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Stay focused (2)

August 20, 2019 · Bob Gass

“I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down.” Nehemiah 6:3 NIV

When it came to rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah discovered that not everyone around him wanted him to succeed. To stop the work, his enemies used two things—threats and rumours. Nevertheless, he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in less than two months. How did . . . Read More

Stay focused (1)

August 19, 2019 · Bob Gass

“Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” Proverbs 4:25 NIV

Years ago an airliner crashed into the Florida Everglades. On its approach to the Miami airport, the light indicator for proper deployment of the landing gear failed. They flew circles over the swamps of the Everglades while the cockpit crew checked to see if the . . . Read More

Spend more time in prayer

August 18, 2019 · Bob Gass

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face.” 1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV

In Catherine Marshall’s book A Closer Walk, her husband Leonard LeSourd wrote about the beginning of their marriage. “Catherine had huge adjustments to make. She sold her Washington dream house to move to Chappaqua, so I could continue to commute to my job at Guideposts . . . Read More

How “hungry” are you?

August 17, 2019 · Bob Gass

“He satisfies the…hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:9 NIV

Successful people are often just people who were a little hungrier and thirstier for success than the rest of us. What we desired, they pursued. Napoleon was born in poverty. His classmates made fun of him in school. But he devoted himself to his books . . . Read More

Choose your battles wisely

August 16, 2019 · Bob Gass

“If you follow this advice…then you will be able to endure the pressures.” Exodus 18:23 NLT

A good general knows it’s a mistake to try to fight on too many fronts at once; that when you’re “spread out too thin,” you’re vulnerable. And the same is true in life. To avoid undue stress, you must refuse to let every little thing . . . Read More