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Keep The Fire Burning

‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us…?’ Luke 24:32 NKJV After the resurrection Jesus met two of His disciples who’d seen Him crucified and didn’t know He’d been raised from the dead. Then later as He ate supper with them at their house, an interesting thing happened: ‘Their eyes were …Read More

Calvary was always part of God’s plan

‘But it was the Lord’s good plan to… cause Him grief.’ Isaiah 53:10 NLT The psalmist wrote: ‘My God, why have You forsaken Me…I am…a reproach of men, and despised…All those who see Me ridicule Me…saying, “He trusted in the Lord… let Him deliver Him”…I am poured out like water…My bones are out of joint… …Read More

Jesus Doesn’t Condemn, He Cleanses

‘Go. From now on sin no more.’ John 8:11 NAS The Bible says: ‘The Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery…they said to [Jesus]…“in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women.”’ Jesus replied: ‘“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her”…When they heard …Read More

God Is At Work In Your Circumstances

‘[His] power…is at work within us…to [carry out His purpose].’ Ephesians 3:20 AMP Jon Walker writes: ‘We manage time, waste time, spend time, and save time. We wish it would come… we wish it would pass… we see time fly… we feel it drag. We watch clocks and carry calendars… yet God controls time. He …Read More

Be Willing To Learn From Others

‘Happy is the man who finds wisdom.’ Proverbs 3:13 NKJV Certain people can make us feel ‘less than’ when we’re in their company, but truly wise and mature people never try to do that. If you’ve had a bad experience with this, don’t allow it to drive you back in defeat. If you don’t stand …Read More

Were You Really ‘Born That Way’?

‘I was a sinner when my mother conceived me.’ Psalm 51:5 GWT Whether your struggle is with alcohol, drugs, sex, anger, gossip, unforgiveness, stealing, lying, or gambling, one thing’s certain—we are all born with a propensity towards certain behaviours. So it’s not a genetics issue, it’s a spiritual issue. It’s not about science, it’s about …Read More

You’re Qualified For The Job

‘God has chosen.’ 1 Corinthians 1:27 NKJV People are often drawn to us because of our difference, not our similarity. So don’t fail them by downplaying the things God has given you that qualify you to meet their needs. The disciples didn’t blend in, they stood out, and the world they lived in took note …Read More

Simplifying Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

‘Do not worry about your life.’ Matthew 6:25 NKJV Thoreau said, ‘Our lives are frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.’ Jesus put it another way: ‘Do not worry about your life… the birds… neither sow… reap nor gather into barns…yet your…Father feeds them.’ (Matthew 6:25–26 NKJV) Charlie Shedd pastored a large church with many demands. …Read More

Be a uniter, not a divider

‘How good… it is… to dwell together in unity!’ Psalm 133:1 NKJV David said, ‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity… there the Lord commanded the blessing.’ (Psalm 133:1–3 NKJV) When we strive to work together in spite of our differences, God ‘commands’ His blessing to be …Read More

Overcoming Bad Memories

‘Do not… ponder things of the past.’ Isaiah 43:18 NAS To overcome bad memories you must: (1) Reframe them. Looking back, Joseph said, ‘You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.’ (Genesis 50:20 NAS) (2) Reject them. The next time a bad memory resurfaces, refuse to entertain it. ‘Do not…ponder the things …Read More

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