Listen Slowly

‘...teach them to your children...’ Deuteronomy 4:9 NKJV Being a parent is a privilege, so you must convince your children that they’re more important to you than your career success or acquiring ‘things’. Never miss a chance to tell them you love them. Be there!...

Use Your Authority!

‘I have given you authority…to overcome…the enemy...’ Luke 10:19 NIV Has Satan singled you out for attack? Are you wondering, ‘Why would he even bother with someone like me?’ The answer is—influence. Job’s influence was a constant irritant to Satan. One day God said...

Let the Refiner Do His Work!

‘He will sit as a refiner…of silver...’ Malachi 3:3 NIV It’s hard watching someone you love going through the refiner’s fire, but it’s the only way to get pure silver. It’s hard watching the refiner turn up the heat until all the scum rises, so every impurity can be...

God Will Fulfil His Promise

‘...God has made me laugh...’ Genesis 21:6 NKJV Sarah laughed twice. The first time it was in unbelief because God had promised her a child in her old age. The second time it was with joy because God had fulfilled His promise. But between these two events she went...

Your Way or God’s Way?

‘He guides the humble in what is right...’ Psalm 25:9 NIV Did you hear about the old lady who earned a living by selling her goods beside the road? Each day when she came to a certain intersection she would toss a stick up into the air. Whichever way the stick pointed...

Finishing Strong

‘...I have finished my course...’ 2 Timothy 4:7 KJV To finish strong, you must understand three things. (1) People will leave you. It may be because you’ve outgrown them, or to fulfil their own vision, or because they don’t want to go where God’s taking you. People...

In Need of God’s Help

‘My help comes from the Lord...’ Psalm 121:2 NKJV Did you hear about the guy who prayed, ‘Lord, so far today I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped, lost my temper, been nasty, greedy or grumpy. But in a few minutes I’m gonna have to get out of bed, then I’m gonna...

Finding the Right Person for the Job

‘...To Philemon our beloved friend and fellow labourer.’ Philemon 1:1 NKJV Paul called Philemon ‘our beloved friend and fellow labourer.’ Obviously Paul had found the right person for the job. How do you do that? Perhaps by enjoying their uniqueness. Fred Smith says,...

Learning from the Prodigal Son

‘When he came to his senses...’ Luke 15:17 NIV Do you have a prodigal heart? The parable of the prodigal son teaches us that by listening to God we can avoid tragedy; that by living under His rule we’re saved from our misguided tendencies. Jesus said, ‘There was a man...

What Sank the TITANIC?

‘These things happened…as…warnings for us...’ 1 Corinthians 10:11 NIV Scientists now believe it was a series of slits, not one large gash, that sank the Titanic. In 1912, in history’s worst maritime disaster, the luxurious the 270-metre long ocean liner sank on its...

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How To Walk By Faith

‘Walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had.’ Romans 4:12 NKJV The Bible talks about those ‘who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had.’ How do you walk like that? (1) Abraham believed ‘God, who gives life to the dead and...

The Truth About Money

‘Do not overwork to be rich.’ Proverbs 23:4 NKJV Having more money can give you more opportunities to do good in the world. Jesus said, ‘This Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.’ (Matthew...

How To Fight—And Win

‘Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called.’ 1 Timothy 6:12 NKJV Here are six proven Bible strategies for defeating the enemy when he comes against you. (1) Think boldly. ‘Fight the good fight of faith… to which you were...

Be Resilient (2)

‘In all these things we are more than conquerors.’ Romans 8:37 NKJV If you conclude that your best days are over—they are. If you think they’re ahead—they are. After losing his job with a Fortune 500 company, Leonard was fearful and depressed. Then it occurred to him...

Be Resilient (1)

‘We may be knocked down but we are never knocked out!’ 2 Corinthians 4:9 PHPS Like trees that bend in the wind, resilient people gain strength from adversity because they know how to do these five things: (1) Stay connected. Solomon said, ‘Two are better than one… If...

God Wants You To Succeed (4)

‘For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.’ Joshua 1:8 NKJV In Scripture the word ‘success’ simply means knowing and doing God’s will for your life. It’s that simple! For Joshua, success meant entering the Promised Land,...

God Wants You To Succeed (3)

‘You made them rulers over the works of Your hands; You put everything under their feet.’ Psalm 8:6 NIV How can you know God wants you to succeed in life? Three reasons: (1) Because He created you. In Genesis God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our...

God Wants You To Succeed (2)

‘I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.’ 3 John 1:2 NKJV Jesus said, ‘What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?’ (Mark 8:36 NKJV) And to drive home His point, He told the story of a...

God Wants You To Succeed (1)

‘All these things shall be added to you.’ Matthew 6:33 NKJV Some people think that God’s sole purpose is to save their soul, help them become as morally upright and as spiritually mature as possible, and one day take them to Heaven to live with Him. And in a sense...

Change Your Attitude!

‘Having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude.’ Ephesians 4:23 AMPC We can learn a lot about the importance of a good attitude by looking at the children of Israel. It’s estimated that about 1.5 million Israelites came out of Egypt. God delivered them from slavery and...