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Your visionyou must ‘follow’ it! (1)

‘…Write the vision and make it plain…’ Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV Paul was on a mission. He travelled light, practiced personal discipline, avoided distractions and kept his eye on the ball. ‘…one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal…’ (Philippians …Read More

Your vision – you must ‘find’ it! (2)

‘…Write the vision and make it plain…’ Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV Jesus said, ‘…for this reason I was born…’ (John 18:37 NIV) When you know why you’re here and what your God-given purpose is, you become virtually unstoppable. You won’t be flawless, but you’ll have the innate power to overcome each obstacle as you proceed. If …Read More

Your vision – you must ‘find’ it! (1)

‘…Write the vision and make it plain…’ Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV Notice two important things about vision: (1) Your vision must come from God. There’s a difference between setting your own goals and having a God-given vision. When your vision is of God, ‘…it will surely come…’ (Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV) You won’t have to orchestrate events; …Read More

Your vision – you must ‘feel’ it!

‘…Write the vision and make it plain…’ Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV Habakkuk describes his vision as, ‘The burden which the prophet…saw.’ (Habakkuk 1:1 NKJV) He ‘saw’ it wherever he went. It drove him to his knees. He prayed, ‘O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear?…Why do You show me iniquity, and …Read More

Becoming more Christ-like (3)

‘…we become more and more like Him.’ 2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB To make us more Christ-like God will use His Word, other people, and difficult circumstances. God’s Word provides the truth we need to know, God’s people provide the support we need to grow, and difficult circumstances provide the environment we need to show Christ-likeness. …Read More

Becoming more Christ-like (2)

‘…we become more and more like Him.’ 2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB Spiritual growth could be compared to a seed, a building, and a child. Each requires our participation. When planted, seeds must be watered, fertilised and protected. When erected, buildings must be maintained. When born, children must be cared for, taught and disciplined. Getting the …Read More

Becoming more Christ-like (1)

‘…we become more and more like Him.’ 2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB Becoming more Christ-like doesn’t mean losing your individuality and being a mindless clone. God created the characteristics that make you unique, so He certainly doesn’t want to destroy them. Christ-likeness is about transforming your character, not your personality. Paul writes, ‘…throw off…your former way …Read More

When God shows up

‘…the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come…’ Malachi 3:1 NKJV Sometimes God shows up dramatically: like an unexpected cheque in the mail, a door suddenly opening, or the Lord protecting you from a situation that would otherwise destroy you. (See Psalm 91:11.) Other times He shows up quietly, replacing your anxiety with assurance, whispering, …Read More

Celebrate Christmas every day of the year!

‘…that is why I was sent.’ Luke 4:43 NIV The story’s told of a mother putting away the nativity set after Christmas when she noticed the Baby Jesus was missing. She asked her four-year-old if he knew where Jesus was. He replied, ‘Yes, but He doesn’t want me to tell anybody.’ ‘Why not?’ she asked. …Read More

Are you alone this Christmas?

‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted….’ Psalm 34:18 NIV When you find yourself alone at Christmas, the sights and sounds that once brought joy can reinforce your sense of sadness and loss. There is no magic, get-well-quick formula; processing what you’ve lost takes time and God’s sustaining grace. But here are some insights to …Read More

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