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Oct 13 Prayer Is Hard Work_2 Comments

Prayer Is Hard Work (2)

We all want what successful people have; we’re just not willing to pay the price they paid to get it. When you see someone with sculpted abs and a well-toned body, they probably spend time sweating in a gym. There’s...

Oct 12 Prayer Is Hard Work_1 Comments

Prayer Is Hard Work (1)

Paul writes, ‘Epaphras, who is …always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, …’ Sometimes praying for others feels like ‘labouring’. Once you understand and accept that, not having ‘tingling sensations’ when you pray won’t discourage you. You can smile and...

Oct 11 The Life God Wants You to Live Comments

The Life God Wants You to Live

Here are three important truths to help you enjoy the life God wants you to live: 1) Believe that God wants you to succeed. Give up the unscriptural (read: unbiblical) notion that this life has no value. God has a...

Oct 10 The Importance of Patterns Comments

The Importance of Patterns

We focus on individual incidents, but the God of the big picture focuses on patterns. He determined twenty-four hours in each day, seven days in each week, four seasons in each year, etc. Birth is followed by infancy, childhood, youth,...

Oct 9 Taking Communion Comments

Taking Communion

Taking communion can be a meaningless ritual, or an intimate time spent in the presence of Jesus. Read the story of Cleopas and his companion. They were travelling home to Emmaus when Jesus suddenly appeared and walked along with them....

Oct 8 How to Be Happy 3 Comments

How to Be Happy (3)

Hope brings happiness, but skepticism never can. You may be alive when Christ returns, or you may be resurrected to meet Him in the air. Either way, Jesus is coming again! Don’t let doubters or false date-setters dull your sense...

Oct 7 How to Be Happy 2 Comments

How to Be Happy (2)

Helping others brings happiness, but selfishness never can. A ragged street urchin stood looking into a candy shop window. A man came along and observed the scene, took him inside and said to the saleslady, ‘Fill a bag with every...

Oct 6 How to Be Happy 1 Comments

How to Be Happy (1)

Holiness brings happiness, but sin never can. Sometimes we find this hard to believe. The story’s told of a mother saying to her son, ‘Be good, and have fun.’ He replies, ’Please make up your mind!’ How revealing! Today the...

Oct 5 Learn to Cast Comments

Learn to ‘Cast’

Learn to ‘cast all your anxiety on him’. Only when you have done that will you be able to ‘catch yourself’ when you begin to open the door to worry; allowing it to move in, set up shop, and start...

Oct 4 You Can Begin Again Comments

You Can (Begin Again)

When you haven’t accomplished what you’d hoped for, regret can become a major pastime. The computer analyst wishes he’d become an accountant, the accountant wishes he’d become a doctor, etc. Maybe you’re planning to leave a legacy, but to date...