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We all know that we shouldn’t lie. Lying can damage relationships by removing trust. Just one lie can cause a wound that takes years to heal, and in some cases is never healed at all. And believing the lies of the enemy has the same effect on our relationship with God. The Bible calls the devil...

When we’ve been criticised or offended by someone, speaking well of them is usually the last thing we want to do. If we’ve been hurt by their words, we can often want to retaliate with our words. But, unsurprisingly, this is not what we’re being called to do. Jesus tells us to ‘Love your enemies...

Sometimes when we hear from God or have someone prophecy over us, we receive a fairly clear picture of what He’s planning for us. It might sound something like ‘you’ll be a leader one day’ or ‘your words will influence thousands’. Even if we don’t know how we’re going to achieve it, we know the...

At the beginning of the book of Joel, we’re introduced to a scene of destruction. The prophet Joel writes that ‘the fields are ruined, the ground is dried up; the grain is destroyed’ (Joel 1:10 NIV). He goes as far as to say that ‘surely the people’s joy is withered away’ (v.12 NIV). One of the...

It’s important for us to learn how to recognise flattery. It’s usually excessive, over-the-top praise, and the giver will have an ulterior motive. Perhaps to make you more open and sympathetic towards them in order to gain your approval, or maybe to get something out of you that benefits them. A...

Sometimes we can live thinking that God’s like an examiner in a driving test, sitting there watching what we do, ready to make a note of all our minor and major faults. Or maybe we think that God has a big performance chart with our name on it, and at the end of each day He grades us to...

Life can throw some pretty tough challenges at us. And when those challenges start to pile up, we can end up feeling overwhelmed. When our problems seem huge, we can forget that we’ve got a God who’s even bigger. The Bible says, ‘God can do what men can’t’ (Luke 18:27 TLB). Whatever...

In stressed-out days it's hard to remember that we, just as we are, with all our weakness and tired thoughts, are enough to God. When we forget that God has said that we’re enough, it’s important to have friends who will come and remind us of that. One of the wonderful things about being in the...

Sometimes it feels like we’re going through the fire. Circumstances are challenging, things seem to be mounting up against us and we’re wondering what’s going on. And when we’re in the middle of it, it can be hard to remember that good can come from it. One good thing is that it helps us to be...

When God’s got a new chapter of life for us to move into, we don’t always move into it straightaway. Sometimes that’s because we’re pretty comfortable where we are and we don’t want to take the risk of moving into something new. We begin to question whether God’s really calling us so we often...