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Rebuild Your Integrity

‘If I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back.’ Luke 19:8 NIV Zacchaeus got rich by taking more taxes from people than his Roman masters demanded, and pocketing the difference. But after he met Jesus, he said, ‘If I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!’ (Luke 19:8 NLT) Consequently, Jesus said, ‘Salvation has come to this home today.’ (Luke 19:9 NLT) Integrity isn’t about regret, or seeking to minimise painful consequences, or attempting to do damage control. It’s about honest repentance, making amends, and living in a way that guarantees you’ll do things differently in the future. Writing about integrity, Greg Laurie says: ‘What is...

What’s Distracting You?

‘Don’t get sidetracked.’ Proverbs 4:27 NLT Many of us fail, not because we aren’t talented, determined, or passionate, but because we get ‘sidetracked’. God told the prophet Habakkuk, ‘Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.’ (Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV) Unless you have a clearly defined goal and keep it before you at all times, you won’t run in the direction you should. As motivational speaker Sam Horn said: ‘It’s hard to stay on purpose, if we don’t know what our purpose is.’ In his book One Big Thing, Phil Cooke writes: ‘I’ve never been a fan of the person who invented the “open door policy”. Sure, we want to be accessible to employees and...

Turn to God—He will not disappoint you

‘I called on the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me.’ Psalm 118:5 NKJV At age 26, Thomas started a publishing company and founded the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses in America. He worked with some of the greatest singers in the history of Gospel music, including Mahalia Jackson. But one night after singing to a Saint Louis audience, he was handed a telegram that said, ‘Your wife just died.’ She had passed away in childbirth. Thomas hurried back home to Chicago, where his newborn son died the following day. He plunged into depression, avoided people, and grew angry with God. ‘I felt God had done me an injustice. I didn’t want to serve Him anymore or write Gospel...

Pray With Confidence

‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God.’ 1 John 5:14 NIV Sometimes we pray ‘Just’ prayers. We say, ‘Lord, we just ask you to protect us, or provide for us… If you’d just help us in this situation, we’d be so thankful.’ It’s as if we are saying, ‘Lord, I hate to bother You with this, but…’ It sounds humble, but in reality it demonstrates a lack of faith and confidence in approaching God. Plus it’s not Scriptural. The Bible says, ‘Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.’ (Hebrews 4:16 NIV) ‘If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we...

Learning The Hard Way (4)

‘The hair of his head began to grow again.’ Judges 16:22 NKJV With regard to Samson, the Bible tells us, ‘The hair of his head began to grow again.’ The process of renewal was starting. Samson repented, God gave him back his strength, and he ended his life with an act of heroism. Maybe you feel like you’ve messed up so badly that God will never love you and use you again—but remember Samson! God never gave up on him, and He hasn’t given up on you. He sees your potential and remembers why He made you: you were created for great things. It’s only as you move into the centre of God’s will that you discover why you were made. When you do, things will begin to fall back into place. There is...

Learning The Hard Way (3)

‘The child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’ Judges 13:7 NKJV You’re asking for trouble when you refuse to take God seriously. The angel who announced Samson’s birth said he was to ‘be a Nazirite’, indicating that he was to be dedicated to doing God’s will. But Samson was careless about his spiritual life. He prayed only when he was in trouble. He was impulsive; he did whatever he felt like doing. The truth is, we’d save ourselves so many problems and spare ourselves so much pain if we’d just stop and ask God for direction. Samson turned to God only when he got into a jam. It’s what we call ‘foxhole Christianity’. We pray, ‘Lord, if You get me out of this...

Learning The Hard Way (2)

‘If sinners entice you, do not consent.’ Proverbs 1:10 NKJV You’re asking for trouble when you choose the wrong friends. Somebody wisely said, ‘If you want to soar with eagles, you can’t run around with turkeys.’ Eventually you become like the people you spend the most time with; that’s why it’s so important to choose your friends wisely. The psalmist said, ‘Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take.’ (Psalm 1:1 NIV) Samson developed unhealthy relationships and they led him astray. So here’s the question: are your friends keeping you from living 100% for God? Do they tear you down or build you up? When you’re with them, do you find...

Learning The Hard Way (1)

‘For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson.’ Hebrews 11:32 ESV Samson had incredible potential, but he threw it all away. Why? For several reasons. He failed to control his impulses. He was physically strong, but morally weak. He deliberately ignored God’s principles, and his life became a pathetic cycle of failures. He never learned; he kept making the same mistakes over and over. For him it was a kind of game: ‘How close can I get to the fire without getting burned?’ Delilah, a Philistine woman, kept nagging him about the source of his strength, and each time she got a little closer to the truth. Samson was playing with temptation by toying with her, and eventually he fell...

Get Serious About Helping Needy People

‘Then He will answer them, saying, “Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”’ Matthew 25:45 NKJV The Bible teaches that one day God will evaluate and reward each of us according to how we treat those around us who are hurting and needy. And that’s why you need to get serious about helping them. Thomas Barnardo believed that, and he became one of the great Christian heroes of the 1800s. During his work among the poor and homeless in London’s East End, he built a home for destitute children that housed 400 boys and girls. He turned the Edinburgh Castle Gin Palace and Music Hall into the Coffee Palace, a centre for evangelistic and...

Impartiality Should Be A ‘House Rule’

‘Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.’ Genesis 25:28 NIV Sibling rivalry in a family is normal, and handling it calls for sensitivity and wisdom. Unfortunately Isaac and Rebekah lacked those two qualities. ‘Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.’ (Genesis 25:28 NKJV) Joseph’s troubles began with these words: ‘Now [Jacob] loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.’ (Genesis 37:3 KJV) But it doesn’t have to be that way in your family. It’s neither necessary nor healthy to allow your children to attack each other and make life miserable for those...