Before You Borrow

‘Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.’ Proverbs 30:8 NLTWhen you think about it, you can be rich in one of two ways: either in how much you have, or in how little you want. Much of the corruption and debt crisis in PNG has been...

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Keep Persevering And You’ll Win

‘The Lord God will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.’ Isaiah 50:7 NKJV Prize fighter James Corbett was once asked: ‘What’s the most important thing for a man to do to become a...

You Can Begin Your Life Over Again

‘As he thinks within himself, so he is.’ Proverbs 23:7 NASB It was a long, hard road that took the Chandler family out of the cotton fields and out of poverty in Mississippi. All nine children have memories of the sharecroppers’ cabin and having nothing to wear or to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...