Are you joy-deprived?

‘I came so everyone would have life, and have it fully.’ John 1 0:10 CEV Your lungs need oxygen to thrive, your body needs food to thrive, and your soul needs joy to thrive. How can you tell when someone is joy-deprived? By how they look and what they say. John 10:10...

Dealing with loneliness (2)

‘Everyone abandoned me.’ 2 Timothy  4:16 NLT What’s the proper way to deal with loneliness? 1) Learn to be alone without feeling lonely. Jesus often left the crowd to be alone with His Father in prayer. Why? Because He knew that solitude is essential to spiritual...

Dealing with loneliness (1)

‘I lie awake, And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.’ Psalm 10 2:7 NKJV Wolfgang Dircks, a divorced, disabled, loner, was found deceased in his apartment in Bonn, Germany, in December 1998 – five years after he died. He was 43 and died watching television....

Be on your guard

‘Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith.’ 1 Corinthians 1 6:13 NIV Sometimes you experience more problems after you become a Christian than you did before. ‘Think back on those early days when you first learned about Christ. Remember how you remained faithful even...

Jesus is your lawyer!

‘We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.’ 1 John  2:1 NASB On those days when you wonder how God could love you, read these words: ‘If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.’ When your thoughts sink to...

Become a no-limits person!

‘All things are possible to him who believes.’ Mark  9:23 NKJV No-limits people refuse to accept things as they are because they see them as they can be. Instead of saying, ‘It can’t be done,’ they rise up in faith and say, ‘All things are possible to him who...