Full Archive - Word For Today

Are you pressing ‘on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called [you]’ (Philippians 3:14 NIV 2011 Edition), or have you ‘settled’ along the way? God made a pact with Abraham - one that continues to influence the modern world. A lesser-known fact is that years earlier Abraham’s...

Not only does God go ahead of you, the Bible says He’s ‘your rear guard’. One author writes: ‘In Israelite campaigns into the wilderness and across the Promised Land, soldiers had a vanguard and a rear guard. The vanguard was comprised of scouts who went ahead to explore…and suggest a plan to...

God wants you to succeed in life (see Joshua 1:8). And He will give you the tools, strategies, and relationships necessary for success. David started out as a lowly shepherd boy, but God made him King of Israel. The Bible says, ‘In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was...

When your thoughts, actions, and plans are approved by God, He’ll confirm it by giving you an inner ‘knowing’ (see 1 John 2:20). The Bible says: ‘Let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all...

For nine-year-old Keith Pulles, winterising the family swimming pool signalled the end of summer. He writes: ‘I watched glumly from the window as Dad opened a jug and started dumping chemicals into the pool. Then he got another jug and added more stuff. “That’s a lot of stuff to put into the...

A vendor at a state fair gave Mavis Gustafson Pigford a free Gideon Bible. She tucked it in her purse and forgot about it. Later as she walked along, a car pulled up, the driver pointed a gun and told her to get in. She writes: ‘I did as he said. He pulled over and tried to force me down on the...

When Wilda Lahmann’s husband woke in the wee hours of the morning gasping for air and clutching his chest, there wasn’t time to wait for an ambulance. She got him into the car and he slumped against the door. She writes: ‘Fifteen miles to the hospital…we’re not gonna make it. Please send help,...

One of the dangers in praying is not expecting God to answer. The Bible says, ‘Without faith no one can please God. We must believe…God is real and…he rewards everyone who searches for him’ (Hebrews 11:6 CEV). The only currency God trades in is faith, and ‘faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by...

Twelve bees were placed in a jar in a darkened room. A light was beamed onto the bottom of the jar, and then the lid removed. Instinctively, the bees flew towards the light and couldn’t escape. So they died trying to buzz their way through the bottom of the jar. Next the researchers took twelve...

When you see signs of adolescence in your child, it’s time to talk with them. As the parent of a preteen, your task is similar to that of a football coach who’s trained his team all through the late summer and early autumn. Now the first game is about to occur, when direct coaching is not going...