Thoughts for this week

Rock Your Box

‘He…increases the power of the weak.’

Isaiah 40:29 NIV (2011 Edition)

A little boy was crippled and the doctors said there was nothing they could do to help him. So his mother took an orange crate, put him in it, tied a rope around it, tied the rope to her waist, and pulled him around with her. After a while the boy developed a habit his mother didn’t like...

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The Power Inside

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

Philippians 4:13

God has somehow placed into the Christians insides a special something, that extra inner reservoir of power that is more than a match for the stuff life throws at us. When in operation, phenomenal accomplishments are achieved, sometimes even miraculous.

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Know your calling (2)

‘He who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also.’

John 14:12 NKJV

Your calling will always be connected to an unmet need or an opportunity to do good. It was in listening to the cries of an enslaved people that Moses discovered his calling. So did William Wilberforce. He devoted his life to seeing slavery eradicated in Britain. Nelson Mandela was a lawye...

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The Grace of God

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is make perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

2 Corinthians 12:9

Lord right now, at this moment, I am weak. You‘re strong. By Your strength I am stepping away from this evil, and your power is going to give me the grace to get through it victoriously. Take charge right now.

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Know your calling (1)

‘What is that in your hand?’

Exodus 4:2 NIV (2011 Edition)

When God called Moses, one of the first questions He asked him was: ‘What is that in your hand?’ Moses was holding his shepherd’s staff – the one he used each day to lead and protect his sheep. But God had a different plan for it – a greater one! He used it to part the Red Sea an...

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Let Us Pray

"As for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way."

1 Samuel 12:23

There is no more significant involvement in another’s life than prevailing, consistent prayer. It is more helpful than a gift of money, more encouraging than a strong sermon, more effective than a compliment, more reassuring than a physical embrace.

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Having the right attitude

‘You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.’

Philippians 2:5 NLT

How many jobs do people lose every day because of poor attitudes? How many are passed over for promotion because of the way they approach their work and the people around them? How many marriages fall apart? It would be impossible to calculate. No one should ever lose a job, miss a promoti...

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Control Yourself

"Above all else, guard your affections. For they influence everything else in your life."

Proverbs 4:23

When it comes to your emotions, be tough rather than tender. Refuse to let your feelings dominate your mind when lust graves satisfaction.

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Dad, bless your children!

‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’

Mark 2:5 NKJV

Old Testament fathers placed their hands on their children’s heads and spoke certain promises over them, believing the blessing of God can be passed from one generation to another. It’s why ‘Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him’ (Genesis 28:1 KJV). It’s why Jacob refused to die be...

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