THREE INGREDIENTS TO BECOMING A SUCCESS

THREE INGREDIENTS TO BECOMING A SUCCESS

If you want to be truly successful it won’t be because of your income or bank balance. Neither will it be because of your social media popularity. Success is measured by who we are — which determines how we relate to others, especially those closest to us. This is why we are so surprised when  we learn that many rich and famous celebrities are so desperately lonely and depressed and unable to succeed in love. I have met many high flyers who are publicly admired yet, secretly, feel they are failures because their marriages and parental relationships are dysfunctional. This is why I’ve come to see “success” as being measured by a person’s ability to know how to be a good person who engages with people appropriately. 

FOR LOVE’S SAKE

Whenever I prepare a couple for their marriage, I stress several critical things that will help them build a happily-ever-after-marriage. The first thing I stress is that our preparation is going to focus on their life together—their marriage—rather than focusing on their wedding. The second thing I stress is that for them to have a happily-ever-after-marriage they need to learn how to love. Interestingly, what many couples come to realise is that these principles don’t just help improve their relationship—it also helps to improve their other relationships as well. I hope you’ll join me in prayer and pray that as we work together on Sunday to worship Jesus that they will indeed see Him who loves them and want to forgive them and become their heavenly father. I pray that we can love like Jesus. As we consider the fifteen greatest description of love ever given, I pray that it will challenge each of us to ask God for the help we need to love Him and to love others.

THE STEADFAST, RELENTLESS, UNMERITED LOVE OF GOD

THE STEADAST, RELENTLESS, UNMERITED LOVE OF GOD Recently I shared the story of Joni Eareckson Tada who, as a teenager, dove into shallow water, breaking her neck and becoming paralysed from the neck down.  God has brought immeasurable blessing from her life despite it...
THE REAL LIFE GOOD DOCTOR

THE REAL LIFE GOOD DOCTOR

THE REAL GOOD DOCTORDenis Mukwege was born in 1955 in a modest-sized town, Bukavu, in east ‘Congo. Little could anyone have imagined that this son of a Pentecostal pastor would grow up to be considered the most influential African of the 20th century, and one of...

FORBEARANCE

FORBEARANCEForbearance has nothing to do with with your forebears (although, come to think of it, it might). Forbearance has to do with patiently bearing disappointment with others. It is most commonly called for when we have occasion to be disappointed with someone...