Monthly Archive: November 2016

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When God sends someone to help you

The greatest indictment against not knowing is not learning. If you look at it the right way every experience in life is a school, and every new acquaintance is a teacher. So seize every opportunity to learn. Just make sure...

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Don’t doubt God’s Word

You may doubt your own ability, but never doubt God’s – or His promises and His willingness to fulfil them. The psalmist wrote, ‘You have magnified Your word above… Your name’ (Psalm 138:2 NKJV). The only thing in the universe...

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Try to see people as God sees them

When you consider some of the people Jesus called to be His disciples, the word ‘dysfunctional’ comes to mind. But Jesus wasn’t put off. Like finding treasure in the trash, He was able to see their potential, draw it out...

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Encourage your pastor

The Bible says King Josiah ‘set the priests in their duties and encouraged them for the service of the house of the LORD’. Josiah did two things: he instructed them, and he encouraged them. Why? Because one without the other...

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How to stay together

Picture two little rowing boats setting off across a choppy lake. A man sits in one, and a woman in the other. They have every intention of rowing side by side, yet they begin drifting in opposite directions until they...

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Express your love

When it comes to loving others: 1) You need to say it. An old fisherman who’d been married for fifty years to his patient, long-suffering wife, rarely took time to express his affection. Finally in frustration one day she said...

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Take time off

One of the best ways to maintain your perspective on what’s truly important is to plan times of rest and recreation. The word recreation means to ‘re-create’: to recharge your batteries physically, spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. Rest and recreation restore...

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The power of one (2)

God told His people: ‘See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws;...

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The power of one (1)

Gideon came from a family of idol worshippers, so he didn’t think he had much of a future. But God thought differently. He said to him, ‘Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am...

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God says ‘Yes’

You will notice that in the Old Testament God’s promises came with conditions that had to be met. In other words, you had to do something. ‘If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land’...