Tuesday, December 1

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BE ONE!
Family Life, Leadership, Personal Life, Work Life

BE ONE!

Just as peace is not simply the absence of conflict, it is a substance and behaviour all in its' own right; and likewise joy is not defined as the absence of sadness, so unity is not defined as the absence of disunity. Clearly there is an absence of disunity when there is unity but this is not the purpose or the definition. Light is not the absence of darkness. Quite the opposite - darkness is the absence of light. Light is the quality not darkness. Unity is a substance all on its own - therefore it is an action - it’s tangible. BE ONE Let’s talk about unity. There is a general acceptance and belief that unity matters.  In fact unity is essential for overcoming any challenging situation.   How many times have we heard the speeches of great leaders starting with
Personal Life

Nothing Really Really Matters!

Read blog below or listen to the podcast. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. Philippians 1:10 Asking "what really matters?" helps us live meaningful lives from a different perspective. Otherwise we only live from a perspective of the here & now, and from our past experiences, and not from heavenly values.  In the letter to the Philippians Paul makes some serious perspective statements: 1:21 For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. He knew by dying he would be with Jesus, and by living he could keep preaching the gospel, and establishing the Church - the things that really matter.  So he was happy either way. Perspective!  Nothing else really really matte
Personal Life

The Personality of Temptation

Ever faced temptation?  Sure you have.  If you haven't your temptation is probably pride!! We all face temptation, but there are ways we can avoid it, overcome it and live above it. Here is a message I preached recently.  I trust it helps. The Personality of Temptation - download
Personal Life

Matters of the Heart

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.  Proverbs 4:23 Everything we do in life is shaped by the condition of our hearts.  We make or break things depending on the condition of our hearts.  The direction of our lives will flow out of what we hold in our hearts. This means looking after our hearts has to be our number 1 priority.  Our attitude determines our direction and the distance we will go.  A grace-filled, cheerful, faith orientated, generous and pure-motivated heart will take your life down a wide and blessed path toward your deepest dreams, filled with the right people you will need on that journey. Conversely if our hearts stay filled with regret, upset at people, unwilling to give and faithless, we will find we unknowingly push people aw
Financial Life

The Principle of the First

As we prepare to enter our Vision Builders season it's good to prepare our hearts and minds on the power of biblical financial principles.  The principle of the first, would be the first principle we can take hold of that will help us find God's hand on our financial world, in fact on every part of our lives. God wants to bless us so we can be a blessing.  Be blessed with this: