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‘Breathe on me, breath of God’

‘Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, o breath, and breathe upon these slain that they may live.’ Ezekiel 37:9 ESV In the Garden of Eden Adam was perfectly formed, but he had no life. He ‘had it all together’, but he wasn’t going anywhere until God’s Spirit breathed into him. Then …Read More

A Meeting In The Air

‘Then we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.’ 1 Thessalonians 4:17 TLB Christ’s return will come about in this way: ‘One word of command, one shout from the archangel, one blast from the trumpet of God …Read More

It’s Contagious (2)

‘A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.’ Proverbs 27:19 TLB The kind of person you are is reflected in the friends you pick. So if your life is unproductive and stagnant, look at the people you’ve surrounded yourself with. Friendships, good …Read More

It’s Contagious (1)

‘Bad company corrupts good character.’ 1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV Cold and flu viruses aren’t the only things that are contagious; attitudes are also: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’ Researchers call it ‘emotional contagion’, and it affects every aspect of life in the same way a rotten apple taints the whole barrel. Jon Gordon says: ‘One …Read More

Settle Only For The Best

‘Play skilfully on the harp.’ Psalm 33:3 NLT To ‘play skilfully’ means to do it well and strive for excellence when it comes to your God-given talents. One author puts it this way: ‘There’s a remarkable difference between 99 per cent and 100 per cent commitment. At 100 per cent you see your problems all …Read More

Be Realistic About Your Abilities

‘Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves.’ Romans 12:3 NLT God told Moses, ‘I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.’ (Exodus 3:10 NIV) But instead of thinking, ‘What an honour,’ Moses replied, ‘Who am I to lead the people?’ (Exodus 3:11 NLT) Moses’ upbringing as Pharaoh’s adopted …Read More

Three Biblical Rules For Success (2)

‘Meditate on it day and night.’ Joshua 1:8 NIV Second, let it in. The word ‘meditate’ means ‘to ponder, ruminate, or examine attentively’. So don’t just read the Scriptures, thoroughly digest them. Pray, ‘Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in Your instructions.’ (Psalm 119:18 NLT) You can read a Scripture dozens of times …Read More

Three Biblical Rules For Success (1)

‘Then you will be prosperous and successful.’ Joshua 1:8 NIV God told Joshua: ‘This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, …Read More

Live A Balanced Life

‘Let your moderation be known unto all men.’ Philippians 4:5 KJV To have a balanced life you must live by these two Scriptures: (1) ‘God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to Him.’ (1 Peter 5:7 CEV) (2) ‘Be on your guard and stay awake. Your enemy, the devil, is like a …Read More

Ask, ‘Is there a better way?’

‘The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake.’ Deuteronomy 28:8 ESV Almost anybody can spot the problem, discuss the problem, and complain about the problem. But a solution-oriented person looks for ways to solve the problem. Murray Spangler was such a person. As a department store …Read More

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