Monthly Archive: January 2015

January 31 What Do You Have Comments

What Do You Have?

When you pray, God can answer in two ways: 1) He can use somebody you know. Who do you know? Who knows what you don’t know? Jesus said, ‘Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and...

January 30 Focus on What Is ‘Above’ Comments

Focus on What Is ‘Above’

Today we’re big on the concept of instant gratification and acquiring more stuff. But ‘earthly things’ lose their appeal once the bill arrives and the interest on your credit cards starts piling up. When that happens, blessings can turn into...

January 29 The Grace to Handle It Comments

The Grace to Handle It

For fifteen years Dr Robert Schuller’s secretary Lois battled cancer, and for every one of them she served God faithfully. Schuller writes: ‘I don’t think I ever met anyone more courageous. Some days she was so ill…getting out of bed...

January 28 Questions You Should Ask Yourself  Part 3 Comments

Questions You Should Ask Yourself (3)

Three more questions you should ask yourself are: 1) Am I making the most of today? ‘Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity’ (vv. 15-16 NIV). Only by focusing...

January 26 Questions You Should Ask Yourself  Part 1 Comments

Questions You Should Ask Yourself (1)

Like any good parent, God wants His children to succeed. But to succeed in life, you must periodically ask yourself two questions: 1) Am I committed to personal growth? ‘Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you...

January 25 Take Responsibility Comments

Take Responsibility

A woman went shopping one day and came home with a very expensive dress. Her budget-conscious husband was very upset and demanded to know what on earth possessed her. ‘The devil made me do it,’ she replied sweetly. He asked,...

January 24 Evidence of God’s Grace Comments

Evidence of God’s Grace

Where there’s grace, there’s growth. And where there’s growth, there’s clear evidence of it. The church at Jerusalem sent Barnabas to the church at Antioch, and ‘when he arrived and saw…evidence of the grace of God, he was glad.’ As...

January 23 Life Is about Choices 2 Comments

Life Is about Choices (2)

Choices—they’re the determining factor in how your life turns out. When Solomon came to the throne as a young man, he prayed for wisdom to make the right choices in life. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden said, ‘There’s a choice...

January 22 Life Is about Choices 1 Comments

Life Is about Choices (1)

When Daniel was taken prisoner to Babylon, he was quickly promoted to leadership in the king’s palace. But as a Jew he refused to ‘defile himself with the royal food and wine’. Could his choice have affected his career, or...