Charlotte Gambill

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Progress

Focus leads to effectiveness. Decisions fuel our determination. Sometimes we simply need to clarify our commitment before we get confused by all the chaos any given day can bring. So today try answer these simple questions. What do you want to build? Your marriage, friendship, business, ministry? If so then make sure you do something that builds, be specific and use words that build, actions that build, build that person, marriage, area up today. Who can you help? A colleague,...

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Surrender

We are called to follow Him not to expect Jesus to follow us. Who has the driving seat in your life. Is it ambition, greed, pride, people pressure or insecurity, fear, doubt. What we allow to take the wheel of our life will determine the course of our future. Jesus is looking for followers not drivers and following him is a daily discipline. Self sacrifice is the key not self help. It's what we are willing to lay down that...

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Dearest Friends, Well it is that most wonderful time of the year again! Time to trim the trees and own the parties and to enjoy your friends and family. This Christmas we are praying Gods blessing on your household and that your home would be filled with joy and laughter. We pray that you would resist the stress in this festive season and focus on what matters most, that you would spread the love He has lavished on you with those yet...

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Your are AMAZING!

Too often we compare our lives to others and in doing so allow insecurity or jealousy to pull one another down or decrease our own value. Yet the truth is YOU are amazing. YOU are some kind of wonderful. We all have areas we are striving to do better in, we all know where we need to change and are know what we can improve on. Yet that does not detract in any way from your amazing!! Think about it....

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Build now for later

Expansion is something we can all seek. We want to increase our effectiveness, expand our future. We may pray for more opportunity, to take new ground. God wants to give us increase. Yet like every good parent he wants the growth you gain to be the growth you keep. He wants his kids to grow in strength not just height. He wants our lives to increase not just in opportunity but more importantly in maturity. Whenever growth and expansion comes...

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Detox

Yesterday @lifechurchhome I set homework for the week. Often our reactions can delay our journey. God invites us to progress but a wrong response causes us to go backwards instead of forwards. So this week why not try to detox some things out of your response system. Start with a word, maybe you overuse the word, can't, Won't, no or a persons name you need to stop bringing up, a hurt. Ban that word from your response this week and...

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Growth

Growth: its part of Gods plan for all of us. God wants you and I to keep flourishing, He prunes, teaches, guides, and increases our lives so we can all grow in wisdom, character and capacity. Growth is healthy!!! In the natural we encourage and cheer on our kids growth. Yet in the spiritual we can do the opposite to one another. Sadly Sometimes when you step out the ones you thought would cheer for you become the ones who...

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Move Up – Awareness

This week in our new series #loveyourneighbour I asked 'How aware are you of what's going on, on your street?'. #loveyourneighbour is a commandment we are all responsible to outwork. Yet often our lack of awareness causes a lack of action. Do you really know what the needs are in your NEIGHBOURhood. Are you aware who is in need, isolated, who is celebrating a birthday, wedding, new baby, who has suffered loss, redundancy, sickness etc When we are aware of...

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When pride leaves, possibilites arrive

When Pride leaves, possibilities arrive. Pride can be one of the huge factors that prevent growth in any area personally or corporately. Pride parades its acts and shouts its success. It manipulates and isolates. It says 'I already know this, I can do that better my way, It puts others down, while puffing itself up. It speaks over and pulls under. Pride gets in the way of our progress, learning, changing and healing. We don't like to talk about it,...

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Listen to the Whisper

Last night my daughter whispered as she hugged me: 'I wish you could meet me off my school bus again tomorrow mum'. She was thinking of the pending 2nd day at high school and the comfort she gained that day from a smiley face at the end of the journey. She never asked me directly to be there, aware of the meetings mum had ahead the next day too. But this afternoon I found myself packing up my paper work...

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Move ON or move UP?

Move on or Move up? This is a question I felt God ask me over this past few weeks. I have been so aware recently of the challenge to move UP through the life of my own children. As many parents can relate, we are getting our kids ready to move up in school. I have an 11 year old who is now moving up to high school. That means she will catch a bus to school on her own,...

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Failing is part of Succeeding

Don't hide the scars that you got on the way to success. Sometimes we feel pressured by life, people, expectations to tidy up our story so we seem more professional or spiritual. But the truth is we are all a work in progress. We all make mistakes, we all have to handle failure and disappointments. Today if you feel like your failing take heart. Don't allow others success to aggravate you. Don't allow jealousy or bitterness to win. Let's be...

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Let Hope Appear

My heart breaks for all those who are caught in the tide of darkness and inhumane actions in Iraq. Aware of the plight of so many that seems to gain the attention of so few across the world. In days like this our words may falter but let our prayers be fervent. Let hope appear Lord. (Lamentations 3 v 28-30)  ...

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Building Friendships

Jesus ministered to the crowds, he preached to the masses. But he built something very special with his friends. The disciples weren't just a random bunch of guys he had to take. They were chosen to be close to him and therefore close to one another. Jesus spent time with his friends, building relationships that were strong enough to be corrected, challenged, and change even in each other's company. They were friendships that were real, honest and not always easy...

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Who Am I?

