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Live By Your Convictions (2)

‘My conscience is clear but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.’ 1 Corinthians 4:4 NIV Daniel was forced to decide if he was going to be a conformer or a transformer. What’s the difference? Pressure controls a conformer. If you place enough pressure on them, they’ll cave. If …Read More

Live By Your Convictions (1)

‘Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself.’ Daniel 1:8 NKJV The Bible says, ‘Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank.’ This particular food and wine was offered to pagan gods as an act …Read More

Focus On What Matters

‘I press towards the goal for the prize.’ Philippians 3:14 NKJV Part of Paul’s amazing success was because he was so focused. ‘I press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call.’ Focus can bring energy and power to almost anything, whether spiritual, mental, or physical. Sociologist Robert Lynd observed that ‘knowledge is …Read More

Work On Your Self-Image

‘You saw me before I was born.’ Psalm 139:16 TLB It’s how we see ourselves that determines the kind of relationships we establish. Many of us harbour a low sense of self-esteem. We think of everyone else as being more important than ourselves and think meeting their needs is more important than meeting our own …Read More

Don’t Go There!

‘Sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.’ James 1:15 NKJV When God says no to sin, He’s not being demanding—He’s being protective. The Bible explains the dangers and subtleties of sin this way: ‘Each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it …Read More

Made Righteous—By Faith (2)

‘Their faith is credited as righteousness.’ Romans 4:5 NIV There are only two ways you can become ‘righteous’. The first is through trying, and the second is through trusting. When you try to earn God’s approval by your performance, you can never rest because you can never really be sure you’ve done enough to please …Read More

Made Righteous—By Faith (1)

‘God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.’ 2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV Here’s an amazing and life-changing truth. The God who made His sinless Son to ‘be sin’ takes unrighteous people like us and makes them ‘righteous’. How does it …Read More

Your Children Are Watching You

‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.’ Ephesians 4:32 NIV Here’s a story every parent needs to read and remember. ‘One day my husband and I got into an argument and ended up yelling at each other. I retreated to the porch and sat with …Read More

The Power Is In God’s Word

‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped.’ 2 Timothy 3:16–17 NIV As you read this devotional, always remember that the power doesn’t lie in the writer’s thoughts or comments, but in the written Word of God. Paul …Read More

‘Perfect Peace’

‘Whose thoughts are fixed on You!’ Isaiah 26:3 NLT The secret to ‘perfect peace’ lies in this Scripture: ‘You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!’ It’s not your circumstances, but how you think about them that robs you of peace. Focusing on your circumstances …Read More

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