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Areas Of Success, Areas Of Struggle

‘Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them.’ Romans 12:6 NKJV The Bible teaches that God gives each of us certain gifts, and the grace to use them. And when we are not operating in our area of giftedness, we struggle. We need to keep that in mind …Read More

Don’t Obsess Over The Future

‘Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.’ Matthew 6:34 TLB The story’s told of a clock that spent a great deal of time worrying about its future, reasoning that it had to tick twice each second. ‘How much ticking might that be?’ the clock thought. …Read More

The Protocol For Church

‘Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name.’ Psalm 100:4 NKJV One Sunday a plainly dressed, scholarly-looking man went to a church in the Netherlands and took a seat near the pulpit. A few minutes later, a lady approached the pew. Seeing a stranger sitting …Read More

Learn To Say Yes Or No

‘Just say a simple, “Yes, I will,” or “No, I won’t.”’ Matthew 5:37 NLT Good negotiators understand that talking too much is a sign of insecurity and weakness. Sometimes the most potent word in any language is a simple yes or no, without further explanation or elaboration. Most decisions eventually come to that point. In order to …Read More

You Need Purpose, And Persistence

‘My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus.’ Acts 20:24 NLT To live your best life you need two things—purpose and persistence. And if you ask Him, God will help you develop them. (1) Let’s look at purpose. On the historic monument commemorating the …Read More

We Need Each Other

‘Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you.’ Romans 1:12 NCV Next time you take a walk in dense bush stop and think about what is taking place right under your feet. As the roots of the trees connect with each other they form a support system, using a network of fungi to communicate. …Read More

Obstacles To Answered Prayer (6)

‘Wait for it; it will certainly come.’ Habakkuk 2:3 NIV Before leaving our study on obstacles to answered prayer, let’s be clear about one thing: some of our unanswered prayers have been answered. The answer is ‘wait’. But because we don’t like the answer, we keep hoping God will have a change of heart. The truth is …Read More

Obstacles To Answered Prayer (5)

‘First go and be reconciled to them.’ Matthew 5:24 NIV The fifth obstacle to answered prayer is an unforgiving spirit. Your anger may feel justified, but it can produce long-term results that hurt you. Regardless of ‘who did what to whom’, resentment is hazardous to your health and spiritual well-being. Jesus said, ‘If you are offering your …Read More

Obstacles To Answered Prayer (4)

‘If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish.’ John 15:7 NIV The fourth obstacle to prayer is unscriptural prayers. Jesus said, ‘If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.’ Those who live by the principles of …Read More

Obstacles To Answered Prayer (3)

‘If our hearts do not condemn us.’ 1 John 3:21 NIV The third obstacle to answered prayer is unconfessed sin. After conquering Jericho, the strongest city in the Promised Land, the Israelites were defeated by a handful of soldiers in a small village called Ai. Joshua was devastated! He ‘tore his clothes and fell facedown to …Read More

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