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Keep Running. Keep Looking To Jesus

‘Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus.’ Hebrews 12:1–2 NLT Glenn Cunningham was born on a Kansas farm and educated in a one-room schoolhouse. He and his brother were responsible for keeping the school’s fire going. One morning as the boys …Read More

Understanding Your Desires (4)

‘Take up your cross and follow Me.’ Mark 8:34 NLT God is a desire-creating, desire-satisfying God. Birds want to fly because God created them to do it. Dolphins want to swim because God created them with an instinct to swim. God doesn’t plant wrong desires in us. When Adam first saw Eve, he discovered he …Read More

Understanding Your Desires (3)

‘Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.’ Psalm 34:8 NKJV When the Bible tells you what you ought to do, you can take it in two different ways: the ought of obligation or the ought of opportunity. The first kind refers to your duty. You ought to pay your taxes, you ought to …Read More

Understanding Your Desires (2)

‘Serve the Lord with gladness.’ Psalm 100:2 NKJV To grow in your relationship with God, you must move from the ‘should’ to the ‘want to’ category. The most basic assessment we have for any experience or event is what morality educator Jonathan Haidt calls our ‘like-o-meter’. Your like-o-meter was running the day you were born. …Read More

Understanding Your Desires (1)

‘He shall give you the desires of your heart.’ Psalm 37:4 NKJV Your capacity to desire certain things is a gift from God; it’s a powerful motivator. Picture two kids taking swimming lessons. One does it because he watched the Olympic Games and wants to win a gold medal when he grows up. The other …Read More

Forgetting And Reaching Forward

‘Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.’ Philippians 3:13 NKJV As long as you’re holding on to the past, you’ll never be able to take hold of the future. The past can be an unbearably heavy burden when you try to carry it. The way to let …Read More

‘Living For Others’

‘Honour one another above yourselves.’ Romans 12:10 NIV As you approach the latter years of your life, you realise that it’s not just what you do that matters, but what you do for others. The most miserable people on earth are those who hate, hinder, and hurt others, while the happiest are those who spend …Read More

Stay In The Game Till It’s Over

‘The Lord is the strength of my life.’ Psalm 27:1 NKJV Author Jon Gordon says: ‘There was a time [as children] when we jumped from the jungle gym and went on roller coaster rides. No goal was unattainable. Then the doubters dissuaded us from going after our dreams… “You’re crazy… it’s too hard… play it …Read More

‘Breathe on me, breath of God’

‘Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, o breath, and breathe upon these slain that they may live.’ Ezekiel 37:9 ESV In the Garden of Eden Adam was perfectly formed, but he had no life. He ‘had it all together’, but he wasn’t going anywhere until God’s Spirit breathed into him. Then …Read More

A Meeting In The Air

‘Then we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.’ 1 Thessalonians 4:17 TLB Christ’s return will come about in this way: ‘One word of command, one shout from the archangel, one blast from the trumpet of God …Read More

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