Do you sometimes find yourself doing things just to get accepted by the people around you – things you’re later a bit ashamed of? Ever wondered why?

Imagine these three things were really real for you: 1) you are someone whom Jesus chooses to live inside by his Spirit 2) Jesus living inside you makes you part of God’s Kingdom 3) no matter how badly things are going around you, God’s Kingdom is not in trouble. So ultimately YOU’RE not in trouble either.

Next time you’re tempted to do something to win the approval of people around you – ask the Spirit to remind you who you really are. It might make all the difference

Read Colossians 1: 15-27 here:



Did you ever want something so badly that you took a massive risk to get it? Have you ever spent hours preparing for a single moment?

The story about Zacchaeus in the Bible is crazy. Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus so badly that he climbed a tree. I’ll just let that sink in: a grown man climbing a tree.

How important is it to you to get into Jesus’ presence, to do whatever is necessary to meet with Him, learn from Him? What would you be prepared to let go of today to gain a closer walk with God? Has dignity and your reputation gotten in the way of pursuing your relationship with Jesus?

Read the story in Luke 19 here:

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What are your eyes fixed on?


How are you feeling as you get ready for today? Are you thinking of the things you’re struggling with: conflicts you’re caught in, the test you haven’t really studied for, the habits you’re definitely going to avoid today? Or are you focusing on something better?

Someone once said to me we tend to move towards the things our eyes are focused on. Is that true for you? What if you fixed your eyes on what is unseen, the hope to which Jesus has called you, the fearfully and wonderfully made person you are, and on Jesus himself who is God’s great YES to us?

Great verse on that in Ephesians 1v18: