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Author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, ‘Our lives are frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.’ Jesus put it another way: ‘Do not worry about your life…the birds…neither sow…reap nor gather into barns…yet your…Father feeds them’ (vv. 25-26 NKJV). So how can we avoid complicating...

David said, ‘How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along…that’s where God commands the blessing’ (vv. 1, 3 MSG). When we strive to work together in spite of our differences, God ‘commands’ His blessing to be on what we’re doing. Satan knows this, so his main strategy is to...

When we’re struggling with bad memories, there are a few things we can do: 1) Reframe them. Looking back, Joseph said, ‘You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good’ (Genesis 50:20 NASB). We can try and see the good that came from things rather than just think about the bad parts. 2)...

Complaining can show a lack of faith in God’s Word that says, ‘God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love [him]’ (Romans 8:28 NLT). The Bible says: ‘When Pharaoh…let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even...

Grumbling and complaining are things that can easily become part of our everyday lives. We come across things we don’t want to do, so we moan. Things don’t go the way we wanted them to, so we moan. Other people make decisions that end up affecting us, so we moan. And when a group of us all start...

When a woman poured expensive ointment onto Jesus’ head, people were quick to complain about how much of a waste it was. But Jesus paid her one of His greatest compliments: ‘She has done what she could.’ God requires us to do what we can too. One night in 1837, a woman felt the voice of God...

In a society that’s full of busyness, stress and anxiety, there’s a huge need for peace. People are desperate to experience peace, but they try and find it without a relationship with Jesus, the Prince of Peace. They seek it in ways that don’t work - physical fitness, improving their appearance...

Have you ever noticed how many Bible verses talk about caring for animals in some way? Isaiah 40:11 says ‘He will tend his flock like a shepherd' (NIV). Psalm 147:9 says that God 'gives food to the wild animals and feeds the young ravens when they cry' (NLT). Proverbs 12:10 tells us: 'The godly...

Can you imagine the courage and integrity it took for Nathan the prophet to challenge King David about his affair with Bathsheba? Most of us tend to avoid confrontation because we fear being disliked and rejected. But when you avoid confrontation it often makes things worse. By hiding his sin,...

Paul writes, ‘Christ lives in me’ (Galatians 2:20 NKJV). We often think about Christ being for us, or with us, or ahead of us. But Paul said it’s better than that - Christ in us. Paul realised that it wasn’t just the philosophy, ideals, and influence of Christ, but the person of Christ. Christ...