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WORD FOR YOU
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Being ready
03 JULY 2021

‘It did not fall, because it was built on rock.’
Matthew 7:25 NCV


Before it snows, there are some types of fir tree that retract their branches so the weight of snow they’ll have to bear will be reduced. This response is programmed into their branches. God has enabled these trees to anticipate the problem before it occurs so they can reduce the risk of breaking in a storm. We need to do the same thing in our lives. We can’t always avoid problems and crises, and there’ll be some that really do take us completely by surprise, but there are still things we can do to prepare for their arrival: 1) Get into God’s Word. When Jesus was being tempted by the devil in the wilderness, He defeated him using Scripture. He didn’t have to search for something that spoke into His situation; He had memorised God’s Word so He could use it immediately when the devil attacked. That doesn’t mean we need to memorise the entire Bible, but by reading it every day, becoming more familiar with God’s Word, and by learning a few verses that remind us to trust Him, we can equip ourselves to stand strong as soon as a problem arises. 2) Spend time with God every day. When we set aside a regular time to pray and talk to God, we keep Him involved in our daily lives and everything that’s going on, so we can constantly get His wisdom and guidance on our situation and learn His will. Following His will may not always be easy, and doesn’t mean we’ll avoid all problems, but we can have confidence that we’re taking the best course of action. It also gives us time to be refreshed and strengthened by Him, so we’re better prepared when trouble comes.



What Now?

If you don’t already, set a time each day to spend with God and read the Bible for a few minutes. Set reminders on your phone if it helps you to protect that time with God.

2 Chronicles 25-27, Acts 27:1-26
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Being tactful
04 JULY 2021

‘Let your conversation be gracious and attractive.’
Colossians 4:6 NLT



If we tend to say the wrong things, there’s a scriptural solution for us: ‘Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone’ (v.6 NLT). To speak effectively, we need to be ‘gracious’ when dealing with others. And while honesty is always the best policy, it doesn’t mean we can say whatever we want. One of the most important skills we can develop is the ability to deal with others tactfully and with sensitivity when we find ourselves in a difficult situation. We might think that being brutally honest is sometimes the best course of action, but extending grace to someone and being truthful aren’t mutually exclusive. We can and should learn to tell the truth tactfully. The Bible says, ‘For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ’ (John 1:17 NIV). Jesus didn’t let courtesy and kindness prevent Him from telling the truth, but He never did it in a mean-spirited way. Sometimes we can claim to be ‘speaking the truth in love’ (Ephesians 4:15), when the truth is that anger, frustration, disappointment, and retaliation are what’s really in our hearts. So what’s the answer? Before we speak, we should take a moment to review the words in our mind, and try to evaluate their impact. Then we should choose to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading. If we’re feeling prompted to change what we say or how we say it, or even to not say anything just yet, then we should follow what the Spirit is saying to us. Doing that will help us develop the discipline to cut out tactless remarks from our conversations.



What Now?

Find some Bible verses about how we should speak to others (such as Colossians 4:6 and Ephesians 4:29). Read each one carefully a few times, then use them as inspiration to write your own prayer for your speech to be gracious and Spirit-led.

Luke 12:1-31, Psalms 68-69
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How to help hurting people
05 JULY 2021


‘Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious.’
Ecclesiastes 10:12 NIV



There are three things that can cause us to be easily hurt or to hurt other people without intending to: 1) We speak out of our own hurt. German poet Hermann Hesse wrote: ‘If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.’ It helps to remember that people often lash out in response to what’s happening inside themselves. 2) When we’re hurting, we get touchy. Imagine that you ignore a splinter in your finger, and it gets infected. Someone brushes up against it, and in pain you shout, ‘You hurt me!’ However, the real problem is the splinter that you didn’t deal with in the first place. Hurting people overreact, overexaggerate, and overprotect. They also over-influence. Often it’s the person with the most pain who can be the most hurtful. If we’re on the receiving end of a hurtful comment, we should try not to retaliate, and instead speak and act with grace: ‘A gentle answer will calm a person’s anger, but an unkind answer will cause more anger’ (Proverbs 15:1 NCV). 3) Getting over our hurt takes time. Quick fixes don’t work. The kindest thing we can do when someone’s hurting is to demonstrate God’s love by showing them that we care about them, and, if they’re willing, to help them work through their issues and get beyond the pain. Good things can come from bad situations. It might mean we have to deal with some difficult issues, but in the process, we might discover some treasures we didn’t know existed, and end up with a great relationship.



What Now?

Do you know someone who can be hurtful? Today, spend some time praying for them, and if God prompts you, reach out to them and see if you can help them work through any pain they might be feeling.

2 Chronicles 28-29, Acts 27:27-44
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Who are your influencers?
06 JULY 2021

‘My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!’
Proverbs 1:10 NLT


We can often underestimate the influence that other people can have on us. Even the TV programmes we watch and the social media accounts we follow can have an effect on us. We tend to become like the people we spend the most time with, so it’s very important that we choose our companions wisely. Here are some tips for making sure that we’re surrounding ourselves with good influences: 1) Try to become aware of who and what influences you the most. There might be a particular person or group that we gravitate towards, or a YouTube channel that we tend to head to when we’re alone. We should try to develop an awareness of who has the most potential to influence us. 2) Check if they’re likely to be good or bad influences. Notice the way they talk, dress, show respect or a lack of it, and how they interact with others. We should also ask ourselves if they draw us closer to God or push us away from Him. 3) Look out for warning signs. If someone is having a negative influence on us, chances are that when we stop to consider our behaviour, we’ll begin to notice things like we’re becoming indifferent towards spiritual things, we’re developing a defiant spirit, or we’re attracted to things that God wouldn’t approve of. Proverbs 1:10 says: ‘If sinners entice you, turn your back on them’ (NLT). When Joseph was being tempted by Potiphar, he didn’t stop to let himself be trapped – he simply ran from the temptation. That’s a legitimate course of action if we feel we’re being separated from God. We shouldn’t allow anything to replace God’s influence on our lives.



