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Sound Financial Advice (3)

‘The godly love to give!’ Proverbs 21:26 NLT The level of financial blessing God will entrust to you depends on three questions: (1) Are you mature enough to handle it? (2) Are you hoping to reap but unwilling to sow? (3) Are you a hoarder or a giver? God knows we can’t all give the …Read More

Sound Financial Advice (2)

‘Gather in all the food produced in the good years… Otherwise this famine will destroy the land.’ Genesis 41:35–36 NLT Joseph gave Pharaoh some sound financial advice that we would all do well to live by: ‘Gather into the royal storehouses all the excess crops of the next seven years, so that there will be …Read More

Sound Financial Advice (1)

‘The wise have wealth… but fools spend whatever they get.’ Proverbs 21:20 NLT It’s foolish to buy things you don’t need and can’t afford, especially when your bills are overdue and you’ve nothing set aside for the future. Your financial security is determined by what you owe, not by what you earn! Having to work …Read More

Keep Pressing On

‘Straining towards what is ahead, I press on.’ Philippians 3:13–14 NIV Developing your faith is like taking swimming lessons. Observe: (1) Fear is like water; if you let it, it will take you under. (2) You can only tread water for so long before you drown. (3) When you reach a certain point, there’s no …Read More

God Uses Ordinary People (2)

‘Few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.’ 1 Corinthians 1:26 NLT Max Lucado writes: ‘Edith Hayes was a spry eighty-year-old with thinning white hair, a wiry five-foot frame, and an unquenchable compassion for South Florida’s cancer patients. I was fresh out of seminary in 1979 …Read More

God Uses Ordinary People (1)

‘You will be My witnesses.’ Acts 1:8 NIV A witness is someone who sees and experiences an event, then testifies to it in court in a way that convinces others. And that’s what you have been called to do! You say, ‘But I don’t feel qualified.’ God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. …Read More

Trust God, and Act!

‘Perhaps the Lord will act on our behalf.’ 1 Samuel 14:6 NIV During the early days of Saul’s kingship, the Philistines controlled much of Israel, and battle lines were drawn at the pass called Michmash. Saul seemed content to sit on the sidelines, but Jonathan wanted to be on the front line. ‘Come, let’s go …Read More

A Promise To Praying Parents

‘They shall come back from the land of the enemy.’ Jeremiah 31:16 NKJV Are you living under a cloud of guilt, feeling like a failure because your child has gone astray? Don’t do it! The Bible teaches that sometimes children simply won’t listen to the counsel of their parents. Solomon was probably giving a word …Read More

Be ‘Aware’ of God in Your Situation

‘I was not aware of it.’ Genesis 28:16 NIV One night Jacob had a dream. He saw a ladder with angels on it extending all the way up to Heaven, and God said to him, ‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.’ (Genesis 28:15 NIV) The next morning Jacob said, …Read More

The Marriage Covenant (4)

‘The wife must respect her husband.’ Ephesians 5:33 NLT Paul writes, ‘The wife must respect her husband.’ Pay close attention to the word ‘must’. This is a command from the Lord, not a suggestion or a topic that’s open to debate (see Ephesians 5:33). Notice, the Bible doesn’t say a woman must ‘love’ her husband, …Read More

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