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Keep Bending and Shaping The Twig

‘These words which I command you…teach them diligently to your children.’ Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NKJV On Father’s Day a pastor was making the point that it’s not enough to ‘talk the talk,’ you must also ‘walk the walk.’ He said, ‘It doesn’t matter what you tell your kids, they’ll turn out just like you. That scares …Read More

Is There Someone You Need to Forgive?

‘…forgiving one another…even as Christ forgave you…’ Colossians 3:13 NKJV The greatest power you have over anyone who hurts you is the power of forgiveness. When you say, ‘I forgive, and no longer hold it against you’, both sides are set free from the negative bond that exists between you. But there’s more: we also …Read More

Your Work Matters to God (3)

‘Work…as…for the Lord…’ Colossians 3:23 NLT Dr Adrian Rogers said, ‘God takes ordinary people and gives them power to do extraordinary things. Whether you put hub caps on tyres…key in data…dig ditches or wash dishes, ?Work…as…for the Lord…?(Colossians 3:23 NLT) Jesus’ home was the cottage of a working man. Mending ploughs or mending souls, Jesus …Read More

Your Work Matters to God (2)

‘The Lord demands fairness in…business… He sets the standard.’ Proverbs 16:11 NLT The Human Resources Director was taken aback when he heard what the job applicant asked to be paid. ‘You certainly expect to be compensated well for a beginner.’ The applicant replied, ‘Well sure, work is a lot harder when you don’t know what …Read More

Your Work Matters to God (1)

‘…My Father never stops working, and so I keep working, too.’ John 5:17 NCV A salesman stopped to visit a client and was amazed to find a big dog emptying wastebaskets. ‘All part of the job!’ the dog said cheerfully. ‘Does your boss know how fortunate he is to have a talking dog?’ the salesman …Read More

What’s Your Attitude Towards Your Child?

‘…When he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion [on him]…’ Luke 15:20 NKJV Chuck Colson writes, ‘When I was at Buckingham Palace…Prince Philip asked me, "What can we do about crime here in England?" I replied, "Send more children to Sunday school." He thought I was joking. But …Read More

Make Giving a Lifestyle

‘…God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’ 2 Corinthians 9:7 NLT A child who had just learned to tie his shoelaces was crying, so his mum asked, ‘Is it that hard?’ ‘No,’ he sobbed, ‘but now I’ll have to do it for the rest of my life!’ Is that how you feel about giving? You …Read More

You Have the Power, So Use It!

‘…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you…’ Acts 1:8 NLT When Ray and Dorothy Buker went to Burma in 1926, there were other missionaries there. These missionaries had established their own banking system and afternoon tea routine, complete with trained butlers, none of which fitted Buker’s concept of preaching the Gospel. …Read More

Work on Your Attitude!

‘…the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him.’ Psalm 32:10 NIV The most important choice you make each day is your choice of an attitude. So choose, first, an attitude of thanksgiving. ‘In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God…for you.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV) Paul was in prison …Read More

Always Give Your Best

‘…do your work willingly…’ Colossians 3:23 CEV One of Michelangelo’s greatest masterpieces was his sculpture of David. He worked on it with such passion that he often slept in his clothes, resenting the time it took to take them off and put them on again. He repeatedly examined and measured the marble to see what …Read More

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