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Do I Have Compassion for Others?

‘…when he saw him, he had compassion.’ Luke 10:33 NKJV The priest and the Levite in the story of the Good Samaritan saw the plight of the injured man, but the Good Samaritan exercised compassion and did something about it. So, ask yourself, ‘Have I become too calloused to care or too busy to be …Read More

Working Together

‘…we…are…one body, and each member belongs to all the others.’ Romans 12:5 NIV If you’re wise you’ll pray, ‘Lord, who do I need in my life at this time?’ and, ‘Who do you want me to help?’ The first question requires humility, the second requires unselfishness. There’s no limit to what can be accomplished when …Read More

Don’t Take the Bait

‘…we are not ignorant of [Satan’s] devices.’ 2 Corinthians 2:11 NKJV Satan, whom the Bible refers to as ‘the tempter’, works like a seasoned fisherman in two ways. First, he knows that fish get hungry, and he knows when they’ll be biting. Understand this: you were born with a hole in your soul that only …Read More

Qualities of a Good Leader

‘…Seek out…men of good reputation…whom we may appoint over this business.’ Acts 6:3 NKJV Good leaders practise four qualities. First, submission. Only a leader who has followed well knows how to lead others well. Connecting with people becomes possible because you’ve walked in their shoes. Leaders who’ve never submitted to authority tend to be proud, …Read More

You Can Rise Above Your Beginnings!

‘The Lord was with Joseph…’ Genesis 39:2 NKJV Joseph didn’t come from an ideal family. He was the eleventh son of Jacob, a con–man and a conniver. By this time, however, Jacob had got his spiritual act together. But his ten older sons took after their dad. They once deceived and killed an entire town …Read More

Fénelon’s Formula for Prayer

‘You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.’ Jeremiah 29:13 NIV Is your prayer life consistent? Is it rich and rewarding? Do you see measurable growth in it? If not, François Fénelon, a 17th–century Frenchman, tells us how to pray and get results. It’s a tried and true …Read More

‘Very Present’

‘God is…a very present help in trouble.’ Psalm 46:1 NKJV Randy Reid, a 34–year–old construction worker, was welding on top of a nearly completed water tower outside Chicago. According to writer Melissa Ramsdell, Reid unhooked his safety gear to reach for some pipes when a metal cage slipped and bumped the scaffolding on which he …Read More

What’s Good for the Goose (5)

‘Look at the birds in the sky!…’ Matthew 6:26 CEV Lost and stray geese are always welcomed into the formation. It’s not an exclusive club for the elite. Birds separated from other formations, isolated by weather, accident or infirmity, are given full family status. The formation will alter its plans, reschedule its arrival time and …Read More

What’s Good for the Goose (4)

‘Look at the birds in the sky!…’ Matthew 6:26 CEV With geese, their relationship is ‘till death do us part’. They take it seriously. They’re fully committed. When the ravages of time or circumstances make it impossible for a bird to continue the trip and it begins to lose altitude or fails to keep abreast …Read More

What’s Good for the Goose (3)

‘Look at the birds in the sky!…’ Matthew 6:26 CEV In the world of geese, the aged, very young, and infirm are kept protected in the rear of the formation. But they aren’t isolated, discounted or considered useless; in fact they fulfil a vital role. They become the honking section and cheer for the leaders. …Read More

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