Thoughts for this week

Overcoming the ‘I Can’t’ Mentality

'We saw the giants … and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight.’

Numbers 13:33

Wherever you go, you take your mentality with you. After four hundred years as captives in Egypt, the Israelites needed to adjust to their new freedom and learn to step into unfamiliar situations. They functioned best when other people told them what to do. Consequently when they approache...

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Take Shelter

“The name of the LORD is a strong fortress”

Proverbs 18:10

When the trials of life feel like a raging storm, seek refuge in the Lord.

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Choose to ‘Live in Peace’

‘Live in peace … and the Author and Promoter of peace will be with you.’

2 Corinthians 13:11

When Jesus sent His disciples out to preach, He told them to go into each city, find a suitable house in which to stay, and say, ‘Peace be unto you.’ If they were accepted they were to stay there and minister. If not, they were to leave and shake the dust of that place off their feet (...

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Be Courageous

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.”

Isaiah 41:10

Take courage from the knowledge that we never stand alone. God is only a prayer away at any time of the day or night.

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Soul Prosperity

‘I pray that … your soul prospers.’

3 John: 2

John wrote, ‘I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.’ For your soul to prosper you must: 1) Question your doubts and not your faith. We spend too much time dwelling on our misgivings, and experiencing faith as an occasional flash in the p...

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You Are Highly Valued

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

Luke 12:6-7

Never forget that you are highly valued by the One who knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb. He knows you, He loves you and He cares for you.

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Don’t Be a Gossip

‘A talebearer reveals secrets.’

Proverbs 11:13

When you gossip you’re like a loose cannon. Stop and try to imagine that. When a cannon is anchored and aimed in the right direction it can win the battle. But when it’s not it can destroy everything in its path. And that’s what gossip does: ‘A talebearer reveals secrets, but he wh...

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Learning to Trust

‘The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.’

Nahum 1:7

Trust is fundamental in our walk of faith and exercising trust builds our faith. Trust in His timing. Rely on His promises. Wait for His answers. Believe in His miracles. Rejoice in His goodness. Relax in His presence.

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Choose Christ

‘Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life.’

John 3:36

No matter how many bad choices you may have made in the past, you can be redeemed by one good choice - the choice to surrender your life to Christ and follow Him. One author writes: ‘Ever wonder why there were two crosses next to Christ? Or why Jesus was in the center? Those two crosses ...

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God can turn around any situation

‘And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.’

Romans 8:28

Keep God in the centre of your life and commit your whole being to pursuing His presence. Only God can turn a Mess into a Message, a Test into Testimony, a Trial into a Triumph, a Victim into a Victory!

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