Friday, July 19

Tag: prayer

Personal Life, Uncategorized

I’ve got a control issue!

Ever wondered why you like to be in control? You may not be a 'control freak' but if you don't have somewhat of a control issue then you are probably not fully human! We have an innate desire to control our environment, our lives, relationships and, well, pretty much everything! In turn we fall in the trap of things controlling us; our money, our performance, habits, desires and, well, pretty much anything! Yet, if we could resist the slightly freakish internal control demand for a moment we might discover some powerful tools that will break this control issue. In the words of Clay Scroggins in his book ‘How to Lead in a World of Distraction’ you need to ‘Turn down the noise long enough to be curious about what’s inside of you.’ As we turn down the distracting white noises ar
Commentary, Personal Life

That’s Ridiculous

Read below or listen to the full message here. In boxing there is a combination of 3 power punches, used especially in close confinement, where your opponent is 'getting in your face'.  It is the right cross - left hook - right cross.   Paul ends his letter to the Philippians leaving us impacted with 3 power punches to our lives.  Locked in close confinement, in prison, yet keeping a good attitude Paul has more than enough authority to speak on these topics we will touch on today! The first right cross is revolutionise your life through your attitude.  He then comes in with the left hook - be utterly transformed by what you think on.  His final punch, leaving his audience reeling with new life is the right cross of 'ridiculous faith'.  In fact all 3 naturally speaking could be perceived
Personal Life

Your 2016 is up the Mountain!

I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch to see what He will say to me  and what I should reply about my complaint. Habakkuk 2:1   Ever had a complaint?  or been dissatisfied with your current situation? If you have any vision at all there will be regular moments of being challenged by current dissatisfaction. Habakkuk’s complaint would be the oppression of the ruling nation, Babylon. But he goes to God with it. What do we do with our complaint?  Do we target other people, do we shift the responsibility elsewhere? “The company just doesn’t value me, I should be paid a lot more than this" - so we moan to our colleagues. “The Church doesn’t do such and such, don’t they understand …”  so we complain to those around us. “My wife never …”  
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

The Great Power of Fasting — Ps Phil Pringle

  Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 The secret to a major breakthrough in any circumstance is to first breakthrough in prayer. When we add fasting to our praying we increase our effectiveness many times over. There is not a preacher, a pastor, or a group of Christians throughout all Christian history who have achieved some great thing for God that have been able to say, prayer was not part of it. Not just ordinary prayer either, but prayer that breaks through. Prayer and fasting bring breakthroughs that nothing else can. Even Jesus told his disciples some things cannot be achieved without prayer and fasting, (Mark 9:29). Saying a prayer is