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June 22, 2019 · Bob Gass

Recognize your gift, know your goal

“Do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit.” 1 Samuel 12:21 NKJV

In order to succeed in what God has called you to do in life, you must recognize your gift and know your goal. When you’re clear about and committed to these two things, you need to demonstrate two qualities: discipline and determination. Fritz Kreisler, one Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 21, 2019 · Bob Gass

God has set a time to favour you

“You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.” Psalm 102:13 NIV

All of your life can be training for one season, one God-given assignment, one purpose. You may determine the number of years required to graduate from college with your degree. You may know the amount of effort and the approximate timeline required to rise to Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 20, 2019 · Bob Gass

Being there in the crisis (4)

“I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering.” Jeremiah 29:11 CEV

Here are three more helpful steps you can take: (1) Encourage action. Sometimes we over-function in crises, making the needy person dependent and undermining the very self-reliance that can strengthen them. One psychiatrist said, “We must do for others what they cannot do for themselves Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 19, 2019 · Bob Gass

Being there in the crisis (3)

“He brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so…we can be there for that person.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 MSG

In a crisis, people often fail to see the resources that God has made available to them. Here are three types: (1) Spiritual resources. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). This “very present” God illuminates our darkness Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 18, 2019 · Bob Gass

Being there in the crisis (2)

“Offer each other a helping hand.” Galatians 6:2 CEV

Your aim should be to help people cope with their crisis and grow through it. This means lowering their fear level and helping them to function normally again by: (1) Making contact with them. People in crisis tend to withdraw rather than ask for help Read More + Listen to Audio Clip