protect Your Sense Of God’s Presence

‘How can the Ark of the Lord come to me?’ 2 Samuel 6:9 NKJV In the Old Testament the most recognised symbol of God’s presence was the Ark of the Covenant. Wherever the Ark was, God’s presence was there. But Israel allowed the Philistines to steal it. There’s an important lesson here. Satan is out …Read More

Believe God For ‘Good Things’

‘How much more will your Father who is in Heaven give what is good to those who ask Him?’ Matthew 7:11 NASB The cross proves how much God loves you. ‘He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us …Read More

God Is Directing Your Steps

‘The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.’ Psalm 37:23 NKJV Elijah’s destiny was to stand on Mount Carmel, call down fire from heaven, and deliver Israel from idolatry. But he could only get there one step at a time. That’s how God works. First God sent him to a brook at …Read More

The Parental Guilt Trip

‘My son [and daughter], if your heart is wise, my heart will rejoice.’ Proverbs 23:15 NKJV Since there are no perfect people, there can be no perfect parents. So though you love your children dearly, at times you’ll get tired, frustrated, disappointed and irritable. The secret is to make such times the exception rather than …Read More

Half-Truths And False Impressions

‘Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.’ Psalm 120:2 NKJV When you deliberately create a false impression, the Bible calls it dealing in ‘falsehood, untruth, error, deception, cheating.’ (Revelation 22:15 AMPC) That may sound harsh, especially if all you had in mind was making an extra dollar, sparing someone’s …Read More

Let It Go!

‘Cast out this bondwoman and her son.’ Genesis 21:10 NKJV When Abraham tried to hurry the plan of God and fulfil it through well-intentioned but misguided human effort, Ishmael was born. Perhaps you have tried something similar yourself. We all have our ‘Ishmaels’—a good idea that wasn’t a God idea. And it can complicate your …Read More

How To Overcome Fear (5)

‘Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.’ Romans 10:17 NKJV Every day fear and faith will arise inside you, and you get to decide which one will prevail. An unknown author wrote, ‘Two natures beat within my breast; the one is foul, the other blessed. The one I love, the other …Read More

How To Overcome Fear (4)

‘Don’t worry about tomorrow.’ Matthew 6:34 NLT Yesterday and tomorrow both clamour for our attention. Yesterday wants us to second-guess our decisions and worry if we did the right thing. That’s wasted energy. As President Harry Truman said, ‘If you’ve done the best you can—if you’ve done what you have to do—there’s no use worrying …Read More

How To Overcome Fear (3)

‘We shall reap if we do not lose heart.’ Galatians 6:9 NKJV Don’t allow what you can’t do to interfere with what you can do. Boxing manager Cus D’Amato said, ‘The hero and the coward both feel the same fear, but the hero uses his fear and projects it onto his opponent, while the coward …Read More

How To Overcome Fear (2)

‘His compassions fail not. They are new every morning.’ Lamentations 3:22–23 NKJV Henry Thoreau said, ‘Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin!’ If you let fear take over your life, you’ll never fully live. The truth is that many of our fears are totally unfounded. Haven’t you …Read More

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