What Now?

At the end of the day, think back over who you spent your time with. Can you recognise any negative influencers? Ask God to show you if there are any people that you need to take a step back from.

2 Chronicles 30-31, Acts 28
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Stay on course
07 JULY 2021


‘I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.’
Psalm 119:11 NIV



Senator Bill Nelson trained for and flew on a six-day space shuttle mission on board the Columbia. In his book Mission, he explained how difficult it is to maintain a proper orbit in space. There’s no resistance in space, so an astronaut can literally turn over the huge shuttle on their own. To maintain the correct orbit, the onboard computers constantly make course and altitude corrections by firing small rockets which make tiny adjustments, while larger jets burn fuel to make major adjustments. These rockets are critical – if they don’t consistently fire at the right time, the shuttle can drift from its orbit and go tumbling into outer space or crashing into Earth’s atmosphere. There’s an important lesson here for us. Left to ourselves, we tend to drift out of our spiritual orbit into lukewarmness and indifference. Or worse, we end up in sin and rebellion. That’s when the rockets of prayer and Bible study, ‘fired’ on a continuous and consistent basis, help us to keep our course correct, and prevent our lives from spinning out of spiritual control. Bible study and prayer go together. We should pray before we read the Bible, asking God to help us understand what we’re about to read. And we should also pray after we read it, asking God to help us apply what He’s told us through His Word. ‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness’ (2 Timothy 3:16 NIV). Getting into a habit of a daily prayer and Bible study time is so important – it’ll help us stay close to God and quickly become aware if we’re drifting off His path so we can make whatever adjustments are necessary to get back to Him.



What Now?

Before reading your Bible today, pray that God would help you understand what you’ll read and that He’ll reveal something new through His Word. After, pray that He’ll help you put into practice what you’ve learned.

2 Chronicles 32-33, Romans 1
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THANK YOU JESUS FOR ANOTHER NEW MONTH-AUGUST!
And as your prophet, I prophesy, may the new month be a blessing and testimonies-filled one for all your children, members of this Ministries, in Jesus mighty name!

HAPPY NEW MONTH!



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Giving advice
08 JULY 20
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The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge.’
Proverbs 12:23 NLT


When we see the people around us hurting or struggling with something, we may feel like we’ve got the answers or the right advice for them. But if we don’t have the right approach, we can end up making things worse. Good ideas and advice are wasted when we try and force them on other people. Proverbs 12:23 says: ‘The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge’ (NLT). If our desire to help comes from wanting to show off how much we know, we’re doing it for the wrong reason. If we’re not sure it’s from God, then we need to ask for wisdom about whether to say it all. But if God is leading us to say something, we should pray for wisdom about the right time and the right way to say it. ‘The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered’ (Proverbs 17:27 NIV). Timing is really important when we’re giving advice. If people aren’t ready to receive it, then it won’t help. Sometimes it’s obvious to us when someone isn’t ready to listen; other times we may misjudge the situation. We can always ask God to open their minds to what we feel we need to say. But our efforts at helping someone to change may fail, unless we approach them in love and humility. If we don’t approach them in the right way, they may respond with a ‘who-are-you-to-tell-me’ attitude. The Bible says: ‘Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones’ (Proverbs 16:24 NIV). We shouldn’t approach people in a judgmental, critical or harsh way. We need to be sharing kind, encouraging and supportive words if we want to be taking the right approach in helping others.



What Now?

Are you feeling like you need to give advice to someone? Spend some time asking God for wisdom about what to say, and when and how you should do it

2 Chronicles 34-36, Romans 2
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Success
09 JULY 2021


He gave himself fully to his work for God.’
2 Chronicles 31:21 NCV


Sometimes we can think that to be successful for God, we have to become a church leader and work for Him in that way. But that’s not true. We’re not all called into that work, and we can be successful in God’s eyes even when we’re in the secular world. Money, fame and power make us successful in the world, and achieving those things is not necessarily wrong. It all depends on our attitude and our motives. We need to make sure we’re working for God’s glory rather than our own. And that’s exactly what Hezekiah did. In the world’s eyes he would have been seen as successful; he’d become the king of Judah by the age of 25. The Bible says that: ‘In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered’ (2 Chronicles 31:21 NIV). There are three keys to his success here. First, he was obedient to the law. We can see how important that is when God spoke to Joshua about the same thing: ‘Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go’ (Joshua 1:7 NIV). But then we also have to seek God, especially to make sure we’re still doing His will. And then we must work wholeheartedly for Him. ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters’ (Colossians 3:23 NIV). These things will help us to be successful in God’s eyes, not the world’s.



What Now?

Read about Hezekiah’s rule in 2 Chronicles 29-32. Then read about his father Ahaz’s reign in chapter 28. What differences can you see in their attitude and success?

Ezra 1-2, Romans 3
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