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David knew how to develop other leaders. He didn’t ‘use’ people to get what he wanted. He recognised their talent, gave them opportunities to serve, then rewarded and honoured them. And as a result they were willing to lay down their lives for him. In 2 Samuel 23 we read: ‘David said with...

Paul writes, ‘Fight the good fight of faith’ (1 Timothy 6:12 KJV). Some of God’s promises have to be fought for. The Jebusites who controlled Jerusalem told David, ‘You’ll never get in here!’ (2 Samuel 5:6 NLT). So expect resistance to your vision, especially when there’s no evidence yet to...

Here are three lessons from David’s life: 1) God makes the choice. When Samuel the prophet came to David’s house to pick Israel’s next king, David wasn’t considered. But God chose him anyway – just like He chose Deborah to lead the nation in a male-dominated society. Stop trying to figure God...

God said, ‘I have found David…a man after My own heart, who will do all My will’ (Acts 13:22 NKJV). When God says that about someone, you’d be wise to observe that person’s life. David started out as a shepherd and ended up as king. The chances of that happening were zero. Shepherds were so low...

Solomon writes: ‘Seize life!…Each day is God’s gift…Whatever turns up, grab it and do it…heartily! This is your last and only chance at it’ (vv. 7-10 MSG). Professor Howard Hendricks writes: ‘Recently I lost one of my best friends, a woman eighty-six years young. She was the most exciting lay-...

He sat on the park bench so depressed-looking that a policeman tried to console him. ‘Something the matter?’ ‘Yeah,’ he replied. ‘A few months ago my grandfather left me £500,000 and some oil wells.’ The policeman responded, ‘That doesn’t sound like something to be upset over.’ ‘Yeah, but you...

One of the worst arguments recorded in Scripture took place between one of the most successful ministry teams of all time – Paul and Barnabas. What was it about? John Mark. Barnabas wanted to take him on their next missionary journey and Paul didn’t. Why? Because Paul was upset with John Mark...

At the end of a hard day it feels good to come home to a place you know - a place where you can kick off your shoes, run around in your bathrobe and not worry about what anybody thinks. And reverently speaking, God’s presence can become equally comfortable to you too. With time, you can learn to...

One of the great keys to success in life is having the right approach. But to improve your approach you need to assess where you’re starting from. This may take some time. And depending on how self-aware you are, it may even be difficult. The key is to look at yourself objectively, to separate...

You say, ‘I fall so far short of God’s standards. Will there ever come a time when my old carnal nature will stop acting up, and trying to drag me down?’ There’s bad news and there’s good news. The bad news is, just as the law of gravity is always in operation, so is ‘the law of sin’ that your...