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July 29, 2019 · Bob Gass

Settle only for the best

“Play skillfully on the harp.” Psalm 33:3 NLT

To “play skillfully” means to do it well and strive for excellence when it comes to your God-given talents. One author puts it this way: “There’s a remarkable difference between 99 percent and 100 percent commitment. At 100 percent, you see your problems all the Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

July 28, 2019 · Bob Gass

Be realistic about your abilities

“Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves.” Romans 12:3 NLT

God told Moses, “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring…the Israelites out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:10 NIV). But instead of thinking, “What an honour,” Moses replied, “Who am I to…lead the people?” (Exodus 3:11 NLT). Moses’ upbringing as Pharaoh’s adopted grandson had prepared him Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

July 27, 2019 · Bob Gass

Three biblical rules for success (2)

“Meditate on it day and night.” Joshua 1:8 NIV

(2) Let it in. The word meditate means “to ponder, ruminate, or examine attentively.” So don’t just read the Scriptures, thoroughly digest them. Pray, “Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions” (Psalm 119:18 NLT). You can read a Scripture dozens of Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

July 26, 2019 · Bob Gass

Three biblical rules for success (1)

“Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8 NIV

God told Joshua, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

July 25, 2019 · Bob Gass

Pray from your heart

“When you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production.” Matthew 6:5 MSG

Jesus said the Pharisees turned prayer into “a theatrical production” and that God wasn’t moved by it. Author John Ortberg points out five things about them: “(1) Their prayers had become a shallow exercise rather than a deep relationship-building one. (2) They were rituals, rather Read More + Listen to Audio Clip