Thoughts for this week

The Blessing of Commitment

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

Proverbs 16:3

The person who succeeds is not the one who holds back, fearing failure, nor the one who never fails – but rather the one who moves on in spite of failure.

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Has God Given You A Vision?

‘Write the vision and make it plain … that he may run who reads it.’

Habakkuk 2:2

When God gives you a vision for your life, write it down, keep it before you at all times and run with it. You say, ‘But I see no way for it to come to pass.’ The Bible says, ‘The vision is yet for an appointed time … wait for it; because it will surely come’ (v. 3 NKJV). You may...

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Emmanuel

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Matthew 1:23

    Charles H Spurgeon stated the following: "God with us, Emmanuel, it is wisdom’s mystery. Philosophers look at it and wonder. Angel's desire to see it. The plumbline of reason cannot reach halfway into its depths and the eagle wings of science cannot fly so high" &n...

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

To fully appreciate the story of Christmas, you must look at three things: 1) Who God called to tell the story. Shepherds! In first-century Palestine they were considered to be the lowest in society. Yet God picked them to tell the greatest story. Perhaps that’s because some of us would ...

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The Reason Why

"Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh"

1 Timothy 3:16

In his book, The Reason Why, Robert Laidlaw tells of two friends who went to law school. One became a judge, but the other squandered his life, broke the law, and finished up in court. Sitting in the judge's seat was his old friend. Everyone there wondered what kind of sentence ...

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Consistency

"Let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not."

Galatians 6:9 KJV

It's a jewel worth earning It’s the anchor worth weighing It’s a thread worth weaving It’s the battle worth winning

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What will you be remembered for?

‘Those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.’

Daniel 12:3 NLT

Dr James Kennedy wrote: ‘Consider the great pyramid of Giza, one of the world’s most massive structures. Someone built it as a memorial to himself…King Khufu, not exactly a household name! The Shah of India built the Taj Mahal as a tribute to his wife, yet he too built in vain; after...

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The Work of God

"For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Philippians 2:13

Times may be hard and people may be demanding, but never forget that life is special. Every single day is a special day. God is at work in you.

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Complaining doesn’t help

‘In everything give thanks.’

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV

The Bible has basically one thing to say about complaining – don’t do it! You say, ‘If you’d my problems you’d complain too.’ If that’s how you feel, read on: ‘Do all things without complaining’ (Philippians 2:14 NKJV). Here’s why: 1) Complaining usually makes things wo...

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The Promise of God

"I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee"

Hebrews 13:5

God never promised you Disneyland. He offers something better – His own sustaining presence through any trouble you may encounter.

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