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5/5/2021

Follow God, find joy

Read Proverbs 8:32-34 (https://bit.ly/3xNVXfd)

This passage highlights, that as children of God we are to listen to Him. Today this could mean listening to the instructions God sets out for us in the Bible, listening to godly men and women who teach us and to our parents who God has placed in authority over us.

This is sometimes (ok most of the time) difficult to do but this proverb tells us that when we listen to God, we find joy! More than just happiness, joy is deep and long lasting.

What a blessing for following and listening to God.

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2021/04/28

Let’s get practical.

In Ecclesiastes 11:1 (https://bit.ly/3gjx1Gr), Solomon writes, ‘Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.’ This is a verse about wise investment. It’s about saving your money or other resources – doing the right thing now and reaping the rewards later.

Have you thought to ask God for wisdom for the practical, seemingly non-spiritual parts of your life? God created all the bits of human life on this planet, and it’s good to pray for wisdom around your studies, free time, sport, music, friendships, social media accounts and apps. Do the wise thing now. In time, profits will flow back to you.

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2021/04/14

The gentle way

Even if you’re the most chilled-out, peace-loving person, it’s impossible to go through life without sometimes clashing with others. So how do we at least handle conflict wisely, and in a way that glorifies God?

If someone disses you for your outfit, your opinion, or anything else, deflate the tension by thanking them. Say (sincerely, not sarcastically), ‘Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I’ll definitely think about what you’ve said.’ That’ll take the fight right out of them. Solomon writes, ‘A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.’ (Proverbs 15:1 – https://bit.ly/3wP2O7Y)

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2021/04/07

In His timing

When the disciples were with Jesus for the last time, they asked, ‘Master, are You going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?’ Jesus said, ‘You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business.’ Acts 1:6-8 (https://bit.ly/2Q6go60)

It’s human to want to know WHEN things will go down. It makes us feel in control. Yet we can’t know for sure what will happen five days from now, or even five minutes from now. Only God knows. And there’s wisdom in trusting our never-late, right-on-time Heavenly Father with the WHEN of an unfolding future.

Proverbs 16:9 (https://bit.ly/2onzbsA)

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