MOTIVATE ME: Forgiveness Begins the Healing Process

‘…If you hold anything against anyone, forgive them…’ Mark 11:25 The hardest offences to forgive are committed by the people who are closest to us. Why? Because we have to live with them every day! When we’re young, our emotions are so intense that wounds and injuries may stay with us for a lifetime. The…

Give us this day our daily bread…

‘Give us this day our daily bread.’ Matthew 6:11 NKJV Jesus taught us to pray, ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’ Notice the word ‘daily.’ You can’t fight today’s battles on the strength of yesterday’s bread; you must have a fresh supply. In the wilderness, God’s people were only permitted to collect enough manna…

MOTIVATE ME: THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES

 ‘…The right words bring satisfaction.’ Proverbs 18:20 What you say in the first five minutes can set the tone for the hours that follow. Good speakers understand they must grab the audience’s attention in the first five minutes, otherwise the opportunity to have an impact on them or move them to action can be lost….

MOTIVATE ME: Failure and Success

  ‘…The God of heaven will give us success…’ Nehemiah 2:20 To turn your failures into successes you need to do two things: 1) Realise that God wants you to succeed because you’re His child. When you think about it, what good and loving parent wouldn’t? In the face of overwhelming obstacles and enemy threats,…

MOTIVATE ME: How to Overcome Doubt

 “…If you have faith and do not doubt…’ Matthew 21:21 Doubt is a doorway through which satan enters your life. It causes the ‘fight of faith’ to become the ‘flight of faith’. When fear, confusion, discouragement and despair take up residence within you, they rob you of confidence, joy and peace. But isn’t doubting just…

MOTIVATE ME: Learning to Overlook the Flaws

‘…Love covers a multitude of sins.’ 1 Peter 4:8 A person’s sense of self-worth is often based on the reactions, positive or negative, of those around them. So your words and attitudes can literally build them up or tear them down. Dr Paul Brand was a flight surgeon during World War II. He tells in…

MOTIVATE ME: Concerned About Your Weight?

Concerned About Your Weight?  ‘…Glorify God in your body…’ 1 Corinthians 6:20 Here are seven principles for dealing with a weight problem: 1) Realise that your body is not your own. ‘…your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you…therefore glorify God in your body’ (vv. 19-20 NKJV). Remind yourself that…