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God has a plan – trust Him

The Bible says, ‘The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right’ (Psalm 84:11 NLT). Sometimes we pray for a certain thing, believing it’s good for us. But God, who has a plan for your...

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Trust in God’s goodness

The Bible says, ‘When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come…down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us…gods who can lead us”’ (Exodus 32:1 NLT). Why did Israel make a golden...

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Trust Must Be Earned

Here’s a magic bullet that teenagers like to use in order to manipulate their parents: ‘You don’t trust me!’. So we start backpedalling. ‘No, dear, it’s not that I don’t trust you being out with your friends or taking the...

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This year Keep Calm and Trust God

There are some things God will do for us, and other things He expects us to do for ourselves. ‘Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your...

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Trust Must Be Earned

Here’s a magic bullet that teenagers like to use in order to manipulate their parents: ‘You don’t trust me!’. So we start backpedalling. ‘No, dear, it’s not that I don’t trust you being out with your friends or taking the...

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Afraid? Trust God!

Fear is a normal part of living. Even the most successful and confident people you know experience it. The difference is they refuse to be ruled by fear because they know that, when it gets out of control, it can...

July 31 STOP TRYING TO CONTROL EVERYTHING 2 Comments

Stop Trying to Control Everything (2)

If you find that you are overly controlling, try doing these three things: 1) Rather than dreading your helplessness, embrace it as a place of strength. It positions you to experience God’s power. ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for...

July 30 STOP TRYING TO CONTROL EVERYTHING 1 Comments

Stop Trying to Control Everything (1)

Without self-control we end up hurting ourselves, but when we become overly controlling of ourselves or others, it’s an indication that we’re not trusting God enough. In the final analysis God alone determines our outcomes. So: ‘Trust in the Lord...

May 28 COMMUNICATE 3 Comments

COMMUNICATE! (3)

Building trust and intimacy in communication requires: 1) Working to build trust. Trust is not a ‘right’: it’s a privilege you earn by proving you’re trustworthy. We pay little attention to politicians who say, ‘You can count on me,’ unless...

May 27 COMMUNICATE 2 Comments

COMMUNICATE! (2)

For effective communication: 1) Make use of the ‘eye-gate’. Eye contact stimulates the brain’s social-network circuits, decreasing the stress hormone and increasing the sympathy hormone. Intentionally looking at the other person enables you to quickly respond to the seven basic...