Have You Been Betrayed?

‘My best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me.’ Psalm 41:9 NLT Not only must we leave room for unexpected disappointments and unknown variables in life, we must realise that inevitably we’ll be betrayed and hurt by...

Focus On The Solution Not The Problem

‘In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ Isaiah 30:15 NKJV As problems arise in your relationships, you’ll be forced to become a translator, negotiator, diplomat, and peacekeeper. And good communication skills are essential. Nothing is more frustrating...

Be Flexible

‘Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.’ Philippians 2:4 NKJV When it comes to the truth, you should be unbending. But when it comes to relationships, you must learn to be flexible. If you always need to be in...

Try Brainstorming (2)

‘Though good advice lies deep within the heart, a person with understanding will draw it out.’ Proverbs 20:5 NLT The founder of the technology company IBM, Thomas J. Watson, said: ‘Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the...

Try Brainstorming (1)

‘Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisors.’ Proverbs 24:6 NIV Solomon said, ‘With the right strategy you can wage war, and with many advisers there is victory.’ (Proverbs 24:6 GWT) There are wise and experienced people around who...

Keep Your Conscience Clear

‘My conscience [enlightened and prompted] by the Holy Spirit bearing witness with me.’ Romans 9:1 AMPC Paul wrote: ‘My conscience [enlightened and prompted] by the Holy Spirit bearing witness with me.’ Note: when the Holy Spirit speaks to your conscience, two things...

Hold On Until Your Joy Comes

‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.’ Psalm 30:5 NKJV Pain is an inevitable part of life and growth; a beneficial part! Stop and consider some of its benefits: (1) It lets you know when there’s something wrong in your body that needs to be...

Forget It And Move On

‘Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on towards the goal.’ Philippians 3:13–14 AMPC We all have a ‘past’. It’s filled with hurts others have done to us, mistakes that got us into trouble, and things we’re so ashamed of we...

Have You Prayed About It?

‘We fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.’ 2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT God hasn’t made prayer difficult or complicated, but really simple. The truth is, many of us pray more often than we know. And we have a more effective and successful prayer life than we realise....

Notes and Diamonds

‘By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.’ Ephesians 2:8 NASB To understand how God sees you, try to think of these two things: (1) A $10 note. What makes it more valuable than any other piece of paper of equal...

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‘Siapa yang membagi-bagikan sesuatu, hendaklah ia melakukannya dengan hati yang ikhlas.’ Roma 12:8  Alkitab berkata; 'Kita mempunyai karunia yang berlain-lainan… Jika karunia itu adalah untuk … membagi-bagikan sesuatu, hendaklah ia melakukannya dengan hati yang...

Thoughts On Giving (2)

‘If it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously.’ Romans 12:8 NIV The Bible says; ‘We have different gifts… If a man’s gift is… contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously.’ (Romans 12:6–8 NIV) Every believer receives grace for...

Thoughts On Giving (1)

‘See that you abound in this grace also.’ 2 Corinthians 8:7 NKJV Paul writes, ‘As you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also.’ What’s Paul talking about here? Giving! God...

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‘Hendaknya kamu kaya dalam pelayanan kasih ini.’ 2 Korintus 8:7  Paulus menulis, 'Maka sekarang, sama seperti kamu kaya dalam segala sesuatu, --dalam iman, dalam perkataan, dalam pengetahuan, dalam kesungguhan untuk membantu, dan dalam kasihmu terhadap...

Think More About Others (3)

‘Not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many.’ 1 Corinthians 10:33 NKJV Here’s a group you don’t want to be part of: ‘In the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.’...

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‘Bukan untuk kepentingan diriku, tetapi untuk kepentingan orang banyak.’ 1 Kor 10:33  Inilah kelompok yang Anda tidak ingin menjadi bagian darinya: 'Ketahuilah bahwa pada hari-hari terakhir akan datang masa yang sukar. Manusia akan mencintai dirinya sendiri dan...

Think More About Others (2)

‘He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.’ Proverbs 19:17 NKJV Here are four ways in which you can express kindness and generosity towards others. (1) Giving your time. Giving a few hours of your time to someone,...

Pikirkan Lebih Banyak Tentang Orang Lain (2)

‘Siapa menaruh belas kasihan kepada orang yang lemah, memiutangi TUHAN, yang akan membalas perbuatannya itu.’ Amsal 19:17  Berikut adalah empat cara di mana Anda dapat mengekspresikan kebaikan dan kemurahan hati terhadap orang lain.(1) Memberikan waktu Anda....

Think More About Others (1)

‘How can the love of God be in that person?’ 1 John 3:17 NKJV On a scale of one to ten, how often do you think about the needs of others and try to meet them? Before you answer, read this: ‘If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but...

Pikirkan Lebih Banyak Tentang Orang Lain (1)

‘Bagaimanakah kasih Allah dapat tetap di dalam dirinya?’ 1 Yohanes 3:17  Dalam skala satu sampai sepuluh, seberapa sering Anda memikirkan kebutuhan orang lain dan mencoba memenuhinya? Sebelum Anda menjawab, baca ini: 'Jika seseorang memiliki harta benda dan melihat...

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