Losing control and letting God take control is a signature of the Christian life. Living under the control of people is not. Taking back control is about the power to choose who you want to be, even when you can’t do all you want to do. Do that and it’s
When you’ve been through some storms you can easily start to feel that God had something to do with them when, in fact, He had nothing to do with them. He just used them for good but never created them. For you to move freely into a season of direct
😌 You never get the PRAISE you deserve because the people who should buy you pressies are too busy responding to those who are demanding pressies. You’re left with a deficit of praise and honour. 😡 You never get the MENTORING you deserve because those who should be
Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia Stop shrinking back to the places you’ve outgrown. It’s scary, but the Next You is being created and it’s vital that you don’t look backwards. The world isn’t rejecting you, God is reserving you for a bigger future- the
Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. There’s three kinds of friends in your world- the ones you see from high school every year, the ones who you don’t socialise with but are always looking out for you, and the friends you burn the midnight oil
Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. The Bible states that it’s not good for man to be alone. Often in a long marriage when the wife passes away, the husband passes away soon afterwards. Yet if the man passes away, the wife can live for
Preached at Calvary Christian Church in Australia, Dave tries to convince the congregation that faith isn’t a doing word, it’s a being word. It’s not a verb, it’s a noun. It’s something you have, hold and handle. Understanding this will wipe the slate clean on all your striving and reboot
‘And that’s another thing they did’- is you building a case against someone you no longer get on with! You have decided not to let them off the hook but to hook them more by collecting ‘data’ on them, even though most of what they do is not
You’re not ‘weak’ at cello playing. You’ve never done it, don’t want to do it and never will do it. It’s not a weakness, it’s a non-strength. Same with lots of things about you- being funny, being extrovert, being well organised or singing in tune!
Whatever role you have in a relationship- that’s the role you’ll keep for the rest of that relationship. If your gift is organising stuff, then that will be your role. Stop complaining that no one does what you do. If you’re the present giver, the empathiser, the
The reason why life is so uncertain is because God is sending you a gift. Uncertainty is the only thing that pushes you to live by faith. And faith is the only thing that trades with the certainty of God’s interfering power. Predictability is an enemy of
Dave and Jenny Gilpin, our Senior Pastors, share intimate secrets about their marriage, their disappointments, their devotional life, their tension points and their now Word from God. This is how you’ve never heard them before. Stuart Otten from ‘About Face’ is the interviewer.