Who am I? Is an unspoken question we all struggle with from time to time in our mind, as we  navigate the different circumstances and seasons in our lives. Just when we think we know who we are our situations change, relationships alter and we realise yet again we have allowed people and things to identify who we are.  But your identity is not in what you do or where you are, it is in 'whose' you are. When I was...

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Be Proactive not Reactive

How many times have you allowed your reactions to determine your direction. You were going to do something but then reacted to a negative response and withdrew. You prayed and planned but then reacted when the reception you received was not what you desired. We need to be careful our reactions don't dominate our actions. Reactions can often be sparked through fear, hurt, offence, impatience, panic, anger. It's the reactive words, decisions, responses that often feel good in the moment...

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Cherish 2014 Highlights

View the highlights of Cherish 2014! And remember the early-bird rate of £50 is only on until the end of June. Click here to book in today! https://vimeo.com/97442592  ...

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Cherish 2015 Promo

In 2015 we will be back in the Leeds First Direct Arena for Cherish Women's Conference! It's going to be an amazing. We have an early-bird rate of £50 is only on until the end of June. Click here to book in today! http://vimeo.com/96648446...

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Dance Again hits the Main UK charts

Love when the world try to get their head around the church. And they find no superstars but just 'amateur musicians' to use the press's words! I guess that's their way of explaining Jesus people. Not trying to be some big professional, not prideful, just Jesus full. Love it. Get Dance Again on iTunes, or order your physical copy from the LIFE Church Webshop. ...

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God the Father

Got up to wear love out this morning and took breakfast in bed to my Gang who I have not seen much over cherish. Then Hope & I went through her baby book which she had never seen. Recording each moment of her first 5 years. As I sat watching her gasp in awe at how much she had grown and the words spoken over her when she was tiny and them now being a reality. It took my breath away...

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Dance Again is now available

Woo hoo. This week is shaping up to be very amazing!!! This happens today our brand new album with incredible worship songs is available to download on iTunes!!! The songs on this album are something special. I know they will uplift, encourage and heal you. So much truth and journey in each song. So get it today and enjoy. And cherish girls you may want to start learning the tunes now so we can all sing strong together!! Its time...

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Only 7 days left until Cherish

It's hard to believe that there are only seven days left until Cherish! If you haven't booked in yet, do it today! All the teams are working tirelessly to get ready to give you the best Cherish you have ever been too! It will truly be on a whole different level! For any information on Cherish, go to http://www.cherishconference.com/ ...

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14 Days Left until Cherish!

Only 14 days left until we are at the Leeds First Direct arena for Cherish Conference! Have you packed your suitcases yet? Make sure to keep checking our Cherish Conference Facebook for the latest updates!...

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Let go and grow!

I have found in life the things I try and hold most tightly too often end up being the things that leave my life with the most difficultly, and at times animosity. Yet when we become the kind of leader, friend, parent, follower that commits to being open handed, we allow opportunities and possibilities to keep opening to us. God wants to use our hands as an extension of His. When our hands are open we stop being controlling and...

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You were not made on a production line!

You were not made on a production line! God knit you together himself in your mothers womb. He breathed life into you and He gave you designer, one off fingerprints. He doesn't do production line gifts and callings. He is our creator God. He has placed that same creative spirit in us. Therefore today think differently about what you are facing, pray some impossible prayers! Don't say you have nothing to bring. And don't copy everyone else as if you...

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Answer the Door

A few weeks ago Charlotte preached a message in LIFE Church titled 'Answer the Door'. Sometimes God has already sent the very thing that we think we are still waiting for, but we have to go and open the door. http://vimeo.com/94989787...

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SELAH – Why live wondering?

Maybe today could be the day you decide that it is time! Time to start or end something, time to apply for the job, time to let someone in, time to give the resource, time to say yes, time to play your part ! Lets not waste our days, energy, gifts or talents by staying in the place of indecision. Our wondering leads to our wandering but our commitment begins a new chapter! Today start something that will move you...

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SELAH – Stop Waiting…

Sometimes we hold off making decisions in life because we feel we need more affirmation or 'a word'!  We wait and wait for outward signs when all the time we have an inward voice nudging & whispering instruction to us. Sometimes in my life I have found God will give me that outward confirmation before I move forward but most of the time He speaks, as I move forward. He wants to steer my willingness and guide my obedience! Gods...

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Never grow weary of doing good…

I don't know who took this photo but I guess its was mid one of the many preaching sessions this weekend. And as I look at this and think about the honor I have of opening the word around the world, I get very emotional about it and overwhelmed at the way God uses our simple obedience for incredible purposes. I had the immense privilege of leading over 500 people to Jesus this weekend and each alter call had me...

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Go PAX!

Nothing thrilled my heart more than seeing Pax (my buddy's @JenDerweerdt boy) start to take some steps this last week. Let this picture encourage you today. Pax fights every day for things most children his age just take for granted. He has to push through much resistance to just speak or try to walk. He has to accept the help of this frame to hold him as he steps out. I think of Pax often and how much he teaches my heart....

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Charlotte at LIFE Today

I recently visited 'LIFE Today' with Betty and James Robison, talking about Turnaround God. Watch the video below. https://vimeo.com/92127910...

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Breathe: new devotional

Inhale Truth – Exhale Life

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