building a sustainable life.

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When We Join Together in Prayer Being able to talk with God through prayer is such an extraordinary gift, which we can share with others. In order to experience and develop a rich prayer life, engage with others, as confirmed in Jesus’ words: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” – Matthew

Strengthen and Build Your Prayer Life

November 11, 2021
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Build a Strong Foundation Building a relationship with God on the basis of feeling obligated isn’t wrong, but if it is the sole motivator then it’s not sustainable for a healthy lifestyle. It’s like reading the Bible—I do this because I want to spend time with God, not because of duty. Sometimes religious duty can bring a sense of dullness

Your Relationship with God is Not an Obligation

November 4, 2021
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To Hear God In order to connect with God on a regular basis we need to position ourselves to hear and accept his words. We often assume this means dedicating time for prayer once a day and reading the Bible. Yes, this is the place to begin—quietly praying and reading. But there are other helpful things we can do to

How Strong is your Connection with God?

October 28, 2021
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Who am I in Christ? While recovering from burnout, I discovered that the picture I had of myself was different from God’s picture. I didn’t realise that my outlook was so distorted compared to God’s view. With this, I wanted to start seeing myself as God did. So, I went back to this Bible verse: 1 John 3:1 “See what

Discovering my identity in God’s Eyes

October 21, 2021
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We have some exciting news at Verve Lead! Teaming up with Dr Bob Logan of Logan Leadership, and Dr Chuck Ridley, Professor of Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University, we developed the Healthy Christian leader profile. We have put a lot of work into creating a tool that leaders can use to gain more self-awareness and develop self-reflection. Self-awareness and

Snapshot of a Healthy Christian Leader

October 14, 2021
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We’ve been looking at the idea of creating margins in our life… buffer spaces so that when things begin to get difficult we have the room to handle the difficulties. It’s like leaving your house ten minutes early in case of traffic, or building up a savings account in case a pipe bursts in your house. We can do it

An Act of Kindness – The Good Samaritan

August 26, 2021
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Many people make compromises when it comes to work/life boundaries. They allow time for gym, rest and personal replenishment, but they will put those aside for others out of obligation, especially in the case of emergencies. This is how most people operate and it makes sense. We all have to make compromises sometimes! We can’t ignore emergencies, we can’t ignore

The Work/Life Balance of Jesus

August 19, 2021
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No one likes to think about the worst-case scenarios in our lives, and even less, do we like to plan for them. It can feel negative, faithless, overly cautious, and unnecessary… but it is necessary. We don’t need to live in fear, but adding some margin for catastrophe in our lives can keep us feeling safe and in control (as

Creating Margins in Life

August 12, 2021
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Do you recall a time when you hesitated to be vulnerable, when you played things close to the chest when maybe you shouldn’t have? You aren’t alone—most of us have difficulty trusting at some point, often as a result of experiences in the past where someone close has hurt us. That can be hard to overcome. Healthy adults will seek

Building a Bridge of Trust

August 5, 2021