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By recognising and fulfilling your God-given assignment in life you free yourself from a sense of failure, and are able to stop worrying about what others think. Why? Because your self-worth no longer depends on people but God! However, you must do these three things: 1) Be honest about your...

There are some things God will do for us, and other things He expects us to do for ourselves. ‘Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law…You…give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity’ (vv. 12-13). Do...

How can we say we have a personal relationship with God, and yet say He never talks to us? Being open and receptive to the leadings of the Holy Spirit is a non-optional part of Christian living. We can all learn how to be open to the promptings of the Spirit. They are not reserved for ‘important...

Jon Gordon offers practical New Year’s resolutions: 1) ‘Stay positive. You can listen to the cynics and believe success is impossible, or believe “with God all things are possible.” 2) Each day when you awake complete this statement: “My purpose is ____________.” 3) Take a morning walk of...

One Bible teacher says, ‘Like most people you’ve probably made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, exercise, eat better...and improve your life. But did you know that the desire to improve your life with each New Year started in the heart of God? David said, “You have crowned the year with...

Jesus asked the woman at the well for a drink of water. Surprised that a Jew would talk to a Samaritan, she asked Him why He was asking her for water. He replied: ‘If you knew…who I am, you would be asking me for…living water. Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again....

Jesus sought out people prepared to do more than just believe in Him - He wanted people willing to follow Him. His early ministry was marked by people like Andrew, Peter, Philip, and Nathanael (see John 1:35-52): people willing to leave where they were and what they owned in order to follow Him...

Praise works like a magnifying glass. It causes what you’re focusing on to get bigger, to be ‘magnified’. David said, ‘Magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears’ (Psalm 34:3-4 NKJV). It’s a mistake to wait...

One Christmas in London Phil Yancey went to hear Handel’s Messiah. He says: ‘I’d spent the morning viewing remnants of England’s glory - crown jewels, a gold mace, the Mayor’s gilded carriage…such images must have filled the minds of Isaiah’s contemporaries who heard the promise, “The glory of...

For some people Christmas is not a time of joy, but depression. In some cases it’s because their families are fractured by divorce and their memories are painful. In their book, None of These Diseases, S.I. McMillen and David Stern described the damage we inflict on ourselves when we dislike...