‘Until Christ is formed in you.’ Galatians 4:19 NIV When you become a Christian you discover that part of you wants to walk ‘in newness of life’ (Romans 6:4 KJV), while another part wants to walk ‘after the flesh.’ (Romans 8:5 KJV) And you would, if it weren’t for God’s Spirit who lives in your …Read More
Some of your toughest battles in life will be with God. That’s because there’s a ‘Jacob nature’ in each of us that resists the will of God.
‘Called according to His purpose.’ Romans 8:28 NLT If you want things to work out right for you in life, you need to discover your God-ordained purpose and give yourself fully to it. The Bible says, ‘We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been …Read More
‘Your labour is not in vain.’ 1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV It’s easy to forget that this world isn’t your home, that you’re going to spend eternity with Christ in a home specially prepared for you, and that when you get to Heaven you’ll be rewarded for how well you fulfilled your God-given assignment here on …Read More
‘I live by faith in the Son of God.’ Galatians 2:20 NKJV A man who inherited an antique grandfather clock with a brass pendulum watched it push the big heavy weight back and forth. ‘What a burden for a 100-year-old clock to bear,’ he thought. So he opened the glass case and unhooked the pendulum. …Read More
‘Whose weakness was turned to strength.’ Hebrews 11:34 NIV Always try to be open to constructive criticism, but don’t personalise rejection. Don’t allow your opinion of yourself to be coloured by the opinion of those who fail to see your best qualities and potential. Successful people all have one thing in common: they had to …Read More
God repeatedly says in His Word that He wants us to be successful in life. But as our faces differ, so does God’s plan of success for each of us differ.
‘His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known.’ Ephesians 3:10 NIV Seventh, try to see the problem from different angles. Paul talks about ‘the manifold wisdom of God.’ To understand the word ‘manifold’, think of a diamond. Each time you turn it, the light exposes a …Read More
‘These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.’ John 16:33 NKJV Sixth, you must try to keep your problems in perspective. You’ve probably heard the saying: ‘I grumbled because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.’ In a Peanuts cartoon, Snoopy looks in …Read More
‘A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.’ Proverbs 16:9 NKJV Fifth, don’t just see the problem, look for the opportunity. When President John F. Kennedy was asked how he became a war hero, he smiled and quipped, ‘It was easy. Somebody sunk my boat!’ While it’s true that certain individuals …Read More