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Are We Nearly There?

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God loves to plant His promises in our hearts. He gives us desires and dreams of a bright future. He paints a picture of what we can become within our souls. Soon, we’re hungry for realisation. Then the wait begins. Occasionally (but hardly ever), we see it all come to pass immediately. But all too often, it feels like we have to wait an eternity. If that wasn’t enough, this period may be marred by pain and pressure. Although the…

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The Right Way Up

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In my opinion, God is the ultimate marketeer. What do I mean? Well, the most effective marketing campaigns don’t plug the process, they spotlight the outcome. Adverts for hair lacquers don’t focus on the fact that your hair won’t move an inch after application, they show a scene where the hairspray girl gets the guy! When God wants to encourage us to do the right thing, He emphasises the benefits that we will enjoy when we do. The benefits There…

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God’s Got This

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Sometimes we know the Bible too well. No, I’m not suggesting that we should stop reading. But when we have heard a verse a thousand times, it can become meaningless. It might sound sweet but has no power. Let me explain what I mean… King David started out his working life as a farmer. His speciality was sheep. We know that he was very good at his job and approached his work with extraordinary diligence. In fact, on at least…

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Overwhelmed

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Have you ever felt like everything is just too much? You may have been working tirelessly towards your goals will little or nothing to show while the size of the mountain still to climb towers above you. Perhaps life has been hitting you with a different trial at every turn: family challenges, financial trouble, ministry problems, health worries, it goes on and on. That’s what king David called overwhelm. The dictionary definition is overpowered or overcome by something stronger. When…

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