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Knowing Who Belongs in Your Life

‘…Those you allow to remain will become…thorns in your sides…’ Numbers 33:55 NIV Earthquakes result from two tectonic plates on a fault line shifting against one another, then lurching in opposite directions. And that’s what happens when you bond with the wrong people. It’s why God instructed the Israelites concerning the hostile nations in the …Read More

Start Where You Are!

‘…the Child grew and became strong…’ Luke 2:40 NKJV When do we get our first clue that Jesus knows He is the Son of God? In the temple when He was 12 years old. His parents are three days into the return trip to Nazareth before they notice He’s missing. The temple is the last …Read More

You Have What Is Required!

‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13 NKJV When David first arrived at King Saul’s palace he was a simple, unknown shepherd boy. But he had an impressive CV! God, in essence, said, ‘I saw you kill the bear and the lion; I was watching when you didn’t realise it.’ …Read More

Image or Reality?

‘…who may enter Your presence?…those who…do what is right…’ Psalm 15:1-2 NLT Charles Swindoll writes, ‘Behind the scenes…life can be…a facade held together with cheap material. Solomon was a man upon whom God showered wisdom, success and wealth… But he let his relationship with the Lord slip… Some say success can ruin a man. I …Read More

Use your Talents to Glorify God

‘God has given gifts to each of you.’ 1 Peter 4:10 NLT Your work is important to God. Your job might use as much as 40 hours in a week, so it should represent Him. ‘God has given gifts to each of you…Manage them well…then God will be given the glory.’ We’ve each been given …Read More

Stumbling Blocks

‘…take the stumbling block out of the way…’ Isaiah 57:14 NKJV To fulfil your God-given purpose in life you must confront your defects of character, see them as stumbling blocks and begin to remove them. Here are six of the most common ones. (1) Pride. Spiritual pride, social pride?God hates all forms of pride. His …Read More

Cut Yourself Some Slack!

‘No…I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing…on…forgetting the past and looking forward…’ Philippians 3:13 NLT A little boy came home one day with his clothes all muddy so his Mum sent him to the basement to drop them into the washing machine. Later, thinking things were a bit too quiet, …Read More

When God Gives You a Vision (2)

‘…I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision.’ Acts 26:19 NKJV When God gives you a vision: (1) It will interrupt you. Sometimes God will speak in a voice you can’t tune out. Other times, like Jonah, God will let you go to the bottom to get your attention. Either way, things won’t go right …Read More

When God Gives You a Vision (1)

‘…I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision.’ Acts 26:19 NKJV Paul had a ‘heavenly vision’. But there are those who ‘…speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord.’ (Jeremiah 23:16 NKJV) So you must be sure you are operating according to God’s plan, neither your own nor somebody …Read More

Learn to Value Others

‘…love your neighbour…’ Mark 12:31 NKJV There are two things we should never do: First, to expect to feel fully at home in this world, because ‘…we are citizens of Heaven…’ (Philippians 3:20 NLT), and second, to become so heavenly minded that we are no earthly use. The ‘salt’ and ‘light’ principles Jesus taught call …Read More

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