Thoughts for this week

God’s Love

"I have loved you with an everlasting love"

Jeremiah 31:3

Never doubt the depths of God's love for you.

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Seek His Will

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart".

Psalms 37:4

How do we draw the line between our own desires and God's will for us? It isn't always easy? God may even have gifted you in certain ways, and it would be wrong to deny those gifts. But always commit your motives to Christ and seek His will in everything - even in the things that you enjo...

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Bearing Fruit

"No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine".

John 15:5 NIV

"Trials may simply be pruning shears in the hand of the divine Gardener - tools He uses to cut away the dead wood, fruitless branches, and sap-sucking shoots, so that we might bear more fruit" (unknown)   .

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Giving to God

"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver". 

2 Corinthians 9:7

God is able to take what we give and use it in ways we could never imagine.    

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Difficult times

"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character and character, hope".

 Romans 5:3-4

Are you passing through a difficult time at the moment? Ask God to use it to increase your faith and make you more like Christ.      

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Renew Your Love For Christ

"Think about where you have fallen from, and then turn back and do as you did at first"

Revelation 2:5 CEV

What happened? Have you reached the same point in your life as the Ephesian Christians Jesus was speaking to? If so, understand that God won’t interrupt your busy schedule or accelerate His pace to catch up with you. No, you must slow down in order to get back in step with Him. He can’...

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Live for something greater than yourself

‘Unless a kernel of wheat is planted…it remains alone.’

John 12:24 NLT

He’s asking you to find a cause greater than self-interest, namely His cause, and pour your life into it. When Jesus asked the disciples to leave their jobs and their security, He was turning their world upside down. But when they said yes to Him, they became so successful that their ene...

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Don’t belittle your gift

‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.’

Ephesians 3:20 NKJV

He can take your words, your endeavors, and your resources and multiply them beyond anything you can imagine.

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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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