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When we’ve been hurt, or feel we’ve been wronged, it’s easy to let bitterness take over. The anger we feel sets bitterness into motion and the seed that’s planted grows until it takes us over. The Bible says ‘Make sure…bitterness doesn’t take root and grow up to cause trouble that corrupts many...

Our thoughts are so powerful; our mind can control our actions, emotions and character. The Bible tells that ‘We have the mind of Christ.’ Yet our thoughts don’t always add up with this. Negative thoughts can enter our minds and influence how we feel and act. But we have the ability to stop this...

Following Jesus should energise you, not leave you feeling burned out. He says: ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you…and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I...

We need friends. But more than that, we really need godly friends. These are the friends who help us grow our faith and lead us closer to God. All of us need at least one friend like this. Life is tough and we need people there to encourage, support and walk with us. Godly friends are the kind...

Think about some of the things we can become proud over. Things like our academic achievements, the things we own, how popular we are on social media and the job we’ve managed to get. When we’ve worked hard to get to where we are, we need to be on the lookout for pride. Paul asks, ‘Who makes you...

‘If only I had a better relationship with God.’ ‘If only I prayed more.’ ‘If only I had more time so I could read the Bible.’ Any of these sound familiar? We can often fall into the ‘if only’ trap when it comes to our spiritual life. But we don’t need to wait around for circumstances to change,...

When we see people with the latest phone, designer labels, nice cars, high-paid job we can often be tempted to want to be like them, to be as ‘successful’ as them. It can be easy to get swept up in this striving for worldly success. But as Christians, we’re called to be people who ‘do not...

One evening before Broadway musical star Mary Martin was to go on stage in South Pacific, a note was handed to her. It was from Oscar Hammerstein, the lyricist of the musical she was about to perform. It said: ‘Dear Mary, a bell’s not a bell till you ring it. A song’s not a song until you sing...

When God calls us to do something, He doesn’t promise that it will be easy. Successfully doing what we’re being called into often involves perseverance and determination through the challenging parts. Hard times and struggles often lead us to success. So when God calls us to do something, what...

One of the best ways to recover from grief and loss is to take your memories and turn them into motivators, then reach out in love to others who are hurting. Jesus was never too busy to show compassion to hurting people. After Ray and Judy Williamson’s son David was killed in a fall, Ray said: ‘...