Next Year Get Out Of Your Rut!

‘The Lord said to me, ‘You have been travelling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward.”’ Deuteronomy 2:2–3 ESV A biologist experimented with what he called ‘processional caterpillars’. He lined up caterpillars on the rim of a pot that held a plant...

Paul’s Thorn And Yours (3)

‘My power works best in weakness.’ 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT Paul writes: ‘Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the...

Paul’s Thorn And Yours (2)

‘To keep me from becoming proud.’ 2 Corinthians 12:7 NLT The Bible doesn’t tell us what Paul’s thorn in the flesh was, but Paul tells us why God permitted it: ‘To keep me from becoming proud.’ Increased achievement and success can lead to increased pride and...

Paul’s Thorn And Yours (1)

‘I was given a thorn in my flesh.’ 2 Corinthians 12:7 NLT Bible scholars disagree as to what Paul’s ‘thorn’ was. Some think it may have been poor eyesight, others a speech impediment, and others a physical challenge. Why doesn’t the Bible tell us? Well, if his problem...

Developing Patient Endurance

‘Suffering produces endurance.’ Romans 5:3 ESV Isn’t it interesting how as we get older, we tend to become more patient, even though we have less time left? Why is that? Perspective! Our problems haven’t changed that much, but our perspective has. Things that once...

Trust God’s Timing (2)

‘What I have said, that I will bring about.’ Isaiah 46:11 NIV God has a plan for your life that requires certain things to happen at a particular time. And since He sees the big picture and you’re working with limited information, it’s wise to trust Him—even when you...