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Is fear causing you to hide from somebody today? Your boss? Your husband or wife? Your strong-willed child? Your grouchy co-worker? When God asked Adam, ‘…“Where are you?”, he replied, “I hid…I was afraid”…’ (Genesis 3:9-10 NLT). And we...

When somebody says, ‘I’m praying for you,’ there is no greater expression of love! The tragedy of religion without power is that it leaves you ignorant of the incredible potential of prayer. Prayer moves God! And when God moves, people and situations change! Jesus told Peter,...

Are you so busy analysing your vices that you don’t have time to appreciate your virtues? Or so caught up in scrutinising others that you don’t value what God has given you? God never intended you to compare yourself with anybody else. ‘Since this is the kind of life we have...

The older brother couldn’t rejoice about his younger brother’s homecoming because he resented it. He said to his father, ‘You threw a party for him, but you’ve never thrown one for me! I served you faithfully for years and you never once acknowledged my service or...

The Prodigal Son didn’t really know who his father was or how his father felt about him until he left home. Looking back, he thought, ‘I left the best thing I ever had’. After ending up in a hog pen he ‘came to himself’ (v. 17). Looking around, he thought, ‘...

Sometimes you have to reach your lowest point to understand who God is and what He can do for you. When the younger son ended up in a hog pen, ‘He came to his senses’. But his next decision was crucial: ‘I will…go back to my father and say…”I have sinned...

The real star in the Parable of the Prodigal Son is the father. He had two boys. One was rebellious, the other was religious. But he loved each of them. And because they were his family he refused to give up on them. While the younger brother was away wallowing in sin, the older brother was at...

Erma Bombeck wrote: ‘When God was creating mothers, on His sixth day of overtime the angel said, “You’re fiddling around a lot on this one.” God replied, “Have you seen the specs on this order? She’s to have 18,000 replaceable moving parts, run on black coffee...

Sometimes the word ‘no’ simply means ‘not now, but ask again’. So don’t let rejection stop you. Only when you see failure as final, are you finally a failure. Take a look at your past experiences. You encountered rejection in school and on the playground. Not...

You must believe what God says about you, over what everyone else says! Stop listening to those who claim you’ll never amount to anything. You might’ve had a bad childhood, or a failed marriage or career. ‘…Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth...