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Here are three lessons from David’s life: 1) God makes the choice. When Samuel the prophet came to David’s house to pick Israel’s next king, David wasn’t even up for consideration. But God chose him anyway – just like He chose Deborah to lead the nation in a male-dominated society. If you spend...

It's not over until God says it’s over. Look at King David's life. He fails time and time again, even while he’s a leader walking in the middle of God's calling. Right after he does something truly horrific and thinks he’s got away with it, 2 Samuel 12:13-14 shows God coming to him with...

The book of Ecclesiastes can be a bit of a misery-trudge if you’re not prepared for it. But the author’s stark discussion on the briefness of life shows up some great insight. Knowing life is short and we only get a handful of decades on the earth, Solomon writes: ‘Seize life!…Each day is God’s...

God loves to bless us. But when we’re overwhelmed with a tricky situation like a challenging relationship or health problem, it can be easy to overlook the blessings. Sometimes the problems seem to make us forget God’s goodness and all the good things we’ve been given. We can even become...

Disagreements happen. There’s no denying it. One of the worst arguments in the Bible was between Paul and Barnabas - one of the most successful ministry teams of all time. And it was all about the guy John Mark. Barnabas wanted to take him on their next missionary journey and Paul didn’t. Paul...

At the end of a hard day it feels good to come home to a place you know - a place where you can kick off our shoes and not worry about what anybody thinks. God’s presence can become equally comfortable to us too. With time, we can learn to go there for strength, for protection, and for guidance...

Think about a car starting a race. You’ve got to point it in the right direction first, right? Otherwise, the rest of the race you’ll be lagging behind. It’s the same with life. How you line up your approach dictates how the race goes. So, where are you starting from? You’re not trying to...

Sometimes we feel that we fall really short of God’s standards. We reflect on our flaws, failures and weaknesses and think we’ll never be good enough. Unfortunately we’re never going to be perfect while we’re here on Earth. But that doesn’t mean that we need to be beating ourselves up for our...

Tolerance isn’t just about agreeing to embrace our differences. It’s about accepting the other person’s freedom to believe what they want, and to behave according to those beliefs. One of the best tests of spiritual maturity is this: how willing am I to love and pray for those whose beliefs and...

If someone in our lives was going to be given the title of ‘faith developer’, who would it be? A faith developer is someone who’s had a huge influence on our lives. They’ve shown us the way we want to live, they’ve inspired us to keep going when we want to quit, they’ve got super strong faith...