Category: Practice

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Seeking God’s healing for our fear of being hurt

Many people of this world live their lives caged in by fear, especially the fear of pain and suffering. The Bible calls this slavery. Believers who are led by the Holy Spirit, on the other hand, will live fearlessly in God’s power, love, and self-control. This freedom, however, can be...

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“I don’t want to be hurt again.”

Our bodies have a natural “fight or flight” defence mechanism against pain. This applies to both physical and emotional pain. To protect our hearts from being hurt again, we can become combative or withdrawn in attitude. Such behaviour is driven by fear, not by God’s love. As believers, we need...

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Testing the spirits at prophetic prayer meetings

God declared that He would pour out His Spirit in the last days, so that those who are His followers would prophesy, see visions, and dream dreams. Therefore, it is not surprising to witness the increase in prophetic prayer meetings, conferences, and self-professed prophets. At the same time, we are...

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3 crucial questions to ask God every day

Do our prayers feel repetitive and dry? Does our relationship with God feel distant and cold? Perhaps it is because we haven’t been asking God the right questions as we pray. God does not show favouritism. If He answered people such as Moses, King Solomon, Jabez, Hannah, and Hagar, then...

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Practical tips on delivering prophecies wisely

Of all the spiritual gifts that God gives to His followers, we are told to especially desire the gift of prophecy. Put simply, a prophecy is a message from God to strengthen, encourage, and comfort His people, the church. Every spiritual gift is meant to build God’s people up and...

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Waiting on God’s calling and fulfilment of our life purpose

Most of us have asked, “What is my ultimate purpose in life?” God has given each one of us an instinctive awareness that there must be specific good works that we were created for. We all yearn for deeper meaning and significance in life. How do we recognise our higher...

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Debunking 10 false arguments against forgiveness

As Jesus’ followers, we are called forgive those who have hurt, abused, betrayed, and offended us. This can be a real struggle when we are still filled with pain, resentment, outrage, and thoughts of revenge. Overcoming such struggles requires some recalibrating of our understanding of healing and forgiveness as we...

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Hearing God’s voice clearly

Jesus said that His followers will hear His voice and follow Him. Even though Jesus is not physically with us now, He has gifted us with the Holy Spirit as His representative who will teach us everything. That is an incredible promise, because it means that there is nothing that...

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Is it wise to take control of our lives?

As believers, we are meant to deny ourselves and offer our bodies as living sacrifices to God and to obey His will. Letting go of control of our lives to Someone we cannot see, however, feels counter intuitive and even frightening at times – especially when this world extols the...