Thursday, June 24

Tag: psalm

Family Life

The power of a child

You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you. Psalm 8:2 There is no doubt the power of a child that speaks of the strength of God.  The faith of a child as they declare and praise Jesus binds the forces of hell and releases the power of heaven. We should never make God sound like a religious figure or the Bible a set of stories that sound like fantasy. Children should be taught the realness of God, the ways of His grace and shown the demonstration of His power.  The natural believing element of a child will turn the Truth of the bible into power very easily. They are a force in overcoming the enemy. Out of the lips of children will come true praise. Praise that has pure motive, that is not 'too' clever, that shows of
Personal Life

Be kind to those you lead!

He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him! Psalm 61:7 The New Testament writers would join in with David with one voice declaring the virtues of grace and truth.  Without truth there is no need for grace, without grace, Truth has no soil in which to grow. David treated it as a huge honour to receive mercy and truth.  He knew the power of both.  Truth is God's unrelenting absolutes wrapped in the most incredible person, Jesus.  Which is why Truth does not feel like a rod or a law but strength and power, revelation and insight. David also knew mercy and truth as a sign of promotion. If you are promoted to a point where you have a choice as to whether to show mercy and truth or not to those you lead then that's an honour. Rather th
Personal Life

Making a decision doesn’t have to be a lottery!

COMMIT YOUR WAY to the Lord, TRUST also in Him, And HE shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 1. How do we make decisions at the crossroads? COMMIT BEFORE YOU CHOOSE Make a decision before the decision that you are trusting God above anything else. Commit it into His hands. Sometimes its easier to make certain 'value-based' decisions before the pressure of that situation arises.  For example we decided to buy our first house on one income so we had the freedom to not make a financially-based decision about our lifestyle and work pattern when children came along. - At the crossroads ASK Does it fit in my value system? Does it compromise my beliefs? Will it have positive long term benefits …? - Know what BIBLE says about the sort of marriage partner to choose, attitudes in the workpla