Thoughts for this week

Do You Love God’s Word?

‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.’

Matthew 24:35 NIV

One of the first books to come off the printing press when it was invented was the Bible. And it’s still the world’s best-selling book. An anonymous author has written: ‘It contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the fate of sinners, and the happiness of bel...

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God’s Remedy for Stress

‘Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.’


1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Are you feeling stressed? Is your mind besieged with worries? If so, God wants to relieve your stress. Read the following Scriptures slowly and prayerfully: ‘I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed.’ (Psalm 57:1 NIV) ‘You have been a refuge for th...

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Feeling unloved?

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’

John 3:16

When we feel like we’ve been abandoned and that no one cares, we should meditate on the ultimate expression of God’s love for us.

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Protect Your Home

'The Lord… took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to… keep it.'

Genesis 2:15 NKJV

The Bible says God put Adam into the garden ‘to work it and take care of it.’ (Genesis 2:15 NIV) So even when you have a great home environment, you’ve still got to ‘work it and take care of it’. Left unatten...

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When you experience tough times

‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.’

Psalm 23:4

No matter how deep the valley, or how great the darkness, we have a Shepherd who directs and comforts us.

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You’re Qualified

‘Jesus said, ‘…if you’re content to … be yourself, your life will count…’ Matthew 23:12

Do you remember Rosa Parks, the famous black woman who refused to surrender her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus? There was more at stake that day than just a ride home from work. By simply being herself, Rosa Parks suddenly moved to centre stage. She wasn’t playing ga...

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No Need To Be Fearful

‘So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.’ Deuteronomy 31:6

When we are overcome with fear or anxiety we should meditate on this great promise. Others may let us down, disappoint us, reject us or abandon us but God will never leave us, His Word is secure, His promises are sure.

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Decision Making

‘Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.’ Proverbs 16:3

If all your life you’ve been warned about making bad decisions, fear can cause you to miss God-given opportunities. ‘If the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?’ (1Corinthians 14:8 NIV). Now you’re like the mule standing between two bales of hay; unab...

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Stop Looking Back

‘I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 3:14

If we continually look back at our past mistakes, our poor choices or our hurts we miss out on so much that the Lord has for us today and in the future. You can’t see where you’re going if your only focus is where you’ve been!

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