Dear friends, Absolutely stunned! That’s the best way to describe how we all feel about your generosity and God’s faithfulness, following our Visionathon Radio appeal. I must admit that I had questioned whether we would reach the million dollar goal within the allotted 4 days, but through the generosity of His people, God has just given …Read More
Dear friends, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future. Or at least, what it might look like given the changes we see all around us. I’ve also been thinking about the responsibility we have to ensure future generations have the opportunity to hear the gospel, and how what we do now will lay …Read More
Dear friends, Lately I’ve been dwelling on the words of Jesus in John 10:10 ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ (NIV) ‘Life abundantly.’ ‘Life to the full.’ ‘A rich and satisfying life.’ ‘In all its fullness.’ What …Read More
‘Because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God.’ Ephesians 1:11 NLT
God’s will isn’t simply for you to survive, but to thrive (see Psalm 35:27). Satan will attack you, but he can’t separate you from God’s love or keep Him from blessing you. Satan will lie and say that he can, but he can’t. Imagine his frustration over that! When you know God has promised you something, it gives you strength to overcome things others can’t. All the water in the sea won’t drown you as long as it doesn’t get into the boat. It’s what you allow in that hurts you! So guard your heart. Keep your vision alive and it will keep you alive. If you want the prize, be willing to pay the price. The reason many of us fail is because we trade what we want most for what we want now. No; the greater the challenge, the greater the reward that awaits you beyond it. Paul the apostle had his eye on the prize when he wrote, ‘My dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.’ (1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT) The only thing life owes you is an opportunity to grow. Moses walked away from a palace, Elisha walked away from a farm, and Luke walked away from a medical practice in order to follow God. It’s what you’re willing to walk away from that determines what God can entrust you with. So keep turning the pages, keep pushing ahead, tighten your grip on your God-given purpose. What you don’t have now can be yours in the future if you keep growing, stay focused, and remain faithful.
SoulFood: Job 8–10, Lk 1:19–25, Ps 57, Ecc 7:13–15
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