Bring Out the Best in Others (1)

‘Be strong and of good courage...’ Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV Over and over in Scripture God says things like, ‘Be strong and of good courage, do not… be afraid… for the Lord… goes with you.’ (Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV) Why? To bring out the best in us! History is full of...

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Taking Responsibility And Risks (1)

‘The vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come.’ Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV Missionary evangelist Daniel Kolenda writes: ‘We can easily become frustrated if we don’t...

It’s A Necessary Part Of The Process

‘I will instruct you.’ Psalm 32:8 NKJV Why are you still here? When Jesus saved you, why didn’t He simply take you to Heaven to be with Him? Because He’s not only interested in your final destination; He wants to do a work in you and through you on the way to it. We...

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed Today?

‘I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest.’ Jeremiah 45:3 NLT Some of the people we admire in Scripture experienced times when they felt ‘worn out’, yet unable to rest. Jeremiah said, ‘I am overwhelmed with trouble! Haven’t I had enough pain already? And now...

Understanding The Stages Of Your Vision

‘In due season He will honour you.’ Psalm 37:34 TLB In farming, there’s a time for sowing, a time for growing, and a time to harvest. Same in God’s Kingdom. One missionary tells of hearing a group of seasoned leaders discussing their shared experiences from which a...

Seek His Help Today

‘The Spirit also helps our weakness.’ Romans 8:26 NASB Paul writes: ‘The Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what...

The Holy Spirit Is Your ‘Helper’

‘The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things.’ John 14:26 ESV Jesus said, ‘The Helper, the Holy Spirit… will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.’ So the Holy Spirit has...

Know Who’s Guiding You

‘Let the Holy Spirit guide your lives.’ Galatians 5:16 NLT Dr Charles Stanley says: ‘During a photographic trip my group had been travelling up a trail for almost three hours, and I began to have a funny feeling that we were going in the wrong direction. I asked the...

Finishing Strong In Ministry (4)

‘Appoint leaders for the churches in each town.’ Titus 1:5 CEV The fourth issue you find among leaders who leave the ministry is this: they teach others how to build strong families without necessarily knowing how to build one themselves. Or they’re not willing to pay...

Finishing Strong In Ministry (3)

‘Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock.’ Acts 20:28 NKJV Another issue leaders often grapple with is: knowing how to feed others spiritually, but not themselves. Before leaving the church at Ephesus for the last time, Paul gathered its leaders together and...

Finishing Strong In Ministry (2)

‘I face the daily pressure of my concern for all the churches.’ 2 Corinthians 11:28 NIV Over 50% of church leaders leave the ministry. Let’s look at another reason why. They love people, but can’t handle the pressure. We like to talk about the power of the New...