Thoughts for this week

What’s slowing you down?

‘Let us strip off every weight that slows us down.’

Hebrews 12:1 NLT

The Bible says, ‘Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.’ What’s slowing you down, or tripping you up? In life you only get to run once, so run to win. To avoid stum...

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Don’t give up on your home

"With Men it is impossible, but not with God. For with God all things are possible"

Mark 10:27

My Home can be restored, rebuilt. It is never too late.

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Trust in God’s goodness

‘The LORD is good.’

Nahum 1:7 NIV (2011 Edition)

The Bible says, ‘When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come…down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us…gods who can lead us”’ (Exodus 32:1 NLT). Why did Israel make a golden calf? Because they wanted a god you can see. It’s...

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He is In Charge!

Psalms 37:23

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way"

It helps me if I remember that God is in charge of my day – not I.

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Forgive – and set yourself free

‘Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another.’

Ephesians 4:32

Years after her harrowing experience in a Nazi concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom was speaking in a church when she found herself standing face-to-face with a man who had been one of the cruellest guards she had ever met in the camps. This man had humiliated and degraded both her and her ...

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The Beauty of Giving

Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will it be poured into your lap. For whichever measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Luke 6:38

Those who give generously have much more than those who hoard

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‘Precious blood – precious you!’

‘It was the precious blood of Christ.’

1 Peter 1:19

The Bible says, ‘God paid a ransom…it was not paid with mere gold or silver…it was the precious blood of Christ’ (vv. 18-19 NLT). You must come to a place in your life where you are secure in who you are ‘in Christ’; where you don’t allow your sense of worth to be based on th...

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The Beauty of Diversity

"Accept him who’s faith is weak, without passing judgement on disputable matters"

Romans 14:1

God our wise and creative maker has been pleased to make everyone different and no one prefect. The sooner we appreciate and accept that fact, the deeper we will appreciate and accept one another.

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The beauty of the breastplate (3)

‘Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious.’

1 Peter 2:7

We learn from looking at the breastplate worn by Israel’s high priest that: a) we are precious to God; b) we are close to His heart; c) He will never turn His back on us. You say, ‘If God will never turn His back on us, does that mean we can live any way we please?’ No, and here’s ...

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