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What Is Hiding In Your Heart?

A few years ago, I was flying to the Middle East to be the main speaker at a major women's conference. But there was a slight problem: I had completely lost my voice. I don't mean that it was a little scratchy. There was nothing, nada! And it had been that way for five full days. God promised that I would preach so I was confident that He would come through but it was a little nerve-wracking to say the…
Jo Naughton
29th July 2017
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Will It Ever Happen?

No-one gets by without having to deal with discouragement. We have dreams and desires, often planted in our hearts by God, but the process of praying for them to come to pass can be painful. Desire, by definition, produces a longing for fulfilment.  That's all very exciting when we see the outcome quickly. However, if you are anything like me, you may feel that you have faced your fair share of delays and disappointments. Proverbs 13:12 in the Message Bible…
Jo Naughton
22nd July 2017
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It’s Not Fair

The Bible teaches that each one of us is unique. God has a tailored plan for your life that reflects your individual design. At the same time, one of the core lessons of Ecclesiastes is that nothing we go through is new: ‘That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”?…
Jo Naughton
15th July 2017
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Please Don’t Judge Me

Joseph suffered for 13 years as a result of the brutal behaviour of his brothers. He was robbed of his freedom, ripped from his family and sold as a slave in a foreign country. When he became successful, it would have been tempting for Joseph to make his brothers pay, even in a small way. And the perfect opportunity presented itself. Joseph had it all - position, power, prosperity - and his brothers had nothing. He could have lorded it…
Jo Naughton
8th July 2017
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Are You Ready For Success?

I believe King Saul is often misunderstood. We see him as the enemy that David had to overthrow. But when Israel asked for a king, the Lord selected Saul. He was God's choice to lead His precious people. The Lord picked him because he was a good man with a good heart. 1 Samuel 9:2 in Young's Literal Translation describes Saul like this: "There is not a man among the sons of Israel goodlier than he." But Saul had deep…
Jo Naughton
1st July 2017