Set free to fulfil your destiny

‘He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives.’ Luke 4:18 NKJV Michelangelo’s statue masterpiece David is in a gallery in Florence, Italy. Thousands of tourists wait for hours every day to get a glimpse. But many of them fail to notice...

Do what God called you to do

‘I have brought You glory on earth.’ John 17:4 NIV Joseph’s brothers despised his dream, so they threw him into a pit. Jesus’ family didn’t understand His calling; one time they actually thought He was mad. Yet, when He reached the end of His life, He could say, ‘I...

Prayer: make it simple and frequent

‘When you are praying.’ Matthew 6:7 NASB Knowing our tendency to complicate things, Jesus said, ‘When you are praying, do not use thoughtless repetition… for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.’ (Matthew 6:7–8 NASB) By using the words ‘thoughtless...

The power of influence (2)

‘The fruit of the Spirit.’ Galatians 5:22 NIV Everybody has influence over somebody. It’s what you do with that influence that determines whether it’s negative or positive. Sociologists tell us that over a lifetime even the shyest and most introverted person will...

The power of influence (1)

‘They took note that these men had been with Jesus.’ Acts 4:13 NIV To be ‘under the influence’ means to be controlled by something or someone other than yourself. Who you are, what you are, and where you are today is because you were under the influence of certain...