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Reason For Hope

‘The Valley of Achor will become a doorway to hope.’ Hosea 2:15 ISV Biblical references to valleys generally symbolise a state of hopelessness. The Valley of Achor [‘Trouble’] got its name when Achan’s family was stoned to death and Israel’s armies were defeated (see Joshua 7:25–26). Feeling hopeless is part of the human condition, and …Read More

Your Dream House (4)

‘There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’ Revelation 21:4 NKJV Dave Dravecky pitched for the San Francisco Giants baseball team in the 1980s. In 1988 doctors discovered a tumour in his pitching arm, and in 1991 his arm had to be amputated. In his book When You Can’t Come …Read More

Your Dream House (3)

‘They are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night.’ Revelation 7:15 NKJV When you think about your dream house, two more questions arise. How close is it to where I work? Have you ever wondered what we’ll actually do in Heaven? Since Heaven will be Paradise regained, read this: ‘God said …Read More

Your Dream House (2)

‘I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number.’ Revelation 7:9 NKJV When it comes to moving into your dream house, here’s another important question: What kind of people live in the neighbourhood? Describing the joys of Heaven, John the Revelator wrote: ‘After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude …Read More

Your Dream House (1)

‘We have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven.’ 2 Corinthians 5:1 NIV Few things in life compare to the excitement of moving into your dream house. But if you’re a redeemed child of God, here’s the score: no matter how beautiful your dream house on earth may be, it’s nothing compared to …Read More

How To Negotiate Well (2)

‘Both riches and honour come from You.’ 1 Chronicles 29:12 NKJV To negotiate well, you should do these three things: (1) Talk to God before you talk to others. Involve Him in all your decisions. The Bible says, ‘Both riches and honour come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power …Read More

How To Negotiate Well (1)

‘To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven.’ Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV In order to negotiate well, it helps to understand what’s happening on both sides of the table. People seldom buy a product for the reason you want to sell it. If you show more interest in making a profit …Read More

Stop!

‘When Jesus heard him, He stopped.’ Luke 18:40 NLT Is there room in your schedule for interruptions? Author Jon Walker writes: ‘Jesus stopped when people needed help. He saw interruptions as opportunities to show God’s love. Woe to those who are so busy saving the world that they ignore the perceived interruptions of those in …Read More

Praying According To God’s Will

‘You do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives.’ James 4:3 NIV When you pray for the salvation of a loved one, you never have to wonder if it’s God’s will. His will is clearly spelled out in Scripture: ‘God… wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth.’ …Read More

Love Them For Who They Are

‘Love never fails.’ 1 Corinthians 13:8 NKJV The words of an old song go, ‘I love you for a hundred thousand reasons, but most of all I love you ’cause you’re you.’ There’s great truth in that song, particularly when it comes to children. Christian psychologist Dr James Dobson writes: ‘When the birth of a …Read More

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