Thoughts for this week

Protect Your Mind

‘Your minds may somehow be led astray.’

2 Corinthians 11:3 NIV

Paul writes, ‘I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray.’ Temptation always begins in your mind, and in order to protect it, you need to dwell on God’s Word. It was Satan who planted the idea in Eve’s mind to eat the ...

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The Secret Place

'But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet.'

Matt 6:6 KJV

In the context of this scripture, Jesus is talking about the importance of prayer and spending time with him. He states "When you pray" not "if". This statement is one that suggests that if you are a follower of Christ, then prayer is a must. When we look at the life of Christ, His prayer ...

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Keep Persevering and You will Win

‘The Lord GOD will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.’

Isaiah 50:7 NKJV

Prize fighter James Corbett was once asked: ‘What’s the most important thing for a man to do to become a champion?’ He replied, ‘Fight one more round.’ Successful people have different talents, but they all have these qualities: perseverance, tenacity, and stick-to-it-iveness. Th...

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Decision Making

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed".

Proverbs 16:3

If all your life you’ve been warned about making bad decisions, fear can cause you to miss God-given opportunities. ‘If the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?’ (1Corinthians 14:8 NIV). Now you’re like the mule standing between two bales of hay; unab...

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He is Always on Time

"The time came for the baby to be born."

Luke 2:6

Jon Walker wrote: " We manage, waste, spend and save time. We wish it would come... we wish it would pass.. we see it fly and we feel it drag. We watch clocks and carry calendars, creating the illusion that somehow we control it. Only God controls time... Do you think He was surprised that...

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When Your Miracle Comes Late

"I am...old...and my wife is [too]"

Luke 1:18

When an angel told Mary that she would conceive, although it wasn't something that she had been praying for she said "Let it be, according to your word". [Luke 1:38] However, when an angel appeared to Zechariah, "He...was gripped with fear". When the angel told him, "Your prayer has been ...

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Try Less and Trust More!

‘He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.’

Philippians 1:6

If you want God’s will to be done in your life, don’t rush things. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, did that. As a result Ishmael was born, and that brought all sorts of strife and family complications. Remember: ‘Flesh gives birth to flesh … the Spirit gives birth to spirit’ (John 3:6 N...

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Be Diligent in Service

“ Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”

Colossians 3:23

Time spent in doing God’s work is never time lost, even if that’s in doing something that no one else sees, even if it’s something that no one else acknowledges or thanks you for, it’s time invested for ultimately higher recognition.

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Claim Your Children for Christ

‘You have taught me from my youth.’

Psalm 71:17

When a child is raised by praying parents who walk according to God’s Word, 85 per cent of the time they’ll develop a strong faith before age thirteen. But what if your kids are already grown? One of God’s titles is ‘Redeemer’, which means He can give you another chance. Commit y...

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