With the unexpected outcome of the Brexit referendum fresh in people’s minds just now, uncertainty seems to be reigning supreme – across the United Kingdom, across Europe … indeed around the globe. And the truth is that most people simply don’t cope all that well with the fear of uncertainty. But therein lies an enormous opportunity. Here’s why:
Well, today (1 September 2014) is a very special day. It’s exactly ten years since I recorded the first, weekly 30 minute “Christianityworks” Radio message. We give God all the glory for His faithfulness over that time, and there are some very important lessons that we’ve learned along the way.
As we head to Christmas, New Year and for us in the Southern Hemisphere, summer holidays, our thoughts turn very much to spending time with our families. All the ads on the TV use happy, well-adjusted families as the backdrop – smiling kids and teenagers; happy mums and dads, silver-haired grandparents – as their backdrops to advertise everything from Christmas hampers, to BBQs to suntan lotion.
Most of us, most of the time, have at least one 800 pound gorilla in our lives that we wish would just magically disappear. Problem is, he never does. The more we apply our tried and proven technique of proactive procrastination in not dealing with him, the more he gets us down and the worse things get.
So … how can you face the things that you just don’t want to face, in a powerful, godly and effective way? Here are 3 simple steps …
It’s tragically sad but true, that most Christians are hell bent (!) on squandering the new life that Jesus died and rose again to bring them.
Statistically – based on the research I reported on in a recent blog – the one thing, the only thing that strongly correlates with radically reduced sin and radically transformed lives, is engaging with God’s Word four times a week or more.
And most Christians don’t. Why?
Mostly it’s because we don’t know how to engage with the Bible in a life-changing way.
But that’s all about to change!
Have you ever had a brilliant idea that just flopped? Oh good – it’s not just me then!
So … welcome to the club.
Okay – why do our “brilliant ideas” fail sometimes?
Well here are the top 3 reasons and what you can do about them …
Some people may disagree with my analysis of our Honest Answers Poll Results – but it seems to me that the majority of God’s people are settling for second best when it comes to their relationship with Him. Why?
Thank you if you were one of those responsible for the awesome response to the 3 Honest Answers Poll questions … we had over 1300 individual votes!. In this post, I’m sharing the poll results and my initial thoughts on the top 5 conclusions that arise out of the data.