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God always responds in love to a humble heart, and He always rejects a proud one. One moment King Nebuchadnezzar was boasting about having built the world’s most advanced civilisation. The next moment he’d lost his mind and was crawling on all fours, eating grass like an animal. But when he...

Sometimes we try to excuse our negativity by saying, ‘It was just a thought, it didn’t mean anything.’ But it does! A wrong thought left to roam around in your mind can take root and grow into what the Bible calls a ‘stronghold’ (see 2 Corinthians 10:4). And when a thought becomes that strong,...

God can make you comfortable in some of life’s most uncomfortable places. He can bring you through situations you think you won’t survive, or feel like you’ll be stuck in forever. He can give you peace when you’re under pressure. Before your life is over, you’ll experience loss. Indeed, losing...

The third thing you owe your child is: correction. Many parents make the mistake of always telling a child when he or she is wrong, rather than also taking the time to tell them how to get right, and stay right. Biblical correction involves both. The number one extra-biblical Beatitude for all...

The second thing you owe your child is: direction. The Bible says, ‘Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will drive it far from him.’ Now, it’s not talking about your child having fun, or even making mistakes; that’s a normal part of childhood learning. The...

As a parent, there are three things you owe your child. The first is: affection. The Bible says if you love your child you’ll discipline them. And you’ll do it in love, and not anger. Don’t buy into the idea that good parents don’t discipline their children because they ‘love them too much’. The...

Are your talents not being recognised and received? Do you have a particular talent, yet God doesn’t seem to be blessing you with success? This may be the key: ‘If you are offering your gift at the altar and…remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift…go and...

Who are you trusting to solve your problems, God or yourself? Before you answer, read this: ‘You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you…whose thoughts are fixed on you!…for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and you smooth out...

The prophet Jeremiah writes: ‘I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD...

Mind-sets are patterns whereby your mind automatically operates a certain way. That means you can set yourself up for misery by reacting to the same people and circumstances in the same way, and expecting different results. Maybe you are saying: ‘After all these years I thought he’d change…No...