‘Until’

‘...[God] wrestled…with him until...’ Genesis 32:24 KJV The Bible says, ‘Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man [the angel of the Lord]… until the breaking of the day.’ When God decides to deal with you He will get you alone. Notice, Jacob was ‘left’. When...

Deal with Your ‘Ishmael’

‘...Cast out the bondwoman and her son...’ Galatians 4:30 KJV Ishmael was born as a result of Abraham attempting to hurry up God’s plan and fulfil it through human effort. Are you doing that? We all have our ‘Ishmaels’: a good idea that was not God’s idea, and it can...

Ask God to Give You a Dream

‘...Your old men shall dream dreams...’ Joel 2:28 NKJV The Bible says, ‘Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.’ When God gives you a dream, He gives you the resources and relationships needed to fulfil it. Not everybody will believe in your...

Heart Revelations

‘...try me, and know my thoughts.’ Psalm 139:23 KJV Our character is not revealed just by our actions, but by our reactions. Actions can be planned, but reactions are spontaneous. They give us a glimpse of what’s really in our heart. At that point we can look at it...

Your Breakthrough!

‘[The] One who breaks open the way will go up before [you]...’ Micah 2:13 NIV Are you thinking, ‘If I don’t get a breakthrough, I’m not going to make it?’ Try to understand these two things. (1) Your problem is just an opportunity for God to work on your behalf. You...

Commit Yourself!

‘...all forsook me… but the Lord stood with me...’ 2 Timothy 4:16–17 NKJV Read these words slowly and carefully: ‘Until I am committed there is a hesitancy, a chance to draw back. But the moment I definitely commit myself, then God moves also and a whole stream of...

Are You Just Beginning?

‘Who [with reason] despises the day of small things?...’ Zechariah 4:10 AMP Everything big begins with something small, and your attitude in the beginning often determines your success in the end. The Bible says, ‘Who [with reason] despises the day of small things?’...

Faith on the Offensive

‘...The just shall live by faith.’ Romans 1:17 KJV God wants you to move from a survival mentality to a position of ruling and reigning; from just getting by, to really believing Him ‘to do exceedingly abundantly above all that [you] ask or think...’ (Ephesians 3:20...

You’re in Partnership with God

‘We are labourers together with God...’ 1 Corinthians 3:9 KJV Did you hear the story about the little boy who was selling 10 cent pencils door-to-door to raise the money to build a $30,000,000 hospital in his community? One woman said to him, ‘Son, that’s a mighty big...

There’s a Way Out

‘...when you are tempted…[there’s]…a way out...’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV Often we make excuses for our weaknesses, or blame others. The poet wrote, ‘An enemy I strove to know, he dogged my steps where’er I’d go. My plans he baulked and blocked my way, to lofty goals...

Most Recent Devotional Readings

What will your legacy be? (2)

‘You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear Your Name.’ Psalm 61:5 NLT What would you like your legacy to be? In Walden, Henry David Thoreau once said he was concerned that when it came time to die, he would discover he had never fully lived. When it...

What will your legacy be? (1)

‘A good person leaves an inheritance.’ Proverbs 13:22 NIV Leadership expert Dr John Maxwell writes: ‘On December 18, 1998, I had a serious heart attack. That night as I lay on the floor waiting for an ambulance, I remember thinking two things: First, I was too young...

Accept responsibility for your life

‘The wise are glad to be instructed.’ Proverbs 10:8 NLT If you want to walk in God’s blessing, stop making excuses and take responsibility for your life. The Bible says, ‘The wise are glad to be instructed… fools fall flat on their faces.’ The ability to accept...

God will visit you again

‘Your visitation has preserved my spirit.’ Job 10:12 WEB There’s no cure for past pain like present desire. When the longing for something is powerful enough, it can wipe out the pain of the past, enabling you to rise again with renewed energy and purpose. If you ask...

Don’t belittle your gift

‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.’ Ephesians 3:20 NKJV Next time you see a big tree, remind yourself that it began as a tiny seed. What you have to offer today may seem small, but when God blesses it, it can grow. In...

Cast out your fears

‘Perfect love casts out fear.’ 1 John 4:18 NKJV You would be surprised how many people, even successful ones, struggle each day with unexpressed fears. Maybe you’re one of them. The Bible says, ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a...

Loving people you don’t like

‘His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family.’ Ephesians 1:5 TLB In the Bible God commands us to love one another. Interestingly, He doesn’t command us to like one another. And that’s a good thing because you can love someone and not like...

Cultivate an awareness of God’s presence

‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’ Genesis 28:16 NIV Jacob lived life on the fast track doing business deals and making lots of money, unlike David who was on the slow track tending a flock of sheep in his pasture. But notice what each of...

Let God use your business

‘He sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there.’ Luke 5:3 NLT Do you want God to bless your business? Invite Him into it! Allow Him to use your business to do His business. Peter did that. He had a fishing boat, and one day he invited Jesus on board so He could...

Show some enthusiasm!

‘Make full use of the gift that God gave you.’ 2 Timothy 1:6 CEV Unless you maintain your enthusiasm, life can wear you down. A job that once challenged you can become monotonous, a relationship that once excited you can grow stale, and a daily walk with God that once...

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