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Observe these six things about persistence: 1) You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. 2) The first two letters in the word goal are ‘go’. 3) Some people dream of doing great things; others wake up and actually do them. 4) Anybody who brags about what they’re...

About 75 per cent of believers now live in developing countries, often in anti-Christian environments. Xu Yonghai is one of them. He worked to see the legalisation of house churches in China. The government responded by locking him up for two years in an eight-by-eight-foot cell in a Beijing...

As you look back on your life, the thing that will bring you the greatest joy is knowing you’ve done the will of God. But in order for that to happen, you must really want to do God’s will. Jesus said, ‘If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or...

When you know you’re in the centre of God’s will for your life, you have peace in spite of adverse circumstances. You have confidence to go to God at any time, knowing that He’ll provide what you need. You ask, ‘But how can I tell if I’m in the will of God?’ By knowing these two things, which...

The Bible says, ‘Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them’ (1 John 2:15 NIV 2011 Edition). But some of us act like loving the Lord more requires loving those around us less. We may feel awkward around them, or lose touch with...

Jesus said, ‘Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock…The winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock’ (vv. 24-25 NIV 2011 Edition). When the storms of life...

If you’d met Asaph, who wrote some of the psalms, you’d probably have thought he hadn’t a care in the world. But you’d have been wrong: ‘I came so close to the edge of the cliff! My feet were slipping and I was almost gone.’ Then at the end of the psalm he does a one-eighty, and writes, ‘My...

To miss out on your assignment in life is to miss out on why God put you on earth. You’re gifted and called by God, and you need to take it seriously. The question is not what are you running from, but what are you moving towards? To succeed you must know God’s will and concentrate on fulfilling...

When you sin, God’s Spirit will convict you of your need to repent and change your ways. But until you get your glorified body in heaven, you’re always going to deal with sin. The apostle James wrote, ‘We all stumble in many ways.’ But falling down isn’t what makes you a failure - it’s staying...

When Jesus asked His disciples, ‘“What were you arguing about along the way?” They had been arguing about which one of them was the greatest, and so they did not answer…he said, “If you want the place of honour, you must…serve others!”’ (vv. 33-35 CEV). If, after living with Jesus day and night...