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A Moveable Altar

‘Make the altar out of boards and leave the inside hollow.’ Exodus 27:8 NCV The altar in the tabernacle was a place where sacrifices were offered in worship to God. And He had definite ideas about how it was to be built: ‘Make the altar out of boards and leave the inside hollow.’ A stone …Read More

Justice, Mercy, Humility

‘What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.’ Micah 6:8 NIV The prophet Micah asks: ‘What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give Him? …Should we offer Him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of …Read More

Know Your Life’s Purpose

‘For this cause I was born.’ John 18:37 NKJV Standing before Pilate, Jesus said, ‘For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.’ Jesus knew why He was born and what He was called to do, and He focused on …Read More

‘Teach me to receive Your love’

‘We love Him, because He first loved us.’ 1 John 4:19 KJV We know how frustrating it is to try to give a gift to somebody who keeps refusing it. Insecurity and feelings of unworthiness keep many of us from being good ‘receivers’. We think we must earn or deserve everything we get. We even …Read More

Doing Right By Your Children

‘Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right.’ Proverbs 22:6 CEV Parents who smoke can pass on some of the toxins to their children through the air they’re breathing. Unintentionally they can pollute their children with their own vices. And it’s the same when we pass on …Read More

When You Have A Vision

‘I was not disobedient to the vision.’ Acts 26:19 NIV When God gives you a vision for your life, you need to know how to: (1) Hold it. Your vision is governed by a time frame: ‘If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place.’ (Habakkuk 2:3 NLT) Some of …Read More

A Father’s Prayer

‘Teach us what we should do for the boy who will be born to us.’ Judges 13:8 NCV The following prayer was written by General Douglas MacArthur, a hero of World War II, on behalf of his son whom he loved dearly. If you’re a parent you may want to use it as the basis …Read More

A Statement Of Purpose To Live By

‘Always give yourselves fully.’ 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV Next time you pass a McDonald’s, think about this statement from the one of the founders: Ray Kroc. ‘Press on! Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not: unrewarded genius …Read More

Live For What Matters Most

‘I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave.’ Job 1:21 NLT Have you ever heard the saying, ‘Old too soon, wise too late’? Don’t let that be your story. Three of the titans who built America were Vanderbilt, Carnegie and Rockefeller. After attending Vanderbilt’s funeral, Carnegie and Rockefeller …Read More

God Has Promised To Be With You

‘As I was with Moses, so I will be with you.’ Joshua 1:5 NIV The Bible says, ‘After the death of Moses… the Lord said to Joshua… “Moses My servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to …Read More

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