Start Believing

‘I know the plans I have for you.’ Jeremiah 29:11 NIVHead-faith says, ‘I believe!’Heart-faith says, ‘I believe it’s so for me,’ then acts on it. God says, ‘I know the plans I have for you... plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a...

Don’t Give In To Fear

‘The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.’ Psalm 118:6 KJVYou’ll always have to deal with fear in one form or another. And your fears will be different at different seasons of life. Once you accept that, you can make progress. For example, Julius Caesar conquered the...

A Positive, Faith-Filled Outlook

‘With thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’ Philippians 4:6 NIVIt happens so easily, especially in the company of the wrong people. Before you know it, you’re criticising and complaining, and the atmosphere becomes negative. That’s because words, like clouds or...

Show God’s Love (2)

‘If you are nice only to your friends, you are no better than other people. Even those who don’t know God are nice to their friends.’ Matthew 5:46–47 NCVOnline dating is a big thing, but so much of it is based on what a person looks like. When it comes to genuinely...

Show God’s Love (1)

‘God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.’ Romans 5:8 NLTHuman love says, ‘I’ll love you as long as you meet my expectations, agree with my politics, attend my church, or fit into my social circle.’ God isn’t like...

Let The Healing Begin

‘O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me.’ Psalm 30:2 NKJVWe talk so easily about things that don’t matter. But when it’s time to talk about our fears, our loneliness, our guilt, or our need to be loved, we clam up like oysters. Sometimes we act like we...

Vengeance Is God’s Job, Not Yours

‘“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.’ Romans 12:19 NKJVVengeance is God’s job, not yours. He will repay—whether on the final Day of Judgment or in this life. He can discipline your abusive boss, soften your angry parent, bring your husband or wife to...

You Are Special

‘I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’ Psalm 139:14 NKJVSarah Hupp writes: ‘Did you know you started out as a single cell, and within that cell was enough DNA to hold the equivalent of 1,000 volumes of coded blueprints? Or that this DNA...

Overcoming Failure

‘My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart.’ Psalm 73:26 NIVAs you drive towards your destiny, you’re sure to hit potholes along the way, or take some wrong turns, or forget to check your fuel gauge and run out of fuel. The truth is, the only...

Stay On The Chariot

‘No one will be able to stand against you.’ Joshua 1:5 NIVStanding on the threshold of the Promised Land, Joshua realised there were more than thirty kings to be conquered before he could possess it. So God told him, ‘No one will be able to stand against you all the...

Most Recent Devotional Readings

Start Exercising

‘Bodily exercise profits.’ 1 Timothy 4:8 NKJV As you move into your forties, fifties, and sixties, you’ll tend to become more sedentary. One woman made a lifelong commitment not to sweat. Another one joked that the only reason for jogging was to look better at her...

Everything You Need For Living

‘Everything we need.’ 2 Peter 1:3 NIV Peter writes, ‘His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.’ (2 Peter 1:3 NIV) Living life to the fullest requires three things: (1) A little extra. This is the extra-mile principle Jesus taught (see Matthew...

Get Your Approval From God

‘Our eyes look to the Lord our God.’ Psalm 123:2 NKJV It’s always nice to be appreciated for the work you do, and when that doesn’t happen, it can affect your sense of self-worth. That’s why the Bible says, ‘As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters…...

Recall God’s Lovingkindness To You

‘Your lovingkindness is before my eyes.’ Psalm 26:3 NKJV The story’s told of a little boy who was asked, ‘Do you say your prayers every night?’ He replied, ‘No, some nights I don’t need anything!’ We may smile, but the point is painfully obvious. If the only time your...

Don’t Look Back

‘His wife looked back behind him and she became a pillar of salt.’ Genesis 19:26 NKJV Before destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, angels of the Lord rescued Lot and his family from the city. Then they said: ‘Run for your lives! Don’t look behind you, and don’t stop on the...

Soak Your Mind In God’s Word

‘I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.’ Psalm 119:11 NLT Are you discouraged because you keep committing the same sins over and over again? Here’s your answer: soak your mind in God’s Word! Just like you soak a sponge in water and it...

When Your Child Seems Out Of Control

‘Great shall be the peace of your children.’ Isaiah 54:13 NKJV Few things in life can break your heart like a child addicted to alcohol or drugs, or realising they’re hanging out with the wrong crowd and are involved in activities that can destroy their lives. As a...

Arrested Development (4)

‘He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.’ Proverbs 13:20 NKJV Let’s look at arrested relational development. God’s plan for your life requires connecting with the right people—and disconnecting from the wrong ones....

Arrested Development (3)

‘Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser.’ Proverbs 9:9 NKJV Let’s look at arrested intellectual development. Sometimes we use verses like ‘God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put shame to the wise’ (1 Corinthians 1:27 NKJV) as excuses...

Arrested Development (2)

‘You will forget your misery; it will be like water flowing away.’ Job 11:16 NLT Let’s talk about arrested emotional development. When you don’t get help for your past emotional hurts, you’ll find yourself ‘acting out’, treating others like you were treated, and...