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The poorest person in the world isn’t the one without money, but the one without a God-given vision. Vision requires faith—and focus. Unless you understand what’s worth fighting for, you risk: 1) Fighting the wrong battles. 2) Fighting at the wrong time. 3) Fighting when you...

The Bible says: ‘…It is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energising and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure…satisfaction and delight’ (AMP). We have a tendency to allow a hundred-and-one different...

When Paul wrote to the Philippian believers, he told them God was at work in each of them. What an awesome truth! He wrote: ‘I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters...

There’s a spiritual disease you need to be inoculated against—hardening of the attitudes. It’s a disease that makes you think your opinion is the only right one. And as long as life cooperates with you, you’re fine, but when it doesn’t, you charge ahead from one...

Life in God’s family can be challenging. To enjoy and fulfil your role as a family member you must understand three things: 1) Your rights. When you trusted Christ as your Saviour you became a member of God’s redeemed family (John 3:3-6). That means you have the right to be accepted...

The Bible says: ‘Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbour now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you”' (vv. 27-28 NLT). Procrastination is deceptive. You don’...

The story of Noah teaches us: 1) You can make a difference in your family. ‘By faith Noah…built an ark to save his family.’ Noah’s decision didn’t just benefit him personally, it saved his entire household. It took many years, but he did it. And by God’s...

The attack from satan. We either trivialise or exaggerate satan’s power and each spells trouble! The first makes you feel vulnerable; the second creates in you an unfounded fear. Understanding satan’s ways—and your weapons—equips you to handle his attacks and resist him....

The attack from the flesh. Your most vulnerable point is your ‘flesh’, which drives you to do your own thing. Its motto is ‘It’s all about me!’ From start to finish it ‘looks out for number one’, always wanting to be ‘first in line’. That...

Salvation enlists you into the service of Jesus, the King of Kings. His battles become your battles, and His strategies your strategies. There are no exemptions; you’re ‘in for the long haul’. Satan has declared war on you, and it’s ‘conquer or be conquered’....