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Shame-Based Thinking (2)

‘Do not merely listen to the Word… Do what it says.’
 James 1:22 NIV Shame grows in the dark, but once you expose it to the light of God’s Word, it loses its grip on you. Feelings can be so fickle. And often they’re triggered by everyday things like a familiar song, the mention of …Read More

Shame-Based Thinking (1)

‘Let God change the way you think.’
 Romans 12:2 CEV When you’ve been physically, emotionally or sexually abused, it undermines your self-worth. You think, ‘If someone did that to me, there must be something wrong with me.’ You feel like your soul is soiled; like you’re ‘damaged goods’. But you’re not! These two Scriptures are …Read More

Protect Your Home

‘The Lord… took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to… keep it.’
 Genesis 2:15 NKJV The Bible says God put Adam into the garden ‘to work it and take care of it.’ (Genesis 2:15 NIV) So even when you have a great home environment, you’ve still got to ‘work it and …Read More

Not Out, But Through

‘When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned.’ Isaiah 43:2 NKJV Before God changes our circumstances, He often uses our circumstances to change us. Yes, He has promised to deliver us from our troubles, but not necessarily on our schedule or in the way we think. God wants to do more than …Read More

Sharing Your Life With Someone

‘A married man has to think about… how to please his wife.’ 1 Corinthians 7:33 NLT When four-year-old Sarah attended her first wedding in America, she had lots of questions. At the reception her mum explained there were two cakes—a groom’s cake and a bride’s cake. ‘What’s the matter, Mum?’ Sarah asked. ‘Haven’t they learned …Read More

Only Jesus Can Satisfy Your Soul

‘Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.’ John 4:14 NKJV The line from an old hit song goes, ‘Looking for love in all the wrong places.’ That was true of a woman Jesus met at a well in Samaria. Here’s her story: (1) She tried religion but it didn’t …Read More

You’ve Been Called By God

‘I knew you… I sanctified you… I ordained you.’ Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV God told Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…sanctified you [set you apart]… I ordained you a prophet to the nations.’ Observe: (1) God knew you. The word knew means ‘to have intimate knowledge of’. When your delicate fingers …Read More

You Can Change

‘Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.’ Isaiah 54:2 NKJV The desire to change is the key to growth in any area of life. Most of us desire improvement, yet at the same time we resist change. But you can’t have one without the other! Change is possible only if you want it badly enough. …Read More

When God Calls You

‘I have called him… and he will succeed in his mission.’ Isaiah 48:15 NIV God told Jeremiah, ‘Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work.’ (Jeremiah 1:5 NCV) When God decides to use you, five things happen: First, there is a call. God asks common people to do uncommon things, like …Read More

Lessons from the Life of David (5)

‘These are the last words of David.’ 2 Samuel 23:1 NLT Someday we will all die, and our last words are often considered some of our most important. The question is, have you lived to your highest potential and fulfilled God’s purpose for your life? The Bible says, ‘These are the last words of David.’ …Read More